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Abstracts

ASLMS members can access abstracts and ePosters from ASLMS 2018. Learn More

You are invited to join the scientists, researchers, and clinicians who will present their work at the premier international meeting in the field of medical lasers and energy-based technologies.


2018 Abstract Deadlines

All Initial Abstracts | August 1 - November 5, 2017

  • Residents/Fellows/Early Career - Please submit to a main session category during this deadline. If not accepted to a main session, a secondary review for referral to an Early Career session will take place.
  • ALL Presenting and Co-Authors must submit their disclosures prior to the initial abstract deadline.
    • Upon abstract submission, ASLMS will initially notify all authors of the requirement and will send a reminder prior to deadline, but it would be the responsibility of the presenting author to make sure all authors indicated on the abstract submit disclosure.

Late Breaking Abstracts | NOW - February 4, 2018

  • ePoster only submissions will not be accepted.
  • ALL Presenting and Co-Authors must submit their disclosures prior to the late breaking abstract deadline.
    • Upon abstract submission, ASLMS will initially notify all authors of the requirement and will send a reminder prior to deadline, but it would be the responsibility of the presenting author to make sure all authors indicated on the abstract submit disclosure.

Why submit an abstract?

  • The ASLMS Annual Conference is the world’s most prestigious gathering of clinical laser and related technology professionals!
  • Approximately 250-300 abstracts will be selected for oral and/or ePoster presentations.
  • Accepted abstracts are published in Lasers in Surgery and Medicine, the internationally renowned journal of ASLMS.
  • Accepted ePosters are placed on electronic display at the conference and published on the ASLMS website following the conference for member-only viewing. A limited number of ePosters will be selected for presentation within the ePoster Town Hall.
  • Awards are given for best abstracts in specific sessions (qualifications may apply). See below.

Which Abstract Category Should I Submit To?

Click to expand each main category to see suggested sub-topics.

  • Clinical Applications - Cutaneous
    • Acne
    • Laser-Assisted Drug Delivery
    • Non-Invasive Body Contouring
    • Pigmented Lesions
    • Tattoos
    • Rejuvenation
    • Scars
    • Skin Cancer
    • Skin Tightening
    • Vascular
    • Photobiomodulation / Photodynamic Therapy / Laser Interstitial Thermal Therapy
    • Injectables (In combination with laser treatments)
    • Topicals (In combination with laser treatments)
    Please feel free to submit additional topics not listed that apply to this category.
  • Clinical Applications - Multi-Specialty
    • Cardiovascular
    • Chiropractic
    • Dental / Oral Surgery
    • ENT / Thoracic
    • Oncology
    • Ophthalmology
    • Physical Therapy / Rehabilitation
    • Photobiomodulation / Photodynamic Therapy / Laser Interstitial Thermal Therapy
    • Veterinary
    Please feel free to submit additional topics not listed that apply to this category
  • Basic Science & Translational Research
    • Laser-Assisted Drug Delivery
    • Laser-Tissue Interaction
    • Optical Imaging
    • New Technologies
    • Photobiomodulation / Photodynamic Therapy / Laser Interstitial Thermal Therapy
    Please feel free to submit additional topics not listed that apply to this category.
  • Nursing & Allied Health
    • Nursing/Allied Health professionals may either submit an abstract or case study for consideration in the Nursing/Allied Health Session.
    • Abstracts should be study/research focused, following the same rules/guidelines as standard abstract submissions.
    • Case Study submissions may be about new procedures, care of patients, or "how we do this in our office" type situations.

New ePoster Oral Presentation Opportunity and Early Career Abstract Submission Process

  • Submitting to ePoster only?
    • The top ePoster submissions, or abstracts referred to ePoster, will have the opportunity to give an oral presentation at the ePoster Town Hall Sessions.
    • Accepted ePosters are placed on electronic display at the Annual Conference and posted on the ASLMS website post-conference.
    • Late Breaking ePoster only submissions will not be accepted.
    If at the time of submission you already know that you will be unable, or do not want to present orally, please email jaya@aslms.org
  • What if I am an Early Career Submitter?
    • "Early Career" = Undergraduate students, graduate students, residents, interns, fellows-in-training, post-doctoral fellows, and associates up to 10 years postgraduate.
    • Early Career submitters must first submit their abstracts to a main presentation category (Basic Science, Cutaneous, Gynecology/Women's Health or Multi-Specialty) and indicate "YES" that the presenter qualifies for Early Career.
    • The designated abstracts will first be considered for presentation in the main session category they were submitted to. If not selected, the abstracts are then referred for a secondary review to the Early Career session or to ePoster.
    Learn more about Early Career.

Abstract Awards

Best Overall Basic Science and Translational Research Award

  • Abstracts are nominated by Section Chairs from each session.
  • Nominee must submit an ePoster to accompany the abstract.
  • Abstracts and ePosters are reviewed by Award Review Committee and final awardee selected.
  • Winner receives an Award plaque (sponsorship available).

Dr. Richard E. Fitzpatrick Clinical Research and Innovations (BEST OVERALL CLINICAL) Award

  • Abstracts are nominated by Section Chairs from each session.
  • Nominee must submit an ePoster to accompany the abstract.
  • Abstracts and ePosters are reviewed by Award Review Committee and final awardee selected.
  • Winner receives a $1,000 honoraria and an award plaque.

Best of Session Awards

  • Abstracts are nominated by Section Chairs for each abstract session.
  • Winners receive a $150 honoraria and an award plaque.

Outstanding Early Career Abstract Awards

  • Abstracts are nominated by Early Career Session Section Chair(s).
  • Winners receive a $150 honoraria and an award plaque.
*Late breaking abstract submissions do not qualify for awards*

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