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Abstracts

ASLMS members can access the LSM Journal to see abstracts and ePosters from ASLMS 2018. Learn More


Abstract submission has now ended for the 2019 Annual Conference. Thank you!

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.


Why submit an abstract?

  • The ASLMS Annual Conference is the world’s most prestigious gathering of medical laser and related technology professionals!
  • Approximately 70% of first-deadline submitted abstracts will be selected for oral and/or ePoster presentations.
  • Accepted abstracts are published in a special, online-only edition of 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 24 ePoster submissions, or abstracts referred to ePoster, will have the opportunity to give an oral presentation at the new 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 not be able to, or do not want to present your work orally, please email nicole@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.

New for 2019 - ASLMS Women in Energy-Based Devices Committee Early Career Development Award

  • This award is given in recognition of a high-quality abstract study, submitted by the initial abstract deadline, by an Early Career author and accepted to an abstract session for the current ASLMS Annual Conference.
    • The ASLMS Central Office will notify qualifying, accepted abstract authors when application forms for the ASLMS Women In Energy-Based Devices Committee Early Career Development Award are available and details of the submission process.
  • Either a characteristic of the clinical/research team or an experience during the study must exemplify at least 2 or more goals of the ASLMS Women in Energy-Based Devices Committee:
    • Highlight the excellence of women involved in ASLMS
    • Address the challenges women may confront in academic and other professional settings
    • Advance networking and training opportunities for ASLMS women
    • Educate ASLMS members about gender-bias
    • Encourage young women to choose STEM careers especially those involving energy-based technologies
  • The selected awardee will receive an award plaque and $500. The award will be given during the Celebration of ASLMS Women in Energy-Based Devices Event.
*Late breaking abstract submissions do not qualify for awards*

 

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