ASLMS 2022

Abstracts, Case Studies, White Papers and Course Proposals

Review the information below, then select the appropriate submission button to begin your submission. Additional guidelines will be provided within the submission portal.

If you have questions regarding the submission process, contact abstracts@aslms.org

Key Submission Dates*

  • Course Proposals | SEP 13 - OCT 11, 2021
  • Abstracts | SEP 13, 2021 - JAN 9, 2022
  • Presenting Author Educational Scholarships | SEP 13, 2021 - JAN 9, 2022

All abstracts and case studies are due January 9, 2022. There is no late-breaking abstract submission deadline this year.  

*Dates subject to change.


Course Proposal Deadlines and Details

Course Proposals | SEP 13 - OCT 11, 2021

New for 2022, ASLMS is hosting an open call for workshop proposals.  These are educational activities that are offered as part of the Annual Conference.  All workshops are 1 hour 30 minutes, and both CME and non-CME sessions are available.

Before you start the submission process, have the following information ready:

  • Instructional format type
  • Suggested faculty and topics (up to 4 including course director)
  • Number of presentations
  • Educational objectives and gaps being met

Tips: Take a look at the submission form before you jump in. Please note, all fields are required, but you can save and review before your final submission. 

Submit no later than October 11 to be considered! 


Abstract Deadlines and Details

Abstracts | SEP 13, 2021 - JAN 9, 2022
Presenting Author Educational Scholarship | SEP 13, 2021 - JAN 9, 2022 

  • 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.
  • The Nursing/Allied Health Category will accept case study and/or abstract study submissions. There are separate submission forms.
  • ALL Presenting and Co-Authors must submit their disclosures prior to the indicated submission deadline.
    • Upon entry of the submission, the submitter will select "save and edit later."
    • At that time, all authors will be notified via email of the pending submission and the requirement to submit disclosures prior to deadline.
    • The email notification will contain a link for each author to log in to the ASLMS Disclosure Page to complete the disclosure form.*
    • It is the responsibility of the presenting author to make sure all authors indicated on the abstract submit disclosure. 

    * Please note that the disclosures should reflect 2022 ACCME guidelines. This includes 24 months of all relationships, not just potential conflicts, and no longer requires spouse information. Details are available on the ASLMS disclosure page. 

Submission Options and Guidelines

SUBMISSION CATEGORIES

The ASLMS accepts abstracts from any specialty. Click on the category link below to view additional information and a list of suggested subtopics for submission. When you submit your abstract, you will be asked to indicate the subtopic.

ABSTRACT GUIDELINES

Speakers are requested to attend in-person. However, if there are circumstances beyond your control that prevent traveling to the conference, the program chairs will review exceptions.


Reasons to Submit an Abstract

  • The ASLMS Annual Conference is the world’s most prestigious gathering of medical laser and related technology professionals.
  • Approximately 70% of submitted abstracts will be selected for oral and/or ePoster presentations.
  • Accepted abstracts and case studies 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 in the Lasers in Surgery and Medicine abstract issueA limited number of ePosters will be selected for presentation within the ePoster Town Hall.
  • Awards are given for best abstract or case study in each category (qualifications may apply). See below.


Abstract & Case Study Awards

BEST OVERALL BASIC SCIENCE ABSTRACT AWARD

  • Abstracts from each category are nominated by Section Chairs.
  • Nominee must submit an ePoster to accompany the abstract.
  • Abstracts and ePosters are reviewed by the Awards Review Committee and final awardee is selected.
  • Winner receives $1,000 honoraria, generously funded by Candela, and recognition.

DR. RICHARD E. FITZPATRICK CLINICAL RESEARCH AND INNOVATIONS (BEST OVERALL CLINICAL) ABSTRACT AWARD

  • Abstracts from each category are nominated by Section Chairs.
  • Nominee must submit an ePoster to accompany the abstract.
  • Abstracts and ePosters are reviewed by the Awards Review Committee and final awardee is selected.
  • Winner receives $1,000 honoraria, generously funded through the Fitzpatrick Foundation, and recognition.

BEST OF SESSION ABSTRACT / CASE STUDY AWARDS

  • Abstracts / Case Studies are nominated by Section Chairs for each category.
  • Winner receives $150 honoraria and recognition.

OUTSTANDING EARLY CAREER ABSTRACT AWARDS

  • Abstracts are nominated by Early Career Session Section Chair(s).
  • Winner receives $150 honoraria and recognition.

WOMEN IN ENERGY-BASED DEVICES EARLY CAREER DEVELOPMENT AWARD

  • This award is given in recognition of a high-quality abstract study 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 this 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
    • Educate ASLMS members about gender-bias
    • Encourage young women to choose STEM careers especially those involving energy-based technologies
  • The selected awardee will receive a $500 honoraria and recognition. The award will be given during the Celebration of ASLMS Women in Energy-Based Devices Event.

Presenting Author Educational Scholarships

Up to $1,000 (USD) for qualifying applicants

Educational scholarships are available for select student, resident or fellow abstract presenting authors and Nursing/Allied Health presenting authors. View the requirements by selecting an item below. The submission form will be accessible within the abstract submission process.

In order to qualify for an ASLMS Abstract Presenting Author Educational Scholarship or Peggy Nowell, RN Educational Scholarship, you must first submit an abstract or case study. After submitting, you will be able to select the abstract(s) or case study(ies) for which you wish to link the scholarship application.

 
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