Early Career Track

For those in training or just starting out, all conference sessions are available for you to attend; however, the following are suggested must-attend sessions and events! 


Fundamentals of Lasers for Clinical Applications (pre-conference)

Date | Time:  April 12, 2023 | 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Course Directors:  Fernanda H. Sakamoto MD, PhD, Zeina Tannous, MD

Through this comprehensive full-day course, participants will better understand the biophysics of lasers and energy-based devices and will be prepared to apply this understanding to patient care. Understand the principles of laser-tissue interactions and safe practices, learn about laser therapeutic and warning endpoints, choose the appropriate technology for the treatment of different medical conditions, and learn best practices using lasers.


Mini Introduction to Lasers Workshop

Date | Time:  April 15, 2023 | 7:00 AM - 7:45 PM
Course Directors:  H. Ray Jalian, MD; Nazanin Saedi, MD

In this high-yield, condensed introduction course, participants will be provided with the building blocks of lasers and energy-based devices. Understand the interaction between tissue and lasers/devices that lead to inappropriate use and outcomes and learn how to select the appropriate laser or device in different clinical settings that include pigmented lesions, tattoos, vascular lesions, and skin rejuvenation.


Early Career Clinical Pearls

Date | Time:  April 15, 2023 | 10:30 AM - 11:15 PM
Course Directors:  Thomas Rohrer, MD, Gary Lask, MD

In this session, early career participants can increase their knowledge of clinical endpoints on various devices and understand the versatility of devices as a guide in choosing the best devices to purchase when starting a practice. Gain insight on how to stay academic and get involved in research. 


Ask Me Anything Sessions

Listen to and participate in an energetic open questions and answers discussion. Inquiries to the session hosts may focus on devices, clinical approaches, and personal recommendations for practice.

Friday, April 14

  • 9:10 AM - 9:28 AM - Macrene Alexiades, MD, PhD
  • 9:50 AM - 10:08 AM - Anne Chapas, MD
  • 2:50 PM - 3:08 PM - Jason Pozner, MD

Saturday, April 15

  • 9:50 AM - 10:08 AM - Suzanne Kilmer, MD
  • 12:50 PM - 1:08 PM - Michael Gold, MD; Bruce Katz, MD; Neil Sadick, MD

Early Career / Leadership Networking Reception

Date | Time:  Saturday, April 15, 2023 | 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM 

Take some time to relax and network after a full day of educational sessions. This is the place for students, residents, fellows, and those starting in their careers to meet and build relationships with peers and luminaries. Enjoy complimentary light hors d'oeuvres and beverages. All attendees are welcome!


Early Career Abstract Session

Date | Time:  Sunday, April 16, 2023 | 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Section Chairs:  Murad Alam, MD, MSCI, MBA; Oge C. Onwudiwe, MD; Aria Vazirnia, MD, MAS

This session will educate the participants on novel uses and applications of laser and light based devices in surgery and medicine, and highlight the latest basic science and clinical research performed by Early Career clinicians and scientists. 

While these are our suggested sessions/events to attend, there is so much more! View the full program.