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Special Events & Awards

In addition to the educational programming, we offer a number of ways to engage and connect with the ASLMS community while at the conference.

Celebration of ASLMS Women in Energy-Based Devices NEW DAY

Thursday, April 6 | 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM | 28 C/D/E
Sponsored by Solta Medical, a division of Valeant Pharmaceuticals

Join us for an evening of networking and inspiration, with a focus on women from all specialties involved in ASLMS, which includes scientists, clinicians, allied health practitioners and women in the energy-based device industry. For 2017, the Celebration will highlight international humanitarian efforts. R. Rox Anderson, MD, is the featured speaker. Following his talk, Dr. Anderson will join Fernanda Sakamoto, MD, PhD; Jill Waibel, MD and special guest, Kim Phuc in a Q&A session. The evening will proceed with an expert panel offering industry, scientific and clinical perspectives. Attendees can enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres, bar/beverages and networking with peers and luminaries. See the event schedule.

The ASLMS Leadership, Mentorship & Public Advocacy for Women in Medical Science Award will also be presented. This award will honor Jill S. Waibel, MD, as an individual who has significantly promoted the professional development of women in specialties using lasers and/or energy-based devices through teaching, mentoring, organizational leadership, or public advocacy. Learn more about the award.

Learn more about the ASLMS Women in Energy-Based Devices group.


R. Rox Anderson, MD


Fernanda Sakamoto, MD, PhD


Jill Waibel, MD


Kim Phuc

Plenary Session

Friday, April 7 | 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM | Hall F
Keynote speaker sponsored by Lumenis

Join the current ASLMS President for a conference welcome and Presidential address, introduction of the Program Directors, presidential citations and award recipient announcments, and presentations by this year’s speakers.

We are honored to have Phan Thi Kim Phuc as our keynote speaker at ASLMS 2017! Bo Chen, PhD, recipient of the Dr. Horace Furumoto Innovations Professional Development Young Investigator Award, is our special speaker. 


Kim Phuc


Bo Chen, PhD

2017 Business Meeting Agenda

Friday, April 7 | 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM Pacific | Hall F, San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, CA

  1. Call to Order – Kristen M. Kelly, MD
  2. Additions to the Agenda – Kristen M. Kelly, MD
  3. Approval of Minutes of April 1, 2016 Business Meeting – Kristen M. Kelly, MD
  4. Treasurer’s Report – E. Victor Ross, MD
  5. Secretary’s Report – Suzanne L. Kilmer, MD
  6. Election Results – Kristen M. Kelly, MD
  7. New Business – Kristen M. Kelly, MD
  8. Introduction of Mathew Avram, MD, JD, President-Elect
  9. Motion to Adjourn – Kristen M. Kelly, MD

In the Spotlight NEW EVENT

Friday, April 7 | 9:00 AM - 9:20 AM | Hall D | Allergan
Friday, April 7 | 2:00 PM - 2:20 PM | Hall D | Perigee Medical, LLC
Friday, April 7 | 3:30 PM - 3:50 PM | Hall D | Solta Medical
Friday, April 7 | 4:00 PM - 4:20 PM | Hall D | Solta Medical
Friday, April 7 | 4:30 PM - 4:50 PM | Hall D | Syneron Candela
Saturday, April 8 | 9:00 AM - 9:20 AM | Hall D | Merz North America
Saturday, April 8 | 9:30 AM - 9:50 AM | Hall D | Perigee Medical, LLC

Attend one of the 20-minute exhibitor presentations / question and answer sessions to gather product “how to” information from industry leaders and experts.

Ask Me Anything TWO DAYS

Friday, April 7 | 3:10 PM - 3:30 PM | Hall D | Robert A. Weiss, MD and Tina S. Alster, MD
Saturday, April 8 | 3:10 PM - 3:30 PM | Hall D | Eric F. Bernstein, MD, MSE and Suzanne L. Kilmer, MD

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


Robert A. Weiss, MD


Tina S. Alster, MD


Eric F. Bernstein, MD, MSE


Suzanne L. Kilmer, MD

Tech Connect

Friday, April 7 | 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM | Hall F
Sponsored by Aerolase, Thermi, Zeltiq Aesthetic, Inc., Lutronic, Inc., Merz Aesthetics, and Solta Medical, a division of Valeant Pharmaceuticals

This non-CME session will feature a group of experts each discussing their personal procedural and device preference, what works and how and why devices/techniques are used. Learn More

Exhibitor Reception / Silent Auction with “A Tribute to Fitz”

Saturday, April 8 | 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM | Halls D/E

Come grab a bite to eat and a beverage. It's your last opportunity to visit the exhibit booths and mingle with the exhibitors before they close and head home.

In addition to the Exhibitor Reception, ASLMS will host its 12th annual Silent Auction to support research grants. Stop by for your last chance to bid on some fantastic items and catch a special tribute to Richard Fitzpatrick, MD. Bidding closes at 6:30 PM followed by announcement of the winners.


Richard Fitzpatrick. MD

Early Career Reception

Saturday, April 8 | 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM | Hilton Elevation Room

This special reception offers our students and early career attendees the opportunity to network and build professional relationships with colleagues. The reception is open to all students, residents, fellows-in-training, PhD candidates, and scientists and physicians 10 years or less post-graduation. Attendees can enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres, bar/beverages and share excellent conversation with peers.

Learn more about the ASLMS Early Career Network.

ASLMS 2017 Greatest Hits – In Case You Missed It…

Sunday, April 9 | 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM | Hall F

This special CME session will review key highlights selected by the Section Chairs and Course Directors of the main conference abstract sessions and educational programs. This one-hour session will provide an overview of the key messages and recognize some of the most intriguing contributions. This is the perfect opportunity to gain valuable insight about the sessions you may not have been able to attend. Learn More

Awards and Citations

Each year at the Annual Conference, several prestigious awards and presidential citations are presented to individuals whose achievements have made a significant contribution to the field of lasers and energy-based devices for medicine. Several award winners deliver presentations during designated sessions. In addition, we will be offering best awards for each abstract category and outstanding abstract awards for the Early Career Abstract Session.

The American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery is the world’s largest scientific organization dedicated to promoting research, education and high standards of clinical care in the field of medical laser applications. It provides a forum for the exchange of scientific information and participation in communicating the latest developments in laser medicine and surgery to clinicians, research investigators, government and regulatory agencies, and the public.

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