Special Events & Awards
Aside from 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 | 6:45 PM - 8:15 PM | 28 C/D/E
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 humanitarian efforts in medicine. 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 three expert panels offering industry, scientific and clinical perspectives. Attendees can enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres, and 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 an individual (male or female) 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.
R. Rox Anderson, MD
Fernanda Sakamoto, MD, PhD
Jill Waibel, MD
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!
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
Friday, April 7 | 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM | Hall F
This non-CME session will feature a group of experts each discussing their personal procedural and device preference, what works and how/why devices/techniques are used.
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 the names 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, PhD candidates, and scientists and physicians 10 years or less post-graduation. Attendees can enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres, and bar/beverages and share excellent conversation with peers.
Learn more about the ASLMS Early Career Network.
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.