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CME Credit for LSM Manuscript Review

Accreditation Statement

The American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, Inc. (ASLMS) is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

As an accredited provider, the ASLMS may award AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ for the review of manuscripts submitted for possible publication in Lasers in Surgery and Medicine (LSM), which is the official Journal of the Society and published by Wiley-Blackwell.

Dates of Activity:

January 1, 2022 - December 31, 2022

Manuscript Review for CME Activity Overview

ASLMS awards AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ for reviewing manuscripts. Only reviews received on time and judged to be satisfactory by the Editor-­in-­Chief will be eligible for CME credit.

Features most important to the quality of manuscript review include: adherence to reviewer guidelines, accuracy, specificity, completeness, usefulness of recommendations, internal consistency, tone and mindfulness of the needs of the biomedical and biophotonics communities.

The granting of American Medical Association (AMA) Physician Recognition Award (PRA) Category 1 Continuing Medical Education (CME) credit for the Lasers in Surgery and Medicine journal (LSM) manuscript review process emphasizes the education benefit reviewers (as learners) receive by participating in the manuscript review process.  

There is no limit to the number of manuscripts a physician may review. However, the AMA stipulates that a limit of 15 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ for journal manuscript reviews can be used toward the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award per year. Therefore, the ASLMS has adopted a limit of awarding 15 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ per year per individual reviewer for manuscript review.

To obtain CME credit for manuscript review, reviewers must indicate a request for credit on the provided reviewer form and complete their reviews in a timely manner. Reviewers must acknowledge commercial support (if applicable) and financial interests, arrangements, or affiliations with any commercial entity that may have a direct or indirect interest in the content of manuscripts submitted to LSM.

Credit Designation Statement

The ASLMS designates this manuscript review activity for a maximum of 15.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Learning Objectives 

Participation in Journal Manuscript Review for CME:

  • Discuss the results of basic and clinical laser and energy-based devices research underway, relevant to my area of practice.
  • Describe new models and methods used in the field of laser and energy-based devices.
  • Cite ways in which new research data and methods may influence my research and/or practice. Outline prospective advancements in the field of lasers and energy-based devices applicable to my practice.

  Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships




Amy Rauman No Relationships to Disclose Planner/manager
Lisa Dums
No Relationships to Disclose Planner/manager
Brian J.F. Wong, MD, PhD No Relationships to Disclose Editor-in-Chief 
Michelle Morrison No Relationships to Disclose Planner/manager
Carlye Armstrong  No Relationships to Disclose  Planner/manager
Melissa Marick No Relationships to Disclose   Planner/manager
All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated.



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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