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The ASLMS Online Learning Center features courses presented by leaders in the field of lasers and energy-based medicine. Learn from the experts and get the training you need, on your schedule.

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Fundamentals of Lasers and Energy-Based Devices in Healthcare - 2021 Series

The Fundamentals of Lasers and Energy-Based Devices in Healthcare is a foundational course series presented by top experts in the field. In 2021, the series is focused on dermatologic applications.

Through the series, you will become familiar with a broad array of lasers and energy-based devices used and learn how to determine the appropriate technology for specific clinical procedures. Speakers cover the safety risks to providers and patients associated with lasers and related technology.

Available through the ASLMS Online Learning Center, each lecture will be a live webinar. The webinar features a pre-recorded lecture and then the presenter will be available for a live Q&A. Following the live webinar, each lecture will be made available on-demand.

To build a solid knowledge base of the applications of lasers and energy-based devices in dermatology, start with the Introduction to Lasers Course (available free to all ASLMS members), then complete the fundamentals series throughout the year. If you are new to lasers and energy-based devices, or are simply interested in learning more, this fundamentals series is essential for your professional development.

More information coming soon. 


Introduction to Lasers (Non-CME)

For those new to lasers in health care, this course is essential to provide a basic understanding of lasers and other light energy-based technology and their use in clinical aesthetic applications. Learn the biophysics of lasers and other light devices and their interaction and implications on human tissue. Participants will become familiar with a broad array of lasers and light-based devices used in the provision of health care procedures and be capable of determining which laser and/or light-based technology is most appropriately used for particular clinical procedures. Learn the basics and be ready for the rest.

SPEAKERS: Arisa E. Ortiz, MD; E. Victor Ross, MD; Fernanda H. Sakamoto, MD, PhD
COST: Free for ASLMS Members


Understanding the Basic Principles of Photobiomodulation Therapy for Effective Clinical Application (Non-CME)

Photobiomodulation Therapy (PBMT) is a rapidly expanding, photonic based medical treatment that has wide application in many medical, dental and veterinary specialties. For clinicians and researchers new to PBMT, there are many fundamental questions about this therapy. Some of these questions include: 

  • What is the underlying mechanistic basis for how Photobiomodulation (PBM) affects cells, tissues and organisms?
  • What are the clinical applications?
  • What determines the best wavelength for different applications?
  • What is known about optimal dosing parameters for different applications?
  • Are there any differences between PBMT and low level light therapy (LLLT)?

The objective of this course will be to answer these questions and provide state-of-the-art knowledge about all aspects of PBM and PBMT. This course is appropriate for students, researchers, and clinicians who are interested in basic research in PBM or use of PBMT in their practice. Since PBMT can be effective in a wide range of injuries and diseases, clinicians from many specialties could benefit from this course. Of particular note are the emerging applications in dermatologic applications. 

SPEAKER: Juanita J. Anders, PhD 
COST: Free for ASLMS Members


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