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Visiting Expert Program

The ASLMS Visiting Expert Program matches laser and energy-based device experts with educational institutions to provide lectures on cutting-edge research, device innovations, best practices, complications and safety.

Benefits of Participation


  • At no cost to the institution, add a laser and energy-based device teaching segment to their curriculum

Visiting Expert:

  • Opportunity to enhance curriculum vitae and further build respect and recognition as a renowned, go-to leader on lasers and energy-based devices


  • Gain knowledge and learn valuable perspectives
  • Acquire skills that when implemented will result in improved clinical endpoints
  • Leave the lecture inspired to build their professional network and complete additional coursework to improve post-graduation outcomes

Criteria to Participate

Institution / Host of the Visiting Expert must do the following:

  • Complete and submit the Institution / Host Application, Host Agreement and Release of Liability forms to the ASLMS (ASLMS to work with institution)
  • Send a request for the lecturer to ASLMS. The Society will refer you to an expert that resides in your area or can virtually present the agreed upon topics.
  • Secure with the Visiting Expert a date and time for the lecture
  • With the Visiting Expert, agree on the number of lecture attendees, maximum and minimum
  • Coordinate onsite logistics
  • Promote the dates and times of the lecture
  • If lecture is onsite, if requested, assist the Visiting Expert in identifying transportation and lodging, and provide site details and paperwork
  • If lecture is virtual, provide platform, links, and supporting technical details
  • Provide host site details and paperwork to the Visiting Expert
  • Copy ASLMS on all correspondence with the Visiting Expert
  • Prepare Visiting Expert critique forms for students and the institution to complete and submit to ASLMS
  • Include on the critique forms an information release statement
  • Submit a final report and critiques to ASLMS to share in Society communications

Request a Visiting Expert

Application to Request an ASLMS Visiting Expert

Institution Release Form

Participating Visiting Experts

  • Mathew Avram, MD, JD
  • Eric Bernstein, MD, MSE
  • Brian Biesman, MD
  • Henry Chan, MD, PhD, FRCP
  • Paul Friedman, MD
  • Omar Ibrahimi, MD, PhD
  • Kristen Kelly, MD
  • Kachiu Lee, MD, MPH
  • Dieter Manstein, MD, PhD
  • Arisa Ortiz, MD
  • Thomas Rohrer, MD
  • E. Victor Ross, MD
  • Petra Wilder-Smith, DDS, PhD

A Visiting Expert must be:

  • An ASLMS member in good standing (non-student)
  • At least two years out of formal training or a minimum of one year after fellowship and have teaching and leadership experience
  • Willing to provide ASLMS with documentation that proves the Visiting Expert holds a current academic appointment at an accredited university
  • A recognized ASLMS Conference/Course speaker within the last 5 years
  • In agreement with and willing to sign and submit a Release of Liability form to ASLMS
  • Recognized by peers as an expert in the specialty topic on which their lecture is focused
  • Willing to submit a complete application that includes a list of references and a condensed Curriculum Vitae
  • Willing to approve of ASLMS posting their biography and picture on the Visiting Expert page of the ASLMS website
  • Willing to include in their presentation ASLMS prepared components (ASLMS branded slides, ASLMS member benefits slides)
  • If applicable (a clinician), board certified by a recognized American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) member board in the programs in which they speak

Become a Visiting Expert

Application to Become an ASLMS Visiting Expert

Visiting Expert Program Release Form

Download the Early Career Network Presentation

Additional Information

Please contact us with any questions or concerns.


The American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, Inc. 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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