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International Resources

ASLMS members represent more than 60 countries and specialize in all aspects of laser medicine. Their knowledge of laser medicine in their home region, along with understanding how terminology is applied in their language, has been embraced to create resources so that students, providers, and faculty can clearly communicate.

The International Affairs Committee and Ambassadors worked together to foster collaborations with other international non-profit organizations and societies. Their efforts enabled the exchange of knowledge and expertise by developing joint international resources. 

ASLMS is excited to announce two new resources for international members and providers. 

travis-taryn-aslms-quoteThe Introductions to Lasers course is an important foundational resource for any clinician interested in using lasers in their practice. Translating this course, as well as a list of key terms used in laser surgery and medicine, broadens access to those seeking education from ASLMS whose first language may not be English. We aim to continue building upon these important resources, including more languages over time."

Taryn Travis, MD, FACS
2023-24 International Affairs Committee Chair


Laser Medical Terms

This resource was developed by providers in the industry, and includes terms for treatments, devices, and indications to promote clear discussions in an academic setting and encourage safe laser use.  

Laser Medical Terms are currently available in:

  • English
  • Spanish
  • German
  • Mandarin Chinese
  • Japanese
  • Korean 


Laser Medical Term Translations

Do you want to add a language to this resource? Contact to offer your support.

Introduction to Lasers Online Course

In this high-yield, condensed introduction course, participants will be provided with the building blocks of lasers and energy-based devices. Understand the interaction between tissue and lasers/devices that lead to inappropriate use and outcomes and learn how to select the appropriate laser or device in different clinical settings, including pigmented lesions, tattoos, vascular lesions, and skin rejuvenation.


Available Languages

This resource is available to members at no cost and available to non‑members for a small fee.


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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