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Government Communication and Education

FDA Updates

The ASLMS has been collaborating with the FDA for years to provide educational meetings at the FDA. The goal of the meetings is to provide an unbiased educational forum and two-way exchange of information about lasers and related technology and the challenges of bringing technology forward. 


  • October 2017 ASLMS FDA Update

    Nov 02, 2017
    Update from the October 31, 2017 teleconference session.
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  • 2017 ASLMS FDA Update

    Apr 13, 2017
    Update from the March 9, 2017 teleconference session.
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  • 2016 ASLMS FDA Update

    Oct 27, 2016
    Update from the October 13, 2016 teleconference session.
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  • 2015 ASLMS FDA Update

    Dec 03, 2015
    Update from the November 2, 2015 and November 16, 2015 teleconference sessions.
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Advocacy and Public Policy

  • Public Policy Update 2018

    Mar 19, 2018
    Public Policy Update Reports from the ASLMS Board of Directors Meetings
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  • AIMBE Showcases MBE Technology on Capitol Hill

    May 11, 2017
    AIMBE BioMedical Technology Exhibition
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  • Public Policy Update 2017

    Apr 13, 2017
    Public Policy Update Reports from the ASLMS Board of Directors Meetings
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  • Public Policy Update 2016

    Sep 01, 2016
    A meeting of Patients/Physicians United for Laser Safety and Efficacy Coalition (PULSE) was held in May, 2016 to discuss the development of a model bill relative to laser supervision.
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Read how ASLMS and its members advocate for safe use of lasers and related energy devices.

Letter: Cosmetic Medical Procedures (pdf)
Estheticians Use of Lasers (pdf)
Counterfeit Medical Devices (pdf)
What Principles and Regulations Govern Non-Physician Use of Lasers? (pdf)

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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