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Awards

Each year at the Annual Conference, a number of prestigious awards are presented to individuals whose achievements have made a significant contribution to the field of lasers and energy-based devices for medicine. The award recipients are chosen from a pool of nominations.

Nominations for honorary awards are being accepted until August 31

Please take a few minutes to nominate a deserving individual for one of these awards.


Dr. Horace Furumoto Innovations Professional Development Awards

Distinguished Contributor Award This award was established in 2007 by Candela Corporation, Cynosure, and DEKA to recognize an individual who has played a significant role in industry with multiple accomplishments. It is given in memory of the genius, leadership, and commitment of Dr. Horace Furumoto. Learn More

Young Investigator Award This award was established in 2007 by Candela Corporation, Cynosure, and DEKA to recognize and encourage the development of future technology innovators and leaders. It is given in memory of the genius, leadership, and commitment of Dr. Horace Furumoto. Learn More


Caroline and William Mark Memorial Award

This award was established in 1982 to recognize individuals for their accomplishments in either the research or clinical field, based on their lifetime contribution to laser technology. It is given in memory of Caroline and William Mark, who were pivotal in the formation of The American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery. Learn More


Leon Goldman Memorial Award

This award was established in 1998 to recognize a practicing physician whose career demonstrates excellence in clinical research, patient care, or education, related to medical lasers. It is given in memory of the many contributions of Leon Goldman, MD, the “Father of Laser Medicine.”  Learn More


Ellet H. Drake Memorial Award

This award was established in 1995 to recognize a practicing physician who has contributed to innovative laser procedures and/or laser products for medicine. It is given in memory of Ellet Drake, MD, co-founder of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery. Learn More


Excellence in Laser Nursing/Allied Health Award

This award was established in 1991 to recognize outstanding nursing and allied health contributions to ASLMS and the advancement of joint practice in laser medicine and surgery. It is given in recognition of candidates who have promoted laser nursing in medicine through demonstrated expertise, consistent professional conduct, and exceptional standards of practice. Learn More

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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