ASLMS is the world's largest professional organization dedicated to promoting excellence in patient care by advancing laser applications and related technologies. Many members believe the professional growth and networking opportunities available through the society are invaluable.
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Dr. Kristen Kelly reflects on ASLMS and the mentorship she received
I attended my first ASLMS meeting in San Diego in 1998. I presented a multi-center study in the Cutaneous session. At the time, the audience seemed quite large. Ken Arndt and Jeff Dover were running the session and helped me feel welcome on the podium. My mentor for the project was J. Stuart Nelson and working on this project allowed me to work with other prominent laser surgeons including Gary Lask and Roy Geronemus. I loved the meeting and the science that was presented. I made sure to ask questions and to attend the events so I could interact with some of the leadership. Each year after 1998, I became a little more involved in the Society until last year when I had the honor of serving as the Society president. The ASLMS has given me many opportunities and has provided me mentors and colleagues that I consult throughout the year. My career would not be the same without the ASLMS.
Membership Categories and Rates
Associate – Any scientist, engineer, physician, other health care professional, or any individual who is qualified and duly licensed to engage in independent clinical practice and is qualified and recognized in his or her respective field. Or, any individual who is recognized as being significantly involved with the laser industry.
- $295 (U.S.) - Physician/Industry
- $160 (U.S.) - Scientist
- $115 (U.S.) - Nursing/Allied Health
Early Career Membership
2nd Year Post Graduate – If you have completed your training in the last two years.
- $197 (U.S.) - Physician/Industry
- $107 (U.S.) - Scientist
- $77 (U.S.) - Nursing/Allied Health
1st Year Post Graduate – If you have completed your training in the last year.
- $98 (U.S.) - Physician/Industry
- $53 (U.S.) - Scientist
- $38 (U.S.) - Nursing/Allied Health
Graduate Student – Any scientist, engineer, physician, or health care professional who has earned a bachelor’s degree, and is pursuing further education in science, engineering, biology, medicine, surgery or other related discipline.
Undergraduate Student – Any student who is seeking an undergraduate degree at an accredited educational institution. This class is non-voting.
New for 2017 - to encourage membership in lower income economies where the dues level may inhibit people from joining, ASLMS now offers individuals residing in countries defined by the World Bank as low income or lower- middle income economies a reduction in dues. Dues rates are indicated on the online application.
Fellow – Associates who qualify by their activities and who have been Associates in good standing for a period specified by the Board of Directors. Fellow status is renewed every three (3) years.
Lifetime Associate – An Associate Fellow in good standing, who by reason of physical infirmity is unable to continue in scientific, biological, or medical practice or who has retired from industry, scientific, biological or medical practice who has submitted a written request to the Secretary and received approval from the Board of Directors.
Honorary Member – An Associate Fellow of outstanding attainment recommended by the Board of Directors and elected by the general membership. Honorary members may not vote or serve on a committee.