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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.

Member Benefits

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Application Details

  • The application deadline is the 15th of each month for review by the Vice President. Upon acceptance, the membership is effective the 1st of the following month.
  • Electronic applications are preferred and should be completed using Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox web browsers.
  • If you apply online, you will be prompted to establish an account prior to submitting the membership application.
  • Please complete all parts of the application.  Fill in "None" or "Inapplicable" when appropriate. Use the "Submit by E-mail" button on online applications.  Applications sent via fax and mail are acceptable.
  • All properly filed applications will be reviewed and evaluated by the Vice President. The Vice President will either approve each application or refer it to the Board of Directors for consideration.
  • If the Board of Directors denies membership to an applicant, or if the membership is approved in a class other than the class applied for, the applicant may request that the Board of Directors reconsider its decision in the manner set forth in the Board Policies.
  • After your application has been reviewed and approved by the ASLMS Vice President, you will be sent a new member letter and membership certificate.
  • All applicants for membership and all members in the Society, as a condition of their application and as a continuing condition of membership, waive the right to make any claim, file any suit or take any legal action against the Society, its agents, members, officers, directors and committees, as described in the membership application and the Board policies.

Membership Categories and Rates

Standard Membership

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.

  • FREE

Undergraduate Student – Any student who is seeking an undergraduate degree at an accredited educational institution. This class is non-voting.

  • FREE

Other Memberships

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.

  • Associate Rates

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.

  • FREE

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.

  • FREE

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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