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Member Benefits

With an ASLMS membership, you have the resources to improve patient care, advance your career, help develop the next generation of leaders, and make valuable connections.

Improve Patient Care

Multidisciplinary Body of Knowledge

The ASLMS membership includes physicians and surgeons representing multiple medical specialties, nurses and allied health care professionals, scientists involved with product development, biomedical engineers, biologists, industry leaders and equipment manufacturers.

By continuously exchanging information across scientific, technological and medical disciplines, ASLMS members are often the first in their fields to hear about and try new laser and other energy-based procedures and treatments. This body of research is invaluable to enhancing patient care through innovative new techniques and technology.

Laser and Energy-Based Research Grants

ASLMS annually awards research projects designed to foster the development and use of lasers and other energy based technologies in medical and surgical applications. Since 2007, ASLMS has awarded over $2 million in research grants. 

Present Your Research

Members can submit a manuscript to the Society’s journal, Lasers in Surgery and Medicine or serve as an author or co-author of a paper presented at the Annual Conference.

Standards and Guidelines / Safety / Advocacy

The Society has taken the lead in establishing practice guidelines and safety standards for physician and non-physician use of lasers and related light-based technologies. ASLMS also has a leading role in government relations by providing in-service education and testifying before regulatory authorities, including the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Public Outreach

ASLMS disseminates public information about lasers and energy-based devices that enhance patient care. A board certified physician locator on the website allows consumers to locate the appropriate physician for their treatment.

Through the New Beginnings Tattoo Removal Program, board-certified ASLMS members have volunteered to remove radiation marks and sex trafficking tattoos free of charge for survivors so they can have the new beginning they deserve. 

Personally and professionally, my ASLMS membership has provided an opportunity to connect with other scientists, clinicians, allied health professionals and industry members. The diversity of the membership has led to important professional networks and collaborative efforts for grant funding and research. Building teams of basic scientists, engineers, clinicians, and industrial partners is essential for success in today’s competitive research environment. Juanita J. Anders, PhD | member since 1990


Advance Your Career

Subscription to Lasers in Surgery and Medicine (LSM)

Membership includes a subscription to Lasers in Surgery and Medicine, the Society’s official journal. LSM is the most prestigious and widely circulated peer reviewed scientific journal dedicated to basic and applied aspects of energy-based therapeutics and diagnostics. Learn more

Annual Conference

The Annual Conference of the Society is the largest conference on laser and related technologies for medicine held in the United States. The Annual Conference is where the latest discoveries in lasers and energy based medicine applications and research papers are presented. Learn from the best of the best about the latest laser and energy-based medicine technologies, techniques, protocols and applications. Members receive discounted registration fees.

YEAR-ROUND Access to Abstracts and e-Posters

Abstracts and ePosters from the Conference are published in a supplement issue of the LSM journal.


The annual Laser Aesthetics Course is designed for anyone who would like to have a deeper understanding of how lasers work and their use in clinical aesthetic applications. Members receive discounted registration fees.

ONLINE Learning center

The resources available through ASLMS Online Learning include courses, live webinars, professional resources and featured presentations. All content features leaders in the field of lasers and energy-based medicine. Many of the offerings are free to ASLMS members.

career center

The ASLMS Career Center is designed to build and advance the careers of its job seekers and provide highly qualified applicants to employers in the laser and energy-based medicine industry. ASLMS members receive discounts on job postings and preferred resume placement.


Members stay up-to-date on Society news with weekly enewsletters, social media, and the conference mobile app. Learn more


Promote your membership in the ASLMS by displaying the prestigious ASLMS name in your credentials and using the logo in your print and electronic communications. Members in good standing for a period of three (3) years can achieve ASLMS Fellow status.

Physician Locator

Board certified physician members of ASLMS can be located by the general public through our Physician Locator Service.


At each 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.

The Society has given me the valuable opportunity to network with and learn from over 700 nurses, physician assistants and other allied health professionals whose passions encompass clinical practice, research and education. Through this network, I found the support I needed to achieve outstanding patient care, learn about the newest cutting edge developments and become an active contributor to the Society. Mary Lisa Stoll, RN, BS | member since 2003


Develop the Next Generation of Energy-Based Technology Leaders

ASLMS offers students and early career professionals:

Free Membership

Undergraduate and graduate students, residents, fellows-in–training, and post-doctoral fellows can take advantage of a free automatic membership for the duration of their training and reduced conference registration and course fees. 1st and 2nd year post graduates receive reduced dues rates. 

early career network

The ASLMS Early Career Network aims to support those in training and at the start of their professional careers by building relationships and promoting involvement in ASLMS.  

Early Career Abstract Program

The Early Career Abstract Session at the Annual Conference provides student, residents, fellows to 10 years post graduate the opportunity to submit their research, both clinical and basic, to the abstract forum. A limited number of educational grants up to $1,000 are available to qualifying members each year to defray the travel and lodging costs for those whose abstracts are accepted for oral presentation.

Student Research Grants

ASLMS annually awards research projects designed to foster the development and use of lasers and other energy-based technologies in medical and surgical applications. As many as four student grants of $5,000 each may be awarded each year. Undergraduate and graduate students, including residents and fellows qualify. 

mentorship program

The mentorship program is designed to connect residents and early career members with more senior members of our society to work on a specific project over a one-year period and build relationships. Mentees can choose from a list of board directed projects or suggest a project of interest.

Preceptorship Program

The ASLMS Preceptorship Program provides a unique opportunity for ASLMS members who are early in their career to learn new techniques and perspectives in lasers and other energy based technologies, observe a successful practice in action and develop valuable career networks. Learn more about becoming a preceptee. Interested in volunteering as a preceptor? Learn more

Student Board Representative Opportunities

The ASLMS board welcomes the unique perspective residents and fellows can bring to the organization. Four Student Board Representative positions on the Board of Directors of ASLMS offer a practical non-profit, non-voting board leadership experience and opportunities to receive mentoring from established leaders. In addition, the individuals will inform the board and provide a student’s perspective on issues impacting their education.


Resident Liaisons help familiarize his/her program with the many ASLMS resources for residents. Each residency program may identify one member to serve as Resident Liaison for a one-year term. 

visiting expert program

The ASLMS Visiting Expert Program matches laser and energy-based device experts with educational institutions to provide lectures on cutting-edge research, device innovations, best practices, complications and safety.


I have discovered countless benefits to membership that have solidified my commitment to the Society. Being a Resident/Fellow Board Representative provided me incredible opportunities for interacting with more experienced colleagues and developing necessary skills to serve in leadership roles throughout my career. Bradley S. Bloom, MD | member since 2013


Make Connections

Volunteer Opportunities

Get involved in the ASLMS. Develop your leadership skills by serving on an ASLMS committee. ASLMS has a number of committees covering a wide range of skills and interests, including Awards, Education Standards and Innovation, Fundraising, Marketing/Public Relations, Research and Development, and Early Career Professionals.

Worldwide Professional Network

Free 24-hour access to our exclusive online directory of members means you can network with your fellow ASLMS members at your convenience.


Grow our network. Refer colleagues for membership and earn rewards to reduce membership dues, conference or course fees or make a donation to the research fund. 

Social Media

Keep up to date with news from the Society as well as connect with colleagues through the ASLMS social media channels:  Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube



The Society is my source for networking with clinicians and peers in industry to help identify unmet clinical needs. Their input guides my research directions and product development. In the end the collaboration results in better products that improve the lives of patients. I also use the Society journal to stay on top of the latest advances in the field. I couldn’t do without it!  Jayant d. Bhawalker, PHD | member since 2005

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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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