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ASLMS Learners Bill of Rights

The American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, Inc. (ASLMS) recognizes that you are a life-long learner who has chosen to engage in continuing medical education to identify or fill a gap in knowledge, skill, or performance. As part of ASLMS’ duty to you as a learner, you have the right to expect that your continuing medical education experience with ASLMS includes:

Content that:

  • promotes improvements or quality in health care;
  • is valid, reliable, and accurate;
  • offers balanced presentations that are free of commercial bias for or against a product/service;
  • is vetted through a process that resolves any conflicts of interests of planners, teachers, or authors;
  • is driven and based on learning needs, not commercial interests;
  • addresses the stated objectives or purpose; and
  • is evaluated for its effectiveness in meeting the identified educational need.

A Learning Environment that:

  • supports learners’ ability to meet their individual needs;
  • respects and attends to any special needs of the learners;
  • respects the diversity of groups of learners; and
  • is free of promotional, commercial, and/or sales activities.

Disclosure of:

  • relevant financial relationships planners, teachers, and authors have with commercial interests related to the content of the activity; and
  • commercial support (funding or in-kind resources) of the activity.

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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