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Early Career Opportunities



Early Career Membership

The American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery is the world’s preeminent resource for biomedical laser and other energy based technologies research, education and clinical knowledge.

The ASLMS is offering FREE undergraduate and graduate memberships and exciting cutting-edge learning opportunities in laser and light source sciences for undergraduate students, medical students, residents, interns, fellow-in-training, graduate students, and post-doctoral fellows.



Rebecca Pritzker, M.D., of Chicago Cosmetic Surgery and Dermatology, discusses the many benefits of an ASLMS membership for early career professionals.


Click here for FREE access to the online course "Introduction to Medical Lasers"


Student Board Positions

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.


Applications are now being accepted for one Early Career Scientist and one Resident/Fellow Student Board Representative


Application Deadline: December 10, 2015


Early Career Scientist Description and Application

Resident Fellow Position Description and Application


Current Student Board Representatives

Yasaman Damestani, PhD

Early Career Scientist

(Term ends 2016)


Dr. Damestani and the Celebration of Women in Energy-Based Devices


Q&A: Dr. Damestani

Bradley S. Bloom, MD  Resident/Fellow

(Term ends 2016)


Q&A: Dr. Bloom

Austin Moy, PhD

Early Career Scientist

(Term ends 2017)


Dr. Moy bio

Edward C. Kuan, MD, MBA


(Term ends 2017)


Dr. Kuan bio


The Benefits of Collaborative Research


Our two new Student Board Representatives share their experiences.


ED: As impactful to patient care as novel clinical technologies are, the end product is the culmination of longstanding, persistent collaborative efforts between scientists and clinicians...


AUSTIN: I have had multiple positive experiences doing research involving physician-basic scientist collaborations...




Student Board Representative Offers A Perspective on ASLMS


I initially joined the ASLMS as a student member to develop my interest in biomedical lasers.  Since that time, I have discovered countless benefits to membership that have solidified my commitment to the Society. The ASLMS has greatly expanded its opportunities for residents and fellows. Most recently the ASLMS created an abstract session/competition dedicated to residents and fellows in addition to two new board positions – the Early Career Scientist Board Representative and the Resident/Fellow Board Representative. Yasaman Damestani and I have been incredibly fortunate to be elected to these positions respectively. These positions have provided Yasaman and me incredible opportunities for interacting with more experienced colleagues and developing the necessary skills to serve in leadership roles throughout our careers.


We encourage all residents, fellows, and developing scientists to apply for free membership in the ASLMS and seriously consider applying for the Early Career Scientist Board Representative and Resident/Fellow Board Representative positions. We are proud to be members of the ASLMS and look forward to interacting with all of you as colleagues.



Bradley S. Bloom, M.D.

ASLMS Member Since January 2013 | ASLMS Resident/Fellow Board Representative


Annual Conference


Focus on the Future of ASLMS

Resident/Fellow and Early Career Scientist Opportunities
Health and technology advancements of the future rely on the great minds of emerging clinicians and research scientists. At the 2016 Annual Conference, we’ll continue to support the future leaders of ASLMS with programming and activities designed specifically for residents, fellows and early career scientists:


Resident/Fellow/Early Career Scientist Guided Tours of the Exhibit Hall

Friday April 1 | 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM OR 2:15 PM - 2:45 PM 

Talk a walk through the exhibit hall to learn about specific devices, equipment and services. Your tour guide will help give you exposure to the latest and greatest technology available. The tours are complimentary but pre-registration is required. For more information and to reserve a spot, contact Beth Bartelt by March 15, at or call 715-845-9283.


Clinical and Career Pearls for Residents/Fellows and Energy-Based Device Novices Session

Saturday, April 2 | 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Clinical experts in laser medicine will share treatment pearls with the assembled trainees, and faculty will also be available to take questions at length.


Resident/Fellow/Early Career Reception

Saturday, April 2 | 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Relax and network! Complimentary beverages and hors d'oeuvres will be provided. All students, residents, fellows and PhD candidates are welcome to attend. Don’t miss this opportunity to interact with ASMLS thought leaders as well.


Resident/Fellow/Early Career Abstract Session

Sunday, April 3 | 7:30 AM - 11:00 AM

This session is a forum for discussion of various topics from both clinical and scientific perspectives including laser medicine, stimulating interest in key concepts, as well as novel applications. This is a wonderful opportunity for residents, fellows and early career scientists to present their data to an assembly of their peers. Accepted abstracts are published in the Lasers in Surgery and Medicine journal and travel grants will be available for qualified abstract presenters.

In additional to these programs and activities, we will be offering best awards for each abstract category and outstanding abstract awards for the Resident/Fellow/Early Career Scientists session.


Remember, undergraduate students, medical students, residents, interns, fellow-in-training, graduate students, and post-doctoral fellows receive FREE conference access and a 50% discount on pre-conference courses!



Jeremy B. Green, M.D. discusses how Resident/Fellow Abstract sessions at the

ASLMS Annual Conference is a tremendous opportunity to engage our

future leaders in the field of laser medicine and surgery.

Free Membership and Travel Grants Available

Residents and fellows can take advantage of a free membership for the duration of their training, waived conference registration fees and 50% off of pre-conference courses. Join here.


Additionally, a limited number of travel grants up to $1,000 are available each year to defray the travel and lodging costs for residents and fellows who submit abstracts.

Click here for a detailed information on the Resident/Fellow Abstract Program and Travel Grants

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 the Preceptorship Program


Access to Lasers in Surgery and Medicine Journal

Review the many benefits of membership and join the growing ASLMS network of extraordinary laser professionals.  Your membership entitles you to a FREE subscription to the scientific and clinical journal, Lasers in Surgery and Medicine

The official journal of the Society is published and distributed to ASLMS members eleven times per year. The journal contains clinical studies, reviews and research reports about the latest findings and uses of lasers in all surgical and medical specialties.



Looking for Funds to Support Your Laser Research Projects?

The ASLMS annually awards research projects designed to foster the development and use of lasers and other energy based related technologies in medical and surgical applications. In addition, as many as four student grants of $5,000 each may be awarded each year.


Learn more about ASLMS Student Research Grant


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