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You are invited to join the scientists, researchers, and clinicians who will present their work at the premier international meeting in the field of medical lasers and energy-based technologies.

Review all information below carefully. To submit your abstract use the button at the bottom of the page.

2020 Abstract Deadlines

ALL INITIAL ABSTRACTS | august 26, 2019  - november 10, 2019

The initial Abstract Deadline is now closed. Please see Late Breaking.

  • Early Career (up to 10 years post graduate) - Please submit to a main session category during this deadline. If not accepted to a main session, a secondary review for referral to an Early Career session will take place.
  • The Nursing/Allied Health Category will also be accepting case study submissions. See below for details.
  • ALL Presenting and Co-Authors must submit their disclosures prior to the initial abstract deadline.
    • Upon abstract submission, ASLMS will notify all authors of the requirement and will send a reminder prior to deadline.
    • It is the responsibility of the presenting author to make sure all authors indicated on the abstract submit disclosure.

LATE BREAKING ABSTRACTS | November 11, 2019 - January 12, 2020

  • All categories will open for late breaking submission except for ePoster.
  • The Nursing/Allied Health category will accept late breaking case study submissions. See below for details.
  • ALL Presenting and Co-Authors must submit their disclosures prior to the late breaking abstract deadline.
    • Upon abstract submission, ASLMS will initially notify all authors of the requirement and will send a reminder prior to deadline.
    • It is the responsibility of the Presenting Author to make sure all authors indicated on the abstract submit disclosure.

Why Submit an Abstract?

  • The ASLMS Annual Conference is the world’s most prestigious gathering of medical laser and related technology professionals!
  • Approximately 70% of first-deadline submitted abstracts will be selected for oral and/or ePoster presentations.
  • Accepted abstracts are published in a special, online-only edition of Lasers in Surgery and Medicine, the internationally renowned journal of ASLMS.
  • Accepted ePosters are placed on electronic display at the conference and published on the ASLMS website following the conference for member-only viewing. A limited number of ePosters will be selected for presentation within the ePoster Town Hall.
  • Awards are given for best abstracts in specific sessions (qualifications may apply). See below.

Which Abstract Category Should I Submit To?

Click to expand each main category to see suggested sub-topics.

  • Basic Science & Translational Research (Multispecialty Topics Welcome)
    • Combination Therapy
    • Imaging and Diagnostics
    • Laser and Energy-Based Device Assisted Drug Delivery
    • Laser and Energy-Based Device Tissue Interaction and Therapy
    • New Technologies
    • Photobiomodulation
    • Photodynamic Therapy
    • Other Basic Science and Translational Research Topics Welcome
    Please feel free to submit additional topics not listed that apply to this category.
  • Clinical Applications (Multispecialty Topics Welcome)
    • Acne
    • Body Contouring and Fat Treatment
    • Combination Therapy
    • Laser and Energy-Based Device Assisted Drug Delivery
    • Laser and Energy-Based Device Tissue Interaction and Therapy
    • Oncology
    • Photobiomodulation
    • Photodynamic Therapy
    • Pigmented Lesions
    • Rejuvenation and Skin Tightening
    • Scar Treatment
    • Tattoo Treatment
    • Vascular Lesions
    Please feel free to submit additional topics not listed that apply to this category.
  • Genitourinary Health (Gynecology and Urology)
    • Erectile Dysfunction
    • Genitourinary Disease Treatment
    • Menopausal Conditions
    • Oncology
    • Pelvic Prolapse
    • Prostate Treatment
    • Urinary Incontinence
    • Urological Stone Treatment
    • Vaginal Rejuvenation
    • Other Gynecology and Urology Topics Welcome
    Please feel free to submit additional topics not listed that apply to this category
  • Nursing & Allied Health (Abstract or Case Study - Multispecialty Topics Welcome)
    • Nursing/Allied Health professionals may either submit an abstract or case study for consideration in the Nursing/Allied Health Session.
    • Abstracts should be study/research-focused, following the same rules/guidelines as standard abstract submissions.
    • Case Study Submissions may be about new procedures, care of patients, or "how we do this in our office" type situations.

Opportunities for Early Career and ePoster Submitters

  • What if I am an Early Career Submitter?
    • "Early Career" = Undergraduate students, graduate students, residents, interns, fellows-in-training, post-doctoral fellows, and associates up to 10 years postgraduate.
    • Early Career submitters must first submit their abstracts to a main presentation category (Basic Science and Translational Research, Clinical Applications, Genitourinary Health or Nursing/Allied Health) and indicate "YES" that the presenter qualifies for Early Career.
    • The designated abstracts will first be considered for presentation in the main session category they were submitted to. If not selected, the abstracts are then referred for a secondary review to the Early Career session or to ePoster.
    • Early Career abstracts accepted for oral presentation will be eligible for the ASLMS Women in Energy-Based Devices Committee Early Career Development Award.
    Learn more about Early Career.

Abstract Awards

*Late breaking abstract submissions do not qualify for awards*

Best Overall Basic Science and Translational Research Award

  • Abstracts from each category are nominated by Section Chairs.
  • Nominee must submit an ePoster to accompany the abstract.
  • Abstracts and ePosters are reviewed by the Awards Review Committee and final awardee is selected.
  • Winner receives a $1,000 honoraria and an award plaque.

Dr. Richard E. Fitzpatrick Clinical Research and Innovations (BEST OVERALL CLINICAL) Award

  • Abstracts from each category are nominated by Section Chairs.
  • Nominee must submit an ePoster to accompany the abstract.
  • Abstracts and ePosters are reviewed by the Awards Review Committee and final awardee is selected.
  • Winner receives a $1,000 honoraria and an award plaque.

Best of Session Awards

  • Abstracts are nominated by Section Chairs for each abstract session.
  • Winners receive a $150 honoraria and an award plaque.

Outstanding Early Career Abstract Awards

  • Abstracts are nominated by Early Career Session Section Chair(s).
  • Winners receive a $150 honoraria and an award plaque.

ASLMS Women in Energy-Based Devices Committee Early Career Development Award

  • This award is given in recognition of a high-quality abstract study, submitted by the initial abstract deadline, by an Early Career author and accepted to an abstract session for the current ASLMS Annual Conference.
    • The ASLMS Central Office will notify qualifying, accepted abstract authors when application forms for the ASLMS Women In Energy-Based Devices Committee Early Career Development Award are available and details of the submission process.
  • Either a characteristic of the clinical/research team or an experience during the study must exemplify at least 2 or more goals of the ASLMS Women in Energy-Based Devices Committee:
    • Highlight the excellence of women involved in ASLMS.
    • Address the challenges women may confront in academic and other professional settings.
    • Advance networking and training opportunities for ASLMS women.
    • Educate ASLMS members about gender-bias.
    • Encourage young women to choose STEM careers especially those involving energy-based technologies.
  • The selected awardee will receive a $500 honoraria and an award plaque. The award will be given during the Celebration of ASLMS Women in Energy-Based Devices Event.

 


IMPORTANT NOTE: To start the submission process, click the button below. You will be re-directed to the log-in page. Once you log in, or create a new account if you do not already have a log-in, you will be directed to the abstract submission page.

SUBMIT LATE BREAKING ABSTRACT OR CASE STUDY

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