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Why Attend?

It’s a great opportunity to learn alongside physicians, clinicians, scientists, and industry professionals who use or are investigating the use of lasers and other energy-based technologies.

  • CME Credits/CE Contact Hours Available
  • Great Location
  • Key Thought Leaders
  • Small Intimate Setting

Course topics include: Basic Science of Lasers, Tissue Interactions, Skin Tightening, Hair Removal, Vascular Lesions, Tattoos, Safety Procedures, Injectable Neurotoxins, and more! Hot topics include the latest in fat treatment and RF needling, the use of PDT in cutaneous medicine, as well as fractional high energy picosecond technology for acne scars, pigment and photo damage.

faculty are key ASLMS thought leaders


Gerald N. Goldberg, MD
Medical Director and owner of Pima Dermatology in Tucson, Arizona, and Clinical Professor of Dermatology & Pediatrics at the University of Arizona Health Sciences Center

Emil A. Tanghetti, MD
Owner of Center for Dermatology and Laser Surgery in Sacramento, California

J. Stuart Nelson, MD, PhD
Professor of Surgery and Biomedical Engineering at the University of California-Irvine, and Medical Director of the Beckman Laser Institute and Medical Clinic

E. Victor Ross, MD
Director of the Laser and Cosmetic Dermatology Center at Scripps Clinic in San Diego, California

"I really felt this course was worthwhile, to the point and packed full of information."

"All speakers were excellent. Their passion for helping patients and the audience was heartwarming!"

"Wonderful! Appreciated expert opinion on devices but also that they admitted their own limitations and preferences due to their interests and abilities."

"Speakers were all very knowledgeable and spoke well and comfortably and were available for questions/discussion."

"I don't use lasers, but I recommend them and I wanted to be updated. The course was very helpful."



Educational Needs

This course will provide participants with an understanding of lasers and other light energy based technology and their use in clinical aesthetic applications.


This course is designed for physicians, other clinicians, scientists, and individuals in industry who currently use or are investigating use of lasers in their practice. This course is beneficial for anyone who wishes to have a deeper understanding of how lasers work and then apply that knowledge to achieve optimum clinical outcomes.

Background Requirements

Minimal background and experience in the field of laser and other light-based technology and their application in health care.

Instructional Content and/or Expected Learning Outcomes

  • Exposure to actual laser devices - By providing a half day opportunity in a clinic setting for demonstrations and direct hands-on experience. 
  • Laser safety and laser complications - By addressing laser safety and reviewing laser complications, how to avoid them, and how to remedy them.
  • How to deal with dissatisfied patients - By discussing the approach to the patient, setting appropriate expectations, and dealing with unanticipated adverse results.
  • How to get the most of your chosen laser or light device - By emphasizing the best use of individual lasers by optimizing treatment parameters, carefully monitoring tissue endpoints, and presenting innovative ways to use lasers and devices in combination.
  • How to incorporate cosmetic injectables into a cosmetic Laser practice - By discussing cosmetic injectables along with laser and light devices.

CME Information

ACCME Accreditation Statement

The American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Continuing Medical Education Credit

The American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, Inc. designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. For more information, see our continuing medical education details as well as credit guidelines and expectations.

CE Contact Hours

This offering by the ASLMS, in conjunction with Professional Medical Education Association, is accredited for 8.9 CE contact hours. Professional Medical Education Association is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # CEP 12386. Note: Most State Boards of Nursing accept another State Board's approval for granting credits. Check with the Board of Nursing in your state for clarification. Certificates of Attendance will be provided.

2019 Highlights

NEW This course will include a Non-CME Laser Demonstration Session to be held on Sunday, December 8th at Pima Dermatology clinicl. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in hands-on interaction.

Topics to be Demonstrated Include: Vascular, Pigment, Rejuvenation, Scars, Laser Hair Removal and Localized Fat Reduction


Hotel & Travel

Hotel Accommodations

ASLMS has a contracted, reduced rate block with the Sheraton Tucson Hotel and Suites. Attendees are responsible for their own transportation to and from the Sheraton and Pima Dermatology Clinic.






The Tucson International Airport (TUS) is conveniently located closest to the Sheraton Tucson Hotel and Suites, which is located at 5151 East Grant Road Tucson, Arizona 85712.  Pima Dermatology is located at 5150 E Glenn St, Tucson, AZ 85712. 

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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