The Annual Meeting of The American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery

Most of my blog entries are patient focused but occasionally I write a more physician oriented piece and that is what this entry entails.

Coming up on April 3-7th in Boston is one of my favorite professional meetings and that is the American Society for Lasers in Surgery and Medicine (ASLMS).  I attend 5-6 society meetings every year and this is one of the best.  This society is made up of docs from all specialties as well as nonphysician personnel with laser interest and expertise.  In short, if you do anything with lasers in medicine and surgery on the planet, this is your big meeting.

I have been a fellow of this society for many years and this meeting (and other ASLMS programs) is a chance to truly rub elbows with the international giants in laser technology.  Some are surgeons that perform new and innovative surgical procedures, dentists that are pioneering new laser procedures, nurses that teach laser safety, scientists that develop complex laser systems (and seem to speak a different language!), laser corporations that are developing new technologies, dermatologists that showcase new and innovative treatments, researchers that make a living developing and honing laser technology, and everything in between.  If lasers were the NFL, this meeting is the Superbowl.

I am honored to be presenting a lecture on “CO2 Laser Resurfacing: 15 years and still the gold standard” and sharing a podium with some of the leaders in laser surgery is humbling.  I have presented at this meeting numerous times in the past and have met laser docs from around the world.

For any docs reading this blog from any specialty that deals with lasers, don’t miss this opportunity to learn the latest secrets and technologies as well as mingle with the international experts in lasers in medicine and surgery. I congratulate the program chair Dr. Tom Rohrer and ASLMS president Dr. George Hruza for putting together this world class meeting.

Joe Niamtu, III DMD

Cosmetic Facial Surgery

Richmond, Virginia

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