American Society for
Laser Medicine and
Surgery
30th Anniversary
Charter Members
David B. Apfelberg, M.D.
Billie L. Aronoff, M.D.
Kenneth A. Arndt, M.D.
Alfonso E. Barnes, M.D.
Michael W....
Professor Kaare J. Nygaard
Robert H. Ossoff, D.M.D., M.D.
John A. Parrish, M.D.
Gholam A. Peyman, M.D.
Thomas G. Polanyi, ...
30th Anniversary
•ASLMS Co-Founders: Dr.
Leon Goldman and Dr. Ellet
Drake
•Organizational meeting held
in San Diego – 173 ...
30th Anniversary
1981-1982 President
Leon Goldman, M.D.
2nd Annual Conference
Marriott’s Hilton Head Resort
Hilton Head Is...
30th Anniversary
•William B. Mark Memorial
Award established – First
recipient: Dr. Leon Goldman
•Dr. Leon Goldman served ...
30th Anniversary
1982-1983 President
Joseph H. Bellina, M.D.
3rd Annual Conference
Fairmont Hotel
New Orleans, LA
Conferen...
30th Anniversary
1983
•First Standards of Training and
Practice document drafted and
approved by the Board
•“Member” categ...
30th Anniversary
1983-1984 President
John A. Dixon, M.D.
4th Annual Conference
Hotel Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
Conference At...
30th Anniversary
1984
•Abstracts published in LSM
•Central Office purchased first
computer for office
•ASLMS logo register...
30th Anniversary
1984-1985 President
Hugh Beckman, M.D.
5th Annual Conference
Sheraton Twin Towers
Orlando, FL
Conference ...
30th Anniversary
1985
•ASLMS recognized by AMA as
a medical organization
•ASLMS Board decided to form
a panel to open line...
30th Anniversary
1985-1986 President
Geza J. Jako, M.D.
6th Annual Conference
The Westin Hotel
Boston, MA
Conference Atten...
30th Anniversary
1986
•Subscription to LSM included
as membership benefit
•ASLMS approved by ACCME
to grant CME credits
•C...
30th Anniversary
1986-1987 President
Kenneth A. Arndt, M.D.
7th Annual Conference
Hyatt Regency
Embarcadero Center
San Fra...
30th Anniversary
1987
•Dr. Carmen Puliafito appointed
as LSM Editor-in-Chief
•Specialty issues of LSM
published
•ASLMS pub...
30th Anniversary
1987-1988 President
Michael W. Berns, Ph.D.
8th Annual Conference
Fairmont Hotel
Dallas, TX
Conference At...
30th Anniversary
1988
•ASLMS has members from 20
foreign countries
•Board decided to discontinue
requirement of endorsemen...
30th Anniversary
1988-1989 President
John A. Parrish, M.D.
9th Annual Conference
Hyatt Regency Crystal City
Arlington, VA
...
30th Anniversary
1989
•Nursing Section recognized as a
Division of ASLMS
•Nursing/Allied Health Board Seat
created
•Admini...
30th Anniversary
1989-1990 President
Robert H. Ossoff, M.D., D.M.D.
10th Annual Conference
Gaylord Opryland Resort
Nashvil...
30th Anniversary
1990
•Board created “Directorships”
(CME and Socioeconomic
Affairs)
•“Physician Member” category
created
...
30th Anniversary
1990-1991 President
David B. Apfelberg, M.D.
11th Annual Conference
Sheraton Harbor Island Hotel
San Dieg...
30th Anniversary
1991
•Nursing/Allied Health Excellence
Award established – First
recipient: Ms. Sue Huether
•Student Resi...
30th Anniversary
1991-1992 President
Michael S. Baggish, M.D.
12th Annual Conference
Buena Vista Palace
Lake Buena Vista, ...
30th Anniversary
1992
•“Life Member” category created
•Best Awards established
•Total membership – 1878
Michael Baggish, M...
30th Anniversary
1992-1993 President
Leonard J. Cerullo, M.D.
13th Annual Conference
New Orleans Marriott
New Orleans, LA
...
30th Anniversary
1993
•Dr. Goldman organized “Laser
Art” exhibit at Annual
Conference
•Ms. Caroline Mark became
“Honorary ...
30th Anniversary
1993-1994 President
Ronald G. Wheeland, M.D.
14th Annual Conference
The Westin Harbour Castle
Toronto, On...
30th Anniversary
1994
•Dr. Ellet Drake retired as Secretary
and assumed role as Historian
•Dr. Richard O. Gregory appointe...
30th Anniversary
1994-1995 President
Carmen A. Puliafito, M.D.
15th Annual Conference
Sheraton Harbor Island Hotel
San Die...
30th Anniversary
1995
•Dr. Robert Ossoff appointed as
LSM Editor-in-Chief for a 5 year
term
•Dr. John A. Parrish received ...
30th Anniversary
1995-1996 President
Raymond J. Lanzafame, M.D.,
M.B.A.
16th Annual Conference
Disney’s Contemporary Resor...
30th Anniversary
1996
•Board created “International Affairs”
committee
•Increased frequency of Board
meetings from two to ...
30th Anniversary
1996-1997 President
James A. Duncavage, M.D.
17th Annual Conference
The Pointe Hilton Resort on
South Mou...
30th Anniversary
1997
•ASLMS Web site created
•Total membership – 3200
R. Rox Anderson, M.D.
Best Student Award recipients...
30th Anniversary
1997-1998 President
David J. Goldberg, M.D., J.D.
18th Annual Conference
The Sheraton San Diego Hotel
and...
30th Anniversary
1998
•Dr. David Goldberg appointed
as first Legal Advisor
•Dr. William Owen appointed as
first Safety Dir...
30th Anniversary
1998-1999 President
Bryan P. Shumaker, M.D.
19th Annual Conference
Buena Vista Palace
Lake Buena Vista, F...
30th Anniversary
1999
•ASLMS Web site redesigned
and personalized member Web
pages offered to members
•Point system for Fe...
30th Anniversary
1999-2000 President
Marvin P. Fried, M.D.
20th Annual Conference
Reno Hilton
Reno, NV
Conference Attendan...
30th Anniversary
2000
•$15,000 Research Grant
established
•Strategic Planning retreat held in
San Diego
•A. Ward Ford endo...
30th Anniversary
2000-2001 President
Richard E. Fitzpatrick, M.D.
21st Annual Conference
Hyatt Regency New Orleans
New Orl...
30th Anniversary
2001
•Online abstract submission system
•Membership certificate updated
•Board approved development of fi...
30th Anniversary
2001-2002 President
J. Stuart Nelson, M.D., Ph.D.
22nd Annual Conference
Atlanta Hyatt Regency
Atlanta, G...
30th Anniversary
2002
•LaserExpress online journal
created
•ASLMS Web site redesigned
•ASLMS offers first online
voting fo...
30th Anniversary
2002-2003 President
Suzanne L. Kilmer, M.D.
23rd Annual Conference
Anaheim Hilton
Anaheim, CA
Conference ...
30th Anniversary
2003
•Joint International ASLMS/BMLA/
ELA meeting held in Edinburgh,
Scotland
•Total membership – 3298
AS...
30th Anniversary
2003-2004 President
Joseph T. Walsh, Jr., Ph.D.
24th Annual Conference
Hyatt Regency
Dallas, TX
Conferenc...
30th Anniversary
2004
•“Investment” committee
created
•ASLMS hires firm to manage
investments
•“Marketing and Public
Relat...
30th Anniversary
2004-2005 President
Jerome M. Garden, M.D.
25th Annual Conference
Disney’s Coronado Springs
Resort
Lake B...
30th Anniversary
2005
•Dr. J. Stuart Nelson appointed as LSM
Editor-in-Chief
•ASLMS celebrates 25 years
•Strategic Plannin...
30th Anniversary
2005-2006 President
Roy G. Geronemus, M.D.
26th Annual Conference
Sheraton Boston Hotel
Boston, MA
Confer...
30th Anniversary
2006
•First Annual Silent auction
established under the leadership
of Dr. Roy Geronemus
•ASLMS Industry A...
30th Anniversary
2006-2007 President
A. Jay Burns, M.D.
27th Annual Conference
Gaylord Texan Resort
Grapevine, TX
Conferen...
30th Anniversary
2007
•ASLMS members allowed to use
Society’s name and logo for advertising
•Research grant program awarde...
30th Anniversary
2007-2008 President
E. Victor Ross, M.D.
28th Annual Conference
Gaylord Palms Resort
Kissimmee, FL
Confer...
30th Anniversary
2008
•ePoster program developed
•Dr. George J. Hruza appointed Treasurer
•Dr. Horace Furumoto Innovations...
30th Anniversary
2008-2009 President
Brian S. Biesman, M.D.
29th Annual Conference
Gaylord National Resort
National Harbor...
30th Anniversary
2009
•Strategic Planning retreat in Chicago
•Online study guide developed for
Fundamentals course attende...
30th Anniversary
2009-2010 President
R. Rox Anderson, M.D.
30th Annual Conference
Sheraton Phoenix Downtown
Hotel and Conv...
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Friday, April 16, 2010
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  1. 1. American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery 30th Anniversary
  2. 2. Charter Members David B. Apfelberg, M.D. Billie L. Aronoff, M.D. Kenneth A. Arndt, M.D. Alfonso E. Barnes, M.D. Michael W. Berns, Ph.D. Milton Birnbaum, Ph.D. Professor Stephen G. Bown J. Thomas Brown, M.D. Sidney S. Charschan, Ph.D. Peter DeMarco, M.D. Ellet H. Drake, M.D. James P. Fidler, M.D. John C. Fisher, Sc.D. John A. Goldman, M.D. Roger J. Guidi Lovic W. Hobby, M.D. Geza J. Jako, M.D. James J. Johnson Isaac Kaplan, M.D. Harvey Lash, M.D. Morton R. Maser, M.D. Elizabeth I. McBurney, M.D. Erich C. Muehlenbeck, M.D. H. Carlton Newman, D.V.M.
  3. 3. Professor Kaare J. Nygaard Robert H. Ossoff, D.M.D., M.D. John A. Parrish, M.D. Gholam A. Peyman, M.D. Thomas G. Polanyi, Ph.D. John L. Ratz, M.D. David J. Russin, M.D. Bruce M. Saal, M.D. David H. Sliney, Ph.D. Lars Othar Svaasand, Ph.D. Professor Wilhelm Waidelich Robert A. Wallace Robert Marshall Wilson, Ph.D. Myron L. Wolbarsht, Ph.D. Bruce Younger, M.D. Walter O. Zuschke, M.D. Charter Members
  4. 4. 30th Anniversary •ASLMS Co-Founders: Dr. Leon Goldman and Dr. Ellet Drake •Organizational meeting held in San Diego – 173 attended •Bylaws created •LSM adopted as ASLMS publication co-edited by Dr. Billie Aronoff and Dr. Eugene Friedman •Total membership – 150 1981 Leon Goldman, M.D. Ellet Drake, M.D. ASLMS Co-Founder ASLMS Co-Founder
  5. 5. 30th Anniversary 1981-1982 President Leon Goldman, M.D. 2nd Annual Conference Marriott’s Hilton Head Resort Hilton Head Island, SC Conference Attendance - 252 1982 Leon Goldman, M.D. 30th Anniversary
  6. 6. 30th Anniversary •William B. Mark Memorial Award established – First recipient: Dr. Leon Goldman •Dr. Leon Goldman served as original Newsletter editor •1st nurse applied for membership •Total membership – 207 1982 William B. Mark Caroline S. Mark (Provided Seed Money Necessary to Establish ASLMS) 30th Anniversary
  7. 7. 30th Anniversary 1982-1983 President Joseph H. Bellina, M.D. 3rd Annual Conference Fairmont Hotel New Orleans, LA Conference Attendance - 294 1983 Joseph H. Bellina, M.D. Fairmont Hotel – New Orleans 30th Anniversary
  8. 8. 30th Anniversary 1983 •First Standards of Training and Practice document drafted and approved by the Board •“Member” category created •Industry Board seat created •Section Chair positions created •Total membership – 402 Joseph H. Bellina, M.D. Scientific Session 30th Anniversary
  9. 9. 30th Anniversary 1983-1984 President John A. Dixon, M.D. 4th Annual Conference Hotel Utah Salt Lake City, UT Conference Attendance - 579 1984 Michael Berns, Ph.D. (left); Caroline Mark (center); John Dixon, M.D. (right) 30th Anniversary
  10. 10. 30th Anniversary 1984 •Abstracts published in LSM •Central Office purchased first computer for office •ASLMS logo registered and trademarked •Board approved funding of travel grants •Board approved summer student research grant program •Total membership – 518 Robert Ossoff, M.D., D.M.D. (left); Geza Jako, M.D. (center); Ellet Drake, M.D.(right) Ellet Drake, M.D. (left); Caroline Mark (right) 30th Anniversary
  11. 11. 30th Anniversary 1984-1985 President Hugh Beckman, M.D. 5th Annual Conference Sheraton Twin Towers Orlando, FL Conference Attendance - 666 1985 Hugh Beckman, M.D. 30th Anniversary
  12. 12. 30th Anniversary 1985 •ASLMS recognized by AMA as a medical organization •ASLMS Board decided to form a panel to open lines of communication with FDA •Total membership – 705 Exhibit Hall 30th Anniversary
  13. 13. 30th Anniversary 1985-1986 President Geza J. Jako, M.D. 6th Annual Conference The Westin Hotel Boston, MA Conference Attendance - 966 1986 Geza J. Jako, M.D. The Westin Hotel - Boston, MA 30th Anniversary
  14. 14. 30th Anniversary 1986 •Subscription to LSM included as membership benefit •ASLMS approved by ACCME to grant CME credits •Code of Ethics approved by Board •Tom Brunner appointed as Treasurer •Total membership – 1026 Posters (left to right) Jim Johnson; Kenneth Arndt, M.D.; Geza Jako, M.D.; Leon Goldman, M.D.; Ellet Drake, M.D. 30th Anniversary
  15. 15. 30th Anniversary 1986-1987 President Kenneth A. Arndt, M.D. 7th Annual Conference Hyatt Regency Embarcadero Center San Francisco, CA Conference Attendance - 1067 1987 Kenneth A. Arndt, M.D. Hyatt Regency – San Francisco, CA 30th Anniversary
  16. 16. 30th Anniversary 1987 •Dr. Carmen Puliafito appointed as LSM Editor-in-Chief •Specialty issues of LSM published •ASLMS published first biophysics course book •Total membership – 1196 Carmen Puliafito, M.D. (left to right) Leon Goldman, M.D.; Kenneth Arndt, M.D.; Michael Berns, Ph.D.; Geza Jako, M.D. 30th Anniversary
  17. 17. 30th Anniversary 1987-1988 President Michael W. Berns, Ph.D. 8th Annual Conference Fairmont Hotel Dallas, TX Conference Attendance - 1051 1988 Michael W. Berns, Ph.D. Fairmont Hotel – Dallas, TX 30th Anniversary
  18. 18. 30th Anniversary 1988 •ASLMS has members from 20 foreign countries •Board decided to discontinue requirement of endorsements for membership applications •Total membership – 1410 Billie Aronoff, M.D. (left); John Parrish, M.D. (right) (left to right) Tom Brunner; Michael Berns, Ph.D.; John Parrish, M.D.; David Apfelberg, M.D.; Kenneth Arndt, M.D.; Ellet Drake, M.D. 30th Anniversary
  19. 19. 30th Anniversary 1988-1989 President John A. Parrish, M.D. 9th Annual Conference Hyatt Regency Crystal City Arlington, VA Conference Attendance - 956 1989 John A. Parrish, M.D. Hyatt Regency Crystal City – Arlington, VA 30th Anniversary
  20. 20. 30th Anniversary 1989 •Nursing Section recognized as a Division of ASLMS •Nursing/Allied Health Board Seat created •Administrative Regulations created •Dr. Marvin P. Fried appointed as first CME Director •Total membership – 1545 Marvin P. Fried, M.D. Scientific Session 30th Anniversary
  21. 21. 30th Anniversary 1989-1990 President Robert H. Ossoff, M.D., D.M.D. 10th Annual Conference Gaylord Opryland Resort Nashville, TN Conference Attendance - 1039 1990 Robert H. Ossoff, M.D., D.M.D. Gaylord Opryland Resort - Nashville, TN 30th Anniversary
  22. 22. 30th Anniversary 1990 •Board created “Directorships” (CME and Socioeconomic Affairs) •“Physician Member” category created •ASLMS applied for seat with the AMA •Total membership – 1679 Robert Ossoff, M.D., D.M.D. ASLMS Board of Directors 30th Anniversary
  23. 23. 30th Anniversary 1990-1991 President David B. Apfelberg, M.D. 11th Annual Conference Sheraton Harbor Island Hotel San Diego, CA Conference Attendance - 1211 1991 David B. Apfelberg, M.D. Sheraton Harbor Island Hotel – San Diego, CA 30th Anniversary
  24. 24. 30th Anniversary 1991 •Nursing/Allied Health Excellence Award established – First recipient: Ms. Sue Huether •Student Resident Awards established •First FDA workshop was held at Annual Conference •Total membership – 1857 U.S. Navy Color Guard Joel Noe, M.D. 30th Anniversary
  25. 25. 30th Anniversary 1991-1992 President Michael S. Baggish, M.D. 12th Annual Conference Buena Vista Palace Lake Buena Vista, FL Conference Attendance - 1123 1992 Michael S. Baggish, M.D. Buena Vista Palace – Lake Buena Vista, FL 30th Anniversary
  26. 26. 30th Anniversary 1992 •“Life Member” category created •Best Awards established •Total membership – 1878 Michael Baggish, M.D. (left); Leonard Cerullo, M.D. (right) Group function at Annual Conference “Swamp Party” 30th Anniversary
  27. 27. 30th Anniversary 1992-1993 President Leonard J. Cerullo, M.D. 13th Annual Conference New Orleans Marriott New Orleans, LA Conference Attendance - 1049 1993 Leonard J. Cerullo, M.D. New Orleans Marriott – New Orleans, LA 30th Anniversary
  28. 28. 30th Anniversary 1993 •Dr. Goldman organized “Laser Art” exhibit at Annual Conference •Ms. Caroline Mark became “Honorary Fellow” •Student Member category created •Total membership – 1903 Leon Goldman, M.D. Penny Smalley, R.N., C.M.L.S.O. 30th Anniversary
  29. 29. 30th Anniversary 1993-1994 President Ronald G. Wheeland, M.D. 14th Annual Conference The Westin Harbour Castle Toronto, Ontario, Canada Conference Attendance - 966 1994 Ronald G. Wheeland, M.D. The Westin Harbour Castle – Toronto, Ontario, Canada 30th Anniversary
  30. 30. 30th Anniversary 1994 •Dr. Ellet Drake retired as Secretary and assumed role as Historian •Dr. Richard O. Gregory appointed Secretary •Ellet H. Drake Lectureship Award established •Member-Get-A-Member program initiated •Total membership – 2066 Richard O. Gregory, M.D. Ronald Wheeland, M.D.(left); Ellet Drake, M.D. (right) 30th Anniversary
  31. 31. 30th Anniversary 1994-1995 President Carmen A. Puliafito, M.D. 15th Annual Conference Sheraton Harbor Island Hotel San Diego, CA Conference Attendance - 952 1995 Carmen A. Puliafito, M.D. Sheraton Harbor Island Hotel – San Diego, CA 30th Anniversary
  32. 32. 30th Anniversary 1995 •Dr. Robert Ossoff appointed as LSM Editor-in-Chief for a 5 year term •Dr. John A. Parrish received first annual Ellet H. Drake Lectureship Award •Total membership – 2651 Robert Ossoff, M.D., D.M.D. Joop Grevelink, M.D., Ph.D. 30th Anniversary
  33. 33. 30th Anniversary 1995-1996 President Raymond J. Lanzafame, M.D., M.B.A. 16th Annual Conference Disney’s Contemporary Resort Orlando, FL Conference Attendance - 915 1996 Raymond J. Lanzafame, M.D., M.B.A. Disney’s Contemporary Resort – Orlando, FL 30th Anniversary
  34. 34. 30th Anniversary 1996 •Board created “International Affairs” committee •Increased frequency of Board meetings from two to four •Total membership – 3090 Thomas Brunner Raymond Lanzafame, M.D., M.B.A. (left); David Goldberg, M.D., J.D. (right) 30th Anniversary
  35. 35. 30th Anniversary 1996-1997 President James A. Duncavage, M.D. 17th Annual Conference The Pointe Hilton Resort on South Mountain Phoenix, AZ Conference Attendance - 1198 1997 James A. Duncavage, M.D. The Pointe Hilton Resort on South Mountain – Phoenix, AZ 30th Anniversary
  36. 36. 30th Anniversary 1997 •ASLMS Web site created •Total membership – 3200 R. Rox Anderson, M.D. Best Student Award recipients 30th Anniversary
  37. 37. 30th Anniversary 1997-1998 President David J. Goldberg, M.D., J.D. 18th Annual Conference The Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina San Diego, CA Conference Attendance - 1272 1998 David J. Goldberg, M.D., J.D. The Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina – San Diego, CA 30th Anniversary
  38. 38. 30th Anniversary 1998 •Dr. David Goldberg appointed as first Legal Advisor •Dr. William Owen appointed as first Safety Director •Leon Goldman Memorial Award established •Total membership – 3151 George Abela, M.D., M.B.A. Poster Display 30th Anniversary
  39. 39. 30th Anniversary 1998-1999 President Bryan P. Shumaker, M.D. 19th Annual Conference Buena Vista Palace Lake Buena Vista, FL Conference Attendance - 1140 1999 Bryan P. Shumaker, M.D. Buena Vista Palace – Lake Buena Vista, FL 30th Anniversary
  40. 40. 30th Anniversary 1999 •ASLMS Web site redesigned and personalized member Web pages offered to members •Point system for Fellow status implemented •Dr. David Goldberg received first annual Leon Goldman Memorial Award •Total membership – 3215 Bryan Shumaker, M.D. (left); Patti Owens, R.N., M.H.A, C.M.L.S.O. (right) Michael Kavic, M.D. (left); William Owen, M.D. (center); Richard Gregory, M.D. (right) 30th Anniversary
  41. 41. 30th Anniversary 1999-2000 President Marvin P. Fried, M.D. 20th Annual Conference Reno Hilton Reno, NV Conference Attendance - 1122 2000 Reno Hilton – Reno, NV Marvin P. Fried, M.D. 30th Anniversary
  42. 42. 30th Anniversary 2000 •$15,000 Research Grant established •Strategic Planning retreat held in San Diego •A. Ward Ford endowment given to ASLMS •Dr. Raymond Lanzafame appointed as CME Director •Total membership – 3025 Raymond J. Lanzafame, M.D., M.B.A. Dale Goodwin McMeekin, R.N. (left); Marvin Fried , M.D.(right) 30th Anniversary
  43. 43. 30th Anniversary 2000-2001 President Richard E. Fitzpatrick, M.D. 21st Annual Conference Hyatt Regency New Orleans New Orleans, LA Conference Attendance - 1238 2001 Hyatt Regency New Orleans – New Orleans, LA Richard E. Fitzpatrick, M.D. Richard E. Fitzpatrick, M.D. 30th Anniversary
  44. 44. 30th Anniversary 2001 •Online abstract submission system •Membership certificate updated •Board approved development of first online journal, LaserExpress •United States Air Force Office of Scientific Research and Whitaker Foundation funds ASLMS Travel Grants •Best Clinical Nursing/Allied Health Award established •Total membership – 3050 •Conference attendance - 1238 Richard Fitzpatrick, M.D. (left); Brian Wong, M.D., Ph.D. (right) Isaac Kaplan, M.D. 30th Anniversary
  45. 45. 30th Anniversary 2001-2002 President J. Stuart Nelson, M.D., Ph.D. 22nd Annual Conference Atlanta Hyatt Regency Atlanta, GA Conference Attendance - 1301 2002 Hyatt Regency Atlanta – Atlanta, GA J. Stuart Nelson, M.D., Ph.D. 30th Anniversary
  46. 46. 30th Anniversary 2002 •LaserExpress online journal created •ASLMS Web site redesigned •ASLMS offers first online voting for leadership positions •Total membership – 3224 Joseph Walsh, Jr., Ph.D. J. Stuart Nelson, M.D., Ph.D. (left); Henry H.L. Chan , M.D. (right) 30th Anniversary
  47. 47. 30th Anniversary 2002-2003 President Suzanne L. Kilmer, M.D. 23rd Annual Conference Anaheim Hilton Anaheim, CA Conference Attendance - 1375 2003 Anaheim Hilton - Anaheim, CA Suzanne L. Kilmer, M.D. 30th Anniversary
  48. 48. 30th Anniversary 2003 •Joint International ASLMS/BMLA/ ELA meeting held in Edinburgh, Scotland •Total membership – 3298 ASLMS Members in attendance at Scotland meeting 30th Anniversary
  49. 49. 30th Anniversary 2003-2004 President Joseph T. Walsh, Jr., Ph.D. 24th Annual Conference Hyatt Regency Dallas, TX Conference Attendance - 1603 2004 Hyatt Regency – Dallas, TX Joseph Walsh, Jr., Ph.D. 30th Anniversary
  50. 50. 30th Anniversary 2004 •“Investment” committee created •ASLMS hires firm to manage investments •“Marketing and Public Relations” committee created •Total membership – 3434 Joseph Walsh, Jr., Ph.D. Milton Waner, M.D. and his band “Arrhythmia” played for an evening ASLMS function. 30th Anniversary
  51. 51. 30th Anniversary 2004-2005 President Jerome M. Garden, M.D. 25th Annual Conference Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort Lake Buena Vista, FL Conference Attendance - 1815 2005 Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort - Lake Buena Vista, FL Jerome M. Garden, M.D. 30th Anniversary
  52. 52. 30th Anniversary 2005 •Dr. J. Stuart Nelson appointed as LSM Editor-in-Chief •ASLMS celebrates 25 years •Strategic Planning retreat held in New York •Total membership – 3635 J. Stuart Nelson, M.D., Ph.D. Greg Absten (left); Judy Chamberlain, R.N. (right) Roy Geronemus, M.D. (left); Jerome Garden , M.D. (right) 30th Anniversary
  53. 53. 30th Anniversary 2005-2006 President Roy G. Geronemus, M.D. 26th Annual Conference Sheraton Boston Hotel Boston, MA Conference Attendance - 2360 2006 Sheraton Boston Hotel – Boston, MA Roy G. Geronemus, M.D. 30th Anniversary
  54. 54. 30th Anniversary 2006 •First Annual Silent auction established under the leadership of Dr. Roy Geronemus •ASLMS Industry Advisory Council established •Bylaw amendment to limit term of office of the Secretary and Treasurer to two consecutive three-year terms •Total membership – 3741 Silent Auction Roy Geronemus, M.D. (left); E. Victor Ross, M.D. (right) 30th Anniversary
  55. 55. 30th Anniversary 2006-2007 President A. Jay Burns, M.D. 27th Annual Conference Gaylord Texan Resort Grapevine, TX Conference Attendance - 2369 2007 Gaylord Texan Resort – Grapevine, TX A. Jay Burns, M.D. 30th Anniversary
  56. 56. 30th Anniversary 2007 •ASLMS members allowed to use Society’s name and logo for advertising •Research grant program awarded $326,298 •Research Fund Contributor Categories established for Members •Online Physician Locator Service •New Product Application section added to Web site •Total membership – 4177 A. Jay Burns, M.D. Kristen M. Kelly, M.D. 30th Anniversary
  57. 57. 30th Anniversary 2007-2008 President E. Victor Ross, M.D. 28th Annual Conference Gaylord Palms Resort Kissimmee, FL Conference Attendance - 2535 2008 Gaylord Palms Resort – Kissimmee, FL E. Victor Ross, M.D. 30th Anniversary
  58. 58. 30th Anniversary 2008 •ePoster program developed •Dr. George J. Hruza appointed Treasurer •Dr. Horace Furumoto Innovations Professional Development Award established •First Fundamentals of Lasers in Health Care course and Knowledge-Based Exam •First regional Fundamentals of Lasers in Health Care course held in California •Total membership – 4396 George J. Hruza, M.D., M.B.A. Dr. Horace Furumoto 30th Anniversary
  59. 59. 30th Anniversary 2008-2009 President Brian S. Biesman, M.D. 29th Annual Conference Gaylord National Resort National Harbor, MD Conference Attendance - 1801 2009 Gaylord National Resort – National Harbor, MD Brian S. Biesman, M.D. 30th Anniversary
  60. 60. 30th Anniversary 2009 •Strategic Planning retreat in Chicago •Online study guide developed for Fundamentals course attendees •In-house online abstract, travel grant, and COI disclosure programs developed •In-house member database management system upgraded •LSM Impact Factor reaches record high of 3.539 (31% increase over our 2007 all-time high of 2.700 •Total membership – TBA Brian Biesman, M.D. (left); J. Stuart Nelson, M.D. (right) Brian Biesman, M.D. (left); David Verebelyi, M.D. (right) 30th Anniversary
  61. 61. 30th Anniversary 2009-2010 President R. Rox Anderson, M.D. 30th Annual Conference Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel and Convention Center Phoenix, AZ 2010 Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel – Phoenix, AZ R. Rox Anderson, M.D. 30th Anniversary
  62. 62. 30th Anniversary 30th ASLMS Annual Conference Special Award Recipient Dr. Charles H. Townes Friday, April 16, 2010 10:50 am – 11:19 am North Hall C – Phoenix Convention CenterCharles H. Townes, Ph.D. Dr. Charles H. Townes, father of lasers, Nobel Laureate and a professor of physics at the University of California Berkeley, will be honored in person at our 30th Annual Conference. Dr. Townes first demonstrated the maser in 1954, and later published the theoretical principles of the laser. On the 50th anniversary of the operation of the laser, ASLMS is proud to honor Dr. Townes. 30th Anniversary
  63. 63. 30th Anniversary 30th ASLMS Annual Conference Keynote Speaker Dr. Howard Schlossberg Saturday, April 17, 2010 10:50 am – 11:30 am North Hall C – Phoenix Convention Center Howard Schlossberg, Ph.D. Dr. Howard Schlossberg, the Air Force Office of Scientific Research's program manager for optical sciences, is a world leader in the development of laser technologies with both military and civilian applications. Dr. Schlossberg embodies the interdisciplinary spirit of ASLMS in his superb ability to couple Air Force research efforts with university, industry, and government programs. 30th Anniversary
  64. 64. 30th Anniversary ASLMS celebrates 30 years! Upcoming activities: •Online education •Member forum •Enhanced Web site Leon Goldman, M.D. 30th Anniversary
  65. 65. 30th AnniversaryNot Yet an ASLMS Member? • Respected Medical Journal, Lasers in Surgery and Medicine • Worldwide Networking • Multidisciplinary Knowledge • Member Newsletter / Web site • Member Forum • Research Grants • Advocacy/Self Regulation • And much more… Why Should I Join?
  66. 66. 30th AnniversaryHow Do I Join? Three Easy Steps to Apply for Membership • Visit www.aslms.org • Click on join ASLMS icon • Complete the online application.
  67. 67. 30th Anniversary “After 50 years, laser and energy- based treatment is still in its infancy. ASLMS is the leading medical Society in this field, and the only one that is truly multi- disciplinary. We are a rainbow group of groups, with much to teach and learn from each other.” R. Rox Anderson, M.D. ASLMS PresidentR. Rox Anderson, M.D. 30th Anniversary
  68. 68. 30th AnniversaryContact Us American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, Inc. 2100 Stewart Avenue Suite 240 Wausau, WI 54401 715.845.9283 information@aslms.org www.aslms.org

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