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1 ASLMS New Member Orientation

2 Welcome! Dear New Member, Congratulations and welcome! We are pleased you have selected ASLMS as your professional development organization. R. Rox Anderson, M.D. ASLMS President Please take a few moments from your busy schedule to review the valuable information contained within this New Member Orientation so you can become familiar with the many benefits ASLMS has to offer you. Also, it may be helpful for you to print the orientation for quick and easy reference. Additionally, I encourage you to become an active member by volunteering on committees or as faculty, vote, and submit an abstract, newsletter or journal articles. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the ASLMS Central Office. We look forward to being your premier professional development organization. Sincerely, R. Rox Anderson, M.D. President

3 Mission and Vision Statement The mission of the ASLMS is to promote excellence in patient care by advancing biomedical application of lasers and other related technologies world wide. The vision of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery is to be the world’s preeminent resource for biomedical laser and other related technologies, research, education, and clinical knowledge.

4 ASLMS Core Strategies Provision of education/training programs. Facilitation of research. Facilitation of multi-disciplinary networking. Establishment and communication of standards. Advocacy.

5 2009 – 2010 Major Strategic Planning Projects Annual Conference Online fundamentals course Industry short course Verification of knowledge exam FDA in-service Consumer education Operation system transition Web site improvement

6 Access to Member Services To access the Member area of the ASLMS Web site, you first must create User Account. 1. Click “Member Services” 2. Click “Membership Information” 3. Click “Member Profile”

7 Access to Member Services (continued) 4. Click “New Members Create An Online Account”

8 5. Enter “Member ID#” (Located on top right corner of your “Acceptance Letter” 6. Enter Remaining Contact Information 7. Click “Submit” Access to Member Services (continued) 8. You are now ready to access ASLMS Member Services!

9 Simply navigate to the ASLMS Main Web Site page and enter your Member I.D.# and newly created Password. Or, access on the screen where you created your Online account.

10 Membership Communication The ASLMS Central Office communicates regularly with its members via . Watch your inbox for important news and announcements! It is the policy of ASLMS to not sell or provide addresses to third parties.

11 I’m Set-up in Member Services, Now What? Paying your dues and contributing to research. Network with your peers. Promote yourself as an ASLMS Member. Access Lasers in Surgery and Medicine on-line. Submit a manuscript. Read the newsletter The LightReader. Maintain your contact information. Participate in continuing education offerings. Submit an abstract. Participate in the silent auction. Learn about our industry partners. Grants / Awards. Become an informed and active member.

12 Membership Dues* You may pay your membership dues either by returning the invoice mailed to you with your acceptance letter. OR Pay online by logging into “Member Services” and Click on “Membership Renewal/Research Contribution” Category Annual Dues Physician/Industry$220 Scientist$120 Nursing/Allied Health$80 Graduate Student$70 Undergraduate StudentFree! *Individuals from countries sanctioned by the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control must use third- country financial institutions as intermediaries for all payments to ASLMS.

13 Donate to Research Your Donation is Tax Deductible! Since 2007, ASLMS has awarded over $900,000 to select applicants who submitted innovative grant proposals. Every ASLMS member can invest in ongoing research by contributing to the ASLMS Research Program. It’s easy to donate! You can submit a donation with your Membership Dues or simply log into “Member Services” on the ASLMS Web site and Click on “Membership Renewal/Research Contribution” All contributor names will be published in the ASLMS Newsletter, Web site, and at the Annual Conference! Photo courtesy of Beckman Laser Institute

14 Members Can Earn Reduced Dues! Earning reduced dues is easy. Click on the Member-Get-A-Member link on the upper right hand corner of the main page of the ASLMS Web site. One member = $50 Two members = $100 Three members = $200 Four + members = $300 One member = $50 Two members = $100 Three members = $200 Four + members = $300 Each applicant has to be approved and pay their membership dues for you to qualify for the reward. ASLMS will automatically record your referrals to ensure that you receive the appropriate reward. When your colleague clicks on the link in the message received, he/she will be referred to the ASLMS Membership Benefits page which provides a quick and easy application process. Just enter one or two names and addresses of colleagues whom you are acquainted with. ASLMS will automatically send a pre-produced message from you directly to the person you’re inviting to join ASLMS. No cash rewards will be awarded to any person if the award would be contrary to any United States law, including but not limited to trade embargoes administered by the U.S. Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control.

15 I’m Set-up in Member Services, Now What? Paying your dues and contributing to research. Network with your peers. Promote yourself as an ASLMS Member. Access Lasers in Surgery and Medicine on-line. Submit a manuscript. Read the newsletter The LightReader. Maintain your contact information. Participate in continuing education offerings. Submit an abstract. Participate in the silent auction. Learn about our industry partners. Grants / Awards. Become an informed and active member.

16 Networking Opportunities Communicate with Members through the on-line Member Directory. Search for Members by name, city, state, country or specialty. The Membership Directory is privileged information. We do not make this directory available to the general public. To access, click on “Membership Information” under the Member Services tab on the ASLMS Web site.

17 Networking Opportunities New for 2010 ~ On-Line Member Forum More details will be released soon.

18 Networking Opportunities If you work with medical lasers in a clinical, research or business environment and are committed to continuously improving your field, join us and nearly 2,000 other individuals from all over the world at the ASLMS Annual Conference. April , 2010 Phoenix, Arizona For more details:

19 I’m Set-up in Member Services, Now What? Paying your dues and contributing to research. Network with your peers. Promote yourself as an ASLMS Member. Access Lasers in Surgery and Medicine on-line. Submit a manuscript. Read the newsletter The LightReader. Maintain your contact information. Participate in continuing education offerings. Submit an abstract. Participate in the silent auction. Learn about our industry partners. Grants / Awards. Become an informed and active member.

20 Promote Yourself As An ASLMS Member! Send a news release: Use the news release template by logging into “Membership Information” under the Member Services tab on the ASLMS Web site. Use the ASLMS name and logo: All ASLMS members are permitted to reference their ASLMS membership in their communications and marketing materials. Members must always utilize the name and logo in a professional manner consistent with the professional principles of the organization. For more information, click on “Advertising ASLMS Name and Logo” under the Member Services tab on the ASLMS Web site.

21 I’m Set-up in Member Services, Now What? Paying your dues and contributing to research. Network with your peers. Promote yourself as an ASLMS Member. Access Lasers in Surgery and Medicine on-line. Submit a manuscript. Read the newsletter The LightReader. Maintain your contact information. Participate in continuing education offerings. Submit an abstract. Participate in the silent auction. Learn about our industry partners. Grants / Awards. Become an informed and active member.

22 Access the 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. Members will receive content alerts, a full journal copy through mail, and access to the current issue plus 30 years of issues on-line. To access on-line issues, new members must register and establish an account with Wiley InterScience to access on-line issues. Click on “Journal & Newsletter” under the Member Services tab on the ASLMS Web site.

23 I’m Set-up in Member Services, Now What? Paying your dues and contributing to research. Network with your peers. Promote yourself as an ASLMS Member. Access Lasers in Surgery and Medicine on-line. Submit a manuscript. Read the newsletter The LightReader. Maintain your contact information. Participate in continuing education offerings. Submit an abstract. Participate in the silent auction. Learn about our industry partners. Grants / Awards. Become an informed and active member.

24 Submit a Manuscript If you are submitting a manuscript to Lasers in Surgery and Medicine, log onto the ASLMS Web site and click on “Submit Manuscript to LSM” under the Member Services tab. You will be directed to the Wiley InterScience site where you will click on “Online Submission” and register as a new user. For questions regarding manuscript submissions, contact: Beth Mallen, Managing Editor Lasers in Surgery and Medicine Phone:

25 I’m Set-up in Member Services, Now What? Paying your dues and contributing to research. Network with your peers. Promote yourself as an ASLMS Member. Access Lasers in Surgery and Medicine on-line. Submit a manuscript. Read the newsletter The LightReader. Maintain your contact information. Participate in continuing education offerings. Submit an abstract. Participate in the silent auction. Learn about our industry partners. Grants / Awards. Become an informed and active member.

26 Member Newsletter Stay up-to-date by reading the Society’s newsletter The Light Reader. On-line access by clicking on “Journal & Newsletter” under the Member Services tab on the ASLMS Web site. All members are encouraged to submit an article, job listings, or want-ads for the newsletter. Contact Diane Dodds by

27 I’m Set-up in Member Services, Now What? Paying your dues and contributing to research. Network with your peers. Promote yourself as an ASLMS Member. Access Lasers in Surgery and Medicine on-line. Submit a manuscript. Read the newsletter The LightReader. Maintain your contact information. Participate in continuing education offerings. Submit an abstract. Participate in the silent auction. Learn about our industry partners. Grants / Awards. Become an informed and active member.

28 Maintain Your Contact Information Keep your Member Profile up-to-date. 1. Log-In

29 Maintain Your Contact Information 2. Edit User Info

30 Maintain Your Contact Information 3. Edit User Info 4. Submit

31 Are You a Board Certified* Physician? Board certified physician members can be located by the general public through our “Physician Locator” service on the main page of the ASLMS Web site. Each Board Certified member’s list of special procedures is included in their “Physician Locator” listing. Board Certified members can update and/or add to their procedures by logging onto “Member Services” and updating their profile. *In order to be designated as being “Board Certified”, an individual must have received certification from one of the following: 1) an American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) approved board, 2) an organization recognized by the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) as qualified to certify physicians as doctors of podiatric medicine, 3) an American Osteopathic Association (AOA) approved board, 4) the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC), 5) the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC), or 6) the American Dental Association (ADA) approved board as qualified to certify Doctors of Dentistry.

32 Board Certified Physician Members Add Special Procedures Number of Times Your Information Was Accessed on the ASLMS Physician Locator Site Submit

33 I’m Set-up in Member Services, Now What? Paying your dues and contributing to research. Network with your peers. Promote yourself as an ASLMS Member. Access Lasers in Surgery and Medicine on-line. Submit a manuscript. Read the newsletter The LightReader. Maintain your contact information. Participate in continuing education offerings. Submit an abstract. Participate in the silent auction. Learn about our industry partners. Grants / Awards. Become an informed and active member.

34 Continuing Education Center ASLMS is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education ASLMS offers Continuing Education Credits in conjunction with the Professional Medical Education Association Members receive discounts! Visit for more informationwww.aslms.org

35 ASLMS Learning Opportunities The ASLMS Annual Conference is the world’s most prestigious gathering of laser and related technology professionals ASLMS Annual Conference April 14 – April 18, 2010 Sheraton Phoenix Downtown/Phoenix Convention Center Phoenix, AZ 2011 ASLMS Annual Conference March 30 - April 3, 2011 Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center Grapevine, TX 2012 ASLMS Annual Conference April 18-22, 2012 Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center Kissimmee, FL

36 ASLMS eLearning New for 2010! More details will be released soon!

37 View ePosters and Digitally Captured Annual Conference Sessions Simply log onto and click on “29th Annual Conference - Login to View More Videos” Only members have exclusive access to various sessions.

38 I’m Set-up in Member Services, Now What? Paying your dues and contributing to research. Network with your peers. Promote yourself as an ASLMS Member. Access Lasers in Surgery and Medicine on-line. Submit a manuscript. Read the newsletter The LightReader. Maintain your contact information. Participate in continuing education offerings. Submit an abstract. Participate in the silent auction. Learn about our industry partners. Grants / Awards. Become an informed and active member.

39 Submit an Abstract You could be selected to join the scientists, researchers, allied health professionals, and physicians who will present their work at the Annual Conference. Presenters’ work will appear in the internationally renowned ASLMS journal Lasers in Surgery and Medicine Visit for additional details.www.aslms.org

40 ASLMS annually sponsors a limited number of undergraduate, graduate, medical students and others working towards degrees in relevant fields of medicine, science, engineering, and nursing to attend the ASLMS Annual Conference. Visit for additional details.www.aslms.org Travel Grants

41 I’m Set-up in Member Services, Now What? Paying your dues and contributing to research. Network with your peers. Promote yourself as an ASLMS Member. Access Lasers in Surgery and Medicine on-line. Submit a manuscript. Read the newsletter The LightReader. Maintain your contact information. Participate in continuing education offerings. Submit an abstract. Participate in the silent auction. Learn about our industry partners. Grants / Awards. Become an informed and active member.

42 Silent Auction Annual Conference Silent Auction Bidders For the past four years, ASLMS has held a Silent Auction in conjunction with the ASLMS Annual Conference. Net proceeds from the Silent Auction supports research projects designed to foster the development and use of lasers and other related technologies in medical and surgical applications. Can’t attend upcoming Annual Conference? Don’t worry—items will be available for bid on-line prior to the Conference. Any items that do not receive winning bids on-site during the Conference, will be placed back on-line for bidding with 24 hours.

43 I’m Set-up in Member Services, Now What? Paying your dues and contributing to research. Network with your peers. Promote yourself as an ASLMS Member. Access Lasers in Surgery and Medicine on-line. Submit a manuscript. Read the newsletter The LightReader. Maintain your contact information. Participate in continuing education offerings. Submit an abstract. Participate in the silent auction. Learn about our industry partners. Grants / Awards. Become an informed and active member.

44 Partnership with Industry The Industry Advisory Council works with ASLMS to increase the value of Society membership, improve patient care by supporting research initiatives, and the clinical application of lasers and related technologies in medicine and surgery. Companies who exhibit at the Annual Conference and members of the Industry Advisory Council are invited to post their new products. The New Product/Application Section will keep you informed of the latest developments within the laser and other related technologies field. For more information click on the “Industry” tab at the top of the ASLMS Web site.

45 I’m Set-up in Member Services, Now What? Paying your dues and contributing to research. Network with your peers. Promote yourself as an ASLMS Member. Access Lasers in Surgery and Medicine on-line. Submit a manuscript. Read the newsletter The LightReader. Maintain your contact information. Participate in continuing education offerings. Submit an abstract. Participate in the silent auction. Learn about our industry partners. Grants / Awards. Become an active and informed member.

46 Dr. Horace Furumoto Innovations Professional Development Award The ASLMS is very pleased to administer the annual Dr. Horace Furumoto Innovations Professional Development Award. This award was founded by Candela Corporation, Cynosure, and DEKA to memorialize the genius, leadership, and commitment of Dr. Horace Furumoto. These firms have joined together to create an endowment which annually may award up to $10,000 to an individual(s) who displays the potential for leadership and innovation characterized by Dr. Furumoto. Horace Furumoto, Ph.D. For more information, click on “Research Grant/Awards” tab on the ASLMS Web site.

47 Research Grant Program ASLMS supports research projects designed to foster the development and use of lasers and other related technologies in medical and surgical applications. Any individual or organization desiring to conduct research which fosters the development and/or use of lasers in medical or surgical applications is eligible to apply. Individuals who are applying can submit either as a student or non-student researcher. Photo courtesy of Beckman Laser Institute For more information click on the “Research Grants/Awards” tab at the top of the ASLMS Web site.

48 Awards Caroline and William Mark Memorial Award Ellet H. Drake Lectureship Award Leon Goldman Memorial Award Nursing / Allied Health Excellence Award For more information click on the “Research Grants/Awards” tab at the top of the ASLMS Web site.

49 I’m Set-up in Member Services, Now What? Paying your dues and contributing to research. Network with your peers. Promote yourself as an ASLMS Member. Access Lasers in Surgery and Medicine on-line. Submit a manuscript. Read the newsletter The LightReader. Maintain your contact information. Participate in continuing education offerings. Submit an abstract. Participate in the silent auction. Learn about our industry partners. Grants / Awards. Become an informed and active member.

50 Bylaws Outline the primary purpose and functioning of the organization. Code of Ethics Membership in the ASLMS implies that both physician as well as non-physician members maintain the highest ethical standards and adhere to the tenets, standards, and principles. Failure to uphold these tenets may subject the member to dismissal from the ASLMS. Governance For more information Click on “Governance” under the Member Services tab on the ASLMS Web site.

51 Board Officers/Executive Committee President R. Rox Anderson, M.D. (Term completed April 2010) Vice President Brian D. Zelickson, M.D. (Term completed April 2010) Brian D. Zelickson, M.D. R. Rox Anderson, M.D.

52 President-Elect E. Duco Jansen, Ph.D. (Term completed April 2010) Past President Brian S. Biesman, M.D. (Term completed April 2010) Brian S. Biesman, M.D. E. Duco Jansen, Ph.D. Board Officers/Executive Committee

53 Secretary J. Stuart Nelson, M.D., Ph.D. (Term completed April 2012) Treasurer George J. Hruza, M.D., M.B.A. (Term completed April 2011) J. Stuart Nelson, M.D., Ph.D. George J. Hruza, M.D., M.B.A. Board Officers/Executive Committee

54 Richard O. Gregory, M.D. Historian Richard O. Gregory, M.D. (Term completed April 2012) Board Officers/Executive Committee

55 Board Division Representative Responsibilities Participate in Board discussions representing the division’s perspective. Communicate Board Policies and actions back to members of their division. Division categories: –Basic Science –Industrial/Marketing –Industrial R&D –Biomedical Engineering –Laser Safety –Laser Medicine –Laser Surgery –Nursing/Allied Health

56 Division Representatives Basic Science Juanita J. Anders, Ph.D. (Term completed April 2011) Basic Science Nathaniel M. Fried, M.D. (Term completed April 2010) Industrial/Marketing Robert E. Grove, Ph.D. (Term completed April 2011) Industrial/R&D Kathleen McMillan, Ph.D. (Term completed April 2010)

57 Division Representatives Biomedical Engineering Guillermo Aguilar, Ph.D. (Term completed April 2011) Laser Safety Ronald Waynant, Ph.D. (Term completed April 2010) Laser Medicine Melanie C. Grossman, M.D. (Term completed April 2010) Laser Medicine Robert A. Weiss, M.D. (Term completed April 2012)

58 Division Representatives Laser Surgery Karen M. Joos, M.D., Ph.D. (Term completed April 2010) Laser Surgery Elizabeth L. Tanzi, M.D. (Term completed April 2012) Laser Surgery Jason N. Pozner, M.D. (Term completed April 2012) Nursing/Allied Health Patricia A. Owens, R.N. (Term completed April 2011)

59 Other Leadership Positions Director of Continuing Medical Education Raymond J. Lanzafame, M.D., M.B.A. (Term completed April 2012) Director of Safety David H. Sliney, Ph.D. (Term completed April 2010) Legal Advisor David J. Goldberg, M.D., J.D. (Term completed April 2010) Editor-in-Chief, Lasers in Surgery and Medicine J. Stuart Nelson, M.D., Ph.D. (Term completed April 2015)

60 Committees Audit Awards Constitution and Bylaws Education and Standards Innovations Electronic Communication and Publications Ethics and Conflict of Interest Government Liaison Human Resources International Affairs Investment Marketing and Public Relations Nominating Program and Education Research and Development Safety Silent Auction If you are interested in participating on a Committee, please contact the ASLMS Central Office by November 1, If you are interested in participating on a Committee, please contact the ASLMS Central Office by November 1, 2009.

61 Become an ASLMS Fellow Fellowship status is granted to members who qualify by their activities and who have been Members in good standing for a period of two (2) years. Fellows must accumulate a minimum of two (2) points in each three (3) year period in order to maintain Fellow status. For more information regarding Fellow status, please consult the “Administrative Regulations” located under “Governance” under the Member Services tab on the ASLMS Web site. ACTIVITY POINT VALUE Attend Annual Conference2.0 Committee Participation0.5 Publish Paper in Society’s Journal1.0 Author/Co-Author Paper Presented at Annual Conference0.5 Serve as Faculty at Society-Sponsored Course/CME Activity0.5 Serve as Reviewer for Lasers in Surgery and Medicine0.5 Reviewer for Research Grant Applications0.5 Other Activity Approved by the BoardAs determined

62 ASLMS Staff

63 Executive Director Dianne Dalsky - (FTE with ASLMS since 1985) Responsible for the administration and operation of the Society Supports and implements policies, programs, and procedures established by the Board Provides leadership for the development and implementation of administrative procedures Responsible for the financial management of the ASLMS Coordinates Human Resource function

64 ASLMS Staff Strategic Initiatives Director Ken Day, Ph.D. - (.5 FTE with ASLMS since 2006) Provides leadership for Board and organization planning and development Develops and implements ASLMS research initiatives Provides leadership for the development and implementation of innovative programs Provides leadership for industry relations Board development

65 ASLMS Staff Program and Services Coordinator Barb Brown, CPS - (FTE with ASLMS since 2006) Coordinates ASLMS and A. Ward Ford research programs Coordinates the selection process for the Horace Furumoto Innovations Professional Development Award Coordinates the implementation of the Fundamentals of Lasers in Health Care course Coordinates the knowledge based testing program Provides support for IT and telephone systems Assists in the development/implementation of new ASLMS programs/services

66 ASLMS Staff Accounting Assistant Paula Deffner - (.75 FTE with ASLMS since 2007) Prepares financial reports Responsible for accounts payable Responsible for annual charitable registrations Assist with preparation of annual budget Monthly reconciliation of ASLMS accounts

67 ASLMS Staff Member and Customer Service Assistant Diane Dodds - (FTE with ASLMS since 2007) Telephone and general communications including Annual Conference registration inquiries Manages membership application process Administers membership recruitment/retention activities Administers Member-Get-A-Member and activity points program Produces “The LightReader” newsletter

68 ASLMS Staff Industry Relations Specialist Jane Frohm - (FTE with ASLMS since 1990) Organizes and markets Annual Conference exhibits Administers annual Silent Auction Supports Industry Advisory Council activities including acquisition and retention of members Acquires industry sponsorship for ASLMS activities Processes account receivables Works with third-party company for Annual Conference registrations

69 ASLMS Staff Conference Specialist Corri Marschall - (FTE with ASLMS since 2004) Researches and negotiates contracts for Annual Conference facilities Organizes on-site Annual Conference logistics with facility Processes scientific Annual Conference abstracts Processes CME credits/CE contact hours for educational programs Assists with the preparation of Annual Conference budget

70 ASLMS Staff CME/Conference Coordinator Michelle Theiler - (FTE with ASLMS since 1990) Advises the Program Chair/Program and Education Committee to develop and implement educational programs at the Annual Conference Ensures compliance with CME regulations to maintain ACCME accreditation Coordinates Annual Conference abstract and travel grant programs Developed ongoing ePoster program and coordinates audiovisual requirements for educational programs at Annual Conference Provides support for IT operating systems

71 Upcoming Events / Deadlines 2010 Board of Directors Nomination Deadline September 15, Annual Conference Abstract and Travel Grant Deadline October 26, 2009

72 Upcoming Events / Deadlines International Cooperating Society Application Deadline February 1, 2010 July 1, Research Grant Deadline January 11, Dr. Horace Furumoto Innovations Professional Development Award Deadline January 31, 2010

73 Remember, this is your Society! Become an active member. If you would like more information or are interested in serving on a Committee, please contact the Central Office. (715) Remember, this is your Society! Become an active member. If you would like more information or are interested in serving on a Committee, please contact the Central Office. (715)


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