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ASLMS New Member Orientation. Welcome!. Dear New Member, Congratulations and welcome! We are pleased you have selected ASLMS as your professional development organization. . Brian D. Zelickson, M.D . ASLMS President.

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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. Brian D. Zelickson, 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, 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, Brian D. Zelickson, 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. Major Strategic Planning Projects • Strategic Planning Task Force • Preparation of new strategic plan April – August 2011. • Strategic Planning Projects to be announced upon completion of Task Force recommendations.

    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. Access to Member Services (continued) 5. Enter “Member ID#” (Located on top right corner of your “Acceptance Letter” 6. Enter Remaining Contact Information 7. Click “Submit” 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 E-mail. Watch your inbox for important news and announcements! It is the policy of ASLMS to not sell or provide E-mail 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” *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 ResearchYour Donation is Tax Deductible! Since 2007, ASLMS has awarded over $1 million 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. 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. Members Can Earn Reduced Dues! One member = $50 Two members = $100 Three members = $200 Four + members = $300 • Just enter one or two names and E-mail addresses of colleagues whom you are acquainted with. ASLMS will automatically send a pre-produced E-mail message from you directly to the person you’re inviting to join ASLMS. • When your colleague clicks on the link in the E-mail message received, he/she will be referred to the ASLMS Membership Benefits page which provides a quick and easy application process. • ASLMS will automatically record your referrals to ensure that you receive the appropriate reward. • Each applicant has to be approved and pay their membership dues for you to qualify for the reward. 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. Communicate with Members through the on-line Member Directory. • Search for Members by name, city, state, country or specialty. Networking Opportunities • 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. Member Forum – Network with Your Peers • Log in to Member Services • Click on Member Forum Networking Opportunities

    18. 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. Networking Opportunities April 18 – 22, 2012 Kissimmee, Florida For more details: www.aslms.org

    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. 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 E-mail 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. Access the JournalLasers in Surgery and Medicine

    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. 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 EditorLasers in Surgery and MedicinePhone: 615-330-1418E-mail: lsm@manuscriptmgt.com Submit a Manuscript

    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. 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 E-mail ddodds@aslms.org Member Newsletter

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

    29. Maintain Your Contact Information 2. Edit User Info

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

    31. 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. Are You a Board Certified* Physician? *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 CertifiedPhysician Members Add Special Procedures Number of Times Your Information Was Accessed on the ASLMS Physician Locator Site Add Special Procedures 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. Professional Development Institute • 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 www.aslms.org for more information

    35. ASLMS Professional Development Institute Your premiere source for light based energy education conferences, online education, and Web based sharing provided by world renowned experts. Regional Laser Aesthetics Course November 12 & 13, 2011The Beckman Laser Institute Irvine, CA http://www.aslms.org/professional/regionalcourses.shtml 2012 ASLMS Annual Conference April 18-22, 2012Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center Kissimmee, FL 2013 ASLMS Annual Conference April 3 – 7, 2013Sheraton Boston Hotel/Hynes Convention Center Boston, MA

    36. Online Learning • ASLMS is pleased to provide the latest clinical and scientific presentations digitally captured live from our pre-conference courses and Annual Conference.  • Presented by world renowned experts our sessions include a wide variety topics on lasers and related technology  in health care. • FREE to Members Only – Introduction to Medical Lasers and Other Energy Based Systems ($75 value). • Log onto http://www.aslmsecademy.org for more information.

    37. View 2011 ePostersPresented at the 2011 Annual Conference Simply log onto www.aslms.org and click on “Professional Development Institute” Click on 2011 ePosters

    38. View eNewsView videos of evolving applications of lasers in a variety of specialty applications. Simply log onto www.aslms.org and click on “Professional Development Institute” Click eNews

    39. 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.

    40. 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 www.aslms.org for additional details.

    41. Travel Grants 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 www.aslms.org for additional details.

    42. 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.

    43. For the past five years, ASLMS has held a Silent Auction in conjunction with the ASLMS Annual Conference. Silent Auction • 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. Annual Conference Silent Auction Bidders

    44. 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.

    45. 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.

    46. 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.

    47. 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.  The ASLMS is very pleased to administer the annual Dr. Horace Furumoto Innovations Professional Development Award. Horace Furumoto, Ph.D. For more information, click on “Research Grant/Awards” tab on the ASLMS Web site.

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

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

    50. 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.