Welcome to the ASLMS 36th Annual
Conference Abstract & Travel Grant Submission Site.
Before submitting an abstract you must review the Guidelines for Review
and Selection of Abstracts and then
To edit an existing abstract, or add a new
abstract please log in.
This log in is different than your member log in for ASLMS and requires
that you first register. If you
will be the presenter of an existing abstract and would like to apply
for a Travel Grant
Please note: You must submit an abstract
prior to submitting a travel grant application.
Guidelines for Review and
Selection of Abstracts
The Program Chairperson performs an initial review of all abstract
submissions. The Program Chairperson may at his/her discretion,
re-categorize the abstracts. Abstracts are then submitted to the
individual Section Chairpersons who review, rank, and select abstracts
for presentation at the Annual Conference.
Given the brevity of the abstracts, the Program and Section Chairpersons
realize that the detail level obtained through this process cannot
achieve the level of a full article in a peer-reviewed journal. However,
the spirit of this Annual Conference is that full disclosure (regarding
conflicts of interest as well as details in methodology) will be
expected and must be provided at the time of presentation.
Abstracts that cannot meet these requirements due to intellectual
property concerns, or withhold vital methodology specifics do not
represent the spirit and intent of the Annual Conference and should not
be submitted as they do not meet the criteria for acceptance.
The Section Chairpersons also take into consideration the following
criteria when reviewing abstracts:
- Abstracts must not have been published or
presented previously (clinical series updates are an exception to this
- ASLMS recognizes plagiarism, including
self-plagiarism as a serious problem. All abstracts submitted to the
Annual Conference and all manuscripts submitted to Lasers in Surgery and
Medicine will be submitted to evaluation by iThenticate (or similar)
software in an effort to verify the originality of the works. The
software package is used to verify content has not been plagiarized and
cross references published matter against the submission.
- ALL scientific research referred to,
reported on, or used in the abstract must conform to the generally accepted
standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis.
- Selection of abstracts for presentation will
be limited to those abstracts that report already collected data. Abstracts
must contain tangible factual information and should accurately reflect work
that has actually been performed. Statements such as "results will be
discussed' are unacceptable.
- The number of patients in the study will be
taken into consideration. Scientific, well-designed studies are given
preference over anecdotal findings or single experiment or case. With rare
exception, abstracts that present a single or a small number of cases should
not be accepted for paper presentation, but may be appropriate for ePoster
- Abstracts must be of high quality and be
presented with no bias toward a specific company(ies).
- Recommendations in the abstract involving
clinical medicine must be based on evidence that is accepted within the
profession of medicine as adequate justification for their indications and
contraindications in the care of patients.
- The abstract must not present
recommendations, treatment, or manners of practicing medicine that are not
within the definitions as noted above, are known to have risks or dangers
that outweigh the benefits, or are known to be ineffective in the treatment
- Each author of an abstract submitted to
ASLMS must have made a significant contribution to the research and must
assume responsibility for the content of the abstract.
The number of abstracts submitted by an individual
and/or institution will be taken into consideration. In order to provide
diversity of input, we discourage any one author making more than two
presentations in a session. The other submissions could be submitted for
the ePoster session.
- The purpose of our conference is to
disseminate accurate, balanced and objective information regarding lasers,
other optical sources and related technologies in medicine and surgery.
This purpose is best served by including presentations that are varied in
terms of topics and presenters.
- Abstracts should feature category-specific
data with the expectation of full disclosure regarding methods and
- Full disclosure of Conflict of Interest
(COI) is expected and required of ALL presenting authors and co-authors.
Approved by ASLMS Board of Directors, August 3, 2012