Welcome to the ASLMS 34th Annual
Conference Abstract & Travel Grant Submission Site.
Before submitting an abstract you must review the Guidelines for Review and
Selection of Abstracts and then
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abstract or submit a Travel Grant, please
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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 stipulation).
- 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
- 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
- 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 consideration.
- Abstracts must be of high quality and be presented with no bias toward a
- 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 of patients.
- 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 materials.
- 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