ASLMS Joins AIMBE Council of Societies

Wausau, WI – E. Duco Jansen, Ph.D. and Warren Grundfest, M.D.  will represent the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, Inc. (ASLMS) in the Council of Societies, a coordination mechanism of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE). 

“In today’s climate of ever increasing regulatory burdens (FDA), sequestration and seemingly random and shortsighted budget cuts for biomedical research, it is important that the scientific community reaches out and educates lawmakers about the impact of research funding,” commented Dr. Grundfest.

Dr. Grundfest is a professor of electrical engineering and professor of surgery at the UCLA Schools of Engineering and Medicine.  He has published more than 125 papers in the fields of laser applications in medicine, biologic spectroscopy, image-guided minimally invasive surgery and photodynamic therapy. 

According to, “As AIMBE’s mechanism to coordinate and enhance interaction among 16 scientific organizations in medical and biological engineering, the Council of Societies:

▪ Provides a collaborative forum for the establishment of society member positions on issues affecting the field of medical and biological engineering;

▪ Fosters intersociety dialogue and cooperation, providing a cohesive public representation for medical and biological engineering, and;

▪ Provides a way to coordinate activities of member societies with the activities of academia, government, the health care sector, industry and the public and private biomedical communities.”

“I believe this is an important thing for us to be part of and I believe that we can have more impact by joining forces with numerous other professional societies in the area of medical and biological engineering under the AIMBE umbrella than we could as ASLMS alone,” said Dr. Jansen.

Dr. Jansen is a professor of Biomedical Engineering and Neurosurgery at Vanderbilt University.  He has published nearly 100 scholarly articles and book chapters in addition to approximately 250 conference abstracts and proceedings. 

ASLMS has joined with fifteen other organizations in the AIMBE Council of Societies which include the American Association of Physicists in Medicine, the American College of Clinical Engineering and the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, to name a few.

“AIMBE is a non-profit advocacy organization headquartered in Washington, D.C., representing nearly 50,000 individuals made up of the top 2% of medical and biological engineers,” according to

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