Attendance at Professional Meetings and Conferences (Category 7), is worth a point maximum of 4 CM points.

The following are BLS approved events that an LSO can attend to gain one (1) Certification Maintenance point per full day (6+ hours) of attendance: 
  • American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS) Annual Meeting
  • Bay Area Laser Safety Officers Meetings
  • BIOS & LASE meeting at Photonics West
  • Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO)
  • DOE LSO Workshop (2020 DOE LSO Workshop Information)
  • International Congress on the Applications of Lasers and Electro-Optics (ICALEO)
  • International Laser Safety Conference (ILSC)
  • Laser Additive Manufacturing Workshop (LAM)
  • OSA Laser Congress
  • Sciton Laser Fundamentals
  • Sciton User Summits
The following events may be worth CM points based on each laser safety or laser application related session (see the time-specific point breakdown below).

Please fill out a Conference Verification Worksheet identifying laser-related sessions attended. CM Points are determined based on length of laser safety and laser application sessions attended.

  • American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Exposition (AIHCE)
  • Association of Perioperative Registered Nurses (AORN) Annual Meeting
  • Health Physics Society Annual Meeting

Point Breakdown:
< 2 hours = ¼ CM point
2 hours to 4 hours = ½ CM point
4 hours to 6 hours = ¾ CM point
> 6 hours to 1 day = 1 CM point

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