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    What is a dermatologic surgeon?

    Part of a progressive medical subspecialty, ASDS member dermatologists perform medically necessary and cosmetic procedures to improve the health, function and beauty of skin through every stage of life.

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    From forehead furrows to frown lines…

    Performing more than 5 million cosmetic procedures each year, ASDS member dermatologists offer many treatments that are less intense, safer and have quicker recovery times than ever before.

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    1.5 million Americans are diagnosed with skin cancer every year

    Any suspicious new growths or changes should be examined by a dermatologist immediately. ASDS member dermatologists are trained to select the best treatment choice based on the individual patient.

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    From excess fat to wrinkles…

    Offering a range of office-based cosmetic procedures, ASDS member dermatologists can select the appropriate treatment choice to meet your individual goals.

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    Cast your vote by June 26!

    It’s time to decide – who will be the next ASDS and ASDSA leaders? The 2015 election is now open for the ASDS and ASDSA Boards of Directors. All eligible voting members with a valid email address have received a link to the election site and a unique individual ballot code. Members who do not have a valid email address on file (or who share an email address with another member) will receive a ballot packet via mail. Candidate biographical information, industry relationships and position statements are on the ASDS website, the election site and in the ballot packet. The election closes June 26.

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    Make your practice stand out among the rest

    Get easy-to-implement tips to immediately help increase the bottom line and expand your practice's patient base during the Practice Management, Marketing and Social Media course, July 18-19 in Chicago. Learn where to put marketing dollars, how to effectively use social media and manage your online reputation. Maximize office staff and create an ideal staffing structure to drive revenue. Register the entire practice team to maximize effectiveness.

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    Join us in Chicago for the 2015 ASDS Annual Meeting

    Get your first choice of 75+ sessions, hands-on workshops and valuable networking opportunities by registering now for the ASDS Annual Meeting, Oct. 15-18 in Chicago. The premier educational experience for dermatologists committed to excellence in cosmetic, Mohs, reconstructive and general dermatologic procedures, the ASDS Annual Meeting offers dermatologists worldwide the unique opportunity to expand their skills, learn the latest research and techniques and improve patient care — all in one venue.

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    Download new videos for Skin Cancer Awareness Month

    A pair of powerful American Society for Dermatologic Surgery 30-second videos are available to help mark Skin Cancer Awareness Month. The first helps help raise awareness about the need for men to adopt sun-protective behaviors, while the second features women's basketball coach Lisa Pace's cautionary story about the perils of indoor tanning. Both videos are available for download, and ASDS members are encouraged to use them on their websites, in emails or for social media posts.

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    Optimize techniques for panfacial volume restoration and shaping

    Designed for the more experienced injector, the Advanced Injection Techniques: Maximize Safety and Minimize Complications course, Oct. 3-4 in New York, N.Y. includes live patient demonstrations and case-based presentations to present effective approaches for panfacial volume restoration and shaping. Employing structural tissue layers to enhance outcomes, needle vs. cannula techniques, emerging products and off-label usage and avoiding danger zones will be addressed. Register by July 31 to save $200.