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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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    Register now for the ASDS Annual Meeting

    AM 2014 FinalJoin your colleagues at the ASDS Annual Meeting, Nov. 6-9 in San Diego for the Society's leading educational event! Registration is now open so reserve your spot to learn the most significant research and techniques for cosmetic, general, reconstructive and Mohs procedures. Don't miss hands-on workshops, live patient demonstrations, fun networking events and more!

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    Building the future...together!

    Share the value you find in ASDS membership with your nonmember colleagues. For each new, active member you recruit, your colleague's application fee will be waived, you will receive a free ASDS publication via Quest, and you both will receive one entry into a drawing to win free 2014 ASDS Annual Meeting registration! Learn more and start recruiting your colleagues.


    Explore Quest, the new digital knowledge network

    ASDS members can now access and organize the knowledge, expertise and educational resources of the ASDS dermatologic surgery community – and take it with them wherever they go. Quest is a new feature-rich iPad app free to all ASDS members, that allows users to search and access ASDS resources, organize and personalize information, add personal content and start or join online discussions. Learn more about Quest and start using this new resource today! 

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    Learn new cosmetic therapies with live demos

    Join co-directors Murad Alam, MD, and Ashish Bhatia, MD, at the Total Body Contouring and Rejuvenation course Sept. 13-14 in Chicago. View live patient demonstrations, practice new techniques on surgical models and learn valuable tips and pearls about non-invasive fat removal, body contouring and lifting, skin tightening and resurfacing, fat transfers and fillers, chemical peels and leg vein treatments. Register online or call 847-956-0900.

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    FDA experts needed

    ASDSA is looking for experts on devices and drugs commonly used by dermatologic surgeons to consult on FDA policy proposals. Besides consultation, the experts also may be asked to travel to FDA Advisory Committee meetings to testify on behalf of ASDSA, and, if needed, present to the FDA Center for Devices and Radiological Health and the FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. Have what it takes? Get more info and apply through Aug. 1.