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    What is a dermatologic surgeon?

    One of the most innovative and progressive medical subspecialties, these ASDS experts perform medically necessary and cosmetic treatment and procedures to improve skin health and beauty.

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    From aging skin to skin cancer...

    No one is more qualified to help than an ASDS member dermatologist. Each year, these skilled doctors perform 5 million cosmetic procedures and 2.6 million skin cancer treatments.

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    One American dies of melanoma almost every hour

    The good news: With early detection, melanoma has an almost 100 percent five-year survival rate. Schedule a free skin cancer screening today.

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    From crow's feet to spider veins...

    You'll look and feel your best when ASDS member dermatologists combine their training and expertise with the widest range of options available.

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    Get Hands-On Experience with the Latest Lasers

    Join ASDS experts June 7-8 in Boston to explore new laser technologies and techniques at the Mastery of Lasers and Energy-based Procedures for Optimal Patient Outcomes course. Practice new techniques and evaluate emerging technologies for scar, tattoo and hair removal as well as vascular and pigmented lesions. Learn new options for skin tightening and fractional ablative and non-ablative resurfacing procedures as well as how to prevent and manage complications. Rotate through six different laser stations with hands-on practice at each that include simulated skin surgical models, including laser removal of tattoos and real human hair.


    Apply online for research grants through June 24

    Fund your important research through the Cutting Edge Research Grant Program. Up to $100,000 will be awarded through this online-only grant process. Application submissions are accepted on any topic; however, Board-directed research topics are recommended. The goal of the program is to stimulate a broad scope of research relevant to dermatologic surgeons and the specialty at-large.


    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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    Submit Abstracts by May 15 for ASDS Annual Meeting

    Submit your abstracts for the ASDS Annual Meeting Nov. 6 to 9 in San Diego by May 15. Abstracts can be submitted for oral or poster presentation online in seven categories: neuromodulators and fillers; cosmeceuticals; general cosmetic dermatologic surgery; general reconstructive dermatologic surgery; lasers and light-based technology; liposuction and body sculpting; tumor oncology and research; and Mohs surgery/skin cancer. 

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    Nominations sought for Stegman Award

    Nominations are being accepted through May 30 for the prestigious Samuel J. Stegman, MD, Award for Distinguished Service. This award honors members of the ASDS who, through individual effort, have made significant contributions to further the Society’s goals through leadership, education, organizational service and research. ASDS members in good standing may nominate a colleague whose contributions exemplify those of Dr. Stegman and past award recipients. Learn more, download a nomination form and submit it today.