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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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Industry Advisory Council (IAC)

Make a difference for you and your organization. Make a difference for the profession.
Make a difference for people around the globe. Become a member of the Industry Advisory Council today!

Members of the Industry Advisory Council (IAC) help make a memorable impact on the future of dermatologic surgery.


Our 2013-14 List of Industry Partners


Formed in 2003, the IAC provides a unique forum for industry representatives and leaders of the ASDS to establish collaborative opportunities through meaningful dialogue about the profession. These rewarding partnerships benefit not only the IAC members, but most importantly the profession, and ultimately the public. IAC members are able to:

Gain unprecedented access to the best minds in the dermatologic surgery profession. Partner with ASDS leaders and other top industry representatives on important endeavors benefiting the profession.Champion innovative projects that enhance all aspects of dermatologic surgery, associated technologies and treatment modalities. Establish long-term quality relations that benefit their organization and the profession.Be recognized within the ASDS member community and beyond.  

Projects under the purview of IAC and ASDS staff support the ASDS vision of universal recognition of dermatologic surgeons as the leaders and experts in the surgical treatment of skin and skin disease and – with the support of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery Association (ASDSA) – are influential voices in setting related health care policy.

The value of membership in the IAC is truly remarkable. It is not only beneficial for individual members and their organizations by advancing the innovative work within the profession, but it benefits the ASDS by raising awareness of its important mission and organizational priorities.

Benefits of IAC membership:

  • One invitation to attend the annual two-day IAC meeting.
  • One invitation to attend the President’s Dinner during the the ASDS Annual Meeting.
  • One invitation to attend the President’s Reception held on Thursday evening during the ASDS Annual Meeting.
  • One invitation to attend the IAC Lunch Meeting on Saturday afternoon during the ASDS Annual Meeting.
  • Inclusion on industry “priority list” for Society and member activities.
  • Priority exhibit points for booth space during the ASDS Annual Meeting.
  • Recognition as an IAC member in the ASDS Annual Report, Currents (the Society’s bimonthly magazine), the ASDS website and at the ASDS Annual Meeting.
  • Two memberships in the ASDS at the Adjunct Member status.
  • Lapel pin recognition to distinguish company and representative IAC members.
  • Subscription to quarterly newsletter, Industry Advisory Council Update.

Adjunct Member of ASDS

Any individual who works for a commercial firm, consultant or other organization that supplies products and/or services to the dermatology/dermatologic surgery market and who is not directly involved in patient care is eligible to be an Adjunct Member. Adjunct Members have the right to attend membership meetings and to serve on committees and councils but are not eligible to vote or serve in any elective office. Adjunct Members are obligated to pay all dues and assessments imposed on Adjunct members under Article V of the ASDS Bylaws. 

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