The American Society for
Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) and the Dermatologic & Aesthetic Surgery
International League (DASIL) have approved a new partnership that will improve
the awareness of and access to the organizations’ educational programs.
The groups will collaborate
to advance two international mentoring programs, with members of both groups
encouraged to participate in existing programs and cross-promotional exchanges.
“Our organizations have
complementary interests,” said ASDS President Mitchel P. Goldman, M.D. “ASDS is
a mature organization well-known for the excellence of its educational programs
and faculty. The younger and growing DASIL, meanwhile, focuses on advancing
dermatologic surgery education to all parts of the world outside the United
“Since our inaugural meeting
in Malta in 2012, our charge has been to offer top-notch educational programs
in dermatologic and aesthetic surgery around the planet, and to foster growth
of the dermatologic surgery specialty around the world,” said DASIL President
Sheldon V. Pollack, M.D. “This new partnership helps both organizations fulfill
Pollack noted DASIL’s already
close, existing ASDS ties. He, Treasurer and Past President Michael H. Gold, M.D.,
and President-Elect Marc B. Roscher, M.D., are all ASDS members.
Under the partnership, the
organizations will work together on two ASDS international programs – the
International Traveling Mentorship Program and the International Preceptorship
Program. Both are financially supported by the Lawrence Field, MD,
International Dermatologic Surgery Educational Exchange Fund.
“We pride ourselves on being a
premier non-profit educational force in dermatology surgery,”
Pollack said. “We welcome programs that help bring new techniques and
procedures in the field to countries around the world.”
DASIL also will become a
co-sponsoring organization of the Dermatologic
Surgery journal, the official publication for ASDS, American College of
Mohs Surgery and International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery. Among other
advantages, each DASIL member will receive a subscription to the journal, and
DASIL will be invited to promote its educational programs. Its members and
those of ANAS also will be encouraged to submit articles to the publication.
“Working together benefits
both ASDS and DASIL,” said Goldman. “We look forward to a long and successful
American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) is the largest specialty
organization exclusively representing dermatologic surgeons who have unique
training and experience to treat the health, function and beauty of your skin.
ASDS members are pioneers in the field. Many are involved in the clinical
studies that bring popular treatments to revitalize skin and fill and diminish
wrinkles to the forefront. Their work has helped create and enhance many of the
devices that remove blemishes, hair and fat, and tighten skin. Dermatologic
surgeons also are experts in skin cancer prevention, detection and treatment.
As the incidence of skin cancer rises, dermatologic surgeons are committed to
taking steps to minimize the life-threatening effects of this disease. For more
information, visit www.asds.net.
& Aesthetic Surgery International League (DASIL) was founded in 2012 to create a global community for the
open exchange of knowledge and innovation by physicians specializing in
dermatologic and aesthetic surgery and to be an innovative non-profit
educational force in dermatologic surgery.
DASIL’s charge is to offer top-notch
educational programs in dermatologic and aesthetic surgery around the planet
and to foster growth of the dermatologic surgery specialty around the world.
Through ongoing educational activities and by establishing a higher standard of
care, people living around the world will benefit from safer, more effective
dermatologic and aesthetics treatments. For more information, visit www.thedasil.org.