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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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    3 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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ASDS Annual Meeting

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The 2016 ASDS Annual Meeting – Nov. 10 to 13 in New Orleans – will present a comprehensive program spanning the field of dermatologic surgery. Attendees can focus on their area of interest with one of five concurrent tracks containing extensive programing – or choose sessions from across the tracks for a wide-ranging experience. Plus, many networking opportunities and over 120 exhibits will provide the tools, insights and inspiration needed to take practices to the next level. 


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More value – Complimentary Targeted TalksAdded hands-on workshops and live patient demonstrationsView Program_purpleA robust practice management track to educate the entire office team – developed in cooperation with the Association of Dermatology Administrators and Managers (ADAM)Fun, innovative sessions including Iron Surgeon, Family Feud and Shark TankMaintenance of Certification help with the MOCarena offering MOC-SA creditsExpanded pre-conference program covering anatomy and three focused hands-on workshopsUnopposed time to interact with more than 120 exhibitorsMany networking events to foster camaraderie and build lasting connections

Attendee Information

General Dermatology / Dermatologic Surgery

  • 21 general dermatology sessions 
  • Sessions focused on advanced content and technique nuances
  • Highlights: neck rejuvenation, the latest facial shaping and skin tightening techniques, the newest injectables on the market and enhancing natural-looking results

Cosmetic Dermatologic Surgery

  • 27 leading-edge cosmetic sessions 
  • Faculty from around the globe
  • Highlights: neck rejuvenation, the latest facial shaping and skin tightening techniques, the newest injectables on the market and enhancing natural-looking results

Reconstructive Dermatologic Surgery

  • 16 reconstructive sessions 
  • New faculty from top institutions and practice settings
  • Highlights: complex reconstruction, comprehensive flap techniques and avoidance of bleeding

Skin Cancer, Mohs Micrographic Surgery

  • 10 skin cancer and Mohs sessions 
  • Increased focus on team approach and the latest in treatment plans and patient care
  • Highlights: multi-disciplinary skin cancer treatments, dermatopathology, a comprehensive literature review and case-based cancer coding and billing

Practice Management / Regulatory

  • 17 practice management sessions 
  • Comprehensive focus on myriad aspects of practice management from software to promotions to patient interface
  • Highlights: patient hospitality, online reputation management, physician payment issues and hot topic roundtable discussions


Offering unmatched programming and networking opportunities for Residents and Young Dermatologic Surgeons

  • Resident and YDS Highlights 
  • Golden Scalpel Knowledge Bowl Test your knowledge of dermatologic surgery! This fast-paced event challenges teams of residents as they compete in a Jeopardy-style competition. The fastest team to “buzz-in” with the most correct answers to multiple choice questions wins. Want to participate? Email Steven Hlavik for more information.

Exhibitors & Corporate Supporters

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