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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 programming – or choose sessions from across the tracks for a wide-ranging experience. Plus, many networking opportunities and more than 120 exhibits will provide the tools, insights and inspiration needed to take practices to the next level.

On-site registration will be available in the Elite Ballroom Foyer at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans starting Wednesday at 8 a.m. 

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Program Highlights

  • Pie chart with text Strengthen your expertise – Hear from 260+ expert speakers leading more than 90 sessions in five concurrent tracks.
  • Expanded pre-conference program – Maximize your time and educational experience with an anatomy primer, three focused hands-on workshops and ASDS Unplugged.
  • More value – Enjoy all Targeted Talks without additional fees, plus earn 50 complimentary MOC-SA self-assessment credits.
  • Learn the latest innovations and new techniques – A record number of 228 abstracts will be published including oral and poster presentations.
  • Added hands-on workshops – Take advantage of increased capacity and more pre-conference workshops.
  • Enjoy engaging, creative sessions – Learn best practices with interactive sessions such as the Iron Surgeon, Family Feud, Shark Tank and the MOCarena.
  • Educate your office team – Enhance patient interactions, strengthen marketing skills and become more tech savvy with a robust practice management track team, developed in part with ADAM.
  • Build connections with dermatologic surgery experts – Foster camaraderie at networking events including the Welcome Reception, Networking Reception and Silent Auction and the 11th Annual ASDS Gala.
  • Capitalize on unopposed exhibit time – Discover the best products and services for your practice from 126 exhibiting companies.

Attendee Information

Add the Member Business Meeting Breakfast on Friday, Nov. 11, to your schedule for society updates. Download the ASDS Member Mobile App via the App Store or Google Play for the latest meeting information.



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Pre-Conference Program, Nov. 9

Set your foundation, improve your technique and gain insights from experts.

  • Primer on Anatomy for Injectables, Tumor Excision / Wound Repair and Veins – Review relevant anatomy its role in safe and effective treatments, instrument choice and executing and finessing techniques.
  • Hands-on Workshop: Sclerotherapy and Vein Techniques – Learn patient assessment and how to choose appropriate treatments, approaches and techniques; then practice skills.
  • Hands-on Workshop: Tumor Excision / Wound Repair – Master standard and Mohs techniques, complex linear closures, Z-plasty repairs, rotation and advancement flaps.
  • Hands-on Workshop: Injectable Techniques – Practice basic and complex techniques including anatomical considerations and accuracy to increase predictability, safety and efficiency.
  • ASDS Unplugged: Straight Talk about Devices and More – Enjoy a light dinner and a no-holds-barred discussion as ASDS experts share insights on optimizing cosmeceutical and topical agents, a comprehensive approach to body contouring, leading-edge approaches to energy-based devices and international perspective on injectables and threads.

Social and Networking Events

Make lifelong connections with peers.

  • Mardi Gras Magic at the ASDS Annual Gala – Revel in an authentic Mardi Gras experience at the famous Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World with dinner and a live band! Contact ASDS at 847-956-0900 to purchase your tickets today. Matching Funds Sponsor: The Allergan Foundation.
  • Welcome Reception – Enjoy refreshments and a New Orleans-style parade. Graciously supported by Merz Aesthetics. 
  • Networking Reception and Silent Auction – Bid on exciting items and help support ASDS educational programs. Make a donation. 
  • Practice Management Hot Topic Roundtables – Bring your top challenges and burning questions to discuss with dermatology administrators and managers.
  • Quest SIG meetings – Share ideas and experience with fellow ASDS members. The following SIGs are meeting: Advocacy SIG; Body Contouring SIG; Surgical Directors Forum; Wrinkles, Folds, Volumizing SIG; Skin Cancer/Reconstruction SIG.
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Exhibit Hall Highlights

Find the best solutions for your practice with 126 companies. View the Exhibitor Listing and Floor Plan.

  • DermMatch-Up – Create a schedule and maximize your time by setting up advance appointments with exhibitors. Available from the ASDS Member App or online.
  • Recharge! – Enjoy complimentary lunches, beverage breaks and mobile device charging stations.
  • Scientific posters – View the latest research with 32 posters.
  • Free Video Thursday – Schedule your free, short, professionally produced consumer-facing video. (Members only)
  • Free Photo Friday – Get a free professional photo for Quest, CVs, promotions and more! (Members only)
  • Sample Saturday – Collect free samples and giveaways from participating exhibitors.
  • Patient Photo Best Practices – Learn the basics and gain experience with multiple imaging devices.

Residents and Young Dermatologic Surgeons

Experience unmatched programming and networking opportunities.

  • Golden Scalpel Knowledge Bowl – Test your knowledge of dermatologic surgery with this fast-paced, Jeopardy-style event. Want to participate? Email Steven Hlavik. Graciously supported by Merz Aesthetics. 
  • Resident Luncheon – Get to know ASDS and fellow residents. (Complimentary, registration required) Graciously supported by Merz Aesthetics. 
  • Resident Networking Reception – Make connections for a successful career. (Complimentary, registration required) Graciously supported by La Roche-Posay and SkinCeuticals. 
  • Young Dermatologic Surgeon Breakfast – Compare notes and exchange advice with colleagues while enjoying a hot breakfast buffet. (Complimentary, registration required) Graciously supported by Galderma. 
  • Morning Hospitality Suite – Connect with peers and plan your day while enjoying a light, complimentary breakfast. Supported by Merz Aesthetics. 
  • Free Photo Friday – Get a free professional headshot to use as you start your career! (Members only)
  • Hands-on workshop: Tumor Excision/Wound Repair – Designed exclusively for those new in practice, learn and practice experts’ techniques. (Registration required) Supported by Ethicon. 
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Hot Topic Sessions

Learn new developments and technologies at independent sessions hosted by industry.

  • Advancements in Lip and Perioral Treatment; Hosted by Allergan. 
  • Infini High-intensity Focused RF – The "Hottest New Topic!" Real Science-Proven Results; Hosted by Lutronic. 
  • UltraShape® Power – Advanced Body Shaping – What’s New; Hosted by Syneron Candela. 
  • Facial Rejuvenation: Understanding the Options for Repositioning & Tightening Facial Tissue & How to Incorporate Injectables & Energy Devices for Optimal Result; Hosted by Thermi. 
  • He Said, She Said: How to Turn High CoolSculpting Demand into Practice Revenue; Hosted by Zeltiq. 
  • Alpha Ret™ – The New Allure Beauty Breakthrough Award Winner; Hosted by SkinBetter Science. 

Exhibitors & Corporate Supporters


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