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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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    1.5 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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    Explore Quest, the new digital knowledge network

    Quest logoASDS 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 now available on all devices and free to all ASDS members. This powerful app 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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    Resident scholarships available for cosmetic training course

    Apply today for scholarships to attend the Premier Annual Resident Cosmetic Symposium, April 17-19 in Dallas. Led by Craig F. Teller, MD, and Susan H. Weinkle, MD, along with 12 other top dermatologic surgeons from across the country, residents will receive comprehensive training in the latest cosmetic procedures. This in-depth course features real-world scenarios with case examples, live patient demos, hands-on training and board-review questions. Surgical Directors are invited to attend alongside their residents to network and exchange best practices with peers. A special meeting of the new Surgical Directors Forum will take place during the symposium. Apply today or call 847-956-0900.


    Apply online for research grants through June 1

    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.

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    Read 'Fluence,' the 2014 ASDS / ASDSA Annual Report

    The 2014 ASDS / ASDSA Annual Report – Fluence – highlights the Society's accomplishments of 2014 in a variety of areas – from leadership and membership to branding and advocacy. The initiatives featured in this report will likely change the course of the dermatologic surgery specialty.

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    Share passion for teaching and education

    Share dermatologic surgery expertise worldwide while enhancing training and patient care among the international community with the International Traveling Mentorship Program. To join the network of 150 international mentors and hosts, fill out the application online. Limited travel reimbursement is available for approved program participants.