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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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    Cast your vote!

    It’s time to decide – who will be the next ASDS and ASDSA leaders? The 2015 election is now open for the ASDS and ASDSA Boards of Directors. All eligible voting members with a valid email address have received a link to the election site and a unique individual ballot code. Members who do not have a valid email address on file (or who share an email address with another member) will receive a ballot packet via mail. Candidate biographical information, industry relationships and position statements are on the ASDS website, the election site and in the ballot packet. The election closes June 26.

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    Download new videos for Skin Cancer Awareness Month

    A pair of powerful American Society for Dermatologic Surgery 30-second videos are available to help mark Skin Cancer Awareness Month. The first helps help raise awareness about the need for men to adopt sun-protective behaviors, while the second features women's basketball coach Lisa Pace's cautionary story about the perils of indoor tanning. Both videos are available for download, and ASDS members are encouraged to use them on their websites, in emails or for social media posts.

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    One day. 25 top experts. Global advances in minimally invasive aesthetics.

    Join 25 leading dermatologic surgery experts as they candidly discuss current breakthroughs and latest treatment options during the State-of-the-Art in Minimally Invasive Aesthetics: Global Advances, June 8 before the 23rd World Congress of Dermatology. Learn techniques to enhance outcomes and solve perplexing patient predicaments such as managing vascular problems, restoring volume to the cheeks and temple, rejuvenating the hands and décolletage, eliminating crow’s feet and bunny lines and reducing submental fat with ATX-101. Register today! 

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    Join us in Chicago for the 2015 ASDS Annual Meeting

    Get your first choice of 75+ sessions, hands-on workshops and valuable networking opportunities by registering now for the ASDS Annual Meeting, Oct. 15-18 in Chicago. The premier educational experience for dermatologists committed to excellence in cosmetic, Mohs, reconstructive and general dermatologic procedures, the ASDS Annual Meeting offers dermatologists worldwide the unique opportunity to expand their skills, learn the latest research and techniques and improve patient care — all in one venue.


    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.