Participants at the 2013 Annual Meeting get in some hands-on training.
New developments in
dermatologic surgery – ranging from research breakthroughs and innovative
technologies to advances in skin cancer and cosmetic skin treatments – will
headline the 2014 Annual Meeting of the American Society for Dermatologic
Nearly 1,000 dermatologists and
others in the dermatologic surgery field are expected to attend the ASDS Annual
Meeting, being held Nov. 6 to 9 in San Diego. Participants will learn the
latest breakthroughs and advances in injectables, lasers, sclerotherapy, body sculpting,
fat transfer, skin tightening, brow-lifts, neck-lifts, skin cancer surgery,
hair transplantation, flaps and grafts.
The 90-plus hours of
scientific and educational sessions are divided into four comprehensive
curriculum tracks: cosmetic dermatology and aesthetic surgery, Mohs and reconstructive
surgery, practice management and young dermatologic surgeons/residents. In all,
more than 65 sessions will cover the entire breadth of the specialty.
“The ASDS Annual Meeting is
the largest and most comprehensive educational program in the country devoted
exclusively to cosmetic and oncologic dermatologic surgery,” said ASDS
President Mitchel P. Goldman, M.D. “It’s the premier educational forum, with
experts from all over the world teaching
the latest clinical information and techniques in cosmetic dermatology,
Mohs and reconstructive surgery and helping them stay at the forefront of the field.”
Must-see sessions this year
- ASDS Unplugged
– Straightforward, unfiltered presentations on soft-tissue fillers, body
rejuvenation, practice management and new technology.
- Cribs: Creating a Sophisticated Dermatology Office – How physicians are shaping their practices into
models of efficiency and patient care.
- Mega-combination Master Session – The masters will present their winning recipes to
combine injectables, lasers and more for the optimal cosmetic outcome.
- Residents’ Knowledge Bowl –A “game
show” to help all residents enhance their training and refresh their knowledge
in preparation for board exams.
- Light up Your Morning – An open-to-all session on laser/light/energy-based
- Upper-, Mid- and Lower-Face Rejuvenation: Injectable
Techniques and Anatomy – A
comprehensive overview of facial rejuvenation, held over three morning sessions.
- Managing Generation X and Y: Can’t Everyone Just Get
Along? – Tips on how to foster a
dynamic, nimble and efficient staff.
- BYOP: Bring Your Own Pearls –Pearls of
wisdom and advice shared by all.
- ABD-MOC Self-assessment Questions – Opportunity to self-assess for 50 ABD-MOC credits
within the scope of the Annual Meeting at no additional charge.
- Iron Surgeon –
Friendly two-person teams competing to receive the audience-awarded gold medal
for the best way to approach an interesting surgical case.
In addition to the educational
sessions, the ASDS Annual Meeting features hands-on training workshops on tumor
excision, injectable techniques and advanced suturing as well as live patient
demonstrations and an exhibit hall with more than 150 booths. Numerous
networking functions include the Ninth Annual Gala, Fifth Annual Flight with
the Masters Wine Tasting and the Welcome Reception. The meeting, sessions,
exhibit hall and social events will be held at the Manchester Grand Hyatt,
along the waterfront in San Diego.
“The ASDS Annual
Meeting allows participants to learn from the masters and to both share and
absorb surgical expertise,” said Kimberly J. Butterwick, MD, 2014 Annual
Meeting Work Group Chair. “It covers the depth and scope of dermatologic
surgery – everything from the basics of new procedures to nuances in
traditional procedures to brand-new techniques and devices – all in a collegial
setting. Whether in formal sessions or casual get-togethers, our new members learn from those who have been in practice
for years and our more experienced members benefit from hearing the latest and
greatest educational pearls. The Annual Meeting is highly interactive, with creative, energetic ideas
everywhere. Our patients are the ones who benefit.”
Registration for the 2014
ASDS Annual Meeting opens in early June, and an early registration discount is
available through Oct. 15. Registration is open to member and non-member
board-certified dermatologists who are actively practicing in or employed full-time
by a medical practice that is focused on dermatologic surgery. In addition,
allied health personnel who are employed by a dermatologic surgeon may attend
with their employer.
For a full listing of 2014
Annual Meeting sessions and to register, visit www.asds.net/annualmeeting or contact ASDS at 847-956-0900. Register
online through the ASDS website for the discounted hotel rate.