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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 E-Learning and CME Claims

This collection of online resources is constantly growing. Check back often!

ASDS e-Learning Portal


The ASDS e-Learning portal contains the following resources. For questions or login issues, please contact Kim Santaniello

ASDS Circle of Excellence ProgramCircle of Excellence

The ASDS Circle of Excellence program – offering its first designation in soft-tissue fillers – is an attestation to peers, patients and referring physicians of mastery of a particular core area of knowledge in dermatologic surgery. ASDS members earn the designation for a dermatologic surgery track by participating in and documenting required learning activities then complete a self-assessment with an 85 percent or higher score. $399 ASDS member only.

CME Claims

Claim credit for ASDS courses you have attended and be that much closer to earning your Circle of Excellence designation! No cost.

Online Courses

Chemical Peel Series

The three-part Chemical Peel provides a comprehensive review of superficial, medium and deep chemical peels including selection, application and complications. $139 ASDS Member / $279 Non-Member.

  • Chemical Peels: The Science, Skin Preparation and Patient Selection: Learn proper patient selection, understand skin anatomy and cell function and formulate a pre- and post-resurfacing skin care regimen for superficial peels. $69 ASDS Member / $138 Non-Member.
  • Chemical Peels: Attributes and Techniques for Medium, Deep and Combination Peels: Compare medium and deeps peels, understand peel depth selection and performance and review after-care patient management. Selection rational and application techniques for combination peels are addressed. $69 ASDS Member / $138 Non-Member.
  • Chemical Peels: A Case Study Approach to Managing Complications: Manage complications of medium to deep peels, and learn strategies to improve patient outcomes. $69 ASDS Member / $138 Non-Member.
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    Mini-MBA:
  • Successful Practice Management: Learn pearls from well-run practices including developing a practice plan; improving front and back office efficiencies; avoiding HIPPA pitfalls; tips to reduce expense drivers; outsourcing; cosmetic practice considerations; and safeguarding your practice against bad employees. (2014) Moderators: Jody A. Comstock, MD; Heidi A. Waldorf, MD $49 ASDS Member / $69 Non-Member.
  • Successful Practice Marketing: Learn proven methods for effective practice marketing and patient communications including tips to: make the most of local media; market a multi-physician/multi-office practice; reach your existing patients; use ASDS statistics to increase message impact. (2014) Moderators: Michael H. Gold, MD; Mitchel P. Goldman, MD $49 ASDS Member / $69 Non-Member.
  • Successful Practice Management: Learn strategies and techniques used by well-run practices including fundamentals that lead to successful practice management; the latest ideas for expanding office-based dispensing; economics of cosmetic procedures; and how to decide on a practice business model. (2015) Moderator: Mark S. Nestor, MD, PhD  $49 ASDS Member / $69 Non-Member.
  • Successful Practice Marketing: Learn effective practice marketing and patient communications tactics including tips for internal marketing, social media, creating and living a brand identity, using staff to market your practice, and the young cosmetic practice. (2015) Moderators: Michael H. Gold, MD; Ava T. Shamban, MD $49 ASDS Member / $69 Non-Member.

  • Leadership Development Webinars:

    Learn how to become a more effective manager, coach and leader with these sessions produced by Jenny Lewis, the facilitator of the ASDS Future Leaders Network. ASDS members: $10 each / $45 series.

  • Mentoring for Success: Learn core mentoring skills, tips for success, discussion frameworks for effective conversations and tools to jump-start your mentoring relationship.47 min. 
  • Holding Difficult Conversations: Increase confidence by learning how to: effectively provide feedback; listen to the content and the emotional part of a message; avoid making assumptions; and use constructive feedback to address unacceptable behavior. 23 min. 
  • Harnessing the Benefits of Delegation: Harness the energies of team members by learning how to recognize your driving and restraining forces, identify tasks and apply steps for effective delegation and foster accountability. 36 min. 
  • Managing Conflict: Conflict can be productive and lead to new perspectives and innovative approaches. Understand why misunderstandings take place, recognize conflict-management styles and its affect on a situation and review the steps and a dialogue framework to successfully resolve conflicts. 41 min. 
  • Negotiating Skills: Understand key negotiation concepts, recognize the pros and cons of negotiation strategies, understand the negotiation process and learn how to develop your BATNA (Best Alternative To a Negotiated Agreement). 37 min. 
  • Planning & Writing Persuasive Presentations: Failing to plan is planning to fail. Learn how to plan, prepare and write persuasive presentations; tailor content to the audience; use a step-wise model for sequencing your content; and compress or lengthen your presentation on short notice. 41 min.

  • Management of Actinic Keratoses, Squamous Cell Carcinoma and Basal Cell Carcinoma

    Learn how to recognize suspicious lesions, diagnosis techniques, develop a treatment plan, review of common treatment options and when to refer to a board-certified dermatologist. Rachael Moore, MD; 56 min. No cost ASDS Member / $29 Non-Member.

    Medical Triaging & Tips for the Nurse in the Cosmetic Dermatology Practice

    Prepare first-line responders to effectively respond to patient care questions and understand the impact on patient safety and outcom es. Common patient complaints, along with patient presentation and triaging tips, are shown for fillers; neuromodulators; chemical peels; laser, light or energy-devices; sclerotherapy; and liposuction. Sabrina G. Fabi, MD, and Jean Carruthers, MD; 49 min. $69 ASDS Member / $138 Non-Member.



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