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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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    Feature 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 ofindoor tanning. Both videos are available for download, and ASDS members are encouraged to use them on 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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    Climb to the next level of success

    Applications are being accepted through May 11 for the 2015-16 Future Leaders Network, a year-long ASDS program for young leaders and mentors that offers leadership and project management training exercises while working with a professional facilitator. Develop all the essential skills you need to become a leader in dermatologic surgery! 

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    Submit abstracts by May 11 for ASDS Annual Meeting

    Submit your abstracts for the ASDS Annual Meeting Oct. 15 to 18 in Chicago by May 11. Abstracts can be submitted for oral or poster presentation online in seven categories: neuromodulators and fillers; cosmeceuticals; general cosmetic dermatologic surgery; general reconstructive dermatologic surgery; lasers and energy-based technology; liposuction and body sculpting; tumor oncology and research; and Mohs surgery/skin cancer. 


    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.