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    What is a dermatologic surgeon?

    One of the most innovative and progressive medical subspecialties, these ASDS experts perform medically necessary and cosmetic treatment and procedures to improve skin health and beauty.

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    From aging skin to skin cancer...

    No one is more qualified to help than an ASDS member dermatologist. Each year, these skilled doctors perform 5 million cosmetic procedures and 2.6 million skin cancer treatments.

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    One American dies of melanoma almost every hour

    The good news: With early detection, melanoma has an almost 100 percent five-year survival rate. Schedule a free skin cancer screening today.

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    From crow's feet to spider veins...

    You'll look and feel your best when ASDS member dermatologists combine their training and expertise with the widest range of options available.

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Education Insider: Education and Training

CallforAbstractsWith ASDS, you can trust that you are receiving the most innovative, effective, evidence-based educational programs that will help you provide the highest quality patient care. Content is balanced, independent, objective and based on scientific rigor. Improving patient safety and outcomes through the newest techniques and technology options is the focus of ASDS educational offerings. From hands-on training to self-directed learning programs to mentorship programs, ASDS is committed to providing an educational experience you can’t find anywhere else!

ASDS Annual Meeting

The most significant research and latest techniques in cosmetic, medical, reconstructive and Mohs procedures are presented here by expert dermatologic surgeons in intimate sessions designed to foster idea generation and collaboration. Three concurrent tracks, with more than 65 scientific sessions and hands-on workshops, let you customize your education and learn cutting-edge perspectives and best practices that will improve your skills for years to come.

Procedural Courses

ASDS experts explore the latest treatment options, tips and procedure techniques – presenting the best practices, real-world examples and applications from their own experience. Live patient demonstrations will let you see first-hand experts’ tips and approaches to improve results. Then practice techniques alongside the experts during hands-on sessions.

The Art and Science of Soft-tissue Fillers and NeuromodulatorsTotal Body Contouring and RejuvenationState-of-the-Art Cosmetic and Reconstructive Anatomy Course and Cadaver LabMastery of Lasers and Energy-based Procedures for Optimal Patient Outcomes  

Self-Directed Learning

Whether you want to learn something new or brush up on the latest techniques, ASDS self-directed learning resources help you stay on top of your game and provide optimal patient care year-round. From online tools to subscriptions to educational products and DVDs, ASDS is committed to providing you with options to fit your learning style and scheduling needs.

Educational Exchange and Mentorship

Some of the most effective learning occurs when skills and experiences are shared among experts and rising dermatologic surgeons. The enhanced clinical expertise, practice management knowledge and leadership skills benefits both mentors and mentees by fostering professional relationships and perpetuating the cycle of knowledge to advance the specialty of dermatologic surgery.

Fellowship Training Accreditation Program

ASDS accredits Cosmetic Dermatologic Surgery Fellowship Training Programs that meet specific standards of quality and promote practices that provide Fellows with the proper training and expertise to perform cosmetic dermatologic surgery procedures. To comply with the required training and experience, all Fellowship Training Programs must document compliance of the guidelines specified in the Accreditation Handbook and participate in a site review of their facility.

Maintenance of Certification (MOC)

ASDS educational offerings are designated for CME credit support the American Board of Dermatology (ABD) MOC requirement for Life-long Learning. Watch the ASDS website for additional opportunities for MOC self-assessment activities. Learn more about ABD MOC Requirements.

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