2013 Annual Meeting to highlight latest dermatologic surgery developments
6, 2013, Rolling Meadows, Ill. – New developments in dermatologic
surgery – ranging from research breakthroughs and innovative technologies to
advances in cosmetic skin treatments – will headline the 2013 Annual Meeting of
the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery Oct. 3 to 6 in Chicago.
Nearly 1,000 doctors and others in the dermatologic surgery field are expected
to attend the ASDS Annual Meeting in Chicago. Participants will learn the
latest breakthroughs and advances in injectables, lasers, sclerotherapy, 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 surgery, reconstructive surgery, practice management and young
dermatologic surgeons/residents. In all, more than 65 sessions will cover the
entire breadth of the specialty – from cosmetic rejuvenation to reconstructive
repairs to cancer treatments.
“The ASDS Annual Meeting is the
premier educational opportunity for today’s dermatologic surgeons to learn the
latest clinical information and issues in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery
and help them stay at the forefront of the field,” said ASDS President Timothy
C. Flynn, M.D. “Experts from across the globe will be available to impart
their knowledge and skills. The meeting is the largest and most comprehensive
educational program devoted exclusively to dermatologic surgery.”
Must-see sessions this year include:
• ASDS Unplugged –
Straight-forward, unfiltered presentations on lasers, fillers, practice
management and neuromodulators.
• Practice Pearl 3-Part Session –
Practical tips for ensuring the optimal patient experience, office
efficiencies and staff management.
• What Would a Dermatologic Surgeon
Do? – Approaches for both reconstructive and cosmetic repairs to defects.
• Menaissance: Unique Aspects of Treatment of the Male – Beauty and health
techniques for the modern man.
• Pushing the Envelope: Megacombinations
– Information on combining three or more modalities for a non-surgical
facelift or global rejuvenation.
• Invasive and Non-invasive Body
Contouring – Treatments include liposuction, cryolypolisis and ultrasound.
• Skin Tightening: Impressed Yet? – The real skinny on what works and what
doesn’t in the arena of skin tightening.
• ABD-MOC Self-assessment
Questions – Self-assess for 50 ABD-MOC credits at no extra charge within the
scope of the Annual Meeting.
In addition to the education sessions,
the Annual Meeting features hands-on training workshops on tumor excision,
injectable techniques and advanced suturing as well as live patient
demonstrations, an exhibit hall with more than 120 exhibitors and numerous
networking functions including the Eighth Annual Gala to benefit the
Dermasurgery Advancement Fund.
“The ASDS Annual Meeting is unique in
that it brings together the best and the brightest in all areas of
dermatologic surgery in a collegial setting to share and gain the surgical
expertise that patients need and want from their dermatologic surgeon,” said
Kavita Mariwalla, M.D., 2013 Annual Meeting Work Group Chair.
Registration for the 2013 ASDS Annual Meeting opens June 17. An early
registration discount is available through Sept. 6. Registration is open to
member and non-member board-certified dermatologists who are actively
practicing in or employed by a medical practice that is focused on
dermatologic surgery. In addition, allied health personnel who are employed by
a dermatologic surgeon may attend.
For a full listing of 2013
Annual Meeting sessions and to register, visit www.asds.net/annualmeeting or
contact the ASDS at 847-956-0900. Discounts for attendees are available from
Hyatt Regency Chicago, American Airlines, United Airlines and Avis.
Note: For media access to the 2013 Annual Meeting, contact the ASDS
Communications Manager at 847-956-0900
About the ASDS
The American Society for Dermatologic Surgery is the largest
specialty organization exclusively representing dermatologic surgeons who have
unique training and experience to treat the health, function and beauty of the
skin. ASDS members are pioneers in the field. Many are involved in the clinical
studies that bring popular treatments to revitalize skin and fill and diminish
wrinkles to the forefront. Their work has helped create and enhance many of
the devices that remove blemishes, hair and fat, and tighten skin.
Dermatologic surgeons also are experts in skin cancer prevention, detection
and treatment. As the incidence of skin cancer rises, dermatologic surgeons
are committed to taking steps to minimize the life-threatening effects of this
disease. For more information, visit asds.net.
Society for Dermatologic Surgery