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ASDS Annual Meeting to highlight latest in dermatologic surgery field

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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 Surgery.

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 include:

  • 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 technologies.
  • 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.



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