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New partnership to promote international dermatologic surgery education


The American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) and the Dermatologic & Aesthetic Surgery International League (DASIL) have approved a new partnership that will improve the awareness of and access to the organizations’ educational programs.

The groups will collaborate to advance two international mentoring programs, with members of both groups encouraged to participate in existing programs and cross-promotional exchanges.

“Our organizations have complementary interests,” said ASDS President Mitchel P. Goldman, M.D. “ASDS is a mature organization well-known for the excellence of its educational programs and faculty. The younger and growing DASIL, meanwhile, focuses on advancing dermatologic surgery education to all parts of the world outside the United States.”

“Since our inaugural meeting in Malta in 2012, our charge has been to offer top-notch educational programs in dermatologic and aesthetic surgery around the planet, and to foster growth of the dermatologic surgery specialty around the world,” said DASIL President Sheldon V. Pollack, M.D. “This new partnership helps both organizations fulfill key goals.”

Pollack noted DASIL’s already close, existing ASDS ties. He, Treasurer and Past President Michael H. Gold, M.D., and President-Elect Marc B. Roscher, M.D., are all ASDS members.

Under the partnership, the organizations will work together on two ASDS international programs – the International Traveling Mentorship Program and the International Preceptorship Program. Both are financially supported by the Lawrence Field, MD, International Dermatologic Surgery Educational Exchange Fund.

“We pride ourselves on being a premier non-profit educational force in dermatology surgery,” Pollack said. “We welcome programs that help bring new techniques and procedures in the field to countries around the world.”

DASIL also will become a co-sponsoring organization of the Dermatologic Surgery journal, the official publication for ASDS, American College of Mohs Surgery and International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery. Among other advantages, each DASIL member will receive a subscription to the journal, and DASIL will be invited to promote its educational programs. Its members and those of ANAS also will be encouraged to submit articles to the publication.

“Working together benefits both ASDS and DASIL,” said Goldman. “We look forward to a long and successful relationship.”

About ASDS 

The American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) is the largest specialty organization exclusively representing dermatologic surgeons who have unique training and experience to treat the health, function and beauty of your 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 www.asds.net. 

About DASIL 

TheDermatologic & Aesthetic Surgery International League (DASIL) was founded in 2012 to create a global community for the open exchange of knowledge and innovation by physicians specializing in dermatologic and aesthetic surgery and to be an innovative non-profit educational force in dermatologic surgery.

DASIL’s charge is to offer top-notch educational programs in dermatologic and aesthetic surgery around the planet and to foster growth of the dermatologic surgery specialty around the world. Through ongoing educational activities and by establishing a higher standard of care, people living around the world will benefit from safer, more effective dermatologic and aesthetics treatments. For more information, visit www.thedasil.org.



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