Nearly 1,000 doctors and
others in the dermatologic surgery field will learn the latest research
breakthroughs and innovative technologies in cosmetic skin treatments when the
American Society for Dermatologic Surgery’s 2013 Annual Meeting convenes in
Chicago this October.
The 2013 ASDS Annual Meeting Oct.
3 to 6 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago will include more than 65 scientific and
educational sessions covering the entire spectrum of the specialty – from
cosmetic rejuvenation to reconstructive repairs to cancer treatments.
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 sessions
are divided into four comprehensive curriculum tracks: cosmetic surgery,
reconstructive surgery, practice management and young dermatologic surgeons/residents.
Must-see sessions this year
- ASDS Unplugged
– Straight-forward, unfiltered presentations on lasers, fillers, practice
management and neuromodulators.
- 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
“The ASDS Annual Meeting is the largest and most
comprehensive educational program devoted exclusively to dermatologic surgery,”
said ASDS President Timothy C. Flynn, M.D. “This premier event provides a great
opportunity for today’s dermatologic surgeons to keep at the forefront of the
The ASDS Annual Meeting also
will feature 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.
Featured speakers include Duke
University basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski and dermatologic surgery pioneers
R. Rox Anderson, M.D., and Rhoda S. Narins, M.D.
Krzyzewski, better known as
“Coach K,” will discuss the motivational techniques, leadership skills,
teamwork strategies and confidence-building steps he has used in his successful
coaching career in his keynote address, “Victory Through Teamwork and Leadership.”
Krzyzewski’s lecture is being supported by Medicis, a division of Valeant.
Dr. Anderson, a pioneer in
laser and energy-based treatments, will present the Leadership in Innovation
Lecture, “Surgery on the Scale of Tissue Itself,” on Oct. 4. The lecture, which
honors forward-thinking individuals in the art and craft of dermatologic
surgery, will explore the untapped potential of and strategies for skin surgery
on the tissue scale.
Dr. Narins, a pioneer in
tumescent liposuction, will give the inaugural Lawrence M. Field, M.D.,
Honorary Lecture, “Celebration of a Legacy: How a Lifelong Commitment to
Mentoring Changed Dermatologic Surgery,” on Oct. 5. The lecture will detail her
ground-breaking journey in tumescent liposuction, describing how her
accomplishments laid the foundation for her continued advancements in
A new mobile app this year offers
vital information on-the-go for exhibit hall and hotel floor plans; detailed
schedules; learning tracks; and information on where to eat, relax and play in
Chicago. The ASDS Member App – available in Apple and Android versions – also
will allow real-time audience response to posed questions and can be used for
completing evaluations during or immediately after sessions.
Meeting attendees can
self-assess for 50 American Board of Dermatology Maintenance of Certification (ABD-MOC)
credits at no extra charge within the scope of the Annual Meeting.
Online registration is now
open for the 2013 Annual Meeting, with an early registration discount 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
the hotel and specific airlines.