Experience leading dermatologic surgery education, explore the latest innovations and connect with colleagues at the in-person 2022 ASDS Annual Meeting held at the Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center in Aurora, Colorado, on Oct. 6-10.



Attend the 2022 ASDS Annual Meeting 

Deirdre Hooper, MD, Chair of the 2022 ASDS Annual Meeting invites you to attend.


Health and Safety Meeting Protocol

ASDS/A is committed to the health and safety of all meeting participants. The 2022 ASDS Annual Meeting will follow all Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and state of Colorado health and safety guidelines. ASDS/A strongly encourages all meeting participants to be fully vaccinated and boosted as recommended by the CDC. During the event, COVID-19 tests will be available and hotel protocols in place if quarantine accommodations are required.

Due to the evolving nature of COVID-19, ASDS/A reserves the right to modify or update these safety measures to appropriately mitigate risks and follow national, state and local requirements during this meeting.

Visit the CDC COVID-19 Information page for the latest information. View the ASDS Wellness Clause for all 2022 ASDS Annual Meeting registrants.


2022 ASDS Annual Meeting Program 

The 2022 ASDS Annual Meeting program and event lineup is being finalized. Save the meeting dates to enjoy pre-conference sessions, three educational program tracks and a variety of plenary sessions covering cosmetic, skin cancer, emerging concepts, global innovation treatments and so much more. Don't miss the back-in person favorites of Unplugged, Iron Surgeon and our popular Annual Gala! Check back soon for more details.

2022 Annual Meeting Keynote Speaker: Natalie Stavas, MD

Running Towards Chaos
Friday, October 7, 2022

Inspirational Boston Marathon Hero, Humanitarian & Award-Winning Physician

Dr. Natalie Stavas is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of California, San Diego. She specializes in work with vulnerable children, victims of abuse and decreasing youth violence. Dr. Stavas is described as an inspirational Boston Marathon hero, humanitarian, award-winning physician and Boston community leader.

On April 15, 2013, Dr. Stavas approached the finish line of her fifth Boston marathon. Just blocks away, she heard explosions and ran towards them. Arriving at the scene she went to work administering CPR, applying tourniquets, and triaging the wounded of the Boston Marathon bombing. Dr. Stavas attacks every obstacle with the same attitude: “You run towards that which you fear, that which challenges you, that which is oppositional.” Running toward chaos actually makes chaos more manageable.

Following this event, President Barack Obama, Katie Couric, and Anderson Cooper honored her for her actions. Improper Bostonian Magazine named Dr. Stavas one of “Boston’s Best” and The Boston Globe awarded her with “2013 Bostonian of the Year” – an honor bestowed upon those that shape the biggest story of the year in a remarkable way. Dr. Stavas has also been featured in Runner’s World, The New York Times, LA Times, The Boston Globe, The New Yorker, TIME and People Magazine.



2022 ASDS Annual Meeting Keynote Speaker: Natalie Stavas, MD



Pre-conference Sessions

Pre-conference sessions on Thursday, Oct. 6 at the 2022 ASDS Annual Meeting in Denver are an opportunity for interactive learning and networking. These sessions require advanced registration — arrive early to attend:



  • Chemical Peels Workshop, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., limited to only 20 attendees, additional fee (SOLD OUT)
  • Innovation & Entrepreneurship Workshop, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Unplugged: Straight Talk about Devices and More, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
  • Industry Organized Hot Topic Events, 7 - 9 p.m.




Highlights by the Numbers

Over 74 Interactive Sessions Across 3 Tracks

Future ASDS Annual Meetings — Save the Date!

2022 ASDS Annual Meeting - Denver

Oct. 6 to 10
Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center
6700 North Gaylord Rockies Boulevard
Aurora, CO 80019