Experience leading dermatologic surgery education, explore the latest innovations and connect with colleagues at the 2021 ASDS On-demand Virtual Annual Meeting. On-demand access for up to 81.50 CME credits will be available from Dec. 1, 2021, to Jan. 30, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. CT.

ASDS is dedicated to offering unparalleled education across all areas of the specialty, information on new technologies and an easy to navigate virtual environment to enjoy the camaraderie of colleagues and industry partners. Join us from the comfort of your home or office for 60 days of unlimited on-demand content.

Program Information
2021 ASDS Virtual Annual Meeting Final Program

• Final Program — Letter from the meeting chairs, program schedule, activities, resident sessions and activities, general information, special lectures, session details, ASDSA sessions, DEI happenings, industry supporters and exhibitors, industry-organized hot topic events, in memoriam tribute and wellness break details
• Abstracts (PDF) — Abstracts are listed first by track and then by Primary Author's last name
• Registration Brochure (PDF) — Program schedule, session details, networking activities, general information, CME information and registration information / policy
• Program-at-a-Glance (PDF) — Quick reference of the program schedule
• Session Details (PDF) — Faculty, session description and learning objectives for each session
• CME Information (PDF) — Maximum claimable AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ and instructions on how to claim CME on ASDS Learn
• Exhibitor List (PDF) — Alphabetical listing of 2021 exhibitors including hall location and company information

2021 Keynote Speaker: Alison Levine

“On the Edge: The Art of High-Impact Leadership”
Friday, Nov. 19 at 10:15 a.m. CT


Alison Levine, the first American Women’s Everest Expedition Captain and author of The New York Times Bestseller, “On the Edge: Leadership Lessons from Everest and Other Extreme Environments.”

Alison is a leadership expert, polar explorer and mountaineer who is no stranger to extreme environments. She has survived sub-zero temperatures, hurricane force winds, sudden avalanches...and a career on Wall Street. She is one of the most in-demand keynote speakers, delivering resounding leadership messages that transcend her extreme climbing expeditions and remain relevant in today’s fast-paced business environments.

Lawrence M. Field, MD, Honorary Lecture

Eckart Haneke, MD, PhD
Sunday, Nov. 21 at 11:30 a.m. CT


Dr. Haneke is a professor at the Department of Dermatology, Inselspital, University Bern, Switzerland; dermatologist at the Clinic for Dermatology Dermaticum, Freiburg, Germany; Senior Consultant at the Dermatology Centre Epidermis, Institute CUF, Porto, Portugal; and Senior Consultant at the Department Dermatology, Academic Hospital, University Gent, Belgium.

Dr. Haneke has been published in 420 publications, 12 books, 190 book chapters and has given 1,600 lectures at national and international conferences and surgical courses including life surgeries in over 30 countries. His main interests are in dermatological surgery, oral mucosal diseases, dermatopathology and nail diseases. He is also a member of the editorial board of several journals and an ad hoc manuscript reviewer for the following journals: Archives of Dermatology, British Journal of Dermatology, European Journal of Dermatology, Der Hautarzt, Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology and Journal of the German Society of Dermatology.

Vic Narurkar, MD, Innovations in Aesthetics Lecture

Pearl E. Grimes, MD
Sunday, Nov. 21 at 11:30 a.m. CT.


This lecture honors the legacy of Dr. Narurkar, a pioneer of various scientific contributions to the aesthetic field, and is graciously sponsored by Allergan, an Abbvie company.

Pearl E. Grimes, MD, is a globally recognized dermatologic expert and a leading international authority on vitiligo and pigmentation disorders. As Director of the Vitiligo and Pigmentation Institute of Southern California, she treats patients from all over the world who seek her expertise and extraordinary patient care. Dr. Grimes expertly treats a wide range of dermatologic health and aesthetic concerns in patients of all ethnicities and skin types. From treating everyday cosmetic concerns to treating and managing complex medical conditions, Dr. Grimes’ brings her scientific background and extensive medical training to skillfully perform dermatologic procedures and manage treatments, always with patient safety at the forefront.

Advocacy Sessions

  • Dermatologic Surgery Coding and Reimbursement – Friday, Nov. 19 from 9 to 10:15 a.m. CT with Murad Alam, MD, MBA; Alexander Miller, MD; and Kishwer S. Nehal, MD
  • Legislative and Regulatory Hot Topics – Sunday, Nov. 21 from 2:45 to 3:45 p.m. CT with George J. Hruza, MD, MBA; Murad Alam, MD, MBA; Anthony Rossi, MD; and Mona Sadeghpour, MD, MHS

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Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center
6700 North Gaylord Rockies Boulevard
Aurora, CO 80019