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ASDS Continuing Education Mission Statement

The American Society for Dermatologic Surgery is an organization whose primary purpose is to promote optimal quality care for patients as well as support and develop investigative knowledge in the field of dermatologic surgery. The Society carries out this mission in order to further the interests and needs of the specialty, with the underlying purpose of contributing to the delivery of quality care in the ambulatory setting.


The purpose of the Society’s overall CME program includes the following:

  • To provide physicians performing dermatologic surgery with a forum for the exchange of ideas and methodologies in dermatologic surgery and related medical and basic sciences
  • To increase the body of knowledge existing in the field of dermatologic surgery
  • To provide educational opportunities to members in all aspects of dermatologic surgery and its practices
  • To promote the highest possible standards in clinical dermatologic surgery practice that foster increased physician competence, optimal procedural performance, and/or patient outcomes