Applications are now being accepted!

The Future Leaders Network (FLN) creates opportunities for early career professionals to enhance their leadership skills and prepare them to become the next generation of leaders in dermatologic surgery.

The one-year curriculum provides education for mentors and mentees, and incorporates leadership and project management training exercises working with a professional facilitator. Hands-on learning through developing a focused project impacting ASDS / ASDSA and dermatologic surgery helps put skills learned into action.

Choose from Three Tracks to Enhance Your Leadership Skills

  • ASDS FLN Program: Implement team projects that support the priorities of ASDS, ASDSA or the Dermatologic Surgery community at-large.
  • ASDSA FLN Program: Expand your knowledge about the policymaking process, ASDSA priorities, and how to have meaningful influence on the legislative and regulatory process. The Advocacy FLN team will also take on a project, as a team, that advances ASDSA Advocacy goals.
  • Journal FLN Program: Develop the skills necessary to become a solid Journal reviewer. Understand the journal review process. Formulate effective author feedback. Managing conflicts. Identify study design flaws and more. The Journal Review FLN team will complete a project that enhances the journal, Dermatologic Surgery.

2018-19 FLN Advocacy Mentees and Mentors

Mentee: Catherine DiGiorgio, MD
Mentor: Murad Alam, MD, MBA

Mentee: Arash Koochek, MD
Mentor: Amy Derick, MD

Mentee: Farhaad Rahman Riyaz, MD
Mentor: H. William Higgins, MD

Mentee: Nikki Tang, MD
Mentor: Anthony Rossi, MD

Mentee: Eric Millican, MD
Mentor: Terry Cronin, MD