The 2024 recipient(s) will be announced at the ASDS Annual Meeting in October.

Applications for the 2025 competition will be accepted at that time.

ASDS seeks to increase the number of review articles published in Dermatologic Surgery on topics of broad scientific interest or highly focused clinical topics related to therapy, diagnosis or other aspects of dermatologic surgery practice.

Unlike other writing contests that provide you with a list of topics to choose from, the goal of the Review Article Incentive Program is to encourage authors to imagine new ways of looking at literature and find unique ways to focus on a single topic.

Winning submissions will receive complimentary general registration to the ASDS Annual Meeting, as well as a complimentary two-night hotel stay. Up to three awards will be given each year at the discretion of the judges.

Manuscripts must follow the Dermatologic Surgery Author Guidelines and be accepted for publication before members can submit a Review Article Incentive Program application. Writing contest winners are not eligible for other ASDS Annual Meeting resident scholarships.

2023 Winning Article
  • "Mohs micrographic surgery is equivalent to nail unit excision or amputation for melanoma in situ of the nail unit: A systematic review and meta-analysis" by Michelle Le, MD – Published August 2023

2023 Recipient
2023 Review Article Incentive Program Award Recipient