2022 Deadlines:

Last day to submit article to journal: Dec. 27, 2021
Competition applications due to ASDS: May 13, 2022

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 first be accepted for publication in Dermatologic Surgery before you can submit an application for the Review Article Incentive Program. Writing contest winners are not eligible for other ASDS Annual Meeting resident scholarships.

2021 Winning Articles
  • "Litigation Arising from Minimally Invasive Cosmetic Procedures" by Brian Hibler, MD — Published August 2021
  • "Cancer of the Vulva: A Review" by Basia M. Michalski, MD — Published February 2021
  • "Postoperative Outcomes of Localized Skin Flaps used in Oncologic Reconstructive Surgery: Nasal Ala / Upper Cutaneous Lip" by Mathew N. Nicholas, MD — Published in September 2021 / August 2021

2021 Recipients
2021 Recipients (click to enlarge)