The mission of ASDSA is to speak in a unified voice to promote, protect and advance surgical and cosmetic dermatology through education and advocacy. As a resident dermatologic surgeon, YOU are uniquely qualified to advocate for patient safety and the field of dermatologic surgery. ASDSA provides members with resources, tools and information and offers a variety of ways to get involved in important advocacy efforts.
Learn about ASDSA Position Statements including statements on Delegation and Truth in Advertising. These statements help underpin the need for patient safety in our field, and highlight board certified dermatologists, on-site supervision by physicians and our work to keep the physician as the head of the health care team.
Three ASDSA-created pieces of model legislation help bring our policy visions to the states. Whether adopted in whole or part, or even utilized in the regulatory arena, they are tangible ways members can impact state policy:
defines “medical spa” and “medical director” and requires on-site supervision of non-physician providers performing cosmetic medical procedures.
addresses non-physicians performing laser procedures without proper training and/or physician oversight.
allows students to possess and utilize sunscreen in school and day camps without a prescription or physician’s note.
Utilize the new shared decision-making tools on Low Risk Basal Cell Skin Cancer on the Head and Neck (over age 80) and Melanoma in Situ of the Head and Neck in Patients 65 and Older for you to use with your patients to better understand treatment options.
Contact ASDSA for more information on these resources or opportunities.