Dermatologists to Convene in Phoenix at the 2018 ASDS Annual Meeting

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Premier educational experience for dermatology professionals on Oct. 11-14

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The comprehensive program spans cosmetic, Mohs, skin cancer, reconstructive and general dermatologic surgery procedures, allowing attendees the opportunity to focus on their area of interest.

The American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) is pleased to open registration for the 2018 ASDS Annual Meeting, which will be held Oct. 11-14 in Phoenix, Arizona.

Nearly 2,100 dermatologists, medical personal and industry professionals are expected to gather at the 2018 ASDS Annual Meeting to learn the latest innovations, advances and best practices in the dermatologic surgery field. The comprehensive program spans cosmetic, Mohs, skin cancer, reconstructive and general dermatologic surgery procedures, allowing attendees the opportunity to focus on their area of interest among four concurrent tracks or choose from sessions across specialties for a customized, wide-ranging experience. The conference offers:

  • Hands-on workshops and cadaver labs
  • Live patient demonstrations
  • Dynamic practice management track
  • World-class faculty
  • Curriculum for all skill levels
  • Fun social and networking opportunities
  • More than 110 interactive exhibits
  • 13th Annual ASDS Gala: Casino Royale

Exciting pre-conferences on Wednesday, Oct. 10 allow attendees to delve into topics and master techniques including a hands-on Chemical Peeling Workshop, Facial Cosmetic Surgery Cadaver Workshop and the ASDS Unplugged evening session.

Physicians are encouraged to bring their practice team to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of their office. Attendees can choose from more than 85 sessions, including:

  • Beyond the Scalpel: Incorporating Non-surgical Approaches to Skin Cancer Treatment
  • A Stitch in Time: Thread-lifts
  • Show Me the Money: Key Financial Management for Successful Dermatology Practices
  • Private Equity vs. Private Practice Debate
  • Don't Sweat It: Effective Hyperhidrosis Treatment Options
  • All About Eyes: Non-surgical Rejuvenation of the Periorbital Region
  • Your Virtual Shingle: What Makes a Great Website Today
  • When Bad Things Happen to Good Surgeons
  • M&Ms: Approaches to Male and Millennial Patient Interactions
  • Tough Stages: Techniques for Mohs in Difficult Areas
  • She Too: Women’s Health
  • On Pins and Needles: Microneedling

Mark Kelly, a much decorated retired NASA space mission commander and United States Navy Captain, will provide the opening keynote lecture on Thursday, Oct. 11, sharing his moving journey that inspires new perspective on effective leadership, teamwork and commitment to overcome formidable challenges. Mark’s riveting presentation will close with an appearance by his wife, former state legislator and Congresswoman Gabby Giffords, who survived an assassination attempt in 2011.

Jean D. Carruthers, MD, and Alastair Carruthers, FRCPC, were selected for the Annual Lawrence M. Field, MD, Honorary Lecture on Saturday, Oct. 13. Drs. Jean and Alastair Carruthers have remained on the forefront of research and teaching for injectables and cosmetic rejuvenating therapies and procedures. Similar to Dr. Field, the Carruthers’ have spread a cloak of educational excellence across the globe in order to further the specialty and benefit patients. They will recount their journey, and the importance of peer education and giving back.

For more complete details and to register for the ASDS Annual Meeting, visit

About the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS)
The American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) is the largest specialty organization exclusively representing dermatologic surgeons who have unique training and experience to treat the health, function and beauty of your skin. ASDS members are pioneers in the field. Many are involved in the clinical studies that bring popular treatments to revitalize skin and fill and diminish wrinkles to the forefront. Their work has helped create and enhance many of the devices that remove blemishes, hair and fat, and tighten skin. Dermatologic surgeons also are experts in skin cancer prevention, detection and treatment. As the incidence of skin cancer rises, dermatologic surgeons are committed to taking steps to minimize the life-threatening effects of this disease. For more information, visit

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