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ASDS Announces New Officers

Thomas E. Rohrer, MD, of Skincare Physicians in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, was elected president of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) and the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery Association (ASDSA) during the 2016 ASDS Annual Meeting in New Orleans.

Nearly 10 Million Dermatologic Procedures Performed in 2015

Nearly 10 Million Dermatologic Procedures Performed in 2015

Results of the 2015 American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) Survey on Dermatologic Procedures revealed that dermatologic surgeons performed nearly 10 million medically necessary and cosmetic procedures in 2015—5% more than 2014 and up 27% since 2012. Obvious trends included skin cancer treatments, ranked the most performed procedure (3.17 million, up 18% since 2012), followed by 6.7 million cosmetic treatments, with the largest year-to-year growth seen in soft-tissue fillers (35%) and body sculpting (11%).

The top cosmetic treatments in 2015 were:

ASDS Establishes Memorial Funds and Accepts Applications for Cosmetic Fellowship Program

ASDS Establishes Memorial Funds and Accepts Applications for Cosmetic Fellowship Program

The American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) is setting up two memorial funds to honor the late Frederic S. Brandt, MD, an ASDS member for over 30 years who passed away earlier this month. The funds will provide opportunities for ASDS members, industry and interested donors to support the field of cosmetic dermatology that Dr. Brandt held dear.

Partners in Training

The ASDS and DASIL have joined forces to foster international training opportunities for dermatologic surgeons.
Partners in Training

In May, the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS, asds.net) and the Dermatologic & Aesthetic Surgery International League (DASIL, thedasil.org) approved a new partnership to support advanced training for dermatologic surgeons around the world.

The partnership was inspired by Lawrence M. Field, MD, founder of the International Dermatologic Surgery Educational Exchange Fund, which was established to support an international mentorship program.

ASDS Wins Gold Circle Award

ASDS Wins Gold Circle Award

The American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) won the 2014 Gold Circle Award for its national branding campaign that touts members’ expertise in skin health and beauty. The awards are presented as part of the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) annual Marketing, Membership & Communications Conference, which took place on June 17, 2014 in Washington, DC.

More Than Half of Consumers Considering Cosmetic Procedures

More than half of consumers are considering a cosmetic skin procedure to improve their appearance, according to newly released survey data from the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS).

According to data from more than 8,300 consumer respondents to the 2014 ASDS Consumer Survey on Cosmetic Dermatologic Procedures, 52% of respondents currently are considering aesthetic treatments such as wrinkle-relaxing injections or skin-tightening procedures. The survey asked consumers to share their opinions on cosmetic treatments in general and provide ratings for 10 specific procedures.

Survey Reveals Growth in Use of Lasers, Light and Energy Devices

Survey Reveals Growth in Use of Lasers, Light and Energy Devices

The use of aesthetics laser and energy-based devices among dermatologists increased 34% in 2013, according to a new survey from the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS).

When the ASDS surveyed its members, it found that 2.25 million laser, light and energy-based treatments were performed in 2013, compared to 1.68 million in 2012.

“Not only have treatments become much more effective, but they also have become safer, so patients typically are experiencing less downtime,” said ASDS President-elect George Hruza, MD.

ASDS Fellowship Application Deadline is June15

Dermatology fellowship programs and practices that would like to initiate a fellowship program in cosmetic dermatology have until June 15 to apply for accreditation status through the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS).

The ASDS launched the Cosmetic Dermatologic Surgery Fellowship Accreditation Program in summer 2013 to promote comprehensive—and accredited—post-residency training in cosmetic dermatologic surgery procedures. Both ASDS members and non-members may participate in the fellowship program.