Almost 1000 doctors and others in the dermatologic surgery field will learn the latest research breakthroughs and innovative technologies in cosmetic and reconstructive skin treatments when the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery’s 2013 Annual Meeting convenes in Chicago this October.

‘The ASDS Annual Meeting is the largest and most comprehensive educational program devoted exclusively to dermatologic surgery,’ said ASDS President Timothy C. Flynn, MD. ‘This premier event provides a great opportunity for today’s dermatologic surgeons to remain at the forefront of the field tomorrow.’

The meeting will include more than 65 scientific and educational sessions covering the entire spectrum of the specialty — from cosmetic rejuvenation to reconstructive repairs to cancer treatments. Participants will learn the latest breakthroughs and advances in injectables, lasers, sclerotherapy, fat transfer, skin tightening, brow-lifts, neck-lifts, skin cancer surgery, hair transplantation, flaps and grafts.

Featured speakers include dermatologic surgery pioneers R. Rox Anderson, MD, and Rhoda S. Narins, MD.

Dr Anderson, a pioneer in laser and energy-based treatments, will present the Leadership in Innovation Lecture, ‘Surgery on the Scale of Tissue Itself’. The lecture, which honours forward-thinking individuals in the art and craft of dermatologic surgery, will explore the untapped potential of and strategies for skin surgery on the tissue scale.

Dr Narins, a pioneer in tumescent liposuction, will give the inaugural Lawrence M. Field, MD, Honorary Lecture, ‘Celebration of a Legacy: How a Lifelong Commitment to Mentoring Changed Dermatologic Surgery’. The lecture will detail her ground-breaking journey in tumescent liposuction, describing how her accomplishments laid the foundation for her continued advancements in dermatologic surgery.

Online registration is now open for the 2013 Annual Meeting, with an early registration discount available until 6 September. Registration is open to member and non-member board-certified dermatologists who are practicing on a full-time basis for or employed by a medical practice that is focused on dermatologic surgery. In addition, allied health personnel who are employed by a dermatologic surgeon may attend with their registered employer.

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