ASDS to hold aesthetics symposium during WCD


The American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) will host a one day symposium on June 8 in conjunction with the 23rd World Congress of Dermatology (WCD) in Vancouver.

“This is the first symposium that ASDS has held at the WCD and we are appreciative of the opportunity and look forward to the symposium’s success,” said Dr. Alastair Carruthers, clinical professor of dermatology with the Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia.

“This ASDS symposium is notable in that it provides a comprehensive overview of minimally and non-invasive techniques for aesthetic rejuvenation by over 25 renowned experts in the respective techniques.”

The presentations at the meeting, according to Dr. Carruthers, will include topics on the latest in innovations in reversing volume loss, all methods of facial rejuvenation from wrinkle reduction enhancing facial harmony to smoothing and tightening, as well as procedures for hands and décolletage.

In addition to Dr. Alastair Carruthers, some of the speakers at the ASDS symposium will include: Dr. Timothy C. Flynn, Dr. Richard G. Glogau, Dr. David M. Duffy, Dr. Jean D. Carruthers, Dr. Andre Vieira Braz, Dr. Seth L. Matarasso, Dr. Susan S. Weinkle, Dr. Rhoda S. Narins, Dr. Sue Ellen Cox, Dr. Suzanne L. Kilmer, Dr. Sabrina G. Fabi, Dr. Melanie Palm, Dr. Shannon Humphrey, and Dr. Derek H. Jones.

ASDS offers opportunity support, insights from peers

The ASDS was founded in 1970 and became a member of the American Medical Association House of Delegates in 1987. It has grown steadily over the years and now has nearly 6,000 members. The educational and networking initiatives that ASDS undertake provide tremendous benefits for everyone in the specialty, regardless of experience level, Dr. Carruthers said.

He noted that there are significant benefits to joining the ASDS and he encourages others to join.

“There is strength in numbers. We all have times in our careers when we can benefit from the support and insights of our peers, and joining ASDS is the best way to connect with many of the best and brightest dermatologic innovators worldwide,” said Dr. Carruthers.

“The camaraderie among ASDS members makes engaging in our specialty all the more fulfilling.”

For more information about the symposium or ASDS, visit www.asds.net


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