ASDS Symposium Aims to Fill Cosmetic Training Gaps

The American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) is offering a second annual symposium in spring 2016 focusing on patient safety and achieving optimal cosmetic outcomes in an effort to enhance cosmetic medical training for residents.

The 2016 Premier Annual Resident Cosmetic Symposium will take place April 15-17 in Dallas and will be directed by ASDS members Thomas E. Rohrer, MD, and Susan H. Weinkle, MD. The Society is offering 100 scholarships for this year’s Cosmetic Symposium so that residents may strengthen their foundations in the anatomy of beauty, fat reduction, acne scar injectables, soft tissue fillers and neuromodulators, peels and cosmeceuticals, vein treatments, laser- and energy-based rejuvenation, and body contouring.

“Many residency programs struggle to provide the needed resources to effectively cover training for the cosmetic side of dermatology practices,” said Naomi Lawrence, MD, president of the ASDS. “Taking steps to fill the training gaps in the ever-evolving array of cosmetic medical procedures will help ensure dermatologic surgeons of the future are prepared to deliver optimal results for their patients.”

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