ASDS Awards Eight Research Grants

Research Grants Awarded

The American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) awarded eight research grants during its annual meeting in Chicago in October.

New in 2019, the Jumpstart Research Seed Grant Program provides research investigators a chance to define objectives, test hypotheses and provide a better idea of feasibility and directionality of research before applying for additional funds from ASDS or other external sources. The 2019 Jumpstart Research Seed Grant recipients are:

ASDS Survey Shows Impact of Digital Resources on Consumer Choice

Patient Use of Social Media and Review Sites

An online survey of 3,645 consumers revealed that interest in cosmetic procedures continues to be strong with almost 70 percent of respondents reporting that they are currently considering a cosmetic treatment. The desire to feel more confident, appear more attractive, look as young as they feel and do something for themselves were the primary motivations behind exploring cosmetic procedures. Survata conducted The American Society for Dermatologic (ASDS) Consumer Survey on Cosmetic Dermatologic Procedures from July 30 to August 27 through its web-based service.

ASDS Annual Survey Reveals Increase in Cosmetic and Skin Cancer Treatments

Cosmetic Procedures Up

There was a 7.5 percent increase in demand for cosmetic procedures in 2018, according to the results of the 2018 American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) member survey, and a 60 percent increase since 2012. ASDS members performed 3.5 million skin cancer treatments and nearly nine million cosmetic treatments last year.

The top cosmetic treatments in 2018 were:

ASDS Elects New Officers

ASDS Elects New President

Murad Alam, MD, MBA, took office as the new president of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) at the society’s annual meeting in Phoenix last week. Dr. Alam is a professor of dermatology, otolaryngology and surgery and vice chair of the department of dermatology at Northwestern University in Chicago. He has been an active ASDS member for 15 years and currently serves as chair of the ASDS Cosmetic Dermatologic Surgery Fellowship Accreditation and ASDSA Federal Affairs Work Groups.