George Martin, MD
DASIL remains strong and committed to providing dermatologists, dermatologic surgeons, plastic surgeons, and other like-minded aesthetic physicians with the resources and learning opportunities that has helped shaped DASIL into one of the most respected international societies in the world.
Since March of 2020, with the pandemic all around us, we successfully pivoted to the world of “virtual” and presented a series of webinars surrounding topics of interest to dermatologists and surgeons from around the globe. We held an amazing global panel on the COVID-19 outbreak and how it has affected clinicians in all corners of the globe. We learned about the virus and safety measures that have been implemented to keep all of us safe – physicians, staff, and patients.
We also hosted the DASIL Free Scar Initiative, which was a two-day global conference led by experts in using the tools we have to successfully treat all scars which we see regularly in our clinics. This amazing effort, led by Drs. Matteo Clementoni (Milan, Italy) and Dr. Atula Gupta (Mumbai, India) and the DASIL Scar Free Task Force brought over 1000 physicians to learn the latest techniques and concepts in treating scars. We plan on continuing this program in the years that follow – and hopefully hold it live in different venues around the world in the future.
As well, we hosted an Injectable Cadaver Course, led by Dr. Tatjana Pavicic (Munich, Germany) and Dr. Sebastian Cotofana (Rochester, Minnesota). This amazing course, utilizing cadaver dissections and patient demonstrations, showcased the world of injectables and how we now use our anatomy to guide us on best practices.
And in November, 2020, we held our 9th World Congress, a virtual event which again had over 1000 participants from all corners of the world learning from the best of the best in all of the disciplines that are important to us. In addition to the dermatologic surgery that we pride ourselves in, we included for the first time a medical dermatology track, which received rave reviews from those who were on the broadcast. This was an amazingly successful event and we’re indebted to the LogiVent team (Michael Gillner and Charlotte Schumacher from Frankfurt, Germany) for all of their support and technical excellence for this and all our DASIL programs.
We entered 2021 excited by the prospects of resuming some “normal” to our lives and to our educational endeavors. While we planned our 10th Annual DASIL World Congress to be held in-person in Mexico City, sadly we were unable to do so safely. We're delighted to announce, however, that it has been rescheduled for November 2-5, 2022. Dr. Hector Leal-Silva, our Congress President, will be organizing a truly global event, and we look forward to welcoming everyone to Mexico
DASIL is an amazing group, and we encourage everyone who has an interest in learning from the best, being part of a group which truly cares for one another, should consider joining us. We welcome new members and participation. Your membership application is just a click away.
May 2022 be a better year for all of us. May everyone stay safe and healthy.
Michael H. Gold, MD
We hope that everyone has remained safe and we hope that your families are all safe and well. While we did not get to travel very much in 2020-2021, we still were able to continue the DASIL mission of teaching physicians from all over the world, albeit from a virtual setting. And if you joined us for any of our webinars, I am sure that you will agree with me that we achieved our goals and met our mission – all with style and grace. A big special thanks to Dr. George Martin, our DASIL President, who has led us through the pandemic and continues to lead us to wonderful new heights. We also want to make a big shout out and thank you to LogiVent, our media partner, who are the best of the best in helping us plan and execute all that we do with DASIL.
As we being traveling again, being with our friends and colleagues, and getting back to the “live” meeting concept, DASIL will continue innovative teaching and reaching out to everyone to strengthen all of our skills.