Tatjana Pavicic, MD, PhD
As president of The Dermatology, Aesthetics, and Surgery International League (DASIL) it is my esteemed privilege and honor to extend a warm welcome to each one of you. DASIL―one of the most active international societies and a melting pot of brilliant minds in the field of dermatology, dermsurgery, and aesthetics from across the globe―stands as a testament to our shared commitment to advancing skin health, care, and beauty.
Our journey thus far has been marked by remarkable achievements in dermatological research, education, and patient care. We have fostered international collaboration, encouraged innovative research, and provided a platform for experts to share knowledge and experiences. The diversity of our membership enriches our perspective, enabling us to address the complex and varied skin health challenges faced worldwide.
Looking ahead, we are at the cusp of a new era in dermatology, aesthetics, and surgery. Advancements in technology and medicine are rapidly changing the landscape of our field. As we embrace these changes, our society remains dedicated to promoting excellence and ethical practice in dermatology, aesthetics, and surgery. We are committed to supporting our members through continuous education, research opportunities, and professional development. We are proud to have specially dedicated trainings and support programs for doctors from developing countries―those young colleagues who mostly do not have a chance or financial means to travel to international meetings. As a DASIL member you not only have additional free access to scientific journals like Dermatologic Surgery but, due to the character of an international non-profit scientific society, to meet and chat with the world's leading experts in a family gathering-like atmosphere.
At the beginning of my career, in particular, the most fascinating aspect for me as a former war refugee from Bosnia was to meet and even become friends with brilliant minds who have invented Mohs surgery, botulinum toxin use for aesthetics, fractional lasers, and other big inventions in the field of medical dermatology, aesthetics, and surgery. And now, I myself am president of one of the most active international interdisciplinary societies― Dermatology, Aesthetics, and Surgery International League.
In the coming years, our focus will be on expanding our reach, involving young dermatologists, and strengthening our contribution to global health and aesthetic treatments. We aim to be at the forefront of advocating for policies that improve skin health, raising public awareness about skin diseases, and reducing disparities in dermatologic care.
I urge each of you to become or remain engaged with our society's activities. Your active participation is vital in shaping the future of dermatology. Let us work together to foster a global community that supports innovation, respects diversity, and strives for excellence in all aspects of skin health and care.
Thank you for your continued support and dedication to DASIL. Together, we will continue to make significant strides in our field for the betterment of patients worldwide.
My message for all my colleagues―young or old, less or more experienced, from poor or rich countries―don’t miss the opportunity to join us as a DASIL member, chat with us through digital media, or let us all meet in Hanoi, Vietnam this November, for the 2024 DASIL Annual World Congress!
Maybe one day you will write these lines as president of this wonderful society.
Michael H. Gold, MD
Welcome to DASIL and the DASIL Website. We are glad that you have decided to come to this website and to learn about the exciting and varied programs that DASIL has and what we hope to accomplish as one of the biggest and best international dermatology and dermatologic surgery/aesthetic surgery societies in the world.
DASIL is the Dermatology, Aesthetics, and Surgery International League. What started as a dream to bring teaching and education to all corners of the world has become a wonderful reality and we are here for you. DASIL is a true non-profit international league, a U.S. 501(c)3, which means that none of the members benefits financially from being members or officers of DASIL. We do this, and want you to do this, because teaching our fellow dermatologists and clinicians allows us to continue the global reach of dermatology – which to many of us is key to the future of dermatology. Dermatology is truly global, and DASIL fills a need that we hope resonates to all.
Our programs are varied and cover many of the most important aspects of dermatology―from medical to surgical to aesthetic. The showcase event each year is our DASIL World Congress. Following our 11th and successful meeting in Bangkok, Thailand, we are going to return to Asia and one of the fastest growing dermatology and surgical markets on the continent―Hanoi, Vietnam. We encourage everyone to mark your calendars now for November 7-9, 2024. After Hanoi, we plan on taking the DASIL World Congress to Cape Town, South Africa in 2025 and to Melbourne, Australia in 2026.
In addition, we have had successful initiatives started by our members and supported by our global colleagues. This has included the DASIL Scar Free Initiative―where teaching how to treat scars of all kinds has been showcased in many countries as well as having webinars with global KOLs presenting the latest in scar treatment. Recently, a hair forum has been established and other initiatives are in the works. Stay tuned for further announcements on these and other important initiatives.
Please join with us. DASIL is one of the most important societies in dermatology and we are recognized in every corner of the world. We are open and transparent and your membership, as well as participation in Congresses and events, assures the success of the organization. Our Officers and Board of Directors, along with our Executive Director, are seasoned professionals and we are all here for you.
Looking forward to seeing you in Hanoi for the 12th DASIL World Congress – November 7-9, 2024!