DASIL’s mission is also about mentoring colleagues who are early in their career development. The DASIL mentorship community provides its young colleagues continuing connectivity beyond its annual meeting. The DASIL Scar Initiative and DASIL Basic & Advanced Dermatologic Surgery Program, which are hosted around the world, exemplify DASIL’s commitment to global education and mentorship. Following DASIL 2019 in Goa India, the Scar Initiative and Basic & Advanced Dermatologic Surgery Program was hosted in Yangon Myanmar over a three-day period. In its 8-year history DASIL has hosted these initiatives in Malta, Bangkok, South Africa, Vietnam, Dubai, Shanghai, Buenos Aires and most recently Goa India.
At the upcoming 9th Annual DASIL Congress to be held in Mexico City on November 11-14, 2020, DASIL is featuring a full 3-day medical dermatology track. This track will cover topics relevant to the daily practice of medical dermatology and will be taught by DASIL’s international team of medical dermatology global thought leaders. In Mexico City DASIL will again feature a scientific program complete with plenary talks, small group workshops on a variety of dermatology and aesthetic topics and procedures, live patient demonstrations and industry related workshops. Also of great importance is that the intimate settings of the DASIL congress foster networking opportunities that create lifelong friendships among physicians from around the globe as well as with our colleagues in industry.
As part of DASIL’s global connectivity, DASIL also provides opportunities to national societies to join Assembly of National Affiliated Societies (ANAS). Through this forum representatives can interact with other society representatives for mutual benefit. Over 25 societies have already joined partnered in ANAS. We welcome new societies to join ANAS.
What are the benefits to becoming a member of DASIL? If you enjoy learning and teaching while traveling outside your home country, then DASIL is the perfect non-profit organization that can provide you with this unique opportunity. Additionally, as a benefit of membership, all DASIL members receive a complimentary subscription to the DERMATOLOGIC SURGERY journal, twice a year newsletter, access to scholarships and preferential registration fees for the workshops and congresses. Additionally, members can apply to the DASIL/ASDS International Traveling Mentorship Program (ITMP). This unique program provides training opportunities in collaboration with American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS). There are also opportunities for pro bono contributions of DASIL members in the areas of scar therapy and other dermatology services which can be performed in members offices or clinics around the world.
Please join us in Mexico City for the 9th Annual DASIL Congress on November 11-14, 2020. If you are currently not a member of DASIL please visit our website at theDASIL.org for membership details. I look forward to seeing you in Mexico City.
George Martin MD
President DASIL 2019-2020