Patricia Farris, MD, dermatologist from Metairie, Louisiana, discusses why the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) Annual Meeting is one of her favorite conferences to attend.
Dermatology Times® recently spoke to Patricia Farris, MD, about why ASDS is an important conference for dermatologists to attend. Farris enjoys that ASDS brings together like-minded surgical and cosmetic dermatologists to share ideas and expertise.
Kaitlyn Bader, Associate Editor: Thank you, Dr. Farris, for joining us today. With the upcoming conference in Denver, Colorado, and as a member of our board of Dermatology Times® and a busy dermatologic professional, what are you looking forward to with this upcoming conference? And why do you think it's important for members to attend ASDS?
Patricia Farris, MD: I think ASDS is a really unique meeting. It brings together like-minded surgical and cosmetic dermatologists. And it's a very collegial exchange of ideas. I always come away from this meeting learning things, picking up pearls from experts and people who I really admire. So, I think it's a really must-attend meeting for anybody who's interested in surgery or in cosmetics. I personally am going in a little bit early this year to attend the entrepreneur's section of the meeting, which is going to be held on Thursday. I'm really excited to attend this session. I started some businesses in the skincare arena, and I've worked with lots of companies. So, entrepreneurship is something that I think is really valuable and I'm really interested in. I also love going through the exhibits at this particular meeting because they have so many of the new technologies and you learn so much just down in the exhibit hall.
Transcript edited for clarity.