South African Society for
Dermatologic Surgery


Welcome to the Home of the SASDS

South African Society For Dermatologic Surgery

Our skin is one of our most valuable assets and offers the first layer of protection from the external environment. It is also affected by our health and lifestyle choices.

Dermatology is a speciality area of medicine dealing with both the medical and surgical aspects of the skin, nails, hair and its associated diseases.

The aim of our society includes providing education to our members regarding safe and effective practises within dermatology, mentoring our registrars, as well as enlightening patients in this regard with the aim of maintaining excellent standards.

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Welcome From the President

The vision of the SASDS (South African Society for Dermatologic Surgery) for 2023 is further growth in knowledge of procedural and aesthetic dermatology and to improve practical skills in procedural dermatology.

Our Vision and Mission for 2023 is to restart the workshops the SASDS has always been known for, to continue to spread our knowledge through the monthly SASDS online journal meetings and online workshops and to bridge the gap between our members and those in academic dermatology in order that we develop as a force of dermatology in Southern Africa.  Ultimately, it will be the patients who will benefit from better informed management of all dermatological procedures and disorders.

The  SASDS will be continuing our monthly Journal Meetings together with a 15-20 minute live workshop demonstrating techniques in procedural dermatology.
This online teaching platform will continue to offer all dermatologists and dermatology registrars, both in the urban and vast rural community, an opportunity to easily participate and learn valuable techniques from our wonderful local experts. We have received CPD accreditation for all 2023 SASDS meetings.

As we continue to work on ways to interact with all our members and to continue the teaching and support we will endeavour to give support and encourage the continued quality of dermatological services in this country.

Dr Sian Hartshorne, President of SASDS

Membership Benefits

Enhance quality patient care 

Distinguish yourself and make a difference

SASDS Journal Club Meetings (CPD Accredited)

Calendar of selected international congresses/events

CPD courses and course content

Registration discount for annual DSSA/SASDS Congress

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