South African Society for
Dermatologic Surgery


6th Combined Dermatology Congress Postponed until 19-22 August 2021

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) is to further growth in knowledge of procedural and aesthetic dermatology and to improve practical skills in procedural dermatology.

As we embark on an exciting new era with the launch this year of our new and combined website we will continue to extend our teaching both to the medical profession and the public with more research-based information and visual aids.  Our mission is to provide strong mentorship and teaching to all our medical colleagues in order to ensure safe and beneficial procedures for our patients.

Dr Sian Hartshorne, President of SASDS

Membership Benefits

Enhance quality patient care

Distinguish yourself and make a difference

Conduct research and share findings

Photo gallery of applicable teaching and social events

Calendar of selected international congresses/events

CPD courses and course content

Registration discount for annual DSSA/SASDS Congress