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

As we launch into 2021, we think of all our healthcare colleagues around the country as many struggle to continue to care for all our South African people. We are forever grateful that within our own dermatology community we can continue to serve our patients within the constraints of the COVID pandemic and look forward to the day when we can meet freely again.

As the SASDS, we have had to relook at how we can continue our support and education within the constraints of the pandemic. This resulted in an exciting addition to our offerings for all our SASDS members, an online SASDS Journal Club, allowing a fantastic education opportunity, encouraging interaction within our community, but still staying safe and adhering to all protocols.

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

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