The Georgia Society of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery was been awarded a 2011 Model State Society by the American Academy of Dermatology as well as Special Recognition Awards for Best Website and Outstanding Advocacy Program. The GSDDS received the awards at the 2012 AAD Annual Meeting in San Diego.

3rd Annual GSDDS/ADA/SCAN Foundation Skin Cancer Awareness Day at the Capitol was Wednesday, Feburary 23, 2011. Over 100 were screened. Resolutions were read in the Senate and House pronouncing the day, Skin Cancer Awareness Day.

Michael Sharkey, MD , represented the GSD as their delegate at the 2011 MAG House of Delegates in October 2011 and attended the American Academy of Dermatology’s Dermatology Advocacy Network (DAN) Legislative Conference in September 2011.

At the 56th Annual Meeting of the GSDDS at the Kiawah Island Golf Resort, the membership voted to amend the bylaws and change the society's name to: Georgia Society of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery.

New Coding Question Hotline Service - The GSDDS has negotiated a discounted rate with consultant, Inga Ellzey, to review denied insurance claim issues and recommend action. The GSDDS Executive Committee is continuing to pursue a more comprehensive approach to denied claims. Click here for the Rules and Submission Form.