2017 Annual Meeting

Invitation Messages

Thomas Stasko, MD, FACMS
2016-17 ACMS President

Read the President's Invitation

Michel A. McDonald, MD, FACMS
2017 Scientific Program Chair

Read the Chair's Invitation

Call for Abstracts

Dear Colleagues,
We cordially invite you to submit an abstract for consideration of an oral or poster presentation at the 49th American College of Mohs Surgery Annual Meeting in San Francisco. There are two categories of abstracts:

  1. Scientific abstracts: original research that addresses the most urgent needs of our patients and the ACMS. Scientific abstracts with a primary author who is a fellow-in-training or who is in his or her first year of practice after completing a fellowship in Micrographic Surgery & Dermatologic Oncology will be eligible for the Tromovitch Award Competition.
  2. Rapid Pearls abstracts: two-minute anecdotal pearls regarding Mohs surgery technique, frozen section pathology, reconstructive surgery, or practice management.

The deadline for abstract submissions is 11:59 pm PST on Thursday, January 12, 2017.

In addition to abstract submissions, fellows-in-training are invited to submit a case for the Clinicopathologic Case Competition: fellows-in-training may submit clinicopathologic slides and photographs of Mohs cases that have uncommon or rare pathology or that illustrate prototypical diagnostic challenges and keys to diagnosis or tumor detection. Case submissions must be received in the ACMS office by February 15, 2017.   

The Scientific Program Committee has broadened abstract submission opportunities with the goals of involving more members in the Annual Meeting and encouraging the highest quality of presentations. To learn more about each of these opportunities, please see the full Call for Abstracts for details:

Your participation is crucial to ensure the continued success of our specialty’s premier meeting. Please encourage fellows-in-training to submit an abstract for the Tromovitch Award and/or a case for the Clinicopathologic Case Competition.

If you have questions about a proposed abstract or the submission process, please contact We look forward to your contribution and hope to see you in San Francisco!

Important Dates

August 2016
8:  Abstract submission opens

December 2016
19:  Pre-registration & hotel room block open
23-26:  ACMS office closed

January 2017
2:  ACMS office closed
5:  Preliminary Program mailed
12:  Abstract submission deadline:
       11:59 pm PST

February 2017
9:  Early meeting registration ends
10:  Regular registration fees begin
15:  Fellows-in-Training Clinicopathological
       Case Competition submission deadline

March 2017
3:  Exhibit booths must be paid in full
24:  Pre-registration & hotel room block close
31:  No Exhibitor refunds after this date

April 2017
27-30:  Annual Meeting

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