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Theodore Tromovitch Award Guidelines

Tromovitch Award Abstract Competition criteria

  1. 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 Abstract Competition.
  2. The abstract must present original research done by the fellow-in-training during his or her year of training.
  3. Tromovitch-eligible abstracts must include complete data analysis at the time of submission.
  4. Tromovitch-eligible abstracts must follow the General Submission Guidelines outlined in the Call for Abstracts.
  5. The Scientific Program Committee & Tromovitch Award Committee review all Tromovitch-eligible abstracts and decide which ones will be accepted for the Annual Meeting.
  6. Authors of accepted abstracts must give an oral presentation at the Annual Meeting to be eligible for the Tromovitch Award.
  7. After the oral presentations at the Annual Meeting, the judges of the Tromovitch Award will choose the winner based on the originality of the work, the quality of the science, the relevance to the field of Mohs and reconstructive surgery, and the quality of the oral presentation. In some years, there may be no award.
  8. If an award is granted, the winner will be announced during a plenary session at the Annual Meeting.
  9. The recipient of the Tromovitch Award must submit an article suitable for publication in the Journal of Dermatologic Surgery by March of the following year.  Upon receipt of the article by the Journal, the recipient of the award will receive complimentary membership dues for his or her first year of membership in the ACMS and free registration for the Annual Meeting of the following year.