American College of Mohs Surgery (ACMS) 51st Annual Meeting

2019 Annual Meeting

Invitation from the President

Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the Board of Directors, I invite you to join your ACMS colleagues at the College’s 51st Annual Meeting at the Marriott Waterfront in Baltimore on May 2-5, 2019.

The time we spend together during the Annual Meeting further develops not only our surgical skills but also our body of knowledge, and renews our commitment to providing the best care for our patients.  Also, the meeting allows us to reconnect with colleagues, recharge our minds, and re-engage with the important and timely issues facing our practices and our specialty.

My deepest thanks to Dr. Sarah Arron, the Chair of the Scientific Program Committee, for creating another outstanding and comprehensive meeting program that will expand and deepen your knowledge of Mohs surgery and reconstruction, patient outcomes, practice management, and more.

Thanks also go to Dr. Jeremy Bordeaux and the CME and Education Committee for their time and contributions. Throughout the meeting you will be able to interact with industry exhibitors and sponsors to learn how the resources, equipment, services and information they provide can benefit your practice.

In addition to the educational content of the meeting, you will find opportunities to celebrate at several social events. It is my honor and pleasure to invite you to the President’s Reception taking place Saturday evening, May 4 in the beautiful Cobalt Room at the Four Seasons Hotel. Between live music, delicious food and drinks, views of the harbor and marina, and festive cameraderie, we will hopefully recapture the warmth and energy we experienced at last year’s gala.

I wish to acknowledge and thank our Executive Director Mary Riordan and the entire ACMS staff for their tireless work planning the details to make the Annual Meeting a seamless and enjoyable event.

I look forward to seeing you in Baltimore.


Barry Leshin, MD, FACMS
ACMS President, 2018-19

Invitation from the Program Chair

Dear Colleagues,
I cordially invite you to join me at the 2019 ACMS Annual Meeting in Baltimore. The Scientific Program Committee has crafted an assortment of sessions focusing on a broad range of topics. Some highlights include: 

  • The pre-conference Hand & Nail workshop will provide useful experience to beginner, intermediate and advanced nail surgeons in a small group setting.
  • The pre-conference Hands-on Cutaneous Flap Workshop and the Mohs Surgery Histotechnology and Lab Set Up Workshop offer fellows-in-training valuable instruction and perspective.
  • The popular Morning Mini-Sessions will cover diverse topics such as flaps and grafts, Mohs lab operations, opioid prescribing, Merkel Cell carcinoma, and much more.
  • By popular request, reconstruction panels will focus on a ‘step by step’ approach and feature more videos than ever.
  • We will highlight seven outstanding guest speakers:
    • Keynote speaker Dr. Leonard D’Avolio will headline a mini-symposium on Information and Innovation. Dr. D’Avolio will discuss the use of machine learning and clinical informatics to improve patient care in a constantly changing healthcare environment.
    • ‘Focus on the Eye’ will start with an anatomy overview by Dr. Nirusha Lachman. Dr. Nicholas Mahoney will discuss computer-assisted design for periocular reconstruction and Dr. M. Reza Vagefi will share an oculoplastic approach to eyelid reconstruction. 
    • Dr. Scott Strome and Dr. Mohan Suntha, will update us on immunotherapy and radiation therapy.  Dr. Strome, Dr. Suntha, and Dr. Petr Hauser will offer perspectives as part of a multidisciplinary tumor board.
  • Plenary sessions will feature engaging content on a variety of topics, including basic and advanced reconstruction, pathology and immunohistochemistry, rare and high-risk skin cancers, and much more.

Thank you to Dr. Leshin, the Scientific Program Committee, CME & Education Committee, staff, and others who have contributed so much of their experience and effort toward plan this meeting. I look forward to seeing you in Baltimore!

Sarah T. Arron, MD, PhD, FACMS
2019 Scientific Program Chair