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

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2019 Annual Meeting Call for Abstracts

The abstract submission period for the 2019 Annual Meeting is now closed. Information about the review process appears below.


Scientific Abstracts

The Scientific Program Committee will give special consideration to original research that addresses the most urgent needs of our patients and the ACMS, including the following:

  • Outcome and quality metrics in the field of cutaneous oncology
  • Cost-effectiveness research on Mohs and reconstructive surgery
  • Patient-reported outcomes
  • Novel reconstruction techniques, particularly involving case series (single case reports are discouraged)
  • Outcome and quality measures for frozen section slide procedures and pathologic interpretation

Review Process for Scientific Abstracts

  1. Members of the Scientific Program Committee independently reviews each abstract.
  2. To ensure fairness, reviewers are blinded to the author(s) and/or institution(s) who submit the abstract.
  3. Each reviewer independently scores the abstracts according the significance, innovation, approach, and impact on the ACMS mission, and the field of Mohs and reconstructive surgery.
  4. Priority is given to work that has not been presented or submitted elsewhere.
  5. Acceptance is at the sole discretion of Scientific Program Committee, whose decision for oral versus poster presentation is final.

Tromovitch Award Abstract Competition

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.

  1. The submission period closed on January 10, 2019.
  2. Eligibility:  the primary author of the abstract must be a fellow-in-training or in the first year after completing a fellowship in Micrographic Surgery & Dermatologic Oncology.
  3. The abstract must present original research done by the fellow-in-training during his or her year of training.
  4. Tromovitch-eligible abstracts must include complete data analysis at the time of submission.
  5. Authors must indicate on the submission website that he/she is applying for the Tromovitch Award Abstract Competition.
  6. Tromovitch-eligible abstracts must follow the General Submission Guidelines outlined in the Call for Abstracts.
  7. The Scientific Program Committee & Tromovitch Award Committee review all Tromovitch-eligible abstracts and decide which ones will be accepted for the Annual Meeting.
  8. Authors of accepted abstracts must give an oral presentation at the Annual Meeting to be eligible for the Tromovitch Award.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.

Rapid Pearl Abstracts

The 2019 Annual Meeting will continue the ‘Rapid Pearls’ abstract session. This session gives the ACMS membership an opportunity to share a pearl with colleagues via an oral presentation during the plenary session. Rapid Pearl presenters must submit their final slides in handout format, with the exception of video files, for availability in the Annual Meeting mobile app. The Scientific Program Committee will give special consideration to Rapid Pearls abstracts that address the following topics:

  • Mohs surgery technique
  • Frozen section pathology
  • Reconstructive surgery
  • Practice management

Review Process for Rapid Pearl Abstracts

  1. Members of the Scientific Program Committee independently reviews each abstract.
  2. To ensure fairness, reviewers are blinded to the author(s) and/or institution(s) who submit the abstract.
  3. Each reviewer independently scores the abstracts based on the novelty of the pearl, its relevance to ACMS members, and the overall quality of the submission, including clarity of photographs or video.
  4. Acceptance is at the sole discretion of Scientific Program Committee.

Call for Fellows-in-Training Clinicopathologic Case Competition

Fellows-in-training are invited to 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.  The winner will be invited to present the case during a plenary session at the Annual Meeting.

Click here for details on submission guidelines, review process, and more.


Poster Specifications

View poster information and guidelines here.