2020 Annual Meeting
Join us in Nashville!
Invitation from the President
On behalf of the ACMS Board of Directors, I invite you to join me and your ACMS colleagues at the College’s 52nd Annual Meeting in Nashville April 23-26, 2020 at the Gaylord Opryland.
The Scientific Program Committee has created a schedule of sessions that I am confident will expand and deepen your knowledge in the areas of Mohs surgery and reconstruction, patient outcomes, practice management, and much more.
Each year, the time we spend together during the Annual Meeting helps further develop not only our surgical skills and body of knowledge, but also renews our commitment to providing the very best patient care possible. This meeting is one of the few times we have each year to reconnect with colleagues, recharge our minds, and reengage with the important and timely issues facing our practices and our specialty. As we begin to prepare for the first-ever subspecialty board certification exams for micrographic dermatologic surgery, there has never been a more important time than now to showcase how and why Mohs surgery is the gold standard for skin cancer treatment.
In addition to the educational content of the meeting, the Exhibit Hall Grand Opening Networking Reception is the first of many opportunities to connect with colleagues during our time together. I invite you to partake in all that Nashville has to offer during our down time – from the legendary music venues and world class cuisine, to the on-site family friendly water park; there is much to do. Throughout the meeting you will also be able to interact with industry exhibitors and sponsors, learning how the resources, tools, services and information they provide may benefit your practice.
My deepest thanks to Dr. Thuzar Shin, chair of the Scientific Program Committee, for her work leading the development of another outstanding and comprehensive meeting program. Thanks also to Dr. Jerry Brewer and the CME & Education Committee and Dr. Sumaira Aasi and the Board Certification Task Force for their time and contributions. Special thanks are due to Mary Riordan and the entire ACMS staff for their tireless work planning the many details that make the Annual Meeting a seamless and enjoyable event.
I look forward to seeing you in Nashville.
Elizabeth M. Billingsley, MD, FACMS
2019-20 ACMS President
Invitation from the Program Chair
I cordially invite you to join me at the 2020 ACMS Annual Meeting in Nashville. 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 tumors in skin of color, scar revision, pearls for nail surgery, advice for new-to-practice Mohs surgeons, and much more.
- The meeting will feature outstanding guest panelists and speakers. From Vanderbilt University, Assistant Professor of Medicine of Hematology/Oncology, Dr. Douglas B. Johnson, and Radiation Oncologist, Dr. Kenneth J. Niermann, will address attendees. Dr. Jason G. Newman, Director of Head & Neck Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania will join us, and we welcome back Dr. Stephen J. Kovach, Penn Associate Professor in Plastic Surgery. For our keynote, we are excited to have commentator, performer, producer, best-selling author, and Olympic Gold medalist figure skater, Scott Hamilton.
- Plenary sessions will feature engaging content on a variety of topics, including conversations with masters of Mohs surgery, reconstruction and repair videos, tumor board, slide quality, and multidisciplinary sessions.
Thank you to Dr. Elizabeth Billingsley, 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 Nashville!
We look forward to your contribution and hope to see you in Nashville!
Thuzar M. Shin, MD, PhD, FACMS
2020 Scientific Program Chair
Thanks to Our Sponsors
The ACMS gratefully acknowledges the following companies for their contributions and support to help underwrite the educational goals of the ACMS Annual Meeting: