Program

Given the current CDC guidelines and restrictions in the State of Washington and the city of Seattle, it has been decided that the American College of Mohs Surgery 2021 Annual Meeting will be held virtually. There will be no on-site events or sessions.

View the Preliminary Program

Click the image at right to open a PDF of the Preliminary Program, which contains the following information:

  • CME information and learning objectives
  • Invited faculty and Guest Speakers
  • Full descriptions of Scientific Program sessions
  • Details on Pre-Conference Workshops

Designed primarily for ACMS members, the purpose of the Annual Meeting is for members to attend scientific educational sessions for continuing medical education. The Annual Meeting consists of masters' panels, interactive sessions, and oral and poster abstract presentations featuring the latest developments in Mohs and dermatologic surgery. Topics will include cutaneous oncology and pathology, fundamentals of dermatologic surgery, advanced reconstruction, and more.

The target audiences for these programs include members of the ACMS, dermatology residents and Fellows-in-Training, non-member physicians and surgical assistants who work with ACMS members.

Learn more about special events taking place during the meeting.

Program at a Glance

Wednesday, May 5

Tentative Fellows-in-Training Hands-on Cutaneous Flap Workshop
Tentative Hand & Nail Workshop
Tentative Fellows-in-Training Mohs Surgery Histotechnology and Lab Setup Workshop

 

Thursday, May 6

7:00 – 8:15 am Concurrent Morning Mini-Sessions:
  • 103.1 Tightening up your Takedowns: Improving Outcomes with Multi-stage Repairs (1.25 Credit Hours)
  • 103.2 Fellows-in-Training/Young Surgeons Practice Startup Pearls for Private, Group, and Academic Practice (1.25 Credit Hours)
  • 103.3 Eyelid Reconstruction: From Practical Anatomy to Repairing Full Thickness Defects (1.25 Credit Hours)
  • 103.4 Understanding New Technologies and their Impact on Our Practice (1.25 Credit Hours)
  • 103.5 Tumors in Skin of Color: Presentation and Management Considerations (1.25 Credit Hours)
8:30 – 9:05 am Welcome & AAD Update (0.50 Credit Hour)
9:05 – 9:50 am Literature Review: The Best of 2020-21 (0.50 Credit Hour)
9:30 am – 7:30 pm Virtual Exhibit Hall Open
9:30 – 10:15 am  Contentious Concepts: Major Disputes on Everyday Problems (0.75 Credit Hour)
10:15 – 10:30 am Break /Virtual Exhibit Hall Open (CME not offered)
10:30 – 11:15 am Tromovitch Award Abstract Session (0.75 Credit Hour)
11:15 am – 12:00 pm Update on 'Rare' Tumors (0.75 Credit Hour)
12:00 – 1:00 pm Networking Lunch Break / Virtual Exhibit Hall Open  (CME not offered)
1:00 – 1:45 pm Simple vs. Complex Repairs for Common Defects (0.75 Credit Hour)
1:45 – 2:30 pm Clinical Abstract Session (0.75 Credit Hour)
2:30 – 2:45 pm Break / Virtual Exhibit Hall Open (CME not offered)
2:45 – 3:45 pm Afternoon at the Movies: Videos of ‘difficult techniques’ (1.00 Credit Hour) ♦
3:45 – 4:30 pm Game Changers: Cutting Edge Treatments Relevant to the Mohs Surgeon (0.75 Credit Hour)
4:30 – 5:30 pm Practice Pearls from the Masters (1.00 Credit Hour)
5:30 – 7:30 pm Virtual Exhibit Hall Grand Opening & Welcome Reception (CME not offered)

♦ Indicates advanced expertise level course

 

Friday, May 7

7:00 – 8:15 am Concurrent Morning Mini-Sessions:
  • 202.1 Pearls for Running an Efficient Mohs Laboratory (1.25 Credit Hours)
  • 202.2 Pearls for Nail Surgery (1.25 Credit Hours) ♦
  • 202.3 Mohs for Melanoma: Technique, Immunostaining, and Tips for Success (1.25 Credit Hours)
  • 202.4 International Perspectives on Mohs Surgery (1.25 Credit Hours)
    Guest Speaker: J. Marcus Muche, MD, PhD
  • Multi-subunit Reconstruction (1.25 Credit Hours)
8:30 – 9:15 am Identifying and Managing High Risk Tumors (0.75 Credit Hour)
9:15 – 10:00 am Treating Cancer in a More Diverse Population and Increasing Diversity of the Mohs Work Force (0.75 Credit Hour)
9:30 am – 6:30 pm Virtual Exhibit Hall open
10:00 – 10:15 am Break / Virtual Exhibit Hall open (CME not offered)
10:15 – 10:45 am Policy and Payor Update (0.50 Credit Hour)
10:45 am – 11:30pm Keynote Speaker: Richard Anderson (0.75 Credit Hour)
11:30 am – 12:15 pm Tumor Board (0.75 Credit Hour).
Guest Panelists: Samir S. Khariwala, MD, MS, FACS; Hilda E. Stambuk, MD; Christopher Wilke, MD, PhD
12:15 – 2:00 pm ACMS Annual Business Meeting (Non-CME Session)
Non-members; visit the Virtual Exhibit Hall
2:00 – 2:30 pm Fellow-in-Training Clinicopathologic Case Competition Award Winners (0.50 Credit Hour)
2:30 – 3:15 pm Digital Diagnostic Quality Control Exam Review (0.75 Credit Hour)
3:15 – 3:30 pm Break / Virtual Exhibit Hall Open (CME not offered)
3:30 – 4:15 pm Scientific Abstract Session (0.75 Credit Hour)
4:15 – 4:45 pm Pathologic Conundrums: An Audience Response Session (0.50 Credit Hour)
4:45 – 5:00 pm Using Data to Improve Outcomes in Mohs Surgery (0.25 Credit Hour)
5:00 – 5:30 pm Teach Us One Thing: Practical Pearls for Mohs, Reconstruction, and Revision (0.50 Credit Hour)
5:30 – 6:30 pm Virtual Program Directors’ Session (Non-CME Session)
6:30 – 8:00 pm Virtual Fellows-in-Training Reception (CME Not offered)

♦ Indicates advanced expertise level course

 

Saturday, May 8

7:00 – 8:15 am Concurrent Morning Mini-Sessions:
  • 302.1 Perfecting Paramedians: Two and Three-stage Nasal Repair (1.25 Credit Hours) ♦
  • 302.2 Using Cartilage to Improve Your Repairs (1.25 Credit Hours) ♦
  • 302.3 Reconstruction of the Ear (1.25 Credit Hours)
  • 302.4 Frozen Section Mimickers (1.25 Credit Hours)
  • 302.5 Pearls and Pitfalls for the Early Career Mohs Surgeon (1.25 Credit Hours)
8:30 – 9:15 am Board Review I (0.75 Credit Hour)
9:15 – 10:00 am Board Review II (0.75 Credit Hour)
9:30 am – 4:00 pm Virtual Exhibit Hall Open
10:00 – 10:15 pm Break / Virtual Exhibit Hall Open (CME not offered)
10:15 – 11:00 am Board Review III (0.75 Credit Hour)
11:00 am – 12:00 pm Board Review IV (1.00 Credit Hour)
12:00 – 1:00 pm Lunch / Virtual Exhibit Hall Open (CME Not offered)
11:15 am – 12:00 pm Challenges in Frozen Section Interpretation (0.75 Credit Hour)
12:00 – 1:00 pm Lunch in Exhibit Hall (CME not offered)
1:00 – 1:45 pm What’s New in Adjuvant Therapy: Emerging therapies and controversies (0.75 Credit Hour)
1:45 –2:30 pm Rapid Pearls Abstract Session (0.75 Credit Hour)
2:30 – 3:15 pm Tips for Tough Layers (0.75 Credit Hour)
3:15 – 3:30 pm Break / Virtual Exhibit Hall Open (CME not offered)
3:30 – 4:15 pm How Would You Repair It? (0.75 Credit Hour)
4:15 – 4:45 pm Facial Nerve Anatomy for the Mohs Surgeon (0.50 Credit Hour)
Guest Speaker: Jason G. Newman, MD
4:45 – 5:30 pm Trivia Night! Board Review Can Be Fun (0.75 Credit Hour)

♦ Indicates advanced expertise level course

 

Sunday, May 9

8:00 – 9:45 am Board Review V  (1.75 Credit Hour)
9:45 – 10:00 am Break (CME not offered)
10:00 am – 11:00 am How to Repair Multiple Subunit Defects on the Nose: A Step-by-Step Video Approach (0.75 Credit Hour)
11:00 am – 12:00 pm Board Review VI (2.00 Credit Hours)
12:00 pm Meeting Adjourned