ACMS 50th Annual Meeting, May 3-6, 2018, Chicago
ACMS 50th Annual Meeting, May 3-6, 2018, Chicago

Special Events

Thursday, May 3

5:30 – 7:30 pm • Exhibit Hall Grand Opening & Welcome Reception
Stevens Salon D/Lower Level
Don’t miss this chance to relax and unwind with colleagues. Hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be provided for your enjoyment.

6:30 – 8:00 pm • University of Wisconsin Department of Dermatology
Stevens Salon C-3/Lower Level
Welcoming all former fellows-in-training and friends of the UW-Madison Mohs surgery program to see old friends, make new friends, reminisce and celebrate 50 years.

7:00 – 8:30 pm • Zitelli and Brodland Reception
Stevens Salon C-4/Lower Level
Cocktail reception for all previous fellows of Drs. Zitelli and Brodland.

Friday, May 4

12:15 – 2:00 pm • ACMS Annual Business Meeting & Lunch
International Ballroom/Level 2
ACMS members are encouraged to attend the annual membership business meeting and lunch. This important meeting brings members up-to-date on issues of significance. The winners of the prestigious Frederic E. Mohs Award and Distinguished Service Award will be announced.

6:00 – 7:30 pm • SkinPAC Reception
Stevens Salon C-3 & C-4/Lower Level

6:45 – 8:00 pm • Reception Introducing Fellows-in-Training
Waldorf Room/Level 3
ACMS & ACGME program directors and current fellows-in-training are invited to network, socialize and congratulate fellows-in-training on their upcoming graduation. The winner of the Tromovitch Award will be announced and hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be provided.

7:30 – 8:30 am • Association of ACGME Independent Training Directors Breakfast
Joliet Room/Level 3
Discuss the latest ACGME rule changes relevant to independent and non-institutionally-based training programs.

Saturday, May 5

12:00 – 1:00 pm • Women’s Dermatologic Society Networking Luncheon
Stevens Salon C-3 (Lower Level)
Open to all WDS Members and ACMS Meeting attendees, this luncheon will offer an opportunity to network with dermatologists at all levels in their careers. Lunch will be provided. WDS Members: $40; Residents: $35; Non-Members: $45. For details, contact Kim Schechter at

12:00 – 1:00 pm • National Association of VA Mohs Surgeons
Stevens Salon C-4/Lower Level
Network with other surgeons working in the VA system.

12:00 – 2:00 pm • Professional Headshots
Available FREE to all meeting attendees (optional), professional headshots will be taken by our photographer in the Exhibit Hall. Images will be sent electronically following the meeting for personal use. All photos will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis until 2:00 pm.

5:00 – 6:00 pm • Association of Professors of Dermatology, Dermatologic Surgery Section
Stevens Salon C-4/Lower Level
Networking, committee updates and informal presentations.

5:30 – 6:30 pm • Florida Fellowship-Trained Mohs Surgeons Annual Meeting (Private)
Stevens Salon C-3/Lower Level

6:00 – 10:00 pm • 50th Anniversary Celebration

Join colleagues and special guests to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the College and honor the rich legacy of Dr. Frederic Mohs and his founding colleagues. Enjoy cocktails and hors d'oeuvres amid the historic charm of the Palmer House Hilton, where the College's first meeting was held 50 years ago. Special invited guests will recount the early days of chemosurgery and the ACMS. Guests will be able to visit the room that held the first meeting in 1967. Enjoy the sounds of Chicago's own The Night Shift Orchestra as they perform throughout this very special evening. You don't want to miss this event! Tickets are available for $100 at the ACMS Registration Desk between 1 pm on Wednesday, May 2 until until 4 pm on Saturday, May 5. Celebrate in cocktail attire, please.


Commemorative Anniversary Book
This custom, illustrated 80-page hardcover volume, “ACMS: The Margin of Victory for 50 Years,” chronicles the genesis and evolution of Mohs surgery, including the perspectives of 10 important figures from founding to present. Books will be distributed at the ACMS Registration Desk to those who pre-ordered. Copies will also be available for $75 at the ACMS Registration Desk and online after the meeting.


Sunday, May 6

11:00 am – 12:00 pm MOC Self-Assessment Session: Skin Cancer
International Ballroom/Level 2
The ACMS is offering an MOC Self-Assessment, which satisfies a portion of the self-assessment module of Component 2 in Maintenance of Certification with the American Board of Dermatology (ABD). Participants must complete the MOC Credit Form, available in the session on Sunday and return it to the ACMS Registration Desk. You must also update your ABD MOC tables to reflect the credits available for the session. Note: If you claimed MOC credits for ‘MOC: Skin Cancer’ at a previous ACMS Annual or Regional Meeting, you cannot claim MOC credits for ‘MOC: Skin Cancer’, at the 2018 Annual Meeting.

Digital Diagnostic Quality Control Exam
The Diagnostic Quality Control Exam is entirely online. This allows for more flexibility to review the slides, and allows completion of the exam before, during, and after the meeting. Instructions for accessing the digital DQC exam will be sent via the email address used for registration prior to the Annual Meeting. Access to the Diagnostic Quality Control Exam is $50 for ACMS members and free to fellows-in-training. Only ACMS members who register for the exam and complete it online will receive a certificate. Certificates are mailed approximately 4-6 weeks after the meeting. CME credit is not offered for taking the digital Diagnostic Quality Control Exam.