American College of Mohs Surgery (ACMS) 52nd Annual Meeting

Hand and Nail Workshop

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

1:00 – 4:00 pm
(3.00 Credit Hours)

Location: The Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center

$375.00 registration fee; for ACMS Members Only
Space is limited to 40 registrants and granted on a first-come, first-served basis, with 2 participants per cadaveric hand. Standing room NOT available.

Directed by Dr. Thomas Knackstedt, this workshop is geared toward all nail surgeons, from beginner and intermediate to advanced levels. It offers small group, hands-on experience practicing a variety of nail surgery techniques. Participants will be instructed on:

  • How to avulse the nail in several fashions (partial and complete)
  • Perform multiple different nail procedures (including punch, shave, longitudinal techniques)
  • Treat nail melanoma with en bloc excision of all nail tissues and perform nail flaps (for those with more advanced background)

Approaches to patient assessment, including surgical planning, equipment/suture selection, and anatomical considerations to optimize outcomes will be covered. Anatomy as it relates to safe surgical technique will be stressed. Fresh frozen cadaveric hands that allow for realistic hands-on practice will be utilized.