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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, hands-on workshops, 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.

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Program at a Glance

Wednesday, May 11  /  Thursday, May 12   /  Friday, May 13Saturday, May 14   /  Sunday, May 15

Wednesday, May 11

8:00 am- 5:00 pm 

Fellows-in-Training Hands-on Cutaneous Flap Workshop

Directors: Ramona Behshad, MD, FACMS; David R. Carr, MD, MPH, FACMS; Christine H. Weinberger, MD, FACMS
Faculty: David L.K. Chen, MD, FACMS; Sean R. Christensen, MD, PhD, FACMS; H. William Higgins, II, MD, MBE, FACMS;
 Iren Kossintseva, MD, FRCPC, FACMS; Joy H. Kunishige, MD, FACMS; Charlene Lam, MD, MPH, FACMS; Franki Lambert Smith, MD, FACMS; Matthew R. LeBoeuf, MD, PhD; Bradley G. Merritt, MD, FACMS; Misha D. Miller, MD, FACMS; Kira Minkis, MD, PhD, FACMS; Christine M. Poblete-Lopez, MD, FACMS​; Kathryn A. Potter, MD; Melissa Pugliano-Mauro, MD, FACMS; Dominic Ricci, MD, FACMS; Seaver Soon, MD, FACMS; William G. Stebbins, MD, FACMS

Workshop directors Drs. Ramona Behshad, David R. Carr, and Christine H. Weinberger, alongside course faculty, will demonstrate and instruct Fellows-in-Training on how to perform multiple skin flaps on surgical training models. There will be one faculty member paired with 2-3 Fellows-in-Training for each surgical head. This will be an invaluable experience for Fellows-in-Training to gain individualized knowledge by working alongside experienced Mohs surgeons. The workshop will take place at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown and the registration fee includes breakfast & lunch (for workshop registrants only). Space is limited and granted on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration deadline was March 15, 2022.

1:00 - 4:00 pm

Hand & Nail Workshop (ACMS members)

Directors: Todd V. Cartee, MD, FACMS; Nathaniel J. Jellinek, MD, FACMS
Faculty: Julia O. Baltz, MD; Katharine Cordova, MD, FACMS; Thomas J. Knackstedt, MD, FACMS; Christopher J. Miller, MD, FACMS; Joseph F. Sobanko, MD, FACMS; Robert J. Willard, MD, FACMS

Directed by Drs. Todd Cartee and Nathaniel Jellinek this workshop is geared toward all levels of 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 partial and complete nail avulsions, how to perform multiple different nail procedures (including punch, shave, and Longitudinal biopsy techniques, how to perform Mohs surgery for nail malignancies, and how to treat nail melanoma with en bloc excision of the entire nail unit). 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. The workshop will be held at the University of Pennsylvania Human Tissue Laboratory; shuttle service for participants will be provided. Space is limited to 40 registrants and granted on a first-come, first-served basis, with 2 participants per cadaveric hand. Registrants and faculty are subject to a COVID test prior to participation per requirements of the University of Pennsylvania Human Tissue Laboratory.

6:00 - 8:00 pm

Fellows-in-Training Mohs Surgery Histotechnology & Lab Set up Workshop

Director: Linda Cesario, DPM, HT (ASCP)
Faculty: Daniel H. Gong, MS, MSO, C-PM

A high-quality microscopic slide is critical for complete diagnostic interpretation, resulting in optimal patient care. This workshop will cover grossing/mapping, embedding, hands-on cryosectioning, and routine staining. How does the surgical component affect the laboratory outcome? We will also discuss lab setup, including the CLIA application process.


Thursday, May 12

6:30 am - 5:00 pm Registration Desk & Speaker Ready Room open
7:00 – 8:15 am Concurrent Morning Mini-Sessions:
  • 101.1 Launching & Growing a Successful Mohs Practice (1.25 Credit Hours)
  • 101.2 Making Complex Reconstruction Simple: A Step-by-Step Approach (1.25 Credit Hours)
  • 101.3 Mohs Surgery in Diverse Patient Populations (1.25 Credit Hours)
  • 101.4 Updates in Anticoagulants: Appropriate use in Dermatologic Surgery (1.25 Credit Hours) ♦
  • 101.5 Updates in Transplant Dermatology (1.25 Credit Hours)
8:30 – 9:00 am Welcome & AAD Update (0.50 Credit Hour)
9:00 – 10:00 am Literature Review (1.00 Credit Hour)
9:30 am – 7:30 pm Exhibit Hall Open
9:45 – 10:00 am Break | Exhibit Hall Open (CME not offered)
10:00 – 11:00 am My Favorite Flap: Within the First 5 Years Out (1.00 Credit Hour) ♦
11:00 am  – 12:00 pm Tromovitch Award Abstract Session (1.00 Credit Hour)
12:00 – 1:00 pm Networking Lunch / Exhibit Hall Open (provided) (CME not offered)
1:00  – 2:00 pm Recon Hour of Power: Lip (1.00 Credit Hour) ♦
2:00 – 3:00 pm Clinical Abstract Session (1.00 Credit Hour)
3:00 – 3:45 pm Billing/Coding Refresher (0.75 Credit Hour)
3:45 – 4:30 pm Rapid Pearl Abstracts: Pathology/Practice Management (0.75 Credit Hour)
4:30 – 5:15 pm Managing High-Risk NMSC in the Immunosuppressed Patient (0.75 Credit Hour) ♦
5:30 – 7:30 pm Exhibit Hall Grand Opening & Welcome Reception | Silent Auction (CME not offered)

♦ Indicates advanced expertise level course


Friday, May 13

6:30 am - 5:00 pm Registration Desk & Speaker Ready Room open
7:00 – 8:15 am Concurrent Morning Mini-Sessions:
  • 201.1 Reading Relevant Radiology for the Dermatologic Surgeon (1.25 Credit Hours) ♦
  • 201.2 Data to Delivery of Care: Implementing the Latest Research into Your Practice (1.25 Credit Hours) ♦
  • 201.3 It’s all in the Data: Pre-op/Post-op Management (1.25 Credit Hours)
  • 201.4 Mohs for Melanoma (1.25 Credit Hours)
  • 201.5 Reconstruction of Cheek Defects: Simple to Complex (1.25 Credit Hours)
8:30 – 9:15 am Practice-Changing Pearls: If I Only Knew Then What I Know Now (0.75 Credit Hour)
9:15 – 10:00 am Multidisciplinary Management of Melanoma (0.75 Credit Hour) ♦
Guest Speakers: Tara C. Mitchell, MD; Karthik Rajasekaran, MD, FACS
9:30 am – 6:30 pm Exhibit Hall open
10:00 – 10:45 am New Drugs, Devices, and Diagnostics for the Derm Surgeon (0.75 Credit Hour)
10:45 – 11:30 am The Grassroots Movement to Re-Design Healthcare: Preparing for the Future of Medicine (0.75 Credit Hour)
Keynote Speaker: Marty Makary, MD, MPH
11:30 – 1:00 pm ACMS Annual Business Meeting & Lunch (Non-CME Session)
Non-members and guests: lunch on your own; visit the Exhibit Hall
1:00  – 2:00 pm Recon Hour of Power: Nose (1.00 Credit Hour) ♦
2:00 – 2:45pm Rapid Pearl Abstracts: Oncology/Reconstruction (0.75 Credit Hour)
2:45 – 3:30 pm Cutaneous Oncology Essentials (0.75 Credit Hour)
3:30 – 4:15 pm Scientific Abstract Session (0.75 Credit Hour)
4:15 – 4:30 pm Fellow-in-Training Clinicopathologic Case Competition Award Winner (0.25 Credit Hour)
4:30 – 5:30 pm Tumor Board: Considerations Across the Tumor Spectrum (1.00 Credit Hour)
Guest Panelists: Shlomo A. Koyfman, MD; Jason G. Newman, MD
5:30 – 6:30 pm Program Directors’ Session (Non-CME Session)
6:30 – 8:00 pm Fellows-in-Training Reception (CME not offered)

♦ Indicates advanced expertise level course


Saturday, May 14

6:30 am - 4:00 pm Registration Desk & Speaker Ready Room open
7:00 – 8:15 am Concurrent Morning Mini-Sessions:
  • 301.1 Tips for Tumor Extirpation in Challenging Anatomic Locations (1.25 Credit Hours) ♦
  • 301.2 Adding Immunostains to your Mohs Lab (1.25 Credit Hours)
  • 301.3 Eyelid Reconstruction: From Simple to Complex (1.25 Credit Hours)
  • 301.4 Flap Mechanics 101 (1.25 Credit Hours)
  • 301.5 Non-surgical Approaches for ‘Chronic Disease’ Skin Cancer Patients (1.25 Credit Hours) ♦
8:30 – 9:15 am Updates in High-Risk SCC (0.75 Credit Hour) ♦
Guest Speaker: Anokhi Jambusaria-Pahlajani, MD
9:15 – 10:15 am My Favorite Flap: Masters Flap Session (1.00 Credit Hour) ♦
9:30 am – 4:00 pm Exhibit Hall Open
10:15 – 11:00 am Mentoring from Mohs Masters (0.75 Credit Hour)
11:00 am – 12:00 pm Outcomes in Dermatologic Surgery: It’s All in the Numbers (1.00 Credit Hour)
12:00  – 1:00 pm Lunch / Exhibit Hall Open (CME Not offered)
1:00 – 2:00 pm Recon Hour of Power: Multi-Subunit Defects and/or Multistaged Reconstruction (1.00 Credit Hour) ♦
2:00 – 2:45 pm My Favorite Mohs Pearl: The Mohs Surgeons Leading the Future Edition  (0.75 Credit Hour)
2:45 –3:45 pm Ethical Controversies in Derm Surg: Point/Counterpoint (1.00 Credit Hour)
Guest Speaker: Giorgos C. Karakousis, MD
3:45 – 4:30 pm Practical Pearls for Pathologic Excellence in Mohs (0.75 Credit Hour)
4:30 – 5:30 pm Managing Rare Tumors (1.00 Credit Hour) ♦

♦ Indicates advanced expertise level course


Sunday, May 15

7:00 – 10:00 am Speaker Ready Room open
8:30  – 9:30 am Recon Hour of Power: Ear (1.00 Credit Hour) ♦
9:00  – 10:00 am Board Review Q&A Session I (1.00 Credit Hour)
9:30 – 10:15 am Pathologic Mimics for the Mohs Surgeon (0.75 Credit Hour) ♦
10:00 – 11:00 am Board Review Q&A Session II (1.00 Credit Hour)
10:15 – 11:00 am Anesthesia for Dermatologic Surgery (0.75 Credit Hour) ♦
11:00 am – 12:00 pm Board Review Q&A Session III (1.00 Credit Hour)
11:00 am – 12:00 pm The Role of Radiation Therapy in Managing Cutaneous Malignancies (1.00 Credit Hour) ♦
Guest Speaker: J. Nicholas Lukens, MD
12:00 pm Meeting adjourns