Program

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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 workshop, 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 3

8:00 am – 5:00 pm Fellows-in-Training Hands-on Cutaneous Flap Workshop (7.25 Credit Hours)
1:00 – 6:00 pm Registration Desk open; Speaker Ready Room available
6:00 – 8:00 pm Fellows-in-Training Mohs Surgery Histotechnology and Lab Set Up Workshop (2.00 Credit Hour)

Thursday, May 4

6:30 am – 5:00 pm Registration Desk open; Speaker Ready Room available
7:00 – 8:15 am Concurrent Morning Mini-Sessions:
  • 101.1 Step by Step: Scar Revision (1.25 Credit Hours)
  • 101.2 Evidence-Based Perioperative Care: Improving Satisfaction, Outcomes and Efficiency (1.25 Credit Hours)
  • 101.3 Mohs on the Genitalia and Perianal Region (1.25 Credit Hours) ♦
    • Guest Speaker: R. Caleb Kovell, MD
  • 101.4 International Perspectives on Mohs & Facial Reconstruction (1.25 Credit Hours)
  • 101.5 Tips and Tricks for Tight Scalp and Neck Defects (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
10:00 – 10:15 am Break | Exhibit Hall (CME Not offered)
10:15 – 11:00 am Video Recon: Lip (0.75 Credit Hour)
11:00 am – 12:00 pm Tromovitch Award Abstract Session (1.00 Credit Hour)
12:00 – 1:00 pm Networking Lunch (provided) | Exhibit Hall (CME Not offered)
1:00 – 2:00 pm Clinical Abstract Session (1.00 Credit Hour)
2:00 – 3:00 pm Video Recon: Nose (1.00 Credit Hour)
3:00 – 3:45 pm Billing/Coding Refresher (0.75 Credit Hour)
3:45 – 4:30 pm 'Nailing' the SCC on the Nail Unit (0.75 Credit Hour)
4:30 – 5:15 pm

Radiation Therapy in the Management of Skin Cancers (0.75 Credit Hour)
      Guest Speaker: Upendra Parvathaneni, MD, FRANCR

5:30 – 7:30 pm Exhibit Hall Grand Opening & Welcome Reception (CME Not offered)

♦ Represents advanced expertise level course


Friday, May 5

6:30 am – 5:00 pm Registration Desk open; Speaker Ready Room available
7:00 – 8:15 am Concurrent Morning Mini-Sessions:
  • 201.1 Growing a Successful Mohs Practice: SEO, Social Media, etc. (1.25 Credit Hours)
  • 201.2 Step by Step: Ear Reconstruction (1.25 Credit Hours)
  • 201.3 Optimizing Two and Three Stage Paramedian Forehead Flaps (1.25 Credit Hours) ♦
  • 201.4 Tumors in the Transplant Population (1.25 Credit Hours)
  • 201.5 Public Policy and Healthcare Advocacy (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)
9:30 am – 6:30 pm Exhibit Hall open
9:15 – 10:00 am Nonsurgical Management: Topical and Intralesional Alternatives for SCC and BCC (0.75 Credit Hour)
10:00 – 10:15 am Break | Exhibit Hall (CME Not offered)
10:15 – 11:00 am Managing Merkel Cell Carcinoma (0.75 Credit Hour) ♦
     Guest Speaker: Upendra Parvathaneni, MD, FRANCR
11:00 – 11:45 am Keynote: Anant Madabhushi, PhD, FAIMBE, FIEEE, FNAI (0.75 Credit Hour)
11:45 am – 1:15 pm ACMS Annual Business Meeting & Lunch (Non-CME Session)
     Non-members and guests: lunch on your own; visit the Exhibit Hall
1:15 – 2:00 pm Video Recon: Eyelid (0.75 Credit Hour) ♦
2:00 – 2:45 pm Rapid Pearl Abstracts: Oncology/Reconstruction (0.75 Credit Hour)
2:45 – 3:30 pm Lessons Learned from Disappointing Surgical Outcomes (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 – 5:15 pm Tumor Board (0.75 Credit Hour)
     Guest Panelist: Upendra Parvathaneni, MD, FRANCR
5:30 – 6:30 pm Program Directors’ Session (Non-CME Session)
6:30 – 8:00 pm Fellows-in-Training Reception (CME Not offered)

♦ Represents advanced expertise level course


Saturday, May 6

6:30 am – 4:00 pm Registration Desk open; Speaker Ready Room available
7:00 – 8:15 am Concurrent Morning Mini-Sessions:
  • 301.1 When Patients Decline: Alternatives to the Paramedian Forehead Flap (1.25 Credit Hours)
  • 301.2 Immunohistochemistry in Mohs: Beyond MART-1 (1.25 Credit Hours)
  • 301.3 On the Margin: Reasons to avoid or discontinue Mohs surgery (1.25 Credit Hours)
  • 301.4 Anticoagulants and Management of Perioperative Bleeding (1.25 Credit Hours)
  • 301.5 Reconstructive Conundrums: Simple vs. Complex Solutions (1.25 Credit Hours)
8:30 – 9:15 am Managing High-Risk Squamous Cell Carcinoma (0.75 Credit Hour) ♦
9:15 – 10:15 am How Would You Reconstruct It? (1.00 Credit Hour)
9:30 am – 4:00 pm Exhibit Hall open
10:15 – 10:30 am Break | Exhibit Hall (CME Not offered)
10:30 – 11:15 am Case-Based Anatomy Refresher (0.75 Credit Hour)
     Guest Speaker: R. Caleb Kovell, MD
11:15 am – 12:00 pm Quality and Outcomes: It Is All in the Numbers (0.75 Credit Hour)
12:00 – 1:00 pm Lunch (provided) | Exhibit Hall Open (CME Not offered)
1:00 – 2:00 pm Cutting Edge Technology in Dermatologic Surgery (1.00 Credit Hour)
2:00 – 2:45 pm Video Recon: Multi-Subunit Defects and/or Multistaged Reconstruction (0.75 Credit Hour) ♦
2:45 – 3:45 pm Pro and Con: Contentious Concepts (1.00 Credit Hour)
     Guest Speaker: Christina Angeles, MD
3:45 – 4:30 pm Pathologic Excellence in Mohs (0.75 Credit Hour)
4:30 – 5:30 pm Managing Rare Tumors: AFX, EMPD, DFSP, PDS (1.00 Credit Hour) ♦

♦ Represents advanced expertise level course


Sunday, May 7

7:00 – 10:00 am Speaker Ready Room available
8:00 – 8:45 am Mohs for Melanoma Immunohistochemistry Refresher (0.75 Credit Hour)
8:45 – 9:30 am Rapid Pearl Abstracts: Pathology/Practice Management Pearls (0.75 Credit Hour)
9:30 – 10:15 am Approach to the Immunosuppressed Patient (0.75 Credit Hour)
10:15 – 11:15 am Managing Melanoma Risk and Prognosis by Gene Expression Profiling and Nodal Staging (1.00 Credit Hour) ♦
     Guest Speaker: Christina Angeles, MD
11:15 am – 12:00 pm Pathologic Mimics for the Mohs Surgeon (0.75 Credit Hour) ♦
12:00 pm Meeting adjourns

♦ Represents advanced expertise level course