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

2018 Annual Meeting

Call for Abstracts

Dear Colleague,

We cordially invite you to submit an abstract for consideration of an oral or poster presentation at the 50th American College of Mohs Surgery Annual Meeting in Chicago, Illinois taking place May 3-6, 2018 at the Hilton Chicago. 

The 2018 Annual Meeting will include two categories of abstracts:

1. Scientific abstracts: Original research that addresses the most urgent needs of our patients and the ACMS. Scientific abstracts with a primary author who is a fellow-in-training or who is in his or her first year of practice after completing a fellowship in Micrographic Surgery & Dermatologic Oncology will be eligible for the Tromovitch Award Competition.

2. Rapid Pearls abstracts: Two-minute anecdotal pearls regarding Mohs surgery technique, frozen section pathology, reconstructive surgery, or practice management. New for 2018, Rapid Pearl presenters must submit their final slides in PDF format, with the exception of video files, for availability in the Annual Meeting mobile app.

The deadline for abstract submissions is 11:59 pm PST on Thursday, January 11, 2018.

In addition to abstract submissions, fellows-in-training are invited to submit a case for the Clinicopathologic Case Competition: Fellows-in-training may submit clinicopathologic slides and photographs of Mohs cases that have uncommon or rare pathology or that illustrate prototypical diagnostic challenges and keys to diagnosis or tumor detection. Case submissions must be received by the ACMS office by Thursday, February 15, 2018.   

The Scientific Program Committee has broadened abstract submission opportunities with the goals of involving more members in the Annual Meeting and encouraging the highest quality of presentations. To learn more about each of these opportunities, please see the details in the Call for Abstracts:

If you have any questions about the proposed abstract or the submission process, please contact us at

Your participation is crucial to ensure the continued success of our specialty’s premier meeting. Please encourage fellows-in-training to submit an abstract for the Tromovitch Award and/or a case for the Clinicopathologic Case Competition.

We look forward to your contribution and hope to see you in Chicago!

John A. Carucci, MD, PhD, FACMS
2018 Scientific Program Chair

Allison T. Vidimos, MD, RPh, FACMS

ACMS President