2021 Dermpath & Fundamentals of Mohs Surgery Course

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COVID REGULATIONS

All attendees will be asked to provide a negative COVID test result (Rapid Antigen or PCR) upon arrival at Registration. The test must be taken no more than 2 days before the check-in date of the meeting. PCR Testing is more sensitive and is preferred, but Rapid Antigen Testing (including self-testing kits) will be accepted.

Due to the safety measure taken above, masks will be optional for those in attendance, as long as we remain in compliance with State and local regulations.

CLEANSTAY/EVENTREADY/COVID-19: 

San Diego county currently does not require events and gatherings to enforce social distancing nor requires the use of face masks for those who have been vaccinated.

We continue to closely monitor recommended COVID-19 safety precautions from local and International health authorities, and encourage our guests and Team Members to do the same. The wellbeing of our guests and Team Members is our highest priority, and we remain diligent in our commitment to provide a safe, hospitable environment for all who enter our doors.

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2021 Basal & Squamous Cell Cancer Dermatopathology – November 9-10, 2021

Faculty

Henry D. Haskell, M.D. and Jason S. Stratton, M.D. –  Board-certified dermatopathologists based in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Course Background

First introduced in 2013, this annual course focuses on the “pure pathology” aspects of basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas, the most common skin cancers treated by Mohs surgery.  Dermatologists and other specialists interested in performing this highly-effective treatment for skin cancer will benefit from this focused discussion of BCC and SCC tumor characteristics.

Course Overview & Objectives

The course has been developed for physicians already performing Mohs surgeons and those planning to introduce it into their surgical practices and offers valuable new insights in the treatment of skin cancer because of this “pure pathology” approach. We offer 2 days of applied and didactic training in our introductory and advanced sessions. Our Board-certified dermatopathologists will focus on the most common tumor types treated with Mohs surgery, including differentiation from other anatomical structures, common mimickers of these tumors, and reactive changes evident at recent biopsy sites.

Participants may register for one or both days of the course. To maximize learning potential, we also recommend our Fundamentals of Mohs Surgery course immediately following.

    • Differentiate between various presentations of basal cell and squamous cell carcinoma under
      the microscope
    • Identify other non-BCC or SCC structures that may be present in Mohs-excised tissue
    • Demonstrate improved accuracy in the histologic interpretation of BCC and SCC tumors

Format

Day 1 is the Introductory Session, followed by the Advanced Session on day 2.  Participants may register for one or both days of instruction.  Instructional time is divided between lectures and microscope lab exercises designed to foster an understanding of different presentations of BCC and SCC under the microscope, differentiate these from other structures encountered in Mohs-excised tissue, and recognize any reparative findings present at the site of prior biopsy.

Follow-up Mohs Slide Review Session

Attendees also may wish to register for the Slide Review portion of the Fundamentals of Mohs Surgery course on November 9-12, immediately following the Dermatopathology course. This will provide an opportunity for physicians to integrate new BCC and SCC histopathology knowledge and understanding with the interpretation of Mohs slides available in our FMS case library. Prior FMS attendance needed in order to attend the Slide Review portion only of the course.

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2021 Fundamentals of Mohs Surgery Course – November 11-14, 2021

Faculty

Directors: Ken Gross, M.D.; Carlos Garcia, M.D.; Andrew H. Weinstein, M.D. and Alex Lutz, B.S. Alex directs the Mohs Technician training session and is assisted by Rick Wolf, LPN, and BJ Villarreal as Laboratory Co-Directors.

Course Background

First introduced in 1995, this four-day annual course focuses on the Mohs surgery as the treatment of choice for certain basal and squamous cell carcinomas and other cutaneous malignancies. A wide variety of Mohs procedural and practice topics will be discussed, with ample time for questions and answers and informal discussion with faculty members throughout the meeting.

Dermatologists and other specialists interested in performing this highly- effective treatment for skin cancer will benefit from this important “need to know” material such as Mohs indications, wound mapping, normal skin-BCC-SCC-unusual tumor histopathology, Mohs surgical pearls, coding and reimbursement, laboratory supervision, CLIA-OSHA consideration, and other vital information.

Course Overview & Objectives

The course has been developed for physicians already performing Mohs surgeons and those planning to introduce it into their surgical practices and offers valuable new insights in the treatment of skin cancer because of this “pure pathology” approach. We offer 2 days of applied and didactic training in our introductory and advanced sessions. Our Board-certified dermatopathologists will focus on the most common tumor types treated with Mohs surgery, including differentiation from other anatomical structures, common mimickers of these tumors, and reactive changes evident at recent biopsy sites.

Participants may register for one or both days of the course. To maximize learning potential, we also recommend our Fundamentals of Mohs Surgery course immediately following.

    • Differentiate between various presentations of basal cell and squamous cell carcinoma under
      the microscope
    • Identify other non-BCC or SCC structures that may be present in Mohs-excised tissue
    • Demonstrate improved accuracy in the histologic interpretation of BCC and SCC tumors

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Accreditation and Credit Designation Statements

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of PeerPoint Medical Education Institute and the Client Name. PeerPoint Medical Education Institute is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Format

Day 1 is the Introductory Session, followed by the Advanced Session on day 2.  Participants may register for one or both days of instruction.  Instructional time is divided between lectures and microscope lab exercises designed to foster an understanding of different presentations of BCC and SCC under the microscope, differentiate these from other structures encountered in Mohs-excised tissue, and recognize any reparative findings present at the site of prior biopsy.

 

Fees

See course registration link for complete fee structure. Discounted registration fees will apply to physicians registering for combined Histopathology Pathology and Fundamentals of Mohs Surgery courses. Additional discounts apply for current ASMS members and Residents or Active Duty Military.

Membership

If interested in joining the ASMS in conjunction with course registration, please contact us at 800-616-ASMS (2767) to determine your eligibility for membership.

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Contact:
Mary Imbach
Mimbach@mohssurgery.org
714-379-6262

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