Registration is Now Open for the 2022 Annual Meeting: Focus on Skin Cancer
- Posted on: Mar 15 2022
Dermatologists are tasked with the job of diagnosing and treating skin conditions. That’s the way some may see it. The way we see it is that a dermatologist can significantly contribute to their patients’ sense of well-being by taking care with their consultation and examination processes. This is especially true when patients are seeking skin cancer screenings or treatment for skin cancer of any kind. Being diagnosed with skin cancer is a transitional moment for any patient. As such, it requires compassion and creativity as it relates to the provision of care. To achieve this, a dermatologist may expand their skill in the area of Mohs Micrographic Surgery.
Through savvy campaigns run over many years, the average person has become increasingly aware of the grave consequences of skin cancer. Most people can now at least repeat some of the signs of skin cancer to watch for. The vast majority of people also realize that unprotected sun exposure is the leading cause of this disease. However, doctors continue to face statistics that are much higher than they should be. So, in addition to focusing on increasing awareness among their patients, dermatologists can also develop the skill that will help them improve patients’ long-term prognoses. The way that we have done this is through education in Mohs surgery. The way that we expand our reach is to bring our knowledge and the knowledge of other experts to dermatologists who are ready to take that next step in providing the utmost care to their patients.
How We Support Our Members
Membership with the American Society for Mohs Surgery gives residency-trained dermatologists as well as Fellowship-trained dermatologists the opportunity to come together in a rich learning environment. In addition to other membership perks, we are passionate about continued education and have developed specific courses and events to achieve our goal of supporting medical personnel. One of the events that we look forward to every year is our annual Focus on Skin Cancer meeting. This course was first offered in 1995 and is intended to continually explore new topics and the latest advances in the diagnosis and treatment of skin cancer. The annual meeting includes panel discussions and demonstrations that give practice to conceptual teachings, such as laboratory microscope sessions that feature more challenging skin cancer tumors.
Registration for our 2022 Annual Meeting: Focus on Skin Cancer, is now open. To learn more about membership with the ASMS, contact us at (800) 616-2767. Already an ASMS member? Register for this event here.