BCC & SCC Dermatopathology


2022 Basal & Squamous Cell Cancer Dermatopathology Course – November 1-2, 2022


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

Registration expected to open Summer of 2022

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 American Society For Mohs Surgery.
PeerPoint Medical Education Institute is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. PeerPoint Medical Education Institute designates the live format for this educational activity for a maximum of 14.75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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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 3-6, 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.


See course brochure 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.


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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Mary Imbach

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American Society for Mohs Surgery
6475 East Pacific Coast Highway, Box 700
Long Beach, CA 90803-4201
Telephone: (714) 379-6262 or
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