Basal & Squamous Cell Cancer Pathology


2024 Basal & Squamous Cell Cancer Dermatopathology Course – Nov 12 – Nov 13, 2024


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


    The Royal Sonesta, Houston, TX


    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.

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    I have been a member of ASMS for over ten years. Their Physicians have afforded me the opportunity to become competent in MOHS surgery in the tradition of Dr Fred Mohs. Their senior members are Selfless in their dedication in promoting teaching new members and advancing this surgical technique.

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    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 14-17, 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.


    Save the Date!


    Thursday, November 4, 2025 – Sunday, November 5, 2025
    The Royal Sonesta, Houston, TX



    See course registration for complete fee structure. 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 785-783-2070 to determine your eligibility for membership.

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American Society for Mohs Surgery
6134 Poplar Bluff Circle, Ste. 101
Peachtree Corners, GA 30092
(785) 783-2070
Facsimile: 305.422.3327

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