Basal & Squamous Cell Carcinoma
2019 Basal & Squamous Cell Cancer Dermatopathology
Tuesday & Wednesday, November 5-6, 2019 – All Day – San Diego, CA
Faculty: Henry D. Haskell, M.D. and Jason S. Stratton, M.D. – Board-certified dermatopathologists based in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Location: This educational session will be held at the DoubleTree Hotel San Diego, Mission Valley in San Diego, California. Our group room block is expected to fill completely, so reservations should be secured as soon as possible.
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.
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.
Fees: 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.
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.