2022 Fundamentals of Mohs Surgery: Resident Program

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Want to learn more about doing Mohs micrographic surgery? Or maybe you want to hone your Mohs surgical skills? No matter what your goal, you can attain it by attending the Fundamentals of Mohs Surgery Annual Training Course for Physicians and Technicians Nov. 3-6, 2022 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel San Diego-Mission Valley.

Presented by the American Society for Mohs Surgery (ASMS), this 3.5-day hands-on course offers instruction in the surgical, histopathology, and lab skills required to perform the procedure. Topics covered include indications for Mohs surgery, basic and advanced Mohs mapping, and normal skin and tumor histopathology. Attention is also paid to practice issues, such as office set-up and instrumentation, lab supervision, coding and reimbursement, and Mohs-related federal regulations. See the full list of presentations

In addition to didactic sessions presented by experts in their field, the Fundamentals Course offers:

  • Elective sessions in a fully equipped microscope lab 
  • A large collection of Mohs case slides to be read as unknowns
  • Interactive pathology discussion groups
  • Elective physician tissue-cutting sessions 

Need a little refresher on the pure pathology of BCC and SCC? Attend the Basal Cell and Squamous Cell Cancer Dermatopathology Course Nov. 1-2, 2022 at the same location.

Physicians already performing Mohs surgery and those planning to introduce it into their surgical practice will learn how to:

  • Differentiate between various presentations of BCC and SCC 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


Apply for ASMS membership and register by October 1, 2022to attend either the Fundamentals Course and Pathology Course, or both, for FREE and receive FREE hotel reservations (UP TO FOUR NIGHTS)  for the event(s). Not an ASMS member? No problem. The Society will waive your application fees and there are no annual dues assessed for residents. 


Register now to gain a solid foundation in Mohs surgery.

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Let the ASMS help you advance your Mohs knowledge and skills through its other offerings – Attend the virtual ASMS Prep Course for the Micrographic Dermatologic Surgery board exam and the ASMS Clinical Observational Preceptorship Program.


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

Accreditation and Credit Designation Statements

The Southern Alliance for Physician Specialties CME is accredited by the Medical Association of Georgia to provide Accredited Continuing Education for physicians. The Southern Alliance for Physician Specialties CME designates this live activity for a maximum of 34.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


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