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FRM F108 - Controversies in Mohs Surgery

Open admission to eligible categories, no tuition or ticket


Date: Monday, March 24

CME Credits: 2.00

Location: Mile High Ballroom 3C

Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Director: Richard Gary Bennett, MD, FAAD

  • David G. Brodland, MD, FAAD
  • Daniel Brian Eisen, MD, FAAD
  • Manish J. Gharia, MD, FAAD
  • Leonard Harry Goldberg, MD, FAAD
  • Glenn D. Goldman, MD, FAAD
  • Matthew M. Goodman, MD, FAAD
  • Eleni Linos, MD, PhD
  • Kishwer S. Nehal, MD, FAAD
  • Aleksandar Sekulic, MD, FAAD

Learning Objectives:
Following this course, the attendee should be able to:

  • Assess the usefulness of special stains, especially toluidine blue.
  • Determine optimal case selection for Mohs surgery.
  • Compare the advantages and disadvantages of fellowship training.

Although Mohs Surgery is well accepted for treatment of skin cancers by dermatologists and most surgical subspecialties, there are issues for which there is a divergence of opinion. This session will explore in depth some of these controversies in Mohs Surgery such as appropriate and inappropriate use, whether to use special stains (including MART-1 and toluidine blue), and reconstructive problems, e.g. whether cartilage grafts are really necessary. Also to be discussed will be the usefulness and desirability of fellowship training.


Monday, March 24
10:00 AMFor: Vismodegib for Basal Cell Carcinoma / Dr. Sekulic
10:10 AMAgainst: Vismodegib for Basal Cell Carcinoma / Dr. Gharia
10:20 AMFor: Toludine-Blue for Basal Cell Carcinoma / Dr. Goldberg
10:30 AMFor: Mohs for Melanoma - Frozen Sections Only / Dr. Bennett
10:40 AMFor: Mohs for Melanoma - Slow Mohs - Permanent Sections Only / Dr. Eisen
10:50 AMFor: Mohs for Melanoma - Frozen Sections with Mart-1 Stain / Dr. Brodland
11:00 AMAgainst: Mohs for Melanoma / Dr. Nehal
11:10 AMFor: Fellowship Training in Mohs Surgery / Dr. Bennett
11:20 AMAgainst: Fellowship Training in Mohs Surgery / Dr. Goodman
11:30 AMFor: Mohs for Patients Older than 85 Years Old / Dr. Goldman
11:40 AMAgainst: Mohs for Patients Older Than 85 Years Old / Dr. Linos
11:50 AMQ & A / All faculty