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American Society for Mohs Histotechnology

Program at a Glance

Wednesday, April 22

1:00 - 5:00 pm Meeting Registration/Information

Thursday, April 23

Pre-conference Workshops
6:30 am - 5:00 pm Meeting Registration/Information
9:00 am - 4:45 pm Pre-Conference Workshops
9:00 - 11:30 am CLIA: What You Need to Know
Linda R. Cesario, DPM, HT (ASCP); Daniel Gong, MS, MSO,C-PM; Jeanie Wade, HT (ASCP)
ASMH Members: $75
Non-Members: $125
9:00 - 11:30 am Organizational Leadership
Billy Parsons, MBA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
ASMH Members: $75
Non-Members: $125
10:00 - 11:30 am Relaxing Tissue and the Slide Method
Norma L. Anderson, HT (ASCP); Angela L. Ivankovich
ASMH Members: $50
Non-Members: $75
9:30 am - 7:30 pm Exhibit Hall Open
11:30 am - 12:30 pm Lunch
  Pre-Conference Workshops continued
12:30 - 2:00 pm Implementing Procedure and Document Control in the Mohs Lab
Linda R. Cesario, DPM, HT (ASCP); Kahul G. Patel, BSMT
ASMH Members: $50
Non-Members: $75
12:30 - 2:00 pm Advanced Cryostat
Lindsey E. Riggs, HTL; Jeanie Wade, HT (ASCP)
ASMH Members: $50
Non-Members: $75
12:30 - 2:00 pm Wet Workshop - Rapid IHC (Mart-1) for the Mohs Laboratory
Andrew B. Meister
ASMH Members: $50
Non-Members: $75
2:15 - 3:45 pm Theory and Procedures for Routine Staining of Mohs Slides
Melinda M. Chow, MS, HT (ASCP)cm
ASMH Members: $50
Non-Members: $75
2:15 - 4:45 pm Tipping Your Cap for CAP: Tips on How to Make Inspections Go Smoothly
Angelic R. Maden, HT (ASCP)cm; Lindsey E. Riggs, HTL; Jeanie Wade, HT (ASCP)
ASMH Members: $75
Non-Members: $125
2:15 - 4:45 pm The A to Z of Mohs Procedures: Technical Guidance on Potential Pitfalls
Guy F. Orchard, PhD, MSc, FIBMS; Mohammad Shams
ASMH Members: $75
Non-Members: $125

Friday, April 24

6:30 am - 5:00 pm Meeting Registration/Information
7:00 - 7:30 am Continental Breakfast
7:30 - 9:30 am General Session 1 (2 CEU)
7:30 am Welcome and Opening Remarks
M. Maureen Gagnot, HT (ASCP), ASMH President
7:30 - 8:30 am Technical Tips and Tricks
Rodney K. Barber; Melinda M. Chow, MS, HT (ASCP); Marilyn McCulloch, CLT; William H. Phillips, Robert Tagliaferro, HT (ASCP)cm
8:30- 9:30 am Engaging Employees via Performance Management
Billy Parsons, MBA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, US Dermatology Partners
9:30 - 9:45 am Break
9:45 am - 12:00 pm General Session 2 (2.25 CEU)
9:45  - 10:30 am Embedding Panel
Rodney K. Barber; Daniel H. Gong, MS, MSO, C-PM; Angela L. Ivankovich, Marilyn McCulloch, CLT
10:30 - 11:00 am Laboratory Setup
Kurt Hemmings
11:00 am - 12:00 pm Troubleshooting Open Forum
Norma L. Anderson, HT (ASCP); Lindsey E. Riggs, HTL
11:30 am - 6:30 pm Exhibit Hall Open
12:00 - 1:00 pm Lunch in the Exhibit Hall
1:00 - 3:30 pm General Session 3 (2.5 CEU)
1:00 - 1:30 pm Compare and Contrast the Three Most Popular Cryostats in the Mohs Lab
Melinda M. Chow, MS, HT(ASCP)cm; Steven J. Wilson, BS, HT (ASCP)
1:30 - 2:00 pm TBD
Paul H. Bowman, MD, FACMS
2:00 - 2:30 pm TBD
TBA
2:30 - 3:00 pm Regulatory Requirements: Transitioning from CLIA to CAP - Holding Your Laboratory to a Higher Standard
Angelic Maden, MS, HT(ASCP)cm; Jeanie Wade, HT (ASCP)
3:00 - 3:30 pm Rubber Cement Technique - A Novel Approach to Embedding Mohs Specimens
Sharon D. Oldanie, HT, HTL (ASCP)
3:30 - 5:00 pm Workshop - Beginner Cryostat
Robert Tagliaferro, HT (ASCP)cm
3:30 - 5:00 pm Workshop - Advanced Cryostat
Lindsey E. Riggs, HTL; Jeanie Wade, HT (ASCP)
3:30 - 5:00 pm Workshop - Beginner IHC
Susan Bryant, Biocare Medical
5:00 - 6:30 pm Networking Reception - Exhibit Hall

Saturday, April 25

6:30 am - 4:00 pm Registration/Information Desk Open
7:00 - 8:30 am Workshop - Advanced Cryostat
Lindsey E. Riggs, HTL; Jeanie Wade, HT (ASCP)
7:00 - 8:30 am Workshop - Advanced IHC
Susan Bryant, Biocare Medical
8:00 am - 4:00 pm Exhibit Hall Open
8:45 - 9:45 am ASMH Business Meeting (members only)
9:45 am - 12:00 pm General Session 4 (2.25 CEU)
9:45 - 10:15 am Improving Wisely
John G. Albertini, MD, FACMS
10:15 - 11:00 am Artifacts in Mohs- Distinguishing “The Good From the Bad From the Ugly”
Guy F. Orchard, PhD, MSc, FIBMS
11:00 am - 12:00 pm Troubleshooting Open Forum
Norma L. Anderson, HT (ASCP); Lindsey E. Riggs, HTL
12:00 - 1:00 pm Lunch in the Exhibit Hall
1:00 - 2:30 pm General Session 5 (1.5 CEU)
1:00 - 1:30 pm Mentorship: One Manager's Passion or Necessity
Camille J. McKay, M.Ed, BSHCA, HTL, CLT
1:30 - 2:00 pm TBD
TBA
2:00 - 2:30 pm Don’t Believe Everything You See: Artifacts, Mimickers, and Challenges in Frozen Sections
Valencia D. Thomas, MD, FACMS
2:30 - 2:45 pm Break
2:45 - 4:15 pm General Session 6 (1.5 CEU)
2:45 - 3:15 pm When to Speak Up
Robin M. Seaver, MLT/HT (ASCP)cm
3:15 - 3:45 pm Paper Cut Technique
Lauren Poynter, HT (ASCP)cm; Ally-Khan Somani, MD, PhD, FACMS
3:45 - 4:15 pm Repairs and Follow-up for Mohs Surgery
Daniel Berg, MD, FACMS
4:15 pm Meeting Adjourned

(Program subject to change)