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American Society for Mohs Histotechnology

2019 Mohs Technician Trainings

Improve your skills as a Mohs technician

The ASMH offers customized, hands-on training sessions through its Mohs Technician Training Program. This on-site training will include lecture and hands-on training on topics such as mapping and inking, embedding, staining, cryosectioning, CLIA regulations, troubleshooting, and more.

Thursday, June 27 - Friday, June 28, 2019
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Sakura Finetek USA, Inc., 1750 West 214th Street, Torrance, CA 90501

  •   ASMH members: $750 / Non-members: $1,000
  •  Non-member registration will include ASMH membership through 2019 for techs employed by ACMS member surgeons
  •  $50 discount per trainee for practices sending more than one tech

Upon completion, trainees can claim 12 CEUs through the National Society for Histotechnology and will receive a certificate of completion from the ASMH/ACMS. For more information about the Mohs Technician Training Program or customized training opportunities, click here or contact the ASMH office at (414) 918-9813 or info@mohstech.org.


Trainers

Norma L. Anderson, HT (ASCP)
Norma Anderson has more than 35 years of experience as a histologist, with more than 29 years at the University of Washington in Seattle. Anderson has worked as a histotechnologist in the Dermatologic Surgery Mohs Lab at UW since 2004, and been an American College of Mohs Surgery approved trainer since April of 2009. She has had the opportunity to travel abroad with the Blade and Light Society to Romania, Greece, Costa Rica and Bulgaria.

Linda R. Cesario, DPM, HT (ASCP)
Dr. Cesario is a certified histologist with more than 25 years of experience in the field of Mohs histology in hospital, research and clinical settings. She is a graduate of Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine (DPM), Montclair State University (BS, Biology) and the Mountainside Hospital School of Histotechnology (HT, ASCP). She is also a certified Clinical Laboratory Technician. Dr. Cesario is Past President of the ASMH and has served on the Board of Directors for the past 16 years. She is Chair of the Mohs Technician Training Program Committee and has been a charter Mohs Tech trainer since the program was implemented in 2005. She is also a lecturer for the ASMH/ACMS Annual Meeting. As an independent contractor, she has worked with more than 40 ACMS Mohs surgeons in the NY/NJ Metro area, giving her a wide range of technical experience. She taught in a National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences-accredited School of Histotechnology for 10 years, as well as training numerous Mohs technicians. She also serves as a slide reviewer on the ACMS Slide Quality Review Committee..

Daniel H. Gong, MS, MSO, C-PM
Daniel Gong is the clinical service/laboratory manager for the UC Davis Dermatopathology Services/Mohs Laboratories. He has more than 22 years of clinical and research experience stemming from his work at UC Davis Health System and University of the Pacific, where he received his master’s degree in Biological Science. Daniel is the ASMH Vice President, the Mohs Technician Training Program Committee Co-Chair, and holds a certification in Practice Management by the American Pathology Foundation. He is also a lecturer/course faculty for the Annual Fundamentals of Mohs Surgery Course and Clinical Symposium in Dermatologic Surgery: Focus on Skin Cancer. His technical areas of expertise include setup and maintenance of Mohs tissue processing, and paraffin, CLIA/CAP regulations and frozen section immunohistochemistry including direct immunofluorescence. He also serves as a slide reviewer on the ACMS Slide Quality Review Committee.

Marilyn McCulloch, CLT
Marilyn McCulloch is a New York State Licensed and Certified Mohs Technician with more than 20 years of experience. Currently employed at Columbia University, NYPH/Herbert Irving Cancer Center in New York City, McCulloch has been a member of ASMH since 1998 and an ACMS approved Mohs Technician Trainer since 2007. McCulloch is an ASMH Board Member and a co-author of the ACMS Manual of Frozen Section Processing for Mohs Micrographic Surgery.


About Mohs Technician Training

The Mohs Technician Training Program was created by the ACMS to elevate the national standard of Mohs histotechnology and is the only ACMS-approved training program designed to help current Mohs technicians improve their skills and learn new techniques. By working one-on-one with an ACMS-approved MTQA trainer, your tech’s training will be tailored to provide troubleshooting tips in the areas he/she would like to learn about most.