2018 MTQA Trainings
Improve your skills as a Mohs technician
The ASMH offers customized, hands-on training sessions through its Mohs Technician Quality Assurance (MTQA) Training Program. Offered exclusively to technicians currently working for ACMS member surgeons, 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, October 18 - Friday, October 19, 2018
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Avantik Academy Mohs Training Campus, 32 Commerce Street, Springfield, NJ 07081
- ASMH members: $750 / Non-members: $1,000
- Non-member registration will include ASMH membership through 2019
- $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 MTQA Training Program or customized training opportunities, click here or contact the ASMH office at (414) 918-9813 or email@example.com.
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). Dr. Cesario is past president of the ASMH and has served on the Board of Directors for the past 15 years. She is committee chair of the MTQA Training Program and has been a charter MTQA trainer since the program was implemented in 2005. 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
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 a member of the ASMH Board of Directors - Vice President and the MTQA 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.
Marilyn McCulloch, CLT
McCulloch is a Certified Clinical Laboratory Technician employed at Columbia University- NYPH/Herbert Irving Cancer Center in New York City. An ASMH member since 1998, she also has served as an MTQA trainer since 2007, assists with beginner cryostat workshops at the ASMH Annual Meeting, and contributed to the American College of Mohs Surgery Manual of Frozen Section Processing in 2008.
Norma L. Anderson HT (ASCP)
Anderson has more than 35 years of experience as a histologist; for 26 of those years she has worked at the University of Washington in Seattle, including in the Dermatologic Surgery Mohs Lab since 2004. She has been an MTQA Trainer approved by the American College of Mohs Surgery since April 2009. In addition, she has traveled on volunteer surgical trips to Romania, Greece, Costa Rica and Bulgaria with the Blade and Light Society, which sends individual or teams of dermatologic surgeons to perform Mohs surgery for skin cancer in underserved regions of the world.
The MTQA 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.