Save the date for the 2nd ESMS Lab Technician Course

The course will take place on 9 May 2020 in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. 

More information will be available soon. 

Welcome to the European Society for Micrographic Surgery


The ESMS is a group of European-based dermatologists dedicated to setting and maintaining professional standards in micrographic surgery for skin cancer, particularly the Mohs technique. There are various forms of micrographic surgery but  Mohs surgery is the proven to be the most effective and advanced treatment for skin cancer today. It offers the highest potential for cure - even if the skin cancer HAS BEEN previously treated by another method.

Mohs is a highly specialized skill which should be done by board certified dermatologists who have had rigorous training in this technique. Read more here about the technique and the dermatologists who do it.

We are a sister society of the EADV (European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology), the main professional body or board certified dermatologists in Europe.


ACMS Annual Meeting 2020

ESMS members are welcome to register for the 2020 ACMS Annual Meeting, for member rate. Members of the ESMS should register as a 'Non-Member-Physician' and use the Discount Code ESMS2020 at the checkout. This should lower the amount due to the member rate $800 USD. Once your ESMS membership has been verified, your registration for the ACMS annual meeting will be activiated.


ESMS Position Paper

ESMS position document on the use of Mohs micrographic surgery and other micrographic surgery techniques in Europe.

This document has been conceived as a position document by leading European experts on MMS and MS who are members of the European Society for Micrographic Surgery (ESMS), describing details of the MMS technique, variations of MS and their indications from a European perspective.