Membership of the ESMS is open to everyone who is either actively working within the field of micrographic surgery or who, for other reasons, has an interest in the field. There are three different membership categories: 

Certified member

(50 EUR/year)
All the specialists in Dermatology actively performing micrographic surgery according to the standards set by the association are eligible to become certified members. Certified members have full membership rights, including but not limited to the attendance of meetings and participation in the activities of the association. Provided that they are in good standing with the payment of the annual membership fees, they are entitled to vote at the general members meeting.

Associate member

(50 EUR/year)
Physicians with an interest in micrographic surgery can become associate members. They will receive information from the ESMS and will be able to participate in some courses and activities of the ESMS. They are required to pay a membership fee. They are not allowed to vote at the general meeting of members and they cannot be elected for a position in the board of directors. They shall not use their associate membership in materials of publicity. Residents or fellows willing to learn micrographic surgery who are in training in one of the centers officially recognized by the ESMS can become associate members until they fulfill the criteria for ordinary membership. Their membership fee is waived for the first two years.

Lab Technician member

(25 EUR/year)
Lab technicians who already perform frozen Mohs sections or have an interest in performing frozen Mohs sections are welcome to become a LT member. LT members are welcome to ESMS meetings, courses and activities. LT members are not allowed to vote at the general meeting of members and they cannot be elected for a position in the board other than LT board member.


To apply for ESMS membership, please fill in the form on the left side and inform which membership you are applying for. Looking forward to hear from you! 

For Associate members and Lab Technician members there are no specific criteria. You will receive a direct link to the membership database where you will be able to register and pay the membership fee.

For Certified members you need to meet the criteria for obtaining ESMS certification. Find more information below.


The criteria for obtaining ESMS certification to carry out Mohs surgery and for other forms of micrographic surgery are here.

To initiate your application for certified membership please download the following templates from the resources page: curriculum vitae, recommendation letter and case registration form.

These should be filled in and emailed to the ESMS Secretariat (

Your application will afterwards be sent to the ESMS board of directors for approval. New applications are reviewed every 3 months. Once a decision has been made, you will be notified via email.


If you are presently a mohs certified member of NVDV (approved by the Dutch Mohs Worksforce) or ACMS, you may automatically meet the qualifications for becoming an ESMS-certified member without the need to undergo the standard application process mentioned above.

We encourage you to reach out to us via email, providing your EADV membership number alongside documentation of your NVDV or ACMS certification


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This Privacy Policy (“Policy”) describes how we process personal data that we collect on this website (the “Site”) or that is otherwise provided to us by the Users. This Policy may be updated at any time. Such updates will be effective from the date of the uploading of the revised Policy to the Site or its communication to you. Please ensure that you regularly read the latest version of this Policy.

Last updated version 24.01.2024

1. Collection of personal data 

We may collect personal data about you when you use this Site, or when you apply for or use other services offered by ESMS, in the following ways:

We may collect personal data about you from applications, online membership platform, forms, or questionnaires you may complete or agreements you enter with us or in the course of you establishing or maintaining a membership with us.

If you register for our course or membership platform, we will ask you to provide us with certain personal data about yourself. This data may include your name, company name, title, address, country of residence, e-mail address, telephone number, and account number,

2. Use of personal data 

Personal data collected about you in accordance with Section 1 above data will be treated by ESMS only for organizational purposes.

The personal data may be used to verify your identity and eligibility, to provide information to you in your field of interest that we believe may be of interest to you, to record your interest in services that we offer, and to respond properly to your requests for information. Furthermore, we may use such personal data to contact you to inform you by e-mail about ESMS activities and for service improvement studies or for internal research.

ESMS may, in accordance with the respective requirements under the applicable law and solely for the purpose mentioned in this Policy, transfer your personal data to other jurisdictions. Except for the purposes set out in this Policy, we do not sell, rent, or otherwise disclose to any third party any personal data about the Users, except with such person’s consent or as otherwise permitted or required by law. We will store your personal data, in accordance with the applicable law, for so long as such data is needed for the purposes set out in this Policy.

3. Information right 

Upon written request to ESMS Secretariat, Nordre Fasanvej 113, 2000 Frederiksberg, Denmark, ESMS will notify you of all the personal data it stores about you. You may also request that any incorrect or incomplete personal data stored about you be corrected or that the personal data hold stored about you be deleted.