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The American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine (AAAM) is dedicated to teaching physicians who have a scientific and clinical interest in the specialty, and in developing or expanding their Aesthetic Medicine practice. AAAM teaches the art, science, techniques and procedures of Aesthetic Medicine to licensed physicians, regardless of specialty. We provide education and hands-on training, and disseminate leading edge information gathered from advances in North America and around the world to our members and course delegates. AAAM offers a world-recognized Board Certification program. AAAM Board Certified doctors - a significant achievement that confers are:
The American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine (AAAM) is the 1st global leader in the Aesthetic Medicine specialty. Founded in 1999, AAAM advances the art and science of Aesthetic Medicine and is dedicated to providing physicians with the latest scientific information, highest patient care standards, and techniques through its educational courses, congresses, and publications. AAAM emphasizes extensive hands-on training so as to ensure physicians are well-equipped. AAAM Members and constituents enjoy worldwide recognition; AAAM disseminates education and training in North America, Asia, Mid-East, Europe, and South Africa, and is the exclusive USA member of the International Union of Aesthetic Medicine. It holds more than 70 courses annually, and over 600 physicians across 30 countries have been AAAM Board Certified in Aesthetic Medicine.
AAAM's International President, Dr. Michel Delune is one of the original four founding members of the UIME, and is Founder of the American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine.
AAAM's membership encompasses over 5,000 members from 108 countries worldwide. They are engaged in the following disciplines:
|Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery||7%|
|Family, General Practice & Internal Medicine||26%|
|Obstetrics & Gynecology||7%|
|All other specialties||17%|
The mission of AAAM is to lead the Aesthetic Medicine specialty in education and training and to advance the knowledge and practice of the specialty worldwide. AAAM seeks to enhance the competency and professionalism of aesthetic physicians in providing responsible, safe and a high standard of care their patients. AAAM does this through a faculty of who are actively engaged in their own practices, and are highly experienced in aesthetic medicine.
Our Vision & Goals
AAAM endeavors to raise standards of knowledge and skills through AAAM courses through closer collaboration with other aesthetic medicine bodies; ethics advocacy; sharing the practice economics of aesthetic medicine; advocating that aesthetic medicine can complement conventional medicine and others such as dermatology, cosmetic or plastic surgery; and by organizing medical congresses and medical ventures summits.
The UIME & AAAM
In European countries such as France, Italy and Spain, medical schools teach basic medical aesthetic as Europe was historically the birthplace of aesthetic medicine ever since Dr. J.J. Legrand, the French endocrinologist, coined the term 'aesthetic medicine' in the early seventies. In response to such aforesaid trends, in 1975, a consortium of doctors, including Dr Michel Delune, a Belgian dermatologist, founded one by one, the national societies of aesthetic medicine in France, Belgium, Italy and Spain and, finally in 1975, the Union Internationale de Médecine Esthétique (UIME) was formed. Today, UIME has 31 member-country organizations and 35,000 members. The UIME gathers a community of physicians and medical experts, from all over the world and of different specialties who are involved in aesthetic medicine practice and issues, as a new medical specialty meeting the needs of the global community.
AAAM is dedicated to providing doctors with training on the foundation of the science and art of aesthetic medicine. The practice of aesthetic medicine is not the sole prerogative of any single medical discipline. Yes, there are doctors who devote wholly to aesthetic medicine practice just as there are others who apply aesthetic medical procedures alongside their respective fields of medicine.