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COURSE DETAILS

LEVEL 2
Level 2 Diploma Course in Aesthetic Medicine

November 6 - November 10, 2022 (Long Beach, California)

CME Credits: 37 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM

USD 3,900

Non-member: USD 4,100
General Information:

**Pre-requisite:  AAAM Level 1 Certification Course**

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of IAME and the American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine. IAME is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. IAME designates this live activity for a maximum of 37 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTMPhysicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Course Includes:
  • Course Syllabus
  • Course Certificate
  • Continuing Medical Education Credits
  • Products for use in Hands-On Workshops
  • Light Continental Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Coffee Breaks
Refund Policy

Note that refunds or credits for cancellation are not provided after October 18, 2022.  If you cancel prior to October 18, 2022, a $250 administration charge is deducted from your paid course registration. No fee will be deducted if credit is transferred to another AAAM event before October 18, 2022; credit must be used within six months. Full registration fees are forfeited after the cancellation deadline. No-shows are considered cancellations and any refund or credit is forfeited. All refunds must be requested in writing to info@aaamed.org

Hotel Information

Hilton Long Beach
701 West Ocean Blvd.
Long Beach, CA 90831

The group rate for AAAM's 18th Congress and Pre-Congress Courses is $189/night single or double, exclusive of taxes and fees, taxes are currently at 15.4%. The group rate is available until October 4, 2022, and is based upon availability. Please reserve early to avoid disappointment. 

Room reservation under AAAM includes:

  1. Complimentary Guest Room Wifi
  2. Discounted Overnight Self-Parking fee of $15/night

To make your reservations, please go to: AAAM 18th Congress Room Reservation Link 

  1. A copy of your medical license must be received for admittance to the course. Please email your medical license to membership@aaamed.org.
  2. AAAM Provides Continuing Medical Education Credits. For CME purposes, attendees must sign in at AAAM registration each morning before entering the meeting room. CE credits are awarded based upon your hours of attendance; full credits are only awarded for attending the course in its entirety.
  3. To claim your CME credits, complete the course evaluation survey delivered to you via email within 3 business days of the course. After completing the survey, you may print and save your CME statement. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  4. Your AAAM Certificate will be provided to you at the course provided that you registered a week before the start of the course. Registrants after that date will receive their AAAM Certificates by mail following the course. Course attendance on each day is mandatory in order to receive your AAAM Certificate. Your AAAM Certificate will not be awarded if you miss any portion of the course, and you will have to make up the portion of the course at a subsequent course, and at your expense.
  5. Your AAAM Course syllabus will be provided to you at AAAM Registration on-site. A replacement for lost or stolen syllabus is not provided.
  6. Please note that no one other than the registered delegate is provided admittance to the course or food functions. Your AAAM badge must be worn to all events
  7. You have agreed to all AAAM`s Terms and Conditions at time of Registration. View Terms and Conditions
Scientific Agenda
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AAAM LEVEL 2 DIPLOMA COURSE 
November 6-10. 2022
Long Beach, California



Faculty: Michel Akl, MD (USA); John Kim, MD (USA); Youssef Dakka, MD (USA)

Daniela Cancado (USA)


Day 1: Sunday, November 6.  Faculty: John Kim, MD
COSMETIC DERMATOLOGY & MINIMALLY INVASIVE SURGICAL PROCEDURES

 

07:30 – 08:30

Registration & Continental Breakfast

 

08:30 – 10:30

Introduction to Dermatology

 

10:30 – 11:00

COFFEE BREAK

 

11:00 – 12:30

  • Sun Protection of All Skin Types
  • Pigment Disorders
  • Dark Circles

 

12:30 – 13:30

LUNCH

 

13:30 – 15:00

Acne

  • Etiology
  • Classification
  • Complications
  • Treatment

Rosacea

  • Causes of Rosacea
  • Treatments

Cellulite
Scar Management
Skin Care

 

15:00 – 15:30

COFFEE BREAK

 

15:30 – 16:30

Minimally Invasive Surgical Procedures

  • Excisional Biopsy
  • Punch and Shave Biopsy of the Skin
  • Subcision for Acne Scars
  • Subcision for Cellulite Dimples
  • Epidermal Cyst Excision
  • Lipoma Excision
  • Skin Tag Removal
  • Laceration repair

 

16:30 – 17:00

Hands-on Workshop of Minimally Invasive Surgical Procedures (using skin pads)

 

17:00 – 17:30

Multiple Choice Assessment Quiz on Cosmetic Dermatology & Minimally Invasive Skin Procedures

 

Day 2: Monday, November 7. Faculty: Daniela Cancado
MARKETING AND BUSINESS STRATEGIES FOR A SUCCESSFUL MEDSPA

 

07:30 – 08:30

Registration and Continental Breakfast

 

08:30 – 08:45

Introductions and Learning Objectives

  • Current trends in the medical aesthetic and spa industry
  • Understanding a medical spa business plan
  • Spa Medical Director Rules & Regulations
  • Setting up an aesthetic medicine spa practice A-Z
  • Marketing strategies for a successful medical spa

 

08:45 – 10:30

Business Development

  • Aesthetic Market Trends
  • The Anatomy of an Aesthetic Market Practice

 

10:30 – 11:00

COFFEE BREAK

 

11:00 – 12:30

Business Development Continued

  • Medical Directorship: Policies & Procedures
  • Q & A

 

12:30 – 13:30

LUNCH

 

13:30 – 15:00

Medical Spa Marketing Part 1

 

15:00 - 15:30

  COFFEE BREAK

 

15:30 - 16:30   

Medical Spa Marketing Part 2

 

16:30 – 16:45

Multiple Choice Assessment Quiz on Medical Spa Marketing

 

16:45 – 17:30

Overview of Objectives and Q&A Session

 

 

Day 3: Tuesday, November 8. Faculty: Michel Akl, MD
FACIAL ANATOMY, PAIN MANAGEMENT, SCLEROTHERAPY, and COMBINED TREATMENTS

 

08:00 – 08:30

Continental Breakfast

 

08:30 – 09:15

Facial Anatomy

  • Basics on general head anatomy
  • Understanding anatomical differences in ethnic groups
  • Identifying vascular and neural danger zones to prevent complications

09:15 – 10:00

Interactive Workshop on Facial Anatomy

  • Identifying facial anatomy
  • Discussion of how treatments may vary

10:00 – 10:30

Quiz on Facial Anatomy


 

 

10:00 – 10:30

Pain Management & Nerve Blocks

  • Facial Nerve Anatomy
  • Trigeminal Nerve Anatomy
  • Supraorbital, Infraorbital, Maxillary and Mandible Nerve Blocks

10:30 – 11:00

COFFEE BREAK

11:00 – 12:00

Pain Management & Nerve Blocks Cont’d

  • Facial Nerve Anatomy
  • Trigeminal Nerve Anatomy
  • Supraorbital, Infraorbital, Maxillary and Mandible Nerve Blocks



 

12:30 – 13:30

LUNCH

13:30 – 15:00

Sclerotherapy

  • Introduction to Sclerotherapy
  • Lower Leg Vein Anatomy & Pathophysiology
  • Treatment Options
  • Sclerosing Agents
  • Complications
  • Video of Sclerotherapy Treatment

15:00 – 15:15

COFFEE BREAK

15:30 – 17:30

Combined Treatments

  • Combining Thread lift and Dermal Fillers

 

Day 4: Wednesday, November 9. Faculty: Michel Akl, MD
PLATELET RICH PLASMA (PRP) + MICRO-NEEDLING

08:00 – 08:30

Continental Breakfast

08:30 – 10:30

Introduction

  • Concept of Beauty
  • Aging: The Prevalent Theory
    - When and Why PRP
    - When and Why Other Rejuvenation Techniques
  • Rules of Rejuvenation
  • History of PRP Development in the Last 20 Years-What does the scientific literature show?
  • Limitations on use: FDA Guidance, ADA Position
  • Latest use by respected institutions

10:30 – 11:00

COFFEE BREAK

11:00 – 11:30

Open Discussion and Scientific Debate

11:30 – 12:30

PRP Science and Mechanisms of Action

  • Platelet Harvesting
  • Reducing Platelets Poor Plasma
  • PRP Preparation
  • Post Treatment Instructions
  • Contraindications and Complications

12:30 – 13:30

LUNCH

13:30 – 15:00

PRP Indications in Scientific Literature

  • Facial Rejuvenation
  • Hand Rejuvenation
  • Hair Restoration
  • Scar Treatment
  • Acne Treatment

15:00 – 15:30

  COFFEE BREAK

15:30 – 15:45

Multiple Choice Assessment Quiz on PRP-Closing Remarks and Course Evaluation

 

 

Day 5: Thursday, November 10.  Faculty: Youssef Dakka, MD
BOTULINUM TOXIN A & SKIN FILLERS: ADVANCED INDICATIONS AND TECHNIQUES

08:00 – 08:30

Continental Breakfast

8:30 – 10:30

Introduction: What is Beauty?
Botulinum Toxin A

  • Analysis of Facial Beauty
  • Pharmacology of Botulinum Toxin A
  • Frown Lines and Brow Lifting
  • Periocular Rejuvenation
  • Periorbital Rejuvenation
  • Platysmal Band Rejuvenation
  • Hyperhidrosis
  • Management of Complications from Botulinum Toxin A injections

10:30 – 10:45

COFFEE BREAK

10:45 – 12:15

Skin Fillers

  • Hyaluronic Acid Fillers for Facial Aesthetic Enhancement
  • Calcium Hydroxylapatite Facial Sculpting
  • Facial Sculpting with Poly-L-Lactic Acid
  • Advanced Volume Restoration of the Lower Face
  • Restoration of Lip Volume and Definition Using Facial Fillers
  • Advanced Volume Restoration of the Aging Face
  • Blunt Facial Cannula Technique
  • The Role of Tropical Agents and Regional Blocks
  • Management of Complications of Filler Injections

12:15 – 12:30

Multiple Choice Assessment Quiz Botulinum Toxin A and Skin Fillers

12:30 – 13:30

LUNCH

13:30 – 17:30

Live Demonstrations and Hands-on Workshop on Advanced Indications for Botulinum Toxin A and Skin Fillers

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