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Level 2 Diploma Course in Aesthetic Medicine

July 14 - July 18, 2021 (Miami, Florida)

USD 3,900

Non-member: USD 4,100
General Information:


This CME activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the Joint Providership of The Institute for Medical Studies (IMS) and the American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine. IMS is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Institute for Medical Studies designates this live activity for a maximum of 32 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Many societies and credentialing bodies accept the AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ designation as equivalent CE or CEU as long as the topic is in the applicant’s field or discipline. However, it is advisable that if an individual is unsure whether their attendance can be used towards certification or re-licensure they should check with their governing body. Neither AAAM nor IMS is responsible for such acceptance.

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 June 23 2021. If you cancel prior to June 23, 2021, 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 June 23, 2021; 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

Hotel Information

The AAAM Courses are being held at:

Sheraton Miami Airport Hotel & Executive Meeting Center

3900 NW 21st Street

Miami, FL 33142


There are a limited number of guest rooms available for $119++/night, on a first come, first-served basis. Book early to avoid disappointment.


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The Sheraton Miami Airport offers complimentary shuttle to and from MIA. The shuttle stops at the following NEW Hotel Shuttle Bus Zone Stops. Guests should proceed to the arrival level (1st floor) and follow signs at curbside to the new zones just beyond the crosswalk. Hotel Shuttle will stop at: Bus Zone 2, 3, 7, 15, 22 every 30 minutes from 5:00 AM to 1:00 AM. Please be sure to waive the shuttle down.  Shuttle Phone: +1 305 871-3800 Ext 6999

Course Information and Policy:

  1. A copy of your medical license must be received for admittance to the course. Please email your medical license to
  2. AAAM Provides Continuing Education Units. For CE 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 CE 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 no later than 21 May. 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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Day 1: Wednesday, July 14, 2021
Faculty: Dr. Marcelo Suarez (USA)

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
  • Complicationsb
  • Treatment


  • Causes of Rosacea
  • Treatments

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: Thursday, July 15, 2021
Faculty: Daniela Cancado-Espaillat (USA)

08:00 – 08:30

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 and pro forma budget
  • Spa Medical Director: Rules and Regulations
  • Setting up medical spa-A to Z
  • Marketing strategies for a successful medical spa
08:45 – 09:15 Current Market Trends and The Anatomy of a Medical Aesthetics Practice
10:30 – 11:00 COFFEE BREAK
11:00 – 12:00
  • Medical Spa and Pro-Forma Budget
  • Medical Spa Operational Policies & Procedures
12:30 – 13:30 LUNCH
13:30 – 14:30 The Medical Director
14:30 – 15:00 Marketing your Aesthetics Practice
15:00 – 15:30 COFFEE BREAK
15:30 – 16:30 Marketing your Aesthetics Practice
16:30 – 16:45 Multiple Choice Assessment Quiz on Medical Spa Marketing
16:45 – 17:30 Overview of Objectives & Question and Answer Session
Day 3: Friday, July 16, 2021
Faculty: John Kim, MD (USA)

Facial Anatomy, Combined Treatments, & Pain Management
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
12:00 – 12:30 Assessment Quiz on Pain Management and Nerve Blocks
12:30 – 13:30 LUNCH
13:30 – 15:00 Combined Treatments
  • Advanced Melasma Therapy with Q-Switches Laser & Topical Lightening Agents
  • Advanced Acne Scar Treatment with Subcision and TCA
15:00 – 15:30 COFFEE BREAK
15:30 – 17:30 Combined Treatments
  • Minimally Invasive Face Rejuvenation with HiFU, Insulated RF Microneedling and PDO Threads

Day 4:  Saturday, July 17, 2021
John Kim, MD (USA)

08:00 – 08:30 Continental Breakfast
08:30 – 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

Day 5:  Sunday, July 18, 2021
John Kim, MD (USA)
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) + Micro-Needling Literature Review

08:00 – 08:30 Continental Breakfast
8:30 – 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 – 12:30 Open Discussion and Scientific Debate
11:00 – 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


15:30 – 15:45 Multiple Choice Assessment Quiz on PRP-Closing Remarks and Course Evaluation  
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