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COURSE DETAILS

LEVEL 2
Level 2 Diploma Course in Aesthetic Medicine

May 11 - May 15, 2022 (Las Vegas, Nevada )

CME Credits: CME PendingTM

USD 3,900

Non-member: USD 4,100
General Information:

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

CME Pending.

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 April 20, 2022.  If you cancel prior to April 20, 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 April 20 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

The Westin Las Vegas Hotel & Spa
160 E. Flamingo Road
Las Vegas. Nevada 89109

AAAM has arranged a block of guest rooms at $159/night + $32/night destination fee.  Reserve your room early at:  https://book.passkey.com/e/50278660.  Please make every effort to stay at the host hotel. Your support determines AAAM's ability to secure space for our courses.  The special room rate is available until April 18, 2022 on a first come, first-served basis.

Course Information and Policy:

  1. ALL Delegates must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination. You will be asked to provide a digital copy of your vaccination record ahead of your course attendance. 
  2. A copy of your medical license must be received for admittance to the course. Please email your medical license to membership@aaamed.org.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Your AAAM Certificate will be provided to you at the course provided that you registered no later than 31 December. 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.
  6. Your AAAM Course syllabus will be provided to you at AAAM Registration on-site. A replacement for lost or stolen syllabus is not provided.
  7. 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
  8. 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 
May 11 - 15, 2022
Las Vegas, Nevada


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



Day 1:  Wednesday, May 11. Faculty: Manon Pilon
MARKETING AND BUSINESS STRATEGIES FOR A SUCCESSFUL MEDSPA

07:30 – 08:30

Registration and Continental Breakfast

08:30 – 08:45

Introductions and Learning Objectives

  • Marketing Strategies to increase revenue
  • Staffing objectives
  • Starting a medical spa
  • How to choose the right services for your medical spa

08:45 – 10:30

Marketing Strategies for Today's Medical Spas

  • Strategies and Concepts that have transformed medical spas, spas, and clinics worldwide
  • Ways to increase revenue and credibility by offering new approaches
  • Learn how to double your revenue and build customer loyalty

10:30 – 11:00

COFFEE BREAK

11:00 – 12:30

Marketing Strategies Continued

  • Easy and effective marketing ideas
  • How to choose the right services for today's medical spas
  • Effective services and product development
  • Benefits of cross-marketing services and products
  • Public Relations companies and publicity strategies
  • Internet strategies
  • Efficient and cost-effective marketing tools

12:30 – 13:30

LUNCH

13:30 – 15:00

Staffing

  • The importance of the first interview
  • "Must have" qualities of each employee
  • How to impact employees performance with motivation
  • The value of detailed job descriptions
  • Tips on how to manage staff
  • Compensation structure

15:00 - 15:30

  COFFEE BREAK

15:30 - 16:30   

Medical Spa Start-Up Overview

  • Feasibility 
  • Structure
  • Business plan
  • Inventory management

16:30 – 16:45

Multiple Choice Assessment Quiz on Medical Spa Marketing

16:45 – 17:30

Overview of Objectives and Q&A Session

17:30 – 18:15

Commercial on MedSpa Services and Products (NON-CME)

Day 2: Thursday, May 12. Faculty: Michel Akl, MD
PLATELET RICH PLASMA (PRP) + MICRO-NEEDLING LITERATURE REVIEW

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 3: Friday, May 13.  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 with use of skin markers on delegate volunteers
  • Discussion of how treatments may vary

10:00 – 10:30

Open Discussion and Scientific Debate

11:30 – 12:30

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

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 – 16:15

Combined Treatments

  • Combining Threadlift and Dermal Fillers
16:15 - 17:30 Live Demonstration and Hands-on Workshop on Sclerotherapy

Day 4: Saturday, May 14.  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 5:  Sunday, May 15.  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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