Provider-ship

This activity is jointly provided Medical Education Resources, Inc., a non-profit medical education company, and Aesthetic Extender Symposium.


Target Audience

The Aesthetic Extender Symposium is designed for an audience of physicians, physician assistants, nurses and nurse practitioners who work under the direct supervision of dermatologists, facial plastic surgeons, oculoplastic surgeons, and plastic surgeons, and commonly assist with cosmetic surgery and medicine.


Program Overview

The Aesthetic Extender Symposium will be provided as a virtual conference through a highly advanced virtual reality platform. Our simulated platform will allow for numerous engagement opportunities for all participants to receive high level education and to virtually network with faculty members and each other. The platform will include Live, Semi-Live, and On-Demand educational presentations complete with audio, slides and/or video. Attendees will be able to live chat with faculty and fellow attendees through the platform during live panel discussions providing for a highly interactive learning environment. All educational sessions will be available for on-demand viewing on the virtual platform for one month after the conference for continued learning.


Statement of Need

Due to the increasing demand for aesthetic procedures, it is not uncommon for patients to encounter a menu of aesthetic supplies and procedures from which to choose. There is a wide range, including injectables, devices, and minimally invasive techniques. With a plethora of options, it is imperative that medical practitioners are familiar with the scientific evidence of each modality to best meet their clients’ needs for affordability, efficacy, and safety. The Aesthetic Extender Symposium will discuss at length trends in aesthetics, while taking care to educate attendees on the science behind a multitude of aesthetic products and services. This will be done utilizing several proven learning techniques, such as hands-on learning, expert panel discussions, and didactic lectures.


Educational Objectives

After completing this activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Explain strategies for prevention and treatment of complications from a variety of aesthetic procedures.
  • Discuss indications, contraindications, and properties of filling agents currently approved for use in the US.
  • Review the latest strategies and injection techniques for specific regions including the aging face
  • Discuss the process of facial reshaping with myomodulation and why it works.
  • Describe the steps of the Nonsurgical Lip Lift and the holistic and natural approach to lip enhancement. 
  • Discuss the history of injectables and the improvements over time.
  • Identify different dermal fillers and potential complications associated with each product.
  • Review the latest advanced techniques in lasers, light, ultrasound, and radiofrequency devices.
  • Review available options for non‐invasive and minimally invasive body contouring including radiofrequency, acoustic wave, ultrasound, laser, and infrared energy.
  • Identify the different types of scars and various energy-based devices for scar treatment.
  • Discuss available laser and light technologies for facial rejuvenation, skin resurfacing, acne, and other dermatologic conditions.

Virtual Master Class Workshops Educational Objectives

Contouring the Nose, Chin and Jawline with Toxins and Fillers Workshop
After completing this activity, participants should be better able to:
  • Discuss indications and contraindications of dermal fillers and toxins
  • Identify contouring techniques for the nose, chin and jawline with injectables
Virtual Cadaver Gross Anatomy Workshop on Facial Aesthetics
After completing this activity, participants should be better able to:
  • Describe the anatomy of the face in terms of volume loss and structural changes in multiple tissue layers.
  • Assess a patient’s candidacy for facial rejuvenation with neurotoxin, dermal filler and deoxycholic acid injections.
  • Identify normal and atypical anatomical positions of critical vascular and neurologic structures within the face, in order to assure patient safety and avoid adverse events or permanent injury.
A Comprehensive Approach to Poly-L-Lactic Acid Workshop
After completing this activity, participants should be better able to:
  • Describe the most recent evidence, practices and safety standards of Poly-L-lactic Acid (PLLA) and where to most efficaciously inject it.
  • Describe the latest injection techniques using Poly-L-lactic Acid (PLLA)
Microcannula Workshop
After completing this activity, participants should be better able to:
  • Identify injection techniques to achieve optimal patient outcomes with microcannulas while avoiding and reducing the risk of complications.
Practice Management Workshop
After completing this activity, participants should be better able to:
  • Review practice management tools and strategies to successfully maintain and grow an aesthetic practice.

Physician Credit

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 provider-ship of Medical Education Resources (MER) and Aesthetic Extender Program. MER is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


Credit Designation

Medical Education Resources designates this live activity for a maximum of 15.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Attendees have the option to add on Virtual Master Class Workshops for additional AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.

Virtual Master Class Workshops Credit Designation

Contouring the Nose, Chin and Jawline with Toxins and Fillers Workshop - 2.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.
Virtual Cadaver Gross Anatomy Workshop on Facial Aesthetics - 3 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.
A Comprehensive Approach to Poly-L-Lactic Acid Workshop - 2.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.
Microcannula Workshop - 2 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.
Practice Management Workshop - 5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.

Nursing Credit

Medical Education Resources is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. This CE activity provides 15.5 contact hours of continuing nursing education. Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 12299, for 15.5 contact hours.

Attendees have the option to add on Virtual Master Class Workshops for additional Contact Hours of continuing nursing education.

Virtual Master Class Workshops Credit Designation

Contouring the Nose, Chin and Jawline with Toxins and Fillers Workshop - 2.5 Contact Hours.
Virtual Cadaver Gross Anatomy Workshop on Facial Aesthetics - 3 Contact Hours.
A Comprehensive Approach to Poly-L-Lactic Acid Workshop - 2.5 Contact Hours.
Microcannula Workshop - 2 Contact Hours.
Practice Management Workshop - 5 Contact Hours.

The faculty reported the following financial relationships with commercial interests whose products or services may be mentioned in this CME activity:

Name of Faculty Reported Financial Relationship
Krystie P. Lennox No financial relationships to disclose
David Goldberg, MD, JD Grants Research Support: Abbvie, Galderma, Pfizer, Incyle,
Consulting Fees: Aerolase, Emiramed, Sensus, Zimmer, Neauvia, 
Speakers’ Bureau: Cutera, Sensus, Zimmer
Shino Bay Aguilera, DO Consulting Fees: Galderma, Mertz
Speakers’ Bureau: Allergan, Galderma, Loreal, Mertz
Jason D. Bloom, MD, FACS Grants Research Support: Allergan, Galderma
Consulting Fees: Allergan, Galderma, Merz, Evolus, Revance, ThermiAesthetics, Endo Aesthetics, Prolenium, Remedly, MEND Nutrition, YOFI Med
Speakers’ Bureau: Allergan, Galderma, Merz, Evolus, ThermiAesthetics, Prollenium, Remedly, Endo Aesthetics
Ownership Interest/Shareholder: MEND Nutrition, Remedly, Nufabrx, YOFI Med
Jason Emer, MD, FAAD, FAACS No financial relationships to disclose
Marisa Faircloth, PA-C No financial relationships to disclose
Mary Beth Hagen Ownership Interest/Shareholder: Allergan
Kevin Harrington, ARNP, FNP-C Consulting Fees: Allergan, Galderma, Revance
Speakers’ Bureau: Allergan, Galderma, Revance
Meredith Harris, MSN Consulting Fees: Allergan
Speakers’ Bureau: Allergan
Steven Harris, MB,BCh, MBCAM, MSc No financial relationships to disclose
Julie Bass Kaplan, FNP-BC, NP-C, MSN, CANS, CPSN, HCMT, PHN Consulting Fees: Allergan, Revance
Speakers’ Bureau: Allergan, Revance
Ownership Interest/ Shareholder: Allergan, Revance, Galderma
Ellen S. Marmur, MD No financial relationships to disclose
Jennifer Martinez, PA-C Consulting Fees: Trainer for Versa
Gina McLean MMS, PA-C No financial relationships to disclose
Tanya Patron, PA-C No financial relationships to disclose
Ilanit Samuels, PA-C No financial relationships to disclose
Jonathan Sykes, MD Consulting Fees: Medical Director Les Encres Thread
Steve Yoelin, MD Grants Research Support: Allergan
Consulting Fees: Allergan
Speakers’ Bureau: Allergan

The content managers reported the following financial relationships with commercial interests whose products or services may be mentioned in this CME activity:

Name of Content Manager Reported Financial Relationship
Planners from Aesthetic Extender Program No financial relationships to disclose
Planners from MER No financial relationships to disclose

Disclaimer

The content and views presented in this educational activity are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of Medical Education Resources, Aesthetic Extender Program and the educational supporters.  The authors have disclosed if there is any discussion or published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA in their presentations.  The opinions expressed in this educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of Medical Education Resources, Aesthetic Extender Program and the educational supporters.  Before prescribing any medicine, primary references and full prescribing information should be consulted.  Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient’s conditions and possible contraindications or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.  Information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management.