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COURSE DETAILS

LEVEL 2
Level 2 Diploma Course + 18th Congress

November 6 - November 12, 2022 (Long Beach, California)

CME Credits: 50.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM

USD 4,300

Non-member: USD 4,500
General Information:

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 50.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Course Includes:

For Level 2 Diploma Course:

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

See 18th Congress website for Congress-related information https://www.aaamed.org/congress/index.php

Refund Policy

Cancellations for Pre-Congress Courses, Pre-Congress Workshops, 18th Congress, and Course/Workshop/Congress packages must be sent in writing by email to info@aaamed.org.  All cancellations will be processed after written request and provided 10 business days after the conclusion of the Congress.

 18th Congress, Pre-Congress Workshops and Combination Packages
Note that refunds or credits for cancellation are not provided after October 21, 2022.
*Until 45 days before the Event: 20% processing fees on the total registration
*Between 45 to 21 days before the Event: 50% cancellation fees on the amount paid.
*From 21 days (October 21, 2022) before the Event date or no show:  No refund.

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 

Scientific Agenda
Print Scientific Agenda

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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