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Pre-Congress Workshop 1: Preventing and Managing Common & Rare Complications and Contraindications in Aesthetic Medicine

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

CME Credits: 7 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM

USD 695

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

Course Includes:

  • Course Certificate
  • Continuing Medical Education Credits
  • Light Continental Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Coffee Breaks
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  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 Hotel
701 West Ocean Boulevard
Long Beach, California 90831
Hilton Long Beach Website

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
  2. AAAM Provides Continuing Medical Education Credits. For CME purposes, attendees must sign in at AAAM registration each morning before entering the meeting room. CME 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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WORKSHOP 1: Preventing & Managing Common & Rare Complications & Contraindications in Aesthetic Medicine

November 10, 2022
Long Beach, California

Chair: Dr Nadine Hamada, Egypt


Dr. Nadine Hamada, Chairman (Egypt); Dr. Omnia Latif (USA); Dr. Marcelo Suarez (USA); Prof. Mucio Porto (Brazil)

08:30-09:30  Introduction to Common Complications in Aesthetic Medicine Practice

Speaker: Dr. Nadine Hamada

   Introduction:  Common and rare complications in aesthetic procedures using neurotoxins, dermal fillers, and energy and light-based devices and how it can affect our medical practice

   Understanding and dealing with fear of complications in an aesthetic practice

09:30-11:00  Botulinum Toxin Complications Management

Speaker: Dr. Omnia Latif

   Comprehensive review of anatomy of facial muscles

   Mapping out common and rare complications in the use of Botulinum Toxin

   Complications management and medical protocols for common and rare Botulinum Toxin aesthetic complications: asymmetry, brow ptosis, lip ptosis and asymmetry

   Complications management and medical protocols for common and rare Botulinum Toxin medical complications: dysphagia, hoarseness and neck weakness, diplopia and ectropion, and injection site complications

11:00-12:30 Dermal Fillers Complications Management

Speaker: Dr. Nadine Hamada

   Anatomical Introduction: Main vascularization of the face

   Identifying the risk of ischemic complications after dermal filler injections and how to avoid them

   Guide in ischemic complication management

   Uncovering the role and use of hyaluronidase in correcting complications and unsatisfactory results after dermal filler injection

12:30-13:30 Lunch Break

13:30-15:00 Chemical Peels and Laser Complications Management

Speaker: Dr. Marcelo Suarez

   Anatomical Introduction: The skin and its levels of aggression

   Intraoperative and Post-operative complications in chemical peel procedures: How to avoid and manage complications

   Immediate vs Delayed Complications in chemical peel: A guide on how to avoid and manage complications

   Outline of potential complications with the use of lasers: How to avoid and manage laser safety complications

15:30-17:00 Threads Complications Management

Speaker: Prof. Mucio Porto

   Anatomical Introduction: SMAS (Superficial Muscular Aponeurotic System) and the subcutaneous layer

   Looking into common short-term complications in threadlifting: How to manage and avoid them

   Identifying aesthetic concerns with the use of threads: dimpling, skin irregularities, and abnormal facial contour

    Medical complications and other concerns with the use of threads: How to manage and avoid infection, inflammation, abscess, subcutaneous induration, granuloma and facial injury

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