Hands on: Cosmetics


New. Innovative. Interactive. Hands On.

This isn't a course where you sit in a chair hour after hour and observe, wishing you could get in there and try. This is a course where you come and work hand-in-hand with an expert in a risk-free, state-of-the-art environment. It's a chance to practice, ask questions, add new high-demand cosmetic services to your practice, and perfect your techniques.

You will work with simulated head models so that you can see what you are doing to perfect your technique. You will be able to practice until you are comfortable, with an expert working alongside you.

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Hands On: Cosmetics
November 3-4, 2018
Institute for Training & Technology | IT&T
Downers Grove, IL

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  • Course information

    Learning objectives

    Target audience

    This course is designed for AAD members who are practicing dermatologists.

    Due to the hands-on nature of the programs, the course is limited to 50 participants.

    Learning objectives

    Following this course, the attendee should be able to:

    • Assess the benefits and risks of performing procedures commonly used in cosmetic dermatology according to a patient’s clinical situation.

    • Describe the risks of each cosmetic procedure and methods to minimize such risks.

    • Perform procedures commonly used in cosmetic dermatology, specifically botulinum toxin injections and fillers.

    Course description

    Hands-on: Cosmetics is designed to expand on the popular workshops offered at the Annual and Summer Meetings. Attendees will practice injection techniques with cutaneous procedural head models. Anatomy as it relates to injectable will be emphasized, and approaches to patient assessment, treatment planning, avoiding adverse events and product selection will be covered. Upon conclusion of this course, participants will be able to assess the benefits and risks of performing procedures commonly used in cosmetic dermatology according to a patient’s clinical situation, describe the risks of each cosmetic procedure and methods to minimize such risks and perform procedures commonly used in cosmetic dermatology, specifically botulinum toxin injections and fillers.

    CME accreditation

    The American Academy of Dermatology is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    AMA Credit Designation
    The American Academy of Dermatology designates this live activity for a maximum of 13.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    MOC Component 2 Credits
    Attendees who are enrolled in MOC can claim 132.5 self-assessment credits for participating on Saturday and Sunday!

    Please note: In order to “meet MOC requirements”, diplomats need to complete 100 self-assessment credits in Years 1-3, 4-6, and 7-10 of the 10-year cycle, for a total of 300 credits in the 10-year cycle. The additional credits earned from completing the activity may not be carried over to later periods within the 10-year cycle.

    The American Academy of Dermatology is not responsible for statements made by the faculty. Statement or opinions expressed in this activity reflect the views of the faculty and do not reflect the official policy of the American Academy of Dermatology. The information provided in this CME activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for independent medical judgment of a health provider relative to the diagnostic, management, and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.

  • Schedule and faculty

    Schedule and faculty

    Saturday, November 3

    Time Event
    7:30 - 8:00 a.m.
    Registration and continental breakfast
    8:00 - 8:15 a.m.
    Welcome and course overview
    8:15 - 8:45 a.m.
    Head and Neck Anatomy Overview with Cadaveric Head Demonstration
    8:45 - 9:15 a.m.

    Botulinum Toxins
    - Discuss different types/reconstitutions
    - Indications for use
    - Management of complications

    Break from 9:15 - 9:30 a.m.
    9:30 - 10:00 a.m.

    Video demo panel: Botulinum Toxin
    - Video of prior treatment
    - Discussion of treatment options
    - Discuss selected treatment and display post treatment images

    10:00 - 10:05 a.m.
    Transition to Lab
    10:05 - 11:05 a.m.
    Hands-on Practice: Botulinum Toxin
    - Attendees practice injections on the upper face using simulator models
    - Reflection and feedback

    Lunch from 11:05 a.m. - 12:05 p.m.
    12:05 - 12:35 p.m.
    Fillers: HAs and other temporary fillers lecture
    12:35 - 1:05 p.m.
    Fillers: Long lasting and permanent lecture
    1:05 - 1:20 p.m.
    Dangers of Fillers
    1:20 - 1:25 p.m.
    Transition to Lab
    1:25 - 1:40 p.m.
    Live Demonstration: Fillers - Upper Face
    1:40 - 2:25 p.m.
    Live Demonstration: Fillers - Mid-Face
    2:25 - 2:40 p.m.
    Live Demonstration: Fillers - Lower Face
    2:40 - 2:55 p.m.
    Reflection and Transition to Lecture
    Break and transition to lecture from 2:55 - 3:10 p.m.
    3:10 - 3:40 p.m. Fillers: The Upper Face: Faculty Instruction
    3:40 - 3:45 p.m. Transition to Lab
    3:45 - 4:45 p.m. Hands-on Practice: Fillers: The Upper Face
    - Attendees practice fillers on the upper face using simulator models
    - Reflection and feedback

    4:45 - 4:50 p.m. Transition to Lecture
    4:50 - 5:20 p.m. Review of Day 1 / Q&A
    5:20 p.m. Adjourn
    6:00 p.m. Reception

    Sunday, November 4

    Time Event
    8:00 - 8:10 a.m.
    Review of Day 1 / Introduction to Day 2
    8:10 - 8:40 a.m.
    Fillers: The Mid-Face: Faculty Introduction
    8:40 - 8:45 a.m.
    Transition to Lab
    8:45 - 10:25 a.m.
    Hands-on Practice: Fillers: The Mid-Face
    - Attendees practice fillers on the mid-face using simulator models
    - Reflection and feedback

    Break and Transition to Lecture from 10:25 - 10:40 a.m.
    10:40 - 11:10 a.m.
    Fillers: The Lower Face: Faculty Instruction
    11:10 - 11:15 a.m.
    Transition to Lab
    11:15 a.m. - 12:35 p.m.
    Hands-on Practice: Fillers: The Lower Face
    - Attendees practice fillers on the lower face using simulator models
    - Reflection and feedback

    Lunch from 12:35 - 1:35 p.m.
    1:35 - 2:05 p.m.
    Fillers: Management of Complications
    2:05 - 2:35 p.m.
    Conclusions / Questions
    2:35 p.m.


    Course Directors

    Ashish Bhatia, MD, FAAD
    Associate Professor of Clinical Dermatology
    Northwestern University Feinberg School of Med, Chicago, IL

    Jeffrey T.S. Hsu, MD, FAAD
    Clinical Assistant Professor of Dermatology
    University of Illinois at Chicago, Department of Dermatology, Chicago, IL


    Murad Alam, MD, FAAD
    Professor of Dermatology, Otolaryngology, and Surgery
    Northwestern University, Chicago, IL

    Carolyn I. Jacob, MD, FAAD
    Director, Chicago Cosmetic Surgery and Dermatology,
    Affiliate Clinical Instructor, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL

    Andrei Metelitsa, MD, FAAD
    Clinical Associate Professor
    University of Calgary, Canada
    Institute for Skin Advancement

    Vineet Mishra, MD, FAAD
    Director of Mohs Surgery and Procedural Dermatology
    University of Texas HSC, San Antonio, TX

    Thomas E. Rohrer, MD, FAAD
    Skin Care Physicians

    Gary D. Monheit, MD, FAAD
    Private Practice, Total Skin & Beauty Dermatology
    Clinical Professor University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL

    Kevin S. Pinski, MD, FAAD
    Associate Professor Northwestern University, Chicago, IL

    Amy Forman Taub, MD, FAAD
    Assistant Clinical Professor, Northwestern University
    Founder & Medical Director of Advanced Dermatology & skinfo Specialty Skincare Boutique
    Lincolnshire, IL

  • Registration

    Registration will begin in July, check back then for details!

    Registration fees

    Early-bird registration fee (prior to Aug. 1, 2018) - $1,650
    Standard registration fee (beginning Aug. 1, 2018) - $1,800

    Cancellation policies

    Registration cancellation must be via email to AAD registration office at registration@aad.org by Oct. 12, 2018. A $50 processing fee will apply for all cancellations. No refunds will be issued for cancellations received after this date and time.

    Learners must be in attendance to be awarded CME credit.

    Persons with disabilities

    The American Academy of Dermatology provides services for persons with disabilities. If special arrangements are required for you to attend this course, please notify the Academy’s Meetings Department at registration@aad.org.

  • Housing and travel


    Below is a list of recommended hotels that are nearby the ASGE Institute for Training & Technology, located at 3300 Woodcreek Drive, Downers Grove, IL 60515. Some hotels will offer a discounted rate if you mention you're coming for a program at the ASGE Institute. To make reservations, please contact the hotel directly.