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Hands on: Cosmetics

Innovative. Interactive. Hands on.

Hands-On: Cosmetics
November 6-7, 2021
Rosemont, IL
Hilton Rosemont / Chicago O'Hare

The AAD’s popular Hands-On: Cosmetics course is back! This live event is your chance to work side-by-side with an expert in a risk-free 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. Plus, watch live demonstrations with real patients.

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  • Course description

    Hands-on: Cosmetics is designed to expand on the popular workshops offered at other AAD 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.

    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.

    Target audience

    This course is for AAD members who are practicing dermatologists. Due to the hands-on nature of the programs, the course is limited to 60 participants.

    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 10 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    MOC Part 2 credits

    Attendees who are enrolled in MOC can claim 100 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.


    Saturday, November 6, 2021

    7:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. 
    Registration & breakfast
    8:00 a.m. - 8:10 a.m. Welcome and course overview
    8:15 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. Comprehensive Facial Assessment
    8:45 a.m. - 9:05 a.m. Mark-Up Surface Anatomy
    9:05 a.m. - 9:20 a.m. Anatomy: The Upper Face
    9:20 a.m. - 9:35 a.m. 
    How I Do It: The Upper Face
    9:35 a.m. - 10:20 a.m. 
    Live Demonstration: The Upper Face
    10:20 a.m. - 10:35 a.m. 
    Break & transition to Hands-On stations
    10:35 a.m. - 11:35 a.m. 
    Hands-On Practice: The Upper Face
    11:35 a.m. - 11:50 a.m. 
    Break & transition to lecture seating
    11:50 a.m. - 12:05 p.m. 
    Anatomy: The Mid Face
    12:05 p.m. - 12:20 p.m. 
    How I Do It: The Mid Face
    12:20 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. 
    Live Demonstration: The Mid Face
    1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. 
    2:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. 
    Anatomy: The Lower Face
    2:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. 
    How I Do It: The Lower Face
    2:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. 
    Live Demonstration: The Lower Face
    3:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. 
    3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. 
    Case Studies / Panel
    5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. 

    Sunday, November 7, 2021

    7:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.
    Registration & breakfast
    8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
    Day 1 Q&A
    8:30 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.
    Transition to Hands-On stations
    8:45 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
    Hands-On Practice: The Mid Face
    9:45 a.m. - 9:50 a.m.
    Transition to lecture seating
    9:50 a.m. - 10:20 a.m.
    Neuromodulators: Anatomy & Injection Strategies
    10:20 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
    Transition to Hands-On stations
    10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
    Hands-On Practice: The Lower Face / Toxins
    11:30 a.m. - 11:40 a.m.
    Transition to lecture seating
    11:40 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    Complication Cases Panel


    Course Director
    Vince Bertucci, MD, FAAD

    Kimberly J. Butterwick, MD, FAAD
    Jordan Carqueville, MD, FAAD
    Sue Ellen Cox, MD, FAAD
    Omer E. Ibrahim, MD, FAAD
    Terrence Keaney, MD, FAAD
    Vineet Mishra, MD, FAAD
    Callum F. Ross, PhD
    Vincent Richer, MD, FAAD

    Schedules and faculty are subject to change; the Academy strives to provide the best-quality educational experience.

    Faculty disclosure of relevant financial relationship(s)

    It is the policy of AAD that all faculty participating in an educational activity are required to disclose to AAD and to learners relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest(s) that they or their first-degree relative (spouse, parent, sibling, or child). “Relevant financial relationships”[1] include financial relationships in any amount occurring within the past 12 months that create a conflict of interest[2]. Typically, such relationships would be with companies that sell health care products or services that are consumed by or used in the treatment of patients. The intent of this disclosure is not to prevent participation in CME-certified educational activities by individuals with a relevant financial relationship with commercial interest(s), but rather to provide learners with information on which they can make their own determination whether or not said relationship(s) influenced the content of the educational activity.

    Planner and faculty disclosure information is located within the syllabus distributed at the course. Faculty have been asked to also make a verbal disclosure at the start of their presentations supplemented by a disclosure slide to verify the accuracy of the disclosure information printed in the syllabus and ensure their disclosure information is shared with the learners PRIOR to the presentation taking place.

    Resolution of conflicts of interest

    In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support of CME, the American Academy of Dermatology has implemented mechanisms, prior to the planning and implementation of this CME activity, to identify and mitigate conflicts of interest for all individuals in a position to control the content of this CME activity.

    [1] Relevant Financial Relationships: The ACCME defines ‟relevant financial relationships” as financial relationships in any amount occurring within the past 12 months that create a conflict of interest. Source:

    [2] Conflict of Interest: When an individual’s interests are aligned with those of a commercial interest the interests of the individual are in “conflict‟ with the interests of the public. Source:

    Registration fees

    Early-bird registration fee (through August 15): $1,750
    Standard registration fee (beginning August 16): $1,900

    Registration open to AAD members only.
    The deadline to register is October 26, 2021.

    Register here for the course.


    Registration cancellations should be sent via email to AAD Registration at by Oct. 26, 2021. A $100 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

    Hilton Rosemont / Chicago O’Hare Hotel
    5550 N. River Road
    Rosemont, IL 60018

    Room reservations

    Main: 1-800-774-1500
    Group code: HOC

    Room rate is $139 per night, plus tax (currently 14%). The rate is good until October 5, 2021, or until the AAD block is sold out, whichever comes first.

    Click here to book housing at the contracted rate.

    A cancellation less than 48 hours (PT) prior to the arrival will result in a charge equal to one night's room and tax. Early departures and no-shows will result in the same charge and consequences. Please make sure to obtain a cancellation confirmation number.