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F130 - Medicolegal Issues

Monday, February 19; 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Learning Objectives

Following this course, the attendee should be able to:

  • Discuss complications from non-invasive aesthetic procedures
  • Summarize the risks of using physician extenders to deliver aesthetic treatments
  • Analyze common legal risks in medical dermatology


Medical legal risks are part of the everyday life in every dermatology practice. These risks are seen in both medical and cosmetic dermatology practices. This session will focus on these risks and ways to lessen the likelihood of litigation


  • Avram, Mathew M., MD, JD: Alastin Skincare, Inc – C(Fees); Allergan, Inc – C(Fees); Cytrellis Biosystems, Inc – C(ST); Invasix – C(Fees); Masters of Aesthetics, Inc. – F(Fees); Merz Aesthetics – C(Fees); Sciton Inc. – A(Fees); Sienna Biopharmaceuticals – A(Fees); Zalea, LLC – C(Fees); Zeltiq Aesthetics – C(Fees);
  • Goldberg, David J., MD, JD: Allergan, Inc. – I(Grants/Research Funding); Almirall – C(S); Aquavit Pharmaceuticals – E(SO); Cutera, Inc. – I(Grants/Research Funding); Foamix – I(Grants/Research Funding); Galderma Laboratories, L.P. – I(Grants/Research Funding); Novan – I(Grants/Research Funding); Sebcaia, Inc – I(Grants/Research Funding); Sensus Healthcare – C(Fees); Sienna Biopharmaceuticals – I(Grants/Research Funding); Stratapharma – I(Grants/Research Funding); Syneron, Inc. – I(Grants/Research Funding), SP(H);
  • High, Whitney A., MD, JD: no financial relationships exist with commercial interests.
  • Lober, Clifford Warren, MD, JD: no financial relationships exist with commercial interests.
  • Torres, Abel, MD, JD, MBA: American Academy of Dermatology – B(NC); Biofrontera AG – C(H); Loma Linda University - LLFMG – B(NC);
Event Details
  • Date
    Monday, February 19
  • Time
    1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Location
    Room 3
  • CME Credits
  • Type
  • David J. Goldberg, MD, JD, FAAD - Handout
  • Whitney A. High, MD, JD, FAAD
  • Abel Torres, MD, JD, MBA, FAAD
  • Clifford Warren Lober, MD, JD, FAAD - Handout
  • Mathew M. Avram, MD, JD, FAAD