Sat. Nov. 2

Laser and Aesthetic Basics
7:30 AM 7:35 AM Introduction and Welcome
7:35 AM 8:10 AM Principles of Energy-Based Device-Skin Interactions: Introduction to Energy-Based Devices
R. Rox Anderson, MD
8:10 AM 8:30 AM Overview of Lasers, Light Sources and Energy-Based Devices
E. Victor Ross, MD
8:30 AM 8:40 AM Safety 101: Keeping You and Your Patients Safe*
Suzanne L. Kilmer, MD
8:40 AM 9:00 AM Questions and Discussion
9:00 AM 9:20 AM Refreshment Break
9:20 AM 9:35 AM Red Alert: Lasers and Lights for Rosacea and Telangiectasia
J. Stuart Nelson, MD, PhD
9:35 AM 9:45 AM Update on Tattoo Removal*
Omar A. Ibrahimi, MD, PhD
9:45 AM 9:55 AM Laser Hair Reduction
Matthew M. Avram, MD, JD
9:55 AM 10:10 AM Pigmented Lesions and Photoaging: My Approach
E. Victor Ross, MD
10:10 AM 10:25 AM Line It Up: Treatment of Rhytides
Suzanne L. Kilmer, MD
10:25 AM 10:35 AM Clinical Endpoints*
Molly Wanner, MD, MBA
10:35 AM 11:00 AM Questions and Discussion
11:00 AM 11:10 AM Break and Stretch
11:10 AM 11:20 AM A Multimodal Approach to Successfully Treating Melasma and Hyperpigmentation
Andrew F. Alexis, MD, MPH
11:20 AM 11:30 AM How to Enhance Your Results with Fractional Radiofrequency
Catherine M. DiGiorgio, MD, MS
11:30 AM 11:40 AM Maximizing Patient Satisfaction with Tissue-Tightening Devices
Omar Ibrahimi, MD, PhD
11:40 AM 12:00 PM Questions and Discussion
12:00 PM 1:00 PM Lunch Break
Focus on Rejuvenation: Non-Ablative, Ablative and Fractional Technologies: Where Do We Stand?
1:00 PM 1:20 PM Non-Ablative and Ablative Fractional Resurfacing: How to Combine Multiple Devices to Achieve the Best Clinical Results
Matthew M. Avram, MD, JD
1:20 PM 1:40 PM Ablative Resurfacing: Still the Gold Standard?
Brian S. Biesman, MD, FACS
1:40 PM 2:00 PM When Not to Treat
H. Ray Jalian, MD
2:00 PM 2:20 PM Questions and Discussion
2:20 PM 2:40 PM Refreshment Break
Medical Applications of Laser and Light Sources
2:40 PM 2:55 PM Surgical, Laser and Other Treatments of Scars: New Advances Transforming the Way We Treat Scars*
E. Victor Ross, MD
2:55 PM 3:10 PM Research and Treatment: Advances in Hemangiomas and Port-Wine Stains
J. Stuart Nelson, MD, PhD
3:10 PM 3:30 PM Lasers and Energy-Based Treatments for Acne: Do Device-Based Treatments for Acne Work?
Fernanda H. Sakamoto, MD, PhD
3:30 PM 3:40 PM Incorporating Fractional Drug Delivery into Your Daily Practice
Merete Haedersdal, MD, PhD, DMSc
3:40 PM 3:50 PM Photodynamic Therapy
Merete Haedersdal, MD, PhD, DMSc
3:50 PM 4:10 PM Questions and Discussion
4:10 PM 4:15 PM Break and Stretch
Treating Skin of Color
4:15 PM 4:35 PM Considerations for Treating Skin of Color
Andrew F. Alexis, MD, MPH
4:35 PM 4:50 PM Treatment of Dyschromia and Pigmented Lesions in Asian Patients: How to Optimize Your Results
Henry H.L. Chan, MD, PhD, FRCP
4:50 PM 5:00 PM Questions and Discussion
OPEN DISCUSSION – CME Credit is Not Available for this Session
5:00 PM 5:30 PM Ask Me Anything: The Merits of Lasers, Light Sources, Energy-Based Devices and Injectables

Sun. Nov. 3

7:45 AM 8:05 AM Body Contouring: Targeting Fat/Muscle with Devices and Injectables
Jeremy B. Green, MD
8:05 AM 8:15 AM Cosmeceuticals: What’s the Truth?
Molly Wanner, MD, MBA
8:15 AM 8:30 AM Exosomes
Saranya P. Wyles, MD, PhD
8:30 AM 8:40 AM Hormones and Peptides for Skin Health
8:40 AM 8:55 AM Questions and Discussion
Special Sessions: Chemical Peels and Advanced  Techniques for Hair Restoration
8:55 AM 9:10 AM Chemical Peels: Video Demonstrations
Peter Rullan, MD
9:10 AM 9:30 AM Advances in Hair Restoration: Surgery, Lasers, PRP, and Other Regenerative Therapies
Marc R. Avram, MD
9:30 AM 9:45 AM Questions and Discussion
9:45 AM 10:05 AM Refreshment Break
Practice Pearls
10:05 AM 10:25 AM What’s the Fallacy?: Incorrect Dogmas in Aesthetics*
Omar Ibrahimi, MD, PhD
Molly Wanner, MD, MBA
10:25 AM 11:00 AM Combining Injectables and Energy-Based Devices
Jeremy B. Green, MD
11:00 AM 11:10 AM Emerging Therapies: The Technologies You Will Be Using in the Next Five Years
E. Victor Ross, MD
11:10 AM 11:30 AM  Questions and Discussion
11:30 AM 11:35 AM Break and Stretch
Workshop on Soft Tissue Fillers and Botulinum Toxins
11:35 AM 11:50 AM Anatomical Guide for Botulinum Toxin Injection
Nowell Solish, MD, FRCP
11:50 AM 12:05 PM Indications for Soft Tissue Filler
Andre Braz, MD
12:05 PM 12:25 PM Complications for Soft Tissue Augmentation: What You Need to Know*
Rebecca Fitzgerald, MD
12:25 PM 1:25 PM Lunch Break
1:25 PM 2:05 PM Soft Tissue Fillers: Video Demonstrations
Andre Braz, MD
Brian S. Biesman, MD, FACS
Rebecca Fitzgerald, MD
2:05 PM 2:30 PM Questions and Discussion
2:30 PM 2:50 PM Refreshment Break
Special Sessions
2:50 PM 3:05 PM Threat Lifts
Catherine M. DiGiorgio, MD, MS
3:05 PM 3:20 PM Top 5 Publications of the Last Year That Changed My Practice
Molly Wanner, MD, MBA
3:20 PM 3:30 PM Questions and Discussion
3:30 PM 3:50 PM Complications and the Mistakes We Make*
Mathew M. Avram, MD, JD
3:50 PM 4:14 PM Treatment Pearls*
Rishi Chopra, MD, MS, FAAD
Catherine M. DiGiorgio, MD, MS
Yakir Levin, MD, PhD
Sandy S. Tsao, MD
Zeina S. Tannous, MD
Ramone F. Williams, MD, MPhil, FAAD, FACMS
4:14 PM 4:20 PM Questions and Discussion
4:20 PM 4:40 PM New and Innovative Applications for Laser and Light Sources
R. Rox Anderson, MD
Dieter Manstein, MD, PhD
4:40 PM 4:45 PM Questions and Discussion
OPEN DISCUSSION – CME Credit is Not Available for this Session
4:45 PM 5:15 PM Ask Me Anything: The Merits of Lasers, Light Sources, Energy-Based Devices and Injectables

* Qualifies for Risk Management Credits
✻ Optional Wellness Activity
Program changes and substitutions may be made without notice.
This agenda was updated on 4/20/2024


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