The following schedule is from the 2023 program. Information on the 2024 course will be posted soon.

Sat. Oct.14

Laser and Aesthetic Basics
7:30 AM 7:40 AM Introduction and Welcome
7:40 AM 8:09 AM Principles of Energy-Based Device-Skin Interactions: Introduction to Energy-Based Devices
R. Rox Anderson, MD
8:09 AM 8:24 AM Safety 101: Keeping You and Your Patients Safe*
Suzanne L. Kilmer, MD
8:24 AM 8:59 AM Overview of Lasers, Light Sources and Energy-Based Devices
E. Victor Ross, MD
8:59 AM 9:15 AM Questions and Discussion
9:15 AM 9:25 AM Break and Stretch
9:25 AM 9:47 AM Red Alert: Lasers and Lights for Rosacea and Telangiectasia
Emil A. Tanghetti, MD
9:47 AM 10:15 AM Update on Tattoo Removal*
Paul M. Friedman, MD, FAAD
10:15 AM 10:35 AM Splitting Hairs: Update on Laser Hair Reduction
Omar A. Ibrahimi, MD, PhD
10:35 AM 10:45 AM Questions and Discussion
10:45 AM 10:55 AM Break and Stretch
10:55 AM 11:22 AM Pigmented Lesions and Photoaging: My Approach
E. Victor Ross, MD
11:22 AM 11:50 AM Line It Up: Treatment of Rhytides
Suzanne L. Kilmer, MD
11:50 AM 12:05 PM Clinical Endpoints
Molly Wanner, MD, MBA
12:05 PM 12:20 PM Questions and Discussion
12:20 PM 1:15 PM Lunch Break
Focus on Rejuvenation: Non-Ablative, Ablative and Fractional Technologies: Where Do We Stand?
1:15 PM 1:35 PM Non-Ablative and Ablative Fractional Resurfacing: How to Combine Multiple Devices to Achieve the Best Clinical Results
Matthew M. Avram, MD, JD
1:35 PM 1:54 PM Ablative Resurfacing: Still the Gold Standard?
Brian S. Biesman, MD, FACS
1:54 PM 2:15 PM Tissue Tightening: Radiofrequency
Catherine M. DiGiorgio, MD, MS
2:15 PM 2:35 PM Questions and Discussion
2:35 PM 2:45 PM Break and Stretch
Medical Applications of Laser and Light Sources
2:45 PM 3:01 PM Surgical, Laser and Other Treatments of Scars: New Advances Transforming the Way We Treat Scars*
David M. Ozog, MD, FAAD, FACMS
3:01 PM 3:15 PM Research and Treatment: Advances in Hemangiomas and Port-Wine Stains
J. Stuart Nelson, MD, PhD
3:15 PM 3:33 PM Lasers and Energy-Based Treatments for Acne: Do Device-Based Treatments for Acne Work?
Fernanda H. Sakamoto, MD, PhD
3:33 PM 3:43 PM Challenging Vascular Cases from the Middle East
Zeina S. Tannous, MD
3:43 PM 3:55 PM Questions and Discussion
3:55 PM 4:05 PM Break and Stretch
4:05 PM 4:20 PM Incorporating Fractional Drug Delivery into Your Daily Practice
Merete Haedersdal, MD, PhD, DMSc
4:20 PM 4:40 PM Photodynamic Therapy: A European Perspective
Merete Haedersdal, MD, PhD, DMSc
Treating Skin of Color
4:40 PM 5:07 PM Treating Skin of Color: Expert Consult
Andrew F. Alexis, MD, MPH
5:07 PM 5:22 PM Clinical Cases: Treatment of Melasma
Henry H.L. Chan, MD, PhD, FRCP
5:22 PM 5:32 PM Treatment of Dyschromia and Pigmented Lesions in Asian Patients: How to Optimize Your Results
Henry H.L. Chan, MD, PhD, FRCP
5:32 PM 5:40 PM Questions and Discussion
OPEN DISCUSSION – CME Credit is Not Available for this Session
5:40 PM 6:00 PM Ask Me Anything: The Merits of Lasers, Light Sources, Energy-Based Devices and Injectables

Sun. Oct. 15

7:30 AM 7:57 AM Body Contouring: Targeting Fat and Muscle
Jeremy B. Green, MD
7:57 AM 8:07 AM Treatment of Cellulite
Mathew M. Avram, MD, JD
8:07 AM 8:22 AM Cosmeceuticals: What’s the Truth?
Molly Wanner, MD, MBA
8:22 AM 8:40 AM Questions and Discussion
8:40 AM 8:50 AM Break and Stretch
Special Sessions: Chemical Peels and Advanced Applications of Device-Based Treatments
8:50 AM 9:15 AM Chemical Peels: Video Demonstrations
Peter Rullan, MD
9:15 AM 9:36 AM Advances in Hair Restoration: Surgery, Robots, Platelet-Rich Plasma – What’s the Truth?
Marc R. Avram, MD
9:36 AM 9:50 AM Questions and Discussion
9:50 AM 10:00 AM Break and Stretch
Practice Pearls
10:00 AM 10:15 AM #Lasers: Social Media and Marketing Tips
Sandra Lee, MD, FACS, FAAD
10:15 AM 10:40 AM What’s the Fallacy?: Incorrect Dogmas in Aesthetics*
Omar Ibrahimi, MD, PhD
Kelly Stankiewicz, MD, FAAD
10:40 AM 10:50 AM  Questions and Discussion
10:50 AM 11:16 AM Energy-based Devices for the Prevention and Treatment of BCC
Mathew M. Avram, MD, JD
Toward New Treatment Options for Congenital Melanocytic Nevi
Yakir Levin, MD, PhD
Optics in Dermatology
R. Rox Anderson, MD
Robotic Laser Surgery
R. Rox Anderson, MD
11:16 AM 11:25 AM  Questions and Discussion
11:25 AM 11:30 AM Break and Stretch
Workshop on Soft Tissue Fillers and Botulinum Toxins
11:30 AM 11:49 AM Anatomical Guide for Botulinum Toxin Injection
Sebastian Cotofana, PhD
11:49 AM 12:35 PM Indications and Potential Complications for Soft Tissue Augmentation: What You Need to Know*
Rebecca Fitzgerald, MD
12:35 PM 1:25 PM Lunch Break
1:25 PM 2:13 PM Soft Tissue Fillers: Video Demonstrations
Upper Face: Vince Bertucci, MD
Mid Face: Brian S. Biesman, MD, FACS
Lower Face: Nowell Solish, MD, FRCP
2:13 PM 2:38 PM Questions and Discussion
2:38 PM 2:50 PM Break and Stretch
Special Sessions
2:50 PM 3:02 PM Utility of Ultrasound for Fillers
Leonie W. Schelke, MD, PhD
3:02 PM 3:18 PM Approach to Male Aesthetics
Jeremy B. Green, MD
3:18 PM 3:30 PM Questions and Discussion
3:30 PM 3:40 PM Break and Stretch
3:40 PM 4:00 PM Complications and the Mistakes We Make*
Mathew M. Avram, MD, JD
Cutting Edge
4:00 PM 4:37 PM New and Innovative Applications for Laser and Light Sources
R. Rox Anderson, MD
Dieter Manstein, MD, PhD
4:37 PM 4:50 PM Questions and Discussion
OPEN DISCUSSION – CME Credit is Not Available for this Session
4:50 PM 5:10 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 10/5/2023


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