For non-physician aesthetic injectors, the Aesthetic Meeting season kicks off with the Aesthetic Extender Symposium which concluded on Sunday in Miami. If you missed that meeting, there are several more that might be of interest and it is not too early to plan for next year as well! TITAN Aesthetic Recruiting will be at many of these meetings, so see which one is right for you.
This year marked the 12th year for AES and provided 5 days of education and networking for Aesthetic RN, NP and PA providers. The symposium hosted more than 400 attendees who had the opportunity to receive more than 20 hours of continuing education credit. Highlights included courses taught by Drs. Shino Bay Aguilera, David Goldberg, Michael Somenek, Michael Gold and Chris Robb as well as a neurotoxin CME panel that included Drs. Steve Yoelin and Joely Kaufman as well as Drs. Gold and Aguilera. Key non-physician speakers included NPs Meredith Harris and Kevin Harrington as well as Kelly Wala, RN. The meeting also included presentations and events sponsored by Allergan, BTL, Defenage, Galderma, ISDIN, Merz and Revance. For more information or to register for the 2020 Symposium August 6-9th at the JW Marriott Turnberry Hotel, go to www.aestheticextendersymposium.com
With no pun intended, next up is the new Aesthetic Next conference powered by Aesthetic Record, a subscription-based Aesthetic EMR system. The conference will be held for the first time and will be held September 6th-8th 2019 in Dallas at the Renaissance Hotel. Friday features masters courses taught by Dr. Justin Harper and Norway’s Julie Horne, well known for her lip injecting techniques. Saturday and Sunday will feature a clinical track as well as a business track, so providers and their business team can attend together. For more information about the agenda and speakers or to register, go to www.aestheticnext.com. Clinics that use Aesthetic Record also receive additional discounts and course material.
For Nurses and Nurse Practitioners in the Aesthetic space, the highlight of the year comes in San Diego at the ISPAN conference. The International Society of Plastic and Aesthetic Nurses will gather at the Hard Rock Hotel in San Diego from Sept 20-23rd for a meeting that includes a facial cadaver course as well as learning tracks for Plastic Surgery and Aesthetic nurses. Held in conjunction with the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), this is a great opportunity to attend a CANS (Certified Aesthetic Nurse Specialist) review course or to take the exam, to attend CME lectures and to visit with vendors. And ISPAN members receive a discount on the meeting, so that is a great incentive to join this peer group of nurses. Learn more or register at www.ispan.org.
If you are looking for more advanced training and education, you might want to take part in the Aesthetic Blueprint Immersion Course that will be held October 11-13 in Newport Beach, CA. Chaired by Dr. Sachin Schridharani and Dr. Navin Singh, advanced clinical injection techniques and product discussions help the participant acquire more advanced injection and assessment skills. The clinical information is complemented by business tips from Blueprint founder Robert Rullo and help you take price out of your marketing so that patients understand the skill you bring to your practice. Learn more or register at www.aestheticblueprint.com
Many Medical Spa owners find the AmSpa Boot Camps to be invaluable, so if upcoming courses in Dallas (September 14-15), the East Coast (October 12-13) or Orlando (November 2-3) work into your schedule, you might put one of these learning opportunities on your calendar now. These Boot Camps take a deep dive into specific business techniques that have proven effective for medspa management and cover legal, marketing, digital and staff training topics. You may also want to put the Medical Spa Show on your calendar and join hundreds of other medical spa owners for this great networking and learning opportunity in Las Vegas January 31-Feb. 2nd, 2020. Learn more or register at www.medicalspashow.com
So get out your calendar and plan to meet colleagues or new friends at a learning experience this year! The best injectors are perpetual students, so I look forward to seeing you at one of these events! For a 12 month meeting calendar of events and courses, please visit www.titanaestheticrecruiting.com