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Accreditation

Provider-ship                                                                                                                                                    
This activity is jointly provided Medical Education Resources, Inc., a non-profit medical education company, and the New Frontiers in Cosmetic Medicine & Medical Dermatology Symposium.

 

Education Grant                                                                                                                                              
Full notification of commercial support will be provided in the final course syllabus.

 

Target Audience                                                                                                                                              
This symposium is designed for an audience of physicians, physician assistants, nurses and nurse practitioners who work under the direct supervision of dermatologists, facial plastic surgeons, oculoplastic surgeons, and plastic surgeons, and commonly assist with cosmetic surgery and medicine.

 

Program Overview                                                                                                                                        
Due to the increasing demand for aesthetic procedures, it is common for patients to encounter a menu of aesthetic supplies and procedures from which to choose. There is a wide range, including injectables, devices, and minimally invasive techniques. With a plethora of options, it is imperative that medical practitioners are familiar with the scientific evidence of each modality to best meet their patients’ needs for affordability, efficacy, and safety. The New Frontiers in Cosmetic Medicine Symposium will discuss at length trends in aesthetics while taking care to educate attendees on the science behind a multitude of aesthetic products and services. This will be done utilizing several proven learning techniques, such as live patient workshop(s), expert panel and roundtable discussions, and didactic lectures.

 

Educational Objectives                                                                                                                                                 
After completing this activity, participants should be better able to:
·        Identify emerging trends in cosmetic medicine
·        Analyze available energy-based device treatments for acne, rosacea, and psoriasis
·        Review the combination of platelet rich plasma (PRP) with fat grafting
·        Analyze available laser, light, and radiofrequency technologies for skin resurfacing, treatment of scars, pigmented lesions, tattoos and other dermatologic conditions
·        Compare and contrast available options for non‐invasive body contouring
·        Discuss application for various neurotoxins, dermal fillers, surgical and minimally invasive treatments
·        Review treatment options for psoriasis and atopic dermatitis
·        Discuss therapy options for treating patients with hair loss based on clinical presentations
·        Compare and contrast treatment approaches for female vaginal rejuvenation
·        Review topical options for the treatment of acne, oily skin, and pores
·        Review the best treatments for an individual patient’s goals, how-to present during the consultation, and how to include cosmeceuticals
·        Discuss strategies for preventing or resolving legal issues in cosmetic medicine

 

Physician Accreditation                                                                                                                                                 
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint provider-ship of Medical Education Resources (MER) and NFCMMD.  Medical Education Resources is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

 

Credit Designation                                                                                                                                          
Medical Education Resources designates this live activity for a maximum of 12 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 

Physicians Assistants                                                                                                                                     
NCCPA accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit from organizations accredited by ACCME.

 

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest                                                                                                                            
It is the policy of Medical Education Resources to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all of its educational activities. In accordance with this policy, MER identifies conflicts of interest with its instructors, content managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of an activity. Conflicts are resolved by MER to ensure that all scientific research referred to, reported, or used in a continuing education activity