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AIA Virtual Lecture Series

Watch 5.5 hours of education recorded live on stage at Medical Spa Show 2021, streaming on our easy-to-use online portal. The recordings include lecture, a full-face cadaver dissection and a live-patient demonstration of ultrasound for the injector.

The Academy for Injection Anatomy Virtual Anatomy Lecture Series is the culmination of over a decade of facial anatomy research and discovery by course founder and chairman Christopher C. Surek DO, FACS. Additionally, Dr. Surek is joined by world renowned injector and ultrasound expert Steven Weiner, MD.

Come join us as we take you on this incredible deep dive through 3-D facial anatomy for the injector!

This course is approved for 5.5 CME hours for physicians, physician assistants, advanced practice registered nurses and registered nurses.

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Pricing

Non-members

$799

Plus Members

$649

Basic Members

$749


What You'll Learn

Emphasis is placed on detailed anatomy and site specific technique incorporating cross-sectional cadaver dissection video, world class layered illustrative anatomy and high-yield injection technique video tackling the most advanced facial injection areas including tear trough, temple, jawline and more.
All illustrative material in this course is protected by intellectual property agreements. Any reproduction is prohibited without permission.

Any unauthorized reproduction of these virtual lectures without consent is strictly prohibited.

Part 1: 3-D Global Approach to Facial Anatomy for the Injector

injection anatomy virtual part 1

This segment discusses our unique approach to facial mapping and anatomical navigation for the filler injector Christopher C. Surek D.O, FACS will address all the key components comprising the “symphony” of structures in the face. Including the retaining ligaments, fat compartments, potential spaces, vasculature, SMAS (superficial musculoaponeurotic system) and lymphatics. Please watch this lecture first prior to moving on to the targeted aesthetic zones in the rest of the lecture series.

Part 2: Facil Vasculature, Pryifomr and Lateral Midface

injection anatomy virtual part 2

This segment addresses the detailed anatomy of the midface. Specifically, the midface ligament structures and lymphatic networks as it relates to injection procedures and avoidance of creating malar mounds during cheek injections. The lecture content will incorporate layered anatomical illustrations, high-definition cadaver dissection video and video recorded injections performed by Christopher C. Surek D.O., FACS.

Part 3: Tear Trough

injection anatomy virtual part 3

We strongly recommend watching PART 2 – MIDFACE prior to watching this segment. In this lecture segment we take a deep dive into tear trough anatomy and injection technique. The lecture content will incorporate layered anatomical illustrations, high-definition cadaver dissection video and video recorded injections performed by Christopher C. Surek D.O., FACS.

Part 4: Temple & Peri-orbital

injection anatomy virtual part 4

This segment addresses the detailed anatomy of the temple and peri-orbital regions. Specifically, a comprehensive review of the temple layers, ligaments, fat pads and injection planes. The lecture content will incorporate layered anatomical illustrations, high-definition cadaver dissection video and video recorded injections performed by Christopher C. Surek D.O., FACS.

Part 5: Jawline & Nose

injection anatomy virtual part 5

This segment addresses the detailed anatomy of the jawline. Specifically, a comprehensive review of the chin, pre-jowl and posterior jawline as it relates to volume restoration & sculpting. The lecture content will incorporate layered anatomical illustrations, high-definition cadaver dissection video and video recorded injections performed by Christopher C. Surek D.O., FACS. Then we will address nasal anatomy and summarize the 3-D layered approach to facial navigation for the injector.

Part 6: Ultrasound for the Injector

injection anatomy virtual part 6

This segment is a special presentation by the Ultrasound expert Steven Weiner MD. Dr. Wiener will take trough a crash course in the utilization of ultrasound for anatomic assessment, injection technique and complication management. You don’t want to miss the comprehensive, high yield and world class lecture on Ultrasound for the Injector.

Part 7: Cadaver Dissection - Facial Artery, Temple, Midface

injection anatomy virtual part 7

This segment demonstrates live-on stage cadaver dissection demonstration of the facial artery and its associated branches. Followed by full face topographic mapping. Then Dr. Surek will inject the temple, midface, pyriform and tear trough with dyed hyaluronic acid product. Following the injections Dr. Surek performs cross-sectional dissection of the temple, midface and tear trough to demonstrate the intricate anatomy and key structural relationships in this advanced injection zones.

Part 8: Cadaver Dissection & Ultrasound - Jawline & Chin

injection anatomy virtual part 8

This segment demonstrates live-on stage cadaver dissection demonstration of the lower face. Dr. Surek will inject the jawline, pre-jowl and marionette with dyed hyaluronic acid product. Following the injections Dr. Surek performs cross-sectional dissection to demonstrate the intricate anatomy and key structural relationships in this advanced injection zones. This is complimented by live on-stage ultrasound demonstrations by Dr. Steven Weiner.

Part 9: Cadaver Dissection & Ultrasound - Full Face

injection anatomy virtual part 9

This segment demonstrates live-on stage cadaver dissection demonstration of the entire face on the left side of the cadaver specimen Dr. Surek will inject all targeted areas with dyed hyaluronic acid product. Following all the injections Dr. Surek performs cross-sectional dissection to demonstrate the intricate anatomy and key structural relationships in this advanced injection zones. This is complimented by live on-stage ultrasound demonstrations by Dr. Steven Weiner.


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Activity Overview

Academy for Injection Anatomy Virtual Anatomy Lecture Series

This enduring content is jointly provided by Medical Education Resources and American Med Spa Association.

Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of physicians, nurses, APRNs, PAs, and other professionals involved in the care of patients searching for non-invasive medical aesthetic treatments.

Program Overview

The Medical Spa Show is a national trade show serving professionals that specialize in non-surgical medical aesthetics. Practitioners will learn about the latest technology and techniques in the industry, as well as how to legally and sustainably build and run a practice.

Learning Outcome

To teach medical spa owners and treatment providers the tools to operate legally while offering the highest and most up-to-date standard of care.

Educational Objectives

After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:

  • Identify patients in need of non-invasive medical aesthetic treatments;
  • Identify the most effective techniques and technologies in the field;
  • Interpret legal guidelines relating to practice ownership, practice management, provider scope of practice, provider compensation, patient privacy, and other regulatory concerns;
  • Identify patient safety concerns connected to non-invasive medical aesthetic treatments;
  • Identify the proper and legal scope of practice for various professionals relating to non-invasive medical aesthetic treatments.

Program Agenda

See above.

Accreditation Statement

jointly accredited provider
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Medical Education Resources (MER) and American Med Spa Association. MER is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Physician Credits

Medical Education Resources designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nursing Credit

Medical Education Resources designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.5 ANCC nursing contact hours. Nurses will be awarded contact hours upon successful completion of the activity.

Medical Education Resources is a provider of continuing nursing education by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP 12299, for 5.5 contact hours.

Physician Assistant Credit

Medical Education Resources has been authorized by the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 5.5 AAPA Category 1 CME Credits. Physician Assistants should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

Disclosures 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 conforms to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis.

Fee Information

Non-members: $799
Plus Members: $649
Basic Members: $749

Christopher C Surek

DO, FACS

Academy for Injection Anatomy

Chris C. Surek, DO, is a board-certified plastic surgeon and internationally recognized facial anatomist. He is an assistant professor of anatomy at Kansas City University and clinical assistant professor of plastic surgery at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Dr. Surek is the founder and director of the Academy for Injection Anatomy, a comprehensive, CME-accredited, hands-on cadaver injection anatomy course. He specializes in cosmetic surgery of the face, breast and body, as well as non-invasive facial rejuvenation procedures. He has co-authored several book chapters and published original research in facial cosmetic surgery, facial anatomy and filler injection. Dr. Surek is also the co-author of Facial Volumization: An Anatomic Approach, an anatomy-based textbook for filler injections.

Steven F Weiner

MD

Sonosthetics

In 2005, Steven F. Weiner, MD, envisioned the future of cosmetic procedures as non-surgical and “laid down his scalpel”. He began concentrating 100% of his efforts in non-invasive and minimally invasive cosmetic procedures and established The Aesthetic Clinique in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida.He has an extensive lecturing and teaching schedule. He is one of the top physician trainers for Galderma and participates in their “Train the Trainer” program, where he trains the Galderma trainers. Dr. Weiner has brought or popularized several innovations to the aesthetic industry, including “reJAWvenation” (his trademarked technique for enhancing and restoring the jawline with dermal fillers and cannulas), ultrasound imaging for facial fillers, radiofrequency microneedling and more.

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Part 1: 3-D Global Approach to Facial Anatomy for the Injector
Open to view video.
Open to view video. This segment discusses our unique approach to facial mapping and anatomical navigation for the filler injector Christopher C. Surek D.O, FACS will address all the key components comprising the “symphony” of structures in the face. Including the retaining ligaments, fat compartments, potential spaces, vasculature, SMAS (superficial musculoaponeurotic system) and lymphatics. Please watch this lecture first prior to moving on to the targeted aesthetic zones in the rest of the lecture series.
Part 2: Facil Vasculature, Pryifomr and Lateral Midface
Open to view video.
Open to view video. This segment addresses the detailed anatomy of the midface. Specifically, the midface ligament structures and lymphatic networks as it relates to injection procedures and avoidance of creating malar mounds during cheek injections. The lecture content will incorporate layered anatomical illustrations, high-definition cadaver dissection video and video recorded injections performed by Christopher C. Surek D.O., FACS.
Part 3: Tear Trough
Open to view video.
Open to view video. We strongly recommend watching PART 2 – MIDFACE prior to watching this segment. In this lecture segment we take a deep dive into tear trough anatomy and injection technique. The lecture content will incorporate layered anatomical illustrations, high-definition cadaver dissection video and video recorded injections performed by Christopher C. Surek D.O., FACS.
Part 4: Temple & Peri-orbital
Open to view video.
Open to view video. This segment addresses the detailed anatomy of the temple and peri-orbital regions. Specifically, a comprehensive review of the temple layers, ligaments, fat pads and injection planes. The lecture content will incorporate layered anatomical illustrations, high-definition cadaver dissection video and video recorded injections performed by Christopher C. Surek D.O., FACS.
Part 5: Jawline & Nose
Open to view video.
Open to view video. This segment addresses the detailed anatomy of the jawline. Specifically, a comprehensive review of the chin, pre-jowl and posterior jawline as it relates to volume restoration & sculpting. The lecture content will incorporate layered anatomical illustrations, high-definition cadaver dissection video and video recorded injections performed by Christopher C. Surek D.O., FACS. Then we will address nasal anatomy and summarize the 3-D layered approach to facial navigation for the injector.
Part 6: Ultrasound for the Injector
Open to view video.
Open to view video. This segment is a special presentation by the Ultrasound expert Steven Weiner MD. Dr. Wiener will take trough a crash course in the utilization of ultrasound for anatomic assessment, injection technique and complication management. You don’t want to miss the comprehensive, high yield and world class lecture on Ultrasound for the Injector.
Part 7: Cadaver Dissection - Facial Artery, Temple, Midface
Open to view video.
Open to view video. This segment demonstrates live-on stage cadaver dissection demonstration of the facial artery and its associated branches. Followed by full face topographic mapping. Then Dr. Surek will inject the temple, midface, pyriform and tear trough with dyed hyaluronic acid product. Following the injections Dr. Surek performs cross-sectional dissection of the temple, midface and tear trough to demonstrate the intricate anatomy and key structural relationships in this advanced injection zones.
Part 8: Cadaver Dissection & Ultrasound - Jawline & Chin
Open to view video.
Open to view video. This segment demonstrates live-on stage cadaver dissection demonstration of the lower face. Dr. Surek will inject the jawline, pre-jowl and marionette with dyed hyaluronic acid product. Following the injections Dr. Surek performs cross-sectional dissection to demonstrate the intricate anatomy and key structural relationships in this advanced injection zones. This is complimented by live on-stage ultrasound demonstrations by Dr. Steven Weiner.
Part 9: Cadaver Dissection & Ultrasound - Full Face
Open to view video.
Open to view video. This segment demonstrates live-on stage cadaver dissection demonstration of the entire face on the left side of the cadaver specimen Dr. Surek will inject all targeted areas with dyed hyaluronic acid product. Following all the injections Dr. Surek performs cross-sectional dissection to demonstrate the intricate anatomy and key structural relationships in this advanced injection zones. This is complimented by live on-stage ultrasound demonstrations by Dr. Steven Weiner.
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