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Medical Spa Show 2024 Virtual Education After Party

Medical Spa Show 2024 Virtual Education After Party

The Medical Spa Show 2024 Virtual Education After Party (VEAP) includes recordings of the majority of the live courses from Medical Spa Show 2024.

If you can't make it but still want to take advantage of hours of legal, business and clinical education, purchase today to access all 65+ sessions!

Videos will be streaming on-demand until June 30, 2024. We'll send you an email as soon as they are available to watch.

The MSS 2024 Virtual Education After Party has been approved for 43 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ across five tracks.

  • Business of Medical Spas: 13 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ 
  • Advanced Business: 9.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ 
  • Clinical: 14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ 
  • Sexual Health and Whole-body Wellness: 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ 
  • Incorporating Diversity: 2.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ 

See full CME information.

Pricing

Digital-only Pricing

$599


Course Listing:

Track: The Business of Medical Spas

  • PANEL: Hitchhiker’s Guide to MSOs: Exploring Possible Uses
      MODERATOR: Bradford E. Adatto, JD, ByrdAdatto; PANELISTS: Michael S. Byrd, JD, ByrdAdatto; Ben Hernandez, Skytale Group; Jay D. Reyero, JD, ByrdAdatto
  • What to Do When Patients Threaten Violence 
      Speaker: Jeff Segal, JD, MD, ByrdAdatto
  • Legal 123s with ByrdAdatto: Spotting the Legal Red Flags
      Speakers: Brad Adatto, JD; Michael Byrd, JD, ByrdAdatto
  • Legal Roundtable Q&A with ByrdAdatto: Your Medical Spa
      Speakers: Bradford E. Adatto, JD; Michael S. Byrd, JD; Jay Reyero, JD, ByrdAdatto; Alex Thiersch, JD; and Jeff Segal, JD, MD, ByrdAdatto
  • How to Win at Local SEO and Get More Patients for Free
      Speaker: Laura Alvarez, Aesthetica Medical Spa 
  • How AI is Revolutionizing Digital Marketing for Med Spas
      Speaker: Ryan McElwain, Doctorlogic
  • 4 Step Marketing Plan for Paying Off Your Medical Device
      Speaker: Katlin Cauffman, Diamond Accelerator
  • Mastering Your Digital Sales Funnel: Your Key to a Fully Booked Practice
      Speaker: Jared Rohrer, Aesthetic Conversion
  • De-Emotionalizing Your Marketing Decisions to Drive Revenue
      Speaker: Adam Fichman, Lifted Logic
  • Social Media Success on a Small Budget
      Speaker: Michelle Balbi CRNP, and Christopher Balbi, Meesha Aesthetics
  • Stop Ignoring Gen Z: Understand  What They Want and How to Appeal to Them
      Speakers: Megan Cheatham, FNP-C APRN, SkinSpirit, and Haley Rome, FNP-C APRN, H&M Aesthetics
  • Streamlining and Maximizing Monthly Promotions
      Speaker: Maneeha Mahmood, Aesthetica Med Spa, LLC 
  • How to Open a Business Without a Marketing Budget
      Speakers: Rylie Bland and Brittany Ricketts, House of Preservation
  • Hiring and Compensation Workshop
      Speaker: Bryan Durocher, Durocher Enterprises
  • How to Build a Profitable Med Spa through Financial Understanding and Strategy
      Speaker: Maven Financial Partners


Track: Advanced Business

  • The Hustler Has to Die for the CEO to Emerge: Lessons in How Team Building and Delegation Skyrocket Your Business
      Speaker: Elizabeth Ackerson, ARNP, MSN, FNP-C, Splendorè the Medical Spa
  • Making the Most of Weight Loss Services in Your Medical Spa
      Speaker: Christal Parker, NP, Savvy Beauty and Wellness
  • How to Choose the Right EHR for Your Medical Aesthetic Business
      Speaker: Hillary Jewell, MSN-FNPc, MIPH, APRN, Jewell Plastic Surgery
  • Hiring, Retaining, and Compensating Top Talent
      Speakers: Kipper Doughty and Bree Black, Job Snob 
  • Is Your Guest Services Team Making You Money or Costing You Money?
      Speaker: Amanda Hopper, St. George Med Spa
  • What the Most Profitable Med Spas are Doing in 2024
      Speaker: Christin Trujillo, Maven Financial Partners
  • Leveraging Credit Card Points and Miles to Make Your Money Work For You
      Speakers: Loretta and Michael Zanetti, Erasable Med Spa
  • Methods to Drive Revenue in Your Medical Aesthetics Practice
      Speaker: Ben Hernandez, Skytale Group
  • Raising Capital and Scaling an Aesthetic Brand
      Speaker: Nicci Levy, Alchemy 43
  • Grow Your Practice Performance with KPIs
      Speakers: Terri Ross and Izhak Musli, APX
  • Understanding SBA Lending Benefits to Finance the Growth of Your Med Spa
      Speaker: Marie Askew, Live Oak Bank
  • All-star Owner's Panel
      PANELISTS: Neekan Rivera, PA-C, Aere Aesthetics; Sheila Barbarino, MD, Barbarino Surgical Arts; Jeremy Chidester, MD, The Plastics Clinic; Silvia Tuthill, DNP, ANPC, Tenth Avenue Aesthetics;
  • CEO and Injector - Mastering Owning and Practicing
      Speakers: Mary Smiley Ford CRNA, RN, MSN, and Carla Pierson, DNP, MBA, RN, Smiley Aesthetics
  • Hiring and Retaining Top Talent in Your Practice
      Speakers: Kipper Doughty and Bree Black, Job Snob
  • Building a Big Brand in a Small Space: Best Practices of a Seven-Figure Med Spa
      Speaker: Katie Ehlis, The Vanity Bar
  • How to Build Your Crash Cart for Aesthetic Complications
      Speaker: Yvonne Dellos, FNP-BC, Medical Aesthetic Art Institute
  • Standardized Photography 101
      Speaker: Lily Nizam, PA-C, CPCP, Alabama Surgical Arts
  • People or Processes? Balancing Staffing and Operations Through Automations
      Speaker: Tiphany Hall, PhD, Aesthetic Record
  • The Critical Role of Aesthetician in Creating a Profitable Medical Spa Clinical Team
      Speaker: Beverly Duke and Lisa Lickstein, Lickstein Plastic Surgery
  • Skyrocket Profits with Retail Sales
      Speaker: Bryan Durocher, Durocher Enterprises
  • Mastering the Art of the Initial Contact
      Speaker: Judy Kozlicki, Skytale Group



Track: Clinical

  • All-star Injectors Panel
     Moderator: Alex R. Thiersch, JD; Cary Deuber, CRNFA, CANS, Lemmon Avenue; Gretchen Frieling, MD, GFaceMD; Rana Kennelly, BSN, BCS, The Confidence Bar; Kim Burke, APN, FNP-C, Kiss Aesthetics
  • Don't Forget the Profile: The Global Approach to Facial Enhancement
      Speaker: Grace McLaurin, DMSc, PA-C
  • Common Complications and Best Practices for Addressing Them
     Speakers: Julie Bass Kaplan, FNP-BC, CANS, Disappearing Act, and Sarah Safa, MS, PA-C, Refined Aesthetics
  • Incorporating Longevity Medicine to Complement the Aesthetic Practice
      Speaker: Josie L. Tenore, M.D., M.Sc., FreshSkin Medical Spa & Wellness Center
  • The Truth About Growth Factors and Exosomes
     Speaker: Julia Thorne, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, The Beauty Barn
  • Full Facial Balancing on a Budget
      Speaker: Kim Burke, APN, FNP-C, Kiss Aesthetics
  • Filler Fatigue? Hype or Hoax
      Speaker: Lauren Olson, PA-C, Radiance Medical Aesthetics & Wellness
  • Tear Trough and Temple: Triumph or Trouble
      Speaker: Georgia Cirese, RN, CANS, Georgous Aesthetic Bar
  • Predicting and Treating Facial Asymmetries Through a Novel Injection Sequence
      Speaker: Bobbi Bullock NP-C, Bobbi Bullock Medical Esthetics
  • Cannula Techniques: The Basics and Beyond
      Speaker: Hermine Warren, DNP, APRN, CANS, ISPAN-F, CNM
  • Neuromodulator Longevity and Migration
      Speaker: Amanda Holden, MD, Holden Timeless Beauty Med Spa
  • Advanced Jawline Techniques
     Speakers: Cary Deuber, CRNFA, CANS, and Mark Deuber, MD, Lemmon Avenue
  • Preferred Injection Techniques of Face and Neck with Ultrasound Confirmation and Guidance
      Speakers: Steven F. Weiner, MD, and George Baxter-Holder, DNP, ARNP, CANS
  • Understanding the Safe and Effective Use of Local Anesthetics and Adjuvants in Your Practice
      Speaker: Lynn Nieman, MD, Blossom Medical Aesthetics
  • Threads and Fillers: The Dynamic Duo for Ageless Beauty
      Speaker: W. Christopher Croley, MD, FCCP, Skin and Tonic
  • The Weight Loss Revolution: How to Safely and Ethically Incorporate GLP-1 Agonist into Your Practice
      Speaker: Lauren Olson, PA-C, Radiance Medical Aesthetics & Wellness
  • Peptide Therapy
      Speaker: Ken Winnard, MD, OneLife Health & Performance
  • Body Contouring
      Speaker: La-Tasha Walker, RN, La-Mon'e Aesthetics
  • Advanced Lip Filler Techniques
     Speaker: Jessica Henderson Rhee, PA-C, Red Rabbit Aesthetics
  • How to Treat Facial Skin Laxity After Weight Loss
     Speaker: Francine Young, RN, MEP-C, Francine Queen of Threads


Track: Incorporating Diversity and Treatments for Skin of Color in Your Medical Spa

  • Evaluating Skin of Color
      Speaker: Audra Ford, MD, Vitality Boost Wellness
  • How to Create a Diverse Med Spa
      Speaker: Shannon King, BSN, BHA, RN, Le Meilleur Beauty & Wellness
  • Treating Ethnic Skin: How to Avoid and Treat Complications
      Speakers: Jacklyn Halpin, DNP APRN FNP-C and Marisa Amechi, RN CANS, Skin of Color Aesthetics
  • Non-surgical Facial and Body Augmentation in Transgender and Gender Non-binary Patients
      Speaker: Vinny Sathe, MSN-RN, SkinSpirit
  • Energy-Based Devices in Aesthetic Medicine: Addressing Skin of Color
     Speaker: Taylor Siemens, NP-C, My Aesthetic Training


Track: Incorporating Sexual Health and Whole-body Wellness Into Your Medical Spa

  • Invasive Sexual Wellness Treatments for Women and Men
      Speaker: Judson Brandeis, MD, Brandeis MD
  • PANEL: Sexual Wellness
      MODERATOR: Kimberly L. Evans, MD, FACOG, Sugar Land Medical Spa; PANELISTS: Judson Brandeis, MD, Timothy Hlavinka, MD, The Urology Place; Terri Ann Samuels, MD, Essentially You; and Steven Sorr, NMD, Source of Health 
  • Is Offering Sexual Health the Right Move for Your Business?
      Speaker: Kimberly Evans, MD, Sugarland Medical Aesthetics
  • Hormonal and Non-hormonal Treatment Options for Women and Men
     Speakers: Kimberly L. Evans, MD, FACOG, Sugar Land Medical Spa; and Timothy Hlavinka, MD, The Urology Place
  • Non-invasive Sexual Wellness Options for Women and Men
     Speakers: Daisy A. Ayim, MD, FAACS, FACOG, Ayim Aesthetic; Timothy Hlavinka, MD, The Urology Place

CME Information

The Medical Spa Show 2024 Virtual Education After Party

Track: Business of Medical Spas

May 13 , 2024 - May 13, 2025

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“This activity is jointly provided by Global Education Group 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.

Statement of Need/Program Overview
The program provides business, legal, regulatory, and clinical information to help medical aesthetic providers and medical spas deliver safe and effective treatments while maintaining successful businesses.

Educational Objectives 
After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to: 
 Describe how to create strategies applicable to participant’s situation.
 Describe how to implement strategies applicable to participant’s situation.
 Explain how to evaluate participant’s current policies and procedures for legal compliance.
 Review costs of proposed investments in devices, employees, and marketing initiatives.  
 Review benefits of proposed investments in devices, employees, and marketing initiatives

Program Agenda
See below.
• PANEL: Hitchhiker’s Guide to MSOs: Exploring Possible Uses
• What to Do When Patients Threaten Violence
• Legal 123s with ByrdAdatto: Spotting the Legal Red Flags
• Legal Q&A With ByrdAdatto: Your Medical Spa Questions Answered
• How to Win at Local SEO and Get More Patients for Free
• How AI is Revolutionizing Digital Marketing for Med Spas
• 4-step Marketing Plan for Paying Off Your Medical Device
• Mastering Your Digital Sales Funnel: Your Key to a Fully Booked Practice
• De-Emotionalizing Your Marketing Decisions to Drive Revenue
• Social Media Success on a Small Budget
• Stop Ignoring Gen Z: Understand What They Want and How to Appeal to Them
• Streamlining and Maximizing Monthly Promotions
• How to Build Your Brand through Social Media
• How to Open a Business Without a Marketing Budget
• Hiring and Compensation Workshop with Bryan Durocher, Durocher Enterprises
• How to Build a Profitable Med Spa through Financial Understanding and Strategy 

 

Physician Accreditation Statement

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This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Global Education Group (Global) and American Med Spa Association. Global is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

 

Physician Credit Designation

Global Education Group designates this live show for a maximum of 13 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 

 

Nursing Continuing Education

Global Education Group is accredited with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

 

This educational activity for 13 contact hours is provided by Global Education Group. Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 

Global Contact Information

For information about the accreditation of this program, please contact Global at 303-395-1782 or cme@globaleducationgroup.com.

 

 Instructions for Obtaining Credit

In order to receive credit, participants must watch each video and pass the post-test with a 70% or higher. Also, complete the post-evaluation form. Once the evaluation has been completed, a copy of the CME certificate will be emailed within 4-6 weeks by Global Education Group.

 

System Requirement (not required if attendees do not need to use technology)

PC 1.4 GHz Intel Pentium 4 or faster processor (or equivalent) Windows 10, 8.1 (32-bit/64-bit), Windows 7 (32-bit/64-bit) 512 MB of RAM (1 GB recommended)

Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 or later, Windows Edge browser, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome

For HTML Client – Google Chrome (v70.0 & above), Mozilla Firefox (v65.0 & above), and Edge (v42.0 & above)

MAC 1.83 GHz Intel Core Duo or faster processor 512 MB of RAM (1 GB recommended) MAC OS X 10.12, 10.13 and 10.14

Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Google Chrome

For HTML Client – Google Chrome (v70.0 & above), Apple Safari (v12.0 & above), and Mozilla Firefox (v65.0 & above)

Fee Information& Refund/Cancellation Policy

·       All registration fees are in U.S. dollars. Registrations will NOT be processed without full payment.

·       No refunds: all sales are final.

 

Disclosures of Relevant Financial Relationships

Global Education Group (Global) adheres to the policies and guidelines, including the Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited CE, set forth to providers by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and all other professional organizations, as applicable, stating those activities where continuing education credits are awarded must be balanced, independent, objective, and scientifically rigorous. All persons in a position to control the content of an accredited continuing education program provided by Global are required to disclose all financial relationships with any ineligible company within the past 24 months to Global. All financial relationships reported are identified as relevant and mitigated by Global in accordance with the Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited CE in advance of delivery of the activity to learners. The content of this activity was vetted by Global to assure objectivity and that the activity is free of commercial bias.

All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated.

Faculty to be announced.

The planners and managers at Global Education Group have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

The planners and managers at American Med Spa Association have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

 

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. Global Education Group (Global) and American Med Spa Association do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications.

 

The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of any organization associated with this activity. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

 

Disclaimer

Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of patient conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.



The Medical Spa Show 2024 Virtual Education After Party

Track: Advanced Business

May 13 , 2024 - May 13, 2025

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“This activity is jointly provided by Global Education Group 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.

Statement of Need/Program Overview
The program provides business, legal, regulatory, and clinical information to help medical aesthetic providers and medical spas deliver safe and effective treatments while maintaining successful businesses.

Educational Objectives 
After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:
 Describe how to develop effective staff training policies and programs.
 Describe how to implement effective staff training policies and programs.
 Explain how to evaluate business strategies aimed at improving practice success. 
 Describe the aspects and concerns when considering sale or expansion of a practice.

Program Agenda
See below.
• The Hustler Has to Die for the CEO to Emerge: Lessons in How Team Building Skyrockets Your Business
• Making the Most of Weight Loss Services in Your Medical Spa
• How to Choose the Right EHR for Your Medical Aesthetic Business
• The Critical Role of Aesthetician in Creating a Profitable Medical Spa Clinical Team
• Skyrocket Profits with Retail Sales
• Is Your Guest Services Team Making You Money or Costing You Money?
• All-star Owner's Panel
• Mastering the Art of the Initial Contact
• CEO and Injector - Mastering Owning and Practicing
• Hiring, Retaining, and Compensating Top Talent
• Building a Big Brand in a Small Space: Best Practices of a Seven-Figure Med Spa
• How to Build Your Crash Cart for Aesthetic Complications
• Standardized Photography 101
• People or Processes? Balancing Staffing and Operations Through Automations
• Raising Capital and Scaling an Aesthetic Brand
• Grow Your Practice Performance with KPIs
• Understanding SBA Lending Benefits to Finance the Growth of Your Med Spa
• What the Most Profitable Med Spas are Doing in 2024
• Leveraging Credit Card Points and Miles to Make Your Money Work for You
• Methods to Drive Revenue in Your Medical Aesthetics Practice

 

Physician Accreditation Statement

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This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Global Education Group (Global) and American Med Spa Association.  Global is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

 

Physician Credit Designation

Global Education Group designates this live show for a maximum of 9.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 

 

Nursing Continuing Education

Global Education Group is accredited with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

 

This educational activity for 9.75 contact hours is provided by Global Education Group. Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 

Global Contact Information

For information about the accreditation of this program, please contact Global at 303-395-1782 or cme@globaleducationgroup.com.

 

 Instructions for Obtaining Credit

In order to receive credit, participants must watch each video and pass the post-test with a 70% or higher. Also, complete the post-evaluation form. Once the evaluation has been completed, a copy of the CME certificate will be emailed within 4-6 weeks by Global Education Group.

 

System Requirement (not required if attendees do not need to use technology)

PC 1.4 GHz Intel Pentium 4 or faster processor (or equivalent) Windows 10, 8.1 (32-bit/64-bit), Windows 7 (32-bit/64-bit) 512 MB of RAM (1 GB recommended)

Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 or later, Windows Edge browser, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome

For HTML Client – Google Chrome (v70.0 & above), Mozilla Firefox (v65.0 & above), and Edge (v42.0 & above)

MAC 1.83 GHz Intel Core Duo or faster processor 512 MB of RAM (1 GB recommended) MAC OS X 10.12, 10.13 and 10.14

Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Google Chrome

For HTML Client – Google Chrome (v70.0 & above), Apple Safari (v12.0 & above), and Mozilla Firefox (v65.0 & above)

Fee Information& Refund/Cancellation Policy

·       All registration fees are in U.S. dollars. Registrations will NOT be processed without full payment. 

·       No refunds: all sales are final.

 

Disclosures of Relevant Financial Relationships

Global Education Group (Global) adheres to the policies and guidelines, including the Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited CE, set forth to providers by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and all other professional organizations, as applicable, stating those activities where continuing education credits are awarded must be balanced, independent, objective, and scientifically rigorous. All persons in a position to control the content of an accredited continuing education program provided by Global are required to disclose all financial relationships with any ineligible company within the past 24 months to Global. All financial relationships reported are identified as relevant and mitigated by Global in accordance with the Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited CE in advance of delivery of the activity to learners. The content of this activity was vetted by Global to assure objectivity and that the activity is free of commercial bias.

All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated.

Faculty Disclosures to be announced.

 

The planners and managers at Global Education Group have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

The planners and managers at American Med Spa Association have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

 

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. Global Education Group (Global) and American Med Spa Association do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications. 

 

The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of any organization associated with this activity. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

 

Disclaimer

Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of patient conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.


The Medical Spa Show 2024 Virtual Education After Party

Track: Clinical

May 13 , 2024 - May 13, 2025

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“This activity is jointly provided by Global Education Group 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.

Statement of Need/Program Overview
The program provides business, legal, regulatory, and clinical information to help medical aesthetic providers and medical spas deliver safe and effective treatments while maintaining successful businesses.

Educational Objectives 
After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:
 Describe the principles and concepts in the treatment of complications in injectable and laser treatments.   
 Identify patients in need of non-invasive medical aesthetic treatments.
 Discuss the comparative benefits and risks of a number of cosmetic medical treatments and their use in meeting a patient’s health goals.  
 Define current developments and techniques in non-surgical aesthetic medicine.
 Identify patient safety concerns connected to non-invasive medical aesthetic treatments.

Program Agenda
See below.
• All-star Injectors Panel
• Don't Forget the Profile: The Global Approach to Facial Enhancement
• Advanced Lip Filler Techniques
• Common Complications and Best Practices for Addressing Them
• Tear Trough and Temple: Triumph or Trouble
• Predicting and Treating Facial Asymmetries Through a Novel Injection Sequence
• Cannula Techniques: The Basics and Beyond
• Advanced Jawline Techniques
• Preferred Injection Techniques of Face and Neck with Ultrasound Confirmation and Guidance
• Achieve Better Treatment Outcomes With the Ultimate Laser and Skin Care Combo
• Incorporating Longevity Medicine to Compliment the Aesthetic Practice
• The Truth About PDGF and Exosomes
• Full Facial Balancing on a Budget
• Filler Fatigue: Hype or Hoax?
• How to Treat Facial Skin Laxity After Weight Loss
• Best Practices for the Anesthetics, Nerve Blocks and Nitrous in Your Practice
• Threads and Fillers: The Dynamic Duo for Ageless Beauty
• The Weight Loss Revolution: How to Safely and Ethically Incorporate GLP-1 Agonist into Your Practice
• Neuromodulator Longevity and Migration
• Peptide Therapy
• Body Contouring

 

Physician Accreditation Statement

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This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Global Education Group (Global) and American Med Spa Association.  Global is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

 

Physician Credit Designation

Global Education Group designates this live show for a maximum of 14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 

 

Nursing Continuing Education

Global Education Group is accredited with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

 

This educational activity for 14 contact hours is provided by Global Education Group. Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 

Global Contact Information

For information about the accreditation of this program, please contact Global at 303-395-1782 or cme@globaleducationgroup.com.

 

 Instructions for Obtaining Credit

In order to receive credit, participants must watch each video and pass the post-test with a 70% or higher. Also, complete the post-evaluation form. Once the evaluation has been completed, a copy of the CME certificate will be emailed within 4-6 weeks by Global Education Group.

 

System Requirement (not required if attendees do not need to use technology)

PC 1.4 GHz Intel Pentium 4 or faster processor (or equivalent) Windows 10, 8.1 (32-bit/64-bit), Windows 7 (32-bit/64-bit) 512 MB of RAM (1 GB recommended)

Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 or later, Windows Edge browser, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome

For HTML Client – Google Chrome (v70.0 & above), Mozilla Firefox (v65.0 & above), and Edge (v42.0 & above)

MAC 1.83 GHz Intel Core Duo or faster processor 512 MB of RAM (1 GB recommended) MAC OS X 10.12, 10.13 and 10.14

Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Google Chrome

For HTML Client – Google Chrome (v70.0 & above), Apple Safari (v12.0 & above), and Mozilla Firefox (v65.0 & above)

Fee Information& Refund/Cancellation Policy

·       All registration fees are in U.S. dollars. Registrations will NOT be processed without full payment. 

·       No refunds: all sales are final.

 

Disclosures of Relevant Financial Relationships

Global Education Group (Global) adheres to the policies and guidelines, including the Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited CE, set forth to providers by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and all other professional organizations, as applicable, stating those activities where continuing education credits are awarded must be balanced, independent, objective, and scientifically rigorous. All persons in a position to control the content of an accredited continuing education program provided by Global are required to disclose all financial relationships with any ineligible company within the past 24 months to Global. All financial relationships reported are identified as relevant and mitigated by Global in accordance with the Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited CE in advance of delivery of the activity to learners. The content of this activity was vetted by Global to assure objectivity and that the activity is free of commercial bias.

All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated.

Faculty Disclosures to be announced.

 

The planners and managers at Global Education Group have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

The planners and managers at American Med Spa Association have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

 

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. Global Education Group (Global) and American Med Spa Association do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications. 

 

The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of any organization associated with this activity. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

 

Disclaimer

Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of patient conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.


The Medical Spa Show 2024 Virtual Education After Party

Track: Incorporating Sexual Health and Whole-body Wellness Into Your Medical Spa

May 13 , 2024 - May 13, 2025

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“This activity is jointly provided by Global Education Group 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.

Statement of Need/Program Overview
The program provides business, legal, regulatory, and clinical information to help medical aesthetic providers and medical spas deliver safe and effective treatments while maintaining successful businesses.

Educational Objectives 
After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:
• Review concerns relating to aging and wellness and identifying these issues in patients.
• Discuss how to apply the principles of sexual wellness to patient consultation and the creation of treatment plans.
• Describe the benefits and risks of medical weight loss and hormone treatments as they relate to their patient’s health goals.
• Describe the principles and concepts in the treatment of complications in injectable and laser treatments.
• Discuss the comparative benefits and risks of a number of cosmetic medical treatments and their use in meeting a patient’s health goals.
• Define current developments and techniques in non-surgical aesthetic medicine.

Program Agenda
See below.
• Is Offering Sexual Health the Right Move for Your Business?
• Hormonal and Non-hormonal Treatment Options for Women and Men
• Non-invasive Sexual Wellness Options for Women and Men
• Invasive Sexual Wellness Treatments for Women and Men
• PANEL: Sexual Wellness

Physician Accreditation Statement

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This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Global Education Group (Global) and American Med Spa Association.  Global is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

 

Physician Credit Designation

Global Education Group designates this live show for a maximum of 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 

 

Nursing Continuing Education

Global Education Group is accredited with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

 

This educational activity for 3 contact hours is provided by Global Education Group. Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 

Global Contact Information

For information about the accreditation of this program, please contact Global at 303-395-1782 or cme@globaleducationgroup.com.

 

 Instructions for Obtaining Credit

In order to receive credit, participants must watch each video and pass the post-test with a 70% or higher. Also, complete the post-evaluation form. Once the evaluation has been completed, a copy of the CME certificate will be emailed within 4-6 weeks by Global Education Group.

 

System Requirement (not required if attendees do not need to use technology)

PC 1.4 GHz Intel Pentium 4 or faster processor (or equivalent) Windows 10, 8.1 (32-bit/64-bit), Windows 7 (32-bit/64-bit) 512 MB of RAM (1 GB recommended)

Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 or later, Windows Edge browser, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome

For HTML Client – Google Chrome (v70.0 & above), Mozilla Firefox (v65.0 & above), and Edge (v42.0 & above)

MAC 1.83 GHz Intel Core Duo or faster processor 512 MB of RAM (1 GB recommended) MAC OS X 10.12, 10.13 and 10.14

Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Google Chrome

For HTML Client – Google Chrome (v70.0 & above), Apple Safari (v12.0 & above), and Mozilla Firefox (v65.0 & above)

Fee Information& Refund/Cancellation Policy

·       All registration fees are in U.S. dollars. Registrations will NOT be processed without full payment. 

·       No refunds: all sales are final.

 

Disclosures of Relevant Financial Relationships

Global Education Group (Global) adheres to the policies and guidelines, including the Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited CE, set forth to providers by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and all other professional organizations, as applicable, stating those activities where continuing education credits are awarded must be balanced, independent, objective, and scientifically rigorous. All persons in a position to control the content of an accredited continuing education program provided by Global are required to disclose all financial relationships with any ineligible company within the past 24 months to Global. All financial relationships reported are identified as relevant and mitigated by Global in accordance with the Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited CE in advance of delivery of the activity to learners. The content of this activity was vetted by Global to assure objectivity and that the activity is free of commercial bias.

All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated.

Faculty Disclosures to be announced.

 

The planners and managers at Global Education Group have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

The planners and managers at American Med Spa Association have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

 

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. Global Education Group (Global) and American Med Spa Association do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications. 

 

The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of any organization associated with this activity. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

 

Disclaimer

Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of patient conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.



The Medical Spa Show 2024 Virtual Education After Party

Track: Incorporating Diversity and Treatments for Skin of Color in Your Medical Spa

May 13 , 2024 - May 13, 2025

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“This activity is jointly provided by Global Education Group 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.

Statement of Need/Program Overview
The program provides business, legal, regulatory, and clinical information to help medical aesthetic providers and medical spas deliver safe and effective treatments while maintaining successful businesses.

Educational Objectives 
After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:
• Review concerns regarding treatments for patients with particular hair and skin tones.
• Identify characteristics and methods in treating transgender patients.
• Describe how to construct a treatment plan with effective aesthetic medical treatments for patients with diverse pigmentations.

Program Agenda
See below.
• Evaluating Skin of Color
• How to Create a Diverse Med Spa
• Treating Ethnic Skin: How to Avoid and Treat Complications
• Non-surgical Facial and Body Augmentation in Transgender and Gender Non-binary Patients
• Energy-Based Devices in Aesthetic Medicine: Addressing Skin of Color

 

Physician Accreditation Statement

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This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Global Education Group (Global) and American Med Spa Association.  Global is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

 

Physician Credit Designation

Global Education Group designates this live show for a maximum of 2.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 

 

Nursing Continuing Education

Global Education Group is accredited with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

 

This educational activity for 2.75 contact hours is provided by Global Education Group. Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 

Global Contact Information

For information about the accreditation of this program, please contact Global at 303-395-1782 or cme@globaleducationgroup.com.

 

 Instructions for Obtaining Credit

In order to receive credit, participants must watch each video and pass the post-test with a 70% or higher. Also, complete the post-evaluation form. Once the evaluation has been completed, a copy of the CME certificate will be emailed within 4-6 weeks by Global Education Group.

 

System Requirement (not required if attendees do not need to use technology)

PC 1.4 GHz Intel Pentium 4 or faster processor (or equivalent) Windows 10, 8.1 (32-bit/64-bit), Windows 7 (32-bit/64-bit) 512 MB of RAM (1 GB recommended)

Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 or later, Windows Edge browser, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome

For HTML Client – Google Chrome (v70.0 & above), Mozilla Firefox (v65.0 & above), and Edge (v42.0 & above)

MAC 1.83 GHz Intel Core Duo or faster processor 512 MB of RAM (1 GB recommended) MAC OS X 10.12, 10.13 and 10.14

Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Google Chrome

For HTML Client – Google Chrome (v70.0 & above), Apple Safari (v12.0 & above), and Mozilla Firefox (v65.0 & above)

Fee Information& Refund/Cancellation Policy

·       All registration fees are in U.S. dollars. Registrations will NOT be processed without full payment. 

·       No refunds: all sales are final.

 

Disclosures of Relevant Financial Relationships

Global Education Group (Global) adheres to the policies and guidelines, including the Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited CE, set forth to providers by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and all other professional organizations, as applicable, stating those activities where continuing education credits are awarded must be balanced, independent, objective, and scientifically rigorous. All persons in a position to control the content of an accredited continuing education program provided by Global are required to disclose all financial relationships with any ineligible company within the past 24 months to Global. All financial relationships reported are identified as relevant and mitigated by Global in accordance with the Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited CE in advance of delivery of the activity to learners. The content of this activity was vetted by Global to assure objectivity and that the activity is free of commercial bias.

All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated.

Faculty Disclosures to be announced.

 

The planners and managers at American Med Spa Association have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

 

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. Global Education Group (Global) and American Med Spa Association do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications. 

 

The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of any organization associated with this activity. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

 

Disclaimer

Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of patient conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

Elizabeth Ackerson

MSN, ARNP, FNP-C

Splendorè the Medical Spa

A small-town native, Midwesterner Elizabeth Ackerson, ARNP, MSN, FNP-C, opened her business during a worldwide pandemic, nurtured it from a one-woman show to a team of eight, and scaled to seven figures within three short years. Ackerson combines 13 years of medical experience with a passion for using aesthetic medicine to help individuals step into their own power. She feels strongly that we are all at our best when we work together as a community and strives to assist with this wherever she goes.

Christal Parker,

MSN, FNP-C

Savvy Beauty and Wellness

Christal Parker, MSN, FNP-C, is a board-certified family nurse practitioner with more than 11 years of experience in the ER. She followed her passion and opened Savvy Beauty and Wellness to provide aesthetic services to all. She works beside patients to fulfill their beauty wants and desires. Her goal is to make them feel beautiful inside and out. Savvy Beauty and Wellness promotes a fun-loving environment to make everyone feel comfortable.

Hillary Jewell

MSN-FNPc, MIPH, APRN

Jewell Plastic Surgery

Hillary Jewell, MSN-FNPc, MIPH, APRN, a board-certified nurse practitioner, has 20 years of experience working at Mark Jewell Plastic Surgery as a clinical research coordinator, clinical nurse manager and provider. Beginning in January 2024, she is the owner of the new Jewell Aesthetic Medspa. Using her experience presenting clinical research to plastic surgeons, Jewell is now focusing on educating fellow nurse practitioners on clinical requirements and workflows and discussing the trials and tribulations faced by today's medical spa owners.

Lisa Lickstein

MSW, MBA

Lickstein Plastic Surgery

Lisa Lickstein is a co-owner and the chief operating officer of Lickstein Plastic Surgery. She is highly involved in mentorship opportunities for women in the community. Lickstein is a founding member of Impact the Palm Beaches and proudly sponsors the Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce Women in Business Council’s Mentorship Academy and, as a board member, chairs its major fundraiser. Lickstein takes pride in the growth of the practice and creating staff development opportunities, growing ROI by investing in retaining their staff.

Beverly Duke

Lickstein Plastic Surgery

Beverly Duke is an award-winning licensed aesthetician, medical assistant and aesthetic clinical director with Lickstein Plastic Surgery in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. With more than two decades of experience providing care to patients of every age and skin type, she is sought-after both by patients as a provider and by new aestheticians as an educator, trainer and mentor. Duke's vast knowledge of state-of-the-art skin care coupled with her warmth and welcoming demeanor put patients and colleagues immediately at ease. Duke's role at Lickstein Plastic Surgery includes both clinical care and supervision and training of younger aestheticians.

Nicci Levy

Alchemy 43

Nicci Levy is a renowned entrepreneur and founder of Alchemy 43. Her journey started as a makeup artist for brands such as Benefit, MAC, and ck Calvin Klein, where she honed her skills and grew her love of beauty and cosmetics. Inspired by her own experiences and driven by a desire to make aesthetic services more accessible, Levy created Alchemy 43, an aesthetics brand specializing in microtreatments. With locations in California, New York, and Texas, and more planned, Alchemy 43 distinguishes itself with an accessible and convenient option in the aesthetics space.

Terri Ross

President of Aesthetics

APX Platform powered by Engage Technologies Group

Terri Ross brings more than 20 years of sales and management experience to the medical aesthetics field, having worked with leading-edge medical device companies such as Zeltiq, Medicis, EMD Serono, Merck Schering Plough, and Indigo Medical, a surgical division of Johnson & Johnson. Ross's knowledge and experience as a sales director managing successful teams and upwards of $20 million in revenue has allowed her to become a renowned consultant helping aesthetic practices thrive. To optimize revenues and business performance, Ross's practice management consulting services help physicians evaluate practice processes, including overall operating efficiencies, staff skill assessment, customer service, and operating efficiency strategies.

Izhak Musli

Senior Vice President Product Management & Data Science

APX Platform powered by Engage Technologies Group

Izhak Musli has more than 15 years of extensive leadership and management experience across multiple industries and is an expert in business processes, operational excellence and using technology as a tool to improve business efficiencies. He has a deep understanding of practice management, having worked with aesthetic practices since 2015. Musli founded and developed two software solutions for the aesthetic industry, both of which have since been acquired. In 2019, Musli joined Symplast as chief revenue officer. In September 2021, Musli joined APX Platform as co-CEO to spearhead the company’s future vision, growth strategy, and global expansion.

Marie Askew

Vice President

Live Oak Bank

With a proven track record in SBA and commercial lending, Marie Askew brings extensive experience, drive, and enthusiasm to Live Oak Bank and her customers. By cultivating strong relationships with her clients and network, she has garnered a robust understanding of merger and acquisition, owner-occupied real estate, and ground-up construction. During her career, she has successfully navigated complex loans and has been responsible for increasing SBA production nationwide. Through a passion for learning new environments and exploring diverse cultures, she spent eight years abroad, where she became fluent in Spanish and earned a B.A. in Global Studies.

Christin Trujillo

Fractional CFO

Maven Financial Partners

Christin Trujillo is a financial consultant at Maven Financial Partners who helps aesthetic practices understand their businesses from the inside out. Whether navigating growth, planning the next 10 years, budgeting another location, or simply maintaining “business as usual,” Trujillo helps owners make sense of their financials by encouraging tactical habits, preaching forward momentum to objectives and inspiring solutions to overcome obstacles. Specializing in multiple healthcare verticals, her extensive knowledge and network give clients insights into industry benchmarks, resources and key partners to ensure they each meet their unique goals.

Loretta Zanetti

ARNP

Erasable Med Spa

Loretta Nguyen Zanetti, ARNP, is the founder and owner of Erasable Inc. Med Spa. She has eight years of aesthetic medicine experience specializing in laser and energy-based devices. She serves as a key opinion leader for Cutera and Sciton and is a speaker for numerous aesthetic medicine conferences. She has published articles on laser-based treatments in the Journal of Clinical Aesthetics and Dermatology and authored a chapter on laser tattoo removal in the Concise Textbook in Aesthetic Medicine and Cosmetic Surgery. Zanetti has served 18 years in the U.S. Army as a medical officer and holds the rank of lieutenant colonel.

Michael Zanetti

Erasable Med Spa

Michael Zanetti is a limited partner and strategic advisor to Erasable Inc. Medical Spa and Aesthetics Institute. An international leader in medical aesthetics, Erasable MedSpa delivers high-quality patient experiences while developing the next generation of leaders in the aesthetics industry. Previously, Zanetti spent nearly a decade serving as an officer in the U.S. Army, rising to the rank of major and deploying around the globe. His awards include the Bronze Star Medal and Combat Action Badge.

Annie Hockey

President and Head of Consulting

Skytale Group

Annie Robertson Hockey is the President and Head of Consulting at Skytale Group. As a former management consultant, entrepreneur, and business owner, Hockey supports her clients and team through her unique combination of operational and strategic insight. She joined Skytale after founding and serving as Co-CEO of Column N.A., a nationally chartered, technology-focused bank based in the Bay Area where she currently serves as an Advisor and Board Member. Previously, she worked at Bain & Co., and Goldman Sachs, and was an early employee at various Silicon Valley startups. She graduated with honors from both Stanford University and Stanford's Graduate School of Business, where she was an Arjay Miller Scholar.

Bryan Durocher

Durocher Enterprises

Bryan Durocher is the author of Wake Up… Live the Life You Love… in Beauty, and is the founder of Essentials Spa Consulting and Durocher Enterprises. Durocher was named one of the “Top 20 People to Know in the Beauty Industry” by Global Cosmetic Industry magazine and provides coaching, consulting, global industry trends and marketing solutions for medical spa, spa and industry professionals internationally. Durocher Enterprises has been published in many articles and has provided business education internationally at a variety of national and international industry events.

Amanda Hopper

St. George Med Spa

As a successful medical spa director, Amanda Hopper exercises her background in operational and organizational management and has more than 15 years of experience working closely with Fortune 500 companies. She is focused on redefining the concept of “guest services” and operational efficiency within the medical aesthetics space. Hopper's knowledge spans many specialties, including building custom systems and protocols, implementing growth strategies, and producing revenue-driven results. Hopper's strategies for building and empowering any service-driven role are proven to increase retention and increase revenue. Her proprietary "AH Method" has propelled the growth and development of many young professionals.

Cathy Christensen (Moderator)

President

American Med Spa Association

Cathy Christensen is the President of the American Med Spa Association (AmSpa) and has been with the company since its infancy, joining as director of operations in 2013. Prior to this, she worked in the publishing industry, where she began as an editorial assistant and transitioned into her second career in operations of AmSpa after climbing the ladder to become the editor-in-chief of Skin Inc. magazine and the conference director of the Face & Body events. Christensen has contributed to AmSpa’s significant growth since 2013, and oversees team members who specialize in marketing, membership, sales, events, legal, and content. She prides herself in her ability to embrace challenges and persevere, and even have a little fun while doing i.

Sheila Barbarino

MD

Barbarino Surgical Arts

Sheila Barbarino, MD, FAAO, FAACS, FACS, is an award-winning, board-certified oculofacial plastics and full body cosmetic surgeon. She is best known for her comprehensive, natural results approach to both non-surgical and surgical procedures for all body and skin types. Additionally, Dr. Barbarino is known within the aesthetic industry for her extensive, artful expertise and mastery of non-surgical modalities with fillers, threads and laser technology to help patients achieve pleasing, natural-looking facial and body rejuvenation. She is a renowned lecturer, teacher, and trainer at medical symposiums who focuses on cutting edge technology and new innovative techniques.

Neekan Rivera

PA-C

Aère Aesthetics

Neekan Rivera, PA-C, is founder of Aère Aesthetics + Education, an aesthetics practice with a strong focus on education and an aesthetic training center with locations in both Beverly Hills, California, and Denver. She has been an Allergan Trainer for more than five years and is also a MINT PDO Threads trainer. She hosts private training courses under Aère Academy, all of which have sold out. Rivera is constantly advancing her own skills by seeking the best training programs in the world to ensure that she always delivers high-quality and effective treatments.

Silvia Tuthill

DNP, ANP-C

Tenth Avenue Aesthetics

Silvia Tuthill, DNP, ANP-C, is an accomplished and dedicated professional in the field of nursing practice. Recognizing the growing demand for aesthetic and wellness services, she decided to open Tenth Avenue Aesthetics with her business partner.
With her extensive knowledge and skills in nursing practice and program development, Tuthill seamlessly transitioned into the role of a successful entrepreneur. Their medical spa quickly gained recognition for its exceptional quality of care, cutting-edge treatments and personalized approach to each patient's unique needs. She is opening a medical spa in her native county on the island of Antigua in Fall 2024.

Jeremy Chidester

MD

The Plastics Clinic

Jeremy Chidester, MD, affectionately known as "Dr. Chiddy," is a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon with a specialization in aesthetic breast and body. His skills are highlighted by his development of the "SoMē" method, a trademarked technique helping to revolutionize elective breast surgery. He also co-created the "SoMē Bra," a post-surgical bra line, and founded a software company focused on advancing aesthetic medicine through patient-centered solutions. In April 2021, Dr. Chiddy expanded his impact in the aesthetic field by launching "The Spa at The Plastics Clinic," a full-service medical spa designed to offer a complete spectrum of aesthetic treatments.

Judy Kozlicki

Head of Medical Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery

Skytale Group

As Head of Medical Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery for Skytale Group, Judy Kozlicki’s extensive experience gives her a deep understanding of the Medical Aesthetics space. A trailblazer in the business of aesthetics, Judy has held executive-level positions in solo and small group plastic surgery practices and large-scale national med spa operations for over 16 years. She led a multi-site, national medspa expansion from 1 to 33 locations and has been involved in several key acquisitions from both the buy-side and sell-side perspective.

Throughout her career and as a strategic advisor for Skytale consulting clients, Judy is keenly focused on improving financial visibility and accuracy, making operational process improvements, building quality teams, and coaching all levels of management and staff. She knows firsthand the nuances of hiring, compensation plans, partnership models, accounting, pricing strategies, marketing, operations, and vendor negotiations in the ever-changing aesthetic and wellness space. Given her unique experiences and engaging speaking style, Judy has been invited to present at many conferences throughout the years. She is known for being an inspiring leader and a champion to women in business.

Mary Smiley Ford

CRNA, RN, MSN

Smiley Aesthetics

Mary Smiley Ford, CRNA, RN, MSN, is the owner and founder of Smiley Aesthetics. She began her aesthetics career in early 2019 while working as an anesthesiologist. In February 2022, along with her identical twin sister, Carla, she launched Smiley Aesthetics as a two-person mobile toxin and collagen business in Nashville and Knoxville, Tennessee. In just over a year, Smiley Aesthetics has started five brick and mortar locations and nearly 100 mobile injectors in nine states, a number that grows weekly. Ford has been trained by some of the top providers in the country and continues to receive training.

Carla Pierson

DNP, MBA, RN

Smiley Aesthetics

Carla Pierson, DNP, MBA, RN, is an experienced injector who has been in the medical field for more than 12 years. She worked in a variety of critical care and trauma settings before entering into nursing leadership roles. She is a published author in the American Nurse Journal on business systems and processes, proving her expertise in the operations of business. Her passion is helping people grow and empowering nurses to have a better understanding of the business and professional opportunities that are out there beyond the acute care setting, as well as training nurses to safely and compliantly perform beautiful aesthetics.

Bree Black

Co-Founder

Job Snob

Bree Black has an extensive background in sales, sales leadership and business development. She started her career in aesthetics with Allergan working as a business development manager in the Seattle and Beverly Hills markets. In 2019, Black co-founded Job Snob with then-colleague Kipper Doughty. Job Snob provides nationwide concierge recruiting, an industry-specific job board and acquisition matchmaking for medical aesthetic practices.

Kipper Doughty Hudek

Co-Founder

Job Snob

Kipper Doughty Hudek is one of the founders of Job Snob, a dedicated resource to assist medical aesthetic practices in the hiring process. In 2007, she began her career in aesthetics with Allergan. As an executive business development manager, she worked in both the Dallas and Beverly Hills, California, markets, where she recognized the strong need for a staffing solution in the industry. In 2019, Doughty co-founded Job Snob with her former colleague and friend, Bree Black. Job Snob currently works with medical spas as well as cosmetic dermatology and plastic surgery practices, providing concierge recruiting, an industry-specific job board and practice acquisition services throughout the nation.

Katie Ehlis

The Vanity Bar

Together with her husband, Katie Ehlis embarked on an extraordinary journey of entrepreneurship in the medical aesthetic industry despite their limited expertise in the field. They fearlessly embraced the challenge of starting The Vanity Bar in Fargo, North Dakota, opening its doors at the height of COVID-related closures. With a shared vision and unwavering belief in their abilities, they immersed themselves in a relentless pursuit of learning, attending workshops and seeking guidance from industry experts. Today, after only three years of being open, The Vanity Bar is a seven-figure practice with continued, steady growth.

Yvonne Dellos

FNP-BC

Medical Aesthetic Art Institute

Yvonne Dellos, FNP-BC, is an experienced injector, national speaker and trainer, and is obsessed with educating providers entering the medical aesthetics space. She entered medical aesthetics in January 2014. In 2018, she launched her training school, Medical Aesthetic Art Institute. In 2019 she launched Aesthetic ER, a complication course and kit that is now in more than 150 medical spas. She opened Aesthetic Co. in St. George, Utah, in 2020. In August 2022, she started the MAAI Annual Summit, a conference for injectors that takes place in Park City, Utah. She is a KOL and board member for numerous companies.

Lily Nizam

PA-C, CPCP

Alabama Surgical Arts

Lily Nizam, PA-C, CPCP, has been practicing in surgical subspecialties since 2012, with training from the world-renowned Mayo Clinic. Nizam focuses on high attention to detail and immaculate precision while recognizing the importance of facial anatomy to deliver the highest quality of care to her patients. She prides herself on developing long-lasting relationships with her patients based on trust. Nizam enjoys educating her patients at Alabama Surgical Arts on the available treatments that would most benefit them based on their aesthetic goals. She loves helping her patients develop more confidence by enhancing their natural beauty.

Tiphany Hall

PhD, MBA

Aesthetic Record

Tiphany Hall, PhD, serves as the chief growth officer at Aesthetic Record, an all-in-one EMR and practice management solution that powers more than 3,000 U.S. clinics and serves more than 1.5 million patients. In addition to supporting the core Aesthetic Record platform, in 2021, Hall led the full-scale launch of the Aesthetic Record Marketplace, a multi-vendor e-commerce platform devoted specifically to the practice needs of the aesthetics industry.

Audra Ford

MD, MHS

Vitality Boost Wellness

Audra Ford, MD, MHS, has worked in a variety of settings—as a primary doctor for active duty and retired military and their spouses, in private practice, and as a medical director at Kaiser and several Concentra Urgent Care facilities. She is now a medical director and the owner of her own medical spa, Vitality Boost Wellness, in Los Angeles. She has been on the speaking circuit for more than 10 years and is also a certified life and health coach. Ford has been in various leadership positions, has been published and has attained numerous awards during her tenure in medicine.

Shannon King

BSN, BHA, RN

Le Meilleur Beauty and Wellness

Shannon King, BSN, BHA, RN, is the owner of Le Meilleur Beauty And Wellness in Norco, California. She recognizes her journey as a black woman in the world of aesthetics is a road not often traveled and looks forward to working with others to pave the way to improve outcomes for clients and providers of color. Her goal is to leave a lasting positive imprint on the world of aesthetics, improving diversity, equality and inclusion. In addition to growing her own medical spa, King offers coaching and consulting to other small business owners in need of assistance with “the B side”—business operations, business systems and compliance.

Marisa Amechi

RN, CANS

Skin of Color Aesthetics

Marisa Amechi, RN, CANS, has been an aesthetic nurse for 10 years. She currently works in a private dermatology practice and is a clinical application specialist with Lumenis. She also is an aesthetic trainer, medical spa consultant, podcaster, published author and speaker. She is co-founder of Skin of Color Aesthetics, an initiative and online community dedicated to providing education regarding safe and effective aesthetic treatments for skin of color. She has a podcast for clinicians who are new to the aesthetic industry titled Illuminating the Path.

Taylor Siemens

NP-C

Vitalyc & My Aesthetic Training

Taylor Siemens, NP-C, a board-certified nurse practitioner recognized by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, is a dynamic force in the world of aesthetic medicine. As the vice president of operations at Vitalyc Medspa and the founder of My Aesthetic Training, she seamlessly marries the expertise of a practitioner of medicine with that of a multi-site business operator. Siemens's journey into aesthetic medicine commenced as an operating room nurse specializing in facial plastic surgery. Through her diverse patient interactions, Taylor has honed a profound understanding of the aging process, fueling her skillset in crafting comprehensive, multi-modality treatment solutions that align seamlessly with patients' aesthetic objectives.

Vinny Sathe

MSN-RN

SkinSpirit

Vineet Sathe, MSN-RN, has more than six years of experience in the medical aesthetics space. In this time, "Nurse Vinny" has grown into a provocative and influential provider. After spending a year at the bedside in acute care, he quickly focused his career towards his passion, medical aesthetics, and began his career at Vitahl Medical Aesthetics. Here, he acquired his initial training in injectables, laser and RF modalities, body contouring and medical skin care under Tahl N. Humes, DO. He joined the SkinSpirit team in 2022 as a founding medical provider at SkinSpirit's first Colorado location in Denver.

Kim Evans

MD, FACOG

Sugar Land Medical Spa

Kimberly Evans, MD, FACOG, is an OB/GYN with 20 years of experience in feminine health. She has revolutionized her practice to specialize in treating women with sexual dysfunction, low libido and other feminine wellness issues. She offers surgical and non-surgical options to address common issues experienced by many women throughout the world. Dr. Evans looks forward to introducing new technology that has revolutionized women's health care and maximizing how they work together to get the best effect. She looks forward to everyday improving their lives and feminine function.

Timothy Hlavinka

MD

The Urology Place

Timothy Hlavinka, MD, began his higher education at Texas A&M, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1977. He graduated from medical school at University of Texas Medical Branch in 1984. He completed a Urology residency at University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio in 1991. His impressive training provided him with expertise and skills in reconstructive surgery and complex urological problems. His later focus is on innovative approaches to health care for men and women in a truly integrative fashion, drawing on the knowledge of multiple experts to solve complex health issues.

Daisy A. Ayim

MD, FAACS, FACOG

Ayim Aesthetic

Daisy Ayim, MD, FAACS, FACOG, is triple board certified in facial and general body cosmetic surgery, as well as in OBGYN. She is the founder and owner of her solo private practice, Ayim Surgical Arts, based in Houston. Dr Ayim is an award-winning body contour expert and a key opinion leader in women’s health, wellness and beauty. She promotes sustainable cosmetic results through her holistic approach of addressing hormones, nutrition and exercise as cornerstones to client consultation during their cosmetic journey. Dr Ayim is a talented cosmetic surgeon and is highly sought-after, both domestically and internationally.

Steven Sorr

NMD

Source of Health

Steven Sorr, NMD, embodies the mind of a doctor and the heart of a healer. His meticulous approach to science and detailed account for biochemistry and anatomy merge with a patient-centered physician giving a unique experience to his medical spa, Source Of Health. After graduating from college in 2014, he dove into regenerative and functional medicine using PRP and stem cells for orthopedics using ultrasound-guided injection techniques. In 2016, he adapted regenerative medicine into aesthetics and his passion ignited, blending all his skills, talents and personality. Dr. Sorr is a national speaker, GAIN trainer and KOL for ultrasound-guided aesthetics and regenerative medicine.

Alex R Theirsch (Moderator)

JD, CEO and Founder

American Med Spa Association

Alex Thiersch, JD, is the Founder and CEO of the American Med Spa Association, and he is also a partner at the business, healthcare, and aesthetic law firm of ByrdAdatto. He has extensive experience representing industry professionals before state medical boards, and is one of the most sought after speakers in the country regarding matters of practice management and medical aesthetic law including conferences for the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the Global Aesthetics Conference, Vegas Cosmetic Surgery, the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine, The Medical Spa Show, and others.

Cary Deuber

CRNFA, CANS,

Lemmon Avenue

Cary Deuber, CRNFA, CANS, moved to Texas for high school and attended Baylor University, where she earned her BSN. She went straight to work at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, where she initially settled into vascular and trauma surgery. Deuber then went back to school at UCLA and got her CRNFA degree. She finally transitioned into plastic and reconstructive surgery and started working for a plastic surgeon who mentored her. Shortly thereafter, she met her husband, Mark Deuber, MD. Today, Cary works with Mark at their growing practice, Lemmon Avenue, which now has three locations.

Gretchen Frieling

MD

GFaceMD

Gretchen Frieling (“Dr. G”), MD, is an internationally recognized, Harvard-trained, triple board-certified dermatopathologist, with more than 18 years of experience in medicine, dermatopathology and aesthetics. She is the founder and owner of GFaceMD, a multimillion dollar medical aesthetic practice with locations in Boston and Cape Cod. She is also the founder of GFace Academy, The Soyier Skin Collection, and FACEit Virtual/Live. She is a global educator and trainer for many pharmaceutical companies, including GAIN/Galderma, Merz, Skinstylus, and Benev. She has been featured on numerous media outlets, including Yahoo, Oprah Magazine, Elle, Real Self, Bustle, MSN, Shape, NBC News and various radio stations.

Rana Kennelly

BSN, BCS

The Confidence Bar

With more than two decades of experience in aesthetics, Rana Kennelly, BSN, BCS, a certified aesthetic nurse specialist, brings a wealth of expertise to the field. In 2013, Kennelly founded The Confidence Lab, a hub dedicated to providing top-tier aesthetic training, which furnishes the next generation of aesthetic providers with candid, comprehensive and motivating education. The addition of The Confidence Bar, an exquisite boutique medical spa in Chicago, came in 2020; this is where Kennelly and her proficient team celebrate natural beauty through safe and experienced facial injectables. She is a speaker trainer for Allergan, Galderma, Revance, and PALETTE Resources.

Kim Burke

APN, FNP-C

Kiss Aesthetics

Kiss Aesthetics founder, Medical Director and CEO, Kim Burke, APN, FNP-C, is no stranger to the aesthetic care field. She has trained and learned from the best in the aesthetic and plastic surgery industry; she also trains new injectors at Kiss Academy, her own private injectable training program. Burke has completed several professional training courses for assessments and consultations, dermal fillers, Sculptra and PDO thread lifts. In addition, she is a national trainer for the Galderma Aesthetic Injector Network (GAIN); she also trains for Revance and Prollenium.

Grace McLaurin

DMSc, PA-C

Vitality Anti-Aging Center

Grace McLaurin, DMSc, PA-C, has a background is in general surgery, ER and women's health. While working in women's health, she became aware of the importance of being and looking healthy. In 2000, she began delving into aesthetic medicine with lasers, sclerotherapy and collagen. In 2006, she founded Vitality Anti-Aging Center, combining integrative health and aesthetics. She is a trainer and key thought leader for several companies. She founded Aesthetic Consulting & Training in 2010 and has focused on quality hands-on education. She not only trains, but also brings in master injectors from across the globe to teach small expert courses.

Jessica Henderson Rhee

PA-C

Red Rabbit Aesthetics

Jessica Henderson Rhee, PA-C, also known on Instagram as @jessicathelipqueen, is an international speaker, trainer and key opinion leader. She is the CEO and founder of Red Rabbit Aesthetics, a multimillion-dollar aesthetic practice located in Red Bank, New Jersey. Rhee was one of the first physician assistant injectors in New Jersey and has more than 15 years of experience in aesthetics. Rhee, also referred to as “The Lip Queen,” is one of the most sought-after injectors in New Jersey. She is known for her virtually painless injection technique, natural artistic ability, drive and dedication to her patients.

Julie Bass Kaplan

FNP, BC, CANS

Disappearing Act Medical Aesthetics

Julie Bass Kaplan, FNP-BC, CANS, is a family nurse practitioner who began her medical aesthetics career in 1999 when she founded Disappearing Act Medical Aesthetics. She has a special interest in teaching safe injection techniques—she is a faculty speaker for Palette Resources, is a speaker/trainer for Allergan Medical Institute, and sits on Allergan, Galderma and Revance’s advisory boards. Kaplan is a published author for several medical journal articles and speaks at various international conventions. She also provides individual injection training workshops through her company, JBK Aesthetics.

Sarah Safa

MS, PA-C

Refined Aesthetics

With more than 18 years of plastic and reconstructive surgery experience, Sarah Safa, MS, PA-C, is a top national aesthetic specialist. She is known for her non-surgical precision with laser treatments, advanced neuromodulator injections and facial mapping with a wide array of soft-tissue facial fillers. Safa has trained more than 5,000 aesthetic medical providers on advanced injection techniques and business development. For more than 17 years, Safa has served as a top trainer for Allergan's National Speaker's Bureau, in addition to serving as faculty for the Academy for Injection Anatomy, Revance Therapeutics, MTF Biologics, and Sciton Inc. She is the founder of Refined Aesthetics.

Georgia Cirese

RN, CANS, CLT

Georgous Aesthetics Bar

Georgia Cirese, RN, CANS, CLT, began working in the aesthetic field in 1999, supporting plastic surgeon Jerome Lamb, MD, in his surgery center and medical spa. Her passion for safe patient care combined with her talented aesthetic eye allowed her to develop expertise with aesthetic injections. In 2005, she joined a dermatology practice, treating patients in in the Kansas City area. This transition allowed her to add laser and skin care treatments to her menu of services. A trainer for Allergan since 2009, she also trains nationally for Aesthetic Advancements Institute. In October 2019, Cirese partnered with her daughter, Mary Katelyn Cirese, and opened Georgous Aesthetic Bar, Kansas City’s first aesthetic bar.

Bobbi Bullock

NP-C

Bobbi Bullock Medical Esthetics

Owner of Bobbi Bullock Medical Esthetics, Bobbi Bullock, NP-C, has more than 27 years of experience. She is a top national trainer and speaker for Allergan Medical Institute (AMI) and is a key opinion leader, advisory board member and regular podium speaker at national aesthetic conferences. Bullock is the lead investigator for her clinical trial, “Predictability in Facial Asymmetry,” and she is currently patenting the unique findings. Additionally, she has a patent-pending lip injection technique called the Perfectly Predictable Pout that teaches injectors how to create a beautiful lip each time through a systematic process.

Hermine Warren

DNP, APRN, CANS

Facialogy

Hermine Warren, DNP, APRN, CANS, has been in nursing since 1974, with an advanced practice degree since 1980. She is an educational/clinical GAIN trainer for Galderma, is a PALETTE faculty member, is co-faculty for the Academy of Injection Anatomy with Chris Surek, DO, FACS, and has maintained a clinical practice in the non-surgical cosmetic subspecialty field since 2004. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau since 1979 and a member of the Golden Key International Honour Society since 2013.

Mark Deuber

MD

Lemmon Avenue

Mark A. Deuber, MD is a husband, father, chef, businessman, entrepreneur and extremely experienced and talented plastic surgeon whose keen eye for design translates throughout his life passions including his work. He can look at a patient and know what is going to work to make him or her look amazing. Dr. Deuber loves to operate—being in the operating room is like his second home. Dr. Deuber’s aesthetic is classic. This is important, because it helps ensure a natural-looking result that will stand the test of time.

Steven F. Weiner

MD

Sonosthetics

Steven F. Weiner, MD, is a board-certified head, neck and facial plastic surgeon. He interned and spent his residency at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, where he became an instructor for two years. In mid-2005, he laid down his scalpel and began concentrating his efforts in non-invasive and minimally invasive cosmetic procedures, creating The Aesthetic Clinique. Dr. Weiner divides his time between his practice, physician trainings and lectures. He has served on multiple advisory boards, participated in FDA trials and authored several clinical papers. He is world-renowned for his filler techniques using cannulas and his reJAWvenation procedure, which he performed on The Doctors.

George Baxter-Holder

ARNP, DNP, CANS, ISPAN-F, MBA

SkinSpirit

George Baxter-Holder, ARNP, DNP, CANS, ISPAN-F has first-hand knowledge of how beauty-obsessed today’s Hollywood actors are. As a child actor in Hollywood he played the role of a genetically perfect boy on Star Trek: The Next Generation. His “bad boy” character made all around him start to age prematurely. In real life, George plays the “good guy” role. Trained as a board certified Aesthetic Nurse Practitioner and Doctor of Nursing Practice, he helps patients reverse the signs of aging at SkinSpirit Medical Spa in Austin TX. Additionally, he is the most utilized trainer with Galderma Aesthetis and is also one of three faculty at Academy for Injection Anatomy with Chris Surek, MD. He holds a Doctorate from Duke University and a Masters from the University of Washington. And while he is no longer, “genetically perfect” he is working on aging well.

Linette Rivera

MD

Glanz Aesthetics

Linette Rivera, MD, is a double board-certified physician in internal medicine, as well as endocrinology and metabolism. She offers expert guidance in bioidentical hormone therapy and aesthetic medicine at her practice. She was one of the founders of Bella Mia Medical Aesthetics and Laser Institute in Tampa, Florida, and is now opening her new location, Glanz Aesthetics, in Miami. She believes each patient is unique and deserves a comprehensive, customized treatment plan that suits their needs and concerns. Being Hispanic, she has passionately learned about the different ethnic skin tones and how to treat them safely and effectively with different laser modalities.

Josie L. Tenore

M.D., M.Sc.

FreshSkin Medical Spa & Wellness Center

Josie L. Tenore, MD, is a board-certified family physician who became interested in aesthetics during medical school. As a result, most of her electives focused on dermatology and plastic surgery. She began her practice with family medicine because she enjoyed the challenge of delivering comprehensive health and well-being to people of all ages. This unique combination led her to advocate a program of eating well, exercising and aesthetics for her patients. She is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery and the National Society of Cosmetic Physicians.

Julia Thorne

DNP, APRN, FNP-BC

The Beauty Barn

Julia Thorne, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC is a doctor of nursing practice, a board-certified family nurse practitioner and a legal nurse consultant, amassing nearly two decades of experience in the nursing domain. Her career has centered around regenerative, aesthetic and holistic nursing care. As a co-founder of the Beauty Barn in Canton, Georgia, Thorne has helped establish a highly successful practice. Her extensive nursing background, combined with her unwavering commitment to integrative health care, emphasizes her dedication to delivering top-notch, compassionate medical services that prioritize holistic well-being.

Lauren Olson

PA-C

Radiance Medical Aesthetics and Wellness

Lauren Olson, PA-C, is the owner and founder of Radiance Medical Aesthetics and Wellness, Body by Radiance and Salon at Radiance in The Woodlands, Texas. She holds a B.S. in biomedical science from Texas A&M and a B.S. in medicine from the Baylor College of Medicine, and she is board certified by the NCCPA. Olson has practiced medicine since 1982 in the fields of internal medicine, endocrinology and family practice. In 1995, she began practicing clinical skin care and has expanded her practice to include advanced aesthetic skin care, anti-aging and functional medicine. Olson is a sought-after speaker and educator on health, wellness and medical aesthetics. She was honored by the Houston Federation of Professional Women in 2012 as a “Woman of Excellence” and has served as president of the Women’s Business Forum, president of the Women Former Students’ network at Texas A&M, and Chairman of the Board of the Cypress Symphony. She has served on the advisory board for Allergan Medical Aesthetics and is currently an Allergan Medical Institute national trainer.

Francine Young

RN, MEP-C,

Francine Queen of Threads

Francine Young, RN, MEP-C, is an aesthetic nurse with a remarkable medical background and intuitive artistic eye. She provides cutting-edge aesthetic treatments that yield age-defying results without surgery. She specialized in non-invasive rejuvenating treatments to the face and body, such as PDO thread lifts, Botox, dermal fillers, lasers and skin enhancement treatments. With more than 15 years of aesthetic experience, she has treated thousands of patients worldwide. Skilled in meeting the full range of skin type, ethnicity and lifestyle needs, she mixes and matches technologies to bring out the natural beauty in each of her patients.

Lynn Nieman

MD

Blossom Medical Aesthetics

Lynn Nieman, MD, is a board-certified anesthesiologist who graduated from the Ohio State University College of Medicine and completed her residency at the University of Texas at San Antonio Health Science Center, and is the founder of Blossom Medical Aesthetics, PC, in Northern Virginia. Dr. Nieman trains new injectors who travel to her spa for education and enjoys teaching and sharing her years of patient care with those wanting to transition to aesthetic medicine. She is committed to enhancing and improving patient safety and safety standards, particularly in the areas of comfort measures, nerve blocks, numbing and topicals.

W. Christopher Croley

MD, FCCP

Skin and Tonic

With more than 20 years of experience as a multi-specialty trained aesthetic physician, W. Christopher Croley, MD, FCCP, is a trusted name in the industry. He is the owner and operator of an esteemed aesthetic practice in Northern Florida, where he continues to provide top-notch care to his patients. Dr. Croley’s trained at the prestigious Rush and Northwestern Universities in Chicago. He is board-certified in Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, and, during his fellowship, he developed a keen eye for detail and a passion for educating adult learners in all aspects of medical care.

Amanda Holden

MD

Holden Timeless Beauty Med Spa

Amanda Holden, MD, is double board-certified in emergency medicine and medical aesthetics. She is the founder and CEO of Holden Timeless Beauty, a multi-location medical aesthetics practice in Southern California. She also co-founded the HTB Aesthetics Academy, which trains injectors in the art of minimally invasive injectables. She speaks as a faculty educator at medical aesthetics conferences nationally and tours nationally as the keynote speaker for the global device company BTL. In 2022, she joined the Galderma GAIN Business team to teach best practices to aesthetics practice owners nationwide. She has been featured on multiple podcasts, and has her own podcast titled Reveal the Appeal.

Ken Winnard

MD

OneLife Health & Performance

Ken Winnard, MD, is an internal medicine-trained physician with a background working as a hospitalist. After years of seeing patients with chronic illnesses that could have been prevented with early detection, he decided to form his own preventative medicine and aesthetics practice, OneLife Health & Performance. Dr. Winnard has mastered the art of age management from the inside out. He combines health and lifestyle intervention with customized aesthetic care plans to keep patients looking and feeling like their youngest, most confident selves.

LaTasha Walker

RN

La-Mon'e Aesthetics

LaTasha Walker, BSN, RN, is the founder of La-Mon'e Aesthetics, with Glenn Rosen, MD, serving as medical director. Walker started her career as a cosmetologist focusing on hair care and skin care. After nine years, she returned to school to pursue her nursing degree. Walker has been a registered nurse for more than 10 years. She has worked in various fields, from pediatrics to the operating room. Walker strives to bring education and safe aesthetics treatments to all skin types.

Bradford Adatto JD (Moderator)

Partner

ByrdAdatto

Bradford E. Adatto is a partner at ByrdAdatto, a national business and health care boutique law firm with offices in Dallas and Chicago. His background is in regulatory, transactional and securities law. Having worked in health care law his entire career, he has an in-depth knowledge of the “dos and don’ts” of this heavily regulated industry. Brad has worked with physicians, physician groups, and other medical service providers in developing ambulatory surgical centers, in-office and freestanding ancillary service facilities, and other medical joint ventures.

Michael Byrd JD

Partner

ByrdAdatto

Michael S. Byrd, JD, is a leading advocate for doctors and dentists throughout the United States. He routinely lectures at continuing medical education seminars on the various business and legal issues that medical professionals face. Outside of health care, Byrd has used these same skills to handle sensitive and complicated business matters for entrepreneurs, business owners, attorneys, CPAs, high-net-worth individuals and public figures. With his background as both a litigator and transactional attorney, Byrd brings a comprehensive perspective to business and healthcare issues.

Jay D. Reyero (Moderator)

Partner

ByrdAdatto

Jay D. Reyero grew up playing team sports and sees himself as an integral part of his client’s team when they engage him. He truly respects those with whom he works, and he always gives maximum effort for the benefit of the team. As a member of the firm, he is responsive and respectful, striving to make sure each client receives the full attention they deserve. Jay enjoys solving problems, and is adept at listening and asking the right questions. He can communicate complex issues effectively, helping clients understand and feel comfortable with the course of action required. He has a background as both a litigator and transactional attorney, bringing a unique and balanced perspective to the firm’s clients.

Jay’s practice focuses on the representation of business clients, with health care being the core of his practice. His health care and regulatory expertise involves the counseling and advising of physicians, physician groups, other medical service providers and non-professionals. Specific areas of expertise include Federal and State health care regulations and how they impact investments, transactions and various contractual arrangements, particularly in the areas of Federal and State anti-referral, anti-kickback and HIPAA compliance.

Jay has been selected as a Rising Star by Texas Super Lawyers, a Best Lawyer in Dallas in health care by D Magazine, and a Best Lawyer.

Jeff Segal MD, JD

Partner

ByrdAdatto

Jeffrey J. Segal, MD, JD, was a neurosurgeon in private practice before beginning the second phase of his career as a serial entrepreneur in the health care field. He then founded or co-founded four separate health care startups. He lives and breathes health care and understands it viscerally. Dr. Segal founded Medical Justice, which touched on so many medico-legal issues, and also runs eMerit, which helps doctors control their online reputation through patient feedback. 

Ben Hernandez

Partner

Skytale Financial Group

Ben Hernandez is a partner at Skytale Group who specializes in strategic management consulting for various service industries. He also offers his clients corporate-level financial analysis and guidance. As a co-founder of Skytale Group, Ben is passionate about leading an organization that people are proud to work with. He serves his clients not only with years of experience and service industry expertise, but also through upholding the Skytale core values of integrity, excellence, teamwork, and fun. He loves to help small business owners achieve their dreams, aspirations, and visions. Previously, Ben has worked with an international investment banking group, a financial services and advisory institution, a hedge fund, and CPA and advisory firms.

Jessica Nunn

Founder

Maven Financial Partners

Jessica Nunn founded Maven Financial Partners with a vision to make strategic financial advice accessible to every small business owner. She provides clients with financial solutions that can change their business for the better, which can change their lives. Throughout Nunn's years of experience, she has focused on building meaningful relationships with clients. At Maven, she serves small business owners in many sectors. She commits to learning a business as well as the owner does, mapping a plan to help a business perform at its full potential, and building a team at Maven who can serve clients in the same way.

Laura Alvarez

Aesthetica Medical Spa

Laura Alvarez began her professional marketing career working for ad agencies in Utah and Brazil. She was introduced to medical aesthetics in 2016 when she helped a medical spa client plan their annual open house. Watching the live demos, the presentation and the innovative treatments intrigued her. Today, Alvarez has seven years of experience in medical aesthetics. As the marketing manager at Aesthetica, she leads a team of three and is responsible for lead generation for 12 providers. Alvarez has her finger on the pulse of market changes, Google updates and new trending treatments.

Ryan McElwain

DoctorLogic

Ryan McElwain is a digital marketing veteran with more than 11 years of experience. While he launched his career with a focus in automotive, McElwain has since made a name for himself helping healthcare providers and medical spa owners across the U.S. grow their businesses through online tactics. While always emphasizing the importance of SEO and PPC, he now runs a multi-disciplinary search and social experts team at DoctorLogic.

Katlin Cauffman

Diamond Accelerator

Katlin Cauffman is a strategic consultant and the founder of Diamond Accelerator. She has been deep in the medical aesthetics industry implementing systems-driven marketing and sales strategies for more than a decade. She understands not only the psychology behind the target patient, but also the medical aesthetic practice owners themselves and their teams. Her data-driven approach and proven results help medical aesthetic practices across the country increase their brand visibility, patients and profits, as well as create the lifestyle freedom they desire.

Jared Rohrer

CEO

Aesthetic Conversion

Jared Rohrer is the CEO of Aesthetic Conversion, a web agency that specializes in serving the medical spa and plastic surgery community. With seven years of experience in the industry, Rohrer has become a recognized thought leader in the field, regularly speaking at conferences. He is also a key opinion leader for Galderma and Revision Skincare, companies known for their innovative and effective aesthetic products.

Adam Fichman

Lifted Logic

Adam Fichman, the owner and founder of Lifted Logic and a serial entrepreneur, has been working with computers since floppies were floppy and data was on tapes. His day-to-day consists of growing business for Lifted Logic, which specializes in all things digital media, design, development and marketing for the web. To date, Lifted Logic has designed hundreds of websites in the Kansas City area and worked with thousands of clients. Fichman is a keynote speaker at conferences all across the world. His stage presence is memorable and his passion for educating the audience is impactful.

Michelle Balbi

CRNP

Meesha Aesthetics

Michelle Balbi, CRNP, has been practicing as an aesthetic nurse specialist for 17 years. Her clinical background includes acute and critical care nursing. Her career in cosmetic surgery has given her a strong foundation to practice as an expert aesthetic specialist. During that time, she has worked alongside many of the leaders in the aesthetic field. Balbi has experience in the cutting edge of advancements in the ever-changing aesthetic world. She is skilled in providing non-surgical alternatives to restore a refreshed, younger appearance.

Christopher Balbi

Meesha Aesthetics

Christopher Balbi has been thriving and surviving in the medical spa market for 15 years. He opened Meesha Aesthetics with one injector, one esthetician, one room and 125 followers on instagram. Nowadays, he manages five locations and 56 employees (24 providers) and has more than 27,000 Followers on Instagram (@BotoxByMeesha) and 72,000 on TikTok, but his real bread and butter is the cultivated community of 19,000 clients who receive his emails and text messages (with RepeatMD's help).

Megan Cheatham

FNP-C, APRN

SkinSpirit

Megan Cheatham, FNP-C, APRN, has a love for skin care that was established in her school-age years during her annual dermatologist visits. From then on, she understood the importance of skin maintenance. Along with her love of dermatology, Cheatham has always had a natural inclination to the arts. Her favorite treatment combinations include Botox with cheek and lip filler, along with Sculptra and lasers, which she says are foundational to youthfulness.

Haley Rome

FNP-C, APRN

H&M Aesthetics

Haley Rome, FNP-C, APRN, is an expert in facial balancing. With a focus on providing the best treatment mix to achieve facial harmony—including toxin and filler treatments—she strives to help others feel more confident and ready to take on the day.

Maneeha Mahmood

Aesthetica Med Spa

Maneeha Mahmood has more than four years of medical spa experience in the competitive, saturated market of Northern New Jersey. Previously, she spent a decade in corporate banking at Bank of America, where she analyzed the financial health and solvency of her portfolio companies, giving her a unique perspective on business operations. Thereafter, she joined Ernst & Young in New York, where she served in the business development group of the consulting arm. In 2016, Mahmood obtained her MBA from the Stern School of Business at New York University, with a concentration in strategy.

Courtney Anderson

Founder and CEO

Spa Trouvé

Courtney Anderson is the host of The Glow Boss Podcast, an inspiring mentor, and the founder/CEO of Spa Trouvé, a full-service medical spa with five locations in Utah. She discovered her passion for the medical spa industry when she started her practice back in 2011, and she's been able to expand her brand across the state. Her goal is to take her brand nationwide and to influence as many people as possible for the better. Anderson believes that the things you are passionate about are not random, but your calling.

Rylie Bland

House of Preservation

The process of bringing House of Preservation to life was a combined effort of lifelong friends Brittany Ricketts and Rylie Bland. They embarked on their journey by enrolling in aesthetician and laser school, where they launched their blog, House of Preservation, as a platform to educate like-minded skin care junkies. In 2019, Ricketts and Bland made the leap from the digital-scape to the real world with their first brick-and-mortar location in Dallas and expanded with an Austin, Texas, location in spring 2023.

Brittany Ricketts

House of Preservation

The process of bringing the House of Preservation to life was a combined effort of lifelong friends Brittany Ricketts and Rylie Bland. They embarked on their journey by enrolling in aesthetician and laser school, where they launched their blog, House of Preservation, as a platform to educate like-minded skincare junkies. In 2019, Ricketts and Bland made the leap from the digital scape to the real world with their first brick-and-mortar location in Dallas and expanded with an Austin, Texas, location in spring 2023.

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PANEL: Hitchhiker’s Guide to MSOs: Exploring Possible Uses
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Open to view video. Management services organizations (MSOs) have been around for decades serving a multitude of purposes in health care. MSOs colloquially have been referred to by health care attorneys as the duct tape for health care business arrangements. They can fix many problems with a health care deal. When implemented correctly, an MSO can be a successful vehicle for several different models, arrangements and reasons. However, if implemented incorrectly, an MSO can lead to regulatory scrutiny and risk, given the highly regulated health care industry. This panel will address the differing uses that MSOs play in health care arrangements from business and legal perspectives.
PANEL: What to Do When Patients Threaten Violence
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Open to view video. Most patients are delighted with the work you do—but not all of them. When someone is unhappy, they may make their angst known with nasty phone calls, bitter voicemails, negative online reviews and complaints to licensing boards. But, on occasion, the anger morphs into violence, putting you, your staff and your patients at risk. This panel will discuss how to identify such patients in advance of a problem, what to do to de-escalate the conflict, how to call for help and how to harden your defenses.
Legal 123s with ByrdAdatto: Spotting the Legal Red Flags
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Open to view video. In this live recording of the Legal 123s with ByrdAdatto Podcast, hosts Michael Byrd, JD, and Brad Adatto, JD, will bring back the ding button from last year’s presentation and discuss stories with major red flags. In this special presentation, they will use powerful stories to teach important compliance lessons for med spas. Series regular Jay Reyero, JD, might even stop by to lend a story.
Legal Q&A With ByrdAdatto: Your Medical Spa Questions Answered
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Open to view video. You have legal questions—ByrdAdatto has the answers. In this interactive session, ByrdAdatto's legal team takes the stage to answer questions from the audience about the legal landmines they are facing. Whether you're in the building season and exploring the steps to open a medical spa or in the buying and selling season and are navigating the intricacies of mergers and acquisitions, this session will provide insights into all the legal aspects of the medical spa industry.
How to Win at Local SEO and Get More Patients for Free
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Open to view video. Google determines local ranking based primarily on three things: relevance, distance and prominence. In this presentation, Laura Alvarez will demonstrate how medical spa owners can optimize their Google business listings for each of these things. Adding location information and photos with good lighting, creating Google products, and posting regular offers and updates can make a big difference when it comes to converting patients looking for a medical spa in your area. Attendees will walk away with practical tips to optimize their Google business listing for free.
How AI is Revolutionizing Digital Marketing for Med Spas
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Open to view video. Is your medical spa ready for the AI revolution? In this presentation, Ryan McElwain will explore how AI technologies can enhance customer segmentation and personalization efforts in the medical spa industry, and he will discuss the potential of AI in analyzing customer data, predicting customer preferences and delivering targeted marketing campaigns. He also will explore AI-powered social media tools that can streamline content creation, scheduling and audience targeting, as well as how AI-powered chatbots can provide personalized customer support, answer frequently asked questions, and automate appointment scheduling.
4-step Marketing Plan for Paying Off Your Medical Device
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Open to view video. Are you thinking about investing in a new device, did you just invest in a device, or do you have a device collecting dust? Have a plan and hit the ground running to pay off your device and start generating revenue fast. Who wouldn’t want to pay off your device in a year, six months, three months or even six Weeks? It’s absolutely possible to do this with Katlin Cauffman's simple four-step plan. Cauffman doesn't hold back and willingly shares her secrets, and all her presentations include access to free step-by-step guides and training that you can put into action. Visit here for more information on Diamond Accelerator free trainings: https://grow.diamondaccelerator.com/free-trainings
Mastering Your Digital Sales Funnel: Your Key to a Fully Booked Practice
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Open to view video. It’s time to stop guessing at your marketing initiatives and move forward with confidence. In this session, attendees will learn how each stage of their digital sales funnel contributes to converting casual digital visitors into returning patients, alleviating the stress and confusion often associated with digital marketing efforts. Attendees will walk away with actionable strategies that can be integrated into their marketing plans immediately for tangible results.
De-Emotionalizing Your Marketing Decisions to Drive Revenue
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Open to view video. During this presentation, Adam Fichman will explore the relationship between users and their value to a business. Without understanding how much each user is worth, it's impossible to make informed business decisions. A focus on conversion rates and the lifetime value of a customer instead of site visitors shifts the vantage point to a more effective way to turn web traffic into leads and, ultimately, revenue.
Social Media Success on a Small Budget
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Open to view video. Growth within your company is half skill and all personality. So, what does it take to do it? Linking social marketing is essential for medical spas. Social marketing allows you to zero in on target audiences by location and other demographic factors. You can interact with prospects, current patients, and referring colleagues to build your business directly and indirectly. This presentation will demonstrate how to develop a holistic approach to marketing to ensure you are producing timely, relevant content and presenting it where and when your prospects are spending the most time, and combining that with your staff to connect to the patients on a personal level.
Stop Ignoring Gen Z: Understand What They Want and How to Appeal to Them
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Open to view video. Generation Z—clientele ages 18–26—is an eager, growing population in the world of aesthetics. This population does not "fear injectables" like other populations that hold a negative stigma toward injectables. Gen Z aesthetic goals are heavily weighted to profile balancing, full-bodied lips, and achieving a balanced, celebrity look. In this presentation, Megan Cheatham, FNP-C, APRN, and Haley Rome, FNP-C, APRN, will discuss aesthetic treatment plans that are highly requested amongst their Gen Z clients, along with top tips on how to grow your Gen Z clientele by using photos, social media and trigger words.
Streamlining and Maximizing Monthly Promotions
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Open to view video. This presentation will be centered around marketing strategies and internal protocols that help to optimize a business, including monthly promotions, maximizing the client liaison role, and establishing monthly staff meetings and team goals. Also, it is vitally important to sell to existing clients rather than paying ad money to acquire a new one. The attendee will walk out feeling confident in their abilities to determine which promotions to run, roll them out and effectively sell those promotions to existing and new clients.
How to Build Your Brand through Social Media
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Open to view video. Do you know about the three "Es" of social media? They are "educating," "empowering" and "entertaining," and in this presentation, Courtney Anderson will show you how you can use these three pillars to grow your brand, improve your social media presence and drive clinic revenue. The power of social media is real.
How to Open a Business Without a Marketing Budget
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Open to view video. This presentation will explore the impact social media can have on your business. Rylie Bland and Brittany Ricketts's practice has a $0 marketing budget because it leverages social media. They will go over how to provide quality content, how to gain trust, the importance of investing time into social media and helpful tools to increase follower interaction.
Hiring and Compensation Workshop Part 1 with Bryan Durocher, Durocher Enterprises
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Open to view video. Hire right the first time so you can manage with ease. This informative class will provide you with the essential tools to build and maximize your team’s potential. Discover key interview techniques to determine which people are right for you, learn a foolproof three-step interview process, understand how social media can help your hiring process, and find out how to set clear expectations and boundaries right from the start. This program is a must for any owner who wants long-term retention and to take their business to the next level.
Hiring and Compensation Workshop Part 2 with Bryan Durocher, Durocher Enterprises
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Open to view video. Hire right the first time so you can manage with ease. This informative class will provide you with the essential tools to build and maximize your team’s potential. Discover key interview techniques to determine which people are right for you, learn a foolproof three-step interview process, understand how social media can help your hiring process, and find out how to set clear expectations and boundaries right from the start. This program is a must for any owner who wants long-term retention and to take their business to the next level.
How to Build a Profitable Med Spa through Financial Understanding and Strategy with Maven Financial
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Open to view video. Ready to grow your medical spa’s revenue and profits? Join this collaborative and interactive workshop hosted by the experts at Maven Financial, who will guide you through major “aha” moments about your business while teaching in a dynamic, interactive way. Come prepared to learn how to organize and assess your financial statements to understand what levers you should be pulling on; the three best ways to increase your revenue and profits and how to apply them in your practice; what you should be tracking and how to measure for success; and how to budget and make critical financial decisions based on performance.
Knowledge Check: Business of Medical Spas
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Advanced Business
The Hustler Has to Die for the CEO to Emerge: Lessons in How Team Building Skyrockets Your Business
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Open to view video. All the things that make you a fabulous provider and extraordinary one-person-show small businesses are exactly the things that need to be reframed and set aside to allow your inner CEO a seat at the table. In this presentation, Elizabeth Ackerson, ARNP, MSN, FNP-C, will talk about the real-world steps you need to take to start delegating nickel/dime level tasks and start taking on the $1,000 tasks that will grow your revenue, give you more freedom and allow you a planned exit strategy.
Making the Most of Weight Loss Services in Your Medical Spa
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Open to view video. In this presentation, Christal Parker, MSN, FNP-C, will discuss the successful weight loss wellness program she implemented in her practice. Also, she has found that many injectors question themselves as new injectors and business owners. As someone who never worked in a medspa before starting her own, Parker will give encouragement to new injectors and business owners on what can be done to be successful in aesthetics.
How to Choose the Right EHR for Your Medical Aesthetic Business
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Open to view video. Explore the intricate landscape of electronic health record (EHR) software selection in this enlightening presentation. Delve into the essential 10 things to consider when choosing or changing your EHR and unraveling the complexities of choosing the right EHR system. From user intuitiveness and scalability to data security and clinical management, each factor is dissected to empower informed decisions. Navigate the evolving healthcare technology terrain with insights on customization, vendor support, and regulatory compliance. This concise session equips attendees with a holistic understanding of the critical elements guiding EHR software choices, fostering efficiency, and ensuring seamless day-to-day healthcare workflows.
Raising Capital and Scaling an Aesthetic Brand
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Open to view video. In this presentation, Nicci Levy, founder of the growing medical aesthetics brand Alchemy 43, will educate attendees on how to go about scaling an aesthetics brand, including how to fund it, who to hire and other considerations. Learn what it takes to take the next step with your medical spa.
The Critical Role of Aesthetician in Creating a Profitable Medical Spa Clinical Team
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Open to view video. This presentation will elaborate on how to incorporate an aesthetician into every visit, build a relationship that keeps patients returning with increased trust and confidence, and willingness to try new procedures and products. Attention will be placed on the ROI of hiring an experienced aesthetician to train and be an ongoing resource for newer aesthetician staff and medical assistant staff as well as the remainder of the clinical team.
Skyrocket Profits with Retail Sales
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Open to view video. Retail profits can easily exceed service profits by five times. It is possible for a medical spa to sell dollar for dollar retail to service. Learn solutions to the five major challenges that face most spa owners: What business skills are a must to be a retail pro, how not to divide your attention and lose sales, what it takes to create the right retail environment, how to use strong product dialogue that close sales, and which retail goals/incentives produce results for staff. This education is a must for medical spa owners who want extraordinary sales.
Is Your Guest Services Team Making You Money or Costing You Money?
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Open to view video. As a successful medical spa director, Amanda Hopper exercises her background in operational and organizational management and has more than 15 years of experience working closely with Fortune 500 companies. She is focused on redefining the concept of “guest services” and operational efficiency within the medical aesthetics space. Hopper's knowledge spans many specialties, including building custom systems and protocols, implementing growth strategies, and producing revenue-driven results. Hopper's strategies for building and empowering any service-driven role are proven to increase retention and increase revenue. Her proprietary "AH Method" has propelled the growth and development of many young professionals.
All-star Owner's Panel
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Open to view video. PANELISTS: Sheila Barbarino, MD, Barbarino Surgical Arts; Jeremy Chidester, MD, The Plastics Clinic; Neekan Rivera, PA-C, Aere Aesthetics; Silvia Tuthill, DNP, ANPC, Tenth Avenue Aesthetics
Mastering the Art of the Initial Contact
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Open to view video. This course will teach attendees how to improve new patient acquisition and patient retention.
The Journey to Patient Satisfaction
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Open to view video. Understanding the patient life cycle in an aesthetic practice is essential for delivering optimal patient care and growing the business. In this session, attendees will learn about the various stages of the patient life cycle, from initial contact to post-treatment follow-up, and strategies for maximizing patient satisfaction at each stage. Katie Martin, PA-C, will discuss best practices for patient acquisition and retention, including using effective communication, developing a patient-centric culture, and leveraging technology. Attendees will learn how to develop a comprehensive consultation and assessment process, manage expectations, and effectively communicate treatment options and outcomes.
CEO and Injector - Mastering Owning and Practicing
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Open to view video. Creating a thriving business and maintaining a reputation as a good injector isn't easy. In this presentation, attendees will learn how to identify key barriers to entry and the successful development of their business, as well as pinpointing key areas for growth and the scalability of their business. You'll also learn about the key treatments patients want and how to build a successful practice from a limited menu.
Hiring, Retaining, and Compensating Top Talent
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Open to view video. Aesthetic industry recruiting experts Kipper Doughty and Bree Black will provide an overview of the current staffing environment in the industry. This presentation will discuss best practices for hiring, motivating and retaining top talent. They also will present a snapshot of national compensation trends supported by Job Snob's new industry data.
Building a Big Brand in a Small Space: Best Practices of a Seven-Figure Med Spa
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Open to view video. Did you know you can have a seven-figure medical spa in only 900 square feet? Your medical spa brand isn't reflective of the amount of square feet you have—it's about the brand you curate. In this presentation, Katie Ehlis will discuss the best practices her team has put into practice, including developing patient personas to better understand the "who," designing a small space with big experience, the importance of all team members playing a part in your living brand and, finally, utilizing financial data to make responsible business decisions.
How to Build Your Crash Cart for Aesthetic Complications
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Open to view video. Is your medical spa ready for any patient complications that may come your way? In this session, participants will learn how to identify the recommended medications, supplies, protocols and documents to have in their aesthetic ER kit. They also will find out how to assess complications and act in a calm, safe and effective manner, and will learn how to demonstrate a team approach for handling complications.
Standardized Photography 101
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Open to view video. Are you ready for your close-up? In this presentation, Lily Nizam, NP, will discuss the importance of photography to your medical aesthetics practice, reveal how to take standardized photos and demonstrate how you can effectively implement them at your practice.
People or Processes? Balancing Staffing and Operations Through Automations
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Open to view video. In this session, Tiphany Hall, PhD, will explore how you can use software tools, automated workflows and connected systems to get jobs done instantly, without needing a person to do them. She'll also discuss how to use AI to accomplish more tasks more consistently while lessening the amount of work on your team's plate. This information will challenge the assumption that it's necessary to add more people on the team to get more done. Is it possible to simply make your current processes work through automations and integrations while also reducing everyone's workload? Join in and find out.
Grow Your Practice Performance with KPIs
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Open to view video. If you want to achieve success in medical aesthetics, it's vital that you keep track of your key performance indicators (KPIs). In this presentation, the team from APX Platform will identify the most critical KPIs for practices to measure and will show the ideal methods of setting and tracking goals that can help practices achieve high performance in revenue and profitability.
Understanding SBA Lending Benefits to Finance the Growth of Your Med Spa
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Open to view video. Loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) offer medical spa owners numerous benefits when it comes to purchasing equipment, buying commercial real estate, obtaining working capital and acquiring other businesses. In this presentation, Marie Askew from Live Oak Bank will discuss how medical spa owners can use the SBA loans available to them to improve their businesses.
What the Most Profitable Med Spas are Doing in 2024
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Open to view video. Learn what the most profitable medical spas are doing from a CFO who works with dozens of practices across the country. In this presentation, attendees will find out what to look for in the numbers, how to optimize your analysis, and where to concentrate your efforts for greater profitability.
Methods to Drive Revenue in Your Medical Aesthetics Practice
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Open to view video. Does your practice need to make more money? This presentation will show you how to improve new patient acquisition and patient retention, reveal the most impactful KPIs and how to utilize them within your organization and provide tips on driving revenue in your organization from people who have done it.
Leveraging Credit Card Points and Miles to Make Your Money Work For You
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Open to view video. This session will teach those in attendance how best to manage cash flow in their aesthetic businesses and how to make their money work for them. Attendees will discuss methods to increase cash flow and manage money in their aesthetic practices to maximize their spend. They will also learn the best types of credit cards to maximize returns for travel.
Knowledge Check: Advanced Business
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Diversity
Evaluating Skin of Color
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Open to view video. You want clients of color to feel welcome in your medical spa, but if you lack experience in evaluating skin of color, you may not be providing an optimal experience. In this session, Audra Ford, MD, will show attendees how to evaluate skin of color, what to ask, how to ask it and how to do test spots using pictures *and a demonstration.
How to Diversify Your Medical Spa
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Open to view video. At Medical Spa Show 2023, Shannon King, BSN, BHA, RN, participated in the general session's panel addressing diversity in medical aesthetics. As a follow-up, she will share real actionable items medical spa owners and team members can implement to improve diversity and create a safe space that is welcoming and will attract a diverse client base.
Treating Ethnic Skin: How to Avoid and Treat Complications
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Open to view video. In this presentation, attendees will learn what laser technologies and wavelengths are appropriate for skin of color. The co-founders of Skin of Color Aesthetics will show adverse reactions to lasers, such as burns, and will educate about pre- and post-treatment options for skin of color clientele. They will also talk about microneedling, chemical peels and contraindications.
Energy-Based Devices in Aesthetic Medicine: Addressing Skin of Color
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Open to view video. Delve into the unique challenges of energy-based and laser treatments for diverse skin tones, understanding potential complications and nuanced considerations. In this session, attendees will gain insights into a spectrum of energy-based technologies, including lasers and radiofrequency devices, specifically tailored for the complexities of skin of color. Taylor Siemens, NP-C, will also focus on safety protocols and precise patient assessment to ensure a comprehensive understanding of the aesthetic landscape.
Non-surgical Facial and Body Augmentation in Transgender and Gender Non-binary Patients
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Open to view video. A push to reduce the clinically significant distress that comes with gender misalignment after birth has been an influential topic over the past decade. With so much political and media attention placed on this severely underserved population, the medical and surgical needs of the transgender and gender non-binary populations have become increasingly recognized. Where an abundance of literature exists on gender affirming surgeries, far less has been produced on non-surgical options and management. This presentation will briefly discuss accepted ideals of the male and female face and body, identify nonsurgical treatment options for facial and body feminization or masculinization, identify how treatment options may be beneficial to a trans person, and much more.
Knowledge Check: Incorporating Diversity
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Clinical
All-star Injectors Panel
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Open to view video. Injectors are the superstars of the medical aesthetic industry, and offering consistently fabulous injections can help set you apart from your competition. This star-studded panel will discuss the ways your medical spa can improve its injection game and how the field of injectables is changing.
Don't Forget the Profile: The Global Approach to Facial Enhancement
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Open to view video. Facial balance and harmony through dermal fillers involve the strategic placement of injectables to enhance features and achieve a more aesthetically pleasing appearance. A balanced profile is a crucial part of obtaining facial harmony. Dermal fillers can be used to address imbalances, such as a weak chin or sunken cheeks, creating a harmonious profile. Careful consideration of proportions, facial angles, and individual facial anatomy is essential for achieving natural-looking results, ensuring that features complement each other. This program will aid practitioners in assessing the entire face to determine the best approach, aiming for subtle enhancements that contribute to overall facial symmetry and balance.
Advanced Lip Filler Techniques
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Open to view video. This course will cover how to inject difficult lip shapes, how to properly utilize hyaluronidase, and how to do a dental block with a cannula for a painless lip experience.
Common Complications and Best Practices for Addressing Them
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Open to view video. This course will help the learner recognize and treat common aesthetic medicine complications. Julie Bass Kaplan, FNP-BC, CANS, and Sarah Safa, MS, PA-C, will discuss current research and best practices to help providers resolve complications and improve patient outcomes. They will also discuss the emotional turmoil our patients may experience with unexpected complications. Case studies will be shared, as will algorithms to help you be prepared for these common complications and adverse events.
Tear Trough and Temple: Triumph or Trouble
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Open to view video. In this session, Georgia Cirese, RN, CANS, will present a thorough anatomical study of the eye region, address considerations for treatment, and describe a consultation and assessment process that will help determine the appropriate treatment for each client. She will also demonstrate how to determine the causes of tear trough deformity and assess the anatomy and potential candidates for dermal fillers.
Predicting and Treating Facial Asymmetries Through a Novel Injection Sequence
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Open to view video. Why is facial asymmetry present, can we predict it by seeing patterns, and why do we favor our left side? Bobbi Bullock, NP-C, will share her findings from more than 20,000 assessments, presenting and describing common asymmetries, and share her “Facial Asymmetry and the Fetal Lie” clinical trial results. These findings will enable practitioners to confidently identify, restore and create symmetrical results and understand how to contrarily use fillers and toxins to balance the facial asymmetry in order to correct it.
Cannula Techniques: The Basics and Beyond
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Open to view video. This session will provide attendees with an understanding of the basic anatomy of the face, cannula usages and cannula vs. needle, with a focus on cannula use on the mid- and lower face.
Advanced Jawline Techniques
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Open to view video. Join in a unique advanced jawline technique course by Cary Deuber, RN, CRNFA, CANS and Mark Deuber, MD. This course will include assessment of the jawline, product placement and technique. Additionally Dr. Mark Deuber will be speaking about deep plane facelift and the synergy of surgery and injectables.
Preferred Injection Techniques of Face and Neck with Ultrasound Confirmation and Guidance
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Open to view video. During this course, injection techniques for the following areas will be discussed and shown: temple, tear trough, cheek, deep pyriform space, chin, jawline, pre-auricular, lips and neck. Ultrasound videos and images will show how the injections appear in the tissue and the proper planes of injection to minimize risk and to obtain optimal results. Filler choices for each area will be detailed.
Achieve Better Treatment Outcomes With the Ultimate Laser and Skin Care Combo
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Open to view video. Recommending products to patients after laser treatments can be intimidating. As aesthetic providers, we want to give our patients the best outcomes with a fast healing process. In this presentation, providers will learn how to combine optimal skin care products with laser treatments, how to choose skin care products based on skin conditions to produce the best results, how to package laser treatments and skin care products to increase revenue during the consultation, and what key ingredients are needed in skin care products to target the cause of the skin condition.
Incorporating Longevity Medicine to Complement the Aesthetic Practice
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Open to view video. More than 50% of the U.S. population is approaching their early 40s; as we age, so do the endocrine glands that manufacture our hormones. Not only do our hormone levels decline, but the tissues that respond to these hormones also become less sensitive. This results in decreased cellular repair, lower cell reproduction, a decline in cell turnover, reduced cellular function and less protein synthesis. Longevity medicine is fast on the rise, and patients seek providers who know how to address the changes in their skin, body and hormones. This presentation is focused on the fundamentals in longevity medicine needed to complement your already established aesthetic practice.
The Truth About Growth Factors and Exosomes
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Open to view video. In this session, the objective is to guide practitioners in delivering safe and effective treatments using PRP, PDGF and exosomes. Julia Thorne, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, will explore the clinical applications, limitations and regulatory issues surrounding these products, empowering practitioners to make informed decisions for their patients. The presentation centers around the science behind these therapies and their implications for current and future aesthetic applications.
Full Facial Balancing on a Budget
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Open to view video. Full face balancing and rejuvenation can be tricky, especially on a tight budget. In this session, attendees will learn how to have a successful consultation and devise a treatment plan that will create not only amazing results, but also lifelong clients. The objective of this course is for the provider to learn to maximize HA fillers and biostimulators to balance the face—and not break the client’s bank.
Filler Fatigue: Hype or Hoax?
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Open to view video. Although Google search is down 24% for dermal fillers, the global hyaluronic acid-based dermal fillers market is projected to grow from $4.11 billion in 2022 to $6.93 billion by 2029, at a CAGR of 7.7%. What is causing this market growth? What can negatively affect dermal filler growth? What alternatives are there to HA fillers? The bottom line is that the medical aesthetics market is experiencing and will continue to experience unprecedented growth into the next decade. Medical aesthetic practitioners must be knowledgeable and skilled in assessing and administering the appropriate product to achieve the most aesthetically pleasing result.
How to Treat Facial Skin Laxity After Weight Loss
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Open to view video. Learn how to effectively address facial skin laxity following weight loss in this comprehensive presentation. Discover the impact of weight loss on facial skin, including reduction in subcutaneous fat, loss of elasticity and collagen degradation. Explore changes in facial contours due to fat and muscle loss, as well as potential bone density alterations. Dive into treatment approaches such as PDO threads, biostimulators, and neuromodulators, and learn how combining treatments can achieve optimal results. Join Francine Young, RN, MEP-C, to enhance your skills and provide effective solutions for your patients.
Understanding the Safe and Effective Use of Local Anesthetics and Adjuvants in Your Practice
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Open to view video. Do you want to keep your patients comfortable and safe during their aesthetic procedures? This course is for you. As medical aesthetic procedures continue to expand, your in-office patients come with expectations of comfort during their procedures. If you have been struggling with keeping your patients comfortable, or want advice about the safe use of local anesthetics, topicals and nerve blocks, plan to attend this session. Lynn Nieman, MD, will give attendees practical clinical information that maximizes safety and efficacy.
Threads and Fillers: The Dynamic Duo for Ageless Beauty
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Open to view video. Combining threads and fillers helps provide patients with noticeable results without difficult, invasive treatments. In this presentation, W. Christopher Croley, MD, will discuss combination therapy options and highlight how patients can experience less downtime when combining multiple treatments in the same setting. He will also demonstrate PDO thread placement combined with HA filler.
The Weight Loss Revolution: How to Safely and Ethically Incorporate GLP-1 Agonist into Your Practice
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Open to view video. In this presentation, Lauren Olson, PA-C, will describe the history of GLP-1 agonist, outline the GLP-1 agonist's use in weight loss, and discuss other health benefits that have been observed with the GLP-1 agonist. She will also discuss drug interactions, contraindications, and side effects caused by the GLP-1 agonist vs. side effects caused by weight loss. Attendees will also learn about the initial consultation, how to counsel patients, dietary considerations and supplementation, dosing and strategies to maximize patient success.
Neuromodulator Longevity and Migration
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Open to view video. This session will provide a comprehensive analysis of the five FDA-approved neuromodulators in the United States, examining their distinct characteristics and clinical implications. Through a comparative lens, attendees will gain valuable insights into the longevity of each neuromodulator, drawing upon robust clinical studies. Furthermore, the session will explore the critical relationship between dilution and migration, offering practical strategies to mitigate common complications associated with migration in clinical practice. Don't miss this opportunity to enhance your expertise and refine your approach to
Peptide Therapy
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Open to view video. In this presentation, Ken Winnard, MD, will address the state of the industry on peptide therapy. Focusing on best practices, dosing strategies and the most prevalent peptides in current medical practices, Dr. Winnard aims to provide a comprehensive overview of this evolving field. Attendees can expect to gain valuable insights into the latest advancements, ensuring a nuanced understanding of the applications and potential benefits of peptide therapy in contemporary health care.
Body Contouring
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Open to view video. Discover the transformative power of body contouring. In this presentation, La-Tasha Walker, BSN, RN, unveils the latest advancements and techniques in sculpting the ideal physique. Walker will explore groundbreaking and innovative approaches that redefine beauty standards, offering clients a journey to their best selves. Learn about advanced devices like radiofrequency and ultrasound technologies to specialized massage techniques, all designed to sculpt and redefine the body without the need for invasive surgery. Discover how these methods can be integrated into your medical spa services to offer clients safe, effective and customizable body contouring solutions, setting your practice apart in this competitive field.
Knowledge Check: Clinical
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Sexual Health
Is Offering Sexual Health the Right Move for Your Business?
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Open to view video. Do you want to keep your patients comfortable and safe during their aesthetic procedures? This course is for you. As medical aesthetic procedures continue to expand, your in-office patients come with expectations of comfort during their procedures. If you have been struggling with keeping your patients comfortable, or want advice about the safe use of local anesthetics, topicals and nerve blocks, plan to attend this session. Lynn Nieman, MD, will give attendees practical clinical information that maximizes safety and efficacy.
Hormonal and Non-hormonal Treatment Options for Women and Men
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Open to view video. No matter how old a person is, there can be a reason to consider using hormones to help with sexual health and wellness. In this session, you will learn the tools and lifestyle factors to optimize health, the management of menopause and andropause, hormone replacement therapy (HRT), sexual health, thyroid disorders, and the role of hormones in aging, mental health and chronic disease management.
Non-invasive Sexual Wellness Options for Women and Men
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Open to view video. As the medical spa industry grows, so should your bottom line. The best sexual wellness devices are the ones that make lots of money and basically run themselves. Learn about the best in class for products and devices to advance your practice to the next level.
Invasive Sexual Wellness Treatments for Women and Men
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Open to view video. Gain knowledge in anatomy, approach and assessment as you counsel patients with diverse invasive sexual wellness treatments—both men and women. Become familiar with some common verbiage and comfortable discussing such treatment options. You will be knowledgeable during counseling with clients and, in return, clients will have in-depth solutions in their option portfolio. Sometimes surgery is the solution.
PANEL: Sexual Wellness
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Open to view video. Join this track's faculty as they have a frank conversation about sexual wellness trends, misconceptions and how you, too, can take your sexual wellness practices to the next level.
Knowledge Check: Sexual Health and Whole-body Wellness
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