12th Annual Aesthetic Symposium Program

12th Annual Aesthetic Symposium, May 15-17, 2015, Palais des Congrès de Montréal, Montréal, QC, Canada

Friday, May 15
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Workshop: Social Media, What's Your Plan?
Alisha Rose Merlo & Alex Lopez
  • Discuss Facebook, Twitter and other relevant platforms.
  • Identify how social media applies to your surgical and non-surgical offerings in your practice.
  • Formulate a social media practice plan.
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Panel Discussion: Surgical & Non-Surgical Complications
Moderator: Tracey Hotta, BScN, RN, CPSN, CANS

Emotional and Physical Healing after Vascular Embolism from Dermal Filler
Julie Bass Kaplan, MSN, RN, HCMT, PHN

  • Identify the emotional stages of grief the patient experiences throughout the healing process of a vascular embolism.
  • Discuss ways to emotionally support patients as they go through their stressful healing process.
  • Identify ways to prevent, recognize, and treat vascular embolisms with fillers.

Tracey Hotta, BScN, RN, CPSN, CANS

  • Identify the symptoms angioedema.
  • Discuss the treatment of patients presenting with angioedema after a lip enhancement procedure.

Bell's Palsy
Katherine O'Neil

  • Explain Bell's Palsy potential to colleagues.
  • Teach the importance of reporting complications.

Can Biofilm Secondary to Filler Injection Stimulate a Systemic Effect?
MK Maloney, RN, CANS

  • Discuss the differences between infection, biofilm and sterile access in a post filler patient.
  • Discuss optimum treatment regimens for various conditions.


Saturday, May 16
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:30 am
Obtaining Consent for Medical Aesthetics Procedures: to Skype or Not to Skype
Iris Epstein, RN, PhD
  • Identify ethical and clinical implications in the process of obtaining consent for medical aesthetics procedures via Skype.
  • Discuss suggestions to address ethical and clinical implications.
8:30 am - 8:40 am
ASAPS Presidential Welcome
Michael Edwards, MD, FACS
8:40 am - 9:10 am
The Secrets of Creating an Effective Team within Your Practice
Dana Janzen, Hons BBA
  • Determine individual roles in order to contribute to an effective team dynamic.
  • Identify specific steps and processes to support sustainable and positive teamwork.
9:10 am - 9:40 am
Understanding Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) and Comorbid Personality Disorders According to DSM-5 a
MK Maloney, RN, CANS
  • Identify Body Dysmorphic Disorder patients.
  • Discuss key characteristics of complex conditions.
  • Examine communication techniques will also be explained.
9:40 am - 10:00 am
10:00 am - 10:30 am
Saline vs. Silicone Gel Breast Implants
Brett Beber, MD
  • Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of both saline and silicone gel implants.
  • Determine how these differences can affect implant selection.
10:30 am - 11:15 am
Rhinoplasty - Preoperative Evaluation and Postoperative Care
Tahsin Oguz Acarturk, MD
  • Identify the key concepts of patient selection.
  • Describe deformity and the elements of patient communication.
  • Apply key concepts of postoperative care in rhinoplasty patients.
11:15 am - 12:00 pm
A Comprehensive Approach in Aesthetic Body Contouring: Optimizing Safety, Short & Long Term Results and Patient Experience
Frank Barone, MD and Susie Szaroleta RN, BSN
  • Compose a perioperative plan for a natural aesthetic body contouring surgery.
  • Discuss steps to improve patient results and reduce complications in aesthetic body contouring surgery.
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
The Melasma Mystery
Kristy van Beek, BSc
  • Identify melasma and its possible causes.
  • Recognize different skin types may need a different approach and treatment.
  • Identify underlying causes contributing to photosensitivity in medication interactions.
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Non-Surgical Extended Service Plan post surgery
Chantal Ward, RN, CANS
  • Review all possible service offerings approved by FDA and Health Canada.
  • Discuss various case studies
2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Acne Patients No Longer Scarred For Life; Help Your Patients Put Their Best Face Forward With the US
MK Maloney, RN, CANS
  • Demonstrate the treatment of facial acne scars.
  • Identify good candidates for treatment modality.
  • Discuss the use of Subcision microcannula techniques.
2:45 pm - 3:15 pm
3:15 pm - 3:45 pm
Tracey Hotta, BScN, RN, CPSN, CANS
  • Identify the difference between generalized and focal hyperhidrosis.
  • Explain the protocols for treating hyperhidrosis with varying modalities of treatment.
3:45 pm - 4:15 pm
Minimizing Bruising and Swelling Following Dermal Filler Injections
Amy Julian-Resner, BSN RN CPSN CANS
  • Identify the mechanics behind tissue injury.
  • Determine what injectors can provide patients before and during injection to minimize bruising and swelling.
  • Examine the science behind why Ocumend gel patches work for dermal filler patients.
4:15 pm - 5:00 pm
Revisions of Plastic Surgery
Jack Fischer, MD
  • Identify the causes for redo breast surgery.
  • Demonstrate appropriate solutions for breast surgery.

Sunday, May 17
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 am
Roundtable Discussions
Developing a Professional Portfolio
  • Describe key considerations for professional portfolio.
  • Discuss essential components of a professional portfolio.
  • Describe advantages of maintaining an electric version of your portfolio.
How to Write a Journal Article
Tracey Hotta, BScN, RN, CPSN, CANS
  • Discuss strategies on how to start the process of writing a journal article
  • Identify the planning steps of a manuscript
Facial Assessment
Barbara Weber, RN, BSN
  • Identify the negative effects of aging of the face.
  • Discuss options for facial rejuvenation.
Pre and Post Facial Photo Taking; Exploring Recent Applications
Iris Epstein RN, PhD
  • Review the challenges around managing client's pre post photos.
  • Demonstrate different current applications available to manage photos.
Optimizing Patient Outcomes: Daily Skin Care
Kristy van Beek, BSc
  • Discuss the key benefits of daily skin care
  • Differentiate between physician dispensed and mass-market skin care products
Ascending Staph Infection Post Hyaluronidase Use for HA Filler Dissolution/Can an Inciting Event or Compromised Immune Status Pre or Post HA Filler Injection Lead to an Increase in Adverse Events
MK Maloney, RN, CANS
  • Discuss the role of surgical prep prior to injection.
  • Discuss the increase in retinol embolic events that have been reported in the past year.
11:00 am - 11:30 am
Closing Comments