International Society of Plastic and Aesthetic Nurses
ISPAN 2018 –
The Meeting

September 27 -
October 1, 2018
Westin River North
Chicago, Illinois

Aurelie Alger
Executive Director
Crystal Beatrice
Meeting Manager
Anthony Golia
Meeting Coordinator
Heather MacLean
Yvonne Grunebaum
Director of Industry Relations

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Amanda Bailey, ACNP-BC, CWS, CPSN

Get Excited!!!

There is a wonderful program developed by our talented SSPC team ready for viewing. The 2018 meeting in Chicago is coming. I am thrilled at the options for education and am sure our attendees may have to make some tough decisions about which courses to attend and when as there are several wonderful speakers and topics. More


SAVE THE DATE: ISPAN 2018 – The Meeting
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Kathleen Mortl RN, CPSN, CANS
Editor, The ISPAN Newsletter

Attitudes to Ageing
In June this year the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH)

That Age Old Question detailed the responses of 2,000 people using focus groups and a national survey, before making policy recommendations based on the results.1 While part of the report looked at ageism in general; for example, negative stereotypes of older people as lonely, vulnerable, in poor health and an economic burden, it is also explored the public’s perception of appearance in older age. More


Ginger Mars, RN, MSN, NP-c, CCRN, CPSN
Chair, SSPC

Not to rush the summer fun, but the 2018 annual convention is only a few short weeks away. Chicago in early Autumn is a great place to be!!! The SSPC has worked diligently to put together a cutting edge program jam-packed with information to hone your skills and practice regardless of your area of concentration in Plastic Surgery. More


Kristi Elliott, RN, FNP-C, CPSN

Hello ISPAN! Do you know that work is constantly going on behind the scenes to continue to make ISPAN the definitive voice for aesthetic and plastic surgical nursing? One of the ways this is done is with committees carrying out tasks dedicated to accomplishing steps set out on by our strategic plan. I am the Board Liason to the Clinical Practice Committee, chaired by Katie Soso. This committee is focused on publishing ISPAN position statements based upon evidence based medicine, and Society values. They can be located under the resources tab on the website and the list is ever-growing. While we continue to add to it, we strive to update the existing statements every 2 years. More




I am looking forward to seeing familiar faces and meeting new colleagues in Chicago this September for ISPAN 2018 – The Meeting. While attending our meetings, in addition to attending the various and engaging scientific sessions, one will also have the opportunity to meet and greet the exhibitors at the vendors’ booths. More


Kathleen Mortl RN, CPSN, CANS
Editor, The ISPAN Newsletter

Certification and Recertification Corner.

CME vs. CEU – What the difference and what should I look out for?
Nurses who have been in practice for many years or newer are confused when hearing the terms continuing education unit (CEU) or continuing medical education (CME). The confusion is understandable as many programs and marketing materials tend to use the terms interchangeably. There is a difference between these terms. So what is the different between a CEU and a CME? More

PSNF Corner

The PSNF board has been busy reviewing applications for the CANS/CPSN Review Course Grants and the Professional Development Advancement Grants. We received many outstanding applications this year! Keep an eye out at ISPAN 2018 – The Meeting for your chance to donate to the PSNF and receive an ISPAN t-shirt or wine glass! If you donate now your name will be prominently dispayed at ISPAN 2018 – The Meeting. You can do so by going to the newly updated website:


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New Members

Erin Alouf - Alouf Aesthetics
Erin Alouf - Alouf Aesthetics
Samara Ambrosio - MedSpa CT
Elizabeth Archual - UVA Medical Center
Jenny Atkins
Sonja Balcom
Rachel Barber - Morpheus Medical Aesthetics
Elise Bard - Forma Plastic Surgery
Robert Barrett - Vita Eterna
Michelle Barringer - N/A
Christine Bloom - Skin RN
Cheri Brown - Atlantic Plastic Surgery Center
Stephanie Brown - RGV Cosmetic Surgery and Vein Center
Anne Bruno - Hobgood Facial Plastic Surgery
Renee Burke - Renee Burke MD Aesthetic & Plastic Surgery
Jenny Cajucom
Jacqueline Carr - Aesthetic Medispa of West County
Tara Collins - Tower Oculofacial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Darlene Comstock - Mobile Plastic and Reconstructive Surger
Katelyn Davis - Northern Lights Aesthetics, LLC
Denise Dierker - Athenix Body Sculpting Institute
Cheryl Donaldson - Manicures And More
Michele Duda - ReFresh Aesthetic Center
Sarah Ellis - Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surg
Bree Evarts
Clarissa Fegan - ASC Resource Group
Marybeth Gabriel - N/A
Maria Gagliardi - Skin Rx Boston
Deborah Geary - Danyo-Banbury Plastic Surgery
Melissa Gorz - Emory Aesthetic Center
Sharon Grasso - The Breslow Center for Plastic Surgery
Melanie Graves - Sentara RMH
Aliesha Greco - pure glo
hilary greening - Hennepin County Medical Center
Dorinda Gresen - Deux Rose' Beauty Refinery
Jeanette Guiral - LaserAway
Albina Guzman - Wellness Med Art
Kristen Hanenian - Elite Medical
Sandra Hatfield - Dermatology Specialists of Charlotte
Laurie Havice - Bruner Aesthetics
Brandie Henderson - Dr. Shaun Parson
Kathryn Hodge Kramer
melissa hughes - Sier Medical Spa
Sheri Jennings - Body Medspa
Lara Jordan
Angela Kane
Liana Khayerdinov - Long Island Plastic Surgical Group
Melissa Knecht-Savey - Homefield Health
Ling-Hsuan Kung - wave plastic surgery
Rose Laczny
Jamie LaRue - Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery
Julia Latkovic - Boyd
Oakjoo Lee - Inova Fairfax Hospital
PK Logan - Skin Savvy
Jessica Lundgren - Colorado Plastic Surgery Center
Meagan McFarland - Reflect Medical Aesthetics
Diane Malone - ALC MEDSPA
Helen manis - manis cosmetic consulting
Angela Marchant - Oppenheimer Plastic Surgery
Joann Martin - Avante Cosmetic
Devin Mazzara - Zuckerman Plastic Surgery
Jenna McCarthy - Concierge Medical Spa
Lynn Mccormick-Dunagan - Penninsula Plastic Surgery Center
Kay Mccunis - beYOUtiful Anti-Aging Studio
Meagan McFarland - Reflect Medical Aesthetics
Kati Montoya - LTSYI, LLC
Candace Moore - Complexion Med Spa
Shelly Moran - Houston Methodist Hospital
Christina Nalbone - Dr. Park Avenue
shenna Nichols - Rose Medical Center
Lauren Pearson - Portland Face Doctor
Nancy Pellegrino - NP Aesthetics, Inc
Christina Peredo - UC Health
Wanda Potts - Austin Plastic Surgery Institute
Dana Prieto - The Swan Center
Kim Ragone - Ritz Residences
Lisa Reichner - Spa Administrator
Stacey Riffe - Stacey Riffe
Renata Roddy - Roddy MedSpa
Lauren Rosa - NYU Plastic Surgery Associates
Elizabeth Rosenberg - Lizzie Rosenberg Consulting
Jennifer Salerno - Skin Savvy Medical Spa
Emily Schultz - The Cosmetic Surgery Clinic
Lauren Shanker - Rejuvenation NYC
Molly Shea - Laser Clinique
Kristy Ray Sheehan - Mizuguchi Plastic Surgery
Jenna Sicilian - Skin laundry
Amy Slethaug - Forma
jaclyn soltys - Robert Zubowski Center for Plastic Surgery
Sara Stafford - Meredith Bay Laser & Skin Care Center
Molly Steahly - Kirby Plastic Surgery
Nicol Stevens - Madrona Medical Spa/Pearl Plastic Surgery
Natasa Stojanov-Billeci - LaserAway
Jacklyn Sudetic - Dr. Philip Solomon Nasal and
Facial Surgery Centre

Jessica Tambre - Mercy Regional Medical Center
Margo Trafton - APSC
Aundrea Trevors - Truro Medi spa
Cindy Wagner - Silverton Medical Spa
Vanessa Walker - Elliot Health System
Jaclyn Walsh - Jackie’s Injectables LLC
Summer Walters - Specialized Aesthetics
Jennifer Weiner
Kim Welch - Esperance Aesthetic Wellness
Alana Wilson - Skin By Lovely
Megan Worth - Brigham and Woman's Hospital
Jennifer Yniguez - Asia Pacific Plastic Surgery
Melissa Zambon - True Medspa
Melissa Zapinski - Stutz Dermatology
Laura Zimmerman - ZL Medaesthetics