Special Optional Pre-Meeting Courses – New Expanded Options
Tuesday, May 1 – 1:30 – 5:30pm
Are you new to plastic surgical skin care and need information on building your practice? Are you considering adding permanent cosmetics to your practice? Would you like to learn more about dermaplaning? As a nurse injector, are you interested in expanding your knowledge of semi-permanent fillers? Are you puzzled by the promise of the ‘latest and greatest’ ingredients to hit the market?
If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, plan to arrive in Vancouver a little early to attend one of our Pre-Meeting Courses taught by known educators.  A nominal pre-registration fee is required (see Registration Form).  See the Program Schedule for details as space is limited – first come, first served.

A Positive Kick in the Attitude with Sam Glenn!
How valuable is your attitude to you?  If you were to buy your attitude, how much would you pay?  Prepare to be inspired as you join us in Vancouver with award-winning motivational speaker and author, Sam Glenn, for an unforgettable Keynote Presentation. Complete with laughter, inspiration, energy and fun, Sam will supply you with the jumper cables to re-charge your attitude, get you refocused and headed in a better direction.  A perfect kick-off for our meeting!
Special thanks to for providing an educational grant for this session.

Continuing Education for Aestheticians

This activity has been submitted to the National Coalition of Estheticians, Manufacturers/Distributors & Associations (NCEA) Commission on Accreditation to award CEs for aestheticians.  A NCEA CE is 45 minutes of a learning activity, either classroom/theory or demonstration/practical, journal-based or web-based.  Each approved class will be allocated the number of approved CEs.  Attendees should only claim those CE credits that he/she actually spends in the educational activity.
A completed Attendance Verification Form and speaker Evaluation Form must be submitted for each session before CEs will be issued.

Continuing Nursing Education 
This activity has been submitted to the Missouri Nurses Association for approval to award nursing contact hours.  The Missouri Nurses Association is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.  The maximum number of eligible contact hours submitted for approval is 16.65 hours.
A completed Attendance Verification Form and speaker Evaluation Form must be submitted for each session before contact hours will be issued. 

A SPSSCS 18th Annual Meeting Educational Bonus!
The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) has graciously invited the SPSSCS 18th Annual Meeting registrants to participate in ASAPS’ 2-part, full-day course, Cosmetic Medicine 2012- The Power of Cosmetic Medicine – Optimizing Results with Light and Energy-Based Technology
(7:30am – 12:00 noon) and High Impact Results with Injectable Agents for Facial Enhancement Featuring Live Patient Demonstrations of Treatments and Results!
(1:00pm – 5:30pm) on Friday, May 4 at the Vancouver Convention Centre.  Additional contact hours can be earned by attending this course.  Please visit the SPSSCS meeting registration desk for details. Attendance at this outstanding course is included in your 18th Annual Meeting registration fee (value of $175), so plan to attend our annual meeting in Vancouver and receive this exceptional educational bonus from the Aesthetic Society!

Skin Care 2012 Learning Objectives
After attending this meeting, participants should be able to:

  1. Apply scientific principles and rationale to formulate effective, results-oriented skin care treatment programs.
  2. Describe practices and behaviors that will minimize the risks and liabilities of skin care practice in a medical environment.
  3. Employ techniques, recommendations for treatment modalities, and the use of specialty products to assist in the treatment of problematic skin conditions.
  4. Integrate proven business practices and strategies into your skin care practice to provide exemplary service and evaluate its success.
  5. Recognize plastic surgical skin care as an integrative therapy to enhance plastic surgical patient care outcomes.

Exhibits Available – Win FREE Registration to the 2013 Annual Meeting In New York, NY!
During our breakfasts, lunches and breaks, make time to visit all the exhibits and hear about the latest products and services available to benefit your practice.  On Thursday, May 3, be sure to enter into the drawing for a free registration to our 2013 Annual Meeting in New York.  The drawing will be held at the end of the meeting on Thursday and you must be present to win.

Earn a Certificate of Course Completion for Neurotoxins and FDA Approved Dermal Fillers Offered by The Aesthetic Society

Successful completion of each of these courses is the first of two requirements for participants to receive a certificate of Nurse/Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant Injector—Level 1 Course Completion and Level 2 Course Completion.  The second requirement is participation in a physician sponsored preceptorship for each of the two courses.

S16A Physician Extender (RN/NP/PA) Injector Competence Training—Level 1—Basic Understanding the Basics of Injection Techniques with Neurotoxins and Hyaluronic Acid Dermal Fillers
Sunday, May 6          12:30pm – 2:30pm               2 CME Credits
Discounted pre-registration fee: $175                   On-site fee: $225
Chair: Julius W. Few, MD                      Additional Faculty: Haideh Hirmand, MD

S16B Physician Extender (RN/NP/PA) Injector Competence Training—Level 2—Advanced—Advanced/Combination Injection Techniques with Neurotoxins and the Array of FDA-Approved Dermal Fillers
Sunday, May 6                      3:00pm – 6:00pm                 3 CME Credits
Discounted pre-registration fee: $175       On-site fee: $225
Co-Chairs: Miles H. Graivier, MD and Z. Paul Lorenc, MD

Special Note: Register for both S16A and S16B and receive a discounted pre-registration fee of $250 to attend both the Basic and Advanced Injector Courses. Participation limited to RNs, NPs, and PAs practicing within their scope of practice under the direct supervision of a plastic surgeon.

Click HERE to download an ASAPS registration form.  You must register through The Aesthetic Society to participate in either of these courses.  All courses will be held at the Vancouver Convention Centre.

Getting to Know You in Vancouver

SPSSCS New Members and “Mentors for New Members/First Time Attendees” Breakfast
On Wednesday, May 2, a New Member/First Time Attendee Meeting will be held during the continental breakfast at 7:15am – 7:45am. This will be a wonderful opportunity for SPSSCS Member meeting Mentors and Mentees to meet, as well as to interact with the Board of Directors and get to know more about the organization.  Our goal is to create a welcoming environment and facilitate long-lasting professional relationships and friendships.
Please sign-up on the Registration Form if you would like to serve as a “Meeting Mentor” (SPSSCS Members Only) or if you are a new member or first-time attendee and would like to be a “Mentee” (members or non-members) Our administrative staff will pair everyone together and send notification to both the Mentors and Mentees explaining who their contact person is and how to meet her or him in Vancouver.

Welcome Reception
Tuesday, May 1, 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Make sure you arrive in Vancouver in time to join us for a festive reception to connect with your old friends - and make some new ones as well!  All paid registrants are invited to attend.   Please indicate on your Registration Form that you plan to attend!
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You are all stars to us!  Join us for a “Starry Night” in Vancouver with the majestic views of the city skyline mixed with your sparkling sense of style.  Bedazzle us with your festive cocktail attire, crystals and jewels as we celebrate Skin Care 2012 with more networking, dining and dancing on the Hyatt Regency’s 34th floor!  A ticket to the event is included with your meeting registration fee.  Accompanying guests not registered for the meeting may purchase a ticket for this event (see details on the Registration Form).  Please indicate on your form if you plan to attend.
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Registration Cancellation Policy
Refunds for meeting registration will ONLY be considered when a written request is mailed to the SPSSCS Central Office and postmarked by April 6, 2012. Refunds will be subject to a 10% administrative fee.  No refunds will be issued to registrants who fail to attend the meeting.

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What to Pack/What to Wear
Attire at the SPSSCS Annual Meeting is business casual.  Feel free to be comfortable in slacks, blazers, blouses and comfortable shoes are a must!  The average high temperature in Vancouver in May is 61° F (16°C) and the average low is 46°F (8° C).  Please remember to bring a sweater or jacket to the meeting as the air conditioning in the rooms may be cool.

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About Vancouver
Majestic mountains, sparkling ocean, rainforests and beautiful foliage in all four seasons make Vancouver one of the most beautiful cities in the world. It's no surprise Condé Nast Magazine named us the "Best City in the Americas."

Canada is known for our people's friendly nature, and Vancouver's citizens take great pride in our welcoming, clean, safe streets - day or night, all year round. Friendly with a laid-back vibe, Vancouver is home to a seemingly endless playground with activities and adventure for everyone. Visitors experience a modern, cosmopolitan city that blends culture and landscape.  For complete information on this exciting city, visit http://bit.ly/sP2YRC  For some helpful traveling tips go to www.tourismvancouver.com/visitors/vancouver/travel_tips/travel_tips

For a list of the top Vancouver restaurants and to see local physicians’ favorite recommendations, please visit www.surgery.org/dining/

“My nurse and three master aestheticians have attended the Skin Care Meetings.  They benefitted from them in so many ways, but especially they learned from doctors, nurses, and other aestheticians what works and what does not for treating pigmentation, skin care and other skin conditions.  They enjoyed the wide variety of panel speakers, the multidisciplinary approach to education and found the meetings very informative.”
Renato Saltz, MD – Past-President, ASAPS

Enjoy discounts at local restaurants and retail shops
simply by showing your Skin Care Meeting 2012 badge.
For a complete list of participating establishments,
please visit www.surgery.org/showyourbadge

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