Board Directors Meeting – Morning

Registration Opens

Optional Pre-Meeting Courses 1:30 – 5:30 pm  (Ticket Required)

Introduction to Plastic Surgical Skin Care/Novice Course: Aesthetic Team Approach to Consultations, Protocols, Retailing & Marketing Workshop

4 hrs
Sandra Adams and Bea Hunter Erdman
Fee: $75.00
Description:  This is a comprehensive, interactive course for the aesthetician, nurse or practice manager who is new to the skin care department of a plastic surgical practice. The logistics, importance, framework and effective building of the Aesthetic Team Approach will be the key focus. This course is also designed to address various responsibilities including team building key insights, training Your Team to excel at all levels, developing protocols and services, the importance of the consultation process, retailing, marketing and promotional events. A vendor evaluation process to benefit ‘YOUR’ practice is included. Audience participation will be encouraged. This course is not only recommended for the novice skincare specialist, but could benefit potential start-up practices and existing practices (experienced skincare specialists, nurses and ancillary management personnel), that need a motivating educational and business building update.

Advanced Concepts in Permanent Cosmetics: Areola/Nipple Complex Repigmentation and Full Lip/Corrective Lip Tattooing

Dermaplaning: The Ins and Outs and How to Incorporate into Your Practice

3 hrs
Jill Sprengel, RN and Gail Belott, RN
Fee: $50.00
Description: As YOU embark on your “Conquest for the Gold in Vancouver”, join the experts and perfect your skills by learning more about the gold standard in exfoliation.  Dermaplaning is the popular medical skill proven to be the “hook” to enhance patient retention.  This workshop will be an exciting combination of sidebar data, protocols, creative peels, practice development and a modified hands-on proficiency session.
Dermaplaning is a controlled technique used to stimulate the epidermis to repair itself.  This sought after safe procedure, performed by skincare professionals,  is best described as physical or mechanical exfoliation.  Its key benefits are to jump start cellular turnover, remove dry dead cells, smooth the skin surface, improve clarity, open pores and enhance penetration of products and prescriptions.

Semi-Permanent Fillers: A New Option for Nurse Injectors

2 hrs
Kathy Jones, BSN, RN, CPSN and Stephanie Holden, RN, BSN
Fee: $50.00
Description:  This comprehensive dermal filler course will address semi-permanent fillers and advanced techniques for the master level nurse injector.  The attendee will learn the various types of fillers with specific emphasis on injecting Sculptra.  Sculptra protocol and procedure will be detailed through a didactic session and video demonstration.  The course will also cover advanced injecting techniques.  This course will teach you how to evaluate the face to determine the specific type of filler appropriate for treatment and cover pros and cons of using semi-permanent fillers vs. other fillers.  The course will conclude with an overview of the benefits of combination treatments and allow interactive discussion with course attendees. 

Evaluating Product Ingredients: How to Get the Best Products in Your Practice –
What to Look For
2 hrs
Denise Byrnes
Fee:  $50.00
Description: Are you puzzled by the promise of the “latest and greatest ingredient" to hit the market? This course will delve into the myriad of ingredients used in skin care formulations today. Discussions will include the newest advances in formulations – from delivery systems to ingredient sources, what do they really accomplish – as well as marketplace trends and clinical study methods. This session will help to explain these ‘miracle’ formulations along with their marketing claims. Please join us for an engaging, informative and interactive course.

6:30am – 5:15pm
Registration Open
(Regency Foyer)

7:15 – 7:45am
Mentor/Mentee Breakfast Meeting

7:15 – 8:00am
Continental Breakfast in the Exhibits

8:00 – 8:20am
SPSSCS Presidential Welcome Stephanie Holden, RN, BSN

8:20 – 8:30am
Presentation of Annual Meeting Scholarship WinnersSusan M. Wells, RN, MS

9:30 – 10:00am
Anti-Oxidant Skin CareJulie Ann Woodward, MD

10:00 – 10:20am
Break in the Exhibits

10:20am – 12:00pm
Practice Management/Marketing Panel - Craig Colville, MD, Moderator

10:20 –10:35
SEO is Dead - Social is Alive: Shifting Your Marketing to Social Media
Tom Seery     

10:35 – 10:55
Facebook Pages Revisited Wendy Lewis

10:55 – 11:10
Groupon – Both Sides of the Ethical IssueBob Aicher, Esq.

11:10 – 11:30
Seven-Step Marketing Plan: The Unique Needs of Plastic Surgeons
Candace  Crowe

11:30 – 11:50
How to Develop a Practice Marketing TeamLou Haggerty

11:50 – 12:00

12:00 – 1:30pm
Lunch in the Exhibits

1:30 – 2:20pm
Medications that Address Skin ConditionsKathy Jones, BSN, RN, CPSN
Prescription Medications - Office Protocols

2:20 – 2:30pm

2:30 – 3:45pm
Skin Care Specialist Round Tables – Networking Focus Groups
Provided in conjunction with extended afternoon Break in Exhibits 
Members will have opportunity to network, enter discussions at the tables in which they have an interest, as well as visit with exhibitors.
Table Topics:

  1. Nurse Injector – Techniques for Getting the Optimal Results, How to Deal with Side Effects and Bad Outcomes (i.e., bruising, nodules, how to retain your patients) – Karen Menard, RN
  2. Acne - How to Treat and Control ItCindy Steele
  3. Peels - What’s Your Favorite, Why You Use It – The Costs and Benefits – Kathy Leighton
  4. Charting, Protocols, Policy & Procedure ManualKathy Jones, BSN, RN, CPSN
  5. Focused Ultrasound Technology: Does it Really Work, How to Get a Good OutcomeAna Tevez, RN
  6. Team Building – Ideas for Building Strong Team Members and Keeping Communication Open in Your PracticeSusan M. Wells, RN, MS
  7. Brow Shaping TipsElena Reyes, RMA, RST
  8. The Work Horse for the Skin - Sharing the Ingredients that Make a DifferenceBetsy Rubenstone
  9. Before and After Laser Treatment – Share Your Protocol on the Best Before and After Treatments to Prep the Skin and Your After-Care Regimen to Accelerate HealingDebra Yates
  10. Hyperpigmentation – Getting the Results Patients ExpectJill Niebaur
  11. Advertising – Share Your Best Secrets on Getting Patients into Your PracticeMichelle Turley

3:45 – 4:05pm
Scar Management and Control…Current ConceptsAlan D. Widgerow, MBBCh

4:05 – 4:10pm

4:10 – 4:25pm
ASAPS WelcomeJeff Kenkel, MD - ASAPS President

4:25 – 4:45pm
Camouflage MakeupRuben Potrebenko  

4:45 – 5:10pm
Holistic SkincareGuldal Caba, PhD, NMD, NAC

5:10 – 5:30pm
Probiotics: New Applications for an Old Remedy Therese Clark

5:30 pm
Announcements and Adjourn

7:00am – 5:30pm
Registration Open

7:00 – 8:00am
Continental Breakfast in Exhibits

7:00 – 8:00am
Committee Meetings & Sign ups in the Exhibits

8:00 – 8:30am
Mechanisms of Skin Aging – Charlene DeHaven, MD

8:30 – 8:35am

8:35 – 8:50am
Aesthetic Surgery at its Best: Cleft Lip Repair in Dhaka City, BangladeshChristopher Hauge, MD and Elena Reyes RMA, RST
World Burn CongressNancy Cheney and Michelle Palcic

8:50 – 8:55am

8:55 – 9:05am
SPSSCS Presidential Award for Distinguished Service

9:05 – 9:45am
Operating a Profitable Cosmetic PracticeBryan Durocher

9:45 – 9:50am

9:50 – 10:25am
Break in Exhibits

10:25 – 10:55am
Dermal NeedlingLance Setterfield, MD

10:55 – 11:00am

11:00 – 11:25am
Thinking Out of the Box – A New Paradigm for Successful Skin CorrectionAlexandra Zani

11:25 – 11:30am

11:30am – 12:00pm
SPSSCS Business Meeting  (Members Only)

11:30 – 1:00
Lunch in Exhibits

   Retailing/Merchandising/Marketing “Your Practice” Philosophy

Sandra Adams and Bea Hunter Erdman
This three-phase, action packed breakout session will help you to establish core practice values and standards of practice in your retailing program. Phase I discussions will include how to measure and plan for your success in a retailing program and establish and maintain an effective sales training program with your team, within your practice. Phase II discussion will review how to effectively merchandise your product message and brand in and out of your practice with your patients. Phase III discussions will focus on marketing your retailing program successfully in a competitive market. At the end, you will leave this breakout with a clear understanding that “Sell” is really neither negative nor a “four letter word” any longer.

   Brows Frame the Face  

Elena Reyes, RMA, RST and Alicia Barrera
Learn different techniques for grooming and shaping brows for men and women - from brow consultation to beautifully shaped and groomed brows, using good treatment techniques and brow products. Learn tips and tricks that will keep your clients coming back!

   Evaluating Your Career in Plastic Surgery

Alexandria Zani
This interactive session will guide you through a quantitative assessment of your job tasks as a skin care specialist and provide needed insight to better serve your plastic surgery practice. During this session, you will perform a self-assessment to analyze your current daily job asks.  A basic questionnaire with nationally recognized job tasks will be examined to enable you to evaluate your existing skill sets and determine your educational goals to meet future challenges.

   Focused Ultrasound: The Art and Science of Ultrasonic Energy for Tissue Lifting

Ana Tevez, RN
Explore the art and science of ultrasonic energy for tissue lifting. Discover how to incorporate a non-invasive energy system for tissue lifting in your practice. Topics of discussion will include mechanism of action of focused ultrasound, patient selection and optimizing results.

2:15 – 2:45pm
Brow EstheticsTimothy J. Marten, MD

2:45 – 2:50pm

2:50 – 3:10pm
Controlling Adult AcneJennifer Linder, MD

3:10 – 3:15pm

3:15 – 3:40
Break in the Exhibits

3:40 – 5:05pm
Stem Cell / Fat Augmentation Panel – Susan M. Wells, RN, MS, Moderator

- 3:40 – 4:10pm
  LipostructureSydney Coleman, MD

- 4:10 – 4:40pm
  Simultaneous Facelift and Fat Injections – Combined Lifting and Filling of the FaceTimothy J. Marten, MD

- 4:40 – 5:00pm
  Cell Enriched Fat Transfer in Aesthetic Plastic SurgerySteven R. Cohen, MD

- 5:00 – 5:05pm

5:05 – 5:30pm
Closing Panel: Sharing Pearls for Profit – Why Do Patients Keep Coming Back: an Interactive Presentation Betsy Rubenstone, Karen Menard, RN and Bea Hunter                

Drawing for 2013 Meeting Registration – Adjourn

Held in Conjunction with ASAPS at the Vancouver Convention Centre

7:30am – 12Noon
S6A The Power of Cosmetic Medicine: Optimizing Results with Light and Energy Based Technologies
Chairs:Michael I. Kulick, MD
Presenters:  Lawrence Bass, MD, Barry DiBernardo, MD, Julius Few, MD, Thomas Fiala, MD, Robert Gotkin, MD, Miles Graivier, MD, John Hoopman, CMLSO , Joseph Hunstad, MD, Kiya Movassaghi, MD, Jason Pozner, MD, Brooke Seckel, MD, and Brett Snyder, MD(Faculty subject to change)
Course Description:
This comprehensive course, designed for core aesthetic physicians, nurses and aestheticians, will provide participants information that is vital to the success of today’s aesthetic practice.  The faculty will present a review/update on the growing array of light/energy-based procedures.  Updates on new technology/data will be presented as well as a panel discussion on complications and controversies in area including ablative and non-ablative skin improvement, acne (acute post-op and scarring), IPL, skin contour related to fat and vascular correction will be presented.  A new feature this year includes small group rotations allowing participants a chance for more in-depth interaction with faculty and closer examination of specific devices. 
Emphasis will be on safe and effective outcomes for patients. 
Learning Objectives:

  • Critically assess the array of light/energy-based treatment options that are available for skin tone, body appearance and shape and discuss how best to incorporate these into your practice.  
  • Describe the steps necessary to evaluate patients in order to choose the most appropriate light/energy-based technology to achieve safe and satisfactory outcomes.
  • Identify and understand how to manage potential complications with light/energy-based devices that are available.
  • Explain pain management options for minimally invasive aesthetic procedures (with the patient) and make appropriate decisions based on the discussion.
  • Describe emerging uses of light/energy-based technology and how to use them while maximizing patient outcomes and safety. 

Cosmetic Updates in:

  • Ablative Skin Improvement
  • Non-ablative Skin Improvement
  • Acne: Acute, Post-Op, Scarring
  • IPL
  • Skin Contour Related to Fat
  • Vascular correction
  • Small Group Rotations

1:00pm – 5:30pm 
S6B The Power of Cosmetic Medicine: High Impact Results with Injectable Agents for Facial Rejuvenation
Chairs:Z. Paul Lorenc, MD
Presenters:  Steven Fagien, MD, Julius Few, MD, Miles Graivier, MD and Haideh Hirmand, MD(Faculty subject to change)
Course Description:
This comprehensive course, designed for core aesthetic physicians, nurses and aestheticians, will provide participants information that is vital to the success of today’s aesthetic practice.  The faculty will present a review/update on the growing number of injectable products for facial enhancement. Updates on new products/data will be presented and a comprehensive panel discussion on how to manage complications will be featured.  Emphasis will be placed on conducting an effective aesthetic evaluation including how to choose an appropriate product(s) for your patient.  A new feature this year includes small group rotations allowing participants a chance for more in-depth interaction with faculty as they watch live patient injections.  Emphasis will be on safe and effective outcomes for patients. 
Learning Objectives:

  • Critically assess the array of facial injectable products that are available for facial enhancement/rejuvenation and discuss how best to incorporate these into your practice. 
  • Describe the differences between the FDA approved botulinum toxin products
  • When injecting dermal fillers, describe:
  • Various product characteristics to effectively distinguish among the variety of available products
  • The appropriate depth of injection and specific injection techniques in order to ensure optimal outcomes
  • Evaluate advanced injection techniques with dermal fillers and neurotoxins through the use of:

Injection assisted devices
Techniques to achieve maximum volume enhancement

  • Explain and implement techniques to help avoid/mange complications with dermal fillers and neurotoxins.


  • What’s New?
  • Minimizing Complications – Panel Discussion
  • Aesthetic Analysis: The Cornerstone for Achieving Optimal Patient Outcomes
  • Small Group Rotations
Contact SPSSCS 562.799.0466 or info@spsscs.org