AIA Advanced Cadaver Course

Safety Is More Than Skin Deep

Safe, confident injections come from a deep understanding of facial anatomy. See beneath the surface with a hands-on cadaver dissection lab and a live in-person introduction to ultrasound for injectors. This two-day medical aesthetic training course will help established and advanced injectors take the next leap in skill and safety.

This facial aesthetics anatomy and technique course features:

✓Classroom instruction from some of the leading trainers in the field;
✓Focus on common areas of concern including tear troughs, temple and jaw;
✓A hands-on cadaver lab giving attendees a 3-D understanding of facial anatomy.

The Academy for Injection Anatomy Advanced Cadaver Course is approved for 13 CME hours for physicians, physician assistants, advanced practice registered nurses and registered nurses.

Activity Overview

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of physicians, nurse practitioners, registered nurses and other healthcare professionals involved in the care of patients undergoing medical aesthetic procedures.

The sessions are designed to increase participants knowledge and competence and give them techniques that can be directly applied to their performance in their practice to increase positive patient outcomes and avoid complications using the latest advances in treatment.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of the educational activity, participants should be able to:

  • Identify patient safety concerns connected to non-invasive medical aesthetic treatments.
  • Interpret legal guidelines relating to practice ownership, practice management, provider scope of practice, provider compensation, patient privacy, and other regulatory concerns.
  • Identify the most effective techniques and technologies in the field.


Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Medical Education Resources (MER) and American Med Spa Association/Academy for Injection Anatomy. MER is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE)

This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive 13 Interprofessional continuing Education (IPCE) credit for learning and change.

Physicians

Medical Education Resources designates this live activity 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.

Physician Assistants

Medical Education Resources has been authorized by the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 13 AAPA Category 1 CME Credits. Physician Assistants should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

Nurses

Medical Education Resources designates this live activity for a maximum of 13 ANCC nursing contact hours. Nurses will be awarded contact hours upon successful completion of the activity.

Medical Education Resources is a provider of continuing nursing education by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP 12299, for 13 contact hours.

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

Medical Education Resources ensures balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all our educational programs. In accordance with this policy, MER identifies conflicts of interest with its instructors, content managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of an activity. Conflicts are resolved by MER to ensure that all scientific research referred to, reported, or used in a continuing education activity conforms to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis. MER is committed to providing its learners with high-quality activities that promote improvements or quality in health care and not the business interest of a commercial interest.

The faculty reported the following financial relationships with commercial interests whose products or services may be mentioned in this activity:

George Baxter-Holder, APRN, DNP, CANS
Speakers Bureau - Galderma, Allergan, Endo

Sarah Safa, MS, PA-C
Speakers Bureau - Galderma

Hermine Warren, DNP, APRN, CANS, CNM
Speakers Bureau - Galderma

Steven F. Weiner, MD
Speakers Bureau - Galderma, Sciton

The content managers reported the following financial relationships with commercial interests whose products or services may be mentioned in this activity:

American Med Spa Association/Academy for Injection Anatomy
None

Planners at Medical Education Resources
None

Why Attend

"We learn a lot of anatomy in books throughout our careers but this has been a really good experience in translating the books into real life."

Iris Graham, PA, Owner, Millefiori Skin Care

"I do not believe that any injector should be practicing on a live patient until they are actually able to dissect a face and look at the anatomy."

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Pricing

Non-members

Early Bird

4,925

Regular

5,075

Non-member pricing is increasing by $425 on January 1, 2023. Book now to save!

Plus Members

Early Bird

4,325

Regular

4,475

Additional Attendees
Early Bird

4,325

Regular

4,475

Plus member pricing is increasing by $225 on January 1, 2023. Book now to save!

Basic Members

Early Bird

4,625

Regular

4,775

Additional Attendees
Early Bird

4,625

Regular

4,775

Basic member pricing is increasing by $325 on January 1, 2023. Book now to save!

AIA injection training is limited to medical practitioners holding state licenses of Registered Nurse (RN) and above (RN, APRN, PA, MD/DO).

Please contact us directly if you have questions.

Dates & Locations

March 4 - 5, 2023

Kansas City, MO
Registration Closes: February 22, 2023 at Noon Central Time
Early Bird Registration Closes: February 4, 2023 at 11:59pm Eastern Time
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Crossroads

2101 Central Street, Kansas City, MO 64108

Group Rate: $199.00 per night plus 17.35% room tax, and $1.75 per night KC Development Fee.

Must book on or before 5pm CST Thursday, February 16 to secure discounted room block rate.

Crossroads is a thoughtful reimagining of the Pabst Brewing Depot, built in 1911. A time when Percheron horse-drawn teams paraded the streets with wagons loaded with beer. Found in the heart of the Arts District, The Crossroads is flawlessly located to explore all the city has to offer. Crossroads hotel is 18 miles from Kansas City International Airport. Overnight valet parking is $30/day and day use parking is $14/day.

April 14 - 16, 2023

Phoenix, AZ
Registration Closes: April 5, 2023 at Noon Central Time
Early Bird Registration Closes: March 14, 2023 at 11:59pm Eastern Time
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Hotel to be Determined

May 19 - 21, 2023

Dallas, TX
Registration Closes: May 10, 2023 at Noon Central Time
Early Bird Registration Closes: April 19, 2023 at 11:59pm Eastern Time
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Hotel to be Determined

July 14 - 16, 2023

Boston, MA
Registration Closes: July 5, 2023 at Noon Central Time
Early Bird Registration Closes: June 14, 2023 at 11:59 pm Eastern Time
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October 13 - 15, 2023

Charlotte, NC
Registration Closes: October 4, 2023 at Noon Central Time
Early Bird Registration Closes: September 13, 2023 at 11:59 pm Eastern Time
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November 3 - 5, 2023

Orlando, FL
Registration Closes: October 25, 2023 at Noon Central Time
Early Bird Registration Closes: October 3, 2023 at 11:59 pm Eastern Time
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Hotel to be Determined

COVID-19 Update: AIA Advanced Cadaver Course

Attendee Information and Requirements

While there are no mask requirements for attendees, we ask that you please continue to follow CDC guidelines to protect our medical aesthetic community.

  • Do not attend the event if you are sick or have tested positive for COVID-19.
  • If you are at an increased risk for severe illness or live with or spend time with someone at higher risk, consider wearing a mask during our event.
  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water. Use hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Cover your mouth when coughing or sneezing.

Agenda

Day 1 - Friday

6:00 PM ~ 7:30 PM
Friday Kickoff Networking Reception

Meet other medical aesthetic professionals attending the Boot Camp as well as the Academy for Injection Anatomy Advanced Cadaver Course and the Ultrasound Fundamentals for the Aesthetic Injector training.

Features a full open bar and passed hors d'oeuvres.

*Only available at Atlanta, New York, San Francisco, Houston and Miami trainings.

Speakers: Sponsored by Allergan

Day 2 - Saturday

7:30 AM ~ 8:00 AM
Breakfast
8:00 AM ~ 8:40 AM
Global Approach to Facial Anatomy for the Injector

Speakers: Christopher C. Surek , DO, FACS

8:40 AM ~ 9:10 AM
Facial Assessment for the Injector

Speakers: Christopher C. Surek , DO, FACS

9:10 AM ~ 10:25 AM
Anterior Midface - Facial Vasculature/Pyriform Injections

Speakers: Christopher C. Surek , DO, FACS

10:25 AM ~ 10:40 AM
Lateral Midface - Cheek Projection and Tear Trough

Speakers: Christopher C. Surek , DO, FACS

10:40 AM ~ 11:10 AM
Break
11:10 AM ~ 11:55 AM
Temple, Forehead and Peri-orbital Rejuvenation

Speakers: Christopher C. Surek , DO, FACS Steven F. Weiner , MD

11:55 AM ~ 12:40 PM
Anterior and Posterior Jawline

Speakers: Christopher C. Surek , DO, FACS

12:40 PM ~ 1:00 PM
reJAWvenation Anatomy and Technique

Speakers: Christopher C. Surek , DO, FACS Steven F. Weiner , MD

1:00 PM ~ 1:50 PM
Lunch
1:50 PM ~ 2:20 PM
Rheology "Gel Science" Review

Speakers: George Baxter-Holder , ARNP, DNP, CANS

2:20 PM ~ 2:40 PM
Neurotoxin: Comprehensive Review

Speakers: Hermine Warren , DNP, ARPN, CANS

2:40 PM ~ 3:35 PM
Ultrasound for the Injector and a Deeper Dive Into the Temple

Speakers: Steven F. Weiner , MD

3:35 PM ~ 4:15 PM
Break
4:15 PM ~ 4:45 PM
Nasal Anatomy for the Injector and Anatomy Wrap-up and Review

Speakers: Christopher C. Surek , DO, FACS

4:45 AM ~ 6:00 PM
Filler Complications - Case Examples and Live Panel Discussion

Speakers: All Faculty

6:00 PM ~ 6:30 PM
Break
6:30 PM ~ 7:30 PM
Cocktails and Photo/Book Signing Opportunity with Dr. Surek
7:30 PM ~ 9:00 PM
Educational Keynote and Session

*Only available at Atlanta, New York, San Francisco, Houston and Miami trainings. Exact sessions may vary by date.

Speakers: Sponsored by Galderma

Day 3 - Sunday

7:30 AM ~ 8:00 AM
Breakfast
8:00 AM ~ 12:45 PM
Hands-on Cadaver Lab

Includes ultrasound demonstration.

12:45 PM ~ 1:45 PM
Lunch
2:00 PM ~ 3:30 PM
Business-only Breakouts*

Select one of these options during registration.

  • The Value of Treatment Plans and the 2 KPIs That Will 10x Your Business
    Speaker: Terri Ross and Dana Hatch, APX by Terri Ross
  • Hiring and Compensation
    Speaker: Bryan Durocher, Durocher Enterprises
  • Instagram and Facebook 101
    Speakers: Aly Boeckh, Esme Uriostegui, Michela Bailey, AmSpa

*Only available at Atlanta, New York, San Francisco, Houston and Miami trainings. Exact sessions may vary by date.

Faculty

Christopher C. Surek

DO, FACS

Dr. Surek is a board-certified plastic surgeon and internationally recognized facial anatomist. He is an assistant professor of anatomy at Kansas City University and clinical assistant professor of plastic surgery at the University of Kansas Medical...

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Steven Weiner

MD

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...

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Young Cho

MD, PhD

Exclusive to June 4 - 5 training in Kansas City! Young Cho, MD, PhD is a board-certified plastic surgeon dedicated to providing patients with the latest surgical and non-surgical options to help them along their aesthetic...

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George Baxter-Holder

DNP, ARNP, CANS

George Baxter-Holder, DNP, ARNP, CANS, 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...

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Carl Clarke

MHS, RPA-C

Carl Clarke, MHS, RPA-C, is a board-certified physician associate who graduated from St. John’s University, Bayley Seton Medical and, later, St. Francis University, where he earned his master’s degree in health science/education. He is an aesthetic...

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Michelle Doran

MSN, APRN, BC, CANS

Michelle Dyment Doran is a board-certified nurse practitioner and certified aesthetic nurse specialist. She is the co-founder, owner and clinical director of RN Esthetics. In addition, she is a trainer for Allergan Aesthetics, serves on the...

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Kevin Harrington

MSN, APRN, FNP-C

Kevin Harrington is a licensed practitioner and pioneer in aesthetic injectables with over 18 years of experience. As CEO and founder of Face-Time Aesthetics he is a highly sought-after, innovative leader. A faculty trainer for Allergan...

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Morgan Renfro

RN, CANS

Morgan Renfro, RN, CANS, completed her registered nursing degree at Carrington College, where she graduated at the top of her class. As the training lead and senior injection specialist for a top-10 practice in the nation...

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Sarah Safa

MS, PA-C

Sarah Safa MS, PA-C is a Certified Physician Assistant, Aesthetic Specialist and National, Expert Injector. With over 16 years of plastic and reconstructive surgery experience she is one of the top expert injectors in the Mid-Atlantic...

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Hermine Warren

DNP, APRN, CANS

Hermine Warren, a doctor of nursing practice (DNP), has been in nursing since 1974, with an advanced practice degree since 1980. She is also a certified aesthetic nurse specialist (CANS) in Southern California, an educational/clinical trainer...

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Anita Wolf

RN

Anita Wolf, RN is the owner of Face It Medical Spa and co-founder of The Central Connecticut Aesthetic Training Center. She has been an aesthetic medicine practitioner since 2004 and has earned the coveted spot of...

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