AIA Foundations of Injection Anatomy and Practice

Injectable Safety Starts With Anatomy

The Academy for Injection Anatomy Foundations of Injection Anatomy and Practice is approved for 10.75 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, nurses, APRNs, PAs, and other professionals involved in the care of patients searching for non-invasive medical aesthetic treatments.

This program is 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 scope of practice, practice of medicine, oversight, 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. 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 10.75 Interprofessional continuing Education (IPCE) credit for learning and change.


Medical Education Resources designates this live activity for a maximum of 10.75 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 10.75 AAPA Category 1 CME Credits. Physician Assistants should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.


Medical Education Resources designates this live activity for a maximum of 10.75 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 10.75 contact hours.

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

It is the policy of Medical Education Resources to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all of its educational activities. 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.

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

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

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

Planners at Medical Education Resources

What You Will Learn

Anatomy Education for Patient Safety

  • Critical Anatomical Structures and Vessels Below the Skin
  • Upper Third: Neuromodulator Technique
  • Midface: Cheek Filler & Neuromodulator Technique
  • Lower Third: Lips, Chin and Jawline

Technique Training for Fantastic Results

  • Intro to Neuromodulator Science
  • Basics of Rheology (Gel Science) and Fillers
  • Pros and Cons: Cannulas vs Needles
  • Cheek, Lips and Chin Techniques
  • Live, Intimate Injection Demos with Q&A

Legal Basics for Peace of Mind

  • Scope of Practice: Who Can Do What Treatment?
  • Good Faith Exam: What Is the Practice of Medicine?
  • Supervision, Delegation and Oversight
  • Informed Consent and Patient Medical Literacy



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Plus members save $500 on their first registration!

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Basic members save $200 on their first registration!

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

November 19 - 20

Chicago, IL
Early Bird Registration Closes: Wednesday, October 19 at 11:59pm Eastern Time

Why Attend

"I was looking for a course for new injectors and Hermine and George nailed it with this course. They are two of the top injectors in this industry, but they were so down to earth and made us feel like we were family. I would hands down recommend this course to anyone, especially any new injector."

Jessica Kruse, APRN, FNP-BC, JC Total Health

"George is just full of knowledge and he is so approachable. You can ask him any question and he explains everything in so much detail. He really understands the anatomy himself and it made me feel that I saw the bigger picture."

Nicole Bauer, RN, Aydin Center for Plastic Surgery

"Hermine is just a wealth of knowledge. She has a really great way of teaching and is really patient. I really enjoyed getting to learn from her."

Aria Turney, RN, Owner, Apogee Medical Aesthetics


George Baxter-Holder


George Baxter-Holder, ARNP, DNP, 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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Hermine Warren


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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Day 1 -

8:30 AM ~ 9:00 AM
Continental Breakfast
9:00 AM ~ 9:30 AM
Introduction to the Academy for Injection Anatomy
  • How Injection Anatomy is different perspective;
  • Building confidence as an injector;
  • The Fear of Injections is the Fear of Anatomy.
9:30 AM ~ 10:00 AM
Introduction to Legal Principles for Injecting
  • Scope of practice;
  • Practice of medicine;
  • Oversight.
10:00 AM ~ 11:00 AM
Patient Assessment Consultation Pearls to Building Relationships
  • Systematic approach to patient assessment;
  • Building trust;
  • Informed consent and patient medical literacy.
11:00 AM ~ 11:15 AM
11:15 AM ~ 12:15 PM
Critical Anatomical Structures and Vessels for the Injector
  • Upper Third;
  • Middle Third;
  • Lower Third.
12:15 PM ~ 1:00 PM
1:00 PM ~ 2:30 PM
Injector Tool Chest
  • Intro to neuromodulators;
  • Basics of rheology;
  • Other treatments.
2:30 PM ~ 3:15 PM
Injection Room Set-up and Photography
  • Room Setup;
  • Photography;
  • Antisepsis.
3:30 PM ~ 5:00 PM
Injection Techniques and Product Selection
  • Foundational sites for neuromodulation;
  • Cannula vs needle;
  • Cheek, lips and chin techniques.

Day 2 -

7:30 AM ~ 8:00 AM
Continental Breakfast
8:00 AM ~ 12:00 PM
Live Injection Demos
  • Assessment;
  • Anatomy;
  • Rheology;
  • Technique.