Medical Spa & Aesthetic Boot Camp - Houston, TX

Houston, TX

October 7 - 9, 2022
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Houston Medical Spa & Aesthetic Boot Camp

AmSpa’s Medical Spa & Aesthetic Boot Camps are intensive seminars covering legal and business best practices in the medical spa industry. These events are designed for all medical spa professionals looking to run efficient, compliant and profitable aesthetic practices.

The Medical Spa & Aesthetic Boot Camp is approved for 9.25 CME hours for physicians, physician assistants, advanced practice registered nurses and registered nurses.

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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.

The program provides business, legal, regulatory and clinical information to help medical aesthetic providers and medical spas deliver safe and effective treatments while maintaining successful businesses.

Course Objectives

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

  • Identify patients in need of non-invasive medical aesthetic treatments;
  • Identify the most effective techniques and technologies in the field, and improve business and financial practices;
  • Interpret legal guidelines relating to practice ownership, practice management, provider scope of practice, provider compensation, patient privacy, and other regulatory concerns;
  • Identify patient safety concerns connected to non-invasive medical aesthetic treatments; and
  • Identify the proper and legal scope of practice for various professionals relating to non-invasive medical aesthetic treatments.

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 9.25 Interprofessional continuing Education (IPCE) credit for learning and change.

Physicians

Medical Education Resources designates this live activity for a maximum of 9.25 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 9.25 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 9.25 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 9.25 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.

  • A handbook with presentation materials for easy review and download link for presentation PDFs and additional resources;
  • Reference material for additional support;
  • The opportunity to receive a free copy of Risk Management for the Practicing Physician—A CME monograph certified nationally for 5.5. Category 1 CME hours;
  • Continental breakfast and lunch provided on Saturday and Sunday;
  • Kickoff reception on Friday evening;
  • Networking reception on Saturday evening.
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What You Will Learn

Discover How to Run a Profitable Medical Spa Practice

  • Recruit, hire and retain an exceptional team;
  • Affordably attract and keep patients;
  • Offer the most profitable and effective treatments;
  • and more!

Ensure Your Practice’s Long-term Success

  • Plan When and How You Should Expand;
  • Track Efficiency Metrics and Follow Best-practices;
  • Make Your Practice Attractive to Buyers;
  • and more!

Understand Your Medical Spa Laws

  • Learn the Rules Regarding Supervision, Delegation and Who Can Do What Treatment;
  • Get Clarity on Ownership Regulations and HIPAA Requirements;
  • Avoid Kickbacks, and Other Marketing Mistakes;
  • and more!
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Who Attends

Medical Spa Owners

Find legal strategies for business growth and greater profitability.

Entrepreneurs

Start your medical spa venture on the right foot.

Managers

Run your business efficiently and compliantly.

Marketing Professionals

Learn to effectively spread the word about your practice.

Interested in vendor opportunities?

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Pricing

Non-Members

Early Bird

1,345

Regular

1,495

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Plus Members

Early Bird

1,095

Regular

1,245

Additional Attendees
Early Bird

945

Regular

1,095

Plus members save $250 on the first ticket and $400 for each additional team member!

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Basic Members

Early Bird

1,195

Regular

1,345

Additional Attendees
Early Bird

1,345

Regular

1,495

Basic members save $150 on their first ticket!

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Early bird pricing ends Wednesday, September 7, 2022 at 11:59 Eastern Time

Why Attend

"If you’re going to open a med spa, regardless, you should come to AmSpa. I think it’s the most important thing you could do to open up a med spa because you’re guided in a direction that will make you successful."

Lou Perez, OD, Owner

"It’s actually been extremely beneficial in terms of what to look for in setting up a business, putting together a business plan, thinking about the future. I feel like I’m getting the information that I needed to get started."

Farah Miles, MSN, APRN, NP-C, Owner

The Boot Camp provided comprehensive information for running a compliant medical spa and setting growth plans. The conference was engaging and the vendors on site offered a wealth of knowledge and support.

Margorie Figueroa, Operations Manager

CIO MD

The Boot Camp packs decades of wisdom and business success into the two-day workshop.

Solanda Mangrum, DDS

From start to finish, the Boot Camp was amazing! Tons of information was provided that you just cannot find anywhere else. If you are considering attending, just do it! You will not regret it.

May Cohen, PA-C

Luxe Injectable Lounge

This is my third Boot Camp. As my business has grown, it has been invaluable to bring my office manager and financial manager with me because now I feel that we all have the same view of our future growth.

Tricia Bedrick, MD, Owner

Neoskin Medical Spa & Acne Clinic

I love that the Boot Camp covered everything for new and existing medical spas. The speakers and material were on point and engaging!

Shane Maxcy, Spa Director

The Wall Center for Plastic Surgery & Jade MediSpa

Agenda

Day 1 - Friday, October 7th

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

Meet other medical aesthetic professionals attending the Boot Camp.

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

Day 2 - Saturday, October 8th

8:00 AM ~ 8:30 AM
Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 AM ~ 9:00 AM
Opening Keynote

Speakers: Alex R. Thiersch , JD, AmSpa

9:00 AM ~ 10:00 AM
The Plan
  • How to develop and write a medical spa business plan, step-by-step.
  • How to do market research for your medical aesthetics practice.
  • Timelines for opening a successful med spa. What is the competitive landscape of and need for your services in your area?
  • The Owner Breakdown: Which one are you?
  • Should you work with a consultant?
  • How to profitably design and lay out your space.

Speakers: Bryan Durocher , Durocher Enterprises

10:00 AM ~ 11:00 AM
The Team
  • Recruiting, interviewing and selecting the right team.
  • Implementing a performance-based compensation model.
  • Charting career paths.
  • Employee retention.
  • Investing in training and coaching.
  • Rewarding and recognizing your team.

Speakers: Bryan Durocher , Durocher Enterprises

11:00 AM ~ 11:30 AM
Morning Break
11:30 AM ~ 12:15 PM
The Digital Patient Journey for Med Spas

Speakers: Allergan Aesthetics

12:15 PM ~ 12:25 PM
Environ/Dermaconcepts Sponsored Talk
12:25 PM ~ 12:35 PM
Symplast Sponsored Talk
12:35 PM ~ 12:45 PM
Influx Sponsored Talk
12:45 PM ~ 1:45 PM
Lunch
1:45 PM ~ 3:45 PM
The Law
  • Overview of regional rules and regulations affecting the medical spa, medical aesthetic and laser industries.
  • Current hot-topic state-specific issues affecting the industry.
  • Ownership: Who can own a medical spa? How best to structure a corporation.
  • Medical spa supervision and delegation: Must a physician be present and examine every new patient?
  • Anti-kickbacks: The laws surrounding referrals and gift cards.
  • Setting a compensation plan without violating fee-splitting laws.
  • Patient privacy.
  • Medical advertising.
  • Reputation management and responding to negative reviews.

Speakers: Brad Adatto, JD , ByrdAdatto Michael Byrd, JD , ByrdAdatto

3:45 PM ~ 4:15 PM
Afternoon Break
4:15 PM ~ 5:00 PM
Consultations That Convert
  • How to make consultations as profitable and useful as possible.
  • Who should be performing the consultation?
  • Determining whether it should have a price tag.
  • Data points, tracking methods and benchmarks.
  • Consultation demo with audience member.

Speakers: Terri Ross , APX by Terri Ross

5:00 PM ~ 6:30 PM
Drinks with Vendors

Spend more time face to face with some of the leading brands in medical aesthetics.

6:30 PM ~ 7:30 PM
Saturday Night Networking Reception

Mix with a wide range of medical aesthetic professions, including more time with vendors that could change your practice.

7:30 PM ~ 9:00 PM
Educational Keynote and Session

Day 3 - Sunday, October 9th

8:00 AM ~ 8:30 AM
Continental Breakfast
8:30 AM ~ 9:00 AM
The Five Best Practices of Best Practices

Speakers: Nicole Chiaramonte , Synergy MedAesthetics

9:00 AM ~ 10:00 AM
The Financials
  • Overview of financial statements: Discover the best practices on regularly reviewing your financials.
  • Understanding cash flow and how to maximize it.
  • Increasing profitability: Identifying the opportunities to increase revenue and decrease expenses.
  • Creating a budget: The revenue formula, estimating expenses and predicting cash flow.
  • Ongoing measurement and follow up of financial metrics and goals.

Speakers: Jessica Nunn , Maven Financial Partners

10:00 AM ~ 10:30 AM
Morning Break
10:30 AM ~ 11:30 AM
The Medical Spa Success Panel
11:30 AM ~ 12:30 PM
Lunch
12:30 PM ~ 1:00 PM
KPIs: How Knowing Them Will Maximize Your Revenue
  • The top 12 most important service categories.
  • How to increase hourly value.
  • Which KPIs you need to measure, how to measure them and what to do now that you have the data.
  • How to increase overall profitability.
  • Important numbers and common mistakes.

Speakers: Terri Ross , APX by Terri Ross

1:00 PM ~ 2:00 PM
The Marketing Plan and Social Media
  • Marketing techniques and avenues: Which ones are right for you?
  • How to develop and write a marketing plan, step-by-step.
  • Timing and frequency.
  • Budgeting frameworks.
  • Marketing tips and tried-and-true techniques.
  • New marketing avenues that show promise.
  • Identifying the best social media outlets for your business.
  • Developing a social media strategy that aligns with your goals and manpower.

Speakers: Sarah Osmer , SkinSpirit

2:00 PM ~ 3:30 PM
Business-only Breakouts (Optional)

Select one of these options during Boot Camp registration.

  • The Value of Treatment Plans and the 2 KPIs That Will 10x Your Business
    Speaker: Terri Ross, APX by Terri Ross
  • Social Media Demystified
    Speakers: Jennifer Hatton, CEO, and Claire Larson, COO, MedSpa Social

Speakers

Brad Adatto

JD

Bradford E. Adatto, JD, has a background in regulatory, transactional and securities law. Having worked in health care law his entire career, he has an in-depth knowledge of the “dos and don’ts” of this heavily regulated...

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Michael Byrd

JD

Michael S. Byrd is a partner at the law firm of ByrdAdatto, a national business and health care boutique law firm with offices in Dallas and Chicago. As the son of a doctor and entrepreneur, he...

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Nicole Chiaramonte

Known for her business philosophies of “profits with integrity” and “profit optimization through collaboration,” Nicole Chiaramonte is CEO of TWG Consulting Corp., founder of Synergy MedAesthetics, co-founder of Aesthetic Investments, LLC, and a private investor in...

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Bryan Durocher

Bryan Durocher is the author of Wake Up… Live the Life You Love… in Beauty, and is the founder of Essentials Spa Consulting and Durocher Enterprises. Durocher was named one of the “Top 20 People to...

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Jennifer Hatton

Jennifer Hatton, CEO of MedSpa Social, is a dedicated and experienced digital media specialist and strategist, working exclusively with MedSpa owners to elevate and showcase the luxurious experience they want to be known for, helping them...

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Claire Larson

Claire Larson, COO of MedSpa Social, is an experienced communications professional with more than a decade in the digital strategy business. With an eye for luxury, she can help your MedSpa hone in on messaging that...

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Lily Nizam

PA-C

Lily Nizam, PA-C, has been practicing in surgical subspecialties since 2012 with training from the world-renowned Mayo Clinic. She is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants and is a member of the...

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Sarah Osmer

Sarah Osmer, SkinSpirit’s chief marketing officer, is responsible for creating and accelerating SkinSpirit’s marketing strategy and brand recognition. She is focused on driving the company vision to give every person the confidence to make positive change...

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Jessica Nunn

Jessica Nunn is a partner at Maven Financial Partners who takes pride in her experience helping business owners and their families increase their financial awareness. Over the course of her career, she has built trust with...

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Terri Ross

Terri Ross brings more than 20 years of sales and management experience to the medical aesthetics field, having worked with leading-edge medical device companies such as Zeltiq, Medicis, EMD Serono, Merck Schering Plough and Indigo Medical...

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Alex Thiersch

JD

Alex Thiersch, JD, is the Founder and Director of the American Med Spa Association, and he is also a partner at the business, healthcare, and aesthetic law firm of ByrdAdatto. He has extensive experience representing industry...

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Venue

Royal Sonesta Houston Galleria


2222 West Loop South Houston, TX 77027

AmSpa Room Block: $169.00 per night plus 17% tax (tax subject to change per city and state regulations). Must book on or before 5pm CST on Wednesday, September 28 to secure discounted room block rate.

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Royal Sonesta Houston Galleria is 25 miles from George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) and 18 miles from William P. Hobby Airport (HOU) Self-parking is $30/day for overnight and daily drive ins. Valet parking is $40 per night. Casual sophistication with modern appeal is what you’ll find at Royal Sonesta Houston, one of the few AAA Four Diamond rated hotels in Houston. From a laid-back atmosphere, ample amenities and fine dining to a location within walking distance to the Houston Galleria mall and Uptown neighborhood. Complimentary shuttle will transport guests to and from points of interest in Houston within a 3 mile radius. Shuttle service is available on a first come, first served basis in front of the hotel. An ADA accessible vehicle is also available upon request. The Front Desk or Valet is happy to make arrangements with you.

COVID-19 Update: Medical Spa & Aesthetic Boot Camp

Attendee Information and Requirements

The following information and requirements must be read and understood prior to registering for this course. If you cannot or will not adhere to these requirements, you are encouraged to attend a date after the COVID-19 crisis abates. Due to the current nature of the pandemic, it is critical that AmSpa hosts its events as safely as possible.

Personal Accountability Commitment

By registering for and attending the this course, you agree to abide by and engage in certain health-and-safety-beneficial conduct while attending the event. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Making appropriate use of onsite Safety Plan resources provided;
  • Wearing a mask at all times if required by local ordinance;
  • Engaging in appropriate physical distancing; and
  • Not attending the event if you or someone you have close contact with have been tested positive or been diagnosed with COVID-19 or are actively experiencing symptoms within 5 days of the start of the event.

Please note that because AmSpa considers safety and security its top priority, especially as it relates to participants at our events. We have created a comprehensive safety plan for our in-person events.

These measures are adopted from the current U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines on COVID-19 as they relate to large gatherings.

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