Houston Medical Spa Boot Camp

Houston, TX

July 26 - 28, 2024
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The AmSpa team has been in frequent contact with the Omni Hotel in the wake of Hurricane Beryl. The venue is confident that the Houston Medical Spa Boot Camp will not be impacted by the effects of the storm, and that the event will be able to proceed as planned.

The medical spa industry is booming and with good reason: the treatments offered in medical aesthetic clinics can be life-changing. Modern medical spas can be transformative for a patient's confidence and self-image and many procedures can have tangible benefits to health, wellness and well-being.

But opening a med spa can be challenging, whether you're a medical professional trading in the hospital grind or an entrepreneur coming from another line of business. Med spas come with all of the demands of running a small business mixing with all of the legal requirements of operating a medical facility.

At AmSpa's Medical Spa Boot Camp you'll get a baseline understanding of the most important rules and regulations you need to follow to protect your practice and your license. You'll learn tried-and-true business strategies specific to medical spas from industry experts and established owners who have been where you are. You'll make connections with med spa owners and professionals from across the country to build your community.

Sign up today and meet your partners in med spa success. 

The Houston Medical Spa Boot Camp is approved for 10 CME hours for physicians, physician assistants, advanced practice registered nurses and registered nurses.

The Medical Spa Boot Camp is approved for 10 CME hours for physicians, physician assistants, advanced practice registered nurses and registered nurses.

• Medical Spa Boot Camps presented by AmSpa

• July 26 - 28, 2024

• “This activity is jointly provided by Global Education Group and American Med Spa Association.”

Target Audience

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.

Statement of Need/Program Overview

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.

Educational Objectives

After completing this activity, the participant should be better 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.


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Program Agenda

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Physician Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Global Education Group (Global) and American Med Spa Association. Global is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Physician Credit Designation

Global Education Group designates this live show for a maximum of 10 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ANCC accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Nurses may receive a maximum of 10 hours of Category 1 credit for completing this program.

Global Contact Information

For information about the accreditation of this program, please contact Global at 303-395-1782 or cme@globaleducationgroup.com.

Instructions for Obtaining Credit
In order to receive credit, participants must attend the full live event and complete the final evaluation. Certificates will be emailed within 2 to 3 weeks from the event end. If expedited certificates are needed, please contact Lauren Sinclair, Global Education Group at lsinclair@globaleducationgroup.com.

System Requirement
(not required if attendees do not need to use technology)
1.4 GHz Intel Pentium 4 or faster processor (or equivalent)
Windows 10, 8.1 (32-bit/64-bit), Windows 7 (32-bit/64-bit)
512 MB of RAM (1 GB recommended)
Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 or later, Windows Edge browser, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome
For HTML Client – Google Chrome (v70.0 & above), Mozilla Firefox (v65.0 & above), and Edge (v42.0 & above)
1.83 GHz Intel Core Duo or faster processor
512 MB of RAM (1 GB recommended)
MAC OS X 10.12, 10.13 and 10.14
Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Google Chrome
For HTML Client – Google Chrome (v70.0 & above), Apple Safari (v12.0 & above), and Mozilla Firefox (v65.0 & above)

Fee Information& Refund/Cancellation Policy

• All registration fees are in U.S. dollars. Registrations will NOT be processed without full payment.
• No refunds: all sales are final. In cases of emergency (as determined by AmSpa) that prevent you from attending the event, your AmSpa account can be credited the amount of your registration. This credit can be used toward any future AmSpa hosted event within one year of the date of the original registered event. Cancellation made less than 10 days prior to the event will be subject to a $150 fee per registrant. In the event AmSpa cancels the Medical Spa Show or experiences a force majeure event beyond AmSpa’s control that prohibits the event from taking place in any fashion, AmSpa may, at their sole discretion issue refunds or credits to all attendees.

Disclosures of Relevant Financial Relationships

Global Education Group (Global) adheres to the policies and guidelines, including the Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited CE, set forth to providers by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and all other professional organizations, as applicable, stating those activities where continuing education credits are awarded must be balanced, independent, objective, and scientifically rigorous. All persons in a position to control the content of an accredited continuing education program provided by Global are required to disclose all financial relationships with any ineligible company within the past 24 months to Global. All financial relationships reported are identified as relevant and mitigated by Global in accordance with the Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited CE in advance of delivery of the activity to learners. The content of this activity was vetted by Global to assure objectivity and that the activity is free of commercial bias.

All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated.

Faculty Disclosure information to be announced.

The planners and managers at Global Education Group have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

The planners and managers at American Med Spa Association have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. Global Education Group (Global) and American Med Spa Association do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications.

The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of any organization associated with this activity. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.


Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of patient conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

  • 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

Protect Your Practice and Your License

Understand Medical Spa Laws Like:

  • Rules Regarding Supervision, Delegation and Who Can Do What Treatment;
  • Ownership Regulations and HIPAA Requirements;
  • Avoiding Kickbacks, and Other Marketing Mistakes;
  • and more!

Plan and Run Your Business Profitably

Find a Blueprint for Building Your Business Including:

  • Recruiting, hiring and retaining an exceptional team;
  • Affordably attracting and keeping patients;
  • Offering the most profitable and effective treatments;
  • and more!

Set Yourself Up for Long-term Success

Get Best-Practices for Sustaining Your Business Like:

  • How to incentivize your team legally and profitably;
  • The efficiency metrics that are most important to track;
  • When you should consider expansion;
  • and more!
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Who Attends

Medical Spa Owners

62% of attendees are med spa owners looking to legally build a successful med spa practice.

Medical Professionals

55% of attendees are medical professionals taking their next steps on their medical aesthetic journey.

Newer Med Spa Practices

68% of attendees have been open less than 5 years and are learning how to build the practice of their dreams.

Peers Who Want You to Attend

100% of attendees surveyed in 2022 and 2023 would recommend the Medical Spa Boot Camp to a colleague or friend.



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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


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


Omni Houston Hotel Galleria

4 Riverway Drive Houston, TX 77056

The AmSpa Group Rate is now closed. You can still book a room at the hotel at their daily rate.

Attendees will receive a 10% discount on spa services – mention AmSpa when booking your spa services to receive the discount.

Parking is limited and is available on a first come, first served basis.

  • Valet Parking:
    • Visitor: $25 + Tax
    • Overnight: $39 + Tax
  • Self-Parking – AmSpa attendees will receive a 25% discount off the below self-parking rates. To receive the discount, guests staying on property can charge the parking to their room. Any attendees staying locally will be given a voucher.
    • 0-4 Hours: $15
    • 4-8 Hours: $19
    • 8-24 Hours (Overnight): $29

Located in desirable Uptown, Omni Houston Hotel feels like a secluded resort, but is near some of the country’s best shopping. Green parkland and lush foliage surround this Houston hotel. Inside, guest rooms featuring marble baths and rich textiles invite you to relax. Unwind further at one of two resort-style pools or schedule a revitalizing treatment at Mokara Spa. 

Visit La Reserve to sample a wide selection of local and international whiskeys and visit our onsite nightclub to dance the night away. Omni Houston Hotel is minutes from The Galleria, an upscale shopping center. You’ll also find Houston’s expansive Museum District, NRG Stadium and the Toyota Center just a short drive away. Located close to Minute Maid Park, there are countless things to do near this Uptown Houston hotel.


Day 1 - Friday, July 26th

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

Meet other medical aesthetic professionals attending the Boot Camp, Academy for Injection Anatomy and Ultrasound for the Aesthetic Injector.

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

Day 2 - Saturday, July 27th

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

Speakers: Alex 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 ~ 10:45 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: Judy Kozlicki , Skytale Group

10:45 AM ~ 11:15 AM
Morning Break
11:15 AM ~ 12:00 PM
Allergan Aesthetics: The Med Spa Digital Patient Journey
12:00 PM ~ 12:10 PM
Environ/Dermaconcepts: Elevating Your Skincare Arsenal: Harnessing the Power of Vitamin A, C, and E

Speakers: Cathy Wainwright

12:10 PM ~ 12:20 PM
Lumenis: From Vision to Victory - Essential Insights for MedSpa Success

Speakers: Tina Deuchar

12:20 PM ~ 12:30 PM
Sponsored Talk
12:30 PM ~ 1:15 PM


1:15 PM ~ 3:15 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? 
  • 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: Sam Pondrom, JD , ByrdAdatto Alex Thiersch, JD , AmSpa

3:15 PM ~ 3:45 PM
Afternoon Break
3:45 PM ~ 4:30 PM
The Marketing Plan and Social Media
  • How to develop and write a marketing plan, step-by-step.
  • The importance of digital marketing and how powerful it can be.
  • Timing and frequency.
  • Budgeting frameworks.
  • Marketing tips and tried-and-true techniques.
  • New marketing avenues that show promise.
  • Medical advertising.
  • Reputation management and responding to negative reviews.

Speakers: Ryan McElwain , DoctorLogic

4:30 PM ~ 5:15 PM
Consultations That Convert

The most important part of a successful medical spa is getting patients in the door and getting them to purchase treatments. In this section, Terri Ross will teach:

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.

Speakers: Terri Ross , Terri Ross Consulting

5:15 PM ~ 6:45 PM
Drinks with Vendors

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

6:45 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, July 28th

8:00 AM ~ 8:30 AM
Continental Breakfast
8:30 AM ~ 9:00 AM
How Emotional Intelligence and Leadership Will Make or Break Your Business

Speakers: Cathy Christensen , AmSpa

9:00 AM ~ 9:30 AM
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: Judy Kozlicki , Skytale Group

9:30 AM ~ 10:15 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

10:15 AM ~ 10:45 AM
Morning Break
10:45 AM ~ 11:30 AM
Choosing the Right Treatments for Your Medical Aesthetics Practice

Although it may seem like a no-brainer, identifying the right treatments for your practice to offer is dependent on many factors that differ and evolve throughout the various stages of your business. In this session, learn how to weigh and assess the right treatments for your practice to offer, from injectables to lasers to ancillary treatments, like hair restoration and sexual wellness offerings. These decisions will be made by reviewing a variety of important factors, including:

  • Up-front capital;
  • Cost of consumables;
  • Staff composition and scope of practice; and
  • Unique value proposition.

Speakers: Taylor Siemens, NP , Vitalyc Medspa, My Aesthetic Training

11:30 AM ~ 12:30 PM
The Medical Spa Success Panel

Moderator: Cathy Christensen, AmSpa

Speakers: Simone Steele, PA-C , Queen Aesthetics Lauren Olson, PA-C , Radiance Medical Aesthetics and Wellness Ernai Hernandez, MD , Mederna Aesthetic Medicine

12:30 PM ~ 1:15 PM


Cathy Christensen

Cathy Christensen is the president and chief strategy officer of the American Med Spa Association (AmSpa), and has been with the company since its infancy, joining as director of operations in 2013. Prior to this, she...

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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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Judy Kozlicki

As a Strategic Advisor of Aesthetics for Skytale Group, Judy Kozlicki’s extensive experience gives her a deep understanding of the aesthetic space. She gets to know each client’s practice individually, identifies the opportunities for growth, adapts...

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Ryan McElwain

Ryan McElwain is a digital marketing veteran with more than 10 years of experience. While he launched his career with a focus in automotive, he has since made a name for himself helping health care providers...

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Lauren Olson


Lauren Olson, PA-C, founded Radiance Medical Aesthetics and Wellness in The Woodlands, Texas, in 2005. She is a board-certified physician assistant/associate and is board-certified in obesity management in primary care. Olson has practiced medicine since 198...

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Sam Pondrom


After graduating from Oklahoma State University, an intrinsic sense of curiosity and a keen eye for details led Sam Pondrom, JD, to work as an accountant for two Engineering News-Record top 40 construction firms. It was...

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Terri Ross

Terri Ross is a world-renowned practice management consultant and international speaker in the aesthetic industry who has helped hundreds of medical aesthetic practices launch, grow and scale upward of $1 million in growth a year and...

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Simone Steele


Simone Steele, PA-C, a North Houston native and former collegiate basketball player, has swiftly risen to prominence in the aesthetics industry. Steele brings more than eight years of experience to her role as a surgical...

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Alex Thiersch


Alex R. Thiersch, JD, is the founder and CEO of the American Med Spa Association, and he is also a partner at the business, health care and aesthetic law firm of ByrdAdatto. He has extensive experience...

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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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