Ultrasound Fundamentals for the Aesthetic Injector

Safer Injections Through Technology

Inject more confidently by seeing the anatomy below the skin. Ultrasound helps you visualize the anatomy of your patient, guiding you to safer injections and better results.

Ways Ultrasound Can Change Your Injectable Practice

  • Evaluate the vascularity of the face prior to injections to improve safety and efficacy of fillers;
  • Get better measurements of skin and fat prior to treatment for more objective results;
  • Evaluate filler complications and composition rather than relying on educated guesses.

  • Ultrasound Fundamentals for the Aesthetic Injector has been approved for 7.5 hours of CME credit.

    Ultrasound Fundamentals for the Aesthetic Injector is approved for 7.5 CME hours for physicians, physician assistants, advanced practice registered nurses and nurses.

    • Ultrasound Fundamentals for the Aesthetic Injector
    • July 26, 2024, September 20, 2024, October 18, 2024, November 8, 2024.
    • “This activity is jointly provided by Global Education Group and American Med Spa Association.”
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    Target Audience

    The educational design of this activity addresses the needs of physicians, radiologists, nurses, APRNs, PAs, and other professionals involved in the care of patients searching for non-invasive medical aesthetic treatments.

    Statement of Need/Program Overview

    Medical aesthetic professionals in the medical aesthetic field have demonstrated a high desire for in-depth technique discussions as a matter of providing updated techniques and procedures and implementing them in safe practices. Medical aesthetic professionals have asked for technique sessions describing the latest advances in the nonsurgical treatments to help them achieve higher standards and better results for their patients, as well as increasing safety and accuracy of injections.

    Educational Objectives

    After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:

    • To explain the science of ultrasound
    • Define the terminology used in ultrasound imaging
    • To operate the settings on an ultrasound device to optimize images of the targeted tissues
    • To identify anatomic structures in the face using ultrasound – fat, muscle, vessels, bone, fascia
    • To distinguish between arteries and veins with ultrasound
    • To demonstrate the skills necessary to mitigate filler complications using guided injections of hyaluronidase which include: nodules, granulomas, DON
    • To summarize the value of ultrasound in treating vascular occlusion vs currently accepted protocols
    • To identify and treat vascular occlusion due to fillers
    • To summarize the pathophysiology of visual loss secondary to fillers and employ the steps to take if this complication occurs
    • To use ultrasound into their aesthetic filler patient evaluations and treatments

    Program Agenda

    1. Introduction and overview
    2. Discussion on importance of ultrasound for improved safety
    3. Ultrasound Science
    4. Ultrasound Terminology
    5. Ultrasound “Knobology” – Settings on Ultrasound
    6. Hands-on use of ultrasound – Getting familiar with settings
    7. B-Mode ultrasound use
    8. Color and Power Doppler ultrasound use
    9. Ultrasound Anatomy – Upper Face
    10. Hands-on use of ultrasound for upper face
    11. Ultrasound Anatomy – Mid Face
    12. Hands-on use of ultrasound for mid face
    13. Ultrasound Anatomy – Lower Face/Skin/Neck
    14. Hands-on use of ultrasound for lower face/skin/neck
    15. Ultrasound of fillers
    16. Ultrasound of filler complications
    17. Cases using ultrasound to diagnose filler complications
    18. Ultrasound guided injections for treating filler complications.
    19. Hands-on use of ultrasound on guided injections (in chicken parts)
    20. Clinical discussion on visual loss due to fillers
    21. Proposed ultrasound assisted mitigation of visual complications from fillers.
    22. Conclusion with question and answer

    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 7.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. 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 7.5 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 complete the Live activity. Participants must also complete the final evaluation. An evaluation link will be emailed to you after the event has ended. 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

    No refunds: all sales are final. In cases of emergency (as deemed fit by AmSpa such as hospitalization, positive COVID test of registrant within 5 days of program etc.) that prevent you from attending the event, you may reschedule to San Francisco, Houston, or Miami trainings only. Date changes made less than 10 days prior to the event will be subject to a $150 fee per registrant. In the event AmSpa cancels Ultrasound Fundamentals or experiences a force majeure event beyond AmSpa’s control that prohibits Ultrasound Fundamentals from taking place in any fashion, AmSpa may, at their sole discretion issue refunds or credits to all attendees.

    By registering for Ultrasound Fundamentals for the Aesthetic Injector, you agree to the following:

    Attendees will abide by the COVID-19 Ultrasound Fundamentals Training Attendee Information and Requirements. If you choose not to follow the commitment, AmSpa has the authority to dismiss the attendee without refund or other appeal.

    By registering and attending an AmSpa event, you acknowledge that there is an unknown risk of exposure to COVID-19 through potential contact with contaminated objects, as well as through personal contact. Such exposure carries with it a certain degree of risk that could result in illness, disability, or death. Although, AmSpa has adopted appropriate and reasonable policies and measures in an attempt to mitigate this risk, the registrant/attendee understands that no level of precaution can entirely remove such risk. You agree to release and hold harmless AmSpa, its employees, officers, shareholders and vendors from and against all claims of damages and liability resulting from any exposure related to COVID-19. Registrants/attendees also warrant they are abiding by all applicable state and local laws and recommendations currently in place regarding COVID-19.

    All registration fees are in U.S. dollars. Registrations will NOT be processed without full payment.

    American Med Spa Association shall have sole control over admission policies at all times.

    Attendees, who in the opinion of Event Management, conduct themselves unethically to anyone involved in the event including, but not limited to, AmSpa, speakers, hotel staff, security, etc. may be immediately dismissed from the Ultrasound Fundamentals Training staff or the hotel without refund or other appeal.

    • No one under the age of 18 will be admitted to the event. As per United States Law, anyone under 21 under will not be allowed to consume alcohol.

    • All attendees must be registered for admittance to any Ultrasound Fundamentals Training presented by AmSpa event including but not limited to all sessions, food functions, trainings, etc. All materials can be picked up on-site.

    • Unauthorized solicitation (suitcasing/outboarding) is strictly prohibited.

    • Attendees are expected to respect the copyright, patent right and trademark right of fellow attendees, speakers.

    • By attending the Ultrasound Fundamentals Training presented by AmSpa, you agree to consent to the use of quotes, and the taking of photographs, movies or videos, and grant AmSpa the right to edit, use, and reuse said products for marketing purposes including use in print, on the internet, and all other forms of media.

    • On-site registration will be cash or credit card only.

    • All sessions, speakers and times are subject to change without notice.

    • Audio and video recording of educational sessions are strictly prohibited at the Ultrasound Fundamentals Training.

    • Ultrasound Fundamentals Training qualifies for CME credits. Please contact tiffany@americanmedspa.org for details.

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    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 Disclosures:

    Steven Weiner, MD

    Consulting Fee (e.g., Advisory Board):
    Contracted Research (Principal Investigators must provide information, even if received by the institution):


    Galderma, Sentient Laser, Cytrellis, Rion Skin Health
    Stock Option Holder (Individual stocks/Stock options; diversified mutual funds do not need to be disclosed):

    Avava, Rion Skin Health

    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.

    Why Attend

    “It was a pleasure to learn the essentials of aesthetic ultrasonography from Dr. Steven Weiner. The course was comprehensive with great hands-on experience. Using ultrasound in my practice will enable me to safely perform injections to avoid filler complications, and also help guide therapeutic interventions, among several other indications. Highly recommend!”

    Sheila Milot, MD Founder, Premier Medical & MedAesthetic Center

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    Who Can Attend

    The Ultrasound Fundamentals for the Aesthetic Injector course 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

    July 26, 2024 (Featuring Candice Dery, RDMS)

    Houston, TX
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    Omni Houston Hotel Galleria

    4 Riverway Drive Houston, TX 77056

    AmSpa Group Rate: $165/night + 18.5% Tax.

    Must book on or before 5pm CST Thursday, July 11 to secure discounted room block 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.

    September 20, 2024 (Featuring Candice Dery, RDMS)

    New York, NY
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    The New Yorker

    481 8th Avenue, New York, NY 10001

    Group Rate: $329+/night single room; $349+++/night double room. (+++14.75% NY state hotel tax, $2.00 per room per night NYC occupancy tax and $1.50 per room per night NYC Convention Center tax) Facility fee of $29/night is waived for those who book inside the block. Additional persons above double occupancy will be charged at a rate of $40.00 per person per night with a maximum of four (4) persons per guestroom.

    Must book on or before 5PM CST, Thursday, August 29 to secure the discounted room block rate. Rooms and rate are limited and may sell out before the cut-off. Must cancel 72 hours prior to your day of arrival to avoid fees equivalent to one night room and tax.

    Parking: Self-Parking is available in a nearby lot, pricing ranges from $50-$60 per day, depending on vehicle size. (pricing subject to change – for more information please visit Luxury Amenities at NYC Midtown Hotel | New Yorker Hotel by Wyndham.

    Built in 1929, during the height of the Jazz Age, The New Yorker has dazzled visitors with its Art Deco décor and superb location in Midtown Manhattan. The New Yorker is home to the Tick Tock diner, Trattoria Bianca, and Butcher & Banker – a hidden “speakeasy” beneath the hotel in a restored 1930’s bank vault. Located one block from Penn Station and Madison Square Garden, and minutes from Times Square and the Empire State Building, The New Yorker puts some of the city’s most popular attractions right at your doorstep. The New Yorker is 9 miles from LaGuardia Airport, and 15 miles from both JFK Airport and Newark Airport.

    Training takes place over the dates of the UN conference and traffic may be impacted due to street closures. Updates will be made as Information is received.

    October 18, 2024

    Nashville, TN
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    Hotel Information to Come

    November 8, 2024

    Orlando, FL
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    Hotel Information to Come


    Day 1 -

    7:30 AM ~ 8:00 AM
    8:00 AM ~ 8:15 AM
    Introduction and Overview
    8:15 AM ~ 8:30 AM
    Importance of Ultrasound for Improved Safety
    8:30 AM ~ 8:45 AM
    Ultrasound Science
    8:45 AM ~ 9:00 AM
    Ultrasound Terminology
    9:00 AM ~ 9:15 AM
    Ultrasound "Knobology": An Introduction to Settings
    9:15 AM ~ 9:30 AM
    Hands-on Introduction to Ultrasound Settings
    10:00 AM ~ 10:15 AM
    B-mode Ultrasound Use
    10:15 AM ~ 10:30 AM
    Color and Power Doppler Ultrasound Use
    10:30 AM ~ 10:45 AM
    Ultrasound Anatomy - Upper Face
    10:45 AM ~ 11:30 AM
    Hands-on Use of Ultrasound for Upper Face
    11:30 AM ~ 11:45 AM
    Ultrasound Anatomy - Mid Face
    11:45 AM ~ 12:30 PM
    Hands-on Use of Ultrasound for Mid Face
    12:30 PM ~ 1:00 PM
    1:00 PM ~ 1:15 PM
    Ultrasound Anatomy - Lower Face/Skin/Neck
    1:15 PM ~ 1:30 PM
    Hands-on Use of Ultrasound for Lower Face/Skin/Neck
    1:30 PM ~ 1:45 PM
    Ultrasound of Fillers
    1:45 PM ~ 2:00 PM
    Ultrasound of Filler Complications
    2:00 PM ~ 2:15 PM
    Cases Using Ultrasound to Diagnose Filler Complications
    2:15 PM ~ 3:00 PM
    Ultrasound Guided Injections for Treating Filler Complications
    3:00 PM ~ 3:15 PM
    Hands-on Use of Ultrasound on Guided Injections (With Poultry Anatomy)
    3:15 PM ~ 3:30 PM
    Clinical Discussion on Visual Loss Due to Fillers
    3:30 PM ~ 3:45 PM
    Proposed Ultrasound Assisted Mitigation of Visual Complications from Fillers
    3:45 PM ~ 4:00 PM
    Conclusion with Q&A
    6:00 PM ~ 7:30 PM
    Networking Reception

    Meet and mix with your fellow Ultrasound Fundamentals attendees, as well as a wide range of medical aesthetic professionals attending our Medical Spa & Aesthetic Boot Camp and our Academy for Injection Anatomy Advanced Cadaver Course.

    Features a full open bar and passed canapés.


    Steven Weiner


    Steven F. Weiner, MD, is a board-certified Head and Neck Surgeon specializing in Facial Plastic Surgery. He interned and completed his residency at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, where he became an instructor for two years. In...

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    Candice Dery


    Special addition to Houston and New York events only! Candice Dery is an experienced Diagnostic Medical Sonographer, specializing in Facial Ultrasound. She holds a degree in Advanced Radiological Sciences and Diagnostic Medical Sonography. Founder of Aesthetic...

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    COVID-19 Update: Ultrasound Fundamentals for the Aesthetic Injector

    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.