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The Artful Approach to Cosmetic Medicine August 24-26, 2018

Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa
9700 North Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, CA 92037

ASAPS Co-Chair: W. Grant Stevens, MD | ASPS Co-Chair: Alan Matarasso, MD, FACS

ASAPS and ASPS Join Forces for Premier Education

The Artful Approach to Cosmetic Medicine will take place August 24-26, 2018 at the Estancia Hotel in La Jolla, CA. This multidisciplinary gathering chaired by W. Grant Stevens, MD, and Alan Matarasso, MD, FACS, is your opportunity to learn from some of the best in the specialty. This program has been designed to provide participants with the latest techniques and therapies in cosmetic medicine with a focus on optimal aesthetic results. Join us for an opportunity to interact with faculty representing core specialties including dermatologic surgery, facial plastic surgery, oculoplastic surgery and plastic surgery.

Program Goals and Learning Objectives

Goal: Analyze the latest approaches to surgical and non-surgical techniques and therapies in cosmetic medicine in the areas of skin, face and body enhancement with an emphasis on minimizing and managing complications to maximize aesthetic outcomes and ensure patient safety.

Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Evaluate the current state of the field of cosmetic medicine and explore rationale and venues for specific procedures
  • Review the history of laser medicine, current and future technology within the field
  • Analyze the artful approaches to both surgical and non-surgical enhancement including:
    • Energy-Based Solutions
    • Body Contouring
    • Fillers, HA's and Toxins
    • Periorbital Application of BTX-A
    • Hair Restoration
    • Cellulite Treatment
    • Tissue Glues
  • Analyze approaches of rejuvenation in the areas of the skin, face and body including the eyes, neck, lips and vaginal health and wellness
  • Discuss the latest safety measures to avoid complications and optimize patient care in the areas of:
    • Filler-Associated Vascular Emergencies
    • Injection-Related Visual Compromise (IRVC) with HA
    • Acne, Stretch Marks and Scars
    • In-Office Pain Management with Nitrous Oxide
  • Examine the psychological aspects of cosmetic surgery including:
    • The Male Mind
    • How to Deal with the Difficult Patient


The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) designates this live activity for a maximum of 18.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 6 of the 18.5 credits have been identified as Patient Safety Credits.