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What are Some of the Top Dermatology Conferences?

One of the best ways to remain at the top of your profession is to attend dermatology conferences. Although aesthetic and medical journals present new research and techniques, aesthetic clinicians benefit greatly from the firsthand reports and live demonstrations of dermatology conferences. And in addition to keeping abreast of the latest discoveries and techniques, conferences are excellent places for professional networking.

Dermatology training and conference

Following is a brief highlight of some of the top dermatology conferences, ordered by date.

Advances in Dermatology

This conference covers medical, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology. The nonsurgical aesthetics practitioner will benefit from the lectures on nonsurgical methods of facial rejuvenation. New developments in injectable dermal fillers, new fractional ablative technologies, and new chemodenervation agents will be covered. Advances in the non-surgical fat contouring, based on laser assisted devices, will also be of interest to the aesthetic clinician.

Dates: June 5 to 6, 2014

Aesthetic Extender Symposium

This conference—subtitled Excellence in Training—aims to improve the care of cosmetic rejuvenation patients, and improve the productivity of extenders, with education and training. It is a 3 day symposium featuring lectures, live demonstrations and interactive question and answer sessions.

Dates: October 30 to November 2, 2014

South Beach Symposium

This conference features a wide range of educational sessions. Aesthetic clinicians will benefit from the Aesthetic Dermatology Symposium, where innovative facial rejuvenation procedures and technologies will be demonstrated. Technologies include demonstrations of cutting edge light, laser, and radiofrequency devices.

This symposium also has live patient demonstrations, and clinicians can attend certification workshops covering botulinum toxin-type A, and injectable dermal fillers.

Dates: February 12 to 16, 2015

The Aesthetic Meeting 2015

This conference, held by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), offers extensive sessions into all aspects of the medical aesthetics profession. The 2014 conference had panels on topics as diverse as facial fat volumization and advanced internet marketing.

The ASAPS is a medical professional society whose goals are to promote medical education about the aesthetic industry.

Dates: May 14 to 19, 2015

The Aesthetic Cruise 2015

This conference is also organized the the ASAPS. The Aesthetic Cruise covers the controversies and challenges in aesthetic surgery. The Cruise is an extremely popular way to keep up to date with all the new discoveries and techniques of the profession.

Dates: August 9 to 17, 2015

Sources used in researching this article include:

NYU Langone Medical Centre: Advances in Dermatology

Aesthetic Extender Symposium 2014

South Beach Symposium

ASAPS The Aesthetic Meeting 2015

ASAPS The Aesthetic Cruise 2015