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Welcome to the 2020 IAFA Aesthetic Symposium!

The International Academy of Facial Aesthetics will hold its 8th annual aesthetic symposium on November 13-14 in Miami, FL. The meeting will feature a variety of acclaimed speakers and industry experts and the most valuable, hands-on workshops in the industry. Your attendance demonstrates your commitment to your continued growth and education in the rapidly and exciting field of facial aesthetics.

November 13 | Conference Day

Conference Day 2020 Topics Coming Soon

8:00am - 9:00am: Sign-in, Breakfast, Meet & Greet, Time with Exhibitors

9:00am - 5:30pm: Lectures & Live Demos

12:00pm - 1:30pm: Luncheon, Awards Ceremony, Break with Exhibitors

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November 14 | Workshop Day - Morning

Extreme Make

Extreme Makeovers: Facial Sculpting Workshop

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM | Morning Workshop

Faculty: Natausha Spears, RN, BS; Corinn Singletary, PA-C; Jenya Titova, PA-C; Marianne Azneer, PA-C

Working in small groups, participants will use various treatment modalities to restore a youthful facial V-shape on pre-selected model patients. Using the latest minimally-invasive techniques and various products, participants will learn the art of combination therapy to thoroughly assess a variety of aesthetic cases and create the most ideal treatment plans for optimal results.


NEW! Ultrasound Guided Filler Techniques Workshop

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM | Morning Workshop

Faculty: Young R. Cho, MD, PhD, MBA

Ultrasound offers a systematic and guided approach to examination of the face to visualize important structures and pinpoint the optimal location of a planned injectable treatment. This hands-on workshop will utilize ultrasound to give a complete insight into facial anatomy, thereby increasing the safety of injectable treatments, and reducing the hazards of technical complications and adverse events.


NEW! Energy Based Devices (Lasers) for Total Rejuvenation

9:00 AM – 12:00PM | Morning Workshop

Faculty: Dr. Adrian Gaspar MD; Dr. Terry Alford, DMD

Laser treatments are an integral part of any successful aesthetic practice. Learn how the most cutting-edge laser technologies can expand your aesthetic practice to offer an array of procedures including facial rejuvenation, scar reduction, acne treatment, hair removal, spider vein removal and much more.

TMD & Myofascial Pain Interactive Workshop

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM | Morning Workshop

Faculty: Dr. Mike Golsen, DMD; Dr. Ricardo Perez, DDS
This workshop offers a step-by-step comprehensive approach to identify, examine, evaluate and treatment plan for patients with TMD and myofascial pain in your practice. Identify trigger points and learn the practical application of neurotoxins to manage TMD symptoms…..
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NEW! Microcannulas for Dermal Filler Injections*

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM | Morning Workshop

Faculty: Shanna Concepcion, RN, CANS

This advanced, hands-on workshop will teach you how to properly evaluate patients, diagnose and treatment plan for microcannula enhancements. Participants will learn various cannula injection techniques and understand when the application is advantageous to optimize aesthetic cases. 

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Lunch & Learn - Surprise Guest!

November 14 | Workshop Day - Afternoon

Facial Injectables Cadaver Workshop

Facial Injectables Cadaver Workshop

1:30 PM - 5:30 PM | Afternoon Workshop

Faculty: Dr. Terry Alford, DMD; Natausha Spears, RN, BS; Corinn Singletary, PA-C; Marianne Azneer, PA-C

Anatomical knowledge is fundamental to becoming a highly skilled, safe injector. The Facial Injectables Cadaver Workshop provides the highest level of anatomical training to expand your repertoire of facial injectables.
Absorbable Pdo Threads

Absorbable PDO Threads Training Workshop

1:30 PM - 5:30 PM | Afternoon Workshop

Faculty: Dr. Kian Karimi, MD, FACS; Shanna Concepcion, RN, CANS

This advanced workshop features training on Absorbable PDO (Polydiaxanone) threads: An innovative, minimally invasive & effective technique to achieve safe in-office tightening and repositioning of the skin. PDO threads are placed in the superficial tissues to lift and tighten sagging skin tissue.

Extreme Make

NEW! PRP/ PRF & Micro-needling Workshop

1:30 PM - 5:30 PM | Afternoon Workshop

Faculty: Dr. Arun Garg, PRP Pioneer and Published Author

The popularity of PRP/ PRF and Micro-needling treatments among patients for aesthetics purposes has exploded in recent years. Join us for this live-patient workshop and learn to offer natural skin rejuvenation by using your patient’s own platelets. Unlike dermal fillers, which mainly address volume loss, PRP/ PRF can help with scars, dark spots, discoloration, saggy skin, wrinkles and help the overall texture and tone of the skin. Led by PRP Pioneer Dr. Arun Garg, this interactive workshop will feature devices from the top manufacturers in the industry to further enhance your clinical experience.

Adv Lip Rejuventation

Advanced Lip Rejuvenation Workshop

1:30 PM - 5:30 PM | Afternoon Workshop

Faculty: Dr. Shawn Cabbell, National Injectables Trainer
This workshop teaches attendees the art and skill of various advanced injection techniques to provide patients with the most optimal results for Lip Rejuvenation. Participants will learn how to use different modalities including neurotoxins, various dermal filler options and PDO thread techniques to achieve the most comprehensive smile makeovers.
Combination Therapy

NEW! Business Strategy Workshop

1:30 PM - 5:30 PM | Afternoon Workshop

Presented by Expert Industry Consultants: Pete Johnson, Kristina Centnere & Vanessa Vargas

Ready to grow your aesthetic practice in 2020? Join our expert business consultants who will share proven tactics and protocols that will set you aside from the competition. This workshop is designed to teach you and your team the key fundamentals needed to successfully grow the multi-billion dollar industry of non-surgical aesthetic treatments in your practice.