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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.

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November 13 | Conference Day - Morning

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

, Breakfast, Meet & Greet, Time with Exhibitors

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Advanced Full-Face Cosmetic Laser Applications with VECTORED LIFTING as an alternative to Surgical Facelifts

9:00 AM | Morning Lecture

Presenters: Dr. Adrian Gaspar MD & Dr. Terry Alford

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Enhancing Patient Safety with Injectable Procedures Using Ultrasound

9:40 AM | Morning Lecture

Presenter: Young R. Cho, MD, PhD, MBA

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PDO Threads: Tips for Success & Advanced Techniques

10:15 AM | Morning Lecture

Presenter: Kian Karimi, MD

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Live Demonstration: Non-Surgical Facelift with PDO Threads and Micro-Cannula Fillers

10:45 AM | Live Demonstration

Presenter: Kian Karimi, MD

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The Signature Liquid Facelift

11:30 AM | Morning Lecture

Presenter: Natausha Spears, RN

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Luncheon, Awards Ceremony, Break with Exhibitors

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Current Trends in Cellular Medicine, Regenerative and Stem Cell Therapy

1:30 PM | Afternoon Lecture

Presenter: Gregory Chernoff, MD

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How to Maximize Results for Lower Face Restoration

2:10 PM | Afternoon Lecture

Presenter: Corrin Singletary, PA

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The Art of Subtle Lip Enhancement

2:40 PM | Afternoon Lecture

Presenter: Francine Young RN, MEP-C

2:55 PM | 20 Minute Break


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Live Demonstration: The Art of Subtle Lip Enhancement

3:15 PM | Live Demonstration

Presenter: Francine Young RN, MEP-C

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The Ingredients Needed to Have Your Practice Perform at the Highest Level

3:40 PM | Business Strategy Lecture

Presenter: Pete Johnson, Cofounder of GPG

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Panfacial Assessment & Techniques using Microcannulas & Needles

4:00 PM | Afternoon Lecture

Presenter: Shanna Concepcion, PA

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Maximizing Facial Aesthetic Results Combining PRF and Laser Therapies

4:30 PM | Afternoon Lecture

Presenter: Richard Miron DDS, BMSC, MSc, PhD

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POLY-L-LACTIC Acid 'A Cinderella Story'

Saturday November 14th, 12:50 PM | Special Guest

Lunch and Learn with Dr. Shino Bay

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November 14 | Workshop Day - Morning

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Extreme Makeovers: Facial Sculpting Workshop

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

Faculty: Corinn Singletary, PA-C; Jenya Titova, PA-C; Amy Faircloth RN, BSN

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.

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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.

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NEW! Energy Based Devices (Lasers) for Total Rejuvenation

9:00 AM – 12:00PM | Morning Workshop

Faculty: Dr. Terry Alford, DMD; Dr. Larry Lieberman, DDS 

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.
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TMD & Myofascial Pain Interactive Workshop

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

Faculty: Dr. Mike Golsen, DMD

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; Dr. Shawn Cabbell, National Injectables Trainer

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. 

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Special Guest Dr. Shino Bay (12:50 PM Lecture)

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM | Lunch and Learn

POLY-L-LACTIC Acid ‘A Cinderella Story’

November 14 | Workshop Day - Afternoon

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Facial Injectables Cadaver Workshop

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

Faculty: Dr. Terry Alford; Corinn Singletary, PA-C; Dr. Mike Golsen; Dr. Joshua Bevans

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.
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Absorbable PDO Threads Training Workshop

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

Faculty: Dr. Kian Karimi, MD, FACS;  Francine Young RN, MEP-C; 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.

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NEW! PRP/ PRF & Micro-needling Workshop

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

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

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.

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Advanced Lip Rejuvenation Workshop

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

Faculty: Dr. Shawn Cabbell, National Injectables Trainer; Amy Faircloth RN, BSN

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.
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NEW! Business Strategy Workshop

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

Presented by Expert Industry Consultants: Pete Johnson & Kristina Centnere

Set your practice up for success in 2021 with this interactive, hands-on business workshop. Join strategy consultants from 3 of the top marketing companies and learn the key things needed to grow your aesthetic treatments overall practice offerings. Participants will review their 2020 marketing, create a new plan for 2021 and start implementing strategy on the spot! 

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation of the IAFA 2020 Symposium must be made in writing and sent by US mail (address below) to be received at the IAFA meeting management office no later than November 6, 2020. Workshop cancellations will incur a $150 cancellation processing fee. No other refunds or future credit will be available after 11/06/2020. Cancellation by phone or email will not be accepted. The Cadaver Dissection workshop scheduled for Saturday, November 14, 2020, is a non-refundable registration fee.

17501 Biscayne Blvd
6th Floor
North Miami Beach, FL 33160

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