AACS Training Institute: Hands-on Injectable Workshop
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 Export to Your Calendar 8/22/2020 to 8/23/2020
When: August 22 - 23, 2020
7:30am - 4:30pm
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Summit Dermatology & Aesthetic Surgery
1S210 Summit Ave
Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois  60181
United States
Contact: Emma Day

Online registration is available until: 8/14/2020
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Rania Agha, MD, FAAD, FAACS

Sheila Barbarino, MD, FAACS, FAAO
Mark Mandell-Brown, MD, FAACS
Neil Sadick, MD, FAAD, FAACS, FACP
Ed Zimmerman, MD

Dates: August 22-23, 2020


This one and a half day workshop on soft tissue filler injection techniques and use of neurotoxin injections will highlight the various products and aesthetic indications. Through a series of lectures, panel discussions, and live patient demonstrations, the attendees will gain experience in understanding the anatomy, indications for treatment, and observe the injection technique in small group settings.

Topics covered include: facial anatomy and understanding the danger zones, expanded use of neurotoxins to enhance aesthetic results.

New concepts of using fillers as volumizers will be discussed and practiced, with special focus on advanced techniques for the tear trough area. There will also be a panel discussion on complications with avoidance and treatment, utilizing ultrasound guidance to improve soft tissue filler safety, as well as facial, hand, and introduction to body soft tissue enhancement. 

Target Audience:

This course is intended for the cosmetic physician, nurse, or allied health associate who wishes to learn basic skills as well as refine skills with neurotoxins and a variety of soft tissue fillers. Those cosmetic providers who would like to become more confident in dealing with potential complications and difficult to treat patients will benefit from the experienced faculty.

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Course Objectives:

  • Describe the major facial danger zones with a better anatomical understanding 
  • Assess the face aesthetically to maximize soft tissue filler enhancement
  • Identify non-invasive rejuvenation of the eyelids through re-volumization and relaxation
  • Understand injection techniques for the tear trough area
  • Utilize neurotoxins to create a natural refreshed  appearance
  • Understand the additional neurotoxin indications for hyperhidrosis, masseter muscle hypertrophy, and migraines
  • Utilize soft tissue fillers for hand rejuvenation
  • Describe techniques for body enhancement with soft tissue fillers
  • Identify and treat complications of neurotoxins and soft tissue fillers

Registration Fees:

Physician Member of AACS - $1,200
Physician Nonmember - $1,300
Resident / Training Fellow - $400
Allied Health - $600



This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the American College of Surgeons and the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery. The American College of Surgeons is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
The American College of Surgeons designates this live activity for a maximum of 9.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.



Program Schedule


- Saturday, August 22, 2020 -

7:30 - 8:00am
Breakfast and Registration 
8:00 - 8:10am
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Dr. Rania Agha
8:10 - 8:30am
Facial Anatomy and Danger Zones
Dr. Mark Mandell-Brown
8:30 - 9:00am
History of Neurotoxin and Indications
Dr. Rania Agha
9:00 - 9:30am
Neurotoxin Panel Discussion
9:30 - 9:45am
9:45 - 10:45am
Potpourri from the Experts: All you need to know about fillers: Hyaluronic acids, Calcium Hydroxylapatite, Poly-L-lactic acid, Polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA)
10:45 - 11:45am
Live Patient Injections: Neurotoxins
11:45am - 12:45pm
12:45 - 1:00pm
Tear Trough Filler: My Technique
Dr. Ed Zimmerman & Dr. Sheila Barbarino
1:00 - 1:30pm
Liquid Nose Job
Dr. Mark Mandell-Brown
1:30 - 2:00pm
Panel Discussion: Soft Tissue Facial Enhancement "Putting It All Together"
2:00 - 4:00pm
Live Soft Tissue Injections
4:00 - 4:30pm
Wrap up
Dr. Rania Agha
Faculty and Attendee Dinner

- Sunday, August 23, 2020 -

7:30 - 8:00am
8:00 - 9:15am
Think Outside the Box: Hands, nose, chin and body contouring: My Technique
Drs. Barbarino, Sadick & Zimmerman
9:15 - 9:45am
Additional Uses for Neurotoxins
Dr. Sheila Barbarino
9:45 - 10:00am
10:00 - 10:30am
Live Injections: Hands & Beyond
10:30 - 11:30am
Complications Panel
11:30am - 12:00pm
Wrap Up
Dr. Rania Agha


Hotel Reservations:

The AACS has reserved a room block at the Chicago Marriott Oak Brook. Reservations can be made by using the booking link here (https://www.marriott.com/event-reservations/reservation-link.mi?id=1594252559097&key=GRP&app=resvlink). Click "Dates" to modify your arrival/ departure date. If you do not need to modify your dates, you can click directly on 'check availability’ which will be the contracted rate of $104USD/night.

The discounted group rate will be available until July 31, 2020 and cannot be guaranteed even before this date.


By registering for the AACS Training Institute: Hands-on Injectable Workshop, you agree to the policies below.

  • All online registrations must be completed on or before August 14, 2020.
  • Refunds for the workshop, minus a $75 administrative fee, will be issued on written cancellations received on or before August 7, 2020. Phone cancellations WILL NOT be accepted. Registrants assume full responsibility for notification to and verification of receipt by the AACS. Approved refunds are processed no later than 30 days after conclusion of the meeting. Refunds will be issued in the same method as the original form of payment.
  • Refunds or credits will not be given for failure to attend, late arrival, flight/transportation cancellations, unattended events or early departure. In the rare event of a meeting cancellation, AACS is not responsible for nor will provide refunds for costs associated with travel, airfare, hotel or transportation costs incurred by the registered attendee. It is always recommended that the registrant considering purchasing independent travel insurance.
  • Registration and attendance at or participation in the AACS Training Institute: Hands-on Injectable Workshop constitutes an agreement by the registrant to AACS’ use and distribution (both now and in the future) of the registrant or attendee’s image or voice in photographs, videotapes, electronic reproduction and audiotapes of such event activities.