The Consult: Summer Issue 2020
The Consult: June 2020
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President's Message
DR. MARK MANDELL-BROWN, AACS PRESIDENT
 
It started with a simple cancellation email. Two Hong Kong-based lecturers for our 2020 Annual Scientific Meeting in Las Vegas notified me that they could not attend because of a quarantine due to a virus. This occurred in early February, three weeks before the meeting. I heard but I did not listen. Continue reading >>
Injectables Workshop
Attend Highly-Anticipated Hands-On Injectables Course
August 22-23, Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois

Expand your skills with our new Hands-On Injectables Course this August near Chicago. Perfect for beginners and advanced practitioners, this interactive course's faculty include international expert Dr. Neil Sadick, AACS President Dr. Mark Mandell-Brown, Dr. Sheila Barbarino, Dr. Ed Zimmerman, and Course Director Dr. Rania Agha. You'll learn the basics of fillers and neurotoxins, innovative uses for these injectables, and how to get ahead of complications. This course is designed for cosmetic physicians, nurses, and Allied Health associates. Register >>
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Your Board of Trustees is Working for You
DR. MARK MANDELL-BROWN, AACS PRESIDENT

AACS's leadership, the 16 members of the Board of Trustees and the smaller Executive Committee within the Board of Trustees, is always working in the background to make sure the organization runs smoothly and in accordance with its mission to advance cosmetic surgery. Continue reading >>
In Memoriam: Dr. Robert Fragen
DR. ROBERT JACKSON, AACS PAST PRESIDENT
 
Ronald A. Fragen, MD, a founding member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery and former member of the Board of Trustees, passed away on May 28, 2020 in Palm Springs, California.
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Committees
Women in Cosmetic Surgery
DR. JANE PETRO, AACS PAST PRESIDENT AND CO-CHAIR OF THE WOMEN IN COSMETIC SURGERY COMMITTEE
 
The theme of International Women's Day 2018 inspired many: "When women support each other, amazing things happen." Continue reading >>
 
 
Improve Your Patient Experience, Transform Your Practice
MARSHA H. STEED, CO-CHAIR OF THE ALLIED HEALTH & PRACTICE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE

In today's competitive healthcare environment, it's critical that physician practices provide a personalized, engaging patient experience. Continue reading >>
 
 
Launching a Committee for Young Surgeons
DR. GEORGE HAHM & DR. CHRISTOPHER SHANE MCDANIEL, CO-CHAIRS OF THE YOUNG SURGEONS COMMITTEE
 
Participating in an AACS certified Fellowship program is one of the most valuable experiences you can have as a new surgeon. Continue reading >>
Get Involved with AACS
 
Share your expertise and apply to join an AACS committee. Terms begin October 1, 2020. Apply by July 31 (deadline extended) >>
Update from the June AMA Meeting
DR. TONY GEROULIS AND DR. ROBERT JACKSON, AACS REPRESENTATIVES IN THE AMA HOUSE OF DELEGATES
 
On June 7, Drs. Geroulis and Jackson attended the American Medical Association (AMA) 2020 Annual Meeting as the AACS Delegate and Alternate Delegate. Continue reading >>
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Update to CME Requirements for the ABCS Certifying Exam
DR. WILBUR HAH, PRESIDENT OF THE AMERICAN BOARD OF COSMETIC SURGERY
 
Did you complete an AACS or equivalent fellowship in cosmetic surgery some years ago? Did you NOT take the ABCS board certification exam due to the CME requirements for your post fellowship years? Then this update is for you. Continue reading >>
Become an ABFCS Diplomate
DR. RYAN DIEPENBROCK, PRESIDENT OF THE AMERICAN BOARD OF FACIAL COSMETIC SURGERY
 
The American Board of Facial Cosmetic Surgery is entering its fifth year of service certifying surgeons dedicated to patient safety and the advancement of multi-disciplinary cooperation.
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SoFi
Why SoFi?
BY JANET FIELDS, DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT, SOFI
Financial hardship due to COVID-19 can be stressful. That's why AACS has partnered with SoFi to offer AACS members access to personal loans, student loan financing, educational content, and exclusive perks as one of our member benefits.
Digital Education
Digital Library

Purchase a subscription to AACS's Digital Library to access a growing library of virtual cosmetic surgery education. The library features pre-recorded webinars, modules from the Cosmetic Surgery Annual Review Course, and more. Now it’s easier than ever to learn techniques that will improve your practice.
 
Live WebClinic: Body Contouring and Fat Transfer
July 1 at 9:00pm ET
Presented by Dr. Kristine Brecht
 
 
Live WebClinic: HA Fillers: Facial Artistry and Treatment of Mild, Moderate & Severe Complications
August 4 at 9:00pm ET
Presented by Dr. Kevin Kalwerisky
 
Fostering a Sense of Community with AACS Connect Events
MEGHAN HUGHES, AACS MARKETING COORDINATOR

Following the numerous personal and professional consequences our surgeons felt at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, we created the AACS Connect series of events to create a sense of community and support among our members. 
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Get to Know the AACS Staff: Colleen Nolan & Margaret Bengtson 
COLLEEN NOLAN, AACS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
 
AACS is fortunate to have a strong and dynamic staff dedicated to the success of our members and leaders including Executive Director Colleen Nolan and Account Manager Margaret Bengtson. Continue reading >>

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We welcomed over 50 new members since March!
 
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Call for Abstracts: 2021 Annual Scientific Meeting

Share your expertise and submit an abstract to present at the 2021 Annual Scientific Meeting, February 4-6 in San Diego, California.
 
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