New Live Demonstration session to debut in Denver

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Live Demonstration sessions will show how to optimize patient outcomes and minimize adverse events when injecting fillers and neuromodulators.

Bringing dermatologists unparalleled educational opportunities to learn by viewing, the Academy’s 2014 Annual Meeting will feature four Live Demonstration sessions, including a new live session, Live Demonstration: Soft Tissue Augmentation and Neuromodulators — Simultaneous Cadaver Prosection and Live Patient Injections. The new session, directed by Susan H. Weinkle, MD, debuts from 2 to 5 p.m. Friday, March 21, in the Bellco Theatre.

In this session, described by Dr. Weinkle as “a first-in-class dermatology live injection session demonstrating anatomy and injection technique,”  attendees will have the opportunity to see live patient assessment and treatments alongside simultaneous cadaver prosection. “This course is really one of a kind,” Dr. Weinkle said. “It’s going to allow the attendee to understand the anatomy by seeing a cadaver on one screen, and on the other screen, see the experienced injector injecting the filler and neuromodulators in the face.” An expert prosector will be guided by an experienced dermatologist to demonstrate the pertinent anatomy. Simultaneously, a live patient will be injected.

Modern injection techniques require injections at various tissue planes. Therefore, understanding anatomy is extremely important to avoid complications and maximize patient outcomes. “It’s absolutely imperative in this day and age to understand anatomy and what plane you’re injecting,” Dr. Weinkle said.

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Susan H. Weinkle, MD

“This demonstration is going to be the first of its kind to correlate cadaver anatomy and where the vessels are, the nerves are, and what the muscle planes are. It’s going to optimize patient outcomes and minimize adverse advents. “There have been 50 reported cases of blindness from injections documented in the literature. With all the new, longer-lasting fillers, we have to know what we’re doing,” she said. “I truly believe that our colleagues will benefit greatly in treating their patients by a thorough understanding of all the anatomical planes, the variations in where the nerves and vessels lie, and how to inject in the most safe, beneficial way for patients.”

In addition to the Academy’s newest Live Demonstration session, there will also be three returning live demonstration sessions that have proved to be successful at past meetings:

  • Live Demonstration: Head & Neck Anatomy — Cadaver Prosection
    9 a.m. to noon Friday, March 21
  • Live Demonstration: The State of the Art of Aesthetic Dermatology
    9 a.m. to noon Friday, Saturday, March 22
  • Live Demonstration: Advanced Botulinum Toxin
    2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 22

These sessions often sell out quickly, so register today if you want to be there in March. Register for the sessions while registering to attend the Annual Meeting.

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