New live demonstrations provide interactive learning experience

The AAD was one of the first medical associations to offer live demonstrations at its meetings. Clearly, it was a good idea, because live demonstrations have remained a strong draw to the AAD Annual Meeting. The 2020 AAD Annual Meeting will have two back-to-back sessions, “Live Demonstration: Soft Tissue Augmentation and Neuromodulators — Simultaneous Cadaver Prosection and Live Patient Injections” (C001) and “Live Demonstration: The State of the Art of Aesthetic Dermatology” (C004).

Susan Weinkle, MD, leads an expert panel of 18 dermatologists for the session, Live Demonstration: Soft Tissue Augmentation and Neuromodulators — Simultaneous Cadaver Prosection and Live Patient Injections” (C001), and said the number of injectable products has increased dramatically from one in 2004 to 15 products today.

“Dermatologists want to be safe and comfortable in how they do the injection,” Dr. Weinkle said. “Techniques have evolved to require injections at various tissue planes, so it’s important to have a good understanding of anatomy in order to avoid complications and maximize patient outcomes.”

Those complications include blindness and tissue necrosis, she said.

Similarly, “Live Demonstration: The State of the Art of Aesthetic Dermatology” (C004), led by Seth Matarasso, MD, and backed by a team of expert presenters, will feature physicians discussing and demonstrating a wide range of cosmetic techniques for the aging face and neck, including FDA-approved fillers, neuromodulators, deoxycholic acid, chemical peels, and microneedling.

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