Massachusetts General Hospital Harvard Medical School Wellman Center for Photomedicine
LASER & AESTHETIC SKIN THERAPY:
What’s the Truth?
Under the direction of:
R. Rox Anderson, MD and Mathew M. Avram, MD, JD
OCTOBER 8 – 10, 2010 The Starr Center, Boston, Massachusetts
Fifth Annual Meeting
Register early,
space is limited!
Course #3014026

As of September 24, 2010, the Laser and Aesthetic Skin Therapy: What's the Truth course is SOLD OUT. Please email Marianna Strait at marianna_strait@hms.harvard.edu if you would like to be placed on a Limited Waiting List for the course.

OBJECTIVE

The course objectives will emphasize new techniques and technologies while also critically evaluating current treatment practices, free of commercial interference from industry. Clinical endpoints and laser safety will be emphasized as well.

Participants will leave the course understanding new treatment paradigms with lasers, embrace emerging technologies such as noninvasive treatment of fat and understand where some of the current practices are irrational or based upon weak evidence. This will be a critical,
well-informed, clinically relevant course. Proper patient evaluation and proper aesthetic techniques will be emphasized.

  • World Class Speakers
  • Major Topics in Aesthetic
  • Dermatology and Lasers
  • No “Spin”
  • What Works, What Doesn’t?
  • Clinical Endpoints
  • Emerging Technologies
  • Expert Panel Case Discussions
  • Open Mike Sessions
  • Optional Primer Course on Laser & Aesthetic Basics
    (Separate Registration Fee Required)

PROGRAM SCHEDULE

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2010
Optional Primer Course
7:30am – 8:00am Registration and Continental Breakfast:
Primer Course Only
LASER AND AESTHETIC BASICS
8:00am – 8:30am Laser-Skin Interactions
R. Rox Anderson, MD
8:30am – 8:50am Laser Safety
Suzanne L. Kilmer, MD
8:50am – 9:30am Types of Lasers and Light Sources
R. Rox Anderson, MD
9:30am – 9:45am Questions and Discussion
R. Rox Anderson, MD
Suzanne L. Kilmer, MD
9:45am – 10:00am Refreshment Break
LASER AND AESTHETIC BASICS: CLINICAL APPLICATIONS
10:00am – 10:15am Vascular
Roy G. Geronemus, MD
10:15am – 10:30am Hair Removal
Eric F. Bernstein, MD
10:30am – 10:45am Tattoo Removal
Mathew M. Avram, MD, JD
10:45am – 11:00am Tissue Tightening
E. Victor Ross, MD
11:00am – 11:30am Pigmented Lesions and Photoaging
Suzanne L. Kilmer, MD
11:30am – 12:00pm Questions and Discussion
12:00pm – 1:00pm Lunch Break (Primer Course Only)
PRIMER COURSE IS OFFERED TO FULL MEETING PARTICIPANTS ONLY
12:30pm – 1:00pm Registration for Core Course
1:00pm – 1:05pm Introduction and Welcome
HEMANGIOMAS, VENOUS MALFORMATIONS, PORT-WINE STAINS, AND TUMORS
1:05pm – 2:45pm Pulsed Dying Laser? Treatment of Vascular Malformations with Near Infrared and Other Lasers
R. Rox Anderson, MD
  Update on Treatment and Research of Port-Wine Stains
J. Stuart Nelson, MD, PhD
  Treatment of Infantile Hemangiomas
Roy G. Geronemus, MD
  Laser Treatment of Venous Malformations – Emerging Laser Treatment of Basal Cell Carcinoma
Zeina S. Tannous, MD
  Questions and Discussion
2:45pm – 3:00pm Refreshment Break
TREATMENT OF PIGMENTED SKIN
3:00pm – 4:00pm Update on Research of Skin Pigmentation
David E. Fisher, MD, PhD
  Laser and Light Source Treatment of Pigmented Skin
Murad Alam, MD
  Questions and Discussion
LEG VEINS
4:00pm – 4:45pm Sclerotherapy and Endovenous Laser
Robert A. Weiss, MD
LASER HAIR STIMULATION
4:45pm – 5:05pm Laser Hair Stimulation:What’S the Truth?
Marc R. Avram, MD
5:05pm – 5:45pm Challenging Cases fromthe Audience: Questions and Discussion
R. Rox Anderson, MD
Marc R. Avram, MD
Mathew M. Avram, MD, JD
Eric F. Bernstein, MD
Suzanne L. Kilmer, MD
E. Victor Ross, MD
Robert A. Weiss, MD
5:45pm - 7:00pm Reception and Poster Session
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2010
7:30am – 8:00am Continental Breakfast
NON-ABLATIVE LASERS AND TISSUE TIGHTENING
8:00am – 8:45am Update and New Indications for Botulinum Toxins
Joel L. Cohen, MD
8:45am – 9:30am Indications and Potential Complications for Soft-Tissue Augmentation
Joel L. Cohen, MD
9:30am – 9:45am Refreshment Break
SPECIAL WORKSHOP: FRACTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES
Topics will include treatment of photoaging, rhytides, disorders of pigmentation, pigmented lesions, acne scars, surgical scars, burn scars, port-wine stains, drug delivery, and other emerging clinical applications. The future of these technologies will also be discussed.
9:45am – 12:15pm Non-Ablative Fractional Lasers, Ablative Fractional Lasers, Fractional Ultrasound, Fractional Radiofrequency:Where DoWe Stand?
R. Rox Anderson, MD
Mathew M. Avram, MD, JD
Murad Alam, MD
Suzanne L. Kilmer, MD
Dieter Manstein, MD
Christopher Zachary, MBBS, FRCP
12:15pm – 1:15pm Lunch Break
FAT REMOVAL
1:15pm – 2:30pm Non-Invasive Fat Removal
Mathew M. Avram, MD, JD
  Laser Lipolysis
Robert A. Weiss, MD
  Questions and Discussion
2:30pm – 2:45pm Refreshment Break
NON-ABLATIVE LASERS AND TISSUE TIGHTENING
2:45pm – 4:00pm Update and Critical Review of Non-Ablative Lasers and Tissue Tightening
PHOTODYNAMIC THERAPY
4:00pm – 4:45pm Update on Pre-Skin Cancers and Skin Cancers
Luis Torezan, MD
  Aggressive PDT for Acne
Fernanda H. Sakamoto, MD
  Questions and Discussion
4:45pm – 5:15pm Common Laser Treatments that Don’t Make Sense
E. Victor Ross, MD
5:15pm – 6:00pm Challenging Cases from the Audience: Questions and Discussion
R. Rox Anderson, MD
Mathew M. Avram, MD, JD
Eric F. Bernstein, MD
Suzanne L. Kilmer, MD
E. Victor Ross, MD
Robert A. Weiss, MD
Christopher Zachary, MBBS, FRCP
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2010
7:30am – 8:00am Continental Breakfast
COMPLICATIONS AND THE LAW
8:00am – 9:15am Laser Complications, Consents and Malpractice
Mathew M. Avram, MD, JD
  Laser Complications and How to Avoid Them
Eric F. Bernstein, MD
  Questions and Discussion
WHAT’S NEW AT WELLMAN
9:15am – 10:15am Recent Advances in Sebaceous Gland Targeting
Fernanda H. Sakamoto, MD
  Novel Approaches to Repair Skin Wounds
Min Yao, MD, PhD
  Research Advances in Non-Invasive Imaging
Benjamin J. Vakoc, PhD
10:15am – 10:45am Refreshment Break
10:45am – 11:00am The Future of Laser and Light Source
R. Rox Anderson, MD
11:00am – 12:00pm Challenging Cases from the Audience:
Questions and Discussion
Course Faculty

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ACCREDITATION

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

Harvard Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Harvard Medical School designates this educational activity for a maximum of
[Core Course Only 16.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™] or
[Core Course with Primer Course 20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™].
Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The American Medical Association has determined that physicians not licensed in the United States who participate in this CME activity are eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

AAFP

This activity has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 20.25 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians.



REGISTRATION INFORMATION

Tuition Fee:
  • Physicians w/Core Course Only: $995
  • Residents*/Fellows in Training* w/Core Course Only: $375
  • Physicians w/Primer Course & Core Course: $1345
  • Residents*/Fellows in Training* w/Primer Course & Core Course Only: $550
  • Group Rate per person w/Core Course Only: $895
  • Group Rate per person w/ Primer Course & Core Course: $1210
*A letter of verification from Department Chair must accompany registration form for a reduced fee.

All foreign payments must be made by a draft on a United States Bank or by Visa or MasterCard. Telephone or mail-in registration with credit card payment is not accepted. If paying by check, please make it payable to Harvard Medical School and mail with the completed registration form to: Harvard Medical School - Department of Continuing Education, P.O. Box 825, Boston, MA 02117-0825. If paying by credit card,
please register online

Inquiries should be directed to the above address, made by phone: (617) 384-8600, Monday-Friday, 10AM to 4PM (EST), or by email: hms-cme@hms.harvard.edu Upon receipt of registration a confirmation letter will be mailed to the address listed on the form.

Refund Policy: A handling fee of $60 is deducted for cancellation. Refund requests must be received by mail or fax one week prior to the course. No refunds will be made thereafter.





FACULTY

Harvard Medical School Course Directors
R. Rox Anderson, MD
Professor of Dermatology
Harvard Medical School
Director, Wellman Center for Photomedicine
Massachusetts General Hospital
Mathew M. Avram, MD, JD
Assistant Professor of Dermatology
Harvard Medical School
Director, Dermatology Laser and Cosmetic Center
Massachusetts General Hospital
Faculty Director for Procedural Dermatology
Harvard Dermatology Residency Program Affiliate Faculty
Wellman Center for Photomedicine
Participating Faculty
Murad Alam, MD
Associate Professor of Dermatology, Otolaryngology, and Surgery
Chief of Cutaneous and Aesthetic Surgery Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Chicago, Illinois
E. Victor Ross, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor of Dermatology
University of California, San Diego
Director, Laser and Cosmetic Dermatology
Scripps Clinic
San Diego, California
Marc R. Avram, MD
Clinical Professor of Dermatology
Weill-Cornell Medical School
Private Practice
New York, New York
Fernanda H. Sakamoto, MD
Assistant in Research
Harvard Medical School
Research Fellow
Wellman Center for Photomedicine
Massachusetts General Hospital
Eric F. Bernstein, MD
Clinical Associate Professor of Dermatology
University of Pennsylvania
Director, Laser Surgery and Cosmetic Dermatology
Centers for Cosmetic Laser Surgery
Ardmore, Pennsylvania
Zeina S. Tannous, MD
Assistant Professor of Dermatology
Harvard Medical School
Director, Mohs/Dermatologic Surgery
VA Boston Healthcare System
Assistant in Dermatology
Massachusetts General Hospital
Faculty Director, Dermatopathology
Harvard Combined Dermatology Residency
Training Program
Joel L. Cohen, MD
Associate Clinical Professor of Dermatology
University of Colorado
Director
AboutSkin Dermatology and DermSurgery
Englewood and Lone Tree, Colorado
Luis Torezan, MD
Universidade de Sao Paulo Medical School
Sao Paulo, Brazil
Chief of PDT Ambulatory, Department of Dermatology
Affiliate Faculty
Wellman Center for Photomedicine
Hospital das Clinicas, Sao Paulo
David E. Fisher, MD, PhD
Edward Wigglesworth Professor of Dermatology
Harvard Medical School
Chief, Dermatology Service
Director, Cutaneous Biology Research Center
Massachusetts General Hospital
Director, Melanoma Program
Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center
Benjamin J. Vakoc, PhD
Assistant Professor of Dermatology
Harvard Medical School
Assistant Physicist, Wellman Center for Photomedicine
Massachusetts General Hospital
Roy G. Geronemus, MD
Clinical Professor of Dermatology
New York University
Director, Skin Laser Division, Department of Plastic Surgery
New York Eye and Ear Infirmary
Director Laser and Skin Surgery Center of New York
Robert A. Weiss, MD
Associate Professor of Dermatology
John Hopkins University School of Medicine
Director
Maryland Laser Vein & Skin Institute
Baltimore, Maryland
Suzanne L. Kilmer, MD
Associate Clinical Professor of Dermatology
University of California, Davis
Founding Director
Laser and Skin Surgery Center of Northern California
Sacramento, California
Min Yao, MD, PhD
Instructor in Dermatology
Harvard Medical School
Assistant in Cell Biology
Wellman Center for Photomedicine
Massachusetts General Hospital
Professor, Department of Burn & Plastic Surgery
No. 3 Hospital, School of Medicine
Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Shanghai China
Dieter Manstein, MD
Instructor in Dermatology
Harvard Medical School
Clinical Fellow, Wellman Center for Photomedicine
Massachusetts General Hospital
Christopher B. Zachary, MBBS, FRCP
Professor and Chair, Department of Dermatology
University of California, Irvine
J. Stuart Nelson, MD, PhD
Professor of Surgery and Biomedical Engineering
Medical Director, Beckman Laser Institute and Medical Clinic (BLIMC)
University of California, Irvine
 


 

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COURSE LOCATION
Star Center

All sessions will be held at :
The Starr Center located in the Schepens Eye Research Institute
185 Cambridge Street
Boston, MA 02114

www.schepens.harvard.edu/starr_center

ACCOMMODATIONS AND TRAVEL
We are holding a limited amount of rooms at the Holiday Inn Beacon Hill (617) 742-7630 at the conference rate of $239; online: www.hisboston.com.

This rate is on a first come first serve basis and expires on September 4th. Please use the following group code to receive the discount rate (code LAS).

For assistance with air travel or other hotel options, please contact Marie Mabardi, CTC of Great Getaways at (617) 720-6100 or email Marie@GGATravel.com Great Getaways is a full service travel agency.

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