The Academy for the Advancement of Aesthetics: Hyaluronic Acid Fillers
 
Release Date: 4/9/2019
Last Reviewed: 3/14/2019
Expiration Date: 4/9/2021
Time to Complete Activity: 3.0 hours

Steering Committee
Cheryl M. Burgess, MD, FAAD
Medical Director
Center for Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery
Washington, DC, USA
 
Sabrina G. Fabi, MD, FAAD, FAACS
Volunteer Assistant Clinical Professor
Department of Medicine/Dermatology
University of California, San Diego
Goldman Butterwick Fitzpatrick Groff and Fabi Cosmetic Laser Dermatology
San Diego, CA, USA
 
Kate S. Goldie, MD
Medical Director
European Medical Aesthetics, Ltd.
London, United Kingdom

This activity is provided by Paradigm Medical Communications, LLC.   
 
Target Audience
This activity has been designed to address the educational needs of dermatologists; plastic surgeons; facial plastic surgeons; ocular plastic surgeons; ophthalmologists; medical professionals from the following disciplines: dermatology, plastic surgery, otolaryngology, ophthalmology, dermatologic surgery, cosmetic surgery, facial plastic surgery, and ocular plastic surgery. It may also be of benefit to nurses in the field of aesthetic medicine and other healthcare providers who are involved in aesthetic medicine. 
 
Learning Objectives
Upon proper completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:
  • Describe the physical properties of hyaluronic acid fillers in facial aesthetic medicine
  • Explain the aesthetic evaluation process as it relates to assessing and restoring volume to the aging face, including the patient consultation process, individualized treatment, and use of aesthetic scales
  • Review safe and effective use of hyaluronic acid fillers including appropriate facial treatment areas, variations in injection technique, injection plane, and product selection
  • Identify the possible adverse events associated with hyaluronic acid fillers, including strategies to avoid and to manage them
Physician Accreditation Statement
Paradigm Medical Communications, LLC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
 
Physician Credit Designation Statement
Paradigm Medical Communications, LLC designates this enduring material for a maximum of 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

EACCME Accreditation Statement
“The Academy for the Advancement of Aesthetics: Hyaluronic Acid Fillers”, made available on http://www.aestheticcare.org and organized by Siyemi Learning and Paradigm Medical Communications, is accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME) to provide the following CME activity for medical specialists.

This activity is provided by Paradigm Medical Communications, LLC and Siyemi Learning.  

EACCME Credit Designation Statement
“The Academy for the Advancement of Aesthetics: Hyaluronic Acid Fillers”, made available on http://www.aestheticcare.org and organized by Siyemi Learning and Paradigm Medical Communications, is awarded 3 European CME credits (ECMECs).

Each medical specialist should claim only those credits that he/she actually spent in the educational activity. The EACCME is an institution of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS). Only those e-learning materials that are displayed on the UEMS- EACCME website have formally been accredited.

Through an agreement between the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS) and the American Medical Association (AMA), physicians may convert EACCME credits to an equivalent number of AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Information on the process to convert EACCME credit to AMA credit can be found at www.ama-assn.org/go/internationalcme.

PA Continuing Education
PAs may claim a maximum of 3.0 Category 1 credits for completing this activity. NCCPA accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society.

Nurse Practitioner Continuing Education
The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP) accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM from organizations accredited by the ACCME. Individuals are responsible for checking with the AANPCP for further guidelines.
 
Disclosure of Commercial Support
This activity is supported by an educational grant from Merz Pharmaceuticals GmbH.
 
Instructions for Participation
To receive a CME certificate of participation, participants must:
  • Follow instructions to register or log in with your professional information and complete the pretest.
  • View the online activity in its entirety.
  • Complete and submit the online posttest and evaluation. You must answer 70% of the posttest questions correctly to earn credit. You will have unlimited opportunities to successfully complete the posttest.
A certificate of participation will be available for download/printing immediately following your successful completion of the posttest and evaluation.
 
For questions regarding ACCME credit, contact the Paradigm CME Department at (845) 398-5949.
 
For questions regarding EACCME credit, contact Siyemi Learning at +44 161 306 8518 or CME@siyemi.org
 
There is no fee required for participation in this activity.

Hardware/Software Requirements
This certified CME activity is designed using HTML5 audio/video.
 
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For Desktops (Windows/Mac)
Internet Explorer 9 or higher, Firefox 28 or higher, Safari 5.1 or higher, Google Chrome 31 or higher, Opera 21 or higher
 
For Tablets (iPad/Android/Surface)
iOS Safari 4 or higher, Android 2.3 or higher, IE Mobile 10 or higher
 
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Disclosures
In accordance with Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education requirements on disclosure, faculty and contributors are asked to disclose any relationships with commercial interests associated with the area of medicine featured in the activity. These relationships are described below.
 
Steering Committee
Cheryl M. Burgess, MD, FAAD
Grant/research support: Allergan, Inc.; Merz North America Inc.; Revance Therapeutics, Inc
Honoraria/consultation: Merz North America, Inc.; Revance Therapeutics, Inc
Speaker’s Bureau: Merz North America, Inc.
Stock shareholder: Allergan, Inc.
 
Sabrina G. Fabi, MD, FAAD, FAACS
Grants/research support: Alastin Skincare, Inc; Allergan, Inc.; Ampersand Aesthetics; Bayer Healthcare; Colorescience, Inc; Endo Pharmaceuticals Inc; Evolus, Inc.; Galderma Laboratories, L.P.; Merz North America Inc.; Revance Therapeutics, Inc; Thermi Aesthetics, Inc; Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc.
Honoraria or consultation fees: Alastin Skincare, Inc; Allergan, Inc.; Colorescience, Inc; Evolus, Inc.; Galderma Laboratories, L.P.; Merz North America, Inc.; Revance Therapeutics, Inc; Thermi Aesthetics, Inc; Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc.
Speaker’s Bureau: Alastin Skincare, Inc; Allergan, Inc.;  Endo Pharmaceuticals Inc; Galderma Laboratories, L.P.; Merz North America, Inc
 
Kate S. Goldie, MD
No financial relationships to disclose
 
Paradigm Medical Communications, LLC and Siyemi Learning staff members have no financial relationships to disclose.
 
Independent peer reviewer has no financial relationships to disclose.

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This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA.
 
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