Specialty Focus Workshop:
Intro to Cannula Technique
≥2 years’ injecting experience with dermal fillers

Program Description:

• Intro to Cannula Technique: ≥2 years injecting experience with dermal fillers.

• Advanced Cannula Technique: ≥3 years injecting experience with dermal fillers and attendance at Intro to Cannula Technique or previous experience with cannulas.

An innovative addition to the aesthetic injector’s toolbox, these blunt tip microcannulas are designed to provide excellent results with less bruising, swelling, pain and other more serious complications (such as ischemia and possible necrosis) than conventional needles. They are quite effective and safe for dermal filler placement over a large area from a single entry point, resulting in greater patient satisfaction. A variety of different microcannulas will be provided for your use during the workshop. However, please remember to bring your dermal fillers and other supplies with you to the workshop.

Please note: Participants must have ≥2 years prior experience with injectables and have passed the Online CME Activity “Anatomical Context of Facial Aesthetics” to participate.

Program Format:

30 minutes
Welcome and Registration
60 minutes
Didactic Session
180 minutes
Hands-on Instruction With the Experts

Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of the program, participants will be better able to:

  • Interpret principles of facial anatomy and physiology, in order to assess anatomic changes related to the aging process.
  • Perform comprehensive patient assessment and manage expectations, in order to improve patient satisfaction.
  • Identify facial mapping areas specific to muscle control and facial volume depletion, in order to properly target injection sites.
  • Evaluate the evidence and data involving injectable agents for nonsurgical facial rejuvenation, in order to facilitate appropriate selection of these products.
  • Demonstrate injection techniques for nonsurgical facial rejuvenation, in order to maximize product placement.
  • Improve injection skills, in order to optimize patient outcomes.
  • Recognize the anatomical relationship of critical vascular and neurologic structures within the face, in order to assure patient safety and avoid treatment complications.

Who Should Attend each level:

Experienced clinicians who are interested in refining their injection by incorporating the use of microcannulas to place dermal filler strategically in those areas of the face where a deeper injection in the deep dermal or subdermal plane is optimal.

  • Intro to Cannula Technique: must have 2 years injecting experience with dermal fillers
  • Advanced Cannula Technique: must have >3 years injecting experience with dermal fillers, and attendance at Intro to Cannula Technique or previous experience with cannulas

Hands-On Injection Training Workshop Requirements:

Attendees will have the option to participate or observe during the hands-on training. If you are planning to participate, you must provide the following on-site:

  • One model (Please ask your model to arrive 1-hour after start of the program)
  • United States, FDA-approved injectable products (obtained from a valid U.S. distributor) and medical supplies (List available under the FAQ tab)
  • A valid medical license (for the state in which the program takes place)
  • Supervisory Physician Approval Form (If you are a nurse, nurse practitioner, or physician assistant attending without an attending physician)
  • PLEASE NOTE: If you do not provide us with these Mandatory Documents, you will not be able to participate in the workshop.

Injectable Product Requirements:

This is a CME-certified meeting, planned and implemented completely independent from the commercial supporter. To ensure that the integrity of this CME-certified program remains intact, please be informed:

  • Attendees approved to inject at hands-on workshop are responsible for bringing their own product(s).
  • Please note: You must bring FDA-approved injectable products (obtained from a valid U.S. distributor) only. You will not be able to inject in the hands-on session if your injectable products are not United States, FDA-approved.
  • Neither Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center, nor their joint provider Scientiae, is permitted to offer guidance on how or where to obtain product(s).

Treatment Areas May Include:

Specific treatment areas include temples, tear troughs, malar and mid-cheek regions, nasolabial folds, jowls, chin and lips.


Target Audience

The program has been developed for dermatologists, plastic surgeons and ophthalmologists as well as other physicians, nurses and physician assistants who have an interest in gaining and /or increasing their knowledge and technical skill to perform facial aesthetic procedures with injectable agents.


Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Scientiae, LLC. The Albert Einstein College of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


Designation Statement

Albert Einstein College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.


ANCC Statement

The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) will accept AMA Category 1 Credits, on a reciprocal basis, toward their ANCC recertification.


Conflict of Interest Statement

The Conflict of Interest Disclosure Policy of Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center requires that faculty participating in any CME activity disclose to the audience any relationship(s) with a pharmaceutical, product or device company. Any presenter who has disclosed relationships that prove to create a conflict of interest, with regard to their contribution to the activity, will not be permitted to present.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine also requires that faculty participating in any CME activity disclose to the audience when discussing any unlabeled or investigational use of any commercial product, or device, not yet approved for use in the United States.

The staff at Scientiae, LLC and CCME at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center have no relevant conflicts of interest with commercial interests related directly or indirectly to this educational activity.


AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT

Albert Einstein College of Medicine and the Scientiae, LLC, fully intends to comply with the legal requirements of the American with Disabilities Act. If any participant of this activity is in need of special accommodations, please contact PALETTE at least two weeks prior to the activity at 800-401-0291.


CME Peer Reviewer

Adam Friedman, MD, FAAD
Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Dermatology
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Physiology and Biophysics
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Bronx, New York


This activity is jointly provided by Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Scientiae, LLC

Albert Einstein College of Medicine Scientiae

Supported by an educational grant and in-kind contribution of disposable and biological supplies from Allergan, Inc. and an educational grant for in-kind contribution of disposable and injectable supplies from DermaSculpt by Cosmofrance.