It’s All About the Education!

Special Optional Post-Meeting Courses
Sunday, May 19 – 9:00am – 12:00 noon

Are you looking for a course on everything you need to know about injecting with cannulas?  How about adding microneedling to the array of services you offer your patients? 

If you answered “yes” to either of these questions, plan to stay in New Orleans a day later to attend one of our Post-Meeting Courses taught by known educators.  A nominal pre-registration fee is required (see Registration Form).  See the Program Schedule for details as space is limited – first come, first served.

Continuing Education for Aestheticians

This activity has been submitted to the National Coalition of Estheticians, Manufacturers/Distributors & Associations (NCEA) Commission on Accreditation to award CEs for aestheticians.  A NCEA CE is 45 minutes of a learning activity, either classroom/theory or demonstration/practical, journal-based or web-based.  Each approved class will be allocated the number of approved CEs.  Attendees should only claim those CE credits that he/she actually spends in the educational activity.

A completed Attendance Verification Form and speaker Evaluation Form must be submitted for each session before CEs will be issued.

Continuing Nursing Education 

This activity has been submitted to the Midwest Multistate Division for approval to award nursing contact hours. The Midwest Multistate Division is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

For more information regarding contact hours, please call SPSSCS at 562-799-0466.

The maximum number of eligible contact hours submitted for approval is 17.66 hours.
A completed Attendance Verification Form and speaker Evaluation Form must be submitted for each session before contact hours will be issued

“Congratulations SPSSCS on 25 years! I have benefited firsthand from the knowledge and techniques that our estheticians have gained from this useful organization. SPSSCS is member friendly, encourages networking and education, and is a great resource for all of our cosmetic providers.“
Craig Colville, MD

Skin Care 2019 Learning Objectives
The purpose of the activity is to enable to learner to:

  1. Apply scientific principles and rationale to formulate effective, results-oriented skin care treatment programs.
  2. Describe practices and behaviors that will minimize the risks and liabilities of skin care practice in a medical environment.
  3. Employ techniques and recommendations for treatment modalities, and the use of specialty products to assist in the treatment of problematic skin conditions.
  4. Integrate proven business practices and strategies into your skin care practice to provide exemplary service and evaluate its success.
  5. Recognize plastic surgical skin care as an integrative therapy to enhance plastic surgical patient care outcomes.

Exhibits Available – During our breakfasts, lunches and breaks, make time to visit all the exhibits and hear about the latest products and services available to benefit your practice. 

“It is hard to believe it has been 25 years! Congratulations to all of you. The knowledge and expertise each of you offer our practices is invaluable and unmeasurable. Thank you to all the Society members and attendees for all of the hard work and passion you bring to our industry.” 
Ellen A. Janetzke, MD

What to Pack/What to Wear
Attire at the SPSSCS Annual Meeting is business casual.  Feel free to be comfortable in slacks, blazers, blouses and comfortable shoes are a must!  The average high temperature in New Orleans in May is 85° F (29°C) and the average low is 66°F (19° C).  Please remember to bring a sweater or jacket to the meeting as the meeting rooms may be cool.  Just in case, pack an umbrella -- you'll be happy to have it if it starts to rain.  A waterproof jacket or trench coat is recommended -- while umbrellas are helpful, nothing compares with a good raincoat.

Ground Transportation Information
The taxis in New Orleans are like the “horse of a different color” in the land of Oz.  Many taxis are privately owned, so one will look different from the other – even those within the same company. Rates from the airport are $33 for 1 or 2 passengers and $14 per passenger for 3 people and up.
A taxi ride within the city will cost you $3.50 plus $2.00 per mile or .25 per every 40 seconds of waiting time (stuck in traffic, etc.).  There’s a $1.00 charge per additional customer.  Call Taxi Bureau at (504) 565-6272 if you have questions regarding rates or meter charges.

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