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About Aesthetic & Medical Dermatology

A+MD is designed for physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, office managers, cosmetic consultants, and those interested in learning about the intersection of disease and desire dermatology and the psychological impact of aesthetic improvement.

 
 
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Distinguished Faculty

Our program has a distinguished faculty headed by Congress Chairman and Founder Wm. Philip Werschler, MD. The Scientific Advisory Board is comprised of George Martin, MD, who is board certified in both dermatology and internal medicine and Founder of Maui Derm, and Vic A. Narurkar, MD, a board certified dermatologist with fellowship training in laser, cosmetic and MOHS surgery.

 Wm. Philip Werschler, MD

Wm. Philip Werschler, MD

Congress Chairman

 George Martin, MD

George Martin, MD

Scientific Advisory Board

 Vic A. Narurkar, MD

Vic A. Narurkar, MD

Scientific Advisory Board

 

Conference Speakers

 
  • Alan Unis, MD
  • Chalon Magnuson, LME
  • Clive Liu, MD
  • Dan Mathews
  • Edward Zimmerman, MD
  • George Martin, MD
  • Greg Laurence, MD
  • Jeff Richmond
  • John Bullis, MD
  • Julie Taylor, PA-C
  • Kari Larson, MBA
  • Laura Periman, MD
  • Lori Robertson, MSN, FNP-C
  • Neal Bhatia, MD
  • Neil West
  • Norman Willis, MD
  • Pamela Schell-Werschler, Psy.D, MSN, ARNP, DNC
  • Patrick Bitter, Jr., MD
  • Patti Owens, RN, BSN, MHA, CMLSO, CNOR
  • Raquel McJunkin, LME
  • Robert Rullo
  • Rod Trytko, MD, MBA, MPH
  • Steve Sobel, PhD
  • Thom Schildmeyer, MBA
  • Vandana “Wendy” Madkan, MD, FAAD
  • Vic Narurkar, MD
  • Wm. Philip Werschler, MD, FAAD, FAACS

2018 Schedule (sample):
Pre-Conference Day — Wednesday May 9, 2018

 

Welcome

7:30am - 5:30pm
Conference Registration

7:30am - 8:00am
BREAKFAST

Check in, light breakfast. Sponsored by Suneva Medical.

5:30pm - 8:00pm
DINNER: Hosted Product Theater Dinner

Sponsored by Lumenis.

Basic (AM) Workshop

8:00am - 8:15am
Opening Remarks

Overview of the day, Introduction of faculty. With Dr. Werschler.

8:15am - 8:30am
Overview of Injectables

With Dr. Werschler.

8:30am - 8:45am
Overview of Energy Devices

With Dr. Zimmerman.

8:45am - 9:00am
Overview of Emerging Treatments in Aesthetics

With Dr. Laurence.

9:15am - 9:30am
Q/A Session

With A+MD Faculty.

9:30am - 12:00pm
Live Patient Demonstrations (LPD)

With A+MD Faculty.

12:00pm - 1:00pm
LUNCH: Hosted Lunch

Sponsored by Galderma.

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Mini Presentations of New Products and Technologies

Advanced (PM) Workshop

12:00pm - 1:00pm
LUNCH: Hosted Lunch

Sponsored by Galderma.

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Mini Presentations of New Products and Technologies

1:00pm - 1:30pm
Managing Dermatology Office Emergencies

With Dr. Trytko.

1:30pm - 2:00pm
2018 Laser Safety Compliance

With Patti Owens, RN/BSN, MHA, CMLSO, CNOR.

2:30pm - 3:00pm
Center Stage Demonstration

With A+MD Faculty. Sponsored by Allergan.

3:00pm - 5:00pm
Live Patient Demonstrations (LPD)

With A+MD Faculty.

5:00pm - 5:30pm
Q/A, Wrap Up!

With A+MD Faculty.

Schedule:
Main Conference — May 10-12, 2018

 

Thursday, May 10th

6:45am - 7:45am
BREAKFAST

Outside the Exhibit Hall. Sponsored by Suneva Medical.

7:45am - 8:00am
Opening Remarks

Overview of Meeting Schedule. With Dr. Werschler.

8:00am - 10:00am
Morning Session #1

8:00am - 8:30am Three Keys to Success with Dermal Fillers. With Dr. Bitter.
8:30am - 9:00am Energy Devices - New Developments. With Dr. Zimmerman.
9:00am - 9:30am Are You Protecting Your Patient and Your Staff with Your Lasers and Energy Based Devices. With Patti Owens, RN/BSN, MHA, CMLSO, CNOR.
9:30am - 10:00am Broad Spectrum Light: New & Novel Applications. With Dr. Bitter.

10:00am - 10:30am
BREAK

Opening of Exhibits. Sponsored by Allergan.

10:30am - 12:00pm
Morning Session #2

10:30am - 11:00am Combination Therapy in Aesthetics - Achieving Optimal Outcomes. With Dr. Narurkar.
11:00am - 11:30am Feminine Rejuvenation. With Dr. Bullis.
11:30am - 11:45am Regenerative Aesthetics Overview. With Dr. Werschler.
11:45am - 12:00pm Alphabet Soup of Regenerative Aesthetics. With Dr. Zimmerman.

12:00pm - 1:00pm
LUNCH: Product Theatre Lunch

With Dr. Bullis. Sponsored by BTL Aesthetics.

1:00pm - 1:30pm
BREAK

Exhibit Break. Sponsored by Novartis.

1:30pm - 3:30pm
Afternoon Session #1

1:30pm - 2:30pm Dermatology: The Year in Review. With Dr. Martin.
2:30pm - 3:00pm Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow: Alopecia Update. With Dr. Madkan.
3:00pm - 3:30pm New Directions in Treating Pigmentation. With Dr. Narurkar.

3:30pm - 4:00pm
BREAK

Exhibit Break. Exhibits close following break, reopen at 7:30pm following hosted dinner.

4:00pm - 5:30pm
Practice Development, Marketing and Management Session 1

Moderator Bob Rullo; Faculty - Thom Schildmeyer, MBA, Kari Larson, MBA, Jeff Richmond, Dan Matthews, Neil West.

An exciting panel discussion and presentations focused on the most common challenges that medical practices face in the rapidly changing economic, social and regulatory environment. Learn from the experts in the field with active Q/A and audience participation.

6:00pm - 7:30pm
DINNER: Hosted Product Theatre Dinner

With Jeff Richmond. Sponsored by West Coast Laser & Aesthetics.

7:30pm - 10:00pm
SOCIAL: Opening Reception in Exhibit Hall

Hosted northwest wines and craft beers and dessert, Entertainment by KOSH, special celebrity appearance by brand Ambassador for A+MD! Sponsored by AbbVie.

Friday, May 11th

7:30am
Exhibits Open

7:30am - 8:30am
BREAKFAST: Hosted Breakfast

Sponsored by Celgene.

7:30am - 8:30am
Vitiligo

With Dr. Liu.

9:00am - 10:30am
Morning Session #1

9:00am - 10:00am Pre-Cancer & Skin Cancer Update: The year in Review. With Dr. Martin.
10:00am -10:30am Emerging Treatments in Cutaneous Oncology. With Dr. Willis.

10:30am - 11:00am
BREAK

Exhibit Break. Sponsored by Biofrontera and Sun Pharma.

11:00am - 12:00pm
Morning Session #2

11:00am - 11:30am Immune Mediated Diseases in Dermatology. With Dr. Madkan.
11:30am - 12:00pm Co-Morbidities in Immune Mediated Disease States in Dermatology: Overview. With Dr. Liu.

12:00pm - 1:00pm
LUNCH: Hosted Product Theatre Lunch

With Dr. Madkan. Sponsored by AbbVie.

1:00pm - 1:30pm
BREAK

Exhibit Break. Sponsored by Pfizer.

1:30pm - 4:00pm
Afternoon Session #1

1:30pm - 2:00pm Allergy and Dermatology - Co-Management and Co-Existence. With Dr. Martin.
2:00pm - 2:30pm Friend or Foe? Aesthetics and the Eye. With Dr. Periman.
2:30pm - 3:00pm Update on Acne and Rosacea: Oral Antibiotics and Good Behavior. With Dr. Bhatia.
3:00pm - 3:30pm Psychological Assessment Tools in Disease and Desire Dermatology. With Dr. Unis.
3:30pm - 4:00pm Immunomodulators in Dermatology: When all else Fails. With Dr. Bhatia.

4:00pm - 5:00pm
SOCIAL: Hosted Product Theatre Reception

Sponsored by Sanofi Regeneron

5:30pm - 6:30pm
Pre-Function for Gala on Cruise Boat

Hosted northwest wines and craft beers, light appetizers. Sponsored by Suneva Medical.

6:30pm (prompt departure)
Coeur d'Alene Lake Cruise Departs

Cruise boat departs to resort event center for dinner gala and celebrity speaker event. Sponsored by Suneva Medical.

7:00pm - 9:30pm
DINNER: Dinner Gala and Presentation

With Dr. Steve Sobel. Sponsored by Merz Aesthetics.

9:30pm - 10:00pm
Coeur d'Alene Lake Cruise Returns

Cruise boat returns to resort. Sponsored by Suneva Medical.

Saturday, May 12th

7:30am
Exhibits Open

8:00am - 9:00am
BREAKFAST: Product Theatre Breakfast

With Dr. Craig. Sponsored by Novartis.

9:00am - 10:30am
Morning Session #1

9:00am - 10:00am Challenging Cases in Disease and Desire Dermatology Panel 1. Moderator Dr. Bhatia with A+MD Faculty.
10:00am - 10:30am Dermatology & Rheumatology. With Dr. Craig.

10:30am - 11:00am
BREAK

Exhibit Break. Sponsored by Novartis.
Book Signing. With Dr. Steve Sobel. Sponsored by Merz Aesthetics.

11:00am - 12:00pm
Morning Session #2

11:00am - 12:00pm Challenging Cases in Disease and Desire Dermatology Panel 2. With A+MD Faculty.

12:00pm - 1:00pm
LUNCH: Hosted Product Theatre Lunch

With Dr. Liu. Sponsored by Lilly USA, LLC.

1:00pm - 1:30pm
BREAK

Exhibit Break. Sponsored by MiMedx.
Book Signing. With Dr. Steve Sobel. Sponsored by Merz Aesthetics.

1:30pm - 3:00pm
Afternoon Session #1

1:30pm - 2:00pm Powder Keg Issues in Dermatology. With Dr. Bhatia.
2:00pm - 2:30pm Medication Access Strategies: Overcoming Barriers to Treatment. With Dr. Werschler.
2:30pm - 3:00pm Strategies for Diversification in Practice - Clinical Trials. With Kari Larson, MBA.

3:00pm - 3:30pm
BREAK

Exhibit Break & Close. Sponsored by Celgene.
Book Signing. With Dr. Steve Sobel. Sponsored by Merz Aesthetics.

3:30pm - 5:00pm
Practice Development, Marketing and Management Session 2

Faculty - Thom Schildmeyer, MBA, Kari Larson, MBA, Jeff Richmond, Tyler Gates, Neil West.

5:00pm - 6:45pm
SOCIAL: Hosted All-Attendees Reception

Sponsored by Pfizer.

6:45pm - 8:30pm
DINNER: Hosted Product Theatre Dinner

Sponsored by Novartis.

6:45pm - 8:30pm
DINNER: Hosted Faculty and Top Sponsor Dinner

Sponsored by Lilly USA, LLC.

CME Information*

 

Pre-Conference Day — Wednesday, May 9, 2018

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements of the Idaho Medical Association through the joint providership of Kootenai Health.

Kootenai Health is accredited by the IMA to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Kootenai Health designates this symposium for a maximum of 7.0 hours AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity meets the criteria for up to 7.0 hours of Category I CME credit to satisfy the relicensure requirements of the Idaho Medical Quality Assurance Commission.

Main Conference — May 10-12, 2018

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements of the Idaho Medical Association through the joint providership of Kootenai Health.

Kootenai Health is accredited by the IMA to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Kootenai Health designates this symposium for a maximum of 22.0 hours AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity meets the criteria for up to 22.0 hours of Category I CME credit to satisfy the relicensure requirements of the Idaho Medical Quality Assurance Commission.

*CME Information is subject to change. All details are for for example purposes only at this time.

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