Accreditation Information - Advanced Facial Anatomy Cadaver

This activity is jointly provided by Medical Education Resources and Empire Medical Training.


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Title of Activity

Advanced Facial Anatomy Cadaver Training for Aesthetics

Date and Location

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Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of Health Care Practitioners involved in the care of the patients with Aesthetic requests.

Program Overview

To enhance patient care in a practice-based learning environment and in increase medical knowledge in the administration of various aesthetic procedures based upon facial anatomy. Enhanced patient care will include professionalism in the administration of aesthetic services competently, safely, and effectively for patients personalizing and tailoring these services to the individual patient, needs of the patient, and desired outcomes for the patient. Attendees will understand and learn how to avoid risks, pitfalls and health risks to patients based upon facial anatomy while increasing compliance and overall care to patients

Learning Outcome

To provide learners with a foundation to understand facial neuroanatomy, facial vascular, muscular, fat pad, and ligament anatomy to better understand aesthetic procedures and treatments.

Educational Objectives

    1. Describe and identify pertinent facial anatomy in administering aesthetic and restorative services from a personalized patient perspective including indications for treatment, contraindications to treatment, managing risk, and setting patient expectations for treatment
    2. Perform non-invasive aesthetic services competently, safely, and effectively for their patient. Each participant will understand and learn how to avoid risks, pitfalls and associated complications due to facial anatomy presentations. Understand the underlying anatomical structures of the face and the relationship in performing safe and effective aesthetic treatments.
    3. Understand the mechanism of action for motor and sensory nerves to the face, facial musculature, and underlying vascular and their relevance in context to aesthetic procedures, indications for treatment, and possible contraindications associated with aesthetic treatments.
    4. Review facial vasculature, facial ligaments, neural anatomy, facial musculature, and tissue characteristics that effect outcomes from aesthetic treatments to increase patient awareness and provide for enhanced patient care.


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Program Agenda


8:00am-8:30am • Registration
8:30am-8:45am • Introduction by Instructor(s), CME, and Quick Review of Agenda/Objectives
8:45am-10:30am • Anatomy Overview of the Face and Skin, Facial Ligaments, Facial musculature, Fat Pad Anatomy, facial nerves, and facial vasculature in performing aesthetic procedures. Review the importance of understanding facial anatomy in performing aesthetic procedures.  In depth review of pertinent facial tissue planes, facial musculature, facial ligaments (skin laxity), as well as deep and superficial fat pads in relation to various aesthetic procedures you may perform.
10:30am-11:45pm • In depth review of pertinent venous facial anatomy including the major arteries and veins associated with the face.  Discuss the major facial arteries and major branches supporting facial tissues and facial structure, their location, areas of adherence and relation to various aesthetic procedures.  Review the major veins of the face and their branches as well as the dermal planes and location as well as discussion of different specific Injection Techniques to associated complications.
10:45am-12:00pm • In depth review of pertinent neuroanatomy of the face, review major cranial nerves associated with aesthetics as well as the complex inter-relationships of these motor and sensory nerves.  Discuss the branches of Facial Nerve and Trigeminal Nerve including location, origin, depth and areas of adherence associated with aesthetic procedures.  Review possible complications associated with facial neuroanatomy.
12:00pm-1:00pm • Lunch
1:00pm-5:00pm • Anatomy Lab using cadaver for dissection of tissues and structures in review of the morning classes and relation to various aesthetic procedures and location of key facial structures.  Visualization of key facial anatomical locations and instruction for specific aesthetic procedures and considerations for treatment.
5:00pm-6:00pm • Questions and Answers

Physician Credit

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 Medical Education Resources (MER) and Empire Medical Training, Inc.  MER is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation

Medical Education Resources designates this live activity, for a maximum of 9.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nursing Credit

Medical Education Resources is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
This CE activity provides 9.0 contact hours of continuing nursing education.
Medical Education Resources is a provider of continuing nursing education by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP 12299, for [9] contact hours

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

It is the policy of Medical Education Resources to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all of its educational activities. In accordance with this policy, MER identifies conflicts of interest with its instructors, content managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of an activity. Conflicts are resolved by MER to ensure that all scientific research referred to, reported, or used in a continuing education activity conforms to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis.