CME Accreditation & Credit Designation

The Educational and Research Foundation for the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS Foundation) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

The AAFPRS Foundation designates this live activity for a maximum of 33 AMA PRA Category 1 Creditsâ„¢. Physicians should claim only the credits commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity. 

You will also have the option to receive MOC credits towards your ABOHNS certification requirements via the CME evaluation. 

Target Audience 
This activity has been designed to meet the clinical and professional education needs of surgeons, residents, fellows-in-training, medical students, advanced care providers, office managers, patient coordinators, billing specialists, marketing or social media managers, and administrative staff, in the fields of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Aesthetic Medicine, Dermatology, Oculoplastic Surgery, Maxillofacial Surgery, and Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery, as well as for healthcare professionals involved in surgical and non-surgical treatments used to restore, enhance and rejuvenate the face. The clinical program is developed for physicians at all experience levels and covers aesthetic, reconstructive and congenital issues related to this specialty.

Learning Objectives 
At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be better able to effectively: 

  • Discuss the principles and fundamentals of Rhinoplasty and recognize how these principles impact patient care.

  • Decide when it is most appropriate to apply preservation rhinoplasty or structural rhinoplasty techniques.

  • Recognize the pros and cons of using surgical and non-surgical Facial Rejuvenation procedures and apply these techniques to different patients and clinical situations.

  • Compare and contrast the similarities and differences between various dermal fillers and identify the right product for the right patient condition.

  • Recognize emerging trends, techniques and innovative technologies that will improve patient outcomes when utilizing non-surgical procedures.

  • Discover safe and effective injectable techniques to ensure patient satisfaction and achieve optimal results.

  • Recognize the role of gender in facial attractiveness and determine the best techniques and steps to use when performing facial gender affirmation procedures.

  • Improve facial trauma outcomes taking into consideration social determinants of health and application of current surgical tools and techniques.

  • Identify methods for handling and avoiding significant human resource challenges with your staff.

  • Consider incorporating new business strategies into your practice.

  • Develop or improve management plan for your new or existing practice that enhances both patient care and practice productivity.

  • Contemplate new research developments in the field of facial plastic surgery and determine how they can be implemented into your practice.

The AAFPRS Foundation strives to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all its educational activities. As such, instructors, speakers, course chairs, planners, and other individuals in a position to control or influence the content of an activity are required to disclose all relevant financial relationships or affiliations. Conflicts of interest are resolved, and educational content is thoroughly vetted for fair, balanced, scientific objectivity and appropriateness of patient care recommendations.
View the 2022 AAFPRS Annual Meeting/13th International Symposium of Facial Plastic Surgery Disclosures.