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 30 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 is designed to meet the clinical and professional education needs of surgeons, residents, fellows-in-training, and advanced care providers, 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 and scientific 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: 

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

  • Determine when it is most appropriate to apply preservation rhinoplasty or structural rhinoplasty and describe the benefits of each technique.

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

  • Identify safe and effective injectable techniques to minimize complications, ensure patient satisfaction and achieve optimal results.
  • Identify and evaluate the similarities and differences between various dermal fillers and identify the right product for the right patient condition.
  • Cite the benefits and risks of using lasers and other energy-based devices for facial rejuvenation and select the appropriate device for specific patient needs or desired outcomes.
  • Discover the latest business trends and best practices for running a successful practice. Consider incorporating new strategies into your practice and develop (or improve) the management that enhances both patient care and practice productivity.

  • Recognize the role of gender in facial attractiveness and determine the best techniques and steps to use when performing facial gender affirmation procedures.
  • Contemplate new research developments in the field of facial plastic and reconstructive surgery and determine how they can be implemented into practice.

  • Summarize methods for managing complications and reduce variability of care based upon agreed upon best practices. Improve facial trauma and facial reconstruction outcomes by utilizing the latest surgical tools and techniques.

  • Translate expanded knowledge into practice for the improvement of patient outcomes and satisfaction.
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.