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58 SEPTEMBER 2018 | Med Esthetics LASER AESTHETICS COURSE RETURNS TO CALIFORNIA The American Society for Lasers in Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS) will host its 9 th annual Laser Aesthetics Course at the Beckman Laser Institute in Irvine, California, on Novem- ber 10-11, 2018. The weekend course is designed for physi- cians, clinicians, scientists and industry professionals who use or are investigating the use of lasers and other energy-based technologies. It will feature new ways to use ablative lasers to achieve optimal results for skin rejuvenation, acne scarring and complex vascular malformations, plus several newer devices and techniques that combine ablative and nonablative technologies. The newest picosecond devices will be com- pared for optimal treatment of pigmented lesions. The use of photodynamic therapy (PDT) to treat skin conditions will also be explored. The course fi nishes up with a video demonstra- tion and discussion of end points. Instructors include: Emil A. Tanghetti, MD; E. Victor Ross, MD; Gerald N. Goldberg, MD; and course director J. Stuart Nelson, MD, PhD. "The course is suitable for novices just getting involved in laser work to a more advanced level of skill. A wide range of people will benefi t from the material we present, including dermatologists, other specialists, general practitioners, nurs- es, physician's assistants and medical aesthetic personnel," said Dr. Goldberg. "It's a stimulating environment for both faculty and participants, in a small, intimate setting where we can learn from each other and talk about issues coming up in our practices." Course registration is $950 for ASLMS members or ap- plicants, $1,250 for non-members and $200 for students, residents and fellows-in-training (fi ve student/resident/fellow seats are available). To register, visit or contact the ASLMS at 877.258.6028, DERMATOLOGY MEDICAL SCRIBE TRAINING AVAILABLE The American Healthcare Documentation Professionals Group (AHDPG) has launched two new medical scribe spe- cialty training courses: Medical Scribe Training for Cardiology and Medical Scribe Training for Dermatology. The company reports that these are the fi rst two courses of what will eventually be a series of approximately 15 to 17 courses in its Medical Scribe Specialty Training Series. The online courses are designed for practicing medical scribes and/or graduates of AHDPG's Medical Scribe Profes- sional or Medical Scribe for Practicing Allied Health Profes- sionals training programs. The courses include approximately 20 hours of instruction to be completed in fewer than 30 days. Each course trains attendees in the areas of anatomy and physiology, diseases, terminology and abbreviations, medications, procedures, billing/coding requirements and charting for the specifi c specialty. For more information, call 508.925.0556 or visit FREYMAN JOINS ALLERGAN BOARD Thomas C. Freyman, former executive vice president of fi - nance and administration at Abbott Laboratories, has joined Allergan's Board of Directors. He brings nearly 40 years of healthcare industry and fi nance experience to the role. "Since Allergan transitioned from a generics company to a branded biopharmaceutical company, the Allergan Board has been actively involved in a refreshment process to up- date its membership with the appropriate experience, talent and diversity to more strongly position Allergan as a premier biopharmaceutical company and create value for sharehold- ers," said Chris Coughlin, lead independent director. "Mr. Freyman will become the fourth new director joining the Allergan Board in 16 months as we continue to recruit highly experienced and qualifi ed members to bring a diversity of perspectives and strengthen the board with additional industry, scientifi c and fi nancial experience." Allergan also announced that director Patrick O'Sullivan will retire from the board in July. O'Sullivan joined the Aller- gan board in October 2013 following the company's acquisi- tion of Warner Chilcott, having served as a member of the Warner Chilcott Board since 2009. Following his retirement, the board will continue to have 12 members of which 10 are independent. NEWS & EVENTS Gerald N. Goldberg, MD; Emil A. Tanghetti, MD; J. Stuart Nelson, MD, PhD; and E. Victor Ross, MD

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