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Webinar - Preventing and Treating Adverse Events of Injectable Fillers: Evidence-based Recommendations from the ASDS

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On-demand access to webinar held live on Feb. 7, 2021. This activity covers content from the paper, "Preventing and Treating Adverse Events of Injectable Fillers: Evidence-based Recommendations from the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery Multidisciplinary Task Force," published in the February 2021 issue of Dermatologic Surgery.
CME: 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

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

  • Describe the course and depth of vessels at high risk of occlusion with injectable fillers
  • Mitigate vascular occlusion and be able to identify and treat it early if it occurs
  • Identify potential causes of inflammatory reactions to fillers and discuss options for prevention and treatment


  • Derek Jones, MD

    Dr. Derek Jones is the Soft Tissue Fillers Guideline Task Force Chair. Board-certified in dermatology, he received his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX, and completed his dermatology residency at Columbia University in New York City, where he served as Chief Resident. In 1999 he founded Skin Care and Laser Physicians of Beverly Hills, where he is the Medical Director. Dr. Jones has trained Fellows as Director of an American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) Cosmetic Fellowship, and for 20 years prior was Clinical Associate Professor of Dermatology at the University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. Jones is an internationally regarded key opinion leader and researcher on cosmetic injectables. He is frequently an invited speaker at national dermatology meetings and has delivered over 310 scholarly lectures internationally. Dr. Jones is a widely published author, with more than 125 publications in leading peer-reviewed medical journals. He has written several textbook chapters and is Editor of the textbooks Injectable Fillers: Principles and Practice, Injectable Fillers: Facial Contouring and Sculpting, and PRP and Microneedling in Aesthetic Medicine. Dr. Jones is an Assistant Editor for the Journal of Dermatologic Surgery.

  • Murad Alam, MD, MBA

    Dr. Murad Alam is Vice-Chair of Dermatology; Professor of Dermatology, Otolaryngology, and Surgery; and Chief of the Section of Cutaneous and Aesthetic Surgery, at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine. He serves as the director of the Northwestern University ACGME-approved fellowship training program in Micrographic Surgery and Dermatologic Oncology, and its ASDS-approved fellowship training program in Cosmetic Dermatologic Surgery. His clinical practice includes the treatment of skin cancer, as well as cosmetic dermatology, and laser surgery. Dr. Alam is a Past President of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, and he has served on boards and in other leadership roles in multiple organizations. An author of over 250 scientific publications and is an editor for multiple publications. He is series co-editor of the Procedures in Cosmetic Dermatology books, and overall has edited 20 books, including Evidence-Based Procedural Dermatology, Cosmetic Dermatology in Skin of Color, Requisites in Cosmetic Dermatology, Body Rejuvenation, Non-Surgical Tightening and Lifting, Treatment of Leg Veins, and Merkel Cell Carcinoma. Dr. Alam's research, which includes clinical trials and multicenter cohort studies, addresses the effectiveness, side effects, patient acceptance and costs of different surgical treatments. Dr. Alam has a particular interest in evidence-based medicine, including the selection and measurement of outcomes. Under his direction, Northwestern has been the coordinating site of DermBASE, a multicenter database for gathering data to improve skin cancer treatment. Dr. Alam is the chair of the US-based IMPROVED group, which is developing internationally applicable core outcome sets pertaining to skin cancer and other dermatologic conditions.

  • Jean Carruthers, MD, FRCSC, FRC (OPHTH)

    Globally recognized for her expertise in research and clinical work in cosmetic surgery and noninvasive cosmetic procedures, Dr. Jean Carruthers has played a pivotal role in the development of today’s cosmetic dermatology sector. With her husband, Dr. Alastair Carruthers, she pioneered the cosmetic use of botulinum A exotoxin that has since grown to become the most commonly performed cosmetic procedure in the world. A highly sought-after speaker, Dr. Carruthers has given thousands of presentations on cosmetic surgery and continues to lecture on the global stage. Having authored more than 300 peer reviewed scientific publications, 70 book chapters and 9 textbooks, Dr. Carruthers’ work has been recognized internationally through numerous prestigious awards. A distinguished educator, Dr. Carruthers is also a Clinical Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver.

  • Sue Ellen Cox, MD

    Dr. Sue Ellen Cox is the current ASDS President-Elect. She is a board-certified dermatologist and dermatologic surgeon, and  the founding Medical Director of Aesthetic Solutions in Chapel Hill, NC. Dr. Cox is an internationally recognized expert in facial rejuvenation using lasers, injectable fillers and neuromodulators. She runs an active clinical research center, and has performed clinical trials and pivotal studies on most neuromodulators and fillers. She is a contributing editor for the Journal of Dermatologic Surgery, an editor for Modern Aesthetics, and has authored or co-authored more than eighty peer-reviewed articles and book chapters. She serves on committees and the Board of Directors for the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery and is active in other dermatology organizations. Dr. Cox lectures internationally, directs national workshops, and teaches cosmetic dermatology to residents at the UNC School of Medicine and Duke University Medical Center.

  • Rebecca Fitzgerald, MD

    Dr. Rebecca Fitzgerald is a board certified dermatologist and internationally recognized expert in the field of cosmetic dermatology. She is a Diplomat of the American Board of Dermatology and a Fellow of both the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) and the American Society for Dermatological Surgery (ASDS). She an author, teacher and speaker to national and international audiences, is regularly published in peer-reviewed medical journals and textbooks, and is involved in ongoing research. She serves on the training faculty and advisory boards for related industry groups. In addition to her academic pursuits, Dr. Fitzgerald has been featured as a medical expert on local and national television in the United States. She is currently in private practice in Los Angeles, CA.

  • Shannon Humphrey, MD, FRCPC

    Dr. Shannon Humphrey is at the forefront of innovation in cosmetic dermatology. A recognized expert in the use of cosmetic injectables including fillers, neuromodulators and sodium deoxycholate, Dr. Humphrey travels the world sharing her expertise and insights with the global dermatology community. and is a regular voice in local and national media on the topics of both cosmetic and medical dermatology. An active clinical trialist, she has served as a principal investigator for numerous pivotal cosmetic clinical trials.  Dr. Humphrey is Medical Director at Carruthers & Humphrey Cosmetic Dermatology. She is on the board of directors for the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, Clinical Assistant Professor with the Department of Dermatology & Skin Science at the University of British Columbia, an active committee member with the American Academy of Dermatology, the Women’s Dermatologic Society, the Canadian Dermatology Association and the Acne and Rosacea Society of Canada.

February 7, 2021
Sun 7:00 PM CST

Duration 1H 0M

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