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Complications, Legal Issues and Laser Safety - Workshop

Friday, April 13 | 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM | Room: Trinity Ballroom

AMA PRA Category 1 CME Credits: 2.00 MAX | CE Contact Hours: 2.20 MAX

ACCME Accreditation Statement / AMA PRA Credit Designation Statement

Presenter Disclosures

Participants This activity is designed for physicians and designated extenders using energy-based devices. All professionals are required to obtain safety education, and therefore, there are no inclusions or exclusions on attendance. It is hoped that this barrier free workshop will be marketed as such, inviting physicians, nurses, industry partners, administrators, scientists, allied health workers, and anyone else interested in the safe and appropriate use of lasers in compliance with regulations and standards.

Background Requirements No background is required for this activity.

Educational Needs/Expected Learning Objectives Knowledge of how to lessen complications which will then lessen potential for lawsuits. Gain understanding of the legal elements of negligence which will lessen likelihood of successful lawsuits.

Director(s) Eric F. Bernstein, MD, MSE; David J. Goldberg, MD, JD

Faculty Mathew M. Avram, MD, JD; Brian S. Biesman, MD; Roy G. Geronemus, MD

7:00 AM - 7:04 AM Introduction and Pre-Test - David J. Goldberg
7:05 AM - 7:25 AM  Complications from Vascular, Pigment and Hair Removal Lasers - Eric F. Bernstein
7:26 AM - 7:46 AM  Complications from Resurfacing Lasers - Roy G. Geronemus
7:47 AM - 8:07 AM  Legal Issues Regarding Lasers, Light Sources and Energy-based Devices - Mathew M. Avram
8:08 AM - 8:28 AM  Safe Laser Treatment Around the Eyes - Brian S. Biesman
8:29 AM -  8:49 AM  Energy Delivery: Physician and Physician Extender Issues - David J. Goldberg
8:50 AM - 9:00 AM  Q&A, Conclusion and Post-Test - Eric F. Bernstein
Schedule and rooms subject to change without notice
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