About Cosmetic Surgery Forum


Looking for a way to earn CME that’s actually fun, interesting and interactive? Then Cosmetic Surgery Forum is for you!

With outstanding reviews from our last eight years, and an internationally recognized, multi-specialty faculty, Cosmetic Surgery Forum is unlike other CME meetings. Cosmetic Surgery Forum is unlike other CME meetings; it’s a multi-specialty educational symposium that covers the latest research, treatment and techniques in dermatology and cosmetic surgery. But we're also so much more. Over the course of three days, you will become a part of the course with hands-on demonstrations, honest and practical, and frank and lively discussions.

Course Director, Joel Schlessinger, MD is a firm believer that continuing education is an integral part of the practice of dermatology and cosmetic surgery. With sessions specifically designed for core-specialty practitioners, CSF is able to by-pass the intro-level information and shoot right for the heart of the issues that make a difference in day-to-day practice.

One particularly standout element of Cosmetic Surgery Forum’s agenda is the live demonstrations. These sessions (scheduled Thursday and Friday of the forum) are an opportunity for attendees to gain hands-on education in proper technique and protocol for chemical peels, injections and use of small devices and lasers. These demos are also a fantastic opportunity for attendees to get up close and personal with our experienced faculty as they demonstrate their individual techniques for administering cosmetic injectables. In this room, attendees have an opportunity to volunteer to experience treatments or they may be given a chance to have hands-on experience delivering treatments - the situations vary. We encourage as much interaction as possible!

Cosmetic Surgery Forum 2017 will take place November 29th through December 2, 2017 at The Bellagio in Las Vegas, Nevada. Register Today!


Up to 22* CME Credits


CME Details

Target Audience

The target audience for this program is dermatologists, cosmetic surgeons (core specialties), and residents in these fields.

Educational Method

Presentations will consist of lectures and panel discussions, featuring question and answer sessions, actual case presentation, as well as live injection demonstrations.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Evolve Medical Education LLC and Cosmetic Surgery Forum LLC. Evolve Medical Education LLC is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Program Overview

Dissemination of information by experts experienced in clinical research and patient care is critical to address practicing dermatologists’ underlying educational needs, allowing them to confidently overcome demonstrated practice gaps. In the field of cosmetic procedures, patient satisfaction, low risk-benefit ratio and patient’s quality of life are the primary success goals to be achieved by the physicians. Addressing patient management and therapeutic options for cosmetic surgery can provide education that is immediately applicable to clinical practice.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, the participant should be able to:

Accrediation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Evolve Medical Education LLC and Cosmetic Surgery Forum LLC. Evolve Medical Education LLC is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement

Evolve Medical Education LLC designates this live activity for a maximum of 23.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Grantor Statement

Supported by unrestricted educational grants from: Allergan, Inc.; Galderma S.A.; Merz, Inc.; and Silhouette Lift Inc., A Sinclair Pharma Company

Content Validation

In compliance with ACCME standards for commercial support and Evolve Medical Education LLC's policy and procedure for resolving conflicts of interest, this live activity will be peer reviewed for clinical content validity to ensure the activity's materials are fair, balanced, and free of bias; the activity materials represent a standard of practice within the medical profession; and any studies cited in the materials upon which recommendations are based are scientifically objective and conform to research principles generally accepted by the scientific community.

Disclosure Policy

In accordance with the disclosure policies of Evolve Medical Education LLC and to conform with ACCME and US Food and Drug Administration guidelines, anyone in a position to affect the content of a CME activity is required to disclose to the activity participants: (1) the existence of any financial interest or other relationships with the manufacturers of any commercial products/devices or providers of commercial services; and (2) identification of a commercial product/device that is unlabeled for use or an investigational use of a product/device not yet approved.

Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Cheryl Ann Cavanaugh, MS
Director of Operations
Evolve Medical Education, LLC

Per a restructuring of The Dulaney Foundation (formerly ACCME provider 0003897), effective November 30, 2015 with notification to ACCME, all CME operations are being provided by Evolve Medical Education LLC, as ACCME provider 0003897, a Pennsylvania for profit corporation.


Previous Cosmetic Surgery Forum Synopses:

2015 Wrap-up & Synopsis of the Highlights

2014 Wrap-up & Synopsis of the Highlights

2013 Wrap-up & Synopsis of the Highlights

2012 Wrap-up & Synopsis of the Highlights

2011 Wrap-up & Synopsis of the Highlights


2017 Cosmetic Surgery Forum

The Cosmetic Surgery Forum, program #36103, is recognized by the American Academy of Dermatology for 22 AAD Recognized Credits and may be used toward the AAD CME Award.