FAQS

Why are you limiting in-person attendance to 600 people?
The Aesthetic Society’s top priority is the health and safety of attendees, vendors, and staff and has established wellness protocols due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are also required to follow safety protocols set forth by Miami Beach, Florida and the Miami Beach Convention Center. As the situation with the pandemic evolves, the Society will evaluate and adjust the in-person limitation with safety as its top priority. Updates on these restrictions will be provided closer to the actual meeting dates.

What if I decide to attend in person but I’ve already registered for virtual attendance or vice versa?
Registrants may change from in person to virtual attendance, or from virtual to in person, until Monday, April 12, 2021. Simply call The Aesthetic Society at 562.799.2356 to request the change.

How can I enroll my staff in the Aesthetic Care Team Affiliate Program?
This new program is only available to staff working in the offices of The Aesthetic Society Active and International Active members. Visit www.surgery.org/aestheticcareteam for Program details and to enroll your team prior to registering them as either an “Aesthetic Care Team Affiliate Program Enrollee-RN/PA/NP” or “Aesthetic Care Team Affiliate Program Enrollee-Other Staff” for the meeting. They must be enrolled by their employing surgeon before registering for the meeting. The staff of non-members will need to register as “Other Team Member/Nursing Staff”.

I requested that my The Aesthetic Meeting 2020 registration fee be maintained as a credit to be applied for The Aesthetic Meeting 2021 rather than getting a refund. How do I make sure this is done?
You have 2 options:

  1. Fax your completed registration form to 562.799.1098, including the payment information in case there is a balance. On the payment section, also indicate that you have a credit from the 2020 meeting cancellation and it should be applied for 2021.
  2. Register for the meeting online, but do not complete the payment portion. Call the office at 562.799.2356 and ask to speak to someone on the Member Services Team who can help you complete your meeting registration payment and apply your 2020 credit.

Optional Courses used to have an additional fee, is that still the case?

  1. Any courses with an “S” in the title (S1 - S12) are considered “Optional Education with Additional Fees”. These do have a fee above the meeting registration fee that you will need to pay to attend, and they are scheduled for Thursday, April 29 and Friday, April 30. Please note that some are restricted to surgeons only and some to nurses, physicians assistants, and office personnel. All information can be found here.
  2. “All Inclusive Courses” do not have an additional fee to attend. These are the numbered courses from 100-600, and are scheduled for Saturday, May 1 - Monday, May 3. You will not need to register for these courses in advance and can join as space permits in the room. Room locations will be provided in our meeting app. All information can be found by clicking on the “PROGRAM” tab, then “ALL INCLUSIVE COURSES” and choosing the day. Note, exhibitor representatives who wish to attend All Inclusive Courses will need to wait until 5 minutes before a course starts and it is confirmed that there is space.
  3. If you are attending the meeting virtually, these courses will be live-streamed for you to view: S2, S4, S7, S8, S9A, and S9B (additional fee for each course). “All Inclusive Courses” will not be live-streamed for virtual viewing.

How do I claim my CME Credits?
Attendees are required to log into www.surgery.org/eval to claim your credits. It is the attendee’s responsibility to complete an electronic form to claim credit for each educational activity in order to have the credit posted to his/her account.  The AMA requires that you certify the number of CME credits commensurate with your participation.

For Aesthetic Society Members: CME credits will be uploaded to your members portal 4-6 weeks after the meeting, if you complete your evaluation form(s) and claim your credits. You will receive an email notification when your credits are uploaded to your record. 

For Non Members: After you complete your evaluation you will be able to print a letter verifying your claimed credits for your records. 

Press/Media Attendance:
Media and press interested in attending the Aesthetic Meeting 2021 in-person or virtually should complete the registration form to confirm press credentials:https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1AYYqRjlhNgE-faZETlQ_VVxpg-i172LKv5LtOlnscpc/viewform?ts=600f48c9&edit_requested=true

In-person media attendance will be limited to adhere to safety protocols set forth by Miami Beach, Florida and the Miami Beach Convention Center.

The Aesthetic Society COVID-19 Safety Protocols
The Aesthetic Society’s top priority is the health and safety of attendees, vendors, and staff. The Aesthetic Society will be establishing the following wellness protocols:

  • Wellness check upon entering the building for all attendees, staff, and vendors that include temperature checks
  • Masks must always be worn except when eating or drinking
  • Physical distancing room sets  
  • Hand sanitizer stations throughout the meeting and exhibit space
  • Contact tracing procedures
  • Audio Visual safety measures for use of microphones and equipment 

*To maintain a safe environment, paid in-person attendance will be limited to 600 registrants.  As the situation with the COVID-19 pandemic evolves, the Society will evaluate and adjust the in-person limitation with safety as its top priority. Updates on these restrictions will be provided closer to the actual meeting dates.


Miami Beach Convention Center (MBCC) COVID-19 SAFETY PROTOCOLS
What Separates MBCC from the Pack: Valuable Differentiations

  1. We are a GBAC STAR Facility Accreditation.
  2. Committed to MB Standard.
  3. Health Ambassador client liaisons to ensure venue compliance

Guiding Principles & Strategic Highlights:

  1. The health, safety, security and wellbeing of all who enter our venue is the number one priority at the MBCC. 
  2. health plans have been developed with protecting our collective public health in mind. 
  3. these plans are informed by public health official ordinance and recommendations, as well as best practices from industry associations and affiliations. 
  4. Event plans are scalable and customizable, developed in consultation with The Aesthetic Society, service providers and public health officials. We understand there is no “one-size-fits-all” approach to events during these unprecedented times. 
  5. Plans are subject to change, as new information related to the pandemic is ever-evolving and fluid. We endeavor to keep these plans updated as new information is released. 

On-Site COVID-19 Testing Available
The Miami Beach Convention Center has an on-site testing facility for COVID-19, should you need a negative test for return to your state or country.  For a rapid antigen test, no appointment is needed and results are texted to you within 15 minutes.  Should you need a PCR test, you will need to make an appointment HERE and you will need 24 hours to get the results.  Please note that the site states “drive-up and you must stay in your car”.  Arrangements will be made with the MBCC to help those attendees who need the PCR test.  See signage near the registration area of the meeting.

 
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