GENERAL INFORMATION

Your meeting. Your choice.

Choose how to experience The Aesthetic Meeting 2021!  Join us in beautiful Miami Beach to experience our unparalleled aesthetic education in person or from the comfort of your home.

Whether you’re one of the 600 registrants* to experience The Aesthetic Meeting 2021 in-person or one of the many learning from home, you’re guaranteed the pinnacle of aesthetic education. 

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. 

HOTELS
Stay on site with these three great hotel choices:

  • Loews Miami Beach Hotel
  • Royal Palm South Beach
  • Marriott Tribute Portfolio Collection
  • Nautilus by Arlo

All hotels are located on the beautiful Collins Avenue. 

Book your hotel early to ensure your first choice of accommodations. Reservations will be accepted until April 12, 2021 or until sold out. After that time, hotel prevailing room rates will apply.

Please note: onPeak is the ONLY official housing company associated with The Aesthetic Meeting 2021. While other hotel resellers may contact you offering housing for your trip, they are NOT endorsed by, nor affiliated with, our meeting. Booking within the block helps us negotiate the lowest possible room rates for attendees. If you choose to book with a vendor other than onPeak, we strongly encourage you to verify their credentials before doing business with them. We also encourage you to independently confirm that your reservations, in fact, have been made and will be honored, by directly contacting your chosen hotel, airline and/or rental car company.

AESTHETIC MEETING APP
We will have an app available for download for iPhone and Android devices so you will have the most up-to-date meeting information in the palm of your hand! You will receive an email when the app is available for download. We strongly recommend using the app as you will have the ability to create your own agenda, communicate with colleagues, share on social media and much more!

COURSE HANDOUTS
Course handouts are available at www.surgery.org/handouts as well as on the Meeting App.  If you would like a hard copy of the handouts, please visit the website to download and print in advance.  Not all instructors provide handouts for their courses.
Username: handouts
Password: aesthetic21

EXHIBIT HOURS
Saturday, May 1  8:00 AM – 6:30 PM
Sunday, May 2  8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Monday, May 3  8:00 AM – 2:30 PM

REGISTRATION CHANGES
What if I decide I prefer to attend from home, or I prefer to attend in person after my registration is complete? 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.

REGISTRATION, DATES & HOURS
If you registered for the meeting by April 12, your badge will be mailed to you in advance to the address you provided. Check your mailbox! Please bring the badge with you to Miami Beach as it will be required for all meeting events. Should you need assistance, please visit the registration area in the Miami Beach Convention Center (except Thursday as noted below).

  • Thursday, April 29, 2021 – 10:00AM – 6:00PM at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel only
  • Friday, April 30, 2021 – 6:30AM – 6:30PM
  • Saturday, May 1, 2021 – 6:30AM – 5:30PM
  • Sunday, May 2, 2021 – 6:30AM – 5:00PM
  • Monday, May 3, 2021 – 6:30AM – 3:30PM

PRE-REGISTRATION CANCELLATION POLICY
Refunds will not be considered unless a written request is submitted by Monday, April 12, 2021. Refunds will be subject to a minimum 15% administration fee. No Refunds after April 12, 2021. Requests can be emailed to theaestheticsociety@surgery.org or faxed to 562.799.1098.

SOCIAL EVENTS

  • Thursday, April 29th
    5PM - 6:30PM
    WAS Reception (sponsored by Allergan Aesthetics)
    Loews Miami Beach

  • Friday, April 30th
    6:30PM - 7:30PM
    VIP/Faculty Reception
    Miami Beach Convention Center
    By invitation only  

  • Saturday, May 1st 
    7PM - 8:30PM 
    Welcome Reception
    Loews Miami Beach

POST MEETING ON-DEMAND CONTENT
Select panels and courses will be available to watch on-demand one month after the meeting through our online streaming platform, Digitell. Access to on-demand content is complimentary with your Aesthetic Meeting registration.

CME AND PATIENT SAFETY CREDITS
Credits will be awarded based on meeting attendance and completion of the evaluation form, which will be available online during the meeting.

CME DESIGNATION STATEMENT
In Person Attendance:
The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (The Aesthetic Society) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery designates this live activity for a maximum of 33.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The all-inclusive education is designated for 22.5 credits, of which 8 are Patient Safety CME. An additional 11 credits are designated for optional education. Earn up to 33.5 CME credits by participating in a CME designated activity in every time slot.

VIRTUAL ATTENDANCE:
The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery designates this internet live activity for a maximum of 31.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The all-inclusive education is designated for 21 credits, of which 7 are Patient Safety CME. An additional 10.5 credits are designated for optional education. Earn up to 31.5 CME credits by participating in a CME designated activity in every time slot.

ASERF SILENT AUCTION
Be sure to stop by the ASERF area inside The Aesthetic Society Booth #2013, download the Handbid app, or visit https://handbid.app.link/ASERF2021 and place a bid. You can find unique items and support research in your specialty. A myriad of products and services will be available! Don’t miss out! 

  • Online Bidding: Monday, April 12 - Monday, May 3, 2021 
  • Onsite Bidding: Saturday, May 1 – Monday, May 3, 2021
  • Auction officially closes at 2:00PM Eastern on Monday, May 3, 2021 both online and onsite.

2021 ASERF Career Achievement Award
Well-known educator and mentor, Sherell J. Aston, MD, was selected to receive the 2021 ASERF Career Achievement Award. Donate to honor his contributions on the ASERF website at aserf.org. The award presentation will take place during The Aesthetic Society/ASERF Business Meeting Sunday, May 3, 12:00PM - 1:30PM at the Miami Beach Convention Center.

W.A.S. LOUNGE
Visit the W.A.S. Lounge located inside The Aesthetic Marketplace - booth 1049. Take advantage of this opportunity to engage with colleagues in an informal environment created to facilitate collaboration, education and camaraderie among women plastic surgeons. Network with your peers while enjoying a beverage and a snack.

DISCLOSURE
The Aesthetic Society policy requires Faculty to provide at the beginning of their presentations, both orally and on their first slide, detailed disclosures of any health care related relationships and/or real or apparent conflicts of interest relating to the educational topic. Faculty are also required to disclose off-label/unapproved uses of drugs or devices mentioned during their presentations or during the question and answer periods. All disclosures will be available on The Aesthetic Society Meeting App and printed in the special edition Aesthetic Society Newsletter, ASN. Attendees providing comments or asking questions during presentations are also required to disclose all commercial interests.

 
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