Z. Paul Lorenc, MD, FACS - Chairman
Niamh Corduff, MBBS, FRACS
Jani van Loghem, MD, PhD
Steven Yoelin, MD

Course Details

Course Description/Purpose:
The goal of this CME certified course is to help clinicians better understand the differences among the various BoNTA products through lectures and discussions held by 4 physician thought leaders. The faculty will review the published literature; focusing on how to interpret the studies and what can and cannot be compared. This is a course you don’t want to miss!

To complete this activity and receive credit, the participant should:

  • Review the materials on accreditation information, target audience, educational objectives, and disclosure information
  • Complete the entire self-study
  • Complete the post-test and evaluation/claim form


Jointly Provided by:

Educational Objectives
Upon completion of this program, participants should be able to:

  • Understand the key differences in structure, composition, and manufacturing of BoNTA formulations
  • Compare and contrast the characteristics of BoNTA formulations with respect to efficacy, potency, and conversion ratios according to evidence-based guidelines
  • Compare and contrast the immunogenicity potential and variability in spread of BoNTA formulations

Commercial Support Acknowledgement
Support for this educational activity is provided by Allergan, Galderma Laboratories, L.P., and Merz.

Target Audience
This CME-certified activity is primarily intended and designed to educate dermatologists, facial plastic surgeons, oculoplastic surgeons, plastic surgeons, extenders, and other who perform BotulinumtoxinA injections.

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 Southern Medical Association and xMedica. The Southern Medical Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Continuing Education Credit - Physicians
Southern Medical Association designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 2.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.
Certificate of Attendance – Non-Physicians
All non-physician participants will receive a certificate of attendance/participation.

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