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Practice Changing Publications: Expert Panel Discussion 10-12-2023

Practice Changing Publications: Expert Panel Discussion 10-12-2023

Rates of Vascular Occlusion Associated with Using Needles vs Cannulas for Filler Injection
Citation: Alam, M., Kakar, R., Dover, J. S., Harikumar, V., Kang, B. Y., Wan, H. T., Poon, E., & Jones, D. H. (2021). Rates of Vascular Occlusion Associated with Using Needles vs Cannulas for Filler Injection. JAMA dermatology, 157(2), 174-180.


Thursday, October 12, 2023 | 7:00-8:00 pm Central

This webinar will review findings from a cohort study of 370 participating dermatologists, exploring best practices in consideration to reducing vascular occlusion when administering filler injections via needles vs micro-cannulas. The session will start with a summary of the key findings from this retrospective cohort study, followed by an expert panel discussion of the publication.

Learning Objectives
Following this activity, participants should be able to:
  • Discuss occlusions by filler and instrument type.
  • Identify risk factors for vascular occlusion after filler injection.
  • Implement preventive strategies to avoid vascular occlusion.
CME: 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
To obtain CME credit in your ASDS Learn profile and download your CME certificate, you will need to view the webinar and complete the attendee evaluation. Credit is provided for live webinar attendees.

Accreditation Statement

The American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. ASDS designates this activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Murad Alam, MD, MBA
Faculty / Author

Dr. Alam is a board-certified dermatologist, and serves as Vice-Chair of Dermatology, Professor of Dermatology, Otolaryngology, and Surgery, Professor of Medical Social Sciences, and Chief of the Section of Cutaneous and Aesthetic Surgery, at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, and past President of ASDS. Dr. Alam serves as the director of the Northwestern University ACGME-approved Micrographic Surgery and Dermatologic Oncology Fellowship, and ASDS Accredited Cosmetic Dermatologic Surgery Fellowship.

Derek Jones, MD
Faculty / Author

Dr. Jones is a board-certified dermatologist. He is the founder of Skin Care and Laser Physicians of Beverly Hills, where he is the Medical Director.

Robyn Siperstein, MD
Faculty / Panelist

Dr. Siperstein is a board-certified dermatologist. She is the founder of Siperstein Dermatology Group, serving the Palm Beach County area in Florida.

Nowell Solish, MD, FRCPC
Faculty / Panelist

Dr. Solish is in private practice Toronto and is an Associate Professor at The University of Toronto, as well as the director of Mohs surgery at Women's College Hospital. He is a recognized expert in cosmetic dermatology and known for his work with neuromodulators and the cosmetic injectables.

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