Course Information
Aesthetic Eyelid and Facial Rejuvenation Course 2017

Jules Stein Eye Institute
UCLA Campus
July 21, 2017 to July 22, 2017

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Course Description

This course is a tightly focused survey of surgical and non-surgical options for periorbital and facial rejuvenation. The multidisciplinary faculty, renown experts in their fields, focus on practical techniques and conceptual pearls designed to send participants home with tools that they can immediately apply to their own practice. 

Registration Information


Please note:  Moderated High Definition Video Feed of Dissection Lab is almost full. Please call the CME Office at (310) 794-2620 to register.

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By Mail

Send the completed enrollment form to:

David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Office of Continuing Medical Education
Aesthetic Eyelid and Facial Rejuvenation Course 2017
10920 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1060
Los Angeles, CA 90024-6512


Fax the enrollment form with charge card information and your authorizing signature to (310) 794-2624.

By Phone

Use your MasterCard, VISA, American Express or Discover card. Call (310) 794-2620.

Registration Fees

  • $2,250.00 - Friday and Saturday – Fresh Cadaver Surgery Procedure Workshop and Didactic Session - Workshop is full.
  • $895.00 - Friday and Saturday – Moderated High Definition Video Feed of Dissection Lab and Didactic - Workshop almost full.
  • $395.00 - Saturday Only – Didactic Session


Request for refunds must be received in writing no later than July 1, 2017. A handling fee of $75 will be deducted from each cancelled registration. 


Program Chairman
Robert A. Goldberg, MD

Course Directors
Robert A. Goldberg, MD
Daniel Rootman, MD
Norman Shorr, MD
Jonathan A. Hoenig, MD

Laboratory Director
Daniel Rootman, MD

Dissection Video Feed Moderator
Steven Leibowitz, MD

Guest Faculty
Val Lambros, MD, FACS
Newport Beach, California

Tanuj Nakra, MD
Austin, Texas

Costas Papageorgiou, MD, FACS
London, England

Jonathan Sykes, MD
Sacramento, California

UCLA Laboratory Preceptors
Henry Baylis, MD
Bruce Becker, MD
Jerome Klein, MD
Joseph Lin, MD
Polly McKinstry, MD
Stan Saulny, MD
Louis Savar, MD
Ronald Strahan, MD

UCLA Course Faculty
Cynthia Boxrud, MD
Raymond Douglas, MD
Danica Fiaschetti, LVN, COA
Michael J. Groth, MD
Catherine J. Hwang, MD
David Isaacs, MD
Gary Lask, MD
Steven Leibowitz, MD
Wenjing Liu, MD
Christopher Lo, MD
Payam Morgan, MD
Hamzeh Mustak, MD
Tanuj Nakra, MD
Deepak Ramesh, MD
Rona Silkiss, MD
Kenneth D. Steinsapir, MD
Mehryar Taban, MD 

Program Agenda

Friday, July 21, 2017
Hands-On Dissection Workshop Program

UCLA Stein Eye Institute, CHS 53-129, Dissection Laboratory
Also Available: HD Audio Visual Viewing Suite - Steven Leibowitz, MD

The dissection workshop focuses on anatomic and surgical pearls of core aesthetic surgical procedures such as upper and lower blepharoplasty, Asian blepharoplasty, forehead lift, mid face lift, and canthoplasty options. The various procedures will be reviewed in step-by-step fashion, utilizing a detailed dissection manual, bullet point surgical videos, and prosections by faculty experts. A limited enrollment will promote close interaction between participants and faculty so that each participant can perform the procedures on cadavers, with faculty guidance.

Due to popular demand, we have once again added a live audio visual feed of the aesthetics dissection course. We have tried this once before and received rave reviews. The course directors, faculty, and guest faculty are "miked up" and seen in high definition performing the dissections from our Friday dissection course in our audio visual suite. The live audio visual suite also receives all the live lectures given in the laboratory. A faculty monitor will be present at all times in the audio visual suite to relate your questions to the "miked up" faculty. Then the same faculty will also come to the audio visual suite to lead further discussion. Both the faculty and the attendees loved this new educational experience.
7:00 Registration and Breakfast
7:55 Course Introduction
Robert A. Goldberg, MD
8:05 Upper Blepharoplasty
Daniel Rootman, MD
8:10 Asian Blepharoplasty
Robert A. Goldberg, MD
8:30 Hands-On Cadaver Lab: Upper Blepharoplasty Occidental and Asian Blepharoplasty
9:15 Ptosis Anatomy
Daniel Rootman, MD
9:25 Ptosis Video
Wenjing Liu, MD
9:40 Hands-On Cadaver Lab: Anterior and Posterior Approach Ptosis
Lower Blepharoplasty
10:30 Lower Blepharoplasty Anatomy
Deepak Ramesh, MD
10:45 Lower Blepharoplasty Video: Transconjunctival and Fat Repositioning, Trans-eyelid Midface Approaches
Christopher Lo, MD
11:00 Hands-On Cadaver Lab: Lower Blepharoplasty with Variations
12:00 Lunch Break
1:00 Canthal Anatomy/Small Incision Canthoplasty Video
Payam Morgan, MD
1:15 Hands-On Cadaver Lab: Small Incision Canthoplasty
Endoscopic Brow and Mid-Face Lift
2:00 Endoscopic Upper and Midface Lift Anatomy/Video
Tanuj Nakra, MD
2:30 Hands-On Cadaver Lab: Endoscopic Upper and Midface Surgery
Fat Transfer and Special Procedures
3:30 Hands-On Cadaver Lab Special Procedures:

Fat Transfer/Cannula
David Isaacs, MD
Midface Lift
Norman Shorr, MD
Introduction to Facelift
Tanuj Nakra, MD
Medial Canthoplasty
Robert A. Goldberg, MD
4:30 Adjourn

Saturday, July 22, 2017
Symposium Program Schedule

UCLA Stein Eye Institute, RPB Auditorium

The second day of the course will be didactic covering the nuances of technique that are critical for achieving the elegant results demanded by today’s sophisticated patients. This course brings together innovative experts in aesthetic oculoplastic surgery to share their experiences, techniques, and pearls.

A range of talks will be given covering aesthetic blepharoplasty, endoscopic forehead surgery, face lift surgery, and non-incisional techniques. Course participants unable to attend the first day of the course are welcome for the second day.
7:00 Registration and Breakfast
8:00 Introduction
Robert A. Goldberg, MD
8:05 Evaluation of the Aging Face
Robert A. Goldberg, MD
Upper Eyelid Blepharoplasty
8:30 My Secrets to Success in Upper Blepharoplasty: Patient Selection and Surgical Planning
Rona Silkiss, MD
8:45 Feminine and Masculine: Understanding and Controlling Periorbital Cues to Sexual Identity
Jonathan Sykes, MD
9:05 Ethnic Blepharoplasty Considerations
Robert A. Goldberg, MD
9:15 Tricks and Tips in Ptosis Surgery
Dan Rootman, MD
9:30 Incorporating Anchor and Microblepharoplasty Methods into Your Eyelid Procedures
Kenneth Steinsapir, MD
9:40 Lateral Browlift Using Temporal (Pretrichial) Subcutaneous Approach Under Local Anesthesia
Mehryar Taban, MD
9:50 Coffee Break and Exhibitors
Lower Blepharoplasty
10:15 Basic Surgical Techniques of Lower Blepharoplasty
Michael J. Groth, MD
10:30 Lower Eyelid Rejuvenation Options: From Fillers to Fat Transposition
Jonathan A. Hoenig, MD
10:45 Prominent Eye Pearls
Raymond Douglas, MD
11:00 The Unhappy Post-Blepharoplasty Patient
Robert A. Goldberg, MD
11:20 Questions and Answers
11:30 Introduction of Robert Axelrod, MD Memorial Lecturer
Norman Shorr, MD
11:35 Robert Axelrod, MD Memorial Lecture: "Blepharoplasty"
Angelo Tsirbas, MD
12:00 Lunch


1:00 Minimally Invasive Suture Facelifts
Costas Papageorgiou, MD, FACS
1:15 Facelifting Pearls
Tanuj Nakra, MD
1:35 Nuances of the Facelift Incision
Jonathan Hoenig, MD
1:55 New Observations on Facial Aging
Val Lambros, MD, FACS
Facial Rejuvenation: Skin Treatments and Injectables
2:20 Skin Care: Over the Counter and Prescription Products That Work
Danica Fiaschetti, LVN, COA
2:30 New Waves in Skin Rejuvenation
Gary Lask, MD
2:50 Nuances of Facial Filler Injections
Robert A. Goldberg, MD
3:10 Coffee Break
3:30 Cosmetic Consultations

Live: Botulinum Toxin and Fillers

Live demonstrations of injection techniques at two simultaneous stations, with video feed and commentary.

Moderator: Cynthia Boxrud, MD

Faculty Injectors: Robert A. Goldberg, MD; Cynthia Boxrud, MD; Rona Silkiss, MD; Kenneth D. Steinsapir, MD; Daniel Rootman, MD
4:15 M&M from the Fellows Conference: The Worst Complications of the Year, and How They Were Managed
Christopher Lo, MD, Deepak Ramesh, MD, Hamzeh Mustak, MD

Faculty Comments and Pearls for Managing Complications
Norman Shorr, MD; Robert A. Goldberg, MD; Catherine J. Hwang, MD; and Mehryar Taban, MD
4:30 Final Question and Answer Session


At the conclusion of this program participants will be able to: 

  • Recognize and be familiar with the palate of options, evaluation, and decision making for non-surgical aesthetic facial rejuvenation.
  • Practice safe techniques of aesthetic upper eyelid surgery and aesthetic lower eyelid surgery.
  • Identify the principles of midface rejuvenation with a review of the anatomy and physiology as it relates to safe procedures.
  • Assess the relevant anatomy and potential anatomic danger areas related to surgical rejuvenation of the orbit, face and neck.
  • Avoid surgical complications or provide appropriate management of complications.
  • Refer to practical course material and feel comfortable incorporating new techniques safely and conservatively into their own practice.


The Office of Continuing Medical Education, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Office of Continuing Medical Education, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA designates this live activity for a maximum of 14.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


The FDA has issued a concept paper which classifies commercial support of scientific and educational programs as promotional unless it can be affirmed that the program is "truly independent" and free of commercial influence. In addition to independence, the FDA requires that nonpromotional, commercially supported education be objective, balanced, and scientifically rigorous. The policy further states that all potential conflicts of interest of the CME staff and faculty be fully disclosed to the program's participants. In addition, Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education policy now mandates that the provider adequately manages all identified potential conflicts of interest prior to the program. We at UCLA fully endorse the letter and spirit of these concepts.



Jules Stein Eye Institute
Los Angeles, California
UCLA Campus


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Conveniently located within UCLA at the corner of Westwood Boulevard and Le Conte Avenue, the Jules Stein Eye Institute, 100 Stein Plaza, Los Angeles, California 90095 is easily accessible from all points in Southern California. It is approximately 15 miles from the Los Angeles International Airport. Parking is available at the Institute for $12 per day.


Take Wilshire Boulevard off ramp east (toward Westwood Boulevard). Turn left onto Westwood Boulevard from Wilshire. After crossing Le Conte, turn right onto Stein Plaza. Parking is located immediately to the right (adjacent to the Doris Stein Eye Research Center) as you turn onto Stein Plaza.

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