Course Information
Avoiding and Treating Filler Related Complications

UCLA Stein Eye Institute
UCLA Campus
Los Angeles, California
July 18, 2019

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Course Description

This 3-hour evening course is designed for physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners who perform facial filler injections, or see patients who have had injections. Although fillers are among the safest of all techniques for facial rejuvenation, complications do occur. The severity of complications range from mild to catastrophic. This course will review the current understanding and research related to causation, avoidance and treatment of the most serious filler complications.

Registration Information


To enroll click here.

By Mail

Send the completed enrollment form to:

David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Office of Continuing Medical Education
Avoiding and Treating Filler Related Complications
10920 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1060
Los Angeles, CA 90024-6512

By Fax

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

By Phone

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

Course Fees

  • Physicians, PA, NP: $300 ($400 after June 15)
  • Trainees: $175


A service charge of $75.00 is withheld from all refunds (full refund if course is canceled or rescheduled). Requests for refunds must be in writing and received no later than July 4, 2019.


UCLA Faculty

Liza Cohen, MD

Danica Fiaschetti, LVN, COA

Robert A. Goldberg, MD

Justin Karlin, MD

Alexandra Manta, MD

Daniel Rootman, MD

Shoaib Ugradar, MD

Program Agenda

Thursday, July 18, 2019

6:00 Reception with Light Dinner and Refreshments
6:40 Introduction
Robert A. Goldberg, MD
6:50 Vascular Anatomy of the Orbit & Face
Daniel Rootman, MD
7:00 Current Theories & Data Regarding Filler Embolization
Shoaib Ugradar, MD
7:15 Best Practices for Prevention: Evidence Based & Non-Evidence Based
Robert A. Goldberg, MD
7:30 Best Practices for Treatment: Evidence Based & Non-Evidence Based
Daniel Rootman, MD
7:50 Questions & Answers
8:05 The Zen of Complication Management: How to Tune the Office Team
Danica Fiaschetti, LVN, COA
8:20 Case Reports with Management
Justin Karlin, MD, Liza Cohen, MD, & Alexandra Manta, MD
8:35 Demonstration: Safe Technique
9:00 Adjourn


Following completion of this program, participants should be able to:

  • Identify pertinent anatomy of the vascular supply to the periorbital area
  • Recognize the signs of filler induced ischemia, including ocular ischemic syndromes
  • Review current theories of causation of filler induced ischemia
  • Integrate best practices for avoidance of complications


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 2.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The California State Board of Registered Nursing accepts courses approved by the AMA for category 1 credit as meeting the continuing education requirements for license renewal. Nurses from states other than California should inquire with their local State Board for specific continuing education policies.


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 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.



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