The Tennessee Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (TSLMS) does a lot of things. Many of those things primarily benefit its members, but SCALE (the Symposium for Cosmetic Advances & Laser Education) benefits the entire field of dermatology, plastic surgery, oculoplastic surgery, as well as aesthetic physicians, aestheticians and their office staff by providing an annual conference with experts, presentations, speakers and vendors. The opportunity at this conference for this community of providers to interact with each other, learn from each other and share together is completely unmatched. SCALE happens at the Music Center in Nashville, TN.
Granted, there are special SCALE benefits for members of TSLMS, including discounted attendance and a special event; but don’t let being a non-member impede your participation. Registration is open to everyone and at this point there is still an opportunity for a few speaker proposals and select vendors and exhibitors. The registration process for attendees has started with a great Early Bird Discount in place through February. The discount is substantial (even greater for members) and there are great rates for groups as well.
Why SCALE is the Best Conference for Networking With Aesthetic Professionals
There are any number of great reasons to attend SCALE 2019. Top of the list is the opportunity to network. Every professional club, school, and group in the world understands the benefits of networking these days.
Today networking has become an essential aspect of your job search. Even if you are well established in your job and have no plans of moving or advancing your career soon, networking has proven to be a valuable tool. Today, studies have shown that up to 80% of jobs are never advertised – they are filled by word of mouth. So it’s who you know and who knows you that matters. You must develop relationships and connections within your network to have more opportunities to advance your career. Attending meetings and social events hosted by your professional association is a great way to connect with people in your field. (Source).
Networking is not only important when you are thinking about career moves, but it is also a way to expand your current personal and professional circle. This can bring you referrals and build your practice. VeryWellHealth.com sums it up, “The more places you go, events you attend, and people you meet, the more successful your networking efforts will be.” In the aesthetic medicine community this is the event of 2019. In attendance will be the top doctors in the field and thousands of colleagues. This is the place to be seen and rub elbows.
The Accommodations and Atmosphere for SCALE Make It a Working Vacation Destination
Its a conference; but we all know that the best conferences happen in really great places. The best thing about attending SCALE is not just the amazing opportunity to network, or the best source of CME credits available to the aesthetic medicine community, but that it is taking place in May, in Nashville, at the Music City Convention Center.
If you have ever spent time in Nashville in the spring then you are probably already signed up, have your room booked, concert tickets purchased and dinner reservations made. If not, then you will want to get right on that. Nashville doesn’t show up on the list of the best cities for conferences but it definitely falls into the category of best kept secrets of the conference industry.
Rated a top travel destination by US News and World Report, Nashville is famous for music. In fact probably more music legends play in Nashville than any other place. The southern city is also a culinary icon and a history-buff’s mecca. The UK news outlet The Telegraph, went as far as stating that one cannot understand the US without spending time in the city. Most of this review was based on the restaurant and bar scene. There is no question that this city is a must-do. With mild and inviting May temperatures, there is no lack of opportunity to enjoy the city while you are there. Make sure to check the social calendars and follow websites like http://nashville.eventful.com/events/may to take full advantage of your time outside of the conference sessions.
There is no lack of luxury and boutique hotels in close proximity to the conference center either. In fact, TripAdvisor catalogs dozens of accomodations within a mile of downtown Nashville with traveler ratings well above average. The five official conference hotels are all included in those ratings. The city truly caters to the business and entertainment traveler and in doing so treats everyone to the same red carpet experience. This is a level of hosting that SCALE adopts for all of its attendees.
SCALE 2019 Is The Best Source of CME Credits
The content of the workshops and presentations are designed for physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, registered nurses and allied health professionals. Over the course of several days, the top faculty in the field are on deck, prepared to cover energy-based lasers, systems, techniques and the use of fillers and toxins, skin care and skin care products. Technically speaking, attendees will learn how to:
- Apply laser and light treatments in the safest possible environment and minimize related complications.
- Formulate an injectable treatment plan which will meet patient expectations.
- Choose global rejuvenation procedures that maximize current developments and advances in aesthetic medicine.
- Employ combination treatments as appropriate to improve patient satisfaction.
- Discuss treatment options within a realistic framework of potential outcomes, and patient expectations.
- Discuss treatment options for acne vulgaris and rosacea, atopic dermatitis, psoriasis, actinic keratosis, and seborrheic keratosis.
For physicians, the curriculum is designed in accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the Medical Education Resources (MER) and SCALE. AMA PRA Category 1 Credits will be available to physicians who participate.
Credit for nurses is available through Medical Education Resources, a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
There is not a better source of CMEs for current or prospective aesthetic practitioners in 2019 and we look forward to seeing you at SCALE 2019.