IAPAM Announces Aesthetic Medicine Symposium with Botox ® Training October 22-23, 2011

Consumer demand for Botox ® and other minimally invasive procedures is at an all time high. The IAPAM is helping physicians enter this lucrative market by offering dermatologist-led Botox ® Training in Scottsdale, Arizona on October 22-23, 2011. Physicians will learn and receive everything they need to start offering Botox ® and other in-demand aesthetic medicine procedures.

Las Vegas, NV, September 08, 2011 -- The number of patients turning to minimally invasive cosmetic procedures like: Botox ® (http://www.iapam.com/botox-training), dermal filler injections, lasers for skin rejuvenation & hair removal (http://www.iapam.com/aesthetic-medicine-training/laser-training), medical microdermabrasion, and chemical peels continues to increase. To assist physicians in entering the aesthetic medicine field, the Aesthetic Medicine Symposium (http://www.aestheticmedicinesymposium.com/botoxtraining) was designed by physicians for physicians, and has integrated the most important clinical, aesthetic medicine business, and Botox ® training into one weekend, including:

- dedicated instruction from board-certified dermatologists, who are true experts of the skin and cosmetic injectables;
- hands-on practice in the best injection techniques;
- Botox ® training at a multi-million dollar medical practice, not in a hotel room; and
- an environment that does not allow exhibitors, giving physicians more time for education.

Attendees also have the opportunity:

- to attend the IAPAM's Aesthetic Practice Startup Workshop (http://www.iapam.com/bootcamp.html) on Monday October 24, 2011, a program highlighting the latest information on medspa business development and social media marketing.
- to attend the IAPAM's hCG Training (http://www.hcgtraining.com) on Friday October 21, 2011, which covers hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) for weight loss, prescription appetite suppressants, ketogenic diet based programs, meal replacements and B6/12 injections.

To date, over 900 physicians and their staff (RNs, MAs, practice managers, etc.), have attended the IAPAM's Aesthetic Medicine Symposiums and hCG Training seminars. The dates for the next Aesthetic Medicine Symposium are October 22-23, 2011 in sunny Scottsdale, Arizona.

Physicians who have attended the Aesthetic Medicine Symposium with Botox ® Training testify its comprehensiveness, and the year of practice support from the IAPAM definitely makes the program different than the others.

For additional information or to register for the October 22-23, 2011 Aesthetic Medicine Symposium, please contact the IAPAM at 1-800-219-5108 ext. 704, or visit http://www.aestheticmedicinesymposium.com.

Botox, Botox Cosmetic and Juvederm are trademarks of Allergan, Inc. Dysport, Restylane, Perlane are trademarks of Medicis, Inc.

About the IAPAM: The International Association for Physicians in Aesthetic Medicine

The International Association for Physicians in Aesthetic Medicine is a voluntary association of physicians and supporters, which sets standards for the aesthetic medical profession. The goal of the association is to offer education, ethical standards, credentialing, and member benefits. IAPAM membership is open to all licensed medical doctors (MDs), dentists (DDSs/DMDs) doctors of osteopathic medicine (DOs), physicians assistants (PAs) and nurse practitioners (NPs). The IAPAM offers aesthetic medicine and hCG medical weight management programs, including: Botox ® training, medical aesthetic training, laser training, physician hCG training, and aesthetic practice business training. Additional information about the association can be accessed through the IAPAM’s website (http://www.iapam.com) or by contacting:

Jeff Russell, Executive-Director
International Association for Physicians in Aesthetic Medicine (IAPAM)
1-800-219-5108 x704

FPL powers energy education, jobs for South Florida

With the nation’s unemployment numbers looming large, South Florida has been hit especially hard. But bright futures await students in FPL’s cooperative energy education programs at Miami Dade College and Indian River State College.

Juno Beach, FL, September 08, 2011 -- With the nation’s unemployment numbers looming large, South Florida has been hit especially hard. But bright futures await students in FPL’s cooperative energy education programs at Miami Dade College and Indian River State College.

Graduating their fourth classes this year, the Clean Energy Institute at MDC and the Power Plant Technology Institute at IRSC are innovative partnerships between the schools, FPL and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers in response to the workforce needs of the energy industry.

The programs prepare individuals for high-skill, high-wage jobs. After two years of training, the graduates earn an associate in science degree and job offers from FPL, one of the state’s largest employers. One of these graduates is Marcos Rodriguez, who, at age 20, is about to begin a career as a nuclear technician at FPL’s Turkey Point Nuclear Plant. Below is his story.

When I was a junior in high school at Miami Lakes Educational Center, I would often dream about my future.

At first, I wanted to be an automobile service technician, like my Dad. He was always working with cars and while I was growing up I would help him. I've just always had a love for being a mechanic. But even more than that, I was intrigued by the physics behind the working components - learning how things work and why.

That’s when I started thinking what else I could do with the rest of my life. My cousin works at the Turkey Point Nuclear Plant and told me about a nuclear apprentice program at Miami Dade College’s Clean Energy Institute. It’s a partnership between MDC and Florida Power & Light. You receive extensive training and, once you graduate, you're eligible for jobs with an average starting salary of $55,000 to $57,000.

I was excited about the opportunity, and with my cousin’s encouragement I signed up for the program at MDC’s Homestead campus. This ended up being a life changing experience.

The program provided me with an internship at the nuclear plant. For two years I got a first-hand experience working at the plant and learning the equipment - and I fell in love with it.

It’s a great working environment. Everyone at the plant is really friendly, and as an intern, I have a lot of mentors there and they are eager to teach and share their knowledge.

Education has turned my life around and I now I am excited about my future. Despite the rough economy, I know we'll have to produce more electricity in the future when the market gets back to normal. I feel honored to be a part of that.

Marcos Rodriguez is one of 22 students who graduated from Miami Dade College’s Clean Energy Institute this summer. To learn more about the program, visit: http://www.fpl.com/community/learning/workplace.shtml or check out this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THJYuTcHe-Y&feature=uploademail. FPL is involved in a similar cooperative program with Indian River State College.

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