IAPAM Announces Dates for its Next 2013 Symposium with Botox Injection Training: May 4 & 5

The IAPAM has identified a correlation between the 2012 and 1Q 2013 increase in attendees at its hands-on Botox Training, and the growth in 2012 in botox injection and dermal filler procedures. Physicians looking to combat declining insurance reimbursements are looking to add aesthetic medicine procedures like botox, dermal fillers, laser hair removal, microdermabrasion and chemical peels to their practices. To that end, the IAPAM supports physicians entering this cash-based market by offering their NEXT dermatologist-led Aesthetic Medicine Symposium with Botox Training in Scottsdale, Arizona on May 4-5, 2013.

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - March 27, 2013 -- Through discussion with its members, and by analyzing recent aesthetic medicine statistics, like the ASPS 2012 Plastic Surgery Procedural Statistics and the ASAPS's Cosmetic Surgery National Data Bank Statistics 2012, the IAPAM (http://www.iapam.com) has identified that in 2012, aesthetic medicine physicians were performing more botox and other cosmetic injectables procedures, more chemical peel treatments, more laser skin rejuvenation, and more medical microdermabrasions vs. more invasive treatments.

The ASAPS reported that, "Americans spent almost $11 billion on cosmetic procedures in 2012. Of that total..... $2 billion was spent on injectable procedures; $1.8 billion was spent on skin rejuvenation procedures; and over $483 million was spent on other nonsurgical procedures, including laser hair removal and laser treatment of leg veins. [Once again,] the most popular nonsurgical procedure was injections of Botulinum Toxin Type A (including Botox and Dysport). Cosmetic minimally-invasive procedures increased over 10% in the past year, with almost 8.5 million procedures in 2012. Nonsurgical procedures accounted for 83% of the total number of procedures performed representing 39% of total expenditures, and the top five minimally-invasive procedures were:

- Botulinum Toxin Type A: 3,257,913
- Hyaluronic Acid: 1,423,705
- Laser Hair Removal: 883,893
- Microdermabrasion: 498,821
- Chemical Peel: 443,824"

In support of this market growth, the IAPAM has tailored its educational programs, like its Aesthetic Medicine Symposium with Botox Training (http://www.aestheticmedicinesymposium.com), to ensure physicians have hands-on botox training, and can start offering aesthetic medicine procedures immediately after attending.

Since the key to growth in 2013 will be offering lower cost, short term procedures (i.e. botox, dermal fillers, chemical peels, physician-directed skin care and medical microdermabrasion) versus higher cost, long term procedures (i.e. face lifts and breast augmentation), physicians will seek out professional training programs, offered in medical facilities not hotel rooms, and taught by physicians and other expertly trained medical and business personnel. The IAPAM's Aesthetic Medicine Symposiums with Botox Training, Aesthetic Medicine Practice Start-Up Workshops and Clean Start hCG for Weight Loss Seminars, are all designed by physicians for physicians, to meet this essential educational need.

The IAPAM (http://www.iapam.com) leads its competitors in offering the most complete botox training and aesthetic medicine education in North America. Attendees at the IAPAM's Aesthetic Medicine Symposiums will have the competitive advantage of learning from board-certified dermatologists and experts in the fields of botox injection training, lasers, dermal fillers, hCG for weight loss, chemical peels and microdermabrasion. Moreover, the IAPAM's Aesthetic Medicine Symposium (http://www.aestheticmedicinesymposium.com) is specifically designed by physicians, for physicians. The IAPAM's March 23-24, 2013 Symposium has integrated the most important clinical, aesthetic medicine business, and botox training ALL 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 Botox 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:

1. Attend the IAPAM's Aesthetic Practice Start-Up Workshop (http://iapam.com/aesthetic-practice-startup-workshop) on Monday, May 6, 2013, a program highlighting the latest information on medspa business development and social media marketing.

2. Attend the IAPAM's Clean Start hCG Weight Loss Training (http://www.hcgtraining.com) on Friday, May 3, 2013, which covers the new Clean Start hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) for Weight Loss Program, prescription appetite suppressants, ketogenic diet based programs, meal replacements and B6/12 injections.

Add aesthetic medicine modalities to a medical practice in 2013! Physicians who have attended the Aesthetic Medicine Symposium with Botox Injection Training applaud (http://www.iapam.com/category/testimonials) its comprehensiveness, and the year of practice support and client service from the IAPAM definitely makes this association and this training program different than the others.

For more information on the IAPAM's Botox Training, watch the comprehensive video on our Symposium at http://youtu.be/bBQlS0CpOvw or to REGISTER for the next Aesthetic Medicine Symposium on May 4-5, 2013, please contact the IAPAM, at 1-800-219-5108 ext. 704, or visit http://iapam.com/aesthetic-medicine-symposium-botox-training.

Botox is a trademark of Allergan, Inc. Dysport is a trademark 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

Singles Charity Ball to Restore Sight to 200 Blind People

The leading singles organizations of the Bay Area are co-sponsoring The 7th Annual Singles Charity Ball, Saturday, April 27, 2013, 8pm-Midnight, at the Westin St Francis Hotel on Union Square, California Ballroom, 335 Powell Street, San Francisco CA 94102.

San Rafael, CA, March 27, 2013 -- Contact: Tom Andrews, 415/507-9962

The leading singles organizations of the Bay Area are co-sponsoring The 7th Annual Singles Charity Ball, Saturday, April 27, 2013, 8pm-Midnight, at the Westin St Francis Hotel on Union Square, California Ballroom, 335 Powell Street, San Francisco CA 94102. 100% of the donations will go directly to the Sight Project of The Seva Foundation, located in Berkeley, CA.

Seva specializes in curing blindness by performing low-cost cataract eye surgeries in the poorer countries of the world, such as India, Nepal, Tibet, Cambodia, and East Africa. Eye surgeries in the USA typically cost thousands of dollars, but are now being performed for only $50 in the Third World, due to innovations created by Seva. Last year's Charity Ball raised over $10,000, which will finance ove 200 eye surgeries. More information about Seva is available at http://www.Seva.org.

A donation of $20 is requested, which is tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. The Ball features dancing to today's hottest hits and the greatest songs of yesteryear. Adults of all ages are welcome. Everyone is encouraged to dress in their finest for this elegant soiree!

The Ball is co-sponsored by The Society of Single Professionals, the world's largest non-profit singles organization; Singles Supper Club, BayAreaSingles, Professionals Guild Singles, SugarDaddyFor Me, Wine Socials, MatchYourKey, Singles2Couples, Sierra Singles, Get a Love Life!, Rusty Bindings Singles Ski Club, HeartIQ, Champagne Socials,The Singles Travel Company, Hendy Guesthouse, Beyond40, and other major singles organizations in the Bay Area. Anyone wishing more information about this and many more events for singles may visit http://www.ThePartyHotline.com or call 415/507-9962.

Media Contact:
Rich Gosse
Society of Single Professionals
205 Mark Twain Avenue, San Rafael CA 94903

Long Island Authors and Writers Society Presents Exciting Solutions to Writers Block

Find out where your fears come from and discover ways to unleash your writing talents at LIAWS' special event at Barnes & Noble in Bayshore on April 17.

Bayshore, NY (March 27, 2013) -- Long Island Authors and Writers Society (http://www.LIAWS.org) presents How to Overcome the Fear of Writing and Writer's Block with Jean Summit-Riker. The event takes place at 7 PM on Wednesday, April 17 at Barnes & Noble, 842 Sunrise Highway, Bayshore, NY 11706.

Author and hypno-therapist Jean Summit-Riker will give a lively talk about the fears associated with writing and how to overcome those and other fears and writer's block. Jean is the author of Forever Is Still a Long, Long Time. She is a Life Coach, Motivational Speaker and Consulting Hypnotist with a private practice in Patchogue, NY.

The evening's program includes select readings by LIAWS author members Jill Sooley, Dr. Benedict Baglio and Dr. Harris Cohen.

The event is free, membership is not necessary to attend and guests are welcome. For further details visit http://www.LIAWS.org. A chance to meet and network with other members will take place after the presentation.


Jill Sooley, grew up in Mt. Pearl, Newfoundland, Canada and attended Memorial University of Newfoundland. Jill writes contemporary women's fiction that blends humor and heartache. Her books, The Widows of Paradise Bay, and, Baggage, have been published in English, German and Italian. A former public relations executive, she is now devoted full time to writing, and is currently at work on a third novel. She is a member of the LIAWS Board of Directors.

Dr. Benedict Baglio has published several novels to complete a four-book saga of World War II, a period of time which remains his passion and fascination. He has also authored a book on educational reform. Ben is a retired school administrator and educational consultant, holding a doctorate in educational leadership and policy studies and teaches as an adjunct faculty member at Hofstra University.

Dr. Harris R. Cohen, author of Lessons Learned, How to Negotiate the Life You Want to Live, treated patients in his private chiropractic office for more than 25 years. In addition to his thriving practice, his professional career included: Assistant Professor of Clinical Sciences-University of Bridgeport, Assistant Professor of Clinical Sciences-New York Chiropractic College, and lecturer for the Suffolk County Police Department. He is the recipient of numerous honors and awards.

About LIAWS:

The Long Island Authors and Writers Society is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to support and promote the craft of writing through supporting one another, mentoring its members, educational programs, in-school programs, book events and events related to writing, and community outreach to residents of Long Island interested in writing. LIAWS nurtures writers and authors at all levels of development in a mutually beneficial environment. LIAWS: provides a trusting atmosphere where authors and writers can come together to meet their individual needs and share information for the good of the whole, supplies strong motivational programs of interest to all writers, offers the opportunity for members to network on different levels according to their needs, provides an environment that promotes authors, and encourages writers to strive to publish their work. All members pledge to support one another and to be involved in supporting the activities of the organization. For more information about Long Island Authors and Writers Society please visit http://www.LIAWS.org.

Media Contact:
Tom Gahan
Tel: 631-369-0063

New Chairman For Dstl's Technology Transfer Company

Piers White MBE has been appointed as the new Chairman of Ploughshare Innovations, formed in 2005 to commercialise and exploit Dstl's intellectual property generated from its research.

Stockbridge, Hampshire (March 27, 2013) -- Dstl maximises the impact of science and technology for the defence and security of the UK. It provides the Government with a wide programme of scientific and technical support based on deep and widespread research.

Ploughshare Innovations was formed in 2005 to commercialise and exploit Dstl's intellectual property generated from its research. Since its establishment, Ploughshare has licensed more than 75 technologies and launched five spin-out companies, principally for civilian applications. Ploughshare, supported by Dstl's Intellectual Property Group, has also negotiated licences in the defence field resulting in research being pulled through into defence products to meet defence requirements.

The new Chairman, Piers White MBE, takes over from Nick Winterton who has been in post for four years, during which time Ploughshare has continued to develop and improve its business. Piers is a banker by background and has held Board/Senior Executive positions at Insinger de Beaufort, where he was UK CEO, Flemings and Barclays. He brings more than 10 years experience as a Non-Executive Director within technology-orientated Public Sector and public purpose organisations.

Dstl's Chief Executive Jonathan Lyle says: "We are fortunate to have secured someone of Piers' calibre and experience for this key role, and I look forward to working with him to help Ploughshare go from strength to strength."

Piers says: "I am delighted to have the opportunity to build on the good work of Nick Winterton in leading the Board of this exciting business. Ploughshare Innovations Limited is at an important point in its development and represents an interesting opportunity for private sector businesses to benefit from the leading scientific work of Dstl."

About Ploughshare Innovations and Dstl
Ploughshare Innovations manages the commercial licensing to industry of intellectual property developed by the UK's Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl). Ploughshare's goal is to give clients a competitive edge, by lowering technology risk, reducing R&D costs, speeding time to market, and maximizing the business opportunity. It provides leading edge, application focused technology, backed up with the assurance of advanced IP support and protection. Ploughshare is a wholly owned subsidiary of Dstl. Dstl maximises the impact of science and technology for the defence and security of the UK. It supplies sensitive and specialist science and technology services for the UK Ministry of Defence and wider government, saving lives in the UK, overseas and on the frontline.

Media Contact:
Chris Goff
Ploughshare Innovations Ltd.
Unit 2, Nine Mile Water Business Park
Stockbridge, Hampshire SO20 8DR
United Kingdom
+44 (0)1794 301602