Bring staff members for $850 per additional person
AmSpa's Medical Spa Boot Camps are intense, two-day training seminars covering legal and business best-practices in the medical spa industry. Both physicians and non-physicians alike will gain the tools to open and/or run an efficient, profitable, and legally compliant medical spa or aesthetic practice.
This premium-value seminar includes:
Cutting-edge, executive workshop on operations, marketing, laws, medical spa planning, and more!
Handbook and flash drive with reference resources on how to open a med spa
Educational material certified for 5.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CME Credits
Breakfast and lunch both days, and a cocktail reception on day 1
"I opened my medical spa one year after attending AmSpa's workshop. I still have the binder on my desk within easy reach! I have found all of their recommendations including business partners, products, and best med spa practices to be right on. I just keep going back for more!"
- Nicole Norris, MD
Nicole Norris MD Medical Spa
"We never would have gotten through the quagmire of legal, insurance, compliance, planning, accounting, personnel, the list goes on... without AmSpa and Alex. We were above projections for year one and year two is off to a fierce start."
- Glori Traeder, APN, CNP,
Paige C. Holt, MD and Glori Traeder,CNP Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics
"I would highly recommend this course to any physician or surgeon starting a practice. The lessons learned are not taught in medical school and are essential to growing and maintaining a successful medical spa and
Speaker: Alex R. Thiersch, JD, AmSpa/Byrd Adatto •Welcome and overview of current state of the medical spa industry.
9 – 10:30 am The Plan
Speaker: Bryan Durocher - Durocher Enterprises •How to do market research for your medical aesthetics practice.
•Who is your client?
•What is the competitive landscape of and need for your services in your area?
•How to draft a business plan for a medical spa or a medical aesthetics facility.
•Should you work with a consultant?
•How to profitably design and lay out your space.
•Planning for the launch: timeline, events, marketing efforts, and more.
10:30 - 10:45 am: Morning Break
10:45 – 11:45 am The Team
Bryan Durocher, Durocher Enterprises •Recruiting, interviewing, and selecting the right team
•Implementing a performance-based compensation model
•Charting career paths
•Investing in training and coaching
•Rewarding and recognizing your team
11:45am – 12:45 pm Lunch
12:45 pm – 1:30 pm Hot Topics Panel
Moderator: Alex R. Thiersch, JD, AmSpa/Byrd Adatto;
Panelists: Toni Lee Ortiz, Environ/Dermaconcepts; Tim Sawyer, Crystal Clear Digital Marketing; Sciton, TBD Industry experts converge on AmSpa’s Boot Camps to provide information on the hottest trends and topics in the industry.
1:30 – 3:15 pm The Law
Speakers: Alex R. Thiersch, JD, AmSpa/Byrd Adatto; Renee E. Coover, ByrdAdatto •Overview of regional rules and regulations affecting the medical spa, medical aesthetic and laser industries
•Commissions: The fee-splitting conundrum – is it legal? Is Groupon fee-splitting?
•Current hot topic state-specific issues affecting the industry.
•Ownership: Who can own a medical spa? How best to structure a corporation?
•Medical spa supervision and delegation: Must a physician be present and examine every new patient?
•The laws surrounding referrals and gift cards.
3:15 – 3:45 pm Break: Afternoon Break
3:45 pm – 4:15 pm The Law - HIPAA and OSHA
Speakers: Alex R. Thiersch, JD, AmSpa/Byrd Adatto; Renee E. Coover, ByrdAdatto •Common HIPAA liability exposures.
•HITECH Act of 2009 with expanded HIPAA privacy rules in 2013 ... what they mean to you.
•Policies and training needed to be HIPAA compliant.
•5 steps to attaining OSHA compliance.
•7 common areas where OSHA will get you.
•What you should do should your OSHA surveyor pay you a visit.
•How to write and teach your workplace safety programs, who should be trained, and what must be kept ongoing.
4:15 – 5:45 pm The Digital Marketing
Speaker: Tim Sawyer, Crystal Clear Digital Marketing •The importance of social media marketing in the 21st century.
•Designing an effective and profitable website.
•CRM tools you need to know.
•Discovering the difference between engagement and conversion.
•Connecting the practice’s current people, processes and tools directly to marketing ROI.
•How to grow your medical spa’s current and future patient base in today’s digital era.
6 – 7:30 pm Cocktail Reception
Day 2: Sunday, May 21, 2017
8 – 8:30 am—Breakfast
8:30-9 am Opening Remarks
Speaker: Alex R. Thiersch, JD, AmSpa/Byrd Adatto
9 – 10:30 am The Infrastructure
Speakers: Dori Soukup, InSPAration Management; Toni Lee Ortiz, Environ/Dermaconcepts •Working with vendors who will work with you
•What to look for in education and marketing support
•Equipment that leads to success. When you should buy vs. lease.
•Systems you need to succeed (software, etc.)
•Incorporating effective pre and post procedure skin care to boost ROI
•How do you figure out an actual ROI?
10:30 – 10:45 am Morning Break
10:45 – 12:15 pm The Financials
Speakers: Bryan Durocher, Durocher Enterprises •Money matters: Learning how much you need, how you can get it and how can you make the most of it?
•Best accounting practices
•Common tax write-offs/deductions
•Managing overhead—what’s appropriate for various business sizes/structures
•Putting financial metrics and goals into place and following up on them.
12:15 pm – 1:15 pm Lunch
1:15 – 2:45 pm The Long-Term
Speakers: Dori Soukup, InSPAration Management
•Keys successful principals
•Now what? Implementation process
•Steps to building a sustainable business
•Setting measures for success
•Effective growth strategies
•Expansion—legal and planning
•Gaining a competitive advantage
2:45 – 3:45 pm The Lessons
Speaker: Louis Frisina •The 25 procedures, techniques, and treatments shared by the industry's best medical spas.