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Midwest Regional Medical Aesthetics Workshop, Staff-training and Networking Reception

Monday, April 11th, 2016
8 am - 7 pm

Burr Ridge, IL


AmSpa’s traditional format combines its well-known focus on legal and regulatory matters with expert sessions on the business of aesthetics. A parallel track is also offered that provides hands-on instruction to medical aesthetics practice and medical spa support staff on issues such as answering the phone, selling skin care products/procedures and treating clients professionally to help increase spas revenues.

This premium-value event includes:
Cutting-edge, executive workshop on operations, marketing, laws, and more!
Enduring material certified for 5.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CME CreditsTM
Staff-training on phone etiquette, selling product/procedures, treating clients professionally, and more!  
Breakfast, Lunch and Networking Reception
Discounted hotel room rate

Executive business and regulatory track: Only $395!
Staff training track: Only $250! 
AmSpa members save $30 more on Executive Track and $10 more on Staff-training Track!
Click to register today!  

Agenda (Final) for AmSpa Illinois Medical Aesthetic Workshop
Regulatory, Business & Marketing Track

8:00-8:45 am: Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:45-9:15 am: Welcome | Picking the Right Partners: Pitfalls and Successes
Speaker: Karol Gutowski, MD

9:15-10:45 am Overview of Midwestern Regional Rules and Regulations Affecting the Medical Spa, Aesthetic and Laser Industries
Speakers: Alex R. Thiersch, American Med Spa Association (AmSpa)

 Commissions: The fee-splitting conundrum—Is it legal? Is Groupon fee-splitting?
 Ownership: Corporate Practice of Medicine—Who can own a medical spa, and what is the best way to structure a corporation?
 Medical spa supervision and delegation—Must a physician be present and examine every new patient? Can an initial exam be performed by Skype?
 Aestheticians and laser technicians: What they can/cannot do in a medical spa.
 Noncompetition/nonsolicitation agreements: Protect your practice and earn loyal employees.
 Medical Director: Are medical director positions legal?
 Question and answer session


11- 11:30 am OSHA Compliance Within a Medical Spa
Speaker: Steve Wilder, Sorensen, Wilder & Associates

 Steps to attaining OSHA compliance.
 Common areas in which OSHA will get you.
 What you should do if an OSHA surveyor pays you a visit.
 How to write and teach your workplace safety programs, who should be trained and what must be kept ongoing. Steve Wilder, 
Sorensen, Wilder & Associates

11:30 am – 12 pm Keys to Building and Nurturing Your Team
Speaker: Ron Hartley, SolutionReach

Why are some offices a sought-after place to work while others deal with discontent and constant turnover of staff? The answer is revealed in a jellybean analogy. We'll help you evaluate what kind of a team environment you have created and what you can do to make necessary changes. This session will look at best practices that help build strong, effective, and cohesive teams. No matter your specialty, there are key components to a successful team-building strategy. These concepts are applicable not only in a professional context, but in all aspects of your life. 

12-1 pm LUNCH AND VISIT WITH EXHIBITORS Sponsored by BTL Aesthetics

1–2 pm Spa Compensation--Pay by Performance
Speaker: Bryan Durocher, Durocher Enterprises The wrong compensation program is the No. 1 reason why most medical spas and medical aesthetic practices are not profitable. Learn a pay structure that is fair and equitable to you and your team. Learn:

  • How retail, pre-booking, series sales, and new clients need to tie to performance;
  • Which compensation plans work and which ones don’t;
  • How to take your team through compensation changes without a walkout; and
  • What benefits are key to retention

2-2:30 pm: Internal Marketing: Leveraging Your Most Valuable Asset
Speaker: Blair Drenner, eRelevance

Internal vs External Marketing
o 80% of business of avg comes from existing clients – And it is 1/5th of the cost to get business from them vs getting new clients
o Retention, Loyalty, Nurturing
o Internal Marketing Best Practices
o Engage with your client the way THEY want to be engaged
o Best Practices of each digital marketing channel
                   App to connect with clients
                   Social Media
                   Web Landing Pages
o Talk to your clients about the topics THEY want to talk about
o Best practices of target marketing
o Frequency of contact – How to not irritate your clients but give them enough love 

2:30-3 pm HIPAA and Its Application Within a Medical Aesthetics Practice
Speaker: Alex Thiersch, AmSpa

 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.environment. 
 Benefit-planning, including the use of qualified, nonqualified and fringe benefit plans to save taxes and build wealth.


3:30-4 pm How Digital Marketing Can Help You Find, Serve and Keep More Patients ... Profitably
Speaker: Tim Sawyer, Crystal Clear Digital Marketing

 How to leverage social media to engage new and existing patients.
 How to make sure that your website is actually converting visitors into paying customers.
 SEO secrets and strategies, and how you can absolutely make more money with an effective search strategy.
 Best practices of e-mail marketing, and how to increase new patients and dramatically increase your per patient revenue.
 Blogging—Why you can't afford to not do it.
 How to measure ROI with your digital marketing efforts.
 How to avoid the most common mistakes medical spas make when approaching digital marketing
 Using LinkedIn: How to increase your network and visibility; attract more clients and drive traffic to your website; and boost your personal brand while forming valuable relationships

4-5 pm 25 Habits of Successful Aesthetic Medical Practices
Speaker: Louis Frisina, industry pioneer

5-7 pm Networking Reception 


Agenda (Final) for AmSpa Illinois Concierge Staff-training

Recommending and closing premium service sales is an art. Differentiating your services and product offerings is essential in an ever crowded market place. Learn how to define, market, close sales, and many additional components that build a successful medical spa business. 

•             Learn Your Unique Selling Points to Distinguish Yourself from the Competition 
•             Target Marketing Your Community to Build the Right Client Base
•             Understand the Four Different Communication Styles People Use and How to Sell to Them
•             Discover What Technology Can Help You Close Premium Service Sales
•             How to Effectively Cross Market Med Spa Services 
•             Learn the Three Financial Drivers of the Med Spa Business
•             Educate business service provider’s on how to grow their business through a defined extraordinary patient service experience to deliver a consistent level of superior service focusing on pre-booking, retail,   retention and series sales for patients, premium service, and maintaining a high average ticket 
•             Have the team build the business’s image and recognition through networking
•             Goal Setting in the Six Key Performance Areas and Case Studies
•             Retail Strategies that Produce Revenue 
•             Learn What Creates a Successful Retail Environment
•             What Products Match Your Business’s Identity and Mission
•             Inventory Management and Product Turnover
•             Retail Incentives that Produce Results
•             Creating a Promotional Calendar and Loyalty Programs
•             Discover the hot new ingredients your consumers will want
•             Learn what treatment protocols will keep your clients coming back for more

Exhibitors and Sponsors

 Solution Reach   Crystal Clear Digital Marketing 

Host Hotel

Chicago Marriott Southwest at Burr Ridge
1200 Burr Ridge Parkway
Burr Ridge, IL 60527

**AmSpa does offer a discounted room rate, but only until MONDAY, MARCH 28th. Please make sure to either call 630-986-4100 or follow this link to make your reservation for this event at the discounted room rate of $175/night.


Contact Us

224 N Desplaines, Ste. 300
 Chicago, IL 60661

Phone: 312-981-0993

Fax: 888-827-8860


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