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American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine
The American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine is dedicated to teaching physicians who have a scientific and clinical interest in exploring the aesthetic medical facet of their practice. AAAM teaches the art, science, techniques, and procedures of aesthetic medicine to licensed physicians, regardless of specialty. We provide education and hands-on training and disseminate leading-edge information gathered from advances in North America and around the world to our members.

The AAAM is the exclusive USA member of the International Union of Aesthetic Medicine, (UIME) comprised of 29 member societies and 30,000 members. Your participation in the AAAM provides you with additional benefits and expertise from this global perspective. Our courses are the only such courses recognized in the USA, Asia, Australia, and the Middle East by the UIME. Our worldwide faculty are experts in their respective fields.

The American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine
The American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M) is a US federally registered 501(c) 3 non-profit organization comprised of over 26,000 members including physicians, health practitioners, scientists, governmental officials, and members of the general public, representing over 110 nations.

The A4M is dedicated to the advancement of technology to detect, prevent, and treat aging related disease and to promote research into methods to retard and optimize the human aging process. The A4M is also dedicated to educating physicians, scientists, and members of the public on biomedical sciences, breaking technologies, and anti-aging issues.

American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery
The AACS serves the public and the professional community as a resource for all aspects of this medical and surgical field.

American Academy of Dermatology
American Academy of Dermatology, AAD, is one of the largest and most influential dermatologic associations in the world and is committed to advancing the treatment of the skin, hair, and nails; advocating high standards in clinical practice, education and research in dermatology; and supporting patient care for a lifetime of healthier skin, hair and nails.

American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
The AAFPRS is one of the world’s largest specialty associations and represents more than 2,700 facial plastic and reconstructive surgeons throughout the world.

American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), founded in 1967, is the leading professional organization of plastic surgeons certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery who specialize in cosmetic plastic surgery. With over 2,600 members in the U.S., Canada, and many other countries, ASAPS is at the forefront of innovation in aesthetic plastic surgery around the world.

American Society of Plastic Surgeons
The ASPS is one of the largest plastic surgery specialty organizations in the world.

Foundation for Facial Aesthetic Surgery
The FFAS purpose and mission of the Foundation of Facial Aesthetic Surgery (a Non-Profit, Multi-Specialty Foundation) is to foster a sense of cooperation between the medical specialties that are primarily involved in the science, practice, and teaching of facial aesthetic surgery and medicine; to hold symposiums that include leading educators, instructing in full interactive teaching programs with a particular emphasis on facial rejuvenation. The Foundation's goal is to continue creating and funding future educational ventures that will benefit today’s medical practitioners and students, in order to better serve the public at large.

National Coalition of Estheticians, Manufacturers/Distributors & Associations
The mission of the NCEA is to define standards of practice through certification and continuing education accreditation in order to represent and advocate for the esthetic profession.

NCEA is protecting your right to practice by...
Providing professional excellence through the NCEA Certified credential Approving continuing education through the Commission on Accreditation Advocating to strengthen your voice and position with state regulatory boards.

National Aesthetic Spa Network
NASN began in Florida in 2004 as the Florida Aesthetic Network by Janet McCormick and Denise R. Fuller. They wanted to create a forum for neutral education in a relaxed environment and provide supportive interaction among professionals in the spa industry. Through their vision and leadership, NASN offers educational events throughout the United States and scholarship programs.

The National Aesthetic Spa Network is a volunteer network of licensed skincare and spa professionals who organize regional educational events. The NASN community consists of spa professionals such as day spa owners, salon managers, licensed estheticians, nail technicians, massage therapists, students and vendors coming together to learn, grow, and network to make life long industry connections.

Professional Beauty Association
The Professional Beauty Association (PBA) advances the professional beauty industry by providing our members with education, charitable outreach, government advocacy, events and more. Probeauty is the largest organization of salon professionals with members representing salons/spas, distributors, manufacturers and beauty professionals/NCA.

Society of Dermatology SkinCare Specialists
The SDSS is an Association Member of the coalition and supports the national skin care certification credential. SDSS membership voted to encourage its members to attain the NCEA Certified credential to better meet the esthetician job tasks of the esthetician and support professional mobility.

Society of Permanent Cosmetic ProfessionalsThe SPCP membership represents professionals in the industry who are dedicated to promoting the ideals and standards of the SPCP, offering cosmetic tattooing that is conducted in accordance with safety standards specific to the permanent cosmetic process, and those who stay abreast of and participate in industry activities.

Society of Plastic Surgical Skin Care Specialists
In 1994, a group of renowned plastic surgeons recognized the need to provide an educational forum for the emerging specialty of plastic surgical skin care. The SPSSCS was created from this vision and now serves as the professional organization to promote and educate plastic surgical skin care professionals worldwide.

The SPSSCS has earned a reputation for excellence and innovation in education. It is uniquely positioned by its affiliation with plastic surgery. Its endorsement by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) and its official recognition as a "related organization” by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) further confirm our standing and commitment to excellence in plastic surgical skin care.

Society for Clinical and Medical Hair Removal
SCMHR is an international non-profit organization with members in the United States, Canada, Australia, Japan and beyond. SCMHR supports all methods of hair removal and is dedicated to the research of new technology that will keep its members at the pinnacle of their profession, offering safe, effective hair removal to their clients.

The Spa Association
The SPAA is your one-stop organization for information, industry resources, education, and community connections in the spa industry. No other organization unites medical spas, day spas, resorts, hotel spas, and wellness centers. SPAA is the premier association for spa owners and business-to-business providers. Resources and Tools for Spa, Salon, and Resort Management.