International Association for Physicians in Aesthetic Medicine
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The International Association for Physicians in Aesthetic Medicine (IAPAM) is a voluntary association founded to unite licensed physicians who practice aesthetic medicine, by assisting in their professional and personal development.
The IAPAM membership is open to licensed Doctor of Medicine (M.D.), Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.), and the medical students studying for those degrees. The goal of the IAPAM is to offer education, ethical standards, and credentialing to those professionals working towards discrete certifications in Aesthetic Medicine.
The IAPAM was founded in 2006, and is headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada. There are currently over 600 physician and associate members from various parts of the world, including the United States, Canada, the UK, Singapore, South Africa, Colombia, Venezuela, Norway, South Korea, Israel, Pakistan, Germany, Egypt, Argentina, Italy, Philippines, Jamaica, Mexico, Taiwan and Indonesia.
The IAPAM has two advisory boards. The medical advisory board is composed of experienced physicians, including board certified dermatologists, and other physicians specializing in aesthetic medicine. In addition, there is a business advisory board which is composed of several industry experts in the aesthetic medicine and medical spa fields. The physicians direct the clinical training, and the business advisory board provides business expertise to practitioners as well as manages the day to day operations of the IAPAM and its events.
The IAPAM focuses on providing clinical instruction pursuant to the following core competencies in the field of Aesthetic Medicine:
- Light-based therapies (hair removal, laser treatments)
- Cosmetic injectables (BotoxTM, soft tissue fillers)
- Skin rejuvenation (medical grade chemical peels, microdermabrasion
- Medical weight management.
The IAPAM strives, specifically through continuing educational opportunities and practice support, to benefit all those physicians currently practicing within the field of Aesthetic Medicine, or those doctors looking to enter this growing medical specialty.