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Nov. 5, 2010

Feb. 7-9, 2011
9th Annual Meeting
Society of Dermatology SkinCare Specialists
Inn on Bourbon Hotel in New Orleans, La.

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Meet the Faculty
Laura L. McDermott, BIS, LE, MA
Healthy Skin 360

The stratum corneum plays a crucial role as a water impermeable skin barrier. After acute damage, it recovers automatically, but with aging, psychological or oxidative stress, the recovery is delayed. We will discuss the cyclical keys to a healthy skin barrier: cleansing, exfoliating, nourishing, moisturizing and protecting. At the end of the presentation the SkinCare Specialist will be able to:
1) Explain how healthy skin begins with a healthy skin barrier.
2) List and describe the cycle necessary for a healthy skin barrier.
3) Discuss skincare specialist's role in providing skin treatments for a healthy skin.
4) Examine how each treatment step plays a synergistic role in producing healthy skin. For full program, click here.


                                        Prior to Dec. 7             After Dec. 7
SDSS                                         $250                       $395

(add'l member same office)           $180                       N/A

Non-Member                                $350                       $495

Registration Cancellation Policy: A written notice of cancellation must be received to the SDSS Executive Office , 484 Spring Avenue, Ridgewood, N.J. 07450, no later than Jan. 7, 2011. We will issue your refund less a $100 administrative fee, after the annual meeting.

Hotel Room Rate: $169
*Rooms MUST be booked through the SDSS Executive office. Download Hotel Registration Form here.

Preliminary Meeting Program

Monday, Feb. 7
Scientific Program                         8:15 am - 5:30 pm

Tuesday, Feb. 8
Sponsored Scientific Program          8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Exhibit Hall Open                           9:00 am - 4:00 pm   Download Exhibit Prospectus

Wednesday, Feb. 9
Post-Conference Classes                9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Class 1: Laser & Light Therapies - What You Need to Know Before Performing Procedures
Additional Fee: $199.00

Class 2: NCEA Certification Prep Class *Includes FREE Records Verification
Additional Fee: $99.00
Training Manual Fee: $109.00

*Class Prerequisites: Attendees must have completed the NCEA Certification Training Manual Knowledge Reviews and Candidate Application Requirements. Go to for complete certification steps.

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