|Aug. 21, 2012|
Register for the NCEA Business Meeting and NETT Conference
NCEA Business Meeting Long Beach, CA
Renaissance Hotel Friday, Sept. 7
Followed by the
NETT Conference – Saturday, Sept. 8
International Congress of Esthetics & Spa Sunday & Monday
Long Beach Convention Center
Registration for NCEA Business Meeting* must be done through NCEA
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Registration for NETT Conference* must be done through ICES
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Registration for Long Beach Hotels (Renaissance, Courtyard or Holiday Inn)
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*Complimentary records verification of your NCEA Certified Candidate Application will be done on both Friday & Saturday when you are registered for either of these events.
Submission deadline is Aug. 31 for Gerson Award for Excellence in Esthetic Education
In honor of Joel Gerson's contribution to education of the esthetic professional, NCEA is pleased to announce the creation of the "Gerson Award for Excellence in Esthetic Education."
Applicants must be currently employed as an esthetics teacher and demonstrate excellence in providing esthetic education. All applications must be received no later than Aug. 31. Applications received after this date will be disqualified as well as incomplete applications.
Download the application.
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Massage and touch have been suggested as a non-pharmacological alternative or supplement to other treatments offered in order to reduce or manage a range of conditions associated with dementia such as anxiety, agitated behavior and depression. It has also been suggested that massage and touch may counteract cognitive decline.
To assess the effects of a range of massage and touch therapies on conditions associated with dementia, such as anxiety, agitated behavior and depression, identify any adverse effects, and provide recommendations about future trials.
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It is the position of the NCEA that:
1. Microcurrent devices intended to be used to help reduce the visible signs of aging, beautify and improve the appearance of the skin, utilizing low levels of electrical current in conjunction with skin care products, should be performed by estheticians.
2. Microcurrent procedures performed by estheticians, are not intended to cause a visible contraction of the muscle via the electrical current.
3. In addition to manufacturer supplied, device specific education, estheticians who wish to perform microcurrent procedures, should take the necessary education to include theoretical and practical application, as part of their core curriculum or as continuing education modules.
Disclaimer: The NCEA recommends that estheticians abide by federal, state and local regulations.
Download complimentary powerpoint entitled, "Advocating for your Profession." More
Unknown risk, unseen liability — The importance of infection control
Presented by Leslie Roste
This presentation will review the basics of the immune system and the potential pathogens that lead to illness. We will review infection control procedures and identify the difference between disinfection and sterilization. Review of state mandates of the various types of products will also be explored.
At the conclusion of the presentation the teacher will be able to:
• Discuss potential pathogens
• Evaluate infection control procedures
• Identify the disease process
• Evaluate behaviors to reduce pathogen exposure
To begin the webinar, click here.
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