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Nov. 26, 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
Cheryl Bryant-Rushing, LE
Getting and Keeping Patients (Even in a Recession)

This presentation will compare the differences and similarities of word-of-mouth and traditional advertising versus social media networking. It will examine the value of a live web presence as a practical, economical and measurable tool for encouraging new patients. By fortifying trust in your established practice, it will be demonstrated how an office can distinguish itself on the World Wide Web and sustain and increase it’s practice through honesty and professionalism.
At the end of the presentation the SkinCare Specialist will be able to:
1) Compare and contrast social media and traditional advertising.
2) Separate your practice from the competition.
3) Identify how the web translates to new procedures and sales.
4) Relate how Education + Marketing + Honesty = Trust.


Meeting Registration Fees:
Meeting registration fee is for Monday & Tuesday only - Post-conference classes require additional registration. SDSS Members need to register for the Certification Prep Class on Wednesday. (see below)

                                        Prior to Jan. 15             After Jan. 15
SDSS                                         $250                       $395

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

Non-Member                                $350                       $495

Post-Conference Class Fees:
Wednesday, Feb. 9 - 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Note: Attendees of post-conference classes do not have to attend Monday and Tuesday conference.

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

Class 2: NCEA Certification Prep Class *Includes FREE Records Verification
This class is an interactive study group that prepares the NCEA Certified Candidate to "brush-up" on their skills and prepares them to sit for the National Certification Examination.
Fee: $99.00 (This class is FREE to SDSS Members, click here to save your space at no charge)
Training Manual Fee: $109.00

*Class Prerequisites: Attendees must have completed the NCEA Certification Training Manual Knowledge Reviews. Go to for more information.

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

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