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January, 2004, Vol. 04, Issue 01

Industry Leaders Gather for Annual Medical Spa Conference

By Editorial Staff

The Medical Spa Professional Alliance, a resource dedicated to disseminating accurate information concerning the medical spa industry, hosted its fourth annual Medical Spa Conference and Expo, Nov.

2-5, 2003, at the Hyatt Grand Champions Resort and Spa in Indian Wells, Calif. The conference, specifically designed for medical spa, fitness and esthetic professionals, touts itself as the only one of its kind that offers continuing medical education category-one credits.

"This highly exclusive educational conference has built a strong reputation for providing physicians, medical estheticians, nurses, medical clinicians, spa directors and spa management teams with the educational tools and technical information they will need to be successful," said Marian Urban, CEO of the Medical Spa Conference and Expo.

The conference featured approximately 90 exhibit booths that demonstrated the latest medical spa innovations, as well as a range of special topics, including "Sports Medicine in a Medical Spa" by Elizabeth Leeds-Pinto and Randal Schober; "Hormone Replacement and Human Growth Hormones" by Ron Rothenberg, MD; "Lasers for Your Medical Spa" by Dima Ali, MD; "Hydrotherapy as a Medical Treatment" and "Effectiveness of Electrolysis Water Therapies and Vitamin C Antioxidants" by Priti Odedra; "Protecting Your Skin with Vitamin E" by Andres Papas, MD; "Noninvasive Rejuvenation" by Mitchel P. Goldman, MD; and "Integrating Massage and Medicine Into Your Medical Spa" by Maria Turk.

Other speakers included Richard Foxx, MD, Randy Alvarez, Pamela Price, Gary Bucher, MD, Robert Bradford, Nancy Griffin, Susie Ellis, Manon Pilon, Colby Smith, Sharon Norling, MD, Sarah Noble and Sylvie Archenault.

Mark your calendar for next year's conference, scheduled for June 13-16, 2004 in Atlanta. For more information, visit or call 877-255-7727.


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