AAOPM and its affiliates (herein referred to as “AAOPM”) is proud to offer our unmatched NO RISK Quality and Price Guarantee. Please read this entire document, so you fully understand the initial AAOPM terms and conditions, in order to minimize any future questions or confusions. We believe AAOPM’s terms and conditions to be most fair and reasonable to our participants and we stand behind and guarantee our services, it is important for you to understand both what is and is not provided by AAOPM, to minimize the risk that you will be dissatisfied with the AAOPM training program for any reason.
Membership Fees and Term: All AAOPM Memberships provide for a (1) Year Term. At this time AAOPM is providing 1 additional year membership for non-virtual memberships, added on to your first year, at no additional charge.
AAOPM’S BETTER-THAN “GET YOUR MONEY BACK” POLICY ALLOWS YOU TO ATTEND AAOPM’S PROGRAMS AT NO RISK.
AAOPM-Wow-Refund-Guarantee® provides that if you attend your first live in-person program course (not virtual) and do not believe it was the best program ever YOU WILL RECEIVE A COMPLETE REFUND AND UP TO $500 REIMBURSEMENT FOR YOUR TRAVEL! (minus the nonrefundable administrative fee) A FIRST IN THE INDUSTRY! All books and materials are yours to keep (excluding certifications and registered CME). For this refund to apply, you must attend the morning session of your first training program (live in-person program) (please be advised that there will be no refund for no shows or cancellations prior to the event), decide it was not the best program, and request a refund prior to the commencement of the afternoon session by completing and submitting to the AAOPM representative the company refund form, signed by each the AAOPM representative and yourself. Members must request for a refund during their first training program (in-person program only, not virtual or at home programs). It is your responsibility to make sure the AAOPM representative signs the form and indicates that it was received prior to the commencement of the afternoon session. Once you submit the refund form, you may keep the books and materials as our gift, but may not return to the training program. IF you resume the training, this guarantee will be void. You must present proof of travel expenses for exact reimbursement, which shall not exceed $500. Your refund and travel expenses (up to $500) will be promptly issued the following week upon our return. This offer may not be combined with AAOPM-Wow-Satisfaction-Guarantee®
AAOPM-Wow-Satisfaction-Guarantee® provides that if you are not fully satisfied with a training program or believe you need additional training, AAOPM will arrange for a personalized training program for you (1-Day preceptorship) with an instructor at one of our AAOPM Centers of Excellence. ALL TRAINING FEES WILL BE PAID FOR BY AAOPM ($6,000 value). However, you will be responsible for your personal travel- related expenses. This offer may not be combined with AAOPM-Wow-Refund- Guarantee®
AAOPM-Wow-Price-Guarantee® provides that AAOPM will refund you back the difference between what you paid for your AAOPM training and a less expensive course. For this refund to apply, you must submit the company refund form to AAOPM within 30 days after registration. The less expensive course must have published prices, offer comparable training, and include all books, materials, certification, supplies, and medicines with their fees. Proof of this information (such as printed and/or website marketing materials of the less expensive course must be included with the company refund form.
There are absolutely no refunds for any product or service unless these terms and conditions are precisely followed. As AAOPM incurs costs associated with each registration, there are NO refunds for “mind changing”, no shows, cancellations prior to the event, or if the participant completes the training in full, receives their certification, and voices their complaint after the program has completed.
Administrative Fees: All administrative fees are waived for workshop registrations and all AAOPM Membership plans, provided the registrant is not refunded for said workshop or membership plan later. If the registrant requests and AAOPM issues a refund, within 30 days of the event, the administrative fees will be deducted from the monies refunded. For single workshops, there is a $250 administrative fee, and for membership plans a $500 administrative fee. Administrative fees cover items such as nonrefundable medicines, supplies, and workshop set up.
Virtual Training: Unlike AAOPM’s live programs where refunds are provided as outlined in our guarantees, there are absolutely no refunds for virtual training. AAOPM follows Terms similar to companies who sell software, books, and video. Upon registration to a Virtual Program you will receive a special, coded “Access Key” giving you complete access to view (download, copy) all educational materials. Upon receipt of your “access key” (delivered immediately during registration), the sale will be final, and no refunds provided.
We believe AAOPM’s refund and price guarantee policies to be extremely fair and eliminates your risk. However, the terms and conditions set forth above applicable to AAOPM’s refund and Price guarantee policies must be strictly followed for AAOPM to provide these no risk options for you. Industry standard is to provide no refund, period if a student is unable to attend. Typically, tuition fees may be transferred to another seminar date, or to another individual, however, no refund will be issued. Although we guarantee and believe in the quality of our services, we strongly encourage you to be certain of your decision to register prior to doing so. With over 100,000 physicians trained by AAOPM over the past 22 years, our objective is to continue to produce happy customers.
AAOPM reserves the right to refuse registration from any individual or group for any reason, other than for reason’s based on race, religion, gender, or ethnicity.
Complaint and Dispute Resolution: Should you be dissatisfied for any reason and have not expressed this dissatisfaction during the program (which is a condition of the terms to receive a refund), we urge you to contact AAOPM as soon as possible so that we may help resolve whatever issue you are experiencing.
If you decide instead to initiate a "charge-back" with your credit card without first contacting an AAOPM representative to try to resolve the matter, AAOPM will turn the matter over to our legal department, you will not receive a refund, and will be denied registration to attend any future program, membership, education program, or related events operated by AAOPM, or any of its affiliates or related entities within the US or abroad. If you agree to these terms and conditions, then we urge you to honor the agreement as we do.
Should it be necessary for AAOPM to cancel a program, a full refund of the registration fee paid will be provided to you. However, AAOPM shall not be responsible for expenses incurred by registrants on non-refundable airline tickets, related travel costs, claims for lost wages, or hotel accommodations in the event a course is cancelled or sold out. AAOPM reserves the right to refuse registration from any attendee or remove a disruptive attendee from an event, without refund [See section on Seminar Rules and Safety]. Seminar locations, agendas, dates, and course instructors are subject to change. The registration fee charge will appear on your credit card statement as AAOPM Medical Training, Inc. By paying the registration fee to AAOPM, you agree to the terms and conditions set forth herein.
Force Majeure: Neither of us shall be responsible for failure or delay of performance if caused by: an act of war, hostility, or sabotage; act of God; pandemic, electrical, internet, or telecommunication outage that is not caused by the obligated party; government restrictions (including the denial or cancellation of any export, import or other license); other event outside the reasonable control of the obligated party. We both will use reasonable efforts to mitigate the effect of a force majeure event. This section does not excuse either party’s obligation to take reasonable steps to follow its normal disaster recovery procedures or Your obligation to pay for Products and Service Offerings ordered or delivered.
Proof of Licensure: As part of the registration process, all participants are required to provide to AAOPM a copy of their professional license PRIOR TO attending their first training program. To help facilitate this, please fax (to 954-358-2860) or email to [email protected] to our office a legible copy of your professional license. During check-in and registration, on the first day of the training program, participants will the need to present a copy of their professional license (in addition to personal identification, such as a driver’s license, passport, or government ID), to an AAOPM representative. These items will serve as your ticket for admission. Individuals who do not present these items at the time of registration will not be permitted to participate in the training programs and will not be entitled to receive a refund. Please be sure you to bring the necessary documentation to the training program to avoid any unnecessary delays or complications.
Professional Licensing and State Board Requirements: AAOPM assumes no liability regarding state board regulations/requirements for medical and dental professionals.
Practitioners are solely responsible to understand and follow their medical, dental, or nursing state board requirements. Practitioners need to determine if they are legally permitted to purchase prescription based/controlled medications and use them in their practice as well as during our hands-on workshops. Practitioners are responsible for determining if they are permitted to perform these procedures at our courses and in their own practices. We are not responsible for regulations or changes made by professional state boards.
Each practitioner must be responsible to document patient diagnosis and treatment practices during the workshops to ensure their patient (s) are diagnosed and treated properly, including the documentation of this process. Practitioners performing procedures must be fully licensed and perform techniques using complete standards of care which includes (but not limited to) a complete patient evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment plan. Practitioners must use independent, professional judgment in the diagnosis and treatment of patients during their training with AAOPM. AAOPM assumes no responsibility for patient care and does not provide medical, dental, or legal advice.
It is the responsibility of every participant to understand and comply with the local state and federal laws/guidelines pertaining to the licensure requirements, applicable to either the practice of medicine or other provision of healthcare services in their home state. Questions pertaining to the practice of medicine or such other provision of healthcare services should be directed to your applicable state licensing board.
Choice of Law and Jurisdiction. In the event of any dispute or litigation these Terms and Conditions shall be construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Florida, regardless of any conflict of law rules. Registrants hereby submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the federal and state courts located in the State of Florida. This Section shall survive termination of the relationship between the parties.
Attorneys’ Fees. In the event that any action or proceeding (including, without limitation, any alternative dispute resolution mechanism agreed to by the parties) is brought in connection with these Terms and Conditions, the prevailing party shall be entitled to recover its costs and reasonable attorneys’ fees. This section shall survive termination of the relationship between the parties.
Security Measures: All Classrooms and Registration Desks are monitored using Audio and Video Recording Equipment. These security measures are intended, in part, to monitor the hands-on component of the training and to assist AAOPM personnel. Participants are responsible for their personal property, with AAOPM not being responsible for any lost or stolen personal property suffered by the participant.
Seminar Rules and Safety: AAOPM has implemented strict rules regarding the handling of needles, sharps, biohazards, and the protocols involving various procedures. These rules will be announced prior to each hands-on training session, you are familiar with same. Additionally, you will be required to view a video presentation prior to your arrival at the seminar pertaining to handling of needles and other matters. Registrants may access this video after registration on the “member’s portal”. Non-members will receive a link to access the same.
If a participant is acting in a manner that may cause detriment to others in attendance or is otherwise deemed to be disruptive or not following the instructors’ instructions or guidelines, the participant may be asked to leave the training program without being entitled to a refund. The designated instructor and his support team will serve as the final authority in this matter. This is a rare event! However, it is important for you to understand that our first objective is the care and safety of the AAOPM personnel and participants at our training programs. If these terms and conditions seem to you to be either unreasonable or extreme, we respectfully request that you think twice before registering for any hands-on training course. We thank you in advance for your cooperation and attention to the seriousness by which AAOPM takes its training.
Hands-on Training: AAOPM has trained over 100,000 health care professionals, safely and effectively over the past 22 years. This is due in part to our strict guidelines and protocols regarding hands on training. By participating in an AAOPM event, you agree to follow the supervision and direction of the AAOPM Physician instructors at all times during the training.
Prerequisite Training: Prior to participating in ANY Facial Aesthetics hands on workshop, all non-core medical professionals (other than Plastic Surgeons and Dermatologists) are urged to complete EITHER the LIVE FACIAL CADAVER COURSE* or the ON-DEMAND VIDEO FACIAL CADAVER COURSE*, which will satisfy the requirement. The Video ON Demand program can be viewed at any time from your “MyMembersPortal.com . If you have already completed an AMA approved advanced facial cadaver workshop in Aesthetics, then you may submit your certificate as proof of completion and will not need to take this course.
This requirement will help ensure that graduates are learning safe technique and will help reduce the chances of having dangerous patient complications.
There is a FEE associated with these programs that is in addition to and separate from a membership FEE. This fee is significantly discounted for Platinum Members and waived in its entirety for Blue Diamond Members (NO CHARGE FOR BLUE DIAMOND MEMBERS) *. The Facial Cadaver training fees are posted on the Facial Cadaver landing page or you may speak with an AAOPM representative.
Graduates will receive a Certificate indicating their completion of the Advanced Facial Cadaver Course and a written statement on each Certificate earned in Aesthetics. Certificates should be submitted to your malpractice carrier.
Attendees who are unwilling to participate in either the Video on Demand or the live Program may attend courses, however, must sign a digital waiver indicating that you have been offered and urged to participate in the training, and explained the importance of receiving the training as relates to patient safety and complication avoidance, but have chosen not to participate in the training and will accept any liability that may result from not receiving this training.
Physician Supervision: During all training programs, the AAOPM physician instructor (“Instructor”) will have the final authority as to whether an attendee may perform a procedure on a patient and, the instructor will also decide if the attendee has successfully demonstrated a basic level of competency to receive the graduation certificate. Their decision will be based on many factors, including but not limited to, patient safety, participant safety, participant licensure or lack thereof, legal guidelines, and participant competence as evaluated by the Instructor. If the Instructor believes the participant has not demonstrated sufficient skills while practicing on training models (inanimate), the instructor will offer additional training to the participant, AT NO ADDITIONAL CHARGE TO THE PARTICIPANT*. The additional training may be in the form of a repeat seminar OR a One on One preceptorship with an Instructor at AAOPM’s Centers of Excellence. This latter option is an integral part of AAOPM ’s Wow Refund Policy.
*Reduced fee applies to Thread Lift Training (speak with an AAOPM representative for details).
Seminars/Membership Terms & Conditions: AAOPM memberships cannot be transferred to other individuals during the term of the membership. This includes Diamond, Platinum, and Office Memberships. Office Memberships cannot be transferred after completion and attendance by individuals to any one program. Any request for changes to the various memberships would need to be made prior to members' first attendance at an AAOPM program and is at the sole discretion of AAOPM.
Video and Photography during all Events: All training programs are photographed and recorded for various reasons including, but not limited to, providing educational videos to participants, for video testimonials, for marketing purposes, and for business purposes related to education. All participants, guests, exhibitors, and visitors to the training programs understand that they may be photographed or videotaped for broadcast or exhibition in any medium, and that AAOPM may use the edited or finished product for any legitimate use. Upon entering such AAOPM training programs, you give AAOPM the unqualified right to take and use such pictures and/or recordings as well as giving AAOPM the perpetual right to use your likeness, image or photograph (collectively herein referred to as “photo”) without compensation or payment or any type. You agree to waive and forever release and discharge AAOPM from and against any and all claims or actions arising from the use of your photo.
Important Disclaimer: Enrollment in a training program does not guarantee that the enrolled licensed healthcare professional is competent to perform a procedure and the participant will hold AAOPM and affiliated entities, together with their respective shareholders, members, directors, managers, officers, employees, agents and affiliates (collectively, "Indemnities") harmless from any losses, liabilities, negative results or outcomes whatsoever that a patient may suffer from an attendee’s action or procedure. Furthermore, it is the responsibility of the licensed healthcare professional to understand and adhere to all the laws and guidelines of the state in which they practice medicine or otherwise perform healthcare services. Indemnitees may not in any way be blamed or held liable for violations committed by an attendee. Attendees must also understand the scope of what their professional license allows or disallows in regards to the newly learned procedure.
SPECIAL PRICING WITH MERZ AESTHETICS: As an additional benefit to your membership (all levels, i.e., Platinum, Diamond, Pain), members may enroll in the "My Merz Select ("MMS") program, at no charge and with no prior purchase history, and be upgraded to Premier Plus Pricing. This discount program is available to appropriately licensed medical accounts (other than dental healthcare providers, who are not eligible for discounts and rebates amounts, MMS levels or eligibility criteria). AAOPM Members must contact Merz Aesthetics directly to enroll in the program and to be provided with Merz terms and conditions. Merz Aesthetics reserves the right to unilaterally modify the terms and conditions of the program, including without limitation to adjust its list prices, product inclusions, discount and rebates amounts, MMS levels or eligibility criteria, and further reserves the right to suspend or terminate this program or MMS at any time. This information does not constitute a formal agreement between an AAOPM Member and MERZ.
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