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Friday, July 24, 2020
1:00 - 2:00 PM ET
1 CEU (BCCA)

Establishing & Maintaining a Strong Referral Network
Instructor: Allison Vest, MAMS, CCA (USA) & Barbara Spohn-Lillo, CCA, CFm (USA)

Description:
Instructors will share their approaches to educating allied healthcare professionals about anaplastology and the certification process. The webinar will identify pertinent information that allied professionals should know in order to have a sufficient understanding of what anaplastology involves. Attendees will learn tips for establishing opportunities to educate and regularly communicate with collaborating health professionals, so as to grow a sustainable referral network and ensure patients receive informed, cooperative treatment from all providers.

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Wednesday, August 11, 2020
1:00 - 2:00 PM ET
1 CEU (BCCA)

Billing Insurance for Anaplastology Services (DME Private Practice, USA)
Instructor: Erin Stevens, MS, CFm, Anaplastologist (USA)

Description:
This webinar will discuss fundamental requirements to bill health insurance for reimbursement toward anaplastology services provided by private-practice DME providers. Discussion will include provider enrollment with Medicare, Medicaid, and private insurers; Original Medicare vs. Medicare Advantage Plans; physician orders, prior authorization, gap exceptions, single case agreements, claim submission, remittance advice, cost sharing and patient responsibility. Attendees will be provided with a PDF of resource information related to webinar content.

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Wednesday, August 28, 2020
1:00 - 2:00 PM ET
1 CEU (BCCA)

Color Matching & Intrinsic Coloration for Silicone Prostheses
Instructor: Michaela Calhoun, MS, Certified Clinical Anaplastologist (USA)

Description:
This webinar provides an overview on intrinsic coloration methods applicable to a variety of facial prostheses. It will cover color theory concepts, including opacity versus transparency and depth of color, as they apply to silicone. Attendees will be introduced to color matching and painting techniques to create life-like elements such as moles, blemishes, vasculature, etc.

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Wednesday, September 30, 2020
10:00 - 11:00 AM ET
1 CEU (BCCA)

Wax Sculpture Finishing Techniques: Thin Margins and Life-Like Texture
Instructor: Ali Padilla, MS, Anaplastologist (Belgium)

Description:
This webinar will demonstrate fundamental and innovative techniques used to create realistic texture and vanishing margins for a silicone facial prosthesis. The instructor will showcase a variety of tools used to accurately replicate wrinkle and pore patterns in a wax model, which can be applied to a variety of facial prostheses. Demonstrations will also include how to match appropriate skin textures to the patient, as well as how to manipulate the mold base and wax sculpture to account for tissue mobility in order to minimize gapping and produce margins that blend smoothly with surrounding tissue.

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Monday, October 5, 2020
12:00 - 1:00 PM ET
1 CEU (BCCA)

Surgical Design and Simulation in Jaw Reconstruction
Instructor: Heather Logan, BDes, MSc (Canada)

Description:
The integration of surgical design and simulation into the planning of jaw reconstruction has changed the way clinicians and surgeons are treating patients. Digital technologies are continuously evolving and becoming more accessible to users around the world. Digital planning and the use of digitally designed patient specific surgical guides has added efficiency, predictability and improved patient outcomes. This presentation will provide an overview of the field of surgical design and simulation and the digital pathway and the technologies currently used for jaw reconstruction at the Institute for Reconstructive Sciences in Medicine and the University of Alberta. 

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Friday, October 16, 2020
1:00 - 2:00 PM ET
1 CEU (BCCA)

Desafios en Anaplastologia, Casos Complejos (Challenges in Anaplastology, Complex Cases)
Instructor: Dra. Margarita Rosa Caicedo Zapata (Colombia)

Description:
En nuestro trabajo se presentan ocasionalmente pacientes que requieren una solución protésica poco convencional dada su complejidad clínica y psicosocial. La forma de vida y el entorno sociocultural del paciente también son determinantes en el momento de diseñar y fabricar su prótesis ocular o facial. 

Aquí se expondrán algunos de estos casos complejos, la forma en que fueron abordados y la solución protésica que resolvió cada desafío.

In our work there are occasionally patients who require an unconventional prosthetic solution given their clinical and psychosocial complexity. The way of life and the socio-cultural environment of the patient are also decisive when designing and manufacturing their ocular or facial prosthesis. Here will be discussed some of these cases were complex, the way they approached and the prosthetic solution that solved each challenge.

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Friday, October 23, 2020
1:00 - 2:00 PM ET
1 CEU (BCCA)

PART 2: Billing Insurance for Anaplastology Services (DME, USA)
Instructor: Erin Stevens, MS, CFm (USA)

Description:
This webinar will build upon topics discussed in the previous (August 11th) billing webinar— fundamental requirements to bill health insurance for reimbursement toward anaplastology services provided by DME providers in the United States. Discussion will include understanding fee schedules (Medicare, Medicaid, private insurance); Original Medicare vs. Medicare Advantage Plans; navigating prior authorization and exception requests; claim processing, adjustments, and appeals; managing patient responsibility and payment options. Attendees will be provided with a PDF of resource information related to webinar content.

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Friday, November 6, 2020
2:00 - 3:00 PM ET
1 CEU (BCCA)

Orbital & Upper Facial Prostheses: Every Detail Matters
Instructor: Julie Jordan Brown, MAMS, CCA (USA)

Description:
Each orbital case presents particular challenges. This presentation will focus on the details that create a life-like orbital prosthesis, including sculpting the eyelids in preparation for eyelash insertion, mold-making tips, eyelash and eyebrow simulation, and a technique to simulate movement when the patient smiles. Strategies for locating the ocular symmetrically and reducing face-to-face sculpting time will also be discussed.

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Tuesday, November 17, 2020
1:00 - 2:00 PM ET
1 CEU (BCCA)

Professional Facial Scanning with Smartphones & Free Resources: Introduction to the PlusID Methodology - PORTUGUESE
Instructor: Rodrigo Salazar Gamarra, PhD (c), MSc (Brazil)

Description:
Open source software and accessible resources allow us to share in the possibilities for innovative design. This webinar will explore how to employ 3d scanning and visualization tools for fabrication of facial prostheses, promoting efficient and effective clinical and laboratory workflows.

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Thursday, November 19, 2020
12:30 - 2:00 PM ET
1.5 CEUs (BCCA)

Anatomic Considerations in Facial Sculpting with Emphasis on Nasal Structure
Instructor: Rosemary Seelaus, MAMS, CCA; David Morris, MD; Eduardo Arias, CCA (USA)

Description:
In this webinar, instructors will discuss the underlying structural components of the head that dictate facial appearance. They will discuss spatial and proportional relationships between structures as well as the forms of individual structures. This discussion will be from the perspective of a sculptor or drafter; however, pertinent clinical correlations will be made, referencing aesthetic and reconstructive procedures that can alter certain anatomic landmarks.

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Please Note: Only registrations received by the deadline (24 hours in advance of the webinar) will be able to view the session live If you are not able to join us live, the session will be recorded and available for playback for 1 week following the live event for those that have registered.  All registrants will receive a link for video playback following the live event.