The American Aethetics Education Association(AAEA will hold its seventh annual convention March 9-11, 2002, at the Crowne Plaza Dallas North Hotel. 2002.

The sole purpose of the association was, and is, to provide in a classroom setting, continuing aesthetics education without product bias. Membership is available to students, licensed aestheticians, clinical and medical aesthetics specialists, massage therapists, school instructors and Corporate Sponsors.

AAEA is the ONLY exclusive advanced aesthetics education association in the United States. AAEA offers an academy education program designed exclusively for cosmetology schools committed to education above and beyond state
requirements for licensing.

AAEA education is provided at the AAEA Annual Convention in Dallas, Texas, the US midwest region, northeast region, and southern region conferences. There are several city chapters in Texas, with other states following suit.

Our education faculty is the 'who's who' in education in the United States. Our Directors of Education are AAEA Vice President, Christine Heathman, Director of Education,
Peter T.Pugliese, MD, Director of Medical Aesthetics, Christian Pascal, Director of Spa Aesthetics, and Mario Montalvo, Director of Student Aesthetics, Massage Therapy and Holistic Studies.

The AAEA International Medical Aesthetics Symposium is offered only at the AAEA Annual Convention in Dallas, and features outstanding physician educators including Drs. Peter Pugliese, Gregory Chernoff, Renato Saltz, M.
Brodie James, A.J. Burns, Theodore Lazarro, Peter Rafael, Stephen Perkins, and many more. Other classes offered include Clinical Aesthetics, Spa Aesthetics, Massage Therapy, and Holistic studies.

AAEA Continuing Education Certificates ( 16 hours ) are presented to members at the closing of each education event. Non members who join AAEA at the education events also receive CCU certificates. AAEA members who accumulate
10 or more AAEA CEU certificates receive a Master CEU certificate presented at the AAEA Annual Convention.

The official publication of AAEA is Skin Inc. Magazine. There is a special section in the magazine every other month called 'AAEA-IN-SIGHT', with articles by prominent educators, an editorial by AAEA president and founder, Bonnie Day, reports on city chapters, calendar of AAEA education events, articles by members, AAEA Five Star Members, Educators, Schools, and Corporate Sponsors honored for their contributions to the aesthetics profession.

AAEA IS GIVING BACK TO THE COMMUNITY ! In 2001, AAEA founded and incorporated the Aesthetics Education Foundation of America. This is a non profit corporation designed to provide financial aid to unfunded or underfunded families of children who are victims of birth defects, burn survivors, auto accidents or other skin trauma. To raise funds for the foundation, we created the AEFA Bookstore which will open its doors at the AAEA Convention in Dallas March 9-11, 2002. Publications, tapes, videos, and books can be purchased at below retail prices, due to the generosity of the providers. All funds over AAEA costs are donated to the AEFA. At the convention luncheon, which is an AEFA fundraising event, AAEA Corporate Sponsors (vendors) sponsor tables. They compete with each other to collect the most money at their individual tables The event is uproariously fun, noisy, and competitive. The winning sponsor receives a complimentary booth at the 2003 Convention and aestheticians at the table receive a one year complimentary AAEA membership. This event is the highlight of the convention.

For convention registration, call AAEA Headquarters in Dallas, 800-985-2232.