The International Dermal Institute (IDI) in Boston, one of 19 IDI facilities in the U.S., has moved to a 4,000-square-foot facility. The facility offers IDI's advanced curriculum, which is intended to meet both the technical and professional needs of skin therapists. 'With the world economic slump, our profession must rise to meet the challenge,' says Mary Allan, vice president of global education at the IDI headquarters in Los Angeles. 'Consumers are less generous with their discretionary dollars and more demanding in terms of what they expect from a professional service. Likewise, skin therapists must work smarter and optimize every business opportunity, from attracting and retaining clientele to effectively prescribing retail products.'