master course

toxin essentials

about this master course

This Master Course is intended for all physicians who have limited or no experience in working with botulinum toxin type A for aesthetic indications. The course combines an extensive online learning package with hands-on training on May 8th 2023 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Under the guidance of leading experts in the field of botulinum toxin, you will gain both the theoretical knowledge as well as the practical insights necessary to perform essential treatments with confidence.

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course summary
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master course toxin essentials

Botulinum toxin injections are the most popular and frequently applied medical aesthetic treatments in the world today, with hyaluronic acid fillers following far behind on second place. Knowing how to assess the patient, how to choose the dosage, how to perform a controlled injection and how to avoid complications are all essential to patient satisfaction and safety.

  • access to an extensive online learning package
  • a full day hands-on training event
  • a unique opportunity to learn from the best experts in the field
theoretical training

theoretical training

Our Master Courses will bring you straight to the heart of any aesthetic ability. They offer a comprehensive training experience, combining a solid theoretical background with hands–on treatment sessions and live assessment of skills.

During the theoretical training, participants have access to almost 2 hours of discourse presented by Jani van Loghem, that will cover the following topics:


botulinum toxin history

Comprehensive history of botulinum toxin type A.


science and mode of action

Get acquainted with the chemistry, ability and use of botulinum toxin type A.


different products on the market, their similarities and differences

An in-depth review of available botulinum products. What’s what?


patient assessment

Learn how to effectively assess a patient’s wants, needs and potential.


contra indications, documentation and preparation for injections

Learn what is necessary for safe and high-quality treatments. Also covers record keeping and treatment planning.


treatment techniques

Treat your patients with confidence through thorough and profound knowledge of principal treatment techniques.

The textbook Botulinum Toxin in Aesthetic Medicine by Jani van Loghem serves as the theoretical reference work for this Master Course. The ebook together with the rest of the online theory package is available on our website straight after purchase. After the hands-on training a certificate of attendance will be awarded that can be used for accreditation points.

hands-on training

personalised hands-on training

During the practical hands-on training, delegates will fill in a form with indications that they would like to inject. The indications are ordered according to risk level; from basic, very low risk to highly advanced, high-risk treatments. This master course consists of the following:

day 1

08 mei



Welcome by Job Thuis and introduction to the master course, followed by a Q&A based on theory.


live demonstration

Live demonstration by our expert faculty. Practice rounds, reconstitution and preparations.


hands-on training

Model treatments patient 1, 2 and 3.


hands-on training

Model treatments patient 4 and 5.


award ceremony

Certificate award ceremony and drinks.

Each participant will inject at least three indications per day. Our faculty will be scoring the technical skills using OSATS (Objective Structured Assessment of Technical Skills) forms, as is practised during medical specialisation training. All injections will be demonstrated and guided by our experienced faculty.

course level: essential

This course is intended for physicians with limited or no experience in aesthetic injectable procedures. If licensed in your country to independently perform these procedures, in some cases (prescribing) nurses or dentists could also apply. Please note: in The Netherlands, nurses and dentists are not allowed to perform these procedures. Unfortunately, Dutch nurses or dentists will not be permitted to enter the course.

course materials

learning materials

The following online learning materials are covered in this Master Course and included in its price. The materials can also be purchased as single items.



Job Thuis

Aesthetic Physician KNMG, MD

The first aesthetic physician in the world to complete the official medical specialisation in Aesthetic Medicine. Job is chef de Clinique of UMA Clinic and has contributed to various research projects and publications. As a global key-opinion leader in aesthetic medicine, Job is known for his charisma and has been lecturing in many countries around the world.

Awat Hassan

Aesthetic Physician, MD

Studied medicine in Maastricht, specialising in emergency medicine and plastic surgery, and became interested in botulinum toxin and fillers after finding an affinity in the realm of beauty and aesthetics. Awat previously was a director of one of the largest private clinics in the Netherlands. She's a great professional and due to her calm and patient demeanour she's a joy to work with.

Cleo Edwards

Aesthetic Physician, MD

Former senior house officer at the cardiothoracic surgery of the Maastricht University Medical Centre and traumatology department of Erasmus Medical Centre in Rotterdam. Now owner of a private practice and working with the best in the industry to gain extensive experience on A-grade fillers and botulinum toxin.

Aarent Brand

Aesthetic Physician KNMG, MD

Dutch certified Aesthetic Physician, practitioner at UMA Clinic and faculty at UMA Academy. Trained as a doctor at Maastricht University and finishing a PhD in vascular surgery at Utrecht University. Leading researcher at UMA Research. Precise clinician and aesthetic trainer, with a special interest in the restoration of symmetry after facial paralysis.

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