Meetings & Events


MAPE, Inc. has restructured the way we host our seminars due to the pandemic.  All seminars will be virtual until further notice. Also, please note that the AEA has scheduled the convention for 2021 as a virtual event to be held October 21-23, 2021.  Details to follow as they become available.   

Maryland Electrology License renewal is October 28, 2021.   All CEUs for this period must be earned by that date.  Your new MAPE board is currently working on a schedule of virtual events for 2021 to give everyone the opportunity to earn their CEUs.

We are all in the same ocean (maybe not the same boat, but we are also trying to negotiate our way in this new world). 

Dear MAPE Members and Friends,

Our Sixth Virtual Seminar is scheduled to be held on Sunday, May 23, 2021 for .2 CEUs or 2 hours of continuing education (Approved by AEA Office of Continuing Education).  The brochure is currently being produced.    It will begin at 11:00 am Eastern Standard Time.  This will be a 2-hour event that is approved by the AEA Office of Continuing Education, featuring guest speaker:  Joanie Gonella, CPE of the California Electrology Academy.  

Once we have received your registration fee, you will receive an email with instructions on how to attend this second virtual CEU Event.  Please do not delay in registering for this event.

Eileen Collins LE CPE, President, MAPE, Inc.

Debra Larson, LE, VP and Program Chair, MAPE Inc.



Click the link below to view brochure:

Click the link below to print the registration form:

SCHEDULE*. SUNDAY, May 23, 2021


10:30 am – 10:50 am Join the ZOOM (once registration is complete, attendees will be emailed instructions on how to join the virtual event no later than Saturday, May 22, 2021)

10:50-10:55 am Welcome and Instructions, President Eileen Collins, LE CPE

10:55 Introduction of Speaker:  Joanie Gonella, CPE by MAPE VP and Program Chair, Debra Larson, LE

11:00 am to 1:00 pm  “Thermolysis or Blend? The Right Choice, Every Time” Presented by:  Joanie Gonella, CPE (.2 CEUs Approved). Most Electrolysis devices on the market offer the possibility to perform Thermolysis and Blend treatments.  While some work exclusively with Thermolysis, others swear only by Blend to remove all hairs.  The modern Electrologists=however is able to identify the right technique according to different factors that are evaluated prior to the treatment.  These specific factors and situations will be presented in the lecture enabling the attendee to obtain the perfect efficiency/comfort ratio every time.


About our speaker: Joanie Gonella, CPE has been a licensed professional electrologist since 2003.  Joanie owns and operates a successful Electrology clinic in Santa Ana, CA and an Electrology school in Corona, CA.  Joanie has a baccalaureate degree in Neuroscience from the University of California, Irvine and a post-baccalaureate pre-medical certificate from Florida Atlantic University.  As an expert in the field of Electrology today, Joanie speaks and trains internationally.

*Schedule subject to change

Cost: (includes the CEU Recording FEE)

 $50 for MAPE members and AEA Affiliate members

 $70 for NON-MAPE or NON-AEA members


Late Fee:  $30 (if postmarked later than May 16, 2021)

Want to be a member to get the reduced rate?  Click here:

Included in the registration fee:  CEU recording fee for everyone and certificate of completion.  

Late Fee (if check postmarked after May 16, 2021): $30

Mail check payable to “MAPE” and registration form to:

Elizabeth Spagnolo, LE CPE 

2206 Byton Court

Forest Hill, MD 21050

Elizabeth Spagnolo: 410-812-3250 for questions about registration

No Credit Cards will be accepted for this event.

DEADLINE TO REGISTER:   Saturday, May 16, 2021 (Late fees will be assessed if postmarked after that date)

License renewal was in 2019.  The next renewal period will be September 30, 2021.  Don’t forget that the AEA Journal of Electrology booklets are pre-approved for 6 CEUs in the renewal period as well as CPR/First Aid courses are also pre-approved for up to 6 CEUs in the license renewal period.