Meetings & Events


January 28, 2021:  UPDATED INFORMATION:

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 tentatively rescheduled the convention for 2021 in Las Vegas.  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 Fifth Virtual Seminar is scheduled to be held on Sunday, March 7, 2021 for .2 CEUs or 2 hours of continuing education (Pending Approval by AEA Office of Continuing Education).  The brochure is attached below.    It will begin at 10:00 am Eastern Standard Time.  This will be a 2-hour event that is approved by the AEA Office of Continuing Education, featuring guest speaker:  Stephanie Shields, CPE, CLT of Senzo Pelo Med Spa in Arizona.  There will be a MAPE general membership meeting following the CEU presentations. 

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:

SCHEDULE*. SUNDAY, March 7, 2021


9:30 am – 9:50 am Join the ZOOM (once registration is complete, attendees will be emailed instructions on how to join the virtual event no later than Saturday, March 6, 2021)

9:50-9:55 am Welcome and Instructions, Incoming President Eileen Collins, LE CPE

9:55 Introduction of Speaker:  Stephanie Shields, CPE, CLT by MAPE VP and program chair, Debra Larson, LE

10:00-11:00  “Media Madness” Presented by:  Stephanie Shields, CPE, CLT (.1 CEU Approved) Electrolysis Treatment Photography. You will walk away with an understanding of how to take effective progress/before and after photos.  Electrologists will have access to media release and understanding of how this practice of treatment photography aides in growing your media presence through images.

11:00-11:15 BREAK

11:15-12:15 “Electrolysis and Laser Consultation Strategies” Presented by: Stephanie Shields, CPE, CLT(.1 CEU Approved)  The Electrologist will have a better understanding of the technologies combined to make the best treatment plans for patients.

12:30 MAPE MEETING (time subject to change)

About our speaker:

Stephanie Shields is not only an electrologist and laser hair removal specialist but is the Office Manager of Senza Pelo. Growing up Italian meant hair for everyone and electrolysis; she started her love of hair removal at the young age of 12 when she had her own unwanted growth taken care of. While growing up in the offices of Senza Pelo Med Spa Stephanie learned early on to be a professional yet caring technician (which is exactly what our clients want and need). She continually seeks out continuing education to bring her clients the most from their experience in hair removal. Stephanie has diligently worked to be one of the best electrologists in the field of Electrology. She is the recipient of the prestigious 2014 Ballet Gold Probe Award that is awarded to only one electrologist each year in their first ten years of practice. Stephanie has received two “AEA President’s Award” for her service to the non-profit. In this time she has served as the AEA Delegate-at-Large representing the 29 states that do not have a representative in the industry. In October 2016 Stephanie was sworn in as the 3rd Vice President of the American Electrology Association, the largest international association of its kind, at the AEA annual convention in Providence, RI, where she served for two years in convention education. leaving only to spend quality time with family.

She was taught by her mother how to do electrolysis but even before becoming a technician she was speaking on behalf of the office since the 11th grade later becoming a full-time electrologist in 2004. To boot she is a 3rd generation electrologist following her Great Aunt Jay Iadicicco, and her mother, Maria DeNicola. The work Stephanie does is in addition to the public speaking she does on behalf of the industry and clients around the country.

Stephanie is a very compassionate person and strives for excellence in all she does. Those fortunate to have Stephanie as their technician find out how dedicated she is to her profession.

*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 February 28, 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.  Members who stay for the General Membership Meeting will be entered into a drawing for free registration for the next CEU event.

Late Fee (if check postmarked after February 28, 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, February 28, 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.