7:30 - 8:25 AM

Check-in & Networking Breakfast

8:25 - 8:30 AM

Welcome & Co-Chairs’ Opening Remarks:

W. Grant Stevens, MD, FACS, Chairman & CMIO - Engage Technologies Group | Founder & Host - The Technology of Beauty Podcast | Former President - The Aesthetics Society

8:30 - 8:45 AM

Setting the Stage: State of the Aesthetics Market

Presented By:
Jean-Yves Coste, Chairman - Windome Banking Partners

8:45 - 9:15 AM

Disruptive Marketing Programs

Jose Bimont, VP, Digital Marketing & Omni Channel - Evolus
Megan Driscoll, CEO - EvolveMKD
Don Maree, President - AlumierMD
Adelle Walker, SVP Corporate Strategy & Marketing - Sientra

Moderated By:
Philippe Schaison, CEO - Soltégo

9:15 - 10:10 AM

Innovation Shark Tank with Early-Stage Companies

TruFacial | Dina Elsherif, Founder & CEO
aemos | Maris Klepetko, CEO
Ulvera AI | Grant Stevens, MD, FACS
Orchid | David Kirn, MD


John Doux, MD, Analyst - Palo Alto Investors
Fauad Hassan, Board Member / Investor / Company Executive
Susan Stimson, Managing Director - KCK Medtech

Tim Lugo, Partner - William Blair

10:10 - 10:40 AM

Morning Networking & Refreshment Break

10:40 - 11:30 AM

Innovation Showcase

Novaestiq | Drew Fine, Chief Commercial Officer
MedShift | Sean Shapiro, Chief Commercial Officer
GetHairMD | Paul Herchman, CEO & Co-Founder
Candesant Biomedical | Niquette Hunt, Founder & CEO
Levation Pharma | Houman Hemmati, MD, PhD, Chief Medical Officer
The LevEllis Group | Laura Ellis, MD, President & Co-Founder

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Non-Therapeutic Innovations & Advancements in the Business of Aesthetics

Scott Jorgensen, CEO - Appiell AI
Vojin Kos, CEO - Vrtly
C. Lloyd Mahaffey
, CEO - Engage Technologies Group
Sean Shapiro, Chief Commercial Officer - MedShift

Moderated By:
Erin Stevens, VP, Strategic Partnerships - Revance

12:00 - 12:40 PM

Consolidation & Rollups of Aesthetics Practices
How are PE investors capitalizing on this growing trend?
How practices can prepare to maximize value for an exit.
Various ownership and equity models.
Operational benefits + advantages to the practice.


Todd DeYoung, CEO - Latticework Capital Aesthetics
Michaela Griggs, Chief Aesthetics Officer - Forefront Dermatology
Stephen J Ronan, MD, FACS, Chairman and Founder - Premier Plastic Surgery Partners
Daniel Schacter, CEO - Cosmetic Physician Partners

Moderated By:
Grant Stevens, MD, FACS, Chairman & CMIO - Engage Technologies Group | Founder & Host - The Technology of Beauty Podcast | Former President - The Aesthetics Society

12:40 - 1:30 PM

Networking Lunch

1:30 - 2:30 PM

Beauty Below the Belt ™ – Combination Therapies

Revelle Aesthetics | Caroline Van Hove, President & CEO
Allergan Aesthetics | Jessie Ochoa, Head of Resonic
Alastin a Galderma company | Alan D Widgerow – MBBCh; MMed ; FCS; FACS, Chief Scientific Officer
Apyx Medical | Shawn Roman, VP, R&D
Merz Aesthetics | Kimberly Scott, Medical Affairs Clinician


Expert Panel Discussion

Laurie Casas, MD, FACS - Casas Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
Johnny Franco, MD, Founder - Austin Plastic Surgeon
Justin Perez, MD - Marina Plastic Surgery

Moderated By:
Foad Nahai, MD, FACS - Center for Plastic Surgery at Metroderm / Editor Emeritus - The Aesthetic Surgery Journal

2:30 - 3:30 PM

Spotlight on Regenerative Medicine
The Quest for Immortality

Acorn Biolabs | Drew Taylor, PhD, CEO
Rion Aesthetics | Alisa Lask, CEO
Benev | Richard Jin, MD, PhD
Mage Biotechnologies | Steven Cohen, MD, FACS, Co-Founder


Expert Perspectives


Young Cho, MD, PhD – Integrated Aesthetics
Daniel Gould, MD, PhD – Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery

Moderated By:
Steven Cohen, MD, FACS, Private Practice, La Jolla, California; Clinical Professor, University of California, San Diego

3:30 - 4:00 PM

Afternoon Networking & Refreshment Break

4:00 - 5:00 PM

Spotlight on Advancements in Lasers, Light + Energy Based Therapies

Cutera | Michael Karavitis, Executive Vice President, Chief Technology Officer
Sciton | Aaron Burton, CEO
Avava | Irina Erenburg, PhD, CEO
Aerolase | Pavel Efremkin, PhD, Founder & CEO

Expert Perspectives

Mark Epstein, MD - Long Island Plastic Surgeon
Walter Joseph, MD - LRMD
Justin Perez, MD - Marina Plastic Surgery

Moderated By:
Jay Burns, MD - Resurrect Skin MD

5:00 - 5:35 PM

Industry Insights on Market Trends and Opportunities

• Where are we going with Exosomes?
• The Impact of Ozempic on Aesthetic procedures
• Consumer Engagement
• Is it increasing facelifts, fillers and skin surgery/tightening?
• What’s the place for in-home skin care?
• What’s the future of non-surgical skin tightening/body contouring?

Carrie Caulkins, VP, Marketing - Galderma
Bradford Conlan, CEO - Bimini Health Tech
Steve Kreider
, SVP, Global Marketing - Cutera
Jon Parrish, PhD
, Chief Corporate Development Officer - Merz Aesthetics
Echo Sandburg, Chief Brand Officer - CP Skin Health Group

Moderated By:
Grant Stevens, MD, FACS, Chairman & CMIO - Engage Technologies Group | Founder & Host - The Technology of Beauty Podcast | Former President - The Aesthetics Society

5:35 - 5:45 PM

Closing Remarks & Aesthetics Innovation Award Presentation

5:45 - 6:45 PM

Networking Reception