Select Page

Fueling Innovation in the
Medical Aesthetic Industry

Join us on January 26 – 27, 2023 at the Balboa Bay Resort, 1221,  West Coast Hwy, Newport Beach, CA 92663

New call-to-action

From January 26-27, 2023, the world’s top aesthetics executives, leading physicians, and entrepreneurs will gather for the leading event in the industry — Aesthetics Tech Forum.

Join us in beautiful Newport Beach, CA to discuss groundbreaking medical aesthetic technologies as well as unmet clinical needs and new business opportunities. 

Balboa Bay Resort, 1221 West Coast Hwy, Newport Beach, CA 92663

In 2022, Aesthetics Tech Forum reached attendees in 20+ states and 12 countries with over 200 leading physicians.


Who should attend?

If you are…

Leading Physicians

Take part in this inaugural Octane Summit and share your expertise in cutting-edge techniques and practices. Hear from leading aesthetic companies during LaunchPad presentations and network with influential colleagues in the field.


Top Industry

Engage with industry experts and leading physicians in the aesthetics field.  Have the opportunity to hear about innovative technologies and discuss unmet clinical needs with top physicians in the center of aesthetics innovation.

Investors & Entrepreneurs

Interact and engage with doctors in the aesthetic field as well as the next generation of aesthetics innovators and entrepreneurs at our LaunchPad presentations.


An Immersive In-Person and Digital Experience

Community Virtual Connect

We’re expanding the capability of our event app to allow you to connect and network with other attendees whether you’re at the conference or attending virtually!

Livestream & On-Demand Access

For attendees that prefer to attend virtually, you can access our leading content though our livestream or at your convenience through our content library.

Enjoy Beautiful Newport Beach

Aesthetics Tech Forum is held annually at the bayfront premier hotel, the Balboa Bay Resort, minutes from top-tier restaurants, shopping and beaches. Book your hotel with Octane’s rate here!

Conference Highlights

Day 1

Keynote Interview

Jonah Shacknai, Founder; Executive Chairman of Skinbetter Science and Chief Strategic Development Officer, L’Oreal US

Rod J. Rohrich, MD, FACS, Clinical Professor of Plastic Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine

Fireside Chat

Flemming Ørnskov, MD, MPH, CEO, Galderma

Bill Carpou, CEO, Octane

Thank You to Our Title Sponsor

allergan aesthetics, an octane partner

2023 Sponsorship Opportunities

Our sponsors are what keep Aesthetics Tech Forum going. As one of the largest communities for aesthetic tech professionals in Southern California, sponsoring is one of the best ways to get your company in front of a diverse, active, and engaged audience. With Octane’s powerful network and connected ecosystem, Aesthetic Tech Forum gives your brand an opportunity to expand your reach and amplify your message. If your company is interested in becoming a sponsor, take a look at our sponsorship opportunities here.

Want more details? Fill out the form here or email us at so we can find a package that makes the most sense for you!

Computer and iPhone with Octane Signature Event App

Are you a startup looking to raise your next round of capital?

Increase your companies visibility among top doctors, entrepreneurs and investors in Southern California. Gain access to this exclusive conference that will give your company increased exposure to the to leaders in medical aesthetics. LaunchPad SBDC is actively looking for innovative medical technology startups. Apply today for an opportunity to present in front of hundreds attendees at our Aesthetics Tech Forum. Get first hand access to subject matter experts eager to help your company succeed, grow and scale.  

Check out our past Presenting Startups and learn how to apply!

Aesthetics Tech Forum Committee

Tom Albright

CEO, Recros Medica

Caitlin Blanche

Partner, K&L Gates

Micah Bregman

VP, Global Strategy & Pipeline, Allergan Aesthetics an AbbVie Company

Frank Fazio

CEO, Amplifica Holdings Group, Inc.

Fauad Hasan

CEO, Ornovi, Inc.

Alisa Lask

Chief Commercial Officer, Rion Aesthetics

Scott Whitcup

CEO, Akrivista and Whitecap Biosciences

Octane’s Medical Aesthetics Advisory Board

Gregory A. Buford, MD, FACS

Beauty by Buford, Octane Medical Advisory Co-Chair

Wendy Lewis

Founder & President, Wendy Lewis & Co.

Steven G. Yoelin, MD

Octane Medical Advisory Co-Chair

Kamakshi R. Zeidler, MD

Founder & Managing Partner, Aesthetx, Octane Medical Advisory Co-Chair

2022 Physician Attendees

Andre Aboolian, MD
Rhonda Baldone, MD
Marisa Belaidi, MD
Brian Biesman, MD-owner
Charles Boyd, MD
Mitchell Brown, MD
Gregory Buford, MD, FACS, PCEO
M. Bradley Calobrace, MD, FACS
Akash Chandawarkar, Aesthetic Surgery Fellow
Mary Ann Contogiannis, MD
Tom Copperman, Dr
Roger Dailey, MD, FACS
Erez Dayan, MD
Andrew Dorizas, MD
Jeffrey Dover, MD, FRCPC, CoDirector of SkinCare Physicians
Brian Eichenberg, MD
Irina Erenburg, CEO
Elizabeth Estes, CEO
Eric F. Bernstein, MD, MSE
Amy Forman Taub, MD
Martie Gidon, MD, FRCPC, FAAD
Sanjay Grover, MD
Jennifer Harb, MD

Bhushan Hardas, MD, MBA
Pantea Hashemi, MD, FAAD
Per Hedén, MD
Houman Hemmati, MD
Katherine Holcomb, MD
Carlo Honrado, President
Deirdre Hooper, MD
Janine Hopkins, MD
Whitney Ijem, SVP, Strategy and Business Development
Faryan Jalalabadi, Aesthetic Fellow
Brandey Kabat, Owner
Giff Kabat, Ceo
Heather Lampel, MD, MPH
Kimberlyl Lee, MD
Sandra Lee, MD
Dr James Lee, MD
Jacqueline Levin, DO, FAOCD, FAAD
Jennifer Levine, MD, MD
Li Li, MD
Carin Litani, MD
Frank Litvack, MD
Tim Love, MD, President

Mary Lupo, MD
Josh Makower, MD, MBA
Stephen Mandy, MD, Dermatologist
Stephanie Manson Brown, MD, MBBS, MRCS, MFPM
Dianne Martin, SVP, Aesthetic Sales
Oliver Mathias, Co-Founder
Dr Tess Mauricio, MD
David McDaniel, MD
Jose R Montes, MD
Amir Moradi, MD
Kiya Movassaghi, MD, DMD, FACS, MD
Rhoda Narins, MD
Natasha Natasha , MD
Patricia Ogilvie, MD
ken oleszek, MD
Jeff Parry, Advisor
Nancy Pellegrino, Founder & Co-Founder
Ross Radusky, MD
Sandra Rebish, MD
Laura Reynolds, Owner
Ashley Rice, DO
Kristine Romine, MD

Adam Rubinstein, MD
Nazanin Saedi, Dermatologist
Heather Schultz, MD
Hisham Seify, MD
Ava Shamban, MD
Sherly Soleiman, MD
W. Grant Stevens, MD, FACS
ILSE, PAC Strauss, PA C
Kathryn Tan, MD, Postdoctoral Fellow
Stacy Taubman, Work for Grant
Mark Taylor, MD
Dean Vistnes, MD, FACS
Dean Vistnes, Chief Medical Officer
Paul Vitenas, MD, MD
Jill Waibel, MD
Brooke Walls, MD
Alan D. Widgerow , MBBCh(MD), MMed(MHS), FCS (Plast), FACS
Joy Wisniewski, MD
Steve Yoelin, MD
Christopher Zachary, MD
Kamakshi Zeidler, MD, FACS
Brian Zelickson, MD

Loading Events

Past Events

Events Search and Views Navigation

Event Views Navigation

July 2022 Official Launch Event

July 13 @ 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Flight Tustin, 1715 Flight Wy
Tustin, 92606 United States
+ Google Map

Come join our fireside chat panel on Mental Health and AI, which will include business, technology, and community leaders discussing how to solve for mental health issues in underserved and underrepresented SoCal communities via Artificial Intelligence. Be the first to hear about our point of view on AI in mental health along with various areas of engagement for collective impact. Join for our first in-person launch of on July 13th, which will include a fireside chat panel followed by…

Find out more »

Women Leaders of Octane – July Quarterly Meeting

July 20 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

RSVP Here Please join Women Leaders of Octane for our virtual quarterly meeting, Wednesday, July 20 from 12 - 1 pm PST, featuring Spotlight Thought Leader, Mina Sooch, CEO, President, and Founder of Ocuphire Pharma and Vice-Chair of the Board. In addition to our thought leader, our committee chairs will share progress reports: Our Committees and Committee Chairs: Creating Women-led Businesses & LaunchPad Committee – Marinela Gombosev, SPARK Neuro Funding Committee – Delilah Panio, Toronto Stock Exchange Women on Boards…

Find out more »

WLO Convene

July 28 @ 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Bistango, 19100 Von Karman Ave
Irvine, CA 92612 United States

Each quarter, one or more of our Women Leaders of Octane will plan a date and location for women to gather (not sponsored) for a casual cocktail hour at a local area bar/restaurant patio. Join these WLO Convene events to expand your network as we work to increase the ranks of women entrepreneurs and business leaders, help facilitate access to funding, and influence more women on boards. Thursday, July 28 5:00 pm, Bistango, 19100 Von Karman Avenue, Irvine, CA. Register…

Find out more »

August 2022

Summer Social 2022

August 10 @ 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Edwards Lifesciences, 1 Edwards Way Irvine
Irvine, California 92614 United States
+ Google Map

​​2022 is a big year for Octane as we celebrate our 20th Anniversary. We are so grateful for everyone who supports our business as members, partners and advocates. We hope you come and enjoy an evening of appetizers, drinks, guided tours of Edwards Lifesciences and mingle with Octane Board of Directors, Leadership Teams and other luminaries who have contributed to our success over the last 20 years. Wednesday, August 10, at Edwards Lifesciences Headquarters in Irvine, CA 5:00PM - 7:00PM…

Find out more »

Leadership Ignite Series with Ramin Mousavi, President & CEO of CathWorks

August 18 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Leadership Ignite Series 2022 This year, Octane will host a series of six intimate Zoom sessions featuring prominent leaders in Orange County. Each session will allow you to hear about the leader and ask them questions in an intimate digital or in-person session (when applicable). Join us for this exciting opportunity. All sessions have limited capacity. Join us at our upcoming event: August 18th: 10-11AM PST - Ramin Mousavi, President & CEO of CathWorks Topic: Leading Innovation & Entrepreneurship: The…

Find out more »

September 2022

High Tech Awards 2022

September 29 @ 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
AV Irvine, 16500 Scientific
Irvine, 92618 United States
+ Google Map

The much-anticipated High Tech Awards celebrate the top innovators, entrepreneurs and technology leaders in Orange County. Join us for the 2022 High Tech Awards to celebrate and recognize those individuals and companies who make Orange County a center of technology and medical technology innovation. RSVP here September 29, 2022 at the AV Irvine,  16500 Scientific Way, Irvine, CA 92618

Find out more »

October 2022

Octane / Insperity Webinar: Recession, Inflation, Business realities – what they mean to your employees and your profits

October 12 @ 8:00 AM

Join Octane and Insperity for a live webinar on Wednesday, October 12th at 8AM PST. Tough times don't last; tough people do. In business, tough means resilient, adaptable, strategic, and focused on a vision.  Unfortunately, the news lately has been ominous, and the economy, the stock market, and the supply chain are all telling us there might be a storm approaching.  This webinar will discuss things you, as a business owner or leader, can do to shore up your people…

Find out more »

Women Leaders of Octane Quarterly Meeting – October 2022

October 19 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

RSVP Here Please join Women Leaders of Octane for our virtual quarterly meeting, Wednesday, October 19th from 12 - 1 pm PST, featuring Spotlight Thought Leader, Caren Mason, President and Chief Executive Officer at STARR Surgical. In addition to our thought leader, our committee chairs will share progress reports. Our Committees and Committee Chairs: Creating Women-led Businesses & LaunchPad Committee – Marinela Gombosev, SPARK Neuro Funding Committee – Delilah Panio, Toronto Stock Exchange Women on Boards Committee – Joyce Averna, JP…

Find out more »

WLO Workshop: Women on Corporate Boards

October 27 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Irvine Marriott, 18000 Von Karman Avenue
Irvine, CA 92612 United States

Join us at for a Women Leaders of Octane interactive workshop part of Octane's Medical Innovation Forum taking place October 27-28 at the Irvine Marriott! You must be registered for the forum to attend this free workshop. Register first for Octane's Medical Innovation Forum here. Once registered for the Forum, to attend the Women On Boards Workshop you can sign up here>> Women on Corporate Boards: What it’s Like, How to Prepare & How To Do It Thursday, October 27…

Find out more »

November 2022

Webinar: Thinking of Opening a US Branch Office? US Work Visa Options

November 4 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Setting up a business in the USA can be quite exciting. But there are also many challenges. In-depth market research and planning can minimize the risks. Join Mitch Wexler, Managing Partner, Fragomen as he discusses US Work Visa Options. This will go over the more common visa options that you should consider, their timelines, eligibility requirements, challenges and the application process for each. Register Here>>  

Find out more »
+ Export Events
Contact Us.


4041 MacArthur Blvd, Suite 260 Newport Beach, CA 92660


© 2022 Octane