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2023 Speakers

Aesthetics Tech Forum 2023 brought together leading physicians, industry and entrepreneurs to discuss ground breaking medical aesthetic technologies & more.

2023 Speakers

Caitlin Blanche K&L Gates
Tom Albright

President, JuvaStrat

Caitlin Blanche K&L Gates
Kamil Bhangoo

Vice President Business Development, Perfect Corp.

Caitlin Blanche K&L Gates
Caitlin Blanche

Partner, K&L Gates

Jason Bloom, MD, FACS

Bloom Facial Plastic Surgery

Caitlin Blanche K&L Gates
Stephanie Manson Brown, MBBS, MRCS, MFPM

Vice President, Head of Clinical Development, Aesthetic Medicine, Allergan Aesthetics an AbbVie Company

Brenda Buechler

Chief Marketing Officer, ELEVAI Labs

Caitlin Blanche K&L Gates
Bill Carpou

CEO, Octane

Chris Chen

Principal, TowerBrook

Juan José Chacón-Quirós

CEO & Founder, Establishment Labs

Caitlin Blanche K&L Gates
Brad Conlan

CEO & Founder, Bimini Health Tech

Caitlin Blanche K&L Gates
Ted Ebel

Chief Business Officer, Colorescience

Caitlin Blanche K&L Gates
Frank Fazio

CEO, Amplifica Holdings Group, Inc.

Caitlin Blanche K&L Gates
Leslie Fletcher, MSN, RN, AGNP-BC

Beauty Innovator, ArqueDerma Artistic Restoration Lift

Caitlin Blanche K&L Gates
Nicole Gregory

CEO, Urban You

Tiphany Hall PhD, MBA

Chief Growth Officer, Aesthetic Record

Brandie Heredia
Brandie Heredia, RN

Founder/Owner, Unmarked Beauty & Wellness

Caitlin Blanche K&L Gates
Mike Hill

Director, Launchpad SBDC, Octane

Caitlin Blanche K&L Gates
Jacob Hughes

Senior Healthcare Equity Analyst, Wells Fargo Securities

Caitlin Blanche K&L Gates
Jaide Jensen

Head of Biotechnology, Arcaea

Caitlin Blanche K&L Gates
Eleanor Jones

Founder & CEO, Skintelligent

Caitlin Blanche K&L Gates
Chinmay Kanuga, PMP

Head of Search and Evaluation, Allergan Aesthetics

Caitlin Blanche K&L Gates
Kurt Knab

Senior Vice President Sales, Evolus

Caitlin Blanche K&L Gates
Wayne Liu

Chief Growth Officer and President of the Americas, Perfect Corp.

Caitlin Blanche K&L Gates
David Moatazedi

President and CEO, Evolus

Natasha Mesinkovska, MD, PhD

Associate Clinical Professor, Dermatology, UCI Health

Darin Messina, PhD

Senior Vice President, Global Head of Aesthetics R&D at AbbVie

Adele Oliva

Founding Partner, 1315 Capital

Caitlin Blanche K&L Gates
Sophia Ononye-Onyia, PhD, MPH, MBA

Founder & CEO, The Sophia Consulting Firm

Flemming Ørnskov MD, MPH

CEO, Galderma

Caitlin Blanche K&L Gates
Rod J. Rohrich, MD, FACS

Clinical Professor of Plastic Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine

Amanda Rosenberg

Global Communications Strategy and Planning, Allergan Aesthetics

Caitlin Blanche K&L Gates
Annabel Samimy

Managing Director, Biopharmaceuticals, Stifel

Caitlin Blanche K&L Gates
Jonah Shacknai

Chief Executive of Skinbetter Science and Chief Strategic Development Officer L’Oréal USA (ACD)

Caitlin Blanche K&L Gates
Jamie Smith

Founder, Nurse Injector, GLO

Caitlin Blanche K&L Gates
Todd Watts

CEO & Co-Founder, PatientFi

Caitlin Blanche K&L Gates
Jeffry Weinhuff

Managing Partner, Visionary Venture Fund

Caitlin Blanche K&L Gates
Leana Wood

SVP Global Strategic Accounts, Eversana

Caitlin Blanche K&L Gates
Steve Yoelin, MD

Steve Yoelin Medical Associates Inc.

Caitlin Blanche K&L Gates
Kamakshi R. Zeidler, MD, FACS

Founder & Managing Partner, Aesthetx

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January 2023

Women Leaders of Octane Quarterly Meeting – January 2023

January 18, 2023 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

RSVP Here Please join Women Leaders of Octane for our virtual quarterly meeting, Wednesday, January 18th from 12 - 1 pm PST, featuring Spotlight Thought Leader, Anastasia Williams, The A List.  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 Morgan Private Bank Resources &…

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Next Wave Founder’s Circle January Program

January 19, 2023 @ 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
LCAD Gallery, 374 Ocean Ave
Laguna Beach, CA 92651 United States
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Join Octane and our Next Wave Founder’s Circle for a program featuring Asante Cleveland, podcast host and former pro-football player on January 19th 5-6:30pm at LCAD Gallery. During this session, Asante will talk about his background, upbringing and how it shaped him to where he is today. He will also discuss the importance of arts, culture and diversity as it relates to sport and growth on and off the field. The program will be interactive, where we will encourage you to ask questions as…

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Aesthetics Technology Forum 2023

January 26, 2023 @ 8:00 AM - January 27, 2023 @ 5:00 PM
Balboa Bay Resort, 1221 West Coast Highway
Newport Beach, CA 92663 United States

The 2nd Annual Aesthetics Technology Forum will be held at the Balboa Bay Resort in Newport Beach. This event will bring together leading physicians, industry, and entrepreneurs to discuss groundbreaking medical aesthetic technologies as well as unmet clinical needs and new business opportunities. Join leaders in the aesthetics field to examine how they fuel innovation in the medical aesthetic industry in Southern California. Learn more here.

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May 2023

Tech Innovation Forum 2023

May 10, 2023 @ 8:00 AM - May 11, 2023 @ 4:35 PM
AV Irvine, 16500 Scientific
Irvine, 92618 United States

Tech Innovation Forum 2023 will focus on the acceleration of innovation in technology. The Forum will concentrate on topics such as the next industrial revolution- the role that Southern California is playing in both climate tech and space, and feature topics related to the investment landscape for emerging and growth companies. Learn more. Register here.

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June 2023

Ophthalmology Tech Forum 2023

June 8, 2023 @ 3:30 PM - June 10, 2023 @ 1:00 PM
Balboa Bay Resort, 1221 West Coast Highway
Newport Beach, CA 92663 United States

Join industry physicians and top ophthalmologists who are defining the future of the field at Octane’s Ophthalmology Technology Forum (OTF). The event is held annually in Orange County, the center for Ophthalmology in the US. We will be hosting Ophthalmology Tech Forum 2023 as a hybrid experience, which will allow our guests to attend in person or online. Learn more Register here

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September 2023

Cardiovascular Tech Summit 2023

September 15, 2023 @ 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monarch Beach Resort, 1 MONARCH BEACH RESORT

Octane’s Cardiovascular Tech Summit 2023 will synergize innovative solutions in cardiology with physicians, industry strategics, and investors convening together to advance patient care. The Summit will explore the unmet needs in cardiology, highlight current buying trends of strategics and investors, review current funding models of cardiology innovation, present innovation trends, and showcase top emerging cardiology companies to our ecosystem of strategics and investors.

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High Tech Awards 2023

September 21, 2023
AV Irvine, 16500 Scientific
Irvine, 92618 United States

The much-anticipated High Tech Awards celebrate the top innovators, entrepreneurs, and technology leaders in Orange County. Join us for the 2023 High Tech Awards to celebrate and recognize those individuals and companies who make Orange County a center of technology and medical technology innovation.

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October 2023

Octane’s Medical Innovation Forum 2023

October 25, 2023 - October 27, 2023
Irvine Marriott, 18000 Von Karman Avenue
Irvine, CA 92612 United States
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Octane will host our Medical Innovation Forum 2023 as an in-person experience.  Join us in collaborating with industry experts, strategics, physicians, entrepreneurs, and investors who have made significant strides toward an accelerated future in the medical industry.  The Forum will highlight the wide-ranging impact of the most recent medical innovations and how the industry will adapt to enhance patient care.

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