Select Page

2022 Agenda

Panels featuring the latest innovations in Medical Aesthetics, a Keynote from Senior Vice President, AbbVie, and President, Global Allergan Aesthetics, Carrie Strom, LaunchPad Presentations & more.

Aesthetics Tech Summit 2022 Agenda

Thursday, January 20, 2022

7:30 – 8:30 am PST


Breakfast, Exhibits, & Networking

8:30 – 8:45 am PST


Opening Comments

Kicking off Aesthetics Tech Summit with Octane’s CEO.

Bill Carpou, CEO, Octane

8:45 – 9:30 am PST


State of Aesthetic Industry Report

A market overview of unmet needs in the medical aesthetics industry.

Tim Lugo, Research Analyst, William Blair

9:30 – 10:30 am PST


Business Development in Aesthetics

Hear from experts as they discuss the last year, M&A deals, SPACs, and current government regulation challenges.

Fauad Hasan, Founder, Director, Appiell.a

10:30 – 11:00 am PST


Keynote Interview with Carrie Strom

In her keynote, Carrie will discuss the importance of leadership and culture and how these two key ideas translate to business success. She will also speak on the importance of creating a culture of diversity, especially as applied to the medical aesthetics industry.

Bill Carpou, CEO, Octane

Carrie Strom, Senior Vice President, AbbVie, and President, Global Allergan Aesthetics

11:00 – 11:30 am PST


Breakfast, Exhibits, & Networking

11:30 am – 12:15 pm PST


The Science of Aging

This panel will discuss high level trends & the future of aesthetics R&D, preventative aging as well as intrinsic aging & cellular health.

Dr. Stephanie Manson Brown, MBBS, MRCS, MFPM, Vice President, Head of Clinical Development, Aesthetic Medicine, Allergan Aesthetics an AbbVie Company (Moderator)

12:15 – 1:00 pm PST


Managing Patient Expectations Following the Zoom Boom

Hear from industry and physicians on how they manage the complex market following the year of the Zoom Boom. How has the psychology of the patient changed during these times?

1:00 – 2:00 pm PST


Lunch, Exhibits, & Networking

2:00 – 2:45 pm PST


Optimizing Aesthetic Healthcare Delivery

How to scale your aesthetic practice using heath care delivery, training facilities and nurse injectors. Hear from experts on how Gen Z is shaping the future of aesthetics.

David Moatazedi, President & CEO, Evolus

Sergio Rossi, Managing Partner & Director, Boston Consulting Group

2:45 – 3:30 pm PST


The Future of the Independent Physician

Countering the last panel. Learn if physicians agree with the latest trends and models.

Gregory A. Buford, MD, FACS, PCEO, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Beauty by Buford, Published Author

3:30 – 4:15 pm PST


Optimizing Patient Satisfaction with Energy-Based Devices

4:15 – 6:30 pm PST


Cocktail Party

Get to know your fellow attendees with a cocktail reception and hear from Octane’s CEO, Bill Carpou as well as some of our partners to celebrate Octane’s Aesthetics Tech Summit, 2022.

Friday, January 21, 2021

8:00 – 8:30 am PST


Exhibits & Networking

8:30 – 9:15 am PST


Optimizing Topical Skincare Platforms

This panel will be discuss e-commerce trends, customization, genetic skincare, wearables, and private label skincare.

9:15 – 10:00 am PST


Opportunities and Enhancement in the Workplace

During this panel, you will learn how to build teams of multicultural people. Hear about recent case studies and unmet needs in the workplace.

Nori Ebersole,Chief People Officer, Prometheus Biosciences, Inc. (Moderator)

10:00 – 10:45 am PST


Investment Opportunities in Medical Aesthetics

W. Grant Stevens, MD, FACS, Marina Plastic Surgery

10:45 – 11:15 am PST


Break, Exhibits, & Networking

11:15 – 11:45 am PST


Fireside Chat with Bob Rhatigan

Bob Rhatigan, CEO, Merz Aesthetics

11:45 am – 1:45 pm PST


LaunchPad Company Presentations & Award

A highlight of each year’s Aesthetics Tech summit are the presentations by companies who have recently been through the LaunchPad SBDC evaluation process. The LaunchPad presentations are the result of select aesthetics companies who have recently been through the LaunchPad evaluation process. It is one of the most highly anticipated sessions of Octane’s annual Aesthetics Tech Summit.

1:45 – 2:00 pm PST


LaunchPad Success Story
Niquette Hunt, Founder & CEO, Candesant Biomedical

2:00 – 2:30 am PST


Break, Exhibits, & Networking

2:30 – 3:15 am PST


AI In Medical Aesthetics

Octane is leading a coalition to build a hub of AI innovation specifically in healthcare across SoCal.  This coalition will focus on more company creation, funding, and population health. Learn about the ways industry is using AI to build and expand their business.

3:15 – 4:00 pm PST


Direct to Consumer Producsts

4:00 – 4:15 pm PST


Closing Day 2