2020 Agenda

Panels featuring the latest innovations in Medical Aesthetics, a Keynote from Allergan CEO, Brent Saunders, LaunchPad Presentations & more.

  • January 10
    07:00 - 08:00 AM
    Registration, Exhibits, and Continental Breakfast
    08:00 - 08:15 AM
    Opening Comments: Southern California is a Hub for Medical Aesthetics

    Bill Carpou, CEO, Octane

    08:15 - 08:15 AM
    ATS 2020 Emcee Introduction

    Kamakshi R. Zeidler, MD, Founder & Managing Partner, Aesthetx

    08:15 - 08:45 AM
    Keynote Interview

    Brent Saunders, Chairman, President & CEO, Allergan

    Yassaman Salas, Managing Director, Goldman Sachs, Interviewer

    08:45 - 09:30 AM
    Innovation: What’s New? Scientific Advances That May Change Medical Aesthetics

    Scott Whitcup, MD, CEO, Akrivista and Whitecap Biosciences, Moderator

    Steve Yoelin, MD, Cosmetic Surgeon

    Chris Zachary, MD, Chair and Professor, Dermatology, UCI School of Medicine

    Darin Messina, PhD, Vice President of Device Biology R&D, Allergan

    Natasha Mesinkovska, MD, Dermatology Specialist, UCI Medical Center

    Rui Avelar, CMO and Head of R&D, Evolus

    09:30 - 10:00 AM
    Break: Exhibits & Coffee
    10:00 - 10:45 AM
    Anatomy of Success

    Joely Kaufman, Partner, Skin Research Institute

    John Doux, Managing Director Palo Alto Investors & Head of the Organizing Committee of Dermatology Summit in San Francisco

    Rohit Vanjani, Private Equity, General Atlantic Partners

    Tim Lugo, Co-head of Pharmaceutical and Biotech Equity Research, William Blair

    Fauad Hasan, CEO, Ornovi

    10:45 - 11:30 AM
    Panel: Regulatory Pathways: Stories, Challenges and Solutions Unique to Aesthetics

    Caitlin Blanche, Partner, K&L Gates, moderator

    Gary Charbonneau, Senior Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, Sarepta

    Laura Eaton, RN, NP-S, CCRN-R, Executive Director, Clinical Development (Consultant), Medical Device & Diagnostics, Syneos Health

    Mike Hinckle, Partner, K&L Gates

    Jennifer Block, Director of Quality and Regulatory Affairs, Bellus Medical

    11:30 - 12:30 PM
    Lunch, Networking & Exhibits
    12:30 - 01:00 PM
    Fireside Chat

    Bill Carpou, CEO, Octane, interviewer

    David Moatazedi, President & CEO, Evolus

    01:00 - 02:31 PM
    LaunchPad Company Presentations

    A highlight of this year’s Aesthetics Technology Summit (ATS) will be the presentations by companies who have recently been through the LaunchPad SBDC evaluation process. These companies have been selected from a pool of over 50 applicants and represent a diverse group of aesthetics technology companies. This year, five companies will be presenting for a chance to win.

    JC Ruffalo, Director, LaunchPad SBDC & Investor Relations, Octane, Moderator

    Tom Albright, CEO, Recros Medica, Judge

    Fauad Hasan, Ceo, Ornovi, Judge

    Greg Buford, MD FACS, Plastic Surgeon, Judge

    Wendy Lee, MD, Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology and Dermatology, Oculofacial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Orbit and Oncology, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Judge

    Jane Wolf, Strategic Marketing Consultant, Judge

    Presenting Companies:

    Cypris Medical

    Dominion Aesthetic Technologies

    Innoture Medical Technologies



    02:30 - 02:45 PM
    LaunchPad Success Story

    Patrick Johnson, President & CEO, BioPhotas

    02:45 - 03:00 PM
    Break: Exhibits & Coffee
    03:00 - 03:45 PM
    Panel: Investment Opportunities

    Jeff Weinhuff, Managing Partner, Visionary Venture Fund

    Tom Albright, President & CEO, Recros Medica

    Robert Hamas, MD, CEO & President, Ideal Implant Incorporated

    Diane Goostree, President & CEO, Alastin

    Andrew Gitkin, Co-Head Health Care Investment Banking, Raymond James & Associates

    03:45 - 04:45 PM
    Panel: Connecting Consumers to Aesthetic Innovation

    Carrie Strom, Senior Vice President, Medical Aesthetics, Allergan, Moderator

    Jonah Shacknai, CEO SkinBetter, Former CEO of Medicis

    Cyndi Isgrig, President, Dermstore

    Jenny Streets, Head of Industry Health, Facebook

    Hillary Gurber, Head of Industry Health, Google

    04:45 - 05:00 PM
    Visionary Venture Fund: Investing in Aesthetics

    Jeff Weinhuff, Managing Partner, Visionary Venture Fund

    05:00 - 06:30 PM
    Closing Reception