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2022 Agenda

Panels featured 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

EXPERIENCE

Continental Breakfast, Exhibits, & Networking

Network with colleagues! You can also set appointments within our virtual platform or take part in a networking session catered to your interests.

8:30 – 8:45 am PST

EXPERIENCE

Opening Comments

Kicking off Aesthetics Tech Summit with Octane’s CEO.

Bill Carpou, CEO, Octane

8:45 – 9:30 am PST

PANEL

State of Aesthetic Industry Report

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

Tim Lugo, Head of Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Equity Research at William Blair (Moderator)

Lindsay Carlson, Managing Director, Consumer & Retail Investment Banking, William Blair

Bhushan Hardas, MD, MBA, President, Jeune Aesthetics

Diane Goostree, President and CEO, ALASTIN, a Galderma Company

Jerry McLaughlin, CEO, Life Biosciences Inc.

W. Grant Stevens, MD, FACS, Marina Plastic Surgery, Clinical Professor of Surgery USC-Keck School of Medicine

9:30 – 10:30 am PST

PANEL

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.ai (Moderator)

Chinmay Kanuga, PMP, Head of Search and Evaluation, Allergan Aesthetics, an AbbVie Company

Clint Carnell, Former CEO, Beauty Health (HydraFacial), Founder & Chairman, OrangeTwist

David Lee, Partner, Gibson Dunn

Amit Mangal, Managing Director, Healthcare M&A, Mizuho

10:30 – 11:00 am PST

KEYNOTE

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

EXPERIENCE

Break, Exhibits, & Networking

11:30 am – 12:15 pm PST

PANEL

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, MD, Vice President, Head of Clinical Development, Aesthetic Medicine, Allergan Aesthetics an AbbVie Company (Moderator)

David McDaniel, MD, Director, Institute of Aging Research, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Old Dominion University Department of Biological Sciences, Co-Director, Hampton University Skin of Color Research Institute, Adjunct Professor in the School of Science, Hampton University

Patricia Ogilvie, MD, Founder of SkinConcept Munich

Sophia Ononye-Onyia, PhD, MPH, MBA, Founder & CEO, The Sophia Consulting Firm

12:15 – 1:00 pm PST

PANEL

The Challenge of Managing and Meeting Patient Expectations in a Virtual World

Hear expert perspectives from practitioners, marketing executives, and legal experts about the patient’s journey in 2022, and how marketing to patient expectations has changed since the zoom boom.  Panelists will present varying perspectives on how to manage, and optimize, patient results despite psychological challenges presented by filters, unverified before and afters, bundled procedures, influencer standards, ever-expanding product and treatment options, and consumers who are savvier than ever. 

Katie Staba, Partner, K&L Gates (Moderator)

Carrie Caulkins- Mier, Vice President Marketing, Galderma

Leslie Fletcher, MSN, RN, AGNP-BC, Owner InjectAbility Clinic and Institute

Wendy E. Roberts, MD, Founder of Generational Dermatology Symposium

1:00 – 2:00 pm PST

EXPERIENCE

Outdoor Lunch Buffet, Exhibits, & Networking

2:00 – 2:45 pm PST

PANEL

The Role of Medical Spa Chains and Specialty Consideration in Aesthetics

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 (Moderator)

Denise Keeler, Chief Commercial Officer, OrangeTwist 

Sergio Rossi, Managing Partner & Director, Boston Consulting Group

Brian Stern, Chief Executive Officer, West Dermatology

2:45 – 3:30 pm PST

PANEL

Optimizing Topical Skincare Platforms

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

Jim Hartman, President & COO, Hugel Aesthetics (Moderator)

Lana Kerr, CEO, Lumisque Skincare

Nancy Marchain,Chief Domestic Sales Officer, ZO®Skin Health

Alan D. Widgerow, MBBCh(MD), MMed(MHS), FCS (Plast), FACS, Chief Medical Officer, ALASTIN, a Galderma CompanyDivision Chief of Research, Center for Tissue Engineering, Dept. of Plastic Surgery, University of California, Irvine

Michele Carlo, Assistant Vice President SalesSkinCeuticals

3:30 – 4:15 pm PST

PANEL

Accelerating Aesthetic Patient Demand

Consumer interest in aesthetic improvements is surging, see how mid-sized companies are engaging with various segments to convert them to long-term satisfied patients.

Tom Albright, CEO, Recros Medica (moderator)

Katie Cheng, Chief Marketing Officer, Cynosure

Megan Driscoll, CEO, EvolveMKD

Lisa Metzner, VP Global Marketing, Sientra

Crystal Muilenburg, Chief Marketing Officer, Evolus

Stephanie Wenstrup, Executive Director Aesthetics Marketing, Endo Aesthetics 

4:15 – 4:20 pm PST

EXPERIENCE 

Closing Comments

4:20 – 4:50 pm PST

EXPERIENCE 

Visionary Breakout (for Physicians only)

Garrett Hamontree, Principal, Visionary Venture Fund

Bill Carpou, CEO, Octane, General Partner, Visionary Venture Fund

Ehsan Sadri, MD, FACS, Founder & CEO, Visionary Eye Institute, General Partner, Visionary Venture Fund

Lori-Ann Christie, PhD, Principal, Visionary Venture Fund

Jeffry Weinhuff, Managing Partner Visionary Venture Fund

4:20 – 6:30 pm PST

EXPERIENCE 

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, 2022

7:30 – 8:30 am PST

EXPERIENCE

Continental Breakfast, Exhibits, Networking

Network with colleagues! You can also set appointments within our virtual platform or take part in a networking session catered to your interests.

8:15 – 8:30 am PST

EXPERIENCE

The Power of Octane Peer Groups

Carol DiStanislao, Managing Director, Octane Capital & Growth

Kip Knight, Founder, CMO Coaches

Earl Slee, Chair, Octane Mavericks Peer Group

8:30 – 9:15 am PST

PANEL

Optimizing Patient Satisfaction with Energy-Based Devices

Mary Lupo, MD, Lupo Center for Aesthetic and General Dermatology (Moderator)

Eric F. Bernstein, MD, MSE, Main Line Center for Laser Surgery

Erez Dayan, MD, Diplomat, American Board of Plastic Surgery, Avance Plastic Surgery

Amy Forman Taub, MD, Medical Director & Managing Partner, Advanced Dermatology, LLC

9:15 – 10:00 am PST

PANEL

Needle Based Procedures, Beyond Injectable Aesthetics

Throughout the aesthetics industry, needles are expanding beyond the initial delivery. This panel will discuss microneedling, micro-coring, RF Microneedling, and Rotational Fractional Resection. 

Natasha Mesinkovska, MD, Associate Professor, Dermatology
School of Medicine, UC Irvine (Moderator)

Mary Lupo, MD, Lupo Center for Aesthetic and General Dermatology

Amir Moradi, MD, Moradi MD

Nazanin Saedi, MD, Department Co-Chair of our Laser and Aesthetics Surgery Center, Dermatology Associates of Plymouth Meeting, P.C.

Jill Waibel, MD, Miami Dermatology and Laser Institute

10:00 – 10:45 am PST

PANEL

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)

Mary Fisher, Chair, Chief Executive Officer and Board Director, Colorescience

Dwight O. Moxie, SVP, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary, Revance

10:45 – 11:30 am PST

PANEL

Investment Opportunities in Medical Aesthetics

Bill Carpou, CEO, Octane

Josh Makower, MD, MBA, Boston Scientific Applied Biomedical Engineering Professor of Medicine and of Bioengineering, Stanford University School of Medicine and Engineering & Director and Co-Founder, Stanford Byers Center for Biodesign

James Rodgers, Analyst, D1 Capital Partners

W. Grant Stevens, MD, FACS, Marina Plastic Surgery, Clinical Professor of Surgery USC-Keck School of Medicine

Cami Samuels, Partner, Venrock

11:30 am – 11:45 pm PST

EXPERIENCE

Break Networking & Exhibits

11:45 – 12:15 pm PST

FIRESIDE CHAT

Fireside Chat with Caro Van Hove

The aesthetics leaders will discuss Caro’s experiences at Allergan, becoming the first woman to Chair a publicly-traded medical aesthetic company, her time as president of Revelle, and her plans for the future. 

Caro Van Hove, President & CEO, Revelle Aesthetics

Tom Albright, CEO, Recros Medica 

12:15 – 1:00 pm PST

EXPERIENCE

Outdoor Lunch Buffet, Exhibits, & Networking

1:00 – 3:00 pm PST

LAUNCHPAD

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.

Mike Hill, Director, LaunchPad SBDC, Octane

Patrick Johnson, CEO, BioPhotas

Presenting Companies:

  • Accure Acne, Inc.
  • Acorn
  • APX Platform
  • Elevai Labs Inc.
  • LoveMyDelta, Inc
  • Rion
  • Quthero

Investor Judges:

Wendy Lewis, Founder & President, Wendy Lewis & Co.

Gregory A. Buford, MD, FACS, PCEO, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Beauty by Buford, Founder/Medical Director, Core Aesthetics Training Institute, Published Author

Daliana Mauch, Director, Business Development and Acquisitions at Allergan Aesthetics, an AbbVie company

3:00 – 3:45 pm PST

PANEL

How Physicians Scale their Practices for Future Success

Physicians often ask how they can achieve scale while still running their own solo practice.  Hear from experts about best practices in growing your practice, partnering with industry, serving as a clinical investigator, and being a medical director for spas and other services.

Brent Foster, Vice President, U.S. Consulting & Strategic Accounts, Allergan Aesthetics an AbbVie Company (Moderator)

Gregory A. Buford, MD, FACS, PCEO, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Beauty by Buford, Founder/Medical Director, Core Aesthetics Training Institute, Published Author

Steve Yoelin, MD, Owner, Medical Assoc. Inc.

M. Bradley Calobrace, MD, FACS, CEO & Owner, CaloAesthetics Plastic Surgery and CaloSpa Rejuvenation Center

3:45 –4:15 PST

PANEL

LaunchPad Success Story

Hear from a previous ATS LaunchPad company and find out about the success they have had since presenting on stage.

Peter Cousins, SVP Global Sales and Marketing, R2 Technologies

Niquette Hunt, Founder & CEO, Candesant Biomedical

Todd Watts, CEO, PatientFi

4:15 – 4:20 pm PST

EXPERIENCE

Closing Day 2