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2021 Agenda

Panels featuring the latest innovations in Medical Aesthetics, a Keynote from Former Allergan CEO, David Pyott, LaunchPad Presentations & more.

Aesthetics Tech Summit 2021 Agenda

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

8:00 – 9:00 am PST

BREAKFAST WITH EXPERTS

Patient Financing in Aesthetics During COVID-19

Todd Watts, CEO & Co-Founder, will discuss the role PatientFi has played in helping aesthetic providers sell more, by making their services more affordable for patients. While many industries have experienced a sluggish road to recovery during the pandemic, we saw the medical aesthetics industry recover rapidly through the end of 2020. This growth is due, in part, to more consumers seeing themselves on daily Zoom calls combined with more flexibility to recover at home following a procedure.   But consumers have not wanted to deplete their savings account to pay for an aesthetic procedure. This is where patient financing companies like PatientFi have played an integral role in accelerating the recovery and growth of medical aesthetics during COVID-19.

Todd Watts, CEO & Co-Founder, PatientFi

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

8:00 – 9:00 am PST

BREAKFAST WITH EXPERTS

Considerations Specific to Medical Aesthetics Clinical Studies

Join Syneos Health Vice President – Clinical Development; Business Unit Head, Medical Device & Diagnostics, Medical Aesthetics Adam Steadman who will discuss Considerations Specific to Medical Aesthetics Clinical Studies. Studies have different challenges than many drug and device trials that are not always that obvious. During this session we’ll discuss a few topics that may require some deeper thought – from facial scales and other subjective endpoints to subject recruitment and retention which is sometimes very easy, other times very problematic.

Adam Steadman, Vice President, Clinical Development, Business Unit Head, Medical Device & Diagnostics, Medical Aesthetics, Syneos Health

6:00 – 7:00 pm PST

EXPERIENCE

On-Boarding & Cocktail Party

Get to know your fellow attendees, get a rundown of the agenda, and learn how we’ll be using our virtual platform to help you get the most of Octane’s Aesthetics Tech Summit 2021.

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Thursday, January 21, 2021

7:00 – 8:00 am PST

EXPERIENCE

Exhibits & Networking

8:00 – 8:15 am PST

EXPERIENCE

Opening Comments

Bill Carpou, CEO, Octane

8:15 – 8:45 am PST

PANEL

State of Aesthetic Industry Report

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

Vamil Divan, MD, MBA, Managing Director, Equity Research, Biopharmaceuticals, Mizuho Securities USA LLC

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8:45 – 9:30 am PST

PANEL

Unmet Needs in Medical Aesthetics

Join top industry leaders as they discuss the current unmet needs in Medical Aesthetics. Learn how each of these companies handled economic resilience, industry needs, patient requirements. This dynamic panel will also discuss the need for innovation and market growth expectations for the industry.

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

Aaron Burton, CEO, Sciton, Inc.

Rob Catlin, Vice President and General Manager, Medical Aesthetics, Endo Aesthetics LLC

Diane Gomez-Thinnes, Worldwide President, MENTOR, Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices

Brock Walter, Senior Director, Business Development & Commercial Assessments, Allergan Aesthetics

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9:30 – 10:15 am PST

KEYNOTE

Keynote Interview

A discussion about innovation in aesthetics and the industry more broadly and what David envisions for the future.

David Pyott, Chairman, Bioniz Therapeutics

Annabel Samimy, Managing Director and Senior Analyst, Biopharmaceuticals, Stifel Investment Services (Interviewer)

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10:15 – 11:00 am PST

PANEL

Best Practices Post COVID

The pandemic has provided many challenges and obstacles to overcome. However, it has also provided us with opportunities and innovation. How are companies adapting to the ”new normal”? How has healthcare delivery changed and will it change further? What innovations stand out? How has the pandemic affected the medical device industry?

Bob Rhatigan, CEO, Merz Aesthetics (Moderator)

Dr. Will Kirby, Chief Medical Officer, LaserAway

Bruce Maller,Founder and CEO, BSM Consulting

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11:00 – 11:20 am PST

EXPERIENCE

Exhibits & Networking

11:20 am – 12:15 pm PST

PANEL

Telemedicine and Virtual Engagement in Medical Aesthetics

Telehealth is the use of digital information and communication technologies, such as computers and mobile devices, to access health care services remotely and manage your health care.

Frank Fazio, President and CEO, AMC Group, LLC (Moderator)

Gina Bertolini, Partner, K&L Gates

Joel L. Cohen, MD, Director, AboutSkin Dermatology & DermSurgery

Todd Wood, Chief Commercial Officer, DermTech

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12:15 – 1:00 pm PST

PANEL

Aesthetic Entrepreneurism: From Concept to Commercialization

An insurgence of physician entrepreneurs brings new ideas to the aesthetic industry. Learn how these entrepreneurs received funding and the steps they took to take their idea from concept to commercialization.

Tom Albright, President & CEO, RECROS MEDICA (Moderator)

Clint Carnell, CEO, The HydraFacial Company

Diane Goostree, President & CEO, Alastin Skincare Inc.

Mitch Levinson, Former CEO, Zeltiq Aesthetics

Sam Peek, Founder & Incredible Executive Officer, Incredible Marketing

Joe Proctor, President, Crown Aesthetics

Louis Scafuri, CEO, Sofwave Medical

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1:00 – 1:30 pm PST

EXPERIENCE

Exhibits & Networking

1:30 – 2:15 pm PST

PANEL

Diversity in Aesthetics

Hear from physicians and industry leaders on how to protect yourself from unknowns, learn how to diversify income streams, and find ways to network and build relationships for a lasting practice.

Kamakshi R. Zeidler, MD, FACS, Founder & Managing Partner, Aesthetx (Moderator)

Jeanine B. Downie, MD, FAADDirector, Image Dermatology PC, Assistant Attending at Mountainside and Overlook Hospitals

Mona Gohara, MD, Associate Clinical Professor, Yale School of Medicine

Niquette Hunt, Founder & CEO, Candesant Biomedical

Jonah Shacknai, Executive Chairman, Dermaforce Partners, Parent company of skinbetter science

Carrie Strom, President, Global Allergan Aesthetics, SVP, AbbVie

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2:15 – 3:00 pm PST

PANEL

Connecting Consumers to Aesthetic Innovation

As consumers spend more time online and on social networks, it is beginning to have an effect on our behavior, shifting the way doctors are marketing to their patients. There are many different ways to get products to the consumer, one of which is social media. During this panel, we will hear from four leading experts in the industry and learn about physician dispensed, e-commerce, and digital marketing.

Leana Wood, Managing Director, Eversana (Moderator)

Courtney Baber, Co-Founder, The Route

Caitlin Blanche, Partner, K&L Gates

Michael Jafar, Chief Commercial Officer, Evolus

Jenny Streets, Head of Industry Health, Facebook

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3:00 – 3:15 pm PST

EXPERIENCE

Closing Day 1
Friday, January 22, 2021

7:00 – 8:00 am PST

EXPERIENCE

Exhibits & Networking

8:00 – 8:15 am PST

EXPERIENCE

Opening Comments 

8:15 – 9:00 am PST

PANEL

Investment Opportunities

Jeffry Weinhuff, Managing Partner, Visionary Venture

Ethan Rigel, Founding Partner, Gore Range Capital

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9:00 – 9:30 am PST

FIRESIDE CHAT

Fireside Chat with Alisa Lask

Bill Carpou, CEO, Octane

Alisa Lask, Vice President & General Manager, Galderma

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9:30 – 9:45 am PST

EXPERIENCE

Exhibits & Networking

9:45 – 10:30 am PST

PANEL

AI in Medical Aesthetics

Topics of this session include machine and deep learning and the application in medical image interpretation. AI tools that are available for the aesthetics industry. The future of AI in medicine and surgery.

Fauad Hasan, Founder, Director, Appiell.ai (Moderator)

Dr. Anthony Chang, Chief Intelligence and Innovation Officer, The Sharon Disney Lund Medical Intelligence and Innovation Institute Medical Director, CHOC Children’s Heart Failure Program

Shannon Erley, Founder & CEO, POMP Beauty

Jeremy B. Green, MD, FAAD, Partner, Skin Associates of South Florida, Skin Research Institute

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

Ethan Winner, CEO, ILLUSIO, Inc.

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10:30 – 11:15 am PST

PANEL

Future Innovations In Medical Aesthetics

Where will breakthroughs in aesthetics come from over the next decade? Experts on this panel will discuss how scientific advances including stem cell therapy, gene therapy, and treatments that slow down the aging process can revolutionize aesthetic medicine.

Scott Whitcup, MD, CEO, Akrivista (Moderator)

Yehia Hashad, MD, Senior Vice President, Head of R&D Allergan Aesthetics, AbbVie

Maksim Plikus, PhD, Professor, University of California Irvine Stem Cell Research Center

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11:15 am – 1:15 pm PST

LAUNCHPAD

LaunchPad Company Presentations & Award

Our annual pitch competition, featuring five aesthetics startups. Each company gets 10 minutes to pitch their company, followed by a Q+A with our expert judges. Our independent judges choose one startup to be the winner. Learn more about our award-winning accelerator, LaunchPad.

JC Ruffalo, Director of LaunchPad SBDC, Octane

Presenters

Anthony AhoCEOPB&B

Shannon Erley, Founder & CEO, POMP Beauty

Tim Holt, President & CEO, R2 Technologies

Niquette Hunt, Founder & CEO, Candesant Biomedical

Stéphane Meunier PhD, CEO Co-founder, Hallura

Investor Judges

Humberto Antunes, Partner, Gore Range Capital

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

Tak Cheung, Principal, NEA

Chinmay Kanuga, Director, Search and Evaluation, Allergan Aesthetics

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

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1:15 – 2:00 pm PST

PANEL

Diversify Your Practice Portfolio

Here for physicians and industry leaders on how to protect yourself from unknowns, learn how to diversify income streams and find out ways to network and build relationships for a lasting practice.

Steve Yoelin, MD, Owner, Steve Yoelin M.D., Medical Associates, Inc (Moderator)

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

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

Doris Day, MD, Clinical Associate Professor, Dermatology, NYU Langone Health, New York, NY

Per Hedén, MD, PhD, Associate Professor in Plastic Surgery, Akademikliniken, Stockholm, Sweden

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2:00 pm PST

EXPERIENCE

Closing Day 2

2:00 – 2:30 pm PST

BOOTCAMP

Women Leaders in the Aesthetic Industry

What does it mean to lead? Hear from our panel of fearless leaders in the aesthetics industry. How are they leading their organizations in today’s dynamic business landscape? Learn how they guide their teams, execute strategies, and deliver business results.

Ellen Darling, Partner, K&L Gates

Mary Fisher, Chair & CEO, Colorescience

Ava Shamban, MD, Founder & CEO of AVAMD and SKINFIVE, Co-Host of The Gist

Caro Van Hove, President & CEO, ExploraMed

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2:00 – 2:30 pm PST

BOOTCAMP

LaunchPad SBDC Accelerator: Resources for Startups

Calling all physician entrepreneurs and startups! Jumpstart your company by amplifying your capital funding strategy with Octane’s LaunchPad Accelerator, a Top 5 SBDC-ranked accelerator in the US!

This session will dive into LaunchPad’s proprietary process, including:

  • How to apply to LaunchPad
  • Core elements of a business plan
  • Core elements of an impactful investor pitch deck and presentation
  • Tips on how to best prepare for success and lessons learned along the way
  • Live Q&A with the LaunchPad Team

Elsa Kandri, Manager, LaunchPad SBDC, Octane

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2:30 – 3:00 pm PST

BOOTCAMP

Elevation Ventures: How to Maximize Results and Minimize Risk

Bill Carpou, CEO, Octane

JC Ruffalo, Director of LaunchPad SBDC, Octane

Paul Tobin, President, Octane Enterprise Solutions

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