These Aesthetics Conferences Should Be On Your Radar

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Ready to inject a little excitement into your calendar? Prepare for a jetsetting year of education and networking because the 2023 medspa convention and trade show circuit is covering nine states and 12 cities.

We’ve pulled together our favorite events below to help you plan your schedule for the year ahead, along with highlights for each location. If you sign up for any of these conferences, be sure to say “hi” to the SkinSpirit team while you’re there.

Without further adieu, let’s head to the list!

Octane’s Aesthetics Tech Summit | January 26-27, 2023 | Balboa Bay Resort Newport Beach, CA | Sign Up

With an emphasis specifically on the tech side of aesthetics, Octane brings leading physicians, experts, and entrepreneurs together to discuss groundbreaking medical aesthetic technologies and new business opportunities. Stay after your sessions wrap to enjoy a long weekend on the beach in Orange County, or rent a car and spend the weekend at Disneyland.

AmSpa, The Medical Spa Show (MSS) | February 2-5, 2023 | Wynn Las Vegas, NV | Sign Up

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Hailed as the premier trade-show for non-invasive medical aesthetics, expect to attend talks and seven educational tracks hosted by the most well-respected names in the business. Don't miss out on the great networking opportunities between sessions. And—as we’ve learned the hard way—make your brunch and dinner reservations when you book your hotel. Vegas food is to die for, but tables fill up quickly!

ASLMS 2023 | April 12-16, 2023 | Phoenix Convention Center, Phoenix, AZ | Sign Up

The American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery’s annual gathering is one of the best conferences for expanding your knowledge of lasers and energy-based technologies. Unlike most aesthetic conferences, which are organized by speciality, this one is built around a common mode of technology, so attendance is incredibly diverse. And for the golf fans in the crowd, Golf Digest calls Troon North, just 30 minutes away in Scottsdale, one of the top daily-fee courses in the area.

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Aesthetics Innovation Summit | April 19, 2023 | Miami Beach Convention Center, Miami, FL | Sign Up

For a one-and-done day of meetings, try the Aesthetics Innovation Summit. AES connects entrepreneurs, investors, industry executives and clinical leaders to develop exciting new drugs, devices and technologies for the health and beauty market. The conference is at the Miami Beach Convention Center, which means you’re mere steps away from sand, waves, and some of the best dining on the Eastern Seaboard.

The Aesthetic Meeting 2023 | April 19-23, 2023 | Miami Beach Convention Center, Miami Beach, FL | Sign Up

Here’s your chance to network with more than 1,200 Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, Nurses and Physician Assistants in Miami Beach, while learning about the latest products and services in the industry. If you have time between sessions, slip away for world-class shopping at The Webster on Collins Avenue.

AAPS Annual Meeting | April 29-May 2, 2023 | Palmer House Hilton Chicago, IL | Sign Up

The American Association of Plastic Surgeons are headed to Chicago for their 101st annual meeting. Expect a weekend filled with networking events, tons of awards and recognitions, and a whole bunch of detailed science around the latest plastic surgery developments. For an absolutely over-the-top cocktail experience to complement all that day-time learning, book a table at The Aviary.

Modern Beauty Con | May 5-7, 2023 | Sheraton Hotel at Copley, Boston, MA | MBC

The only regional-specific event on this list, Modern Beauty Con bills itself as New England’s “first and only elite Medical Aesthetics conference.” Consider talent that spoke at 2022, including industry heavyweights like Connie Brennan and Kevin Harrington, it lived up to the hype. Reserve your spot for 2023, and keep an eye on the events calendar for games or concerts at TD Garden nearby.

Music City SCALE | May 17-21, 2023 | Nashville, TN | SCALE Music City

Head to the heart of Tennessee for the Symposium for Cosmetic Advances and Laser Education’s annual shindig. In addition to open lectures for all attendees, the conference boasts specialized, add-on workshops for aesthetic practitioners looking to learn or hone new skills. With its downtown Nashville location, you’ll be steps away from the world-famous honky-tonks, the Ryman Auditorium, and the all-new National Museum of African American Music.

Vegas Cosmetic Surgery | June 8-10, 2023 | Bellagio Las Vegas, NV | Sign Up

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A favorite among industry MDs, VCS offers programming around both surgical and minimally-invasive procedures. With more than 100 faculty from across the country, and nearly 150 exhibitors, the fountain of information inside this conference will outshine even the world-famous Bellagio fountains outside. Need a break from the casino razzle-dazzle? Book tickets to the Neon Museum at golden hour or after dark for an Insta-ready stroll among the decommissioned signs of the past.

Cosmetic Boot Camp | June 22-25, 2023 | St. Regis, Aspen, CO | Sign Up

Does life get any better than a summer stay at the St. Regis in Aspen? At CBC’s Summer Bootcamp, physicians and their staff in the specialties of Dermatology, Ophthalmology, Otorhinolaryngology, and Plastic Surgery can choose from more than 70 educational and training sessions. For the music lovers in the crowd, Jazz Aspen Snowmass’s June Experience overlaps with the conference, with 40 performances across 10 venues—including Kamasi Washington on June 24.

The Aesthetic Show | July 6-9, 2023 | Wynn, Las Vegas | Sign Up

The Aesthetic Show welcomes the full spectrum of aesthetic practitioners, from Allergology to Urology, which means you have the opportunity to compare notes with pros from different backgrounds, and find solutions you might not find in your own discipline. Join over 100 exhibitors and more than 40 faculty presenters at the Wynn during the day, then live it up in Sin City at night. And if you live it up a little too much, NutriDrip in the Wynn offers recovery IVs.

The Multispecialty Aesthetic Conference (MAC) | August 2-5, 2023 | Marriott Marquis, San Diego, CA | Sign Up

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Vegas Cosmetic Surgery Conference founder Dr. Randolph Waldman is bringing back the MAC for its second year in 2023. MAC will once again boast approximately 100 speakers and over 300 sessions across four cosmetic specialty tracks. There will be live demos, networking, and two opportunities to watch the Padres take on the Dodgers in the evenings after sessions.

Aesthetic Extender Symposium | August 24-27, 2023 | The Boca Raton Resort, Boca Raton, FL | Sign Up

Pack your caftan and your most glamorous sunhat. We’re going to AES in Boca! This conference was created to educate and train physicians, PAs, nurses, and NPs on the latest therapies, tech, and procedures in dermatology and aesthetics. It’s also a great place to clock continuing education hours. The only living barrier coral reef system in the continental US is just off the coast, so budget time for snorkeling or diving.

Aesthetic Next 5.0 | September 7-10, 2023| Hilton Anatole, Dallas, TX | Sign Up

Join more than a thousand of your closest friends at the fifth installment of Aesthetic Next. With four days of education covering five learning tracks, you can learn about everything from running a business, to treating patients, to supporting a practice. And, because it’s September in the Texas heat, bring your sunscreen and make a splash between sessions at the JadeWaters Result Pool Complex.

Global Aesthetics Conference (GAC) | October 19-22, 2023 | Loews Miami Beach Hotel, Miami Beach, FL | Sign Up

Global Aesthetics promises access to an all-star, international faculty and the latest developments in cosmetic procedures. With more than 350 sessions covering everything from fillers to implants to hair restoration, this is going to be the hottest ticket in South Beach. In your free time, don’t forget to take in Miami’s world-class art scene, like the Wynwood Walls and Artechouse.

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ISPAN | October 25-29, 2023 | AT&T Conference Center and Hotel, Austin, TX | Sign Up

Cue the review! ISPAN is one of the go-to meetings to review for your CANS and CPSN certifications, and its workshops always sell out. Reserve your spot early, and remember that individual sessions may require additional registration due to limited space. (In other words, don’t procrastinate.) First time heading to Austin? Get the lay of the land on an e-bike tour with Your Biker Gang followed by margaritas at El Arroyo.

Plastic Surgery: The Meeting | October 26-29, 2023 | AT&T Conference Center and Hotel, Austin, TX | Sign Up

More than 2,500 plastic surgeons will pile into the Boston Convention Center for the annual Plastic Surgery Meeting, which brings together the best and the brightest surgeons from around the globe. It’s the premier educational and networking event of the year for plastic surgeons, trainees, and other allied health professionals. After sessions, book a reservation at Ranch 616 Ice House—home of the Original Ranch Water.

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