These Aesthetics Conferences Should Be On Your Radar

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Ready to inject a little excitement into your calendar? After two years of scaled-back gatherings, the medical aesthetics convention and trade show circuit is in full swing again. You know what that means: travel, networking, and a guilt-free excuse to order room service.

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!

group of providers wearing masks at aesthetic conferenceISPAN | October 26-30, 2022 | Revere Hotel, Boston, MA | 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.) Pro-tip: Build in time a walk from the hotel to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum or the Museum of Fine Arts, and make your stay a culture trip.

Plastic Surgery: The Meeting | October 27-30, 2022 | Boston Convention Center, Boston, MA | 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. Just a half mile away from the Convention Center, get the best lobster rolls in town at Row 34. (Reservations are tricky, so start working on them now.)

Global Aesthetics Conference (GAC) | November 3-6, 2022 | 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. Hungry for late-night Cuban fare after a day of meetings? Havana 1957 is open until midnight, and only a 6-minute walk from the hotel.

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

two women in chairs speak on teleivisionHailed 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 specialty, 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.

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

view of miami beach and downtownHere’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.

buildings in boston on cloudy dayModern 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.” Judging from the talent on deck in 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.

women talking and laughing Aesthetics Innovation Summit | Date TBD | Location TBD | Sign Up 

For a one-and-done day of meetings, try the Aesthetics Innovation Summit. AES creates connection between entrepreneurs, investors, industry executives and clinical leaders to develop exciting new drugs, devices and technologies for the health and beauty market.



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