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The American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery’s 2023 Annual Scientific Meeting will take place at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego, CA, on February 9-11, 2023. The optional full-day Body Cosmetic Surgery Cadaver Course will occur the day before, on February 8, 2023.

The “Focus on Mastery” theme will be certain to embrace our shared desire for an enhanced learning experience like no other. As an attendee, you will have three days to network, learn and share ideas with industry leaders from across the country. Join us, and you will:

  • Gather essential pearls in surgical techniques and patient care.
  • Discover new trends and innovations in the field of cosmetic surgery.
  • Learn new ways of approaching challenges in various surgical procedures.
  • Gain new insights into improving your skills and improve your practice.
  • Interact and engage in dialogue with experts with diverse background specialties such as dermatology, otolaryngology, general surgery, oral and maxillofacial surgery, ophthalmology, and plastic and reconstructive surgery.
  • Network and deepen relationships with new friends and colleagues.

We hope you will make plans to join us, where cosmetic surgery practitioners worldwide share new findings, new research, new techniques, new pearls, and new ideas. We have an exciting and packed event, and we look forward to welcoming you.

SCIENTIFIC MEETING COMMITTEE

Alex W. Sobel, DO, FAACS, Chair

Marco Barusco, MD, FISHRS

Wade Brock, MD, FAACS

Timothy Carman, MD ABHRS

Timothy Carman, MD ABHRS

Lisa Chipps, MD, FAAD

Kamran Dastoury MD, DDS

J. Kevin Duplechain, MD, FACS, FAACS, President

Justin Gusching, DO

Loek Habbema, MD

Jacob Haiavy, MD, DDS

James Koehler, MD

Jerzy Kolasiński, MD, PhD

Mark Mandell-Brown, MD
Chair, Allied Health Program

E. Antonio Mangubat, MD

Tanuj Nakra, MD, FACS

Samir Pancholi, DO

Marco Pelosi III, MD, FACOG, FACS

Marco Pelosi III, MD, FACOG, FACS

FEATURED GUEST SPEAKERS

Jeffrey Alan Klein, MD, MPH

Webster Lecture
Session 16
Friday, February 10, 2023
9:00 AM

In 1985 Jeffrey A. Klein, MD invented the tumescent technique for local anesthesia consisting of dilute subcutaneous Tumescent Epinephrine Lidocaine (TEL) for bloodless painless liposuction totally by local anesthesia. In 1989 he developed the first sterile tumescent infiltration tubing for use with an off-the-shelf laboratory peristaltic pump, which permitted power-assisted subcutaneous infiltration of large volumes of TEL. In 1990 he founded HK Surgical, Inc., a surgical device company focused on tumescent drug delivery (TDD) of lidocaine and many other injectable drugs.

Jeff grew up surfing in San Clemente, California. When he graduated from UC Riverside (BA, Mathematics, 1967) he had saved $1000 which sustained him for the next 12 months. He hitchhiked to NYC, then worked on a freighter for passage to Europe. He studied in Paris for six months, and while there witnessed the May 1968 student protests and nationwide strike. While hitching through Europe, he was in Prague during the invasion by the Soviet Union. Upon returning to California, he studied at UCSD (MS, Mathematics, 1971). He was admitted to the first class of the UC Berkeley-UCSF Joint Medical Program (MD, 1972-1976). After an MPH degree UC Berkeley (Biostatistics 1977), he did Internal Medicine (UCLA, 1977-1980, FACP), an NIH Clinical Pharmacology research fellowship (UCSF, 1980-81) and Dermatology (UC Irvine, 1981-1984, FAAD), American Board of Cosmetic Surgery certification (1989), and subspecialty board certification in Mohs surgery (2021). He is a clinical professor of Dermatology at UC Irvine. At work he directs his dermatology practice, as well as HK Surgical, Inc., and his own randomized clinical trials. At home he is directed by Kathleen Hutton-Klein, MD (dermatologist) and their five children.

Hope Timberlake

Women In Cosmetic Surgery Session
Featured Guest Speaker
Session 14
Friday, February 10, 2023
7:00 AM

Hope Timberlake is a speaker, workshop facilitator, and author of the book Speak Up, Dammit! How to Quiet Your Fears, Polish Your Presence, and Share Your Voice. Her keynotes and training sessions focus on building confidence, persuasive messaging, and relationship building, and she is passionate about elevating women’s voices.

Hope earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Duke University and completed a Master’s degree at the University of California, Berkeley. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband, teenage children, and two dogs.

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