Featured Speakers

Professor Peter A. Everts, PhD, FRSM
Keynote Speaker

Session 1
Thursday, February 9, 2023


Professor Everts is an Internationally recognized educator, scientist, and contributor in the area of chronic complex wound healing and other regenerative medicine applications, featuring blood-derived product in devascularized wounds, osteomyelitis, trauma, and wound care protocols. He has published over 70 peer reviewed articles, including the first textbook on Platelet-Rich Plasma.

He is the Chief Scientific Officer of EmCyte Corp. and Program director of Gulf Coast Biologics Research & Educational Center. Recently appointed International Professor at the Frontiers Health Program of the Faculty of Medicine of the Max Planck Universit Center (Indaiatuba – Sao Paulo Brasil). His responsibilities include teaching and management of clinical projects in non-interventional regenerative and orthobiological therapies. He established the first fully integrated wound care clinic in The Netherlands, including hyperbaric oxygen (HBO), PRP/PPP, and Adipose Tissue Complex.

Keynote Summary:

Topic: Autologous Biological Preparations in Cosmetic and Plastic Reconstructive Procedures: “Amicus or Adversary”?

The human body employs an endogenous method of cellular tissue repair and
regeneration through stem- and progenitor cells, growth factors, signaling cells, cytokines, and other cell types that are present in almost every type of tissue.

Autologous biological cellular preparations have materialized as a growing area of medical advancement in non-surgical interventional and surgical interventions, to provide an optimal tissue healing environment. Particularly, in tissues where standard healing is disrupted and repair and ultimately restoration of function is at risk.

These cellular therapies, specifically platelet-rich plasma (PRP), and adipose tissue concentrate (ATC), are often referred to as biological preparations derived from patient’s own tissues, prepared at point of care. These autologous preparations are biological materials comprised of a wide variety of cell populations, cytokines, growth factors, molecules, signaling and mesenchymal cells. They can modulate and influence many other resident cells after they have been administered and are capable of reinstating tissue homeostasis. Furthermore, they can provide therapeutic treatment for conditions where conventional therapies are inadequate, or even inappropriate.

These innovative biological technologies have demonstrated great promise in the field of non-surgical interventional cosmetic, aesthetic procedures (facial rejuvenation, hair restoration, dermatological pathologies), and as a bio-surgical adjunct in plastic reconstructive surgeries, and (chronic) wound healing therapies. Additionally, PRP has been introduced as an adjuvant to lipofilling procedures.

Unfortunately, definitive, and accepted standards to prepare different orthobiological bioformulation are still lacking. Unmistakably, this has contributed to clinical studies with no positive, and on occasion negative, patient outcomes, leading to adversarial thinking.

The “one-size-fits-all” PRP and ATC biological preparations and applications should be replaced by more nuanced and transformative approaches to realize significant positive outcomes. This will be addressed during this lecture and more in-depth discussed during the Masterclass Regenerative Medicine, giving rise to more amicable approaches.

Webster Lecture

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.

2023 Webster Lecture Summary

Dr. Klein will provide an update on the pharmacology and applications of tumescent epinephrine lidocaine (TEL) much of which has yet to be published. In particular, he will introduce a new type of TDD tumescent infiltration pump that allows for high-precision, painless, intradermal and subcutaneous Tumescent drug delivery. With this new pump, physicians can achieve clinical results, not previously attainable with the first-generation tumescent liposuction pumps and tubing. In addition, Dr. Klein will share anecdotes about his fascinating life and career.

Featured Guest Speaker

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.

WiCS Session Summary

Title: Speak Up, Dammit! Best Practices for Communicating in a Compelling Manner

As surgeons, it’s challenging to manage a busy career, your staff, and your personal life. Key to these relationships is the ability to communicate clearly and compassionately. In this session, we’ll learn best practices for demonstrating strength and warmth in each interaction.