November 17-18, 2018
The Ritz-Carlton Tysons Corner
1700 Tysons Boulevard, McLean, VA
Patrick Bitter, Jr., M.D. is a board-certified dermatologist specializing in non-surgical treatments to improve skin health and delay aging and anti-aging medicine. He is the founder of Advanced Aesthetic Dermatology and maintains medical practices in Los Gatos, CA and Beverly Hills, CA. He received his medical degree from Stanford University School of Medicine. He completed his dermatology residency at Stanford University School of Medicine in 1986. Dr. Bitter is regarded as the pioneer in the use of pulsed light technology for skin rejuvenation. He is the developer of the acclaimed FotoFacial procedure using pulsed light to rejuvenate aged skin. He has authored several ground-breaking scientific papers on the use of pulsed light for skin rejuvenation. Dr. Bitter has been featured as a celebrity dermatologist on ABC’s Extreme Makeover. He is a member of several professional societies including Fellowship in the American Academy of Dermatology and the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine. Dr. Bitter has been a consultant to the medical laser device industry and to nutritional and anti-aging companies.
Dr. Joel Cohen is the Director of AboutSkin Dermatology and DermSurgery in Englewood and Lone Tree, Colorado. He serves as an Associate Clinical Professor in the department of Dermatology at the University of Colorado and as an Assistant Clinical Professor at University of California Irvine. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Dermatology and is fellowship-trained in Moha surgery and cosmetic dermatology. Dr. Cohen is an internationally recognized expert on skin cancer and aesthetics, and participates in many clinical trials. He has been invited to speak at numerous national and international aesthetic and dermatologic meeting-including the American Society of Plastic Surgery, American Academy of Dermatology, ASDS, 5-Continent Aesthetic Meeting in France, IMCAS in Paris, and the Australasian College of Dermatology and Aesthetics in Melbourne. He has also published more than 155 medical articles and book chapters. He is the co-editor of the McGraw-Hill textbook “Aesthetic Rejuvenation a Regional Approach,” and also co-editor of the Willey Blackwell textbook “Reconstructive Conundrum in Dermatologic Surgery,” and is working on a third book.
Terrence Keaney, M.D. is a board certified dermatologist with specialized training in cutaneous laser, hair, and dermatologic surgery. Dr. Keaney graduated from University of Virginia School of Medicine and was elected as a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha national medical honor society. His dermatology training included a residency at the University of Miami (FL), a clinical research fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), and a fellowship in laser surgery. Dr. Keaney is co-founder of SkinDC, a private practice in the Washington, DC area, Assistant Clinical Professor at George Washington University and Howard University Departments of Dermatology, and Director of the Laser and Lipoatrophy Clinic at the Washington, DC, Veterans Administration (VA) Hospital. Dr. Keaney’s clinical and research focus is on how gender impacts aesthetic and dermatologic treatment. He has authored and published several peer-reviewed journal articles in such publications as Dermatologic Surgery, Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, and Journal of Investigative Dermatology. His expertise has made him a frequent speaker at medical professional meetings and in the media.
Dr. Jason Pozner is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, and is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. The Founder of Sanctuary Plastic Surgery and co-owner of Sanctuary Medical Aesthetic Center in Boca Raton, Florida, Dr. Pozner is a highly respected authority on both surgical and non-invasive plastic surgery techniques. He has been a consultant or investigator for many aesthetic companies and member of several advisory boards, including Sciton, Mentor, Bioform, Coapt, Medicis, Allergan and Ultrashape.
Dr. Chris W. Robb is the co-founder of Skin & Allergy Center and has been in practice since 2007. He obtained his PhD in Microbiology and Immunology from the University of Texas Medical Branch in 1999 and his Doctor of Medicine from Texas Tech University in 2003. Dr. Robb graduated from the Vanderbilt Department of Medicine, Division of Dermatology and became a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology in 2007. Dr. Robb takes a special interest in skin cancer surgery and cosmetic dermatology. He also continues to be involved in research in both university and private settings. He speaks nationally and internationally and is affiliated with Williamson Medical Center, St. Thomas-Rutherford and Vanderbilt University.
Women’s Health and Cosmetic Laser Practitioner
Tamra Schue-Garberg is an ANCC (American Nurses Credentialing Center USA) board-certified doctor of nursing practice and family nurse practitioner. She has 10 years of family practice experience with a focus on women’s health and dermatology. Bringing together the art and science of cosmetic dermatology, Tamra uses FDA-approved products and clinically studied invasive and noninvasive procedures to rejuvenate one’s health. Tamra brought the diVa™ laser to Altaire Medical Spa (Fargo, ND) in 2016. She has helped hundreds of women solve their intimate health needs. Tamra intertwines her knowledge from her medical and cosmetic clinics and is able to bring an unique approach to health care. She has a special passion for cancer survivors and has developed a program to help those in most need. In 2017, Tamra began speaking for Sciton laser company and spreads personal and patient testimonials of how this laser is changing lives forever.
Dr. Jill Waibel practices as a board certified dermatologist specializing in cutaneous laser surgery and the dermatologic care of patients. She is currently the medical director and owner of Miami Dermatology and Laser Institute in Miami, Florida. Dr. Waibel is a board certified dermatologist, and serves as a Clinical Voluntary Professor at University of Miami and Clinical Assistant Professor of Dermatology for Wright State University. She is the Dermatology Subsection Chief in the Department of Medicine at Baptist Hospital. She is a Fellow in the American Academy of Dermatology, and a diplomat of the American Board of Dermatology. Dr. Waibel is also a member of several professional organizations – the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, the Women’s Dermatologic Society and the American Medical Association. She also served as a Vice-Chairman for the Dermatology Foundation and a Florida Medical Association Delegate.
AesthetiCare Medspa & MINT Aesthetics
Kathy’s love for skin began in 2000 when she started working with a French cosmeceutical company. Like wine and cheese, it was an instant fit. For the next 7 years she worked with Aesthetic Centers in the Southwest developing treatment menus, training staff and implementing marketing programs.
In 2007, Kathy was certified in laser aesthetics and quickly became a laser trainer at multiple laser institutes in Arizona. In 2011 she developed laser curriculum and opened the first ARRA laser certification course in Arizona.
Over the last 15 years, Kathy has been fortunate enough to work in almost every position within the industry including; retail sales, front desk, laser technician, laser trainer, sales rep, event coordinator, sales consultant and manager. She has been awarded both Rep of the year and Presidents Club. Kathy started MINT in 2013 and is thrilled to now partner with ACG.
AesthetiCare Medspa & MINT Aesthetics
Matt Taranto has been in the field of non-surgical aesthetics for 21 years. He started a laser/aesthetic equipment distributorship in 1996, and opened AesthetiCare Medspa in 2001. AesthetiCare has grown into one of the most successful medspas in the country with over $5M in annual revenues. AesthetiCare has experienced 15 consecutive years of double-digit growth. Over the past 10 years, Mint Aesthetics has worked with over 800 clinics in North America focusing on nearly all aspects of the aesthetic industry. Mint just opened its new state-of-the-art training center in Kansas City, located next to AesthetiCare Medspa. Matt speaks at 40+ aesthetic conferences per year and recent founded Elite Aesthetic Partners, a communication group of the top aesthetic centers in North America.