July 27-28, 2019
Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park
200 N Columbus Drive, Chicago, IL
The Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park Hotel Reservations:
Make hotel reservations by Sunday, June 30, 2019 to receive the special group room rate of $199+ tax/fees per night (subject to availability). Book your reservation online or call General Reservations at 1-800-257-7544.
Dr. Patrick Bitter, Jr., is a dermatologist certified by the American Board of Dermatology. He received his medical degree and dermatology training at Stanford University School of Medicine. Since 1986, Dr. Bitter, Jr., has maintained a private practice specializing in dermatology, skin cancer surgery, and cosmetic surgery in Los Gatos and Beverly Hills, California. Dr. Bitter, Jr. is the developer of the FotoFacial™ and PhotoFacial™ procedures that use pulsed light to treat rosacea, flushing, facial
redness and pigment.
Dr. Andrew Campbell is a double board certified facial plastic surgeon who specializes in facial rejuvenation and rhinoplasty. He is an active member of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and is also an examiner and board member of the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He along with his wife and nurse, Heidi Campbell, opened Quintessa Medical Spa to supply and promote medical skin care services to clients in Eastern Wisconsin. Patients and clients throughout the Midwest and United States, seek out Dr. Campbell for both surgical and non-surgical facial rejuvenation treatments.
Dr. Antonio Campo Voegeli obtained his medical degree from the Autonomous University of Barcelona in 1993. As a Dermatologist, Dr. Campo has overseen Mohs Micrographic Surgery, Photodynamic Therapy, and Laser and Cosmetic Units. He was Director of Dermatology and Laser & Aesthetic Medicine at Laclinic in Montreux, Switzerland from 2013 to 2017.
Dr. Campo is the Founder and Medical Director of Clínica Dermatológica Campo-Optimage in Barcelona. He is also Co-Director of the Masters Program of Advanced Aesthetic and Laser Procedures at the University Carlos Herrera in Valencia and Professor of Medical Laser Procedures at the Official College of Medicine of Barcelona. He is member of the Spanish Academy of Dermatology and the European Society for Lasers in Dermatology.
Dr. Few is the architect of the Stackable Treatments™, a life-long aesthetic approach to achieving natural-looking results by strategically blending cutting-edge surgical and nonsurgical treatments. He received his medical degree from the University Of Chicago Pritzker School Of Medicine and completed his residency in general surgery at the University of Michigan Medical Center, followed by plastic surgery training at Northwestern University. In addition, Dr. Few received special facial and eye cosmetic training in Honolulu, New York and Atlanta. Dr. Few serves as a Clinical Professor for the Division of Plastic Surgery at the University of Chicago and Director of the Cosmetic Rotation. He is on staff at Northwestern University, where he is a Health Systems Clinician. In addition, he is a past president of the Illinois Society of Plastic Surgeons.
Dr. Sherrif Ibrahim is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Dermatology at the University of Rochester Medical Center. After completing dermatology residency, he completed a fellowship in Mohs micrographic surgery, laser surgery, and cosmetic dermatology at the University of California, San Francisco. While at UCSF, Dr. Ibrahim worked closely with pioneers in the field of laser medicine in developing the latest techniques in this field. His practice is currently focused on procedural and surgical dermatology.
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.
A graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Dr. Namnoum trained in general surgery and plastic surgery. Following the completion of his residencies, he took a fellowship in breast surgery with Carl R. Hartrampf, Jr., MD. Dr. Namnoum has been a partner at Atlanta Plastic Surgery for more than 20 years and is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Plastic Surgery at Emory University. In addition to clinical duties, Dr. Namnoum is the managing partner and Medical Director of AYA Medical Spas of Atlanta and Dallas. He has overseen the growth and development of this business from a small in-practice spa to a multimillion dollar entity with five locations.
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 the university and private setting. He speaks nationally and internationally and is affiliated with Williamson Medical Center, St. Thomas-Rutherford and Vanderbilt University.
Women's Health and Cosmetic Dermatology
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.
Tom Seery is the founder and CEO of RealSelf, an online resource for medical aesthetics. Prior to RealSelf, Tom was a member of the founding team at Expedia, where he developed a $500M private-label travel business and introduced search marketing long before Google was a household name. Tom recently followed his passion for giving back, and joined the board of ReSurge International (formerly named Interplast). ReSurge brings life-transforming reconstructive plastic surgery to 2,000 children a year in developing nations. Tom holds an MS from Drexel University, MBA from University of Washington, and BA from Connecticut College.
Dr. Sieber is a graduate of Loyola University-Stritch School of Medicine and completed a five-year residency in general surgery at Loyola University Medical Center. Board certified by the American Board of Surgery, he then went on to complete an additional three-year residency in plastic and reconstructive surgery at the University of Minnesota as well as a one-year aesthetic surgery fellowship at the top ranked University of Texas Southwestern program in Dallas under the mentorship of some of the most highly regarded and world renowned plastic surgeons. Dr. Sieber specializes in cosmetic surgery of the face, breast and body and currently works in the San Francisco bay area.
Dr. Swengel is a board-certified dermatologist who focuses on aesthetic treatments and understands the relationship between medical and cosmetic treatments. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine and completed his residency and Mohs training at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. He was Chief of Dermatology at The Permanente Medical Group, Inc. for 23 years. He founded the Mohs Surgery Unit at San Jose Kaiser in 1980, where he subsequently became the medical director. For decades, Dr. Swengel has dedicated himself to always testing the latest products and technology, and in 2012, he founded Refined Dermatology.
In 2005, Matt transformed Aesthetic Consulting Group to Mint Aesthetics, partnering with his wife, Kathy Taranto. Kathy has 20 years of experience in aesthetics. Mint has now worked with well over 1000 clinics in North America. Mint focuses on beginning to advanced training for virtually all med spa treatments including lasers and injectables. Matt spends the majority of his time consulting clinics in marketing, personnel, performing consultations, retail product sales, equipment evaluation and price negotiation, etc. Matt and Kathy also speak at 40+ aesthetic meetings each year throughout the country and are considered one of the country’s top authorities in the business of non-surgical aesthetics.
Founder & Director, AmSpa
Alex R. Thiersch, JD, is the founder and director of the American Med Spa Association (AmSpa), which provides comprehensive, relevant and timely legal and business resources for medical spas and medical aesthetic practices throughout the United States. Thiersch, who received his B.A. from the University of Iowa and his J.D. from the DePaul University College of Law in Chicago, specializes in representing plastic surgeons and medical spa professionals, and has extensive experience advising clients on the relevant laws and regulations affecting the medical spa industry. He is a highly sought-after speaker, lecturing throughout the world on medical spa regulations and compliance. He also contributes to a variety of industry and consumer publications and websites on medical spa legalities and medical spa best practices.