When asked about his work in anti-aging and nutrition, Francisco Llano, MD (Mexico City, Mexico), lights up. It is clear he loves his work and is deeply committed to the field of aesthetic medicine.
He is also a firm believer in lifelong learning and staying current with the latest techniques, tools and trends. For Dr. Llano, there is no better place than the Aesthetic & Anti-Aging Medicine World Congress (AMWC) to learn from and connect with likeminded professionals – whether at the flagship event in Monaco, or the Latin America (LATAM) edition.
Heart and Science
“In my experience, there are no other conferences that draw so many big-hearted people who are willing to share,” said Dr. Llano. “These professionals are willing to teach others – I love it.”
This is why Dr. Llano is thrilled that the world-class scientific powerhouse is coming to North America (Miami, Fla.) for the first time ever, February 23-25, 2023.
Jesper Thulesen, MD, an oculoplastic and aesthetic surgeon in Copenhagen, Denmark, agreed.
“AMWC Monaco has evolved over recent decades to become one of the largest and most honorable events for professionals in the field,” explained Dr. Thulesen. “AMWC is unique due to the very high standard of its international speakers. The overwhelming success of the European version of the AMWC will now be offered in North America, targeting a wide audience with delegates participating from around the world. In the medical aesthetic field, physical national borders do not exist.”
AMWC North America Program Overview
The AMWC North America (AMWC NA) program explores many subsectors of aesthetic and anti-aging medicine, incorporating a unique, international perspective on leading-edge nonsurgical treatments, minimally invasive surgical techniques and emerging areas such as cellular aging, regenerative medicine and integrative aesthetics.
The event includes four concurrent tracks with science-backed, globally-vetted and endorsed programming over three days:
- Main Stage: Listen to inspiring keynote speakers, participate in interactive discussion groups and gain hands-on experience with injectables and threads.
- Breakout Track 1: Take a deep dive into specialty education, such as hair restoration, sexual health and wellness, and regenerative therapies, and hear about anti-aging topics, including cellular aging, the endocrine system and disease prevention.
- Breakout Track 2: Learn about minimally invasive treatments, including energy-based devices, topical skincare and peels, and minimally invasive surgical procedures such as incisionless surgeries, facelifts, implant-free breast augmentation, and energy-assisted liposuction.
- Breakout Track 3: Physicians and staff can explore the business of aesthetics in sessions covering the needs of the medical aesthetic practice.
The program offers up to 17 CME/ACCME AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM for physicians and 17 contact hours for nurses. Every session in the program is thoroughly vetted and carefully curated by a global Scientific Advisory Board (SAB).
An Eye for Innovation
Another unique feature to expect when attending the AMWC NA, is an intense focus on the latest evidence-based research and cutting-edge innovations in the industry, Dr. Thulesen confirmed.
“The competition in the aesthetic field is hard, and a continuous demand for the most effective treatment modality with a reasonable cost for the patient will always exist,” Dr. Thulesen expanded. “This, and the never-end- ing demand to improve and become better, drives many aesthetic clinicians to participate in the AMWC congresses.”
“These events offer state-of-the-art lectures with new products, treatment modalities, techniques, etc. The knowledge that is gained by the clinician at this meeting will translate into happy and satisfied patients in your clinic,” Dr. Thulesen continued.
“The AMWC scientific program features lectures from world-leading experts, but also comprises practical courses with the goal of elevating the general skill level of the attendees, which again will lead to a higher level of professionalism in aesthetic clinics around the world.”
An Interactive Experience
The event will feature a Treatment Center where attendees can try innovative new products, services and techniques in one-hour sessions to personally gauge the results for themselves.
But this is only one of the highly interactive features of AMWC NA. There will also be more than 150 companies showcasing new products and services to help educate attendees about the market-place and, just as importantly, conduct business.
The unique ability to see what is primed to hit the market is something cosmetic surgeon Alexander Rivkin, MD (Los Angeles, Calif.), finds unique about the AMWC events.
“The Exhibit Hall is interesting because you may have the opportunity to see products that are still in the pipeline or not yet available in the U.S.,” Dr. Rivkin explained. “You can talk to people about what they are using around the world and what to expect that will be coming your way in the future. I’m always curious about that.”
AMWC NA’s Exhibit Hall also provides attendees with the opportunity to engage with C-Suite executives within the aesthetic space. “It is a really good opportunity to interact with the upper echelon of the companies you do business with and make deals that you may not be able to make otherwise due to access,” Dr. Rivkin shared. “The interaction with industry is possible because these top professionals also have a lot of respect for the quality of the event.”
A True Multispecialty Event
AMWC NA is an event that attracts medical professionals from across the globe and from a variety of specialties, including:
- Aesthetics and anti-aging
- Cosmetic surgery
- Emergency medicine
- Otolaryngology-head and neck surgery
- Facial plastic surgery
- Internal medicine
- Obstetrics and gynecology
- Oculoplastic surgery
- Plastic surgery
- Reconstructive Surgery
For Dr. Rivkin, this diverse attendee pool is a real benefit.
“This is a true multispecialty conference,” emphasized Dr. Rivkin. “There is a mutual respect that you do not see at some other events, which allows for a very rich experience because you are exposed to many perspectives and so many talented people from different places and specialties. It is a broadening, deepening experience.”
Dr. Llano agreed. “I have been so fortunate to make friends from around the world by attending AMWC events,” he highlighted. “I have made connections with people from Europe, South America, North America and lots of other places. And this is so important because it is not about the individual – it is about the community. To give an example, in a song it is not about an individual instrument, like the drums or the horns; it is about the entire orchestra. That is what matters. And I want to be a part of that.”