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Save the Date!

August 11-13, 2023

JW Marriot Parq Vancouver

Vancouver, BC, Canada

Get Ready for the 2023 Symposium!

This Year's Key Topics 

  • RF Microneedling

  • Laser Treatments Revolutionizing the Treatment of Acne

  • Are all Pico Lasers Created Equally?

  • Femtosecond Lasers: Are They the Future ?

  • 3D Lasering: Safe and Effective for Skin of Color?

  • Combination Therapies: Safe and Effective?

  • Scarring: The Best Approach

  • Laser Assisted Drug Delivery: A Paradigm Shift in Skin Therapeutics

  • Fat Reduction and Muscle Toning Combination Therapies

  • Long-Acting Neuromodulators: Worthwhile?

  • Filler: How Many is Too Many?

  • Melasma: How to Tame This Beast?

  • Skin Tightening is on Everyone's Mind. Do We Have Devices that Truly Tighten?

Join Us in Beautiful Vancouver

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The aesthetic skincare industry's must-attend event.

No holds barred discussion.

The claims and disclaims that follow the development of new lasers, light and energy sources, skin tightening devices, relaxers and fillers are often contradictory. The symposium offers participants a unique opportunity to learn, share and discuss controversial topics in laser and cosmetic surgery in a collegial atmosphere with a large group of experts.


Throughout The Controversies Symposium, selected faculty members present their view on given hot controversial issues in cutaneous and aesthetic surgery or challenging therapeutic problems. They then are challenged by other faculty and attendees in a lively, no holds barred discussion. 


About Controversies

The Overview

Participants gain a thorough understanding of:

  • The spectrum of skin conditions treatable with energy-based devices and other aesthetic methods.

  • Learn how to select the optimum therapy for non-invasive treatment of cutaneous lesions, photoaging and chronologic aging.

  • Acquire the ability to better communicate their scientific knowledge into understandable messages for patients.








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Past Attendee Testimonial

"Thank you so much for organizing what is without question one of the best meeting in our industry. It was a privilege to be a part of it. I shared so many notes with my colleagues and encouraged them all to attend next year." 
Anne Chapas, MD

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