Program, Faculty, Exhibitors

The 2024 Global Aesthetics Conference (GAC) is your ticket to the latest in aesthetic science and education. Bringing together industry leaders from around the world and offering hundreds of seminars, lectures and workshops, we provide an unprecedented opportunity for learning and growth. Geared toward both experienced medical professionals and those who are just starting out, GAC 2024 promises to inspire, challenge and elevate your practice.

Join us to discover new insights and refine your skills in the aesthetic field.

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A letter from
Dr. S Randolph Waldman

The Global Aesthetics Conference (GAC) was created by Dr. S Randolph Waldman and Dr. Renato Saltz to bring together Key Opinion Leaders from the four core aesthetic specialties – Facial Plastic Surgery, Dermatology, Plastic Surgery, and Oculoplastic Surgery – in a collegial and apolitical environment. It is the only true multispecialty event in the world that is not organized under the banner of a large corporate entity.

Dr. Waldman has now organized almost 50 major conferences. He is the founder and former director of the Vegas Cosmetic Surgery Conference as well as multiple conferences under the banner of the American Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery. His multispecialty philosophy is the central tenet of GAC and will always emphasize meeting content before industry sponsored sessions.

Dr. Waldman has always believed strongly that a true multispecialty meeting features “something for everyone” – a session always taking place somewhere on-site that is beneficial to every attendee. He also pioneered the practice management and marketing component of aesthetic conferences and continues to raise the bar on business enhancement sessions.

We recognize that some attendees prefer short and succinct lectures while others want longer more in-depth lectures, of which the GAC program features both, especially within our very popular Masters Seminars.

Finally, we aim to include both younger and more experienced faculty, and unlike many other meetings our faculty changes from year to year. Only the best and most qualified are sought out. The expertise of our elite faculty is secondary to no other event in the world! So come join us at the world-class, AAA Four Diamond rated South Beach venue, the Loews Miami Beach Hotel.

Take a few days out of your practice to engage and network with colleagues from around the globe and we guarantee that you will not only gain valuable insight and tips for your practice, but you will enjoy both a fun and collegial experience! And be sure and bring your entire staff. Like you, they will learn, have fun, and bring new ideas back to your office to increase your business and improve your practice.​

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Our Programming

The GAC focuses on curating a list of educational sessions from leaders and trailblazers in the medical aesthetics industry. You can rest assured that any of our sessions or seminars are hyper focused on providing you with industry-leading education you can take back to your practice and implement in your own processes. Over the course of the conference, we want our programming to reinvigorate your motivation and help you become excited to get back to your own patients and procedures.


Dive into the nuances of procedures that focus on the face. These sessions, led by internationally renowned surgeons, will explore the most recent advances and best practices. Refine your surgical approach or better understand the patient-centric factors that drive optimal outcomes through engaging panel discussions. Equip yourself with the knowledge to deliver exceptional results with increased precision and safety.


In an era where patients seek effective results with minimal downtime, mastering less invasive procedures is crucial. These sessions are tailored to the ever-growing demand for aesthetic solutions that offer significant benefits without the surgical commitment. Led by premier dermatologists and aesthetic professionals, you’ll uncover the latest trends in dermal fillers, neuromodulators, body contouring, lasers, energy-based devices and more.


Masters Seminars are an exclusive gateway to gain first-hand insights from key aesthetic leaders. From pioneering facelift and blepharoplasty techniques to best practices for managing complications and improving patient outcomes, these seminars delve into the latest research and advancements in the field, allowing participants to broaden their understanding of contemporary aesthetic interventions and remain at the forefront of innovation.

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Take your practice to the next level

Unlock exceptional growth for your aesthetic practice at GAC 2024 with Practice Management and Marketing sessions curated by industry leaders and aimed at delivering actionable strategies that matter most to today’s aesthetic professionals.

Discover cutting-edge operational techniques for enhancing clinic efficiency, learn the secrets to building a stellar team and gain insights into the patient experience to increase revenue. Participants can also explore the evolving world of aesthetic marketing to gain a competitive edge. Stay ahead of the curve with valuable insights into personal branding, leveraging strategic partnerships and how to market your practice in a post-pandemic landscape.

GAC 2024 gives medical professionals the tools and strategies to navigate the challenges of the modern aesthetic world and turn them into opportunities for growth and success.

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Earn Continuing medical education credits

For many medical professionals, earning Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits is both a professional requirement and a personal commitment to ensuring the highest standards of patient care. GAC acknowledges this need by providing an unparalleled amount of high-quality scientific and educational content.

With hundreds of activities and 26.5+ CME credits available, attending GAC satisfies yearly CME requirements in most states, making it a win-win – participants have the opportunity
to acquire knowledge from the world’s best and stay compliant with professional mandates.

GAC offers a variety of CME lectures and seminars meticulously planned and executed in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). This ensures that participants receive top-tier scientific education that meets and exceeds the rigorous standards set by professional bodies.

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GAC 2024 brings together medical expertise, innovation and collaboration, providing a platform where you can engage with global leaders, challenge conventions and chart a course for a future where your practice doesn’t just succeed — it thrives.

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What to expect

Check out GAC 2023, where we brought industry-leading education and excitement from a range of local and global influences. Last year, the best minds in aesthetics all met, collaborated, and worked together just a few yards away from the sandy beaches of Miami.

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James Newman, MD

Facial Plastic - Palo Alto, CA

The GAC conference is the most comprehensive aesthetic meeting covering surgery, minimally invasive and office based treatments coupled with practice management. The expert panels are not to be missed!

Gary Linkov, MD

Facial Plastic - New York, NY

The best part of GAC is the interdisciplinary nature of it and how cordial and polite people are towards each other, even with varying viewpoints on procedures or topics. There are always nuggets of information to pick up and incorporate into your practice, no matter how novice or expert you are in a particular skill. The fusion of knowledge with talented aesthetic providers from around the world is what makes it magical.

Mara Shorr

Industry - Orlando, FL

One of the things I love most about GAC is the ability to pull together multiple specialties in one space, including a full track for practice management. The agenda is packed each day, and I often hear from attendees they have trouble deciding which of the courses they want to attend because there are so many. I’m proud to have participated from the conference’s inception, and always recommend my clients attend GAC!

Corey Maas, MD

Facial Plastic - San Francisco, CA

GAC offers Medical and Surgical Aesthetics specialists, administrators and providers a multidisciplinary educational opportunity that is unparalleled in scope and participation by industry. If you want to educate yourself and staff on aesthetic advances and current standards of care, the GAC should not be missed.

Devinder Mangat, MD

Facial Plastic - Vail, CO

GAC is the only truly multispecialty meeting that offers meaningful input from some of the most exceptional and diverse faculty in a relaxed atmosphere. The interaction that occurs among the faculty as well as between the faculty and attendees is unique to this meeting.

Catherine Maley

Industry - Sauslito, CA

The most comprehensive practice management track bar none. It’s a wealth of revenue growth strategies to up level your staff, marketing, and processes. You can’t get this much how-to knowledge in one place anywhere else and more than pays for itself.

Fred Fedok, MD

Facial Plastic - Gulf Shores, AL

The 2024 GAC – Expect it to continue to live up to its reputation as the original (Starting in Newport Beach, California), the best, and the most expansive and informative multidisciplinary conference on the Aesthetic ecosystem in the world. Year after year Dr. Waldman and staff deliver on the presentation of up-to-date information. Keep tuned in on what your patients need and want!

Bruce Katz, MD

Dermatology - New York, NY

The Global Aesthetics Meeting is one of the best I attend all year and one I very much look forward to. It is one of the few multidisciplinary conferences that involve all four core specialties with an extremely diverse faculty, as well as a great office management component. So not only do I value it’s great educational value, and the camaraderie that I develop with fellow attendees, but my staff also really enjoys it and learns a great deal which benefits our practice. You have to be there and I promise you will not want to miss it again every year.

Elizabeth Houshmand, MD

Dermatology - Dallas, TX

GAC brings together global thought leaders in the fields of Dermatology, Plastic Surgery, Ocuplastics and practioners in Aesthetic Medicine. This provides a unique opportunity to share and learn directly from those outside your own specialty. This collaborative environment is why I love being a part of GAC!

Jay Shorr

Industry - Coral Springs, FL

Global Aesthetics Conference (GAC) has become one of my favorite conferences of the year. As a faculty member since the GAC began, I have referred countless attendees since it is one of the only meetings where practice management and business are given equal time to the surgical/non-surgical component, so that all levels of attendees can benefit from all of the educational knowledge. The time that is invested is insurmountable to the knowledge that will be gained from attending. Please join me once again at 2024 GAC.

Lou Haggerty

Industry - Gardena, CA

I have been faculty since the beginning of this conference and find this the most stimulating group of faculty and attendees. The information presented with keen responsiveness encourages all of us to continue to look forward to GAC.

Jeffrey Spiegel, MD

Facial Plastic - Chesnut Hill, MA

Each year I look forward to GAC. The talks are state of the art, the venue perfect, and organization unparalleled. Global has a bigger impact on my practice both clinically and administratively than any other conference that I attend.

Sidney Starkman, MD

Facial Plastic - Scottsdale, AZ

The GAC has always been a beacon of innovation and excellence, providing enriching insights and unparalleled networking opportunities. I enthusiastically recommend that anyone interested in advancing in the field attend this vibrant conference.

Randy B. Miller, MD

Plastic Surgery - Miami, FL

World-class faculty with cutting edge content. Advancing all aspects of aesthetic treatments and surgery. The focus on stem cells and regenerative aesthetics is unique to GAC, with credibility and global expert faculty.

Bertha Baum, MD

Dermatology - Hallandale Beach, FL

Attending the Global Aesthetics Conference offers unparalleled opportunities for networking, learning, and staying abreast of cutting-edge advancements in the field. As a past key faculty member, I can attest to the invaluable connections made and the wealth of knowledge gained. Join us this year and be part of an inspiring community dedicated to advancing aesthetics worldwide!

Ross A. Clevens, MD, MPH, FACS

Facial Plastic - Melbourne, FL

As a seasoned facial plastic surgeon, I have attended GAC every year since its inception. This premier event offers unparalleled opportunities for learning, networking, advanced skill development, and staying abreast of the latest trends and techniques in our field amidst the vibrant backdrop of South Beach Miami

Adam Scheiner, MD

Oculoplastic - Tampa, FL

The GAC brings together core specialists from different disciplines and this allows a collaboration unseen in most other meetings. When we can see an approach to a procedure we do in one specialty from another specialties perspective , it brings new energy and fosters curiosity about those topics.

Nabil Fanous, MD

Facial Plastic - Montreal Canada

GAC is the world’s best Facial Plastic Surgery conference, with the best choice of topics, highest number of expert speakers and highest number of attendees. Nothing compares!

Sheila Barbarino, MD

Oculoplastic - Austin, TX

GAC is a wonderful, immersive aesthetic meeting that clicks all the boxes: top notch faculty, educational content, and fun social events. I look forward to GAC every year!

Carolyn Jacob, MD

Dermatology - Chicago, IL

GAC combines the best in innovation, education and management across multiple aesthetic disciplines. The collaborative work of the moderators and presenters allows for an ability like no other to learn best practices as well as best precautions. I always come away with great and novel tips on how to improve practices and patient care.

Philip Miller, MD, FACS

Facial Plastic - New York, NY

GAC has consistently provided an interdisciplinary approach of education, featuring the best of the best in facial plastic surgery, plastic surgery, Oculoplastic surgery, dermatology and business consultants. I leave each year assured I am aware of the latest trends and techniques in our field.

Shawn Allen, MD

Dermatology - Boulder, CO

GAC is one of the largest and most comprehensive multispecialty conferences in America where attendees can learn the latest advances in surgical and non surgical cosmetic techniques as well as learn practice leadership and development insights and tips from the leading key opinion leaders in our fields. It has been an honor to be part of this meeting and sharing and learning with colleagues from around the world to optimize the practice and the art of medicine and surgery in todays ever changing environment.



1601 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139

November 7-10, 2024

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