Welcome to SEASON

Washington [Early Bird ending soon]

When: Saturday 27–Monday 29 April 2024

Where: George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences

Limited places remaining

London  [Early Bird ending soon]

When: Friday 7–Sunday 9 June 2024

Where: Royal College of Physicians

Limited places remaining

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“SEASON is not a trade show. It is a premier programme of evidence-based, non-commercialized education and hands-on training that is aligned with the British academic societies of dermatology and plastic surgery, and linked to the core component of their cosmetic curricula.”
Dr. Tamara Griffiths, US Board Certified Dermatologist and SEASON Aesthetic Conference Director

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

We are truly fortunate to be holding this year’s SEASON Aesthetic Conferences at two outstanding centres of aesthetic excellence—George Washington University of Medicine and Health Sciences, and the Royal College of Physicians, London. Both are historical landmarks, inspiring testaments to the progress of medical science, and living museums of extraordinary power and beauty.

SEASON 2024 Washington and London are the 7th and 8th Congresses respectively of the Global Aesthetics Alliance (GAA), a non-commercialised scientific exchange that has the mission of advancing procedural safety and outcomes in aesthetic medicine, identifying unmet needs in research and development, and fostering responsible media reporting in aesthetics.

As with the previous GAA conferences, we believe that SEASON 2024 is a new way forward in aesthetic science and safety.

We understand and respect that delegates sacrifice time in their clinics and offices and incur significant expenses to attend conferences. Our aim is to offer training and education that are worthy of this—a stellar global faculty with academic and scientific priorities who will catalyse an unsurpassed, interactive agenda of learning and sharing with no hidden commercial conflicts of interest.

Structure

“‘Science’ and ‘Evidence’ are often used interchangeably but, in fact, are not the same! This is a fundamental principle of evidence-based medicine.”
Dr. Hema Sundaram, US Board Certified Dermatologist and SEASON Aesthetic Conference Director

SEASON conferences are CE/CPD-accredited. Each has its own unique agenda with the primary goal of promoting evidence-based medicine and scientific excellence with. A core component is the full day of advanced training in anatomy, ultrasound and procedural techniques, including a Hands-On Cadaver Course at SEASON Washington and Live Demonstrations with Hands-On Simulator Training at SEASON London.

Registration options are offered for in-person and virtual attendance.

SEASON also features interactive scientific sessions, each based on a Statement of Unmet Educational Need and evidence-based Learning Objectives. The conference agenda is novel, relevant and exciting for today’s practitioner, encompassing Aesthetic Myth-Busters, cutting-edge concepts, and innovations in standards of care and best practice.

The final day of SEASON brings together physicians, scientists and media representatives to discuss procedural safety, technological innovations and other key topics. This is an interactive forum for debate, dialogue and consensus, during which every voice in the room counts.

Objectives

The theme for SEASON 2024 is Therapeutic Aesthetics—an exploration of how medical discoveries are impacting our understanding of aging and our evolving strategies with injectables, threads, lasers, regenerative technologies and skin science.

Since the start of our initiative over 8 years ago, we strive to address the increasing diversity of our patient populations with respect to ethnicity, gender, culture and age, and how this impacts treatment planning and outcomes. In reflecting these objectives, SEASON has some key features with respect to its logistics, format and agenda:

  • Hands-on sessions offer practical, small-group training and preceptorship in essential areas including face and body anatomy, ultrasound imaging, advanced fillers, threads and toxins, use of cannulas, expert face and body analysis, and treatment planning.
  • The SEASON Journal Club develops essential skills of critical thinking to analyse the latest publications and research, and what they really mean for everyday aesthetic practice.
  • A non-commercialised New Technologies session for unbiased, evidence-based discussion of innovations that will shape our future.
  • Like the Conference Directors, all SEASON faculty are actively engaged in academic teaching and most have appointments at universities, teaching hospitals or plastic surgery and dermatology academies. Our faculty have been specifically selected for their commitment to evidence-based medicine, non-promotional and fair-balanced education, and clinical integrity.
  • Participation of industry in SEASON is by invitation only, and limited to companies and laboratories that are dedicated to procedural safety, evidence-based education, and scientific research. Companies and laboratories serve as conference partners rather than sponsors, by providing educational grants to help defray conference expenses.

To fulfil these objectives and create intimate dialogues between delegates and faculty, attendance at SEASON is strictly limited. Registration is available now and will close when all places are filled.


In closing, we extend our thanks to our hosts for SEASON, and to the professional societies and journals who are joining us as Academic Partners. We also thank our meeting planners whose tireless logistical support was essential to bringing SEASON together, and our graphic & web designers for their assistance with conference communications.

We wish all delegates, faculty and conference partners of SEASON 2024 an inspiring, interesting and productive three days at two of the world’s finest academic institutions. If we can be of any direct help, please do not hesitate to reach out to us directly.

Sincerely,
The SEASON Conference Directors:

  • Dr. Hema Sundaram, MB BChir (Cantab) MA FAAD
  • Dr. Dalvi Humzah, MBBS FRCS
  • Dr. Ashraf Badawi, MD PhD
  • Dr. Valerie Callender, MD FAAD
  • Dr. Tamara Griffiths, MD FRCP FAAD