Meet Our Keynote Presenters:

Wednesday, January 15
David Sarwer, PhD, University of Pennsylvania,
Philadelphia, Pa.
Psychosocial Aspects of Cosmetic Surgery: Managing Patient Expectations

David Sarwer, Ph.D. is Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry and Surgery at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania as well as Director of Clinical Services at the Center for Weight and Eating Disorders. His research interests focus on the assessment and treatment of obesity. He is Principal or Co-Principal Investigator on three NIH funded grants investigating the psychological aspects of bariatric surgery. He is also involved in two studies investigating the treatment of obesity in primary care settings. Dr. Sarwer is also a consultant to the Edwin Fannie Gray Hall Center for Human Appearance at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center where he conducts research on the psychological aspects of cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. He has numerous publications in both areas of research.

Thursday, January 16

Ole-Petter Riksfjord Hamnvik, M.B.B.Ch.,B.A.O.
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Hypertension
Pitfalls and Promise of Endocrine Anti-aging Strategies

Dr. Hamnvik received his M.D. from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, followed by a residency and chief residency in Internal Medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. He also completed his Endocrinology fellowship at Brigham and Women's Hospital, where he is currently an endocrinologist with a special interest in endocrinopathies of cancer patients. He is a respected educator for learners of all levels, including Harvard medical students, internal medicine residents, endocrinology fellows, and academic and community physicians.

Saturday, January 18

Devon M. Herrick, Ph.D.
Senior Fellow - National Center for Policy Analysis
National Center for Policy Analysis, Dallas, TX
Why Don't Patients Act Like Consumers

Devon Herrick is a Senior Fellow for the National Center for Policy Analysis. While Herrick works on a number of issues, he concentrates on health care issues, such as Internet-based medicine, health insurance and the uninsured, as well as pharmaceutical drug issues.

A preeminent expert on the economics of 21st century medicine, Dr. Devon Herrick has closely studied the cosmetic surgery marketplace and how it can impact healthcare in the United States.

Saturday, January 18

Sean Rice, MD, MSC, FRCS
Rice Cosmetic Surgery Clinic, Toronto, Canada
The Future of Cosmetic Medicine, An International Perspective

Dr. Sean Rice is a renowned plastic and cosmetic surgeon, a leading authority on age management and is widely recognized for his published articles in Canadian and international medical journals.

As founder and Director of The Rice Cosmetic Surgery Clinic, Dr. Sean Rice specializes in a comprehensive array of plastic and cosmetic surgery procedures. As a life-long native of Toronto, Dr. Sean Rice earned an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree from York University in Toronto and a Master of Science degree and a Doctor of Medicine from McMaster University in Hamilton. He completed his surgical residency training in plastic surgery at the University of Toronto and is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Dr. Sean Rice is an active member of the Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, American Society Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, American Academy Cosmetic Surgery, the Ontario Medical Association, and the Canadian Medical Association. In 2001, Dr. Sean Rice was honored to receive the prestigious Sopman Humanitarian Award, which is presented each year to just three Canadian surgical residents who demonstrate excellence in the art and science of humanistic care, outstanding interpersonal skills, compassionate and supportive patient care, and clinical and academic excellence.

Dr. Rice is frequently called upon to share his expertise as he trains other surgeons in cutting-edge techniques as well being invited to speak at numerous plastic surgery forums and symposia.