ABAM 2023 PROGRAM NOW AVAILABLE
The American-Brazilian Aesthetic Meeting®, also known as ABAM, provides an excellent opportunity for an international clinical exchange of knowledge in aesthetic surgery discussion of the current socioeconomic conditions and how they affect plastic surgery communities in the United States, Brazil and the rest of the world. It also serves as a new forum for residents, fellows, and colleagues in private practice worldwide to present their innovative work in the United States with possible publication in the ISAPS and ASAPS Scientific Journals. All in a very nice relaxing atmosphere in the majestic snowy mountains of Park City, USA.
“ABAM transcends the ‘aesthetic conference’ by giving the most innovative voices in plastic surgery & other core aesthetic specialties a platform to shift what we think of as possible in ways that benefit our doctors, their practices, and their patients.”
—ABAM Founder Dr. Renato Saltz
Signing up is quick and easy when you register for this year’s annual American Brazilian Aesthetic Meeting. Park City and all the sights, sounds, and skiing it offers are waiting for you. Don’t miss out on this exciting and innovative meeting of the world’s premier plastic surgeons. Click here to see our full schedule for the weekend.
Due to high demand, we cannot guarantee a spot for exhibitors and we do expect to sell out of spots, so exhibitors should register today to secure their spots for the event.
*Program Schedule Subject To Change
ABAM is a non-profit educational event. The goal is to combine science with fun through friendship and collegiality. This collaborative environment inspires, entertains, educates, and improves the lives of doctors, their patients, and the employees they support through their practices. Many of us have made career-long friendships that began at ABAM.
Take a look back through the years at some of the unforgettable moments we’ve shared together at the American-Brazilian Aesthetic Meeting.
For Dr. Renato Saltz, ABAM began as a way to broaden collaboration between surgeons in the United States and Brazil, while improving the lives of patients in both countries. Now, it attracts aesthetic providers from all over the world.
Since then, ABAM has evolved into one of the most vibrant and important international gatherings in the plastic surgery space. Surgeons from the United States, Brazil, and more than 60 other countries converge on Park City, Utah, to share their innovations and learn from one another in a fun, collaborative environment. As a leader, educator, and innovator in the plastic surgery space, Dr. Saltz continues to oversee the development and growth of ABAM as a way to improve the visibility and effectiveness of plastic surgery worldwide.
Utah is undeniably one of the best places in the world to satisfy all your snow holiday cravings, thanks to its light and fluffy snow (which was actually proven to be The Greatest Snow on Earth®), its easy access to uncrowded mountains, its spectacular scenery of expansive open vistas, and its historic ski towns full of fun.
This year, America Brazilian Aesthetic Meeting has booked the Sheraton Park City Hotel and Convention Center. This contemporary mountain hotel, with refurbished guest rooms, event space, and public spaces, is the ideal site for bringing people together to enjoy the wonderful ambiance that Park City has to offer.
At the American Brazilian Aesthetics Meeting, emerging physicians are given a chance to shine before a national audience. New concepts and procedures from all over the world are brought together for attendees to discuss and review. ABAM takes great pleasure in its ability to identify and promote individuals who will become international leaders in cosmetic surgery. Here, inspiring medical professionals speak publicly in front of industry leaders and get international recognition for their original and cutting-edge ideas.
While known worldwide for skiing, Park City is a multigenerational family-friendly destination, offering something for everyone, big and small. The Kimball Art Center offers daily art lessons where you may discover pottery, painting, textiles, and even glass-making classes for your family.
All meeting profits will be donated to the Image Reborn Foundation of Utah to support Breast Cancer Survivors.
IRF is a non-profit organization 501(c)(3) that provides no-cost three-day retreats to women with breast cancer in the beautiful mountains of Park City. Women with a history of breast cancer are welcome to attend the Image Reborn Foundation's healing retreats at no cost. Dr. Renato Saltz launched the Image Reborn Foundation in 1998. He hosted its inaugural retreat in 1999 after seeing that women with cancer receive excellent medical treatment for the physical aspects of their disease but often have their complicated emotional needs ignored.
Professionals at Image Reborn have extensive expertise catering to the unique needs of breast cancer patients, and they use that knowledge to develop and lead the rejuvenation retreat program. Each retreat is unique, but they all aim to offer a place of informal support and rejuvenation. The Image Reborn Foundation offers an average of 26 no-cost weekend retreats (3 days) per year to breast cancer survivors in Park City and St. George, Utah, in Colorado and soon in Houston, Texas. Since its conception, ABAM has donated over half-million dollars to the Image Reborn Foundation.
In the same time as ABAM is taking place in Salt Lake City, the 71st NBA All-Star game will be held at the Vivint Smart Home Arena, which is the home court of the Utah Jazz. On Friday, February 17, the on-court festivities of the NBA All-Star Game will get underway. It is expected that a large number of famous athletes, entertainers, musicians, and other celebrities would bring their families to Park City in order to get away from the rush of the tourists in Salt Lake City. This is your opportunity to socialize with some of the most famous people in the world, including A-List sportsmen and celebrities, as you enjoy the Park City lifestyle.
"ABAM 2021 was not only an American Brazilian Aesthetics Meeting. This is definitely an international meeting with top presenters from the United States and Brazil as well as Europe, Argentina, Columbia, and Mexico. It is also more than an aesthetics meeting, with information on breast reconstructive techniques, regenerative techniques for facial reconstruction, and practice management strategies. I was not able to attend in person, but thanks to them making this available via streaming this year, I was able to watch the meeting and did so from a different Utah ski resort. So my family was able to start skiing while I finished the morning portion of the meeting, and then I joined them on the slopes for the day. It is definitely one of the best all-around meetings I have to "attend," and we look forward to watching it again next year. Thank you for such a great meeting."
—Cameron Earl, MD, USA
"I had the privilege of participating in the American-Brazilian Aesthetic Meeting in Park City, Utah held in February of 2021. The meeting is in a fantastic location, especially if you love winter sports. Besides the divertisment and collegial atmosphere, I am impressed with the top-shelf presentations at this meeting. There are well-known participants in aesthetic surgery, and this year, because of Covid, the organizers put together an amazing array of virtual presenters and panels from every corner of the world. I came away with many pearls for my practice and was refreshed from the experience of being on the mountain in Park City. I believe anyone who attends will be coming back year after year for this great meeting."
-Mike Marion, MD - USA
"After almost a year without a live meeting, it was such a joy to have attended ABAM 2021 in person! As always well organized, well run, and this year with all COVID safety measures in place. Such a pleasure to see and interact with my friends and colleagues on site. For those whose travel restrictions prevented in-person attendance the flawless worldwide live streaming provided interactive access to the meeting. The live international panels from South America and Europe flawlessly brought the speakers into the auditorium for lively interactions. Congratulations to the AV Staff, Susan Russell, her staff, and Renato and Flavia Saltz for a memorable, amazing, and successful meeting, not to mention the greatest snow on Earth! I look forward to seeing all my worldwide friends and colleagues live next year at ABAM 2022."
-Foad Nahai, MD - USA
"The first ever Hybrid ABAM was an absolute delight! Obviously, I wish we could have been with you in person since we miss all of you. With that being said, participating virtually in giving lectures and also listening to the incredible informative lectures was amazing. Thank you so much for including me in ABAM!"
—Paul Nassif, MD - USA
"The Utah Plastic Surgery Society is proud to endorse the American Brazilian Aesthetic Meeting scheduled to meet in our backyard, Park City, UT, on Feb 14-18, 2019. Our esteemed colleague and ever faithful member of the Utah Plastic Surgery Society and friend to the specialty around the world, Renato Saltz, MD, has once again assembled a veritable who’s who of plastic surgery educators. This rare event provides attendees unprecedented access to faculty in an intimate and relaxed atmosphere. The chance to spend precious time in close contact with our fellow surgeons is a remarkable advantage of the setting in which ABAM occurs. Furthermore, attendees can enjoy the balanced educational program with the fabulous winter sports activities that the Park City area has to offer. Added to that, the flavorful dining options in town will be sure to encourage everyone to bring along family and office staff to luxuriate in these fine offerings. It is our earnest hope to have you join us in February 2019 for what is sure to be a noteworthy part of your year."
—Brian K. Brzowski, MD, FACS
USA President, Utah Plastic Surgery Society
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The American Brazilian Aesthetics Meeting in Park City, Utah, is an experience you won’t want to miss. Through fun and friendship, we aim to revolutionize the field of plastic surgery by introducing new minds to the international stage while giving back to a worthy cause. Register today to join the mountain of excitement.