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Dr Raj Acquilla (UK)

Dr Raj Acquilla graduated from Manchester University Medical School in 1999 and during his 14 year medical career has gained 11 years experience in Cosmetic Dermatology having performed over 20,000 procedures.

He is an expert in medical aesthetics, facial contouring, volume replacement, Dermatological surgery including facial skin cancer and undergraduate / postgraduate clinical education. He runs busy private clinics in Cheshire, London and Ibiza in addition to his own Facial Aesthetic Academy where he is a recognised Masterclass Trainer using the latest and most innovative facial rejuventation techniques from demonstrating all around the globe.

He is a full member and North West Regional Chair of the British College of Aesthetic Medicine, UK Ambassador for Allergan Facial Aesthetics, Faculty Member of The European College of Aesthetic Medicine & Surgery and Global Key Opinion Leader in the cosmetic use of Botulinum toxin and Fillers. He has been closely mentored by Dr Mauricio de Maio (Brazil), who recently honoured him among 20 international experts for his Compendium Board.

In addition to speaking at every major UK domestic conference, he has lectured extensively in Europe, South Africa, Japan, India, Australia and the USA. In 2012 he was given the prestigious title of Speaker of the Year at the UK Aesthetic Awards. He is also actively involved in scientific audit, research and development of pioneering products and techniques.

“My principles are grounded in the promotion of excellence, safety, science, education and not just satisfaction…but delighting my patients with exceptional results through precise facial mapping and beautification”

Mr David Arthur (South Africa)

Clinical Pharmacist – B.Pharm (Wits), MPS, ABAAHP Diplomate, Board Certified (American Board of Anti-Aging Health Practitioners)
David practises at the Integrative Medical Centre, where his main focus is to get to the root cause of disease and illness. One of his areas of interest is the relationship between emotional and physical health, and he specialises in devising personalised treatment plans that address all aspects that contribute to wellness. David has extensive medical experience and understands the benefits of conventional medicine, as well as the harm it can cause in the body. Having recently completed an international module on prescribing compounded mixtures, he knows how to use natural supplements as alternatives to prescription medicine and how to combine natural and prescription medicine to reduce the side effects often associated with conventional therapy. Another area of interest for David is anti-aging medicine. He is an advanced fellow and diplomate in Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine with the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine, and is the first pharmacist in South Africa to be board-certified by the American Academy for Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine. Acutely aware of the influence that nutrition has on overall health, he completed a Nutrigenomics course with the Department of Human Nutrition at Wafeningen University, Netherlands, linking genomics, nutrition and health research, and is currently completing a Masters in Nutrition and Metabolic Studies through the University of South Florida, USA. This places David among an elite group of medical professionals in South Africa.

Dr Alexander Bader (UK)

Alexander Bader, MD, FAAOCG, FISCG

  • European Board Ob&Gyn.
  • Specialist in Pelvic floor Reconstructive and Urine dysfunction on females.
  • Specialist in Cosmetic & Aesthetic Gynecology.
  • Director of Cosmetic Gynecology Department, HB Health Clinic- Knightsbridge-LONDON-UK
  • Founder and President of The European Society of Aesthetic Gynecology (ESAG)
  • Scientific advisor & International visiting surgeon of Aesthetica Clinic in Dubai
  • Scientific advisor & International Visiting Surgeon at the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery Hospital in Dubai
  • Official International Instructor of Alma Surgical

Dr Bader is an internationally renowned specialist OB&GYN and Cosmetic Gynaecologist who pioneered cosmetic vaginal surgery (CVS) in Europe. Following training and Fellowships in Los Angeles and New Jersey, USA with the most innovative surgeons in the fields of cosmetic surgery and gynaecology, Dr Bader returned to Europe and became the first doctor in the continent to practice exclusively Cosmetic Vaginal Surgery. Dr Bader is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery (AACS), the American Academy of Cosmetic Gynaecologists (AAOCG), and the International Society of Cosmetogynecology (ISG). He is regularly invited to lecture and teach at international meetings in cosmetic surgery. His exclusive involvement with reconstructive and cosmetic vaginal surgery for the last decade affords him the opportunity to deal with a large volume of interesting and complex cases on a daily basis. Dr. Bader is conducting frequently Hands On training courses and form the position of the president of The European Society of Aesthetic Gynaecology “ESAG”, he is leading a big number of enthusiastic doctors from all over the world who want be positively involved with this innovative field. Dr Bader is the director of HB Health Cosmetic Gynaecology Center in London-UK, director and founder of Keep Femina Medical Center of Athens, Athens. He divides his time between Athens, London, and Dubai, where he is visiting surgeon at Aesthetica Clinics group and the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery Hospital (AACSH)

Dr Anjana Bhana (South Africa)

speakers_clip_image053Dr Bhana graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand in 2005, taking the SADA Medal for leadership (for her role as Dental Student Council President as well as other leadership roles) as well as The Maxillo Facial Department’s Research award for her study on Rhinocerebral Mucomycosis in a Ketoacidotic Diabetic.


She is currently a trainer for the Restylane range of tissue fillers. She has also completed a ‘train the trainer’ masterclass with Dr Fredrik Berne, a world-renowned Swedish Plastic Surgeon. Dr Anjana has completed the the Advanced Diploma in Aesthetic Medicine with Distinction.

Dr Veruschka José-Bryant (South Africa)

Dr José-Bryant is a fully accredited Maxillo-Facial and Oral Surgeon registered as a Specialist with the Health Professions Council of South Africa.She went on to be awarded a Fellowship in Maxillo-Facial & Oral Surgeryfrom the country’s Specialist Accreditation Body, the Colleges of Medicine of South Africathrough examination. As a surgical specialist of the facial region, Dr José-Bryant has a comprehensive working knowledge of facial anatomy and has studied in detail soft and hard tissue facial harmony, proportion and aging. This provides an immeasurable advantage in providing appropriate, confidential and above all, safe treatment in a what is well known to be a very complex anatomical region.

Professor Maurizio Ceccarelli M.D.,Sc.D.,Cl.Path.S. ( Italy)

Director of the International Centre for Study and Research in Aesthetic


Physiological Medicine Professor of Physiological Medicine


Aesthetic Medicine at the University of Barcelona (Spain) and at the University of Camerino (Italy)

Ms Isabel Carstens-Roos (South Africa)

Isabel is the Managing Director of the ISA Carstens Group of companies and married to Gerhard Roos, Chief Executive Officer of the ISA Carstens Group of companies situated in the heart of Stellenbosch. Isabel has one daughter, also named Isabel who completed her studies in Health and Skin Care at the Isa Carstens Academy at the end of 2007.

When Isabel is not living her passion at work, she enjoys music, reading, hiking and bird watching in her spare time.

Isabel acts as an examiner for the South African Association of Health and Skin Care Professionals and CIDESCO.

She received the SAAHSP President’s trophy for a presentation during the CIDESCO General Assembly at the World Congress in Athens Greece during 1997.

In 1999 she led the company to become a provincial winner and a national finalist in the Old Mutual and Business Partners for Service Excellence competition.

Under her leadership, the Isa Carstens Academy offers training programmes, which have been accredited by Services Seta, PAB, SAQA and registered by the Department of Higher Education. The Isa Carstens qualifications were registered through EDEXCEL on the UK NQF.

The standards of training at the Isa Carstens Academy are of such a high quality that Edexcel awarded it the highest possible rating during the verification process.

In 2007 Isabel was awarded the Medaille Du Merite from CIDESCO. Nominated by SAAHSP and voted by the board of Directors of CIDESCO; this award comes with their fullest appreciation and acknowledgment for her dedication to CIDESCO and the Health and Skin Care Industry in South Africa and globally.

This year the Isa Carstens Health and Skin Care Academy celebrates 35 years of excellence in the industry.

She inspires her staff and learners to strive for excellence, creates opportunities for them and empowers them to remain true to the best in themselves.

Dr Nestor Demosthenous (Scotland)

speakers_clip_image070Dr Nestor Demosthenous
MBChB, BSc Hons Neuro Edin
Associate Member British College of Aesthetic Medicine
Member Association of Scottish Aesthetic Practitioners


Dr Nestor is a national and international speaker and published author in Aesthetic Medicine.

Dr Nestor obtained his Medical Degree and Honours Degree in Neuroscience from the University of Edinburgh in 2006. Upon completing his junior doctor years he pursued a surgical career, gaining experience from several surgical specialties predominantly Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery and Plastic Surgery. Alongside this he entered Aesthetic Medicine which became his passion and ambition. He owns and runs his own aesthetic clinic in Edinburgh  City Centre (Dr Nestor’s Medical Cosmetic Centre), focusing on non-surgical facial rejuvenation, skin health and hair restoration surgery.

Dr Nestor holds monthly clinics in London’s Knightsbridge, as well as regularly teaches Silhouette Soft Thread lift for Sinclair Pharma on Harley St.

Ms Zelda Engelbrecht (South Africa)

Zelda received her higher education at Triangle Academy of Health & Skincare in Vereeninging and obtained ITEC International Beauty Specialist Diploma and ITEC International Somatology Diploma.


Since 2006 she has been working in the Medical Aesthetics.

Dr Sahar Foad Ghannam (Canada)

Dr Ghannam graduated 1983 from Alexandria University Egypt Grade Very good , a Master Degree of Dermatology & Venereology & Andrology in 1986. A PhD in 1994 with a thesis on Aging and Photoaging and Ionizing Radiation on the skin , In 1995 a board examination was passed to successfully achieve Doctorate Degree of Dermatology Venereology & Andrology. During that time I upscaled in the University positions from a teatcher assistant uptil Associate Professer in Alexandria University. Since 2005 I had been running and operating my own clinic. - I do lots of cosmetic procedures ,but a great part of my practice is also for general dermatology. - I am also a world expert in chemical peels especially for our ethnic skin type. - I am an active member in many International soceities as AAD since 1987 , EADV , ISD , ISDS ,ESLD , DASIL, IACD and honary member of the Romanian Soceity of Cosmetic Dermatology and the Argentinan Society of Dermatologic Surgery. - I am on the International advisory board of the 5CC meeting and Sharm Derm Meeting. - I am a reviewer of the Indian Journal of Dermatology. - I travel a lot lecturing and teaching but also learning.

Ms Joanie Gonella (USA)

Joanie Gonella has a bachelor’s degree in the field of Neuroscience for the University of California, Irvine and a post-graduate certificate in Pre-Health sciences from Florida Atlantic University. Ms. Gonella obtained her license as a professional Electrologist in California in 2003. She now has 12 years of experience as an electrologist and permanent makeup technician, and more than 6 years as an instructor in these fields. Today, Joanie Gonella regularly gives lectures and seminars both nationally and internationally.

Ms Sally Harvey (South Africa)

Sally Harvey – owner of the Edge Communications has over 15 years experience in publishing, working on both consumer and trade titles. She has excellent writing skills with the ability to creatively transform stories, ideas and concepts into the written word. She also has the know-how to tackle any subject matter, having held the position of editor on titles ranging from decor and bridal to transport, sports & fitness, beauty and medical aesthetics.

Through the years, Sally has built strong relationships with the media as well as key players from a variety of industries, making her the ideal partner to get your business noticed and highly acclaimed.

Sally has developed a special interest in the medical aesthetics arena, writing regular expert pieces for top magazine’s such as Marie Claire, Sawubona – SAA magazine, Longevity and A2 Anti-ageing & Aesthetics. She was a judge for the Marie Claire Beauty Awards 2015.

Dr. Izolda Heydenrych (South Africa)

Izolda is Director and co-founder of the Cape Town Cosmetic Dermatology Centre and currently in full–time private practice. Before specializing in Dermatology, she obtained a Diploma in Anaesthetics (SA College of  Medicine) and Hons.B.Sc in Nuclear Medicine (University Stellenbosch).

Due to her passion for teaching , she holds an Honorary Consultant’s post in Aesthetics at the University of Stellenbosch , where she pioneered formal aesthetic training for dermatologists .

Ms Penny Jenkinson (South Africa)

Penny has been in the medical and skin care industries for 25 years. She has managed Lesermed (Tyger Valley & Cape Town) since inception in 2004. Lasermed is an initiative of dermatologists who endeavor to promote skin health and rejuvenation through the ethical and scientific use of state-of-the-art technology.


Besides performing a wide variety of laser treatments; assisting dermatologists and plastic surgeons with fractional resurfacing lasers, Penny’s passion lies with chemical peels. She has worked with a wide range of chemical peels for the last 13 years. She has been given the opportunity to attend international training with Neostrata (USA) and Skin Tech (Spain). Penny is also an expert on Skin Tech trainer in the Western Cape. In 2014 Penny was awarded a prize at the Skin Tech International Congress for a training manual she wrote.


Penny believes that the patients require a combination of treatment modalities to achieve youthful, glowing and radiant skin. Chemical peels (superficial to medium depth) certainly play a vital part in achieving and maintaining results.

Dr. Pieter Kruger (South Africa)

Dr Pieter Kruger obtained his medical degree from the University of Stellenbosch in 2002. He practiced family medicine from 2006 – 2009 in Alberta, Canada. He then proceeded to complete his residency in Obstetrics and Gynaecolgoy from the University of Alberta.


Dr Kruger then completed a 2 year fellowship in Urogynaecology and Minimally Invasive Surgery at the University of Toronto and has developed expertise in the management of complex urinary, bladder and pelvic floor disorders as well as endoscopic management of benign gynaecologic conditions like uterine fibroids and endometriosis.

Dr Yashmita Lalloo (South Africa)

After completing her medical degree, Dr Lalloo did her post graduate training in the Department of Dermatology at the University of KwaZulu Natal where she gained many years of clinical and academic experience.


In 2010 she obtained the Fellowship of the College of Dermatology with distinction and was awarded the Jannsen gold medal for academic excellence.


Dr Lalloo practices in Durban and Pietermaritzburg and has a keen interest in aesthetic Dermatology and the science of cosmeceuticals.


She remains passionate about all aspects of clinical dermatology, participates in professional forums globally and is a regular contributor to various publications offering her expert opinion.

Dr Melanie Lambrechts (South Africa)

Dr. Lambrechts graduated from WITS Medical school in 1996. She worked as a general practitioner, medical officer in Medicine and Emergency Medicine.
She spent 4 years with MSD South Africa as a Senior Medical Advisor, and then with Biopure South Africa, first as Pharmacovigilance officer, and then as Country Manager.

In 2008 Dr. Lambrechts entered the Aesthetic industry and in 2012 qualified from the Advanced Diploma in Aesthetic Medicine (FPD, SA). In 2010 she opened The Centre of Wellness in Parkmore, Johannesburg. The Centre treats aspects of skin and biochemical aging, practices brain chemistry optimization, and has an additional focus on Wellness Medicine.

Dr Marina Landau (Israel)

Dr. Marina Landau is a medical and cosmetic  dermatologist in Israel. She has been trained in  Dermatology in Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center and parcipitated in fellowships in New York University, NY , USA and Sunnybrook hospital, Toronto, Canada.


Dr. Landau is Immediate Past President of the Israeli Society for Dermatologic Surgery and a member of the board of directors of the International Society for Dermatologic Surgery.  She also currently serves as a member of the International Affairs committee of the American Academy of Dermatology, Sub Work Group of the Membership for the American Academy of Dermatologic Surgery and Fundraising Committee of the International Society of Dermatology.

Mr Ash Labib (UK)

Mr Ash Labib (FRCS, DLO) is an Ear, Nose and Throat surgeon and a cosmetic specialist, with a special interest in rhinology, surgical rhinoplasty and non-surgical rhinoplasty. Mr Labib is well known for his refinement of the “15 minute nose job”.

Owner, Founder of AL Aesthetics Wolverhampton. Country Ambassador and trainer for Allergen. Provider of high quality training for non-surgical rhinoplasty in the UK and Europe.

Ms Debbie Merdjan (South Africa)

Professional Health and Skincare Therapist, Educationalist and Spa Consultant, Owner and CEO of the Camelot Group of Companies, with 13 Spas and Franchises countrywide.
Camelot International Health and Skin Care Education: 8 Branches countrywide.
SMsquared: Distributer of Envision and Smsquared Software for the health and Skin Care Market.
She is also the owner, CEO and South African distributor of Thalgo and CSpa Professional Skin and Body Products.
Industry Executive board member of BHSEA Employee Organization.

Jabulane Mkhasibe (South Africa)

Graduated the Tertiary education at Midrand Graduate Institute, with qualification as BSc Biomedical Science.
Since 2010 he has been working in medical field in iNova Pharmaceutical and Adcock – Ingram on sales, marketing and consulting positions.


He was responsible for sales on his territories, leading and implementing the marketing strategies for assigned brands and their market growth.

Dr Neetu Moodilar (South Africa)

Dr Neetu completed her undergraduate degree at the Medical University of South Africa (MEDUNSA) and has worked in various state hospitals to gain experience in the relevant disciplines, including the Department of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital in Durban. She has a keen interest in Aesthetic Medicine, Women’s Health & Integrative Medicine.
She is Board Certified with the American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine and has trained under Dr Alex Bader for Femilift vaginal rejuvenation.She currently practises in Durban, South Africa.

Dr Pholile Mpofu (South Africa)

Pholile was born and grew up in Nelspruit, Mpumalanga Province. She attended elementary schooling in the same area and completed her matriculation at Inanda Seminary in Kwa-Zulu Natal. Pholile then continued her studies at the Medical University of Southern Africa (“Medunsa”) where she read and successfully completed the medical degree. She was not content with becoming a General Medical Practitioner but she found a niche in the medical field, thereby registering at the College of Medicine of South Africa of which she is now a fellow, as a Dermatologist. If the impeccable reputation of Inanda Seminary’s alumni is anything to go by, it is not surprising that Pholile became the first Black woman Dermatologist and is today one of those women who are icons and the conscience of South Africa’s moral and professional regeneration. Pholile has set up her main practice at Laserderm in Morningside and Lister Building in the heart of Johannesburg. She personifies the credo – “a good medical practitioner is one who is always available to patients.” In this regard, she conducts sessional practices at three other private clinics and despite her tight business schedule, she continues to provide pro bono medical services at the Johannesburg General Hospital, which, in return, presents an opportunity for her to keep abreast with dynamic changes in the medical profession.

Dr Marshall Murdoch (South Africa)

Dr Marshall Murdoch is a Plastic Surgeon in private practice at the Wits Donald Gordon Medical Centre and an honorary lecturer in Surgery at the University of the Witwatersrand. His special interests include aesthetics, oncoplastic reconstructive surgery and microsurgery. He is also a Local Country Mentor of facial aesthetics for the Allergan Medical Academy and regularly gives lectures and demonstrations on Botoxâ„¢ and dermal filler injection techniques. He loves medical education and delivers lectures on a wide variety of topics both locally and internationally.

Dr Pablo Naranjo (Spain)

Professional practice:
– Clinical Coordinator of Candela Iberica (April 2005)
– European Clinical Director of Candela Corporation (March 2008)
– Medical Director of Elite Laser (January 2010)
Candela is a leading U.S. multinational in dermatological and aesthetic laser
treatments, as well as developing new technologies.
University lecturer:
– Coordinator and Honorary Associate of the master’s degree in Aesthetic Medicine of the Rey Juan Carlos University of Madrid.
– Coordinator and lecturer at the “High technology applied to the medical-aesthetic sector” module of the master’s degree in Aesthetic Medicine of the Rey Juan Carlos University of Madrid.
– Lecturer at the “Treatments with laser and pulsed light in aesthetic medicine” module of the master’s degree in Aesthetic Medicine of the Autonoma University of Madrid.
– Lecturer at the “Treatments with laser and pulsed light in aesthetic medicine” module of the Specialist University course in Aesthetic and Cosmetic Medicine of the Complutense University of Madrid.

Ms Connie Elizabeth Pieterse (South Africa)

1983 B.Sc Honours degree
1994 Somatology certificate

Connie Elizabeth has more than 20 years of experience in the professional skincare industry and received  a teachers diploma in anatomy, physiology, chemistry and cosmetology. She is the author of numerous articles and a presenter at various congresses on her topic both International and National. During these years she gained extensive experience in educating and managing some of the most renowned cosmeceutical and medical brands in the the professional skin care market in South-Africa. She is is currently the Business developer of pHformula in SA.

She is also a motivational speaker to business owners and  sales people and enjoys inspirational talks to various groups.

Dr Kamlen Pillay (South Africa)

After graduating with an MBChB from the University of Cape Town, Dr Pillay worked as a medical officer in the disciplines of Orthopaedics, General & Plastic Surgery. Having recently returned from the USA, Dr Pillay was appointed as a Plastic Surgery Registrar at the University of Cape Town. During his time is in the US, Dr Pillay pursued his interests in Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery at the American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine, from where he received his post graduate qualification in Aesthetic Medicine and Board Certificate. As the Medical Director of the Wembley MediSpa, Dr Pillay, ensures that the clinic is dedicated to cutting edge, holistic Aesthetic and Cosmetic procedures. His academic interests include being the course co-ordinator and curriculum advisor of the BTEC Medical Laser course at the Cape Technicon CPUT.

Dr Pillay has done numerous aesthetic courses, certifications and trainings in Europe and America, including a preceptor ship in advanced Liposuction and Body Sculpting at the Centres for Health Promotions in Florida, Miami USA. He holds memberships with a number of professional associations including the World Society of Anti-Aging Medicine, American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine, Aesthetic and Anti-aging Medicine Society of South Africa and the UIME.

Dr Pillay has not only presented on going seminars at various forums and platforms but has also written articles for leading magazines and has show cased Stem Cell and PRP treatments.

His key areas of interest include the use of stem cells and PRP in anti-aging and cosmetic procedures as well as the use of lasers in Aesthetic medicine. Dr Pillay’s honest approach to Aesthetic Practice and his keen eye for detail has attracted a number of international celebrities and local icons to covet his expert services.

Dr Hsien Li Peter Peng (Taiwan)

Dr. Peter Peng is a board certified Dermatologist / Dermatological surgeon and the Director of Dr. Peng’s Dermatological, Cosmetic and Laser Clinic (P-Skin professional Clinic) in Taiwan. He received his medical education at the National Defense Medical Center in Taipei, Taiwan. Dr. Peng was the founding member of the Chinese Society of Cosmetic Surgery and Anti-aging Medicine. Dr. Peng has been invited many times to various countries such as USA, France, Spain, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Hong Kong, India, Malaysia, Indonesia,Thailand, Philipines, Vietnam and China to share his expertise in fillers and laser cosmetics with doctors around the world. Dr. Peng specializes in fillers treatments, neurotoxin treatments, and various lasers and light treatments using numerous devices such as fraxel, smartxide, C6, Revlite, thermage CPT, Vbeam, Cynergy laser, smoothbeam, Lumenis one, Cooltouch, Gentlase, GentleYAG , Reactions , Miradry, Duet diode laser,Ruby, Accolade(QS Alex laser) ,Sciton, Clear&Brilliant, Scarlet RF , Liposonix, Coolsculpting, eMatrix ,Ulthera, Picosure etc. Dr. Peng has been invited to either lecture or speak in more than 100 events about his experiences in injectables or using these devices listed above or combination therapy.

Dr Anushka Reddy (South Africa)

Dr Anushka Reddy graduated from Wits University in South Africa in 1997 and has been in the medical profession for 18 years, including thirteen years of aesthetic medicine practice having performed 10 000 cosmetic procedures. She is the owner of Medi-Sculpt Clinic which focuses on non-surgical cosmetic treatments and minimally invasive procedures. She is also founding member and President of the South African Association of Cosmetic Doctors (SAACD).
Dr Reddy is the regional trainer for Restylane, Galderma and is an accredited Allergan BOTOX trainer in South Africa who is actively involved in teaching. She divides her time between her medical practice, teaching and training doctors in aesthetic medicine and presenting lectures at conferences both locally and internationally.

Dr Marc Röscher (South Africa)

Dr Röscher qualified in Medicine at the University of Pretoria 1992. Post Graduate specialist training in Dermatology was also completed at the University of Pretoria 2000. Doctor Röscher completed post graduate masters training courses in Dermatological Surgery (University of Newcastle,UK) and Photodynamic Therapy (Nashville, Tennesee, USA) Dr Röscher has been practicing at the Umhlanga Skin Centre Specialist Laser Clinic since 2000. His special interests include cancer and reconstructive skin surgery , laser surgery and procedural dermatology. He was founder chairperson of the KZN IPA for the 2 years since its inception. Dr Röscher is currently Director Dermatological Surgery, Dept Dermatology, Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, Durban where he teaches dermatological surgery. Dr Röscher serves on two international congress faculty boards (IMCAS, ISDS) and lectures annually at international conferences. Dr Röscher is currently President of the South African Society for Dermatological Surgery and is the Editor in chief of the SA Journal For Dermatological Surgery.

Dr Elna Rudolph (South Africa)

Dr Elna Rudolph is a medical doctor that works exclusively in the field of sexual medicine. She is the clinical head of My Sexual Health – a multidisciplinary team of Sexual Health Professionals in Pretoria, Johannesburg, Cape Town and Witbank. She is a part-time lecturer at the University of Pretoria, where she did her medical training. She has a Higher Diploma in Sexual Health and HIV Medicine through the Colleges of Medicine in South Africa obtained a Master’s Degree in Sexual Health through the University of Sydney, Australia. She is a Fellow of the European Committee for Sexual Medicine, an Honorary Fellow of the Council of Sex Education and Parenthood (International) as well as an Executive Board member of the South African Sexual Health Association (SASHA) and a member of the Advisory Committee for the World Association for Sexual Health (WAS).

Dr Simone Silver (South Africa)

Dr Simone Silver obtained her medical degree from Wits University in 2007. Since she was a medical student she has been fascinated by the intricate interplay between the physical, psychological, and environmental factors in establishing and perpetuating disease. She is passionate about restoring health and not merely treating the disease and believes in an unique and individualised patient- approach. She has since developed a special interest in the fields of functional medicine and psycho-neuro-endocrinology. Her topics of interest include women’s hormones, the pathology of stress and disorders such as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia. She is an ongoing learner and hopes to complete her Masters in Metabolic and Nutritional medicine. She enjoys lecturing and currently practices in Sea Point, Cape Town and Bryanston, Johannesburg.

Dr Raj Singh (South Africa)

Dr Raj Singh is a specialist Dermatologist in private practice in both Durban and Pietermaritzberg. His special interest is Cosmetic Dermatology. He specialises in Aesthetic Gynaecology, Derm Surgery, Laser Liposuction and Botox/fillers. He has spoken at over 10 international meetings and is part of the faculty of various international meetings. He is also a member of the Collage of Dermatology. He is the founder and medical advisor to the Midlands Laser Clinic and also formulated his own range of products, Viz, The Dr RS Skincare Range.









Ms Marli Smit (South Africa)

2001 –   Commenced studies in B.Soc.Sc Nursing at the University of the Free State.

2005 – Upon completion of her degree in 2004, immediately commenced her studies for the LLB degree in law. During this time she worked night-shift in the Emergency and ICU departments and studied law full time by day.

2007 – Commenced working as Senior Clinical Data Coordinator at Quintiles, an International    Pharmaceutical Company, where she managed a Global Phase III study on Parkinson’s medication.

2008 –   Obtains the LLB degree – mini-dissertation on International Medical Patent Law awarded   Cum Laude and she was the winner of a National Moot Court Competition.

2009 –   Commenced her professional career as Attorney and obtained Right of Appearance in the High Court of South Africa in 2010 where she managed her own Trials in Medical Negligence, Personal Injury and Third Party Compensation Law.

2012 –   Joined SAMA as Legal Advisor.

2013 – Obtained an International Advance Resuscitation and Emergency care certificate in NZ as Trauma nurse.

2014 –   Re-joined SAMA as Senior Legal Advisor.

Dr Hema Sundaram (USA)

Hema Sundaram, MD, FAAD is a fellowship-trained board certified dermatologist, and founder/director of her aesthetic dermatology clinic in Washington, D.C. She speaks nationally and internationally at dermatology and plastic surgery congresses and has received awards for clinical and research work. Her clinic is noted for its charitable donations. Masters & Medical Degrees with Honors: Cambridge University, England. Dermatology Residency: University of Chicago. Post-Doctoral Research in molecular biology; Medical Staff Fellowship, National Institutes of Health. Former Lieutenant Commander, U.S. Public Health Service. ASDS Visiting Professor. ASDS Education Work Group. IMCAS Paris, Asia & China Scientific Committees. ISDS Board of Directors. FACE2FACE Scientific Board & 2013 President. Scientific Director, Marrakech World Aesthetic Congress. North American Chair of 2014-15 Global Aesthetics Consensus Group. Chair & Course Director for physician education initiatives. FDA Principal Investigator. Advisor to Medscape,Dermatology Education Initiative, HealthCentral Network, Fitness magazine. Associate Editor for Journal of Drugs in Dermatology, Advisor to Prime & other journals. Section Editor, 2nd Multidisciplinary Edition of Clinics in Plastic Surgery. Book: “Face Value” [Rodale], honored by National Press Club. Chapters & papers on fillers, toxins, lasers, PRP, cosmeceuticals.

Dr Eubulus Timothy (South Africa)

Dr Eubulus Timothy is a qualified dental surgeon with a Post Graduate Diploma in Implantology and another in Aesthetics, both from the University of the Western Cape. He now lectures at the University of the Western Cape in facial aesthetics for their post graduate program. He recently returned from a seven-year sabbatical in Los Angeles. He has a practice called Smile Spa in Musgrave, Durban with special focus on facial and dental aesthetics. He is a member of the South African Dental Association KZN executive committee and chair of the Manipal University Alumni in South Africa. He is a national and international speaker. Eubulus Timothy is also an award winning film and television writer, director and producer. In Hollywood he won the prestigious Harley-Merrill Screenwriting Award and he is the Chairperson of the Durban Filmmakers Guild and vice chairperson of Writer’s Guild Of South Africa. In South Africa he directed the film Othello and produced Cape Night Live, introducing Mark Lottering to South African audiences.

Pam Underdown

Pam Underdown is the founder and owner of Aesthetic Business Transformations, a business growth specialist working exclusively to help aesthetic business owners double their business in 12 months. Pam has been specialising in the aesthetics industry for 10 years and has over 25 years of sales, business development and marketing experience. Pam will help you to attract and retain more of your ideal patients, implement marketing strategies that produce a return on investment, help you to eliminate any fear of sales and marketing, introduce systems and processes to improve efficiency and productivity, and provide the structure, support and accountability to help you build a sustainable and profitable business asset.

Dr Gerhard van Niekerk (South Africa)

Dr Gerhard van Niekerk completed his medical studies at The University of Pretoria in 1985. He practices as a full-time Aesthetic Practitioner and has completed advanced courses in the following: Botox® – one of the first medical doctors in South Africa trained by Allergan in the use of Botox® – 1999, Dermal Fillers – Dr Roën de Boulle (2008); Dr Mauricio de Maio (2012); Dr Welf Prager (2014), Chemical Peels – Dr Bradley Wagemaker (2006), Facial Threading – Trained with Dr Ciro Accordo in Naples in 2007, Silhoutte-lift in 2011; Silhouette Soft 2014 with Dr Pizzamiglio and Miracu threads in 2014, UltraPulse CO2 Fractional Laser – Trained with Dr Matteo Tretti Clemontoni (2011), Trainer for Merz Aesthetics and Pharmaceutics