Submissions for the Third Annual Innovation Forum will be accepted through May 8, 2023

Merz Aesthetics, the world’s largest dedicated medical aesthetics business, announced today the call for cutting-edge original abstracts for the third annual Innovation Forum. Talented professionals in the medical aesthetics field are encouraged to submit abstracts, which can range from pre-clinical or clinical work to innovations in the field of anatomy or novel observations from daily clinical practice.

As in years past, the winners will be announced at the global Merz Aesthetics Expert Summit (MEXS), followed by an opportunity to present their work on the event’s main stage among industry experts. Additionally, winners will receive an educational grant to participate in the 22nd Aesthetic & Anti-Aging Medicine World Congress (AMWC) in Monaco in 2024.

“We’re thrilled to launch the third edition of the Innovation Forum with a call to action for the medical aesthetics community to submit their most creative work,” said Terri Phillips, M.D., Chief Medical Affairs Officer, Merz Aesthetics. “This global initiative aims to discover and support the next generation of medical aesthetics experts – I’m always inspired to learn about new research and advancements in science that have the potential to shape the future of our industry.”

Submission candidates can be researchers or practitioners, including junior and senior residents, fellows, or clinicians in medical aesthetic practice. The submissions will be categorized based on the candidate’s years of experience in aesthetic medicine, either more or less than five years working in the field. In the late summer, an expert panel will select five finalists from each category based on the abstract’s level of innovation, practical relevance, scientific rigor, potential and applicability. Selected finalists will then be asked to create a video about their submission that will be available to the aesthetic community to watch and vote for their desired winners per category.

For more information about the Merz Aesthetics Innovation Forum, submission process and requirements, please visit Submissions will be accepted through May 8, 2023.

About Merz Aesthetics
Merz Aesthetics is a medical aesthetics business with a long history of empowering health care professionals, patients and employees to live every day with confidence. We aim to help people around the world look, feel and live like the best versions of themselves — however they define it. Clinically proven, its product portfolio includes injectables, devices and skin care treatments designed to meet each patient’s needs with high standards of safety and efficacy. Being family owned for more than 110 years, Merz Aesthetics is known for building unique connections with customers who feel like family. Merz Aesthetics’ global headquarters is in Raleigh, N.C., USA, with a commercial presence in 52 countries worldwide. It is also a part of Merz Group, which was founded in 1908 and is based in Frankfurt, Germany. Learn more at

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