Merz Aesthetics, the world’s largest dedicated medical aesthetics business, today announced the winners of the 2023 Innovation Forum. Dr. Thanachat Rutnumnoi of Thailand and Dr. Sandy Zhang-Nunes of the United States were selected as the Category A (less than five years of experience in medical aesthetics) and Category B (greater than five years of experience in medical aesthetics) winners due to their exceptional abstract submissions respectively.
Winners of the 2023 Innovation Forum were provided with the opportunity to present their groundbreaking insights at the 12th annual Merz Aesthetics Expert Summit (MEXS). The Summit, held this year in Barcelona, Spain, with attendees from 57 countries, was established in 2011 to provide health care professionals and medical aesthetics experts from around the world the opportunity to come together to share the latest updates in research, spark creativity, network, encourage unique thinking and drive innovation within the field of medical aesthetics.
“The pioneering work of this year’s Innovation Forum winners highlights their dedication to advancing medical aesthetics and reinforces our contribution to the industry,” said Terri Phillips, M.D., Chief Medical Affairs Officer at Merz Aesthetics. “Providing industry professionals the opportunity to share cutting-edge research among medical aesthetics colleagues and experts is essential to driving innovation and, in turn, delivering trusted results to patients. Together, we are redefining the boundaries of beauty and pushing the frontiers of aesthetics into new horizons.”
Alongside Dr. Thanachat Rutnumnoi and Dr. Sandy Zhang-Nunes, the event showcased the outstanding contributions of the six other finalists, including:
<5 Years Category:
- Alina Kilasoniya, Spain
- Ana Claudia Gómez, Mexico
- Surachet Sirisuthivoranunt, Thailand
>5 Years Category:
- Amanda Doyle, United States
- Pintusorn Kungvalpivat, Thailand
- Yuttana Srinoulprasert, Thailand
For more information about the Merz Aesthetics Innovation Forum winners, please visit https://www.innovationforum.merz.com.
About Innovation Forum
The Merz Aesthetics Innovation Forum is a global forum driven by Medical Affairs that invites all medical aesthetics professionals and researchers to showcase their work and foster scientific exchange among medical aesthetics professionals.
Submissions, ranging from pre-clinical or clinical work to innovations in the field of anatomy or novel observations from daily clinical practice, are reviewed by an esteemed panel of independent international experts.
About Merz Aesthetics Expert Summit (MEXS)
The Merz Aesthetics Expert Summit – also known as MEXS – was established in 2011 to provide health care professionals and medical aesthetics experts from around the world the opportunity to come together to share the latest updates in research, spark creativity, encourage unique thinking and drive innovation within the field of medical aesthetics.
MEXS speaks to Merz Aesthetics’ commitment to advancing science and enhancing communication and engagement within the medical aesthetics community – sharing best practices and innovation surrounding new techniques, knowledge of global trends and region-based approaches, practice management and more.
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. Being family owned for more than 115 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 merzaesthetics.com.
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