We have exciting news!

We are delighted to announce that despite his busy schedule Professor Michael Roberts has accepted to officially open the 2022 “Bloom” APAN Aesthetics conference 2022.

Professor Roberts is a globally renowned academic and highly respected for his expertise in therapeutics and pharmacological sciences, as well as his current studies in numerous therapeutic modalities including critical care medicine, nanotoxicology, topical delivery pharmacokinetics, and drug development and cosmetology.  

His PhD was on structure penetration and toxicity relationships for phenolic compounds in human skin. This work is now included as core data in pharmaceutical and toxicological databases, for example in the US Environmental Protection Agency.

He is internationally renowned for his work on the absorption of chemicals, cosmetics and drugs through the skin. He has been a full professor for 25 years being initially Professor and Head of Pharmacy at the University of Otago, New Zealand and now as a Senior Principal Research Fellow of the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council. He is jointly appointed as the Chair in Therapeutics and Pharmaceutical Science at the University of South Australia and as the Professor of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics at the University of Queensland.

Professor Roberts is a visiting Professor at the University of Lyon, France and is Director of the Therapeutics Research Centre (30 staff and students), based jointly at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Adelaide and at Princess Alexandria Hospital in Brisbane.

He has served and currently serves on reference committees for the World Health Organisation, Europe, Health Canada and Australia and presented to regulatory forums in the US.

Professor Robert’s RCTs in the community led, in part, to the Australian government’s national implementation of medication management for nursing homes and hostels (also now an accreditation requirement), and home medicine reviews by accredited pharmacists. Most recently, he has facilitated the use of imaging and micro-dialysis techniques to study pharmacokinetics in man in vitro and in vivo, including in critical care and cancer medicine.

However, more importantly for our industry, he has had extensive involvement with the direction of educational development for the aesthetics industry and in particular in the area of cosmetic sciences.  If you are attending the first day of our conference, you will have the privilege of meeting him in person. He is a delightful person and a joy to talk to. We are sure his presentation will be inspirational. 

Bloom into whom you want to be. Register today!