2018 Non-Surgical Symposium 2018-02-21T05:51:20+00:00




Dear colleagues,

On behalf of the Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS), the Cosmetic Physicians College of Australasia (CPCA), the Australasian Society of Cosmetic Dermatologists (ASCD), and the New Zealand Society of Cosmetic Medicine (NZSCM), I would like to welcome you to our 7th edition of the Non-Surgical Symposium (NSS) Australia to be held again in the paradise setting of the Gold Coast.

This promises to be NSS Australia’s most impressive Symposium to date. We will be welcoming plastic surgeons, dermatologists, cosmetic doctors, as well as, nurse aestheticians, dermal therapists and practice staff.

This not-to-be-missed event seizes the opportunity to explore the hottest topics related to the medical aesthetic field. NSS Australia has become the premier non-surgical event in Australasia, selling out of trade booths and registrations for the past few years.

The theme for 2018 is ‘The Great Debates’, with each session to showcase the points and counterpoints to debates, panel discussions, case by case analysis and sessions on hot topics and pearls. Our rich three-day program covers all the bases, so you can return to your practice and patients with a complete picture of the latest advances in the medical aesthetic arena.

What’s on offer?

A scientific program featuring international dermatologists, plastic surgeons, cosmetic physicians, oculoplastic surgeons sharing their collective knowledge on everything from toxins and fillers to lasers and EBD, clinical dermatology and cosmeceuticals.

  • ASAPS’ outstanding Anatomical Dissection and Live Injecting workshop, a favourite amongst loyal attendees and newcomers alike, with multiple sessions exploring the anatomy behind each part of the face to perform the best injections and combined treatments. An emphasis will be made on danger zones for toxin injections and fillers.
  • Practice Managers will be privy to sessions on digital marketing as well as uncovering the latest information on market regulations and the economic trends of the region.
  • Genital treatments will be analysed in detail, with a dedicated session delving into the range of methods and combined treatments to treat this intimate area.
  • There’ll be something for everyone with a session on what’s hot in male treatments too.
  • You can also enjoy sessions dedicated to uncovering and analysing the differences in cultural expectations, patient analysis and techniques in different parts of the world. In each session, you will learn about the different perspectives of experts from around the world, enabling you to better tailor your non-surgical practice to your patients, no matter what their background is.
  • Industry will present their products in the exhibition space, giving attendees the opportunity to discover the latest innovations.
  • Included as well will be product analysis sessions that will allow delegates to have a clear non-commercial update on the latest products and devices currently out on the market.
  • Let’s not forget the NSS Australia’s famous social events including the gala dinner that give delegates even more opportunities for networking in an informal setting and spectacular ambience.

I hope you can join us at the NSS Australia 2018 on the spectacular backdrop of the Gold Coast.  It’s sure to be an intense three days of learning and sharing and making valuable professional connections.

Dr Tim Papadopoulos
Non-Surgical Symposium Australia Scientific Convenor

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– 3.00 – 7.00pm Galderma Symposium


– 7.00 – 7.55am Registration
– 8.00 – 5.30pm Sessions
– 6.30 – 8.30pm Welcome Reception


– 7.30 – 7.55am Registration
– 8.00 – 5.30pm Sessions
– 7.00 – 11.00pm Gala Dinner


– 7.30 – 8.00am Registration
– 8.00 – 12.30pm Sessions
– 12.30 – 1.30pm Lunch


Macrene Alexiades – USA

Luiz Eduardo Avelar – Brazil

Philippe Berros – Monaco

Christine Dierickx – Germany

Kuldeep Minocha  – England

Grant Stevens  – USA



Patrick Bitter – USA

Wayne Carey – USA

Joel Cohen – USA

Izolda Heydenrich – South Africa

Peter Huang – Taiwan

KM Kapoor – India

William Ko – Taiwan

Jani Van Loghem – Netherlands

Reha Yavuzer – Turkey


Share Your Expertise

You are invited to get involved with your innovative and fresh ideas by submitting your abstract via an online portal.

Important Dates

14 Feb 2018 – Abstract submissions deadline
14 March 2018 – Successful authors will be notified out outcome



The infamous Non-Surgical Symposium social functions have now reached legendary status.
Be sure to book your ticket(s) during registration as these events sell out each year. Numbers are limited.

Welcome Reception

Friday 15 June 2018

Location TBA
7.00pm – 9.00pm
Dress: Smart Casual
Additional tickets $110 per person

Symposium Gala Dinner

Saturday 16 June 2018

Gold Coast Turf Club
Racecourse Dr, Bundall QLD 4217
7.00pm – 11.30pm
Dress: Formal
Additional tickets $250 per person

These functions are inclusive of your registration fee for the Symposium (excluding day registrations).
Please note there will be no reductions in the registration fee if you choose not to attend one of these functions.


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81 Elizabeth Ave, Broadbeach QLD 4218
6 minute walk to GCCEC, 350m

Room Type per night
Classic River View Room – Room only $265
Superior Ocean View room – Room only $295

Breakfast at Bistro On3 $35 per guest

Located just 50 m from the beach, the Sofitel Gold Coast Hotel is situated in the heart of cosmopolitan Broadbeach.

Sofitel Gold Coast features 296 spacious and contemporary furnished guest rooms. All of the rooms feature private balconies with panoramic views over the ocean or the river, marble bathrooms with Roger & Gallet accessories and a range of modern amenities.

The Sofitel is located opposite the Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, the largest shopping centre in the Southern Hemisphere. It is just a short walk away from the Gold Coast Convention Centre and Exhibition Centre, and The Star Casino.

Broadbeach is a great choice for travellers interested in restaurantsfood and relaxation.

CLASSIC ROOM, 1 King Size Bed, River views

37 sqm, 400 sqf, balcony, desk, LCD TV, high-speed Internet access, marble bathroom with separate bath and shower, rollaway bed allowed.

SUPERIOR ROOM, 1 King Size Bed, Ocean Views

37 sqm, 400 sqf, panoramic ocean views, balcony, desk LCD TV, high-speed Internet access, marble bathroom with separate bath and shower, rollaway bed allowed.

1 Casino Dr, Broadbeach QLD 4218
4 minute walk to GCCEC, 350m

Room Type per night
Superior Deluxe Room $259
Lush landscaped gardens. Enviable location. Five-star comfort. The Star Gold Coast has it all. Freshly renovated and ideally situated on Broadbeach Island, this slice of paradise is the perfect place to combine relaxation and free-spirited fun. Take your pick from almost 596 luxurious rooms, enjoy sweeping coastal and hinterland views and kick back poolside. With award winning restaurants, a 24-hour casino and our Pavilion Convention Centre all within arm’s reach, you have all the ingredients for a memorable stay.

Buffet breakfast currently available for $30.00 per person, per day. Prices are subject to change without notice. Opening hours are from 06:30am to 10:00am daily. 

Freshly refurbished, our Superior Deluxe Rooms offer sanctuary from the world outside – and thanks to state-of-the-art technology, they can be tailored to suit your personal preferences. Making yourself at home is as easy as pushing a button.


  • Integrated control system
  • One king or two double beds
  • The Star’s signature range of luxurious bedding and pillows
  • Indulgent prestige bathing amenities from L’Occitane
  • Dual rain showerhead and hand-held shower
  • In-room safe
  • An average of 32 square metres of space


Room Type per night
1 Bedroom Suite $284
1 Bedroom Ocean Suite $332
2 Bedroom Suite $351

*Please note there is a minimum 3 night stay required at this hotel

This upscale all-suite hotel, set in high-rise towers on the Gold Coast, lies a 3-minute walk from the beach, 3 km from SkyPoint Observation Deck and 18 km from Gold Coast Airport. The high-tech and minimalist suites provide free Wi-Fi and iPads, 1 to 3 bedrooms, and kitchens with dishwashers, fridges and washer/dryers. They also have balconies, most of which offer panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean and Gold Coast Hinterland. Amenities include an outdoor pool and spa with a sauna and a steam room, as well as a Tai Chi lawn, Zen gardens and teppanyaki barbecues. There’s also a gym and a private cinema.


Terms & Conditions

Cancellation Policy – Any cancellations within fourteen (14) days including no shows you will be required to pay 100% of the total accommodation charges.

Guarantee Policy – The Hotel will require a credit card imprint from each guest upon check in to cover any additional charges, i.e. mini bar, in- house video, telephone, etc. that are the responsibility of the guest. If the guest requests to pay by cash, the Hotel will require a $200 cash deposit on check in, the balance of which will be refunded on check out.

Cancelation Policy

30 to 15 days prior to the arrival date: For any guaranteed rooms cancelled within 30 days, a charge equal to one night’s accommodation per room booking will apply.

14 days prior to the arrival date including “no shows”: All guaranteed rooms cancelled at or within 14 days prior to arrival including “no shows”, will incur 100% cancellation fee, this being the number or room nights cancelled times the accommodation rate.

Accommodation Guarantee

The Star Gold Coast reserves the right to process one night’s accommodation prior to arrival and the balance of accommodation is to be settled on check-in. Individual convention attendees will be responsible for their outstanding accommodation balance on check-in and all incidental charges incurred during their stay on check-out, unless otherwise specified by the organiser.

The credit card details provided may act as a guarantee, however, if a delegate cancels within 30 days or “No Shows” there will be a charge placed through on their credit card. Should there be a dispute, then this will be between the Conference Organiser/Travel Agent who has provided the Hotel with the rooming list and the delegate. If the delegate refuses to pay the fee, then this will be charged to the Conference Organiser/Travel Agent.



Full Symposium Registration

Includes conference lectures, conference program and materials, Welcome Reception , lunch and coffee breaks daily and one (1) ticket to the Gala Dinner.

Registration Category Early Bird Registration
Before 10 February
Standard Registration
On or after 10 February
Late Registration
On or after 10 May
ASAPS / CPCA / NZSCM / ASCD Member $1,550.00 $1,950.00 $2,450.00
Non Member Doctor  $1,950.00 $2,350.00  $2,850.00
ASAPS / CPCA / NZSCM /ASCD Practice Nurse / Practice Staff  $950.00 $1,150.00 $1,450.00
Non Member Practice Nurse / Practice Staff $1,350.00 $1,650.00 $1,950.00
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Trainees / CPCA Affiliates $950.00 $1,150.00 $1,450.00

Symposium Day Registration

Includes conference lectures, conference program and materials, lunch and coffee breaks for ONE day of the Non-Surgical Symposium. Does not include tickets to the social functions.

Registration Category Cost per day
ASAPS / CPCA / NZSCM / ASCD Member $950.00
Non Member Doctor $1,150.00
ASAPS / CPCA / NZSCM /ASCD Practice Nurse / Practice Staff $650.00
Non Member Practice Nurse / Practice Staff $850.00
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Trainees / CPCA Affiliates $650.00

Please note that these fees do not include attendance to the Anatomical Dissecting & Live Injecting Workshop. Please click here to register for the workshop. Additional fees apply, places are limited.

All prices are listed in AUD and include GST.

ASAPS / CPCA/ NZSCM / ASCD Member – anyone registering within this category must be a member with either ASAPS (Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery), CPCA (Cosmetic Physicians College of Australasia), NZSCM (New Zealand Society of Cosmetic Medicine), or ASCD (Australasian Society of Cosmetic Dermatologists (ASCD). All registrations received under this category will be verified with the Societies.

Non Member Doctor – anyone registering within this category may be a General Practitioner, Dermatologist, Cosmetic Physician, Facial Plastic Surgeon (ENT), Ophthalmic Surgeon or Non ASAPS Plastic Surgeon. For further verifications within this category, please contact Suzane Ali, ASAPS Executive Secretary on +61 2 9437 0495 or email sali@asaps.org.au

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Trainees – anyone registering within this category must be training in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS). All registrations received under this category will be verified.

CPCA Affiliate – A medical student, registrar in training, medical practitioner not fulfilling the criteria required for the Full or Fellow membership classification.

ASAPS / CPCA / NZSCM / ASCD Practice Nurse – anyone registering within this category must have their registration verified by an ASAPS, CPCA, NZSCM or ASCD member in active practice. Your registration will not be confirmed until we have received verification.

ASAPS / CPCA / NZSCM / ASCD Practice Staff – anyone registering within this category must have their registration verified by anASAPS, CPCA, NZSCM or ASCD member in active practice. Your registration will not be confirmed until we have received verification.

Non Member Practice Nurse – anyone registering within this category must have their registration verified by a General Practitioner in active practice. Your registration will not be confirmed until we have received verification.

Non Member Practice Staff – anyone registering within this category must have their registration verified by a General Practitioner in active practice. Your registration will not be confirmed until we have received verification.

For Media registrations please contact Julia Power – jpower@asaps.org.au

For Industry Exhibitor/Sponsor registrations, please contact Anna Scholten: anna@tphe.com.au, 03 9020 7057

Important Registration Cancellation Deadlines

Registration cancellations received up to 2nd May 2018 will receive a full refund, less $300.00 administration fee. No refunds will be given for registration cancellations received after 2nd May 2018. As an alternative to cancellation, registrations may be transferred to another person (for the same registration category) before 18th May 2018 without receiving any extra cost penalty.

All fees are in Australian dollars inclusive of GST.

The members of the ASAPS Council, CPCA Board and The Production House Events do not accept any liability for any losses incurred pre, post or during the Symposium due to unforeseen cancellation or postponement. In the event of the Symposium being cancelled, no refunds will be issued. All available funds will be credited towards a future symposium/s held by ASAPS and CPCA.

Registration fee does not include accommodation, meals for partners and extra tickets for the Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner.

Practice staff are dermal therapists and management staff performing non-surgical procedures. All practice nurses and staff must have their registrations verified by a doctor. Registration will only be confirmed upon receipt of verification. Registration costs at the time of Practice Nurses and Staff initial registration will be honoured regardless of the date of the Doctor’s verification.

Please note there is no entry to the industry exhibition hall without registration to the conference.

Important information for nurses and practice staff requiring verification: Your registration cost will be charged based on the date that you register (rather than the day we receive verification from your Doctor).

Please note that there is no entry to the industry exhibition without registration to the Symposium.

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