🗓  27-29 November 2020 📍 The Star Gold Coast

Australasia’s Premier Event for Non-Surgical Aesthetics
🗓 27-29 November 2020
Over 6000 delegates educated since 2011
Over 100 International Keynote Speakers have presented over NSS history
The leading event for Non-Surgical Aesthetics education in Australasia
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Non-Surgical Symposium

Join us at Australasia’s Premier Educational Event in Non-Surgical Aesthetics

🗓  27-29 November 2020 📍 The Star Gold Coast

Dear friends of the Non-Surgical Symposium (NSS),

The NSS is an event open to all medical practitioners, nurses and practice staff working in the aesthetic medicine industry.

The Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS) Board are pleased to be collaborating again with the Australasian Society of Cosmetic Dermatologists (ASCD) and welcome the endorsement of the meeting from the New Zealand Society of Cosmetic Medicine (NZSCM).

We have a long list of incredible Keynote Speakers joining us from around the world. The program will cover three core areas to assist delegates in surviving, striving and thriving in this busy world of non-surgical aesthetic medicine.

For those of you signed up to our NSS newsletter, you will already be across the fact that we recently launched a new logo. The new NSS logo symbolises continuous and collegial multidisciplinary collaboration through innovation and education to enhance patient safety. If you haven’t signed up to our newsletter as yet, do so now. It’s the best way to make sure you are in the know!

There will be some visible changes at the 2020 NSS. However, the core ethos of the event, namely education, innovation and patient safety remain unchanged and stronger than ever before.

We look forward to seeing you on the Gold Coast.

Dr Scott Ingram and Dr Naveen Somia
Co-Scientific Convenors of the NSS

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A portion of profits from the NSS will be donated to bushfire relief.
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The countdown is on.

Thursday, 26 November 2020

Friday, 27 November 2020

Non-Surgical Symposium

Welcome Reception

Saturday, 28 November 2020

Non-Surgical Symposium

Gala Dinner

Sunday, 29 November 2020

Non-Surgical Symposium

Symposium Close


Keynote Speakers

International Experts

The Non-Surgical Symposium is known for hosting some of the world’s top experts and presenters.
For 2020 we are excited to welcome the following Key Opinion Leaders to the stage.

*International experts TBC


Dr Ashish Bhatia

Dr. Ashish Bhatia is a Board-certified and fellowship trained dermatologist and dermatologic surgeon. He is an internationally recognised expert in dermatologic surgery and cosmetic surgery. His expertise includes facial and body aesthetic surgery, skin cancer therapy, Mohs and reconstructive surgery, laser surgery, and skin resurfacing procedures including scar reduction and revision. Dr. Bhatia has contributed to the advancement of techniques in facial reconstruction, scar revision, fat reduction, and the use of purified neurotoxins and fillers.


Dr Gabriela Casabona

Dr Gabriela Casabona is a dermatologist practicing in Spain.

She has dedicated the first 10 years of her career to mastering cosmetic rejuvenation of both the face and body. She then traveled to the USA to serve a variety of externships with experts in various procedures and technologies. Dr Casabona had spent a great deal of her time as a collaborator in the Laser department of Universidade ABC- Brazil. Since 2010, Dr Casabona shifted her career to more the surgical side. She spent much of the last 5 years in many training programs in the USA, Latin America and Europe furthering her expertise in skin cancer surgery, Mohs surgery, and honing her reconstruction skills (especially oculoplastics). She is also trained in cosmetic surgery including, fat grafting, endoscopic browlifting and blepharoplasty. For 15 Years Dr Casabona has built her own clinic where 85% of her patients are cosmetic, mainly fillers, botulinum toxin combined with technology treatments and the newest generation of thread lifting procedures. The other 15% are surgical patients (cosmetic and oncology). Dr Casabona is presently an International Speaker for, Merz Medical.


Dr Charlene DeHaven

Dr. Charlene DeHaven is board-certified in both Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine and is a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians. During her training, she received the Upjohn Clinical Award for Outstanding Resident of the Year.

Over the past 16 years, her professional activities have focused on mitigation of skin aging and development of scientifically based skincare products. She has served as Clinical Director of INNOVATIVE SKINCARE since the company began in 2000.

Her professional experience includes a broad spectrum of clinical practice in addition to corporate development, medical education, and age management.

Dr. DeHaven has extensive media experience and has published and lectured worldwide on wellness and skin health. She serves on the clinical lecture faculty for the University of Washington, School of Medicine.



Dr Ajay Deshpande

Dr. Ajay Deshpande – MBBS, DVD, DNB, is a well known and respected Dermatologist with over 28 years experience, practising in Pune in the State of Maharashtra in India, where he works as a visiting consultant in several hospitals in addition to running his own practice. His areas of special interest include Psoriasis, Atopic Dermatitis, Pemphigus & other chronic skin conditions apart from Laser and Pediatric Dermatology & Trichology.

Dr. Deshpande has presented on Kaposi Sarcoma, Actinomycetoma of the back – a Retrospective diagnosis. His publications include Sorafenib induced Pemphigus vulgaris, the Successful use of oral acetretin in Oral Lichen Planus, Cutis Marmorata Telangiectatica congenital successfully treated with Intense Pulsed Light therapy, Efficacy and safety evaluation of high-density IPL in the treatment of Grades II and IV Acne Vulgaris as Monotherapy in dark-skinned women of child-bearing age.

He holds Associate Memberships with the Association of Cutaneous Surgeons in India, the Council of Sex Education & Parenthood International (CSEPI) and the Indian Association of Dermatologists, Venereologists and Leprologists (IADVL)


Dr Yael Halaas

Yael Halaas, MD, FACS, is recognized as one of the best facial plastic surgeons in New York City. Fully bilingual in English and Spanish and conversational in Hebrew, Dr. Halaas has a special interest in the treatment of the aging face in both women and men. Her advanced education and continued training make her an expert in the complex areas of primary and reparative rhinoplasty, and the medical and surgical treatment of hair loss.

Hong Kong

Dr Wilson Ho

Dr Ho is the director of The Specialists: Lasers, Aesthetic & Plastic Surgery, Hong Kong and is the honorary assistant professor of the Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Dr Ho has authored or co-authored over 50 articles in peer-reviewed journals and 3 book chapters, with his work appearing in the Lancet, Dermatologic Surgery, British Journal of Plastic Surgery, Burns, and Lasers in Surgery and Medicine.

South Korea

Dr Kwon Han Jin

Dr. Kwon is the Representative Director of DERMASTER Clinic Network; Faculty, International Fellowship in Advanced Aesthetic Science and Advisory Director of the Korean Association of Stem Cell Therapy. He has more than 20 years of work experience in Aesthetic Medicine and has trained more than 5,000 physicians globally. He is the inventor of the Ultra-V PCL Thread Lifting Technique and many other innovative Cosmetic Injectables that are popularly used in more than 50% of the local clinics in South Korea. Often featured on South Korean media including SBS, MBC, KBS, and CNBC as an expert on hair loss and anti-aging procedures, he has worked on more than 10,000 cases of facial lifting treatments using PDO/ PCL threads and combination therapies and is the true pioneer in the region.

South Korea

Professor Hyoung Jin Moon

Prof Moon is President of the BeUp Aesthetic Surgery Clinic in Seoul, Korea. Prof Moon trained as an Otorhinolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery Fellow at Seoul’s Yonsei University Hospital.
He has contributed extensively to the area of facial plastic surgery in terms of scientific research, textbook and papers and has published widely in journals such as The Laryngoscope, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.
Currently, Prof Moon sits on the Facial Plastic Surgery Boards in multiple Chinese cities. He is also on the Korean Board of Otorhinolaryngology, Facial Plastic Surgery and Head & Neck Surgery. He serves as an International and regional Advisory Trainer for Merz, Allergan as well as Galderma. Previously, he served as Vice President of the Korean Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.


Dr Sean Kelishadi

Dr. Shahrooz Sean Kelishadi is a board-certified Plastic Surgeon at SSK Plastic Surgery in Newport Beach, CA. He is also the President of SSK Plastic Surgery. Prior to practicing in California, he served his general surgery residency at the University of Maryland. Later, Dr. Kelishadi served his plastic surgery residency at the University of Louisville in Kentucky. Both residencies provided Dr. Kelishadi with a strong and diverse foundation that has equipped him to perform cosmetic and reconstructive surgeries. Dr. Kelishadi has a great passion for combining science and beauty as an art. Therefore, as a highly-qualified Plastic Surgeon, he is constantly continuing his education to provide his patients with the latest and most modern techniques for optimum results.


Dr Jaffer Khan

Bio coming soon….

Hong Kong

Dr Stephanie Lam

Dr Stephanie Lam is one of a handful of female Plastic Surgeons in Hong Kong. She studied and graduated from the Chinese University of HK and completed her training in the Prince of Wales Hospital. She also received additional training at The Welsh Centre for Burns and Plastic Surgery.

In addition to her experience in cosmetic surgery, Dr Lam boasts extensive knowledge in reconstructive surgery and burns. She was trained in VASER Hi Definition Liposculpture by the pioneer of the technique. She is also a designated trainer for various botulinum toxin and fillers.

Dr Lam fully understands the challenges faced by women trying to look after their figure, especially when working or caring for children. With a special interest in body contouring and facial rejuvenation, she is able to suggest a variety of options, including minimally invasive ones, to help make a difference.


Dr Joel Osorio

Dr. Osorio is an innovative businessman with a distinct entrepreneurial mindset concentrated in adding value on the areas of Biotechnology (mRNA), Reprogramming & Regenerative Medicine for translational use in humans and a variety of clinical applications aimed for both the private and the public health sectors. He is the CEO of RegenerAge Clinic and RegenerAge Life Initiatives. VP and Clinical Developer for Bioquark,Inc.


Dr Wolfgang Philipp-Dormston

Bio coming soon….


Dr Michael Somenek

Michael Somenek, M.D., is a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon in Washington, D.C. whose practice offers specialized cosmetic and reconstructive services. Dr. Somenek got an undergraduate degree in microbiology at the University of Miami and a medical degree at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, and he completed an intensive fellowship in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery at the University of Chicago, Illinois. As an author of multiple peer-reviewed journal articles, textbook chapters, and presentations at national and international meetings, he has contributed extensively in his field.


Dr. Lejla Stojanovic

Dr. Lejla Stojanovic , graduated from the Faculty of Medicine, University of Belgrade in 2010, since that date she became an experienced clinical physician focused on prevention and early diagnosis as part of the MediGroup staff based in Belgrade, Serbia. Passionate about sports, Dr. Stojanovic supervises multiple professional teams and the Serbian soccer team bringing her medical skills and knowledge to improve athletes performance.
Dr. Stojanovic is part of the regenerative medicine team leaders in her country.
Certified as an ultrasound specialist by the Klinicki Centar Srbije (Professor. M.Perišić) since 2013.
Postgraduate on the field of clinical Immunology and Allergology at KCS with great interest in imunoprofilling, gene sequencing, cell signaling, reproductive and steam cells biomechanism.
Dr. Stojanovic is a known lecturer/speaker in Europe, who has published multiple articles, medical reviews and columns. Also participated in numerous media appearances including national TV, radio shows, blogs, podcasts, etc.


Dr Jonathan Sykes

Jonathan M. Sykes, MD is professor emeritus and former director of Facial Plastic Surgery at the University of California, Davis Medical Center.

He is editor of 6 textbooks and has written over 200 scientific articles, book chapters, and other papers in the medical literature.

He is a highly sought after lecturer, having given over 1000 lectures locally, nationally, and internationally.

He has reviewed scientific papers for the Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery, the Aesthetic Surgery Journal, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Laryngoscope.

He has performed over 20,000 surgical procedures, and is an expert in rhinoplasty, aging related surgeries such as facelift, browlift, and eyelid lift surgery. He has instructed many people on the anatomy and injection technique for neuromodulators, such as Botox, and is an instructor for many filling agents.  He has been asked to perform live demonstration surgeries in over 15 countries.

Dr. Sykes has a passion for children and enjoys surgery for cleft deformities and craniofacial surgery.  He has gone on over 25 humanitarian missions to many countries including the Phillipines, El Salvador, Honduras, Russia, Bolivia, Brazil, and China.

He has served on the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery for 10 years, having been Western Region Vice President, VP of Education, and most recently, elected President of the AAFPRS in 2010.  He recently co-chaired the Many Faces of Giving campaign for the AAFPRS and helped raise over $4 million for FPS education, humanitarian efforts, and research.

He has been awarded the prestigious William Wright teaching award by the AAFPRS and has been awarded the 1887 award for community service and humanitarian missions by this organization.

Dr. Sykes is most proud of his teaching, having contributed to the training of over 75 residents and personally training 28 fellows in facial plastic surgery.


Dr Steven Weiner

Dr. Weiner was born and raised in Los Angeles and attended UCLA for his undergraduate degree. After graduating Magna Cum Laude, he completed his medical degree at University of Michigan. His internship, residency, and fellowship training took place at the prestigious Johns Hopkins Hospital. For 2 years, he was appointed as a faculty member in the Department of Otolaryngology.
Dr. Weiner has 25 years of experience as a Facial Plastic Surgeon. In 2005, “he laid down his scalpel” to concentrate on nonsurgical aesthetic procedures. He currently divides his time between his active clinical practice, training other physicians, and lecturing in the US and abroad. Dr. Weiner enjoys innovating new techniques for injecting dermal fillers, and creating new treatment protocols for devices. He is currently working on developing new devices and procedures in conjunction with an aesthetic laser company.
Dr. Weiner is a researcher, lecturer, and trainer for Lutronic Corporation. He is the largest user of Infini, High Intensity Radiofrequency, in the US with over 1000 procedures performed in just under 4 years. He has written several articles and papers on the benefits of Infini for skin tightening, neck and jawline rejuvenation, as well as for acne scars.
In the field of dermal fillers, Dr. Weiner is one of the highest volume users of Gladerma’s family of products in the US. He travels throughout the US to lecture and train other physicians on how to use fillers safely and most effectively. He does similar work with Suneva for the filler, Bellafill, a PMMA filler with a 5 year indication. He has become a referral center for acne scars with his technique using Bellafill for correction of deep rolling scars and Infini for treatment of the remaining superficial, icepick, and boxcar scars.


Dr Nicola Zerbinati

Dr Zerbinati graduated at the University of Pavia, Italy. He is the President of Italian Federation of Aesthetic Medicine (FIME) and a University teacher. Since 1999 he holds the chair of Dermatology and Venereology of the University Course in Medicine and Surgery at the University of Insubria, Varese.

He is the scientific Coordinator since 2010 of International Consultant in Aesthetic Medicine, USA (ICAM), International Union of Lipoplasty (IUL), International Academy of Cosmetic Gynaecology (IACG). Since 2017 he is President of FIME ( Italian Federation of Aesthetic Medicine).

His areas of interest are Dermatology, Venereology and Aesthetic Dermatology. Dr Zerbinati published more than 50 national and International publications. He is the co-author of 4 book chapters and 2 international patents on the use of optoelectro mechanic instruments in dermatology.

*subject to change

The NSS has a history of world class speakers from around the globe

These are the speakers who have delivered a talk (or a few!) on the Non-Surgical Symposium stage in previous years. From right across the non-surgical cosmetic medicine spectrum, these speakers have delivered presentations that have kept NSS attendees at the forefront of innovation and patient safety.

Dr Niamh Corduff (AUSTRALIA)
Dr Francesca de Angelis (ITALY)
Dr Seemal Desai (USA)
Dr Nimrod Friedman (ISRAEL)
Dr Wilson Ho (HONG KONG)
Dr Ravi Jain (UK)
Dr Eyal Kramer (ISRAEL)
Professor Hee-Jin Kim (SOUTH KOREA)
Dr Nima Naghshineh (USA)
Dr Andreas Nikolis (CANADA)
Dr Tapan Patel (UK)
Dr David Sieber (USA)
Dr Grant Stevens (USA)
Dr Hema Sundaram (USA)
Dr Patrick Trevidic (FRANCE)
Dr Steven Weiner (USA)
Dr Macrene Alexiades (USA)
Dr Luiz Avelar (BRAZIL)
Dr Philippe Berros (MONACO)
Dr Christine Dierickx (GERMANY)
Dr Kuldeep Minocha (UK)
Dr Patrick Bitter (USA)
Dr Wayne Carey (CANADA)
Joel Cohen (USA)
Izolda Heydenrych (SOUTH AFRICA)
Dr Peter Huang (TAIWAN)
Dr Krishan Mohan Kapoor (INDIA)
Dr William Ko (TAIWAN)
Jani Van Loghem (NETHERLANDS)
Dr Reha Yavuzer (TURKEY)
Dr Jay Burns (USA)
Dr Gabriela Casabona (BRAZIL)
Dr Vandana Chatrath (INDIA)
Dr Steven Fagien (USA)
Dr Julius Few (USA)
Dr Benoit Hendrickx (BELGIUM)
Dr Patricia Ogilvie (GERMANY)
Dr Nowell Solish (USA)
Dr Rodrigo Ferraz (BRAZIL)
Professor Dario Bertossi (USA)
Dr Daniel Cassuto (ITALY)
Professor Chee Leok Goh (SINGAPORE)
Dr Haideh Hirmand (USA)
Dr Hervé Raspaldo (MONACO)
Dr Gun Young Ahn (SOUTH KOREA)
Dr Richard Green (USA)
Dr Philippe Berros (MONACO)
Dr André Braz (BRAZIL)
Dr Jeffrey Kenkel (USA)
Dr Edward Ross (USA)
Dr Vic Narurkar (USA)

Scientific Program


*subject to change

NSS 2020 Program Topics

  1. Beauty, Aesthetics and facial assessment
  2. Complex cases from my Practice and how to approach them safely
  3. Personalised skin care using Cosmeceuticals
  4. Lasers and Energy Devices
  5. Periorbital Rejuvenation
  6. Photography, Bias and Ageing
  7. Hair Transplant Techniques
  8. Lower Face and Jawline Rejuvenation
  9. Hi Definition Body Contouring
  10. Beauty versus attractiveness. What we need to know to optimise patient’s outcome
  11. Marketing your practice and good customer service
  12. Male- female attractiveness- differentiated treatment approaches
  13. Advanced uses of Toxins and Fillers
  14. Ethnic difference
  15. Thread lifts

Abstract Submissions

Share your expertise

Whether you are a medical practitioner, dermatologist or nurse, you have something to contribute to the scientific program of the NSS 2020.

Now is your chance to submit your abstract via our online portal. Be it an innovative way of delivering treatments, a fresh perspective on a technique or a new piece of technology, submit your abstract for consideration to be presented during the NSS 2020.

We encourage you to share your experience, knowledge and research findings that will enhance the scientific program.

Nurses are encouraged to submit

We encourage all Aesthetic Nurses and Nurse Practitioners to share their knowledge with the rest of the delegates who will be attending the NSS 2020.

As a leading Aesthetic Nurse or a Nurse Practitioner, you have a considerable amount of clinical expertise and experience that we consider invaluable. We invite you to use the NSS 2020 as an opportunity to come on stage and share your expertise.

It could be an innovative way of delivering treatments or a fresh perspective on a technique or technology, or, more importantly, your customer service and patient skills that makes patients come back to you.


  1. My favourite clinical procedure and why
  2. Technical tips
  3. Customer Service

Important Dates

31 Jan 2020 – EXTENDED abstract submissions deadline

24 Feb 2020 – Successful authors will be notified of outcome

Abstract Topics

  1. Beauty and Aesthetics
  2. Complex cases from my Practice and how to approach them
  3. Cosmeceuticals
  4. Devices
  5. Fillers
  6. Injectables
  7. Laser and Acne
  8. Periorbital
  9. Photography, Bias and Ageing
  10. Safety
  11. Hair Transplant Techniques

Social Events

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

Welcome Reception

Friday 27 November 2020
6.00pm – 8.00pm

Poolside, The Star

Delegate Tickets: Included in Full Registrations
Additional Tickets: $110 per person

Gala Dinner

Saturday 28 November 2020
7.00pm – 11.00pm
The Star

~ Bollywood Themed – Dress-up is encouraged ~

Delegate Tickets: $175 per person
Additional Tickets: $275 per person

Sponsors & Exhibitors

Platinum Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors


Sponsors & Exhibitors

Platinum Sponsors

Gold Sponsor

Silver Sponsors


“I’ll be back next year for sure and be telling everyone else to come along!” 

“I think this is the best scientific meeting in Australia.” 

“Thoroughly enjoyable. My brain felt very full!” 

“Just brilliant! There was something for everyone.” 


Discounted accommodation rates have been negotiated at the following properties. Please note these rates are limited to availability.

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

Room Type per night
Classic River View Room – Room only $250
Breakfast $30 pp

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 restaurants, food 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.

1 Casino Dr, Broadbeach QLD 4218
NSS 2020 Symposium Venue

Room Type per night
Superior Deluxe Room – Room only $269
Breakfast – pre-booked $20 pp
Breakfast – on consumption $34.90 pp
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


Terms & Conditions

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.

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.

Getting There – With Qantas

Official Airline Partner

Qantas is delighted to be the exclusive airline partner for the Non-Surgical Symposium being held on the Gold Coast. Qantas is offering registered delegates and travel partners special discounted airfares which are easily booked online via the dedicated booking portal on your conference registration travel page.

When booking, use the allocated code NSS20 to access these airfares. Please note:multiple stopover flights are excluded from this offer.

Qantas is Australia’s largest domestic and international airline and is widely regarded as the world’s leading long-distance airline. With a reputation for excellence in safety, operational reliability, and world-class customer service; Qantas offers a truly global network proposition for delegates travelling to the Gold Coast for this years Non-Surgical Symposium.

Access Code: NSS20

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Register to Attend


Full Symposium Registration

Includes conference lectures, conference program and materials, Welcome Reception, lunch and coffee breaks daily. Gala Dinner is an additional cost for all delegates who wish to attend.

Registration Category Early Bird Registration
Before 18th Sept 2020
Standard Registration
On or after 19th Sept 2020
Late Registration
On or after 28th Oct 2020
ASAPS / ASCD / NZSCM Member $1,590.00 $1,990.00 $2,490.00
Non Member Doctor $1,990.00 $2,390.00 $2,890.00
Dentist $1,990.00 $2,390.00 $2,890.00
ASAPS / ASCD / NZSCM Registered Nurse / Nurse Practitioner / Practice Staff $950.00 $1,150.00 $1,450.00
Non Member Registered Nurse / Nurse Practitioner / Practice Staff $1,350.00 $1,650.00 $1,950.00
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Trainees $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 1-day 2-day
ASAPS / ASCD / NZSCM Member $950.00 $1,850.00
Non Member Doctor $1,150.00 $2,290.00
Dentist $1,150.00 $2,290.00
ASAPS / ASCD / NZSCM Registered Nurse / Nurse Practitioner / Practice Staff $650.00 $1,250.00
Non Member Registered Nurse / Nurse Practitioner / Practice Staff $850.00 $1,700.00
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Trainees $650.00 $1,250.00

Anyone registering within this category must be a member with either ASAPS (Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons), NZSCM (New Zealand Society of Cosmetic Medicine) and 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, Dentist, 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 and 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.

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

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

Non-member Registered Nurse / Nurse Practitioner
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.

Media/Industry Registrations:
Media interested in registering for this event contact nss@tphe.com.au. Industry Attendees interested in registering for this event please contact Courtney Hogan, at sponsorship@tphe.com.au. Please note that only industry sponsoring or exhibiting at the NSS may register and attend the Symposium.

For Media registrations please contact nss@tphe.com.au

For Industry Exhibitor/Sponsor registrations, please contact sponsorship@tphe.com.au.

Registrations received prior to 15 April 2020

Registration Fees:
If you registered prior to the announcement of the NSS postponement (announcement date 15 April 2020), you may cancel your registration up to 30 June 2020 and receive a full refund (excluding credit card surcharges incurred). After 1 July 2020 your registration will automatically be transferred to the November 2020 event and will be subject to the cancellation policy below. Cancellation requests must be received in writing to nss@tphe.com.au.
Any accommodation booking made on the registration portal for June dates will be cancelled with no charge or penalty. No charges have been made to your credit card to date. Should you wish to book accommodation for November 2020 and you have already registered, please email nss@tphe.com.au.

Registrations received 15 April 2020 onwards

Registration Fees:
Cancellation of a registration must be advised via email to the NSS Secretariat via nss@tphe.com.au. Verbal changes or cancellation cannot be accepted. Registration cancellations received up to 18 September 2020 will receive a full refund, less a $300 cancellation fee or may be transferred to the 2021 Non-Surgical Symposium. No refunds will be given for cancellations received after 19 September 2020 – this includes cancellation of any paid workshops/events such as the Gala Dinner. As an alternative to cancellation, registrations may be transferred to another person (for the same registration category) without receiving any extra cost penalty or transferred to the 2021 Non-Surgical Symposium. Please note that no credit card surcharges will be refunded at any time. The refund will be returned via the same payment method as the original receipt of funds.

In the instance that the NSS 2020 does not proceed or a registered delegate can not attend due to the ongoing COVID19 situation, a full refund will be issued on requested. No administration fee will apply in such a case.

For accommodation cancellation policies, please refer to the individual hotel policies noted on the website. Any amendments to original hotel bookings must be forwarded via email to the Meeting Secretariat. Verbal changes or cancellations cannot be accepted nor will the hotels accept any changes direct.

All fees are in Australian dollars inclusive of GST.

The members of the ASAPS Council 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.Registration fee does not include accommodation, meals for partners and extra tickets for the Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner.Please note there is no entry to the industry exhibition hall without registration to the conference.

The products, procedures, publications and information (material) disseminated at the Non-Surgical Symposium (NSS) are not to be regarded as being endorsed by, or representing the official opinions of, the Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS), the Australian Society of Cosmetic Dermatologists (ASCD), or the New Zealand Society of Cosmetic Medicine (NZSCM). The material should not be used or treated as professional advice and should never be used as a substitute for the skill, knowledge and experience of a qualified medical professional. You should rely on your own enquires in making any decisions concerning the health or interests of yourself or your patients. ASAPS, ASCD, and NZSCM disclaim any liability for the quality, accuracy, relevancy or currency of any material.

Any photographs, images and videos taken during the NSS is a property of the ASAPS and will be used on ASAPS social media outlets including websites and printed material promoting meetings managed by the ASAPS. If you do not wish your photograph, image and or videos to be used for ASAPS promotional purposes please advise in writing to The Production House Events.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Points

This meeting is an Australasian Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS) educational activity that may contribute to your Continuing Professional Development (CPD). At the conclusion of the meeting, delegates will receive a Certificate of Attendance which can be used as supporting documentation when you submit your CPD claim.

Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) CPD

Details to be advised shortly.

Australian Dental Association

Relevant CPD may be claimable in accordance with the Dental CPD Registration Standard https://www.dentalboard.gov.au/Codes-Guidelines/CPD.aspx

Australasian College of Dermatologists (ACD) CPD

Fellows of the Australasian College of Dermatologists can claim one Category 1 Level 1 CPD point per hour for this symposium.

Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) CPD

GPs may submit online via the myCPD or by sending a paper application to the relevant state QI&CPD office.

Nurses CPD

Nurses must be submitted at https://www.nursingmidwiferyboard.gov.au/Registration-Standards/Continuing-professional-development.aspx

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