2021 Non-Surgical Symposium

Australasia’s Premier Event for Non-Surgical Aesthetics

19 – 21
NOV 2021

Live and In-Person on the Gold Coast
+ Virtual, from wherever you are


Non-Surgical Symposium

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

🗓  19-21 November 2021 📍 Gold Coast, Australia

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)

Following the hugely successful virtual Non-Surgical Symposium 2.0 Reimagined in 2020, we are looking forward to once again bringing you a truly immersive experience in November, but this time in-person.

The health and safety of our attendees has been and always will be our top priority. As such, we have made the decision to reschedule the much-anticipated 10th Anniversary NSS 2021 from the traditional date in June, to the new dates: 19-21 November 2021 at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre (GCCEC).

With attendee safety front-of-mind, all sessions and social events will be hosted within the GCCEC to limit attendee movements. We will also have a virtual component of the event for those who are unable to travel, which will also allow us to react quickly to border changes and other restrictions.

Our team is working hard to ensure all safety precautions are taken, but to also ensure our attendees experience the flair, surprises, excitement, and overall enjoyable experience our attendees have come to love and expect when attending the Non-Surgical Symposium.

We can’t wait to reconnect the Non-Surgical Symposium community and we look forward to welcoming you to the sunny Gold Coast in November to celebrate 10 years of the NSS and 10 years of Innovation, Education & Patient Safety.

Dr Robert Sheen
ASAPS President

Dr Naveen Somia
NSS Scientific Convenor

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NSS 2021 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

Get a taste of what to expect

International Speakers

The Non-Surgical Symposium is well-known for hosting some of the world’s top experts and presenters.
In 2021 we are excited to welcome the following Key Opinion Leaders to the virtual stage. More to be announced shortly.


Dr Nabila Azib

Dr. Nabila Azib developed her clinical experience in close collaboration with Dr. Patrick Trévidic and is holding university degrees in lasers in dermatology, angiology and reconstructive surgery. She is member of the Expert2Expert group and was scientific director of the ICAAM Congress in Dubai for several years.

She has been lecturing internationally for many years and is member of several international scientific societies. As a plastic surgeon she is able to give deep insights into anatomy and the related importance of experience-oriented treatments.


Dr Richard Chaffoo


Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Naval Regional Medical Center
Portsmouth, VA.  1980-1984

Division of Plastic Reconstructive and Hand Surgery
Department of Surgery Oregon Health and Sciences University (OHSU)
Portland, OR.       1999-2001


Facial Plastic Surgery
Division of Facial Plastic Surgery
Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Stanford University Medical Center
Stanford, CA.  1986-1987

Head and Neck Oncologic Surgery

Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery

Stanford University Medical Center

Stanford, CA    1986-1987

Burn Surgery.

San Diego County Regional Burn Center

Department of Surgery
USCD Medical Center

San Diego, CA  1998-1999


Bachelor of Arts – Chemistry

Summa Cum Laude
Catawba College

Salisbury, NC.  1971-1975


Doctor of Medicine (M.D.)
Wake Forest University, Bowman-Gray School
of Medicine

Winston, Salem, NC.   1975-1979



Surgical Internship
Department of Surgery
Naval Regional Medical Center
Portsmouth, VA.  1979-1980


American Board of Plastic Surgery
American Board of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery
American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery


San Diego Plastic Surgery Society (Member) – Past President
American Society of Plastic Surgeons (Member)
American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (Member)
American Academy of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery (Fellow)
American College of Surgeons (Fellow)
American Head and Neck Surgery Society (Fellow)
American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (Fellow)
California Society of Plastic Surgeons (Member)


Department Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery
U.S. Naval Hospital, Groton, Conn.

Clinical Instructor
Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Stanford University Medical Center
Stanford, CA.

Vice Chairman
Department Otolaryngology, Head and Neck
U.S. Naval Hospital, San Diego, CA. 1987 – 1990

Private Practice
Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery
La Jolla, CA.


Clinical Instructor:
Department Surgery
USUHS  F. Herbert School of Medicine
Bethesda, MD

Clinical Instructor:
Department Surgery
Division of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Department of Surgery
Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford CA.

Voluntary Associate Clinical Professor
Department of Surgery
UCSD Medical Center
San Diego, CA.



Scripps Memorial Hospitals
Department Plastic Surgery,
Former Chief of Plastic Surgery (Encinitas)
La Jolla and Encinitas, Ca



Medical Advisor

Stemson Therapeutics

La Jolla, Ca





Annual Meeting, 2020

International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons

Vienna, Austria



Annual Meeting, 2020

American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

San Francisco, Ca



Global Hair Loss Summit 2020



ISHRS, Annual Meeting 2020

Hair Restoration Using a Regenerative Animal Model

International Society for Stem Cell Research

Annual Meeting, 2018

Los Angeles, Ca

**Award: Best resident presentation
Annual meeting Northwest Society of Plastic Surgeons, Kaui, Hawaii

Modifications in Goldman Tip Rhinoplasty
Annual meeting, American Academy of Facial
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
San Francisco, CA.

Alar Cartilage Division Techniques in Rhinoplasty
Spring Meeting. American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Palm Springs, CA.

Laser Applications in Facial Plastic Surgery
World Congress International Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ISPRS)
Yokohama, Japan

Tip Rhinoplasty Techniques World Congress of Surgery, Hong Kong



Cynosure Laser Corporation $100,000 Donation
Cynosure Laser to UCSD Regional Burn Center for research study of Post Burn Hypertrophic Scar Prevention and Treatment



Chaffoo RAK: Complications in Facelift Surgery: Avoidance and Management Facial Plast Surg Clin North Am. 2013 Nov; 21 (4):551-8.

Chaffoo RAK and Stuart SM: Hair Loss Solutions: The Ultimate Guide to Restoring Your Hairline. 2019

Chaffoo RAK, Ozaki W, Vu KC, Markowitz BL: Comprehensive Rhinoplasty Technique to Correct the Bilateral Cleft Lip Nasal Deformity Using Conchal Composite Grafts. J Craniomaxillofacial Surgery 34(3), 150-155 – April 2006.

Chaffoo RAK, Hansen JE: Pediatric Tumors. Mathes Plastic Surgery, Saunders Elsevier, 2006.

Chaffoo RAK, Goode RL: Irradiated Homologous Cartilage in Augmentation Rhinoplasty. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery of the Head and Neck. Proceedings of the 5th International Symposium of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 1991, BC Decker.

Chaffoo RAK, Lynch JR, Hansen JE, Seyfer AE: The Lower Trapezius Musculocutaneous Flap Revisited for Complicated Wound to the Posterior Cervical and Occipital Regions Based on the Deep Branch of the Transverse Cervical Artery. Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, 109(2):444-450, February 2002.

Chaffoo RAK, Gold SR: Fat Myringoplasty in the Guinea Pig. Laryngoscope. Jan 1991, Vol 101, Issue 1, pp. 1-5.

Chaffoo RAK, Fee WE: Early Re-Exploration of the Parotid Wound Following Parotidectomy. Am J Otolaryngology, 1989;10:38-41.

Chaffoo RAK, Luetzow AM, Young H.: Percutaneous Gastrostomy, The Stanford Experience Laryngoscope Laryngoscope. 1988; 98: 1035-1039.

Chaffoo RAK, Goode RL: Modification of the Deltopectoral Flap for Pharyngoesophageal Reconstruction. Laryngoscope. April 1988, Vol 98,#4, 46-462.

Chaffoo RAK, Byrd JP: Metastatic Carcinoma Masquerading as a Retropharyngeal Abscess. US Navy Medicine


Chaffoo, RAK: Complications of Facelift Surgery. Facial Plastic Surgery Clinics. 2013 Nov; 21 (4$: 551-8. International Press


Chaffoo, RAK: Alar Cartilage Division Techniques in Rhinoplasty, Proceedings of the International Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery Society.


Chaffoo, RAK: KTP Laser Treatment of Cutaneous Vascular Lesions. Proceedings of the International Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery Society.




Manhattan, USA

Dr Anne Chapas

Anne Chapas, M.D. is a Manhattan-based dermatologist and dermatologic surgeon who specializes in laser surgery, Mohs micrographic surgery for the treatment of skin cancers, and cosmetic procedures. She is internationally acclaimed for her laser and cosmetic treatments, and she strives to apply the latest scientific research to deliver the best possible care and results for each patient.
Dr. Chapas is the Founder and Medical Director of Union Square Laser Dermatology, a state-of-the-art center for medical and cosmetic skin treatments that implements her philosophy that for patient safety and the best results medical dermatologic procedures should be performed only by board certified dermatologists with specific training and experience in these procedures. Dr. Chapas is certified by the American Board of Dermatology and she is a Fellow of the American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery, the American Academy of Dermatology, the American College of Mohs Surgery and the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery. She is also a Clinical Instructor of Dermatology at the Mount Sinai Medical Center.


Dr Mitchel Goldman

Mitchel P. Goldman, MD started practicing medicine in 1986. He is a world-renowned, double-board certified dermatologist and cosmetic surgeon, recognized by the American Board of Dermatology and the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery. A graduate of Boston University and Stanford University Medical School, Dr. Goldman is recognized for pioneering research on multiple laser techniques.
He is a volunteer clinical professor of Dermatology at the University of California, San Diego, Honorary Professor of Dermatology for the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, and the founder and Medical Director of Cosmetic Laser Dermatology.
Dr. Goldman is considered a leading expert in laser surgery and resurfacing, liposculpture, sclerotherapy, laser closure of varicose veins, dermal filling treatments, Botox®/Dysport®/ Xeomin® therapy, photorejuvenation, and photodynamic therapy. He is the Director of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery Fellowship Program.”=


Dr Thomas Hitchcock

Dr. Hitchcock has more than 15 years of research experience, including Basic Science, Proof-of-Concept, Pre-Clinical and Clinical Research across several therapeutic areas such as Cardiology, Oncology, Gene Therapy, Plastic/Facial Plastic Surgery, Dermatology and Aesthetic Medicine. Dr. Hitchcock earned his Ph.D. in Genetics from Clemson University and completed post-doctoral trainings at Duke University and Yale University in Biomedical Engineering, Vascular Biology and Therapeutics.

Dr. Hitchcock serves as the Chief Science Officer for Crown Laboratories and oversees Clinical Development, Medical Affairs and Research & Development for Crown and its subsidiaries. He is also the Founder of Xycrobe Therapeutics Inc.


Dr Jason Pozner

Jason Pozner, M.D., F.A.C.S., can truly claim aesthetic surgery and skin care as his life’s work. The son of a successful health spa and diet center physician in New Jersey.

Dr. Pozner is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, and is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the largest and most prestigious organization of board-certified plastic surgeons in the world as well as the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and the American Society for Lasers in Medicine and Surgery. He has been a consultant or investigator for many aesthetic companies and member of several advisory boards.

Dr. Pozner graduated from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York with a Distinction in Research. He trained for five years in an intensive general surgery residency at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York. He completed a Microsurgery Fellowship at Montefiore Medical Center in New York and his Plastic Surgery residency at New York’s Downstate Medical Center. He completed an additional fellowship in aesthetic and endoscopic plastic surgery in Maryland where he was an assistant professor of Plastic Surgery at the esteemed Johns Hopkins Medical Center. He is currently adjunct clinical faculty at Cleveland Clinic Florida Department of Plastic Surgery.

The founder of the Sanctuary Plastic Surgery and co-owner of Sanctuary Medical Aesthetic Center in Boca Raton, Florida, Dr. Pozner is a highly respected authority on both surgical and non-invasive plastic surgery techniques.

Dr. Pozner and his medical partners offer a full range of cosmetic surgery procedures, laser treatments, varicose vein therapies, weight loss assistance, and clinical age management.

The nearly 20,000 square foot facility serves an international clientele that appreciates being treated like family. Dr. Pozner is widely experienced in the latest and most effective cosmetic procedures, and is credited for inventing the fast-healing Artic Peel laser procedure.


Mr Simon Ravichandran

Mr Simon Ravichandran MBChB MRCS is a Key Opinion Leader in aesthetic medicine, specialising in non-surgical facial rejuvenation. Originally, Simon trained as an ear, nose and throat surgeon and worked as a speciality doctor in the Lanarkshire Hospitals Trust. In 2016 he retired from NHS practice to commit himself full time to the development of aesthetic medicine. Simon is the co-owner of the Clinetix Rejuvenation chain of clinics in Scotland and the Aesthetic Training Academy Glasgow, President of the Association of Scottish Aesthetic Practitioners, and member of the British College of Aesthetic Medicine, He is an honorary lecturer at Northumbria University and has had a role in the development of the Masters Degree Program in Aesthetic Practice.UNITE


Dr Matteo Tretti Clementoni

Matteo Tretti Clementoni is a board-certified Plastic Surgeon. Graduating “summa cum laude” at the University of Bologna in 1993 he went on to medical school at the University of Pavia where he concluded his residency program in 1999. Member of many International Societies he focused his attention at the beginning of his career on pediatric malformations and severe burn scars. He is now more focused on cosmetic procedures and laser treatments. He started, as private practice, his laser activity in 1996 and now he is author of many papers. He also attended, as speaker, at many national and international meetings. Professor of the Italian Laser Surgery School in 2005 and 2006 he is Professor of Laser therapies at the Master in Aesthetic Dermatology since 2009 and Professor of the Aesthetic Laser Surgery School since 2008. He is also reviewer of the JEADV, of Lasers in Surgery and Medicine, of the Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and of the Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy.


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.

Hong Kong

Dr Raymond Wu

Dr Raymond Wu obtained his medical degree from the University of Hong Kong in 2006. He has strong interest in facial aesthetic injections. He has developed various unique injection techniques for different regions of the face.

His skill and artistry with injectables is widely recognised and has led to him being appointed as an expert trainer and speaker by several injectable brands such as Teoxane, Galderma, Dysport and Medytox. Over the past five years Dr Wu has helped to train doctors all over South East Asia sharing

both his technical skills and his artistic aesthetic with hundreds of young practitioners.

He is also a fellow of the Korean College of Cosmetic Surgery, faculty member of IMSA (International Microaesthetic Surgery Association), committee member of the Association of doctors in Aesthetic Medicine (ADAM) and the Hong Kong Medical Aesthetic Association (HKMAA)

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)

Pre-Symposium events

Taking place on the Thursday before the Non-Surgical Symposium is the 2021 ASAPS Anatomical Dissection and Cosmetic Procedures Workshop. Click the image to find out more information.

*Additional Fees Apply

Abstract Submissions

Abstract Submissions Closed
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Share your expertise

If you are passionate about non-surgical cosmetic treatments and keen to share your share your experience, knowledge, and research findings, the 10th anniversary meeting of the NSS presents the perfect opportunity for you to participate in the scientific program of Australasia’s leading non-surgical meeting.

Be it an innovative way of delivering treatments, a fresh perspective on a technique, or a new piece of technology, our online portal makes it easy for you to submit your abstract for consideration to be presented at the NSS.

Every year we are inundated with submissions and this year being the 10th Anniversary of the NSS, we anticipate an increased number of submissions. While we try and accommodate the best abstracts to enhance the value of the meeting, we are unable to accept all of the abstracts that are submitted.

Submissions must conform to all guidelines as outlined below. Abstracts that do not comply with the rules of submission or layout guidelines will be declined. Abstracts without results (or with “results pending”, “results to be discussed”, or similar) will not be considered for presentation.

Submission of an abstract acknowledges your acceptance for the abstract to be published on print and digital formats for distribution.

I look forward to reviewing your abstracts.

Naveen Somia PhD., FRACS
Convenor NSS 2021

Important Dates

6 May 2021 – Abstract submissions deadline

28 May 2021 – Successful authors will be notified of outcome

Abstract Topics

  1. Beauty, Aesthetics and facial assessment
  2. Enhancing results by integrating skin care  with cosmetic treatments
  3. Lasers and Energy Devices including tattoo removal
  4. Periorbital Rejuvenation in the young, middle aged or older person
  5. Lip rejuvenation in the young, middle age and older person
  6. Lower Face and Jawline Rejuvenation in the young, middle aged or older person
  7. Photography
  8. Hair Transplant Techniques
  9. Body contouring and skin tightening
  10. Beauty versus attractiveness. What we need to know to optimise patient’s outcome
  11. Male- female attractiveness- differentiated treatment approaches
  12. Advanced uses of Toxins and Fillers
  13. Asian Aesthetics
  14. Thread lifts including Fox eye lift, mid face threads, lower face threads

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 19 November 2021
6.00pm – 8.00pm


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

Gala Dinner

Saturday 20 November 2021
7.00pm – Late


Delegate Tickets: $175 per person (discounted)
Additional Guest Tickets: $250

Sponsors & Exhibitors

Platinum Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

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.” 

“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 Star. Please note these rates are limited to availability, and the discounted rate is only available until sold out or 1 month before the event.

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

Room Type per night
Superior Deluxe Room – Room only $269
Superior Deluxe Room  + 1 Breakfast daily $289
Superior Deluxe Room  + 2 Breakfasts daily $309
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.

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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 17 June 2021
Standard Registration
On or after 18 June 2021
Late Registration
On or after 8 Oct 2021
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
ADA /AADFA Member Dentist $1,790.00 $2,150.00 $2,600.00
ACAM Member $1,790.00 $2,150.00 $2,600.00
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
Medical Students $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
ADA / AADFA Member Dentist $1,035.00 $2,060.00
ACAM Member $1,035.00 $2,060.00
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
Medical Student $650.00 $1,250.00

Virtual Registration

Unable to join us on the Gold Coast? Participate in the event virtually from wherever you are. Includes conference lectures, presented live in an interactive and robust platform, with access to recordings post-event.

Registration Category Super Early Bird
(first 100 registrations – SOLD OUT)
Early Bird Late Fee
ASAPS / ASCD / NZSCM Member $375.00 $850.00 $1,000.00
AADFA Member $425.00 $950.00 $1050.00
Non Member Doctor $475.00 $1,150.00 $1,200.00
ADA Member Dentist $425.00 $950.00 $1050.00
ACAM Member $425.00 $950.00 $1050.00
ASAPS / ASCD / NZSCM Registered Nurse / Nurse Practitioner / Practice Staff $275.00 $650.00 $750.00
Non Member Registered Nurse / Nurse Practitioner / Practice Staff $325.00 $750.00 $850.00
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Trainee $450.00 $650.00 $750.00
Medical Student $225.00 $550.00 $650.00


Registrations within this category must be a member of the Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS), Australasian Society of Cosmetic Dermatologists (ASCD) or New Zealand Society of Cosmetic Medicine (NZSCM). All registrations received within this category will be verified with each Society.

ADA Member Dentist

Registrations within this category must be a member of the Australian Dental Association (ADA). All registrations received under this category will be verified with the ADA.

AADFA Member

Registrations within this category must be a member of the Australasian Academy of Dento-Facial Aesthetics (AADFA). All registrations received under this category will be verified with AADFA.

ACAM Member

Registrations within this category must be a member of the Australasian College of Aesthetic Medicine (ACAM). All registrations received under this category will be verified with ACAM.

Non-member Doctor

Registrations within this category may be a Medical Practitioner, Dentist Practitioner, ENT Surgeon, Ophthalmic Surgeon, Dermatologist, or Non-ASAPS Plastic Surgeon. Your AHPRA registration number is required for verification. 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

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

Health Practitioner / Nurse

Registrations within this category must provide AHPRA or Nursing Council of New Zealand registration number for verification. For further verifications within this category, please contact Suzane Ali, ASAPS Executive Secretary on +61 2 9437 0495 or email sali@asaps.org.au

ASAPS / ASCD / NZSCM Practice Staff

Registrations 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 Practice Staff

Registrations within this category must provide the details of the Medical Practitioner’s full name and email for verification.

Medical Student

Registrations within this category must provide the details of the Director of Training or Director of Medical Services full name and email for 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 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.auPlease note you must be a sponsor or exhibitor at the Non-Surgical Symposium to register under this category.

In-Person Registrations

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 17 September 2021 will receive a full refund, less a $300 cancellation fee or may be transferred to the 2022 Non-Surgical Symposium. No refunds will be given for cancellations received after 17 September 2021 – 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 2021 physical event cannot proceed or a registered delegate can not attend due to the ongoing COVID19 situation (i.e. border closures or compulsory isolation), all registrations will be transferred to virtual tickets. No administration fee will apply in such a case, and you will be refunded the difference in registration fees. You will be allocated the equivalent virtual registration based on the date you registered. I.e. If you registered to attend in-person at the early bird rate, you will be allocated an early bird virtual registration.


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

Virtual Registrations

Registration Fees:

Registration cancellation requests for event received up to and including Friday 17 September 2021 will receive a full refund minus$AUD50 administration fee. Registrations cancelled after Friday 17 September will not be refunded, however you can transfer the registration to another person (for the same registration category) at no cost.

Please note that sessions will be available to watch-post event.

All cancellation requests must be made in writing to NSS@tphe.com.au. Credit card surcharges associated with registrations will not be refunded under any circumstances.

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.

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