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

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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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Scientific Program

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

Abstract Submissions

SUBMIT AN ABSTRACT
VIEW GUIDELINES

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

GCCEC

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

Gala Dinner

Saturday 20 November 2021
7.00pm – Late

GCCEC

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

Sponsors & Exhibitors

Platinum Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Exhibitors

“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.” 

Accommodation

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 $257
Breakfast – on consumption $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
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.
WINNER 2017 ‘BEST DELUXE ACCOMODATION’ – QUEENSLAND HOTELS ASSOCIATION 

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.
 

FEATURES

  • 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

Locations

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.

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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 Member 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
ADA Member 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

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 Early Bird Late Fee
ASAPS / ASCD / NZSCM Member $375.00 $450.00
AADFA Member $425.00 $475.00
Non Member Doctor $475.00 $550.00
ADA Member Dentist $475.00 $550.00
ASAPS / ASCD / NZSCM Registered Nurse / Nurse Practitioner / Practice Staff $275.00 $325.00
Non Member Registered Nurse / Nurse Practitioner / Practice Staff $275.00 $325.00
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Trainees $450.00 $525.00
Medical Student $225.00 $275.00

ASAPS / ASCD / NZSCM Member
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.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 2021 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.
 
Accommodation:
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 a $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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