Calling all Registered Nurses / Nurse Practitioners
We need to set the record straight.
The Non-Surgical Symposium is known for hosting some of the world’s top experts and presenters.
For 2019 we are excited to welcome the following Key Opinion Leaders to the stage.
Dr Seemal Desai
Dr Wilson Ho
Dr Ho Wai Sun, Wilson MBChB, FRCSEd, FCSHK, FHKAM (Surgery) Plastic Surgeon Hong Kong
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.
He earned his MBChB degree from the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 1990. He is a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, the College of Surgeons of Hong Kong, and the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine.
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. He has lectured extensively on injectables and light source devices, minimally invasive plastic surgery, as well as aesthetic breast surgery in regional and international meetings. In his practice, he is an enthusiastic exponent of minimally invasive plastic surgery and has pioneered the technique of using Botulinum Toxin A in facial slimming and endoscopic breast reconstruction after breast cancer surgery.
Dr Ho is a trainer in plastic surgery of the College of Surgeons of Hong Kong and a trainer in basic surgical skills for the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. He is an official trainer for Allergan Botox® Cosmetic, Galderma and Merz, Allergan Alliance for the Future of Aesthetics Global Executive Advisory Committee, Head of Faculty Allergan Academy Asia Pacific Advisory Board and the past chairman of the Allergan Asia Council on Breast Esthetics (AACE 2010). He was a committee member of the Hong Kong Society of Plastic and Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgeons, former board member of the Plastic Surgery Board of Hong Kong and treasurer of the Hong Kong Burns Association.
Dr Ravi Jain
Dr Jain graduated from the Royal London Hospital, University of London in 1995. He
practised as a GP before turning to full-time aesthetic practice in 2007 when he
founded the award-winning Riverbanks Wellness Clinic, well known for facial
aesthetics and body contouring.
Dr Jain, a global KOL, is the innovator of the Invisible Aesthetics® & R-Lift®
injectable rejuvenation concepts as well as his 3 layer lip technique. As one of the
first U.K. doctors to offer VASER liposuction since 2008, his skill base extends to
body contouring. He is often called upon to share his expertise in business building
and communication skills.
Professor Hee-Jin Kim
Hee-Jin Kim, DDS, PhD, is a professor in the Division of Anatomy & Developmental Biology, Department of Oral Biology, Yonsei University College of Dentistry, Seoul, Korea. He obtained his DDS from the Yonsei University College of Dentistry in 1991, and his PhD from the Yonsei University Graduate School in 1996. He was appointed as a professor in the Division of Anatomy & Developmental Biology since 1996.
Now, he is working as an Associate Editors of “Surgical & Radiologic Anatomy” and “European J Clinical Anatomy”, and as an editorial boards of “Clinical Anatomy”. In addition, he is a section editor of “International Scholarly Research Notices”. In addition, as Professor Kim has authored or co-authored 15 textbooks and more than 250 articles that have appeared in peer-reviewed journals.
Dr Nima Naghshineh
Dr. Nima’s approach to aesthetic and reconstructive surgery is one of combining artistry and advanced techniques to provide a natural, long-lasting result. His individualized patient-oriented approach to surgery allows for patients to achieve the results they seek while maintaining a harmonious balance with the body or face. Dr. Nima has a special interest in facial aesthetics, rhinoplasty, breast procedures and reconstruction, body-contouring, and surgical treatments for migraine sufferers. He has published many works in the field, including book chapters, anatomic surgical drawings, and national presentations.
Dr. Nima is a graduate of the UPMC Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery training program. Along with the UT Southwestern and Harvard, UPMC was named one of the top 3 programs in the country by Doximity and US News and World Report. Dr. Nima has a unique background with studies in Biomedical Engineering and Psychology at Johns Hopkins University.
He obtained his medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh while simultaneously receiving a Masters of Science in Clinical Research. He subsequently completed his plastic surgery training at UPMC. His other interests include surgical device innovation, regenerative medicine and entrepreneurship in plastic surgery. He has completed a fellowship at the Center for Innovation in Restorative Medicine (CIRM) where he focused on adipose stem cell therapies and FDA regulatory issues in plastic surgery.
Dr Tapan Patel
Dr Tapan Patel is an Aesthetic Physician based in London, having qualified 22 years ago. He is the owner of the multi award winning PHI Clinic and is an International Key Opinion
With more than 18 years’ experience in the field, he has been a part of the Allergan Medical Institute since its inception in 2014, and continues to deliver workshops globally. He has built a reputation for creating natural yet impactful results.
Dr Grant Stevens
Dr. Grant Stevens is the founder and Medical Director of Marina Plastic Surgery and The Orange Twist Institute; A Medical Spa in Marina Del Rey, California. He is also a Clinical Professor of Plastic Surgery at the University of Southern California; Chairman of the USC-Marina Aesthetic Surgery Fellowship and the Director of the USC Division of Aesthetic Surgery. He has been elected by his peers into the “The Guide to Top Doctors” and Castle Connolly’s “Top Doctor Guide” recognising him as one of the best plastic surgeons in America and is one of the select few to be featured in “Plastic Surgery: The World’s Top Surgeons & Clinics.” Dr. Stevens is an active member at Marina Del Rey Hospital, where he is the past Chairman of the Department of Surgery, the Chairman of the Liposuction Committee, and the Medical Director of The Breast Center. He is also on staff at St. John’s Medical Center, the Marina Outpatient Surgery Center and USC.
Dr. Stevens is on the board of directors of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, serving as president elect. He is also third vice president and on the board of directors of the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS).
Dr. Stevens graduated with honors from Washington University Medical School in St. Louis where he was awarded the Senior Prize in Surgery. He completed his general surgery training at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, then returned to Washington University-Barnes Hospital where he completed a Fellowship in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery with Dr. Paul Weeks, Dr. Leroy Young, Dr. Tom Mustoe, Dr. Jeffrey Marsh, and Dr. R. Christie Wray.
He is a board-certified Diplomate of the American Board of Plastic Surgery, a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the International College of Surgeons. He was appointed by the governor of California to the Medical Board of California Medical Quality Review Board. Dr. Stevens is an ASAPS and ISAPS Traveling Professor and has been an invited visiting professor at numerous U.S. and international universities.
Dr. Stevens has authored more than 90 articles and chapters on aesthetic plastic surgery. He has also lectured at numerous international, national and regional meetings. Dr. Stevens is a member of many medical societies, including the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, American Society of Plastic Surgeons, International College of Surgeons, American College of Surgeons, and American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery.
Dr. Stevens is the past Chairman of the California Medical Association Advisory Panel on Plastic Surgery. He received the California State Assembly and the California State Senate Certificate of Recognition. He has also received the Special Congressional Certificate of Recognition and the Distinguished Service Citation from the Medical Board of California.
He has been interviewed for articles that have appeared in many magazines, including Time, USA Today, People, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Glamour, Vogue, Allure, Cosmetic Surgery Times, Business Week, Men’s Fitness, LA Times Magazine, Discovery, and numerous newspapers. He has appeared on more than 125 television programs including CNN, Discovery, 60 Minutes, MSNBC, The Learning Channel, PBS Nightly Business Report, and many other TV and radio interviews.
Dr Hema Sundaram
Hema Sundaram, M.D., F.A.A.D. is a fellowship-trained board certified dermatologist, and the founder/director of her aesthetic dermatology practice in suburban Washington, D.C. She holds masters and medical degrees with honors from the University of Cambridge in England. Her subsequent training includes a dermatology residency at the University of Chicago, post-doctoral research in molecular biology, and a medical staff research fellowship at the National Institutes of Health during which she served as a Lieutenant Commander in the U.S. Public Health Service. Dr. Sundaram has received awards for her clinical and research work. She feels fortunate to maintain an active involvement in medical research and education, serving as a Visiting Professor for the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) and on its Education Work Group; the IMCAS Paris, Asia and China Scientific Committees; International Society of Dermatologic Surgery (ISDS) Board of Directors; as 2013 President and on the Scientific Board for the FACE2FACE congress; and on Advisory Boards for other congresses in the US and overseas
Dr. Sundaram is a Principal Investigator for FDA studies, and a Chair and Course Director for physician education initiatives. She speaks nationally and internationally at dermatology and plastic surgery conferences and is an advisor to Medscape, the Dermatology Education Initiative, The HealthCentral Network online and Fitness magazine. Dr. Sundaram is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology, Editorial Advisor to Prime and other journals, and author of a book, Face Value [Rodale], which was honored by the National Press Club. Her medical publications include chapters and original papers on fillers, toxins, lasers and cosmeceuticals. Her practice is noted for its charitable donations.
Dr Patrick Trevidic
Dr Patrick Trevidic is a Plastic surgeon based in Paris, France.
He is also Chairman of the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Department at Sainte Anne, one of the leading Hospital in Paris.
Over the last 15 years, Dr Trevidic has been instrumental as a key investigator in several anti-aging studies and has been at the forefront of many others. Working to promote evidence based medicine.
Dr. Trevidic has published more than 70 scientific articles in various periodicals and international journals and is often called upon to present his work at
International congresses. In 2014, 2 of his presentations to the Cutting Edge Congress in NYC won prestigious awards.
Dr Trevidic is the Scientific Director of Expert2Expert (www.expert2expert.co.uk), the renowned noted European group of surgeons and dermatologists.
In 2010, through his role with Expert 2 Expert, Dr Trevidic published, with his colleagues, “Anatomy and botulinum toxin injections”, a reference book based on expert observations. Today, this title remains one of the best seller with a revised and augmented edition issued in 2016.
In 2011, Dr Trevidic directed the launch of the second volume about “Anatomy and Volumizing Injections”, the number one title in the collection, in 2013 “Anatomy and hand medical rejuvenation” and in 2014 the much awaited “Anatomy and lip enhancement”, already a best seller.
In 2017, Dr Trevidic with his colleagues, Dr Claudio DeLorenzi, Dr Berthold, Rzany, Dr Elena Karpova and Dr Criollo-Lamilla published a 5th book : “Anatomy and filler complications”. This title was a success from its launch and much awaited by the community due to the ever-increasing number of filler injections worldwide.
Dr Trevidic pioneered educational program around aesthetic dermatology and anatomy. Every year, several E2E training modules are directed by Dr Trevidic and his team for the benefit of international experts.
Dr. Trevidic is a professor and lecturer on surgery at several universities and schools of medicine in France and abroad.
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.
During the Non-Surgical Symposium our Platinum Sponsors will be hosting events, by invitation only. Invitations are at the discretion of the respective sponsor.
Merz Breakfast Workshop
Friday 14 June
Sciton Lunch Workshop
Friday 14 June
Allergan Breakfast Workshop
Saturday 15 June
Syneron Candela Lunch Workshop
Saturday 15 June
REFRESH YOUR CPR SKILLS
6 CPR Workshops hosted by St Johns NSW will be held during the NSS Symposium.
Accredited course: HLTAID001 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation
Saturday 15 June
9.00am – 10.30am
11.30am – 1.00pm
2.00pm – 3.30pm
There are 2 groups per time slot, with maximum 18 participants in each group. This course is for Health Care Professionals with underpinning knowledge.
Cost: $90 per person
In the past, registered delegates were required to book in for workshops in the lead up to the event.
For the NSS 2019, workshop bookings are available during initial registration.
We are endeavouring to reduce the number of emails delegates receive in the lead up to the event.
If you would like to be added to the waitlist for a particular event please follow these steps:
- Login to your registration using your reference number and email address
- Update your selections on the Workshops page
- Continue until you reach completion and process any outstanding payments
If you would like change any bookings please follow these steps:
- Login to your registration using your reference number and email address
- Update your selections on the Workshops page
- Continue until you reach completion and process any outstanding payments
For all refund enquiries please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Your reference number is required to login to your registration. This number can be found many ways.
- Workshop invitation emails
- Registration confirmation emails
- Clicking the “Forgotten Reference Number” link on this page.
In general, workshops are only open to registered and verified delegates (i.e. no Media or Exhibitors) unless otherwise specified.
- Beauty and Aesthetics
- Complex cases from my Practice and how to approach them
- Laser and Acne
- Photography, Bias and Ageing
- Hair Transplant Techniques
“As a business owner I found the industry exhibition of immense value.”
“The NSS is a great opportunity to try the latest products and equipment out there.”
“It was amazing to listen to presentations that correlated with the exhibition. I was able to follow up with my questions in the break.”
“High-class, informative, amazing for networking – I would definitely attend again.”
Sofitel Darling Harbour
12 Darling Dr, Sydney NSW 2000
1 minute walk to the ICC, 70m
|Room Type||Per night|
|Superior Room & Breakfast for 1||$369|
Enjoy a fabulous stay in the vibrant Darling Harbour precinct, facing the city’s centre. Step into a world of sophistication blending French Art de Vivre and local culture. Enjoy a breathtaking view on the Harbour and skyline, laze the day away by our infinity pool or indulge yourself at the Champagne Bar. Make your stay magnifique in Sydney.
161 Sussex St, Sydney NSW 2000
10 minute walk to the ICC, 950m
|Room Type||per night|
|City View King – Room Only||$290|
Terms & Conditions
Sofitel Darling Harbour reserves the right to process one night’s accommodation 60 days prior to arrival and the balance of accommodation will be processed 30 days prior to arrival. The individual guest will be responsible for all incidental charges incurred and which remain outstanding at check-out
60 to 31 days prior to the arrival date: For any guaranteed rooms cancelled within 60-31 days prior to arrival, a charge equal to one night’s accommodation per room booking will apply.
30 to 0 days prior to the arrival date including “no shows”: All guaranteed rooms cancelled at or within 30 days prior to arrival including “no shows”, will incur 100% cancellation fee, this being the number of room nights cancelled times the accommodation rate.
All reservations must be guaranteed with a valid credit card at time of booking. This does not constitute as payment, all accommodation charges including incidentals will settled by individual guests upon departure.
All guaranteed rooms cancelled at or within 30 days prior to arrival including “no shows”, will incur 100% cancellation fee, this being the number or room nights cancelled times the accommodation rate.
Get a taste of the NSS
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 or on 11 February
After 11 February
After 10 May
|ASAPS / CPCA / NZSCM / ASCD Member||$1,550||$1,950||$2,450|
|Non Member Doctor||$1,950||$2,350||$2,850|
|ASAPS / CPCA / NZSCM /ASCD Registered Nurse / Nurse Practitioner / Practice Staff||$950||$1,150||$1,450|
|Non Member Registered Nurse / Nurse Practitioner / Practice Staff||$1,350||$1,650||$1,950|
|Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Trainees / CPCA Affiliates||$950||$1,150||$1,450|
Symposium Day Registration
Includes conference lectures, conference program and materials, lunch and coffee breaks for ONE day of the Non-Surgical Symposium. Does not include tickets to the social functions.
|Registration Category||Cost per day|
|ASAPS / CPCA / NZSCM / ASCD Member||$950|
|Non Member Doctor||$1,150|
|ASAPS / CPCA / NZSCM /ASCD Registered Nurse / Nurse Practitioner / Practice Staff||$650|
|Non Member Registered Nurse / Nurse Practitioner / Practice Staff||$850|
|Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Trainees / CPCA Affiliates||$650|
We’ve listened to your feedback – instead of a registration price increase for delegates in 2019, we have retained the pricing from 2018 which includes the full Symposium and Welcome Reception, however the Gala Dinner is now a seperate cost for those who wish to attend.
|Social Function Tickets||Full Symposium Registrations||Day Registrations|
|Delegate Welcome Reception Ticket||Included||$110|
|Additional Welcome Reception Ticket||$110||$110|
|Delegate Gala Dinner Ticket||$175||$175|
|Additional Gala Dinner Ticket||$275||$275|
Please note that these fees do not include attendance to the Anatomical Dissecting & Cosmetic Procedures Workshop. Please click here to register for the workshop. Additional fees apply, places are limited.
All prices are listed in AUD and include GST.
|ASAPS / CPCA/ NZSCM / ASCD Member – anyone registering within this category must be a member with either ASAPS (Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery), CPCA (Cosmetic Physicians College of Australasia), NZSCM (New Zealand Society of Cosmetic Medicine), or ASCD (Australasian Society of Cosmetic Dermatologists (ASCD). All registrations received under this category will be verified with the Societies.
Non Member Doctor – anyone registering within this category may be a General Practitioner, Dermatologist, Cosmetic Physician, Facial Plastic Surgeon (ENT), Ophthalmic Surgeon or Non ASAPS Plastic Surgeon. For further verifications within this category, please contact Suzane Ali, ASAPS Executive Secretary on +61 2 9437 0495 or email email@example.com
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Trainees – anyone registering within this category must be training in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS). All registrations received under this category will be verified.
CPCA Affiliate – A medical student, registrar in training, medical practitioner not fulfilling the criteria required for the Full or Fellow membership classification.
ASAPS / CPCA / NZSCM / ASCD Registered Nurse / Nurse Practitioner – anyone registering within this category must have their registration verified by an ASAPS, CPCA, NZSCM or ASCD member in active practice. Your registration will not be confirmed until we have received verification.
ASAPS / CPCA / NZSCM / ASCD Practice Staff – anyone registering within this category must have their registration verified by an ASAPS, CPCA, 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.
For Industry Exhibitor/Sponsor registrations, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Important Registration Cancellation Deadlines
Registration cancellations received up to 2nd May 2019 will receive a full refund, less $300.00 administration fee. No refunds will be given for registration cancellations received after 2nd May 2019. As an alternative to cancellation, registrations may be transferred to another person (for the same registration category) before 18th May 2019 without receiving any extra cost penalty.
All fees are in Australian dollars inclusive of GST.
The members of the ASAPS Council, CPCA Board and The Production House Events do not accept any liability for any losses incurred pre, post or during the Symposium due to unforeseen cancellation or postponement. In the event of the Symposium being cancelled, no refunds will be issued. All available funds will be credited towards a future symposium/s held by ASAPS and CPCA.
Registration fee does not include accommodation, meals for partners and extra tickets for the Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner.
Practice staff are dermal therapists and management staff performing non-surgical procedures. All practice nurses and staff must have their registrations verified by a doctor. Registration will only be confirmed upon receipt of verification. Registration costs at the time of Practice Nurses and Staff initial registration will be honoured regardless of the date of the Doctor’s verification.
Please note there is no entry to the industry exhibition hall without registration to the conference.
Important information for nurses and practice staff requiring verification: Your registration cost will be charged based on the date that you register (rather than the day we receive verification from your Doctor).