2023 Non-Surgical Symposium



Australasia’s Premier Event
for Non-Surgical Aesthetics
Three days of learning | A lifetime of value
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Non-Surgical Symposium

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

🗓  23-25 June 2023 📍 Gold Coast, Australia

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

We warmly welcome all healthcare professionals and practice staff working in the aesthetic medicine industry to attend the NSS 2023. The NSS is an all inclusive 3-day learning event designed to give you a lifetime of value.

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 are proud that over the last 11 years the NSS has been a not-for-profit symposium with state-of-the-art learning to empower practitioners to provide value and safety to their patients.

NSS is proud to partner with a well-known charity, Interplast Australia. 2023 happens to be the 40th Anniversary of Interplast Australia, that makes our partnership all the more special.

The 2023 NSS has an expert, inclusive and diverse scientific advisory committee, who are working hard behind the scenes to put together outstanding and innovative content that will offer you great value. Sessions will also be made available on-demand post-event to give you the opportunity to catch up on any sessions missed or to recap on sessions you enjoyed.

Our team is working hard to ensure all safety precautions are taken, but to also ensure you experience the flair, surprises, excitement, and overall enjoyable experience you have come to love and expect when attending the NSS.

We can’t wait to reconnect the Non-Surgical Symposium community and we look forward to welcoming you to the sunny Gold Coast in June to state of the art Innovation, Education & Patient Safety™.

Dr Naveen Somia PhD., FRACS
NSS Scientific Convenor

Dr Tim Edwards MBBS, MS, FRACS, FAICD
ASAPS President


Welcome from Dr Tim Edwards, ASAPS President

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RACS

This educational activity will receive CPD within RACS CPD Educational Activities for 2023. RACS Fellows, Specialist International Medical Graduates (SIMGs) and surgeons participating in the RACS CPD Program may claim one point per hour in Educational Activities for 2023.

General Practitioners, Registered Nurses and Nurse Practitioners For those attending the NSS Symposium you will be responsible for self reporting directly to your relevant Society or Association. You will receive a certificate of attendance and a copy of the program which will be required for your submission.

Charity Affiliation

The NSS is fundraising to help repair bodies and rebuild lives in the Asia Pacific region.  

Interplast sends teams of volunteer plastic and reconstructive surgeons, anaesthetists, nurses and allied health professionals to provide life-changing surgery and medical training in 17 countries across the Asia Pacific region.

Our mission is to ‘repair bodies and rebuild lives’ and we do this through providing surgical services to those who could not otherwise afford or access these, and by building the capacity of local medical systems through our training and mentoring programs.

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It is our social responsibility to work in an ethical manner that will benefit the planet, the conference and all delegates. We are committed to implementing change and working on solutions to minimise our environmental footprint.

INCLUSIVITY STATEMENT

We believe in equal opportunity for everyone and are committed to creating a diverse environment for all, regardless of race, gender, religion, and identity.

The NSS strives to create an environment that fosters a culture of connectedness and inclusion that is free from discrimination, allowing all attendees to thrive and feel comfortable across the 3-day symposium.

SUSTAINABILITY STATEMENT

We at the NSS understand the importance of protecting the environment and are continually striving to ensure no unnecessary harm or waste is produced at this year’s conference.

It is our social responsibility to work in an ethical manner that will benefit the planet, the conference and all delegates. We are committed to implementing change and working on solutions to minimise our environmental footprint.

Accommodation

Discounted accommodation rates will be available at The Dorsett and The Star

The Star

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

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.

Accommodation will be available to book via the registration form.

Dorsett Gold Coast

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

From check-in to check-out, Dorsett hotels are more than just a place to stay. Our dedication to personal service, commitment to the art of hospitality and passion for positive guest experiences ensure that our community will always Stay Vibrant. Located at the heart of the world’s most dynamic cities, we go above and beyond to deliver service that is distinctively different. Whether your reason to travel is business or pleasure, our five Brand Attributes – City Convenience, Social Connectivity, Priceless Delights, Active Wellness and Positive Impact – enable us to promise that together we will Stay Vibrant.

Accommodation will be available to book via the registration form.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Subject to availability, accommodation can be booked via the events portal at either The Star or The Dorsett.
  • Both are located at 1 Casino Drive, Broadbeach QLD 4218, only a 4 minute walk to the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre, where the symposium is held.
  • All accommodation bookings can be done via your registration on the events portal.
  • Please email nss@theproductionhouseevents.com.au to request an accommodation booking link.
  • 30 to 15 days prior to the arrival date: a charge equal to one nights stay at the hotel booked will apply.
  • 14 days prior or ‘no shows’: a cancellation fee of all nights booked will apply. This means, no refunds will be available if you cancel within this time frame.
  • The full three day program will be released shortly

As per the terms and conditions, unfortunately no refunds will be given for registration cancellations received after April 7th 2023. However, you are more than welcome to transfer your registration to another individual without incurring a fee. Please email nss@theproductionhouseevents.com.au to organise. You will also have the option to watch the event on demand after the Symposium.

  • This educational activity has been approved in the RACS CPD Program and qualifies for 17 point/s in Educational Activities. RACS Fellows, Specialist International Medical Graduates (SIMGs) and surgeons participating in the RACS CPD program can claim one point per hour in Educational Activities. 

General Practitioners, Registered Nurses and Nurse Practitioners attending the Non-Surgical Symposium will be responsible for self reporting directly to their relevant Society or Association. You will receive a certificate of attendance and a copy of the program which will be required for your submission. A reminder email will be sent at the completion of the event with these details in addition to your Certificate of Attendance.

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Scientific Program

Program to be announced shortly.

Want to share your experience in the 2023 Non-Surgical Symposium scientific program? Submit an abstract below

NSS 2023 Program Topics

  • Facial Aesthetics Focusing on the Following Areas:
    • Forehead and Temple
    • Periorbital and Mid Face
    • Lips
    • Noses
    • Chin, Jawline and Neck
    • Hands
  • Innovations and New Ideas
  • Skin Rejuvenation Using Laser
  • Skin Rejuvenation Using Energy Based Devices
  • Advances in Cosmeceuticals and Medical Grade Skin Care
  • Non-Surgical Body Contouring
  • Hair Restoration Technologies
  • Innovative Business Ideas
  • Mindfulness and Wellness
  • Unique Approaches to Skin of Colour
  • Menopausal Skin and Body Changes

Pre-Symposium events

Taking place before the Non-Surgical Symposium is the ASAPS Anatomy For Injectors (AFI) Course. Previously known as the Anatomical Dissection and Cosmetic Procedures Workshop. Click the image to find out more information.

*Additional Fees Apply

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 23 June 2023
5.30pm – 7.30pm

GCCEC

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

Gala Dinner

Saturday 24 June 2023
7.00pm – Late

GCCEC

Delegate Tickets: $195 per person (discounted)
Additional Guest Tickets: $295

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Abstract Submissions

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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, NSS 2023 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 while we try and accommodate the best abstracts to enhance the value of the meeting, we are unable to accept all the abstracts that are submitted. 

We are anticipating an increased number of submissions for the upcoming Symposium, so are pleased to announce that we are accepting digital posters in 2023 to cater for the vast variety of quality presentations we receive. 

Please note that submissions must conform to all guidelines as outlined below. Abstracts that do not comply with the rules of submission or layout guidelines will unfortunately be declined. Abstracts without results (or with “results pending”, “results to be discussed”, or similar) will also not be considered for presentation. The scientific organising committee reserves the right to decline any abstract that does not align with the goals of the meeting.

Submission of an abstract acknowledges your acceptance for the abstract to be published for distribution.

We look forward to reviewing your abstracts and to your involvement with the Non-Surgical Symposium.

Dr Naveen Somia PhD., FRACS
NSS Scientific Convenor

Important Dates

November 2022 – Abstract submissions open

20 December 2022 – First round abstract submission deadline

30 January 2023 – Second round abstract submission deadline

February 2023 – Notification to authors 

March 2023 – Program release

Abstract Topics

  • Facial Aesthetics Focusing on the Following Areas:
    • Forehead and Temple
    • Periorbital and Mid Face
    • Lips
    • Noses
    • Chin, Jawline and Neck
    • Hands
  • Innovations and New Ideas
  • Skin Rejuvenation Using Laser
  • Skin Rejuvenation Using Energy Based Devices
  • Advances in Cosmeceuticals and Medical Grade Skin Care
  • Non-Surgical Body Contouring
  • Hair Restoration Technologies
  • Innovative Business Ideas
  • Mindfulness and Wellness
  • Unique Approaches to Skin of Colour
  • Menopausal Skin and Body Changes

Sponsors & Exhibitors

NSS 2023 thanks the following organisations for their support.

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." 

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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 24 March 2023
Late Registration
After 24 March 2023
ASAPS / ASCD / NZSCM Member $1,590.00 $2,490.00
Non Member Doctor and Dentist $1,990.00 $2,890.00
ASAPS / ASCD / NZSCM Registered Nurse / Nurse Practitioner / Practice Staff / Dermal Therapist / Dermal Clinician / Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Trainees / Medical Students $950.00 $1,450.00
Non Member Registered Nurse / Nurse Practitioner / Practice Staff / Dermal Therapist / Dermal Clinician $1,350.00 $1,950.00

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 and Dentist $1,150.00 $2,290.00
ASAPS / ASCD / NZSCM Registered Nurse / Nurse Practitioner / Practice Staff / Dermal Therapist / Dermal Clinician / Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Trainees / Medical Students $650.00 $1,250.00
Non Member Registered Nurse / Nurse Practitioner / Practice Staff / Dermal Therapist / Dermal Clinician $850.00 $1,700.00

Watch On-Demand

Enjoy session recordings from the event on-demand, from wherever you are.

Registration Category On-Demand
ASAPS / ASCD / NZSCM Member $950.00
Non Member Doctor and Dentist $1,150.00
ASAPS / ASCD / NZSCM Registered Nurse / Nurse Practitioner / Practice Staff / Dermal Therapist / Dermal Clinician / Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Trainees / Medical Students $650.00
Non Member Registered Nurse / Nurse Practitioner / Practice Staff / Dermal Therapist / Dermal Clinician $850.00

ASAPS / ASCD / NZSCM Member

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.

Non-member Doctor & Dentist 

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 24 March 2023 will receive a full refund, less a $300 cancellation fee. No refunds will be given for cancellations received after 24 March 2023– 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. 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 2023 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.

 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

Virtual Registrations are no longer available and have been updated to 'On Demand' registrations.

Registration Fees:

Registration cancellation requests for event received up to and including 24 March 2023 will receive a full refund minus $AUD50 administration fee. Registrations cancelled after 24 March 2023 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.

The Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons will ensure a COVID safe environment by complying with the government regulations that will be in place in June 2022.

The Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons will ensure a COVID safe environment by complying with the government regulations that will be in place in June 2023.

The Queensland Government has announced that anyone attending events in QLD must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. As such, anyone attending NSS must show their digital vaccination certificate issued by Medicare upon arrival at the venue.

The NSS will be aligned with Queensland Government mandates/restrictions and these could change at any time. We encourage you to check for latest updates via this link: https://www.covid19.qld.gov.au/government-actions/roadmap-to-easing-queenslands-restrictions

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