Invitation to participate

The Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) and the Cosmetic Physicians Society of Australasia Inc. (CPSA) invite you to join them at what is undoubtedly the premier educational event for non-surgical aesthetics in Australasia. ASAPS and the CPSA take great pleasure welcoming you back to Sydney for the 2014 Non-Surgical Symposium, 8 to 11 May 2014, Sydney Hilton and Macquarie University.

“Master the basics to achieve excellence”

Once again the doors will be opened to all practitioners performing non-surgical rejuvenation. We will be welcoming plastic surgeons, cosmetic doctors, dermatologists, nurse aeshteticians and dermal therapists.

The success of the past Symposia is due to a vital component which guaranteed its value and ongoing relevance: independent presentations by a long list of international and leading local presenters on state of the art concepts and practice in non-surgical rejuvenation. We will continue with this format.

In 2014 the program encompasses whole days on laser and skin care as well as a comprehensive program on neuromodulators, fillers and this year we will also examine the non-surgical body contouring realm. We will be combining educational lectures, live demonstrations and panel discussions with interactive debate. Additional workshops will run in the evenings and breakfast meetings in the morning.

On the day prior to the Symposium, Thursday May 8, ASAPS will run the Anatomy and Live Injecting Workshop at Macquarie University followed by the Symposium Welcome Cocktail Reception. The workshop brings together the anatomical changes of ageing with the techniques we use to reverse the signs. Understanding the underlying anatomy clarifies the rationale behind current treatments. This is a truly unique educational experience and numbers for the Anatomy and Live Injecting Workshop will be strictly limited to maintain small groups with in-depth training and places have filled rapidly on previous occasions.

Lastly while science is our focus, lets not forget the social program of this meeting has reached legend status.

Don’t be disappointed. This year will be fresh, exciting and inspiring.

This event is not to be missed. . . . again. 

Mark Magnusson
Scientific Convenor
Chairman of Education, ASAPS

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Keynote Guests

Dr Ashish Bhatia

M.D., F.A.A.D.

Dr. Bhatia is an internationally recognized expert in dermatologic surgery and cosmetic surgery. His expertise includes facial and body aesthetic surgery, skin cancer therapy, Mohs & reconstructive surgery, laser surgery, and skin resurfacing procedures.

He has published extensively in journals and textbooks, and is a sought after teacher, speaker, and instructor. Through his clinical research, publications, public service initiatives, and the use of innovative technologies, Dr. Bhatia has made a broad range of intellectual and practical contributions to the fields of dermatology and dermatologic surgery.

Dr. Bhatia is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Dermatology at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Bhatia’s memberships include the American Academy of Dermatology, American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, the American College of Mohs Surgery, and the American Medical Association.

Dr Vivian Bucay

M.D., F.A.A.D.

Dr. Vivian Bucay, a board certified dermatologist in private practice since 1991, also serves on the volunteer faculty as Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Physician Assistant studies at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, Texas. She received her undergraduate degree from The Johns Hopkins University and her medical degree from the Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Bucay completed her dermatology training at the University of Miami and the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX. She practiced for eight years in Mexico City before relocating to San Antonio, TX, in 1999.

Recognized nationally for her expertise in minimally invasive facial rejuvenation, Dr. Bucay serves as faculty on several continuing medical educational initiatives in the USA and has been an invited speaker at numerous meetings both nationally and internationally, including the American Academy of Dermatology, the Society of Cosmetic Physicians of Western Australia, the American Society of Plastic Surgery, the American Society of Cosmetic Dermatology and Aesthetic Surgery, the Spanish Society of Aesthetic Medicine, the Cosmetic Surgery Forum, Vegas Cosmetic Surgery, and the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery.

Passionate about skin wellness, Dr. Bucay serves as a consultant to many companies and has been featured as a skin expert in numerous publications, including Allure, Good Housekeeping, Elle, More, Marie Claire, Shape, Men’s Health, Prevention, Fitness, Cosmetic Surgery Times, Dermatology Times, and New Beauty. Dr. Bucay is a Distinguished Physician Member of the Liquid Face Lift Association and is a part of Strathmore’s Who’s Who Worldwide. The mother-of-three is also the author or co-author of many publications and is also involved in several studies evaluating emerging cosmeceuticals. Since 2004, Dr. Bucay has been recognized yearly as a “Texas Super Doctor” in Texas Monthly magazine.

Dr Steven Dayan

M.D., F.A.C.S

Dr Dayan wears a wide variety of hats throughout his week. However, only one priority is always at the forefront of all of his work – providing his patients with the best, most memorable experience possible.

Steven H. Dayan, M.D., F.A.C.S is a dually board-certified facial plastic surgeon. With over 10 years of experience and more than 30,000 patients who can testify to the beauty of his cosmetic artistry, Dr Dayan has truly demonstrated his expertise in the field of cosmetic medicine.

As a principle investigator of an aesthetic medicine research site, he also proves that he never stops growing. He is on the cutting-edge of medical techniques in aesthetics, and he is a leader in filtrating them into this field. However it is Dr Dayan’s passion for his work and his patients, and the sincere gratitude with which his patients respond, that exemplify what make Dr Dayan so different.

Dr Rebecca Fitzgerald


Dr. Rebecca Fitzgerald is nationally and internationally recognized for her expertise and innovative injection techniques for Sculptra and other dermal fillers. She is a board certified dermatologist who specializes in non invasive cosmetic procedures at her private practice in Los Angeles. She is a Diplomat of the American Board of Dermatology, a Fellow of both the American Academy of Dermatology and the American Society of Dermatological Surgery, and is on the clinical faculty at UCLA.

Dr. Fitzgerald has published in peer reviewed medical journals, presented at medical educational seminars, and has been featured as a medical expert on local and national television programs including Entertainment Tonight and The Doctors.

Dr Mitchel Goldman


Dr Mitchel P. Goldman, MD, is a board-certified dermatologist and is a diplomate of the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery. He is a volunteer clinical professor in medicine/dermatology at the University of California, San Diego and the founder and medical director of Goldman Butterwick Fitzpatrick Groff & Fabi: Cosmetic Laser Dermatology, also in San Diego. He is the director of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery Fellowship Program and has an affiliation with Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla, California.

A graduate of Boston University (summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa) and Stanford University Medical School, Dr. Goldman is renowned for pioneering research on multiple laser techniques, skin rejuvenation, and vein therapy. He completed his internship at the University of California, San Diego, and his dermatology residency at the University of California in Los Angeles.

Dr. Goldman was Founder and Past President of the American College of Phlebology, Past President of the San Diego Dermatological Society, Past President of the Sonoran Dermatology Society, and now President of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery. He also served on the board of directors for the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, Pacific Dermatology Association, American Venous Forum, the California Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, and Board of Governors for Stanford University School of Medicine.

The author of 18 medical textbooks on cosmetic and laser surgery, dermatology, sclerotherapy, ambulatory phlebectomy, and cellulite, Dr. Goldman has also written more than 300 peer-reviewed journal articles. He is an Associate Editor of numerous medical journals, including Dermatologic Surgery, Cosmetic Dermatology, and Phlebology Forum and he has co-authored a number of medically oriented books for the general public regarding teenage skincare, leg rejuvenation, and proactive approaches to aging.

Dr. Goldman also serves as a member of over 30 professional societies and as a medical consultant to numerous companies, including Allergan, Merz, Valeant, SkinMedica, Lumenis Laser Corporation and New Star Lasers. He holds 7 patents on a variety of laser and vascular surgery products and is involved as an advisor and investor in a variety of “start-up” technology companies. His social interests include family and cycling, not always in that order.

Dr Mark Nestor


Dr Mark S. Nestor, MD, PhD is a Voluntary Associate Professor of the Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. He serves as Director of the Center for Cosmetic Enhancement and Director of the Center for Clinical and Cosmetic Research in Aventura, Florida. In addition, Dr. Nestor is Co Chairman of the Board of Directors of Advanced Dermatology Management, a physician practice management company, and is currently the immediate past President of the International Society for Cosmetic and Laser Surgeons, is the President of the American Society for Photodynamic Therapy and a Past President of the Florida Society of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery.

Dr. Nestor is recognized as a world expert in cutaneous laser surgery, photodynamic therapy as well as the use of fillers and toxins in aesthetic medicine. He also acts as a consultant to numerous pharmaceutical and device companies assisting them in the development of new medications, devices and cosmeceuticals. Dr. Nestor serves on the editorial advisory boards of Skin and Aging, the Journal of Cutaneous Laser Therapy and the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology. He has authored over 40 articles and book chapters and has delivered over 400 major presentations. Dr. Nestor has also directed 50 meetings and symposia on various topics in the field of cosmetic dermatology, laser surgery and practice management.

Dr Hema Sundaram

M.D., F.A.A.D.

Dr Hema Sundaram, M.D., F.A.A.D. is a fellowship-trained, board certified dermatologist, and the founder/director of her cosmetic dermatology and laser surgery clinic in suburban Washington, D.C. She holds masters and medical degrees with honors from the University of Cambridge in England. Her subsequent training includes 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 on the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) Education Work Group; the IMCAS Paris, Asia and China Scientific Committees; International Society of Dermatologic Plastic Surgery (ISDS) Board of Directors; on the Scientific Board for the FACE2FACE congress and as its 2013 President; as a Scientific Director for the Marrakech World Aesthetic Congress; and on Advisory Boards for other congresses in the US and overseas.

Dr. Sundaram is a Principal Investigator for FDA studies. She serves as a Chair and Course Director for physician education initiatives; and is the North American Chair for the Global Aesthetics Consensus, which brings together renowned injectables experts from throughout the world. 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 honoured by the National Press Club. Her medical publications include a new book with Drs. Gerhard Sattler and Boris Sommer, “The Illustrated Guide to Injectable Fillers” (Quintessence); and several chapters and original papers on fillers, toxins, lasers and cosmeceuticals. Her clinic is noted for its charitable donations.

Dr Tom van Eijk

Born in 1969, based in Amsterdam, Dr. Tom van Eijk is one of Holland’s most famed cosmetic doctors. He studied to become a medical doctor at the University of Nijmegen but chose to graduate at the University of Amsterdam.

After dedicating two years to Cardiothoracic Surgery, Dr. van Eijk then began to focus on Plastic Surgery, gathering three years of experience. In 2003 Dr. Tom van Eijk decided to concentrate on injectables and started instructing others in The Netherlands during 2005, (Restylane® and Botox®), Belgium (Dysport®) and developed the Fern Pattern Technique TM, introducing it in Sweden the Fall of 2005.

The article on the topic was in the August 2007 issue of the New York Journal of Drugs in Dermatology. This Journal also published his article about the Lip Tenting Technique. The success of Restylane Fern Pattern Technique TM is evident, as Dr. van Eijk has presented this technique all over the world, from Vancouver to Manila, from Stockholm to Hong Kong.

“This being my second time at the Non Surgical Symposium I will try to explain the main principles of the techniques to the newcomers and add another approach on top of that. Fighting entropy.”

Local Faculty

Dr Greg Goodman

Dr Steven Liew

Dr Terrence Scamp

Symposium Committee

Dr Mark Magnusson

Scientific Convenor and Chairman of Education

Dr Gabrielle Caswell

CPSA President

Dr Greg Goodman

Dermatologist, Melbourne

Dr Scott Ingram

ASAPS President

Dr Tim Papadopoulos

ASAPS Honorary Treasurer, Media and Communications Officer

Dr Terrence Scamp

Plastic Surgeon, Gold Coast

 Program Overview

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Anatomical Dissecting and Live Injecting Workshop

Macquarie University

2 Technology Place, North Ryde, Sydney

*Additional fees apply. Limited to 60 delegates.

Welcome Reception

The Ivy

Dress code: Smart Casual

1/330 George St, Sydney

FRIDAY, 9 May 2014

Hilton Sydney

488 George St, Sydney

Symposium and Trade Exhibition – Day 1 Scientific Sessions
Gala Dinner

Dress Code: Formal

Dolton House, Jones Bay Wharf

Piers 19-21 Upper Deck

26 – 32 Pirrama Road

Pyrmont Point NSW

SATURDAY, 10 May 2014

Hilton Sydney

488 George St, Sydney

Symposium and Trade Exhibition – Day 2 Scientific Sessions

SUNDAY, 11 May 2014

Hilton Sydney

488 George St, Sydney

Symposium and Trade Exhibition – Day 3 Scientific Sessions
Mother’s Day Family Breakfast and activities for children – Hilton Sydney

Closing & Farewell

Buses depart Hilton, Sydney to Sydney Doemstic Airport: 2pm, 4pm and 6pm

Bookings essential – please book at the time of registration

Social Functions

These functions are inclusive of your registration fee for the Symposium.
Please note there will be no reductions in the registration fee if you choose not to attend one of these functions.

Welcome Cocktail Party

Thursday 8 May 2014
The Ivy
330 George Street, Sydney
6.00pm – 8.30pm
Dress: Smart Casual
Additional tickets $95 per person

Symposium Gala Dinner

Friday 9 May 2014
Doltone House – Jones Bay Wharf
Piers 19-21 Upper Deck, 26-32 Pirrama Rd, Pyrmont Point, Sydney
7.00pm – 11.30pm
Dress: Formal
Additional tickets $190 per person. Buses leave from Hilton Sydney at 6.30pm sharp and will return at the conclusion of the Gala Dinner.

Sponsors & Exhibitors

Thank you to all sponsors and exhibitors for their involvement in the 3rd Non-Surgical Symposium

Platinum Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors




Enjoy upscale amenities including a king bed, pillow menu and blackout blinds for restful sleep. Complimentary tea and coffee, daily housekeeping services and a wealth of extras are supplied, including LCD TV, alarm clock with CD and MP3 player, and high speed wireless internet.

Discounted ASAPS/CPSA Non-Surgical Symposium Room rate:

$329 (room only)

Full buffet breakfast is available at $25 per person. Please let the restaurant maitre d’ know you are a delegate of the Symposium to secure this discounted rate.

For all accommodation bookings and to secure the discounted ASAPS room rates, pelase go to the registration page.

Accommodation and more in the heart of Sydney CBD

With exceptional facilities for business, Hilton Sydney is superbly located right in the heart of the city, with magnificent views and convenient access to Sydney’s favourite attractions , including Darling Harbour, Sydney Harbour Bridge and Bondi Beach.

The Hilton Sydney hotel also boasts stylish bars, with dining by celebrity Chef / Restaurateur Luke Mangan at the famous glass brasserie . Or relax with a cocktail on the rooftop terrace at Zeta Bar and enjoy live music at the iconic Marble Bar. Get active at LivingWell Premier Health Club with 25m swimming pool, full gym facilities and Day Spa.

Built upon a history of experience, phenomenal design, ground breaking innovation and through listening to our customers, Hilton Sydney provides five star service to ensure all our guests have memorable, personalised experience.

Please note that room delegates are liable for all room nights reserved after 7th April including room reductions.

Taxi – From Sydney Airport, taxis are available to take you directly to the Hilton Sydney hotel. The journey normally takes around 30 minutes and costs approximately $45-$50.

Car – The Hilton Sydney hotel driveway, valet parking and car park are located 50 meters on the left side of Pitt Street. Please program 255 Pitt Street if using a car navigational device. There is a secure underground car park located at Hilton Sydney. Self parking and casual rates are available upon request.

Train – There is a Train Station located at both the Sydney Domestic and International Airports with a direct line to the city. Exit the train at Town Hall Station and the Hilton Sydney hotel is located adjacent to the Victoria Galleries, entry via Pitt Street or George Street, Travelling time is around 25 minutes and costs approximately $15 per person each way.

Shuttle Bus – From Sydney Domestic and International Airports a shuttle bus is available in front of the Arrivals Hall. The cost is approximately $16-$18 per person each way. Advance booking is not required, however for a shuttle bus transfer from Hilton Sydney to the airport pre-booking is required.

Limousine – A chauffeured pickup service in a premium sedan is available. The driver will personally meet and greet guests at the arrival gate. The vehicle caters for 2-3 passengers with 2 large and 2 small suitcases. Travelling time is around 30 minutes and costs $105 each way.


The Non-Surgical  Symposium registration fees includes conference lectures, conference program and materials, Welcome Cocktail Party at The Ivy, lunch and coffee breaks daily and one (1) ticket to the Gala Dinner at Doltone House – Jones Bay Wharf.

NOTE: 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 Category Before 10 February After 10 February On or after 10 April
ASAPS/CPSA Member $1,400.00 $1,800.00 $2,300.00
Non Member Doctor $1,800.00 $2,200.00 $2,700.00
ASAPS/CPSA Practice Nurse / Practice Staff $800.00 $1,000.00 $1,300.00
Non Member Practice Nurse / Practice Staff $1,200.00 $1,500.00 $1,800.00
Member Day Registration – not including Social Functions $800.00 $800.00 $800.00
Non-Member Day Registration – not including Social Functions $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00
Partner Registration – Social Functions ONLY $350.00 $35.00 $350.00

ASAPS/CPSA Member – anyone registering within this category must be a member with either ASAPS (Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery) or CPSA (Cosmetic Physicians Society of Australasia).  All registrations received under this category will be verified with both 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

PRS Registrar –  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 with RACS.

ASAPS/CPSA Practice Nurse – anyone registering within this category must have their registration verified by an ASAPS or CPSA member in active practice.  Your registration will not be confirmed until we have received verification.

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

Non Member Practice Nurse – 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.

Registration cancellations received up to Monday 7 April 2014 will receive a full refund, less $300.00 administration fee. No refunds will be given for registration cancellations received after Tuesday 8 April 2014. As an alternative to cancellation, registrations may be transferred to another person (for the same registration category) before Tuesday 8 April 2014 without receiving any extra cost penalty.

All fees are in Australian dollars inclusive of GST.

The members of the ASAPS Council, CPSA 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 CPSA.