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Australasia’s Premier Educational Event for Non-Surgical Aesthetics

Dear colleagues,

On behalf of the Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS), the Cosmetic Physicians College of Australasia (CPCA), the Australasian Society of Cosmetic Dermatologists (ASCD), and the New Zealand Society of Cosmetic Medicine (NZSCM), I would like to welcome you to our 7th edition of the Non-Surgical Symposium (NSS) Australia to be held again in the paradise setting of the Gold Coast.

This promises to be NSS Australia’s most impressive Symposium to date. We will be welcoming plastic surgeons, dermatologists, cosmetic doctors, as well as, nurse aestheticians, dermal therapists and practice staff.

This not-to-be-missed event seizes the opportunity to explore the hottest topics related to the medical aesthetic field. NSS Australia has become the premier non-surgical event in Australasia, selling out of trade booths and registrations for the past few years.

The theme for 2018 is ‘The Great Debates’, with each session to showcase the points and counterpoints to debates, panel discussions, case by case analysis and sessions on hot topics and pearls. Our rich three-day program covers all the bases, so you can return to your practice and patients with a complete picture of the latest advances in the medical aesthetic arena.

What’s on offer?

A scientific program featuring international dermatologists, plastic surgeons, cosmetic physicians, oculoplastic surgeons sharing their collective knowledge on everything from toxins and fillers to lasers and EBD, clinical dermatology and cosmeceuticals.

  • ASAPS’ outstanding Anatomical Dissection and Live Injecting workshop, a favourite amongst loyal attendees and newcomers alike, with multiple sessions exploring the anatomy behind each part of the face to perform the best injections and combined treatments. An emphasis will be made on danger zones for toxin injections and fillers.
  • Practice Managers will be privy to sessions on digital marketing as well as uncovering the latest information on market regulations and the economic trends of the region.
  • Genital treatments will be analysed in detail, with a dedicated session delving into the range of methods and combined treatments to treat this intimate area.
  • There’ll be something for everyone with a session on what’s hot in male treatments too.
  • You can also enjoy sessions dedicated to uncovering and analysing the differences in cultural expectations, patient analysis and techniques in different parts of the world. In each session, you will learn about the different perspectives of experts from around the world, enabling you to better tailor your non-surgical practice to your patients, no matter what their background is.
  • Industry will present their products in the exhibition space, giving attendees the opportunity to discover the latest innovations.
  • Included as well will be product analysis sessions that will allow delegates to have a clear non-commercial update on the latest products and devices currently out on the market.
  • Let’s not forget the NSS Australia’s famous social events including the gala dinner that give delegates even more opportunities for networking in an informal setting and spectacular ambience.

I hope you can join us at the NSS Australia 2018 on the spectacular backdrop of the Gold Coast.  It’s sure to be an intense three days of learning and sharing and making valuable professional connections.

Dr Tim Papadopoulos
Non-Surgical Symposium Australia Scientific Convenor

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Thursday 14 June

7.30 – 5.00pm
Anatomical Dissection and Cosmetic Procedures Workshop.
Additional Fees Apply. Click here for more info.

2.00 – 5.00pm
Early Registration for the Non-Surgical Symposium 

3.00 – 7.00pm
Galderma Symposium

Friday 15 June

7.00 – 7.55am
Mondeal Aesthetics “Brekkie & Brief”

7.00 – 8.00am

8.00 – 5.30pm

12.30 – 1.30pm
Lunch with Sciton

3.30 – 5.30pm
Allergan Workshop

6.30 – 8.30pm
Welcome Reception

Saturday 16 June

7.00 – 7.55am
Allergan Workshop (Booking Essential)

7.30 – 8.00am

8.00 – 5.30pm

10.30 – 12.30pm
Photography Workshop

7.00 – 11.00pm
Gala Dinner

Sunday 17 June

7.00 – 7.55am
MERZ “Brekkie & Brief”

7.30 – 8.00am

8.00 – 1.30pm

8.30 – 10.30am
Advanced Business Building Workshop


The Non-Surgical Symposium is known for hosting some of the world’s top experts and presenters. For 2018 we are excited to welcome the following Key Opinion Leaders to the stage.


Dr Macrene Alexiades

Macrene Alexiades, MD PhD FAAD received her three degrees from Harvard University: a BA from Harvard University, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and awarded the Fay Prize, the highest undergraduate honor; a MD from Harvard Medical School, and a PhD in Genetics from Harvard University.  She was a Fulbright Scholar with a research award year in Europe. In medical school, she was honored by the Harvard Medical School Dean’s Report and received the Paul Dudley White Award for research. In graduate school, grants were awarded from the National Institutes of Health, National Eye Institute and Radcliffe College.  At New York University School of Medicine, she served as Chief Resident and was awarded the Husik Prize for her dermatologic research.

She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology and American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, and achieved the rare status of Double Board-Certification in Dermatology in the European Union as well as the US. She was one of six among 1200 who passed both medicine and surgery boards in Greece, and certified to practice medicine, surgery and dermatology in the EU. She has served or continues to serve or officiate on the Board of Directors or Advisory Board for the Archdiocesan Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, the William Woodward School, the Promenade Condominium, Allergan, Galderma, Primaeva, Syneron Medical, Cutera, the Aesthetic Buyers Guide, and the Pan-American Photodynamic Association.

She is Senior Associate Editor for the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology, Editor for Dermatologic Surgery, and Reviewer for JAMA Dermatology, Dermatologic Surgery, Journal of Lasers in Medicine and Surgery, Journal of Cosmetic Surgery, Cosmetic Dermatology, Journal of Photobiology and Photomedicine and the Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology, to name a few, and is currently the Editor for a 2500-page textbook for Wolters Kluwer Lippincott entitled, Cosmetic Dermatology. She has served as a Chair and Director for the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery and American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery. She is a Castle Connolly and New York Magazine Top Doctor, biographed extensively in Who’s Who and recipient of many awards including Allergan’s Dr. Brandt Innovator Award and Who’s Who Lifetime Achievement Award. She served as Consulting Dermatologist Worldwide for L’Oreal, Paris with whom she developed an acne skin care line, and currently conducts research for Lâncome as well as heads her own skincare research company, NY Derm LLC, 37 Actives.

She is a Diplomate of both the American and European Boards of Dermatology and Associate Clinical Professor at Yale University School of Medicine, and Adjunct Professor at Siggros Hospital, University of Athens. She founded and directs her dermatology, laser surgery and research center in Manhattan and a lab-based skin care research company NY Derm LLC. She is an attending at Lenox Hill Hospital, Yale/New Haven Hospital and Yale/West Haven VA Hospital. Dr. Alexiades-Armenakas has numerous publications and discoveries in the fields of basic science, dermatology and laser surgery. Her practice and academic work are focused on topical dermatologic anti-cancer and anti-aging therapies, laser technology and skin rejuvenation.


Dr Luiz Avelar

MD, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, he became a Specialist Member of the Brazilian Plastic Surgery Society in the end of 1994 and a full member in 1999. He is also a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgery. Forensic Anthropologist from the Police Department of the State of Minas Gerais, Dr. Avelar studies the “PHYSIOPATHOLOGY OF FACIAL AGING” and its implications in aesthetics, analyzing the bone remodelation on more than 500 skulls from his department. In 2014, he was the author of the book “ATLAS DE MEDICINA LEGAL” and has many publications at PLASTIC AND RECONSTRUTIVE SURGERY and JOURNAL OF DRUGS IN DERMATOLOGY about this subject.

As a Plastic Surgeon and a Forensic Anthropologist, he has a large knowledge and interest in anatomy, dissection and aesthetic procedures. He is speaker and consultant of Galderma with a wide expertise of Non-Surgical Procedures and lectures in Symposiums and Congresses.


Dr Philippe Berros

Dr. Philippe Berros is currently Consultant Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the Princesse Grace Hospital in Monaco. He was nominated in july 2009, Visiting Professor at He’s University, China. He is member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, and member of the French Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

He is involved in several current research projects and he has special interest in eyelid reconstruction, management of complications of blepharoplasty, CO2- Erbium laser procedures, periocular skin evaluation – management, dermal fillers, fat transfer microlipostructure, therapy-cosmetic botulinum toxin and aesthetic oculofacial rejuvenation. Specialise in the the treatment of hollow eye ring and dark circles.

He has developed a new oculofacial rejuvenation technique, filling with reinforced microcanula, the Hyalurostructure ®. His manuscript, “Hyalurostructure Treatment: Superior Clinical Outcome through a New Protocol—A 4-Year Comparative Study of Two Methods for Tear Trough Treatment” has won “BEST INTERNATIONAL PAPER” in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery for calendar 2013.


Dr Christine Dierickx

Christine C. Dierickx finished her dermatology residency in Belgium. Subsequently, she completed a fellowship in phlebology in the Netherlands, a clinical laser fellowship with Dr. R. Fitzpatrick in San Diego, CA and a Mohs fellowship with Dr. F. Mohs in Madison, Wi.

During a 2 year laser fellowship with Dr. R. Anderson at Massachusetts General Hospital of Harvard University, she developed research laser expertise in various fields. For her work on the thermal relaxation time of ectatic blood vessels, she received the Best Basic Science Award of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery. Subsequently, she became a full-time staff member of the Wellman Laboratories at Harvard. During this time, she conducted the research projects with long pulsed ruby and diode lasers for hair removal.

She returned to Europe in 2000 where she is in private practice as director of the Skinperium clinic in Luxembourg.
In 2006, Dr. Dierickx was vice-president of the “American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery, Inc” and afterwards a board member of the International Committee. In 2013 she was the recipient of the Vasant Orwal Oration van de British Medical Laser Society. In April 2016 she was granted the Leon Goldman memoriam award. This award recognizes a practicing physician whose career demonstrates excellence in clinical research, patient care, or education, related to medical lasers.

Dr. Dierickx remains actively involved in research on various energy based devices and its applications. She has published and lectured nationally and internationally in the field of laser surgery, energy based devices and photodynamic therapy.


Dr Kuldeep Minocha

Dr Minocha trained at Southampton University, qualifying in medicine in 1991. After 16 years as a GP principal working for the NHS, he commenced training and practice in facial aesthetics in 2006. From 2012 to date, Dr Minocha has continued as lead aesthetic physician at the renowned Whiteley Clinic in London and Surrey. With his authentic approach he has built a loyal client base and has performed over 30,000 procedures with clients from all over the globe including Hollywood and British actresses. Using a combination of muscle relaxing injections and dermal fillers as well as Silhouette Soft threads Dr Minocha creates natural looking results for his patients.

Having trained extensively in Paris and Geneva, Dr Minocha now incorporates teaching and mentoring as part of his weekly schedule. He has performed international lectures, workshops and live demonstrations at congresses around the world ranging from IMCAS Paris, AMWC Monaco, RADLA Sao Paulo, World
Experts Meeting Barcelona and NVCG Netherlands.  He has also conducted workshops in Beirut, Hamburg, Kuwait, Dublin, Dubai, Tunisia, Qatar and Saudi Arabia in his role as International KOL for Galderma and Sinclair Pharma. Dr Minocha has recently been featured in Tatler’s Beauty & Cosmetic Surgery Guide for 2017 and 2018.


Dr Grant Stevens

Dr. Grant Stevens is the founder and Medical Director of Marina Plastic Surgery and The Institute; A Medical Spa in Marina Del Rey, California, as well as Medical Director of Orange Twist Brands, offering multi-location non-invasive and minimally invasive aesthetic treatments. He is also the 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” recognizing 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 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 Traveling Professor and has been an invited visiting professor at numerous U.S. and international universities.

Dr. Stevens is on the Board of Directors of the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and is Chairman of the Media Relations Committee and the Exhibits Committee. He is an active member of the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS) and he is on the Board of Directors and one of the International Traveling Professors.

Dr. Stevens has authored more than 60 articles and chapters on aesthetic plastic surgery. He recently completed a chapter on mastopexy and mastopexy augmentation in Grabb and Smith. He has also lectured at numerous International, National and Regional meetings. Dr. Stevens is a member of many medical societies, including the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the International College of Surgeons, the American College of Surgeons, the American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery.




Dr Patrick Bitter

Dr. Patrick Bitter, Jr. is the pioneer and inventor of the world famous FotoFacial® procedure. Dr. Bitter’s attention to detail and passion for beautiful healthy skin has led him to pioneer numerous new technologies and procedures using light to make skin look clearer, smoother, healthier, and younger. Dr. Bitter’s groundbreaking treatments are being used around the world and have become one of the most important treatments in dermatology.


• Board-Certified Dermatologist
• Pioneer and Inventor of the FotoFacial® procedure
• The World’s expert authority on treating the skin with light
• Has performed over 36,000 FotoFacial® treatments
• Has performed over 65 FotoFacial® treatments on himself over the last 20 years
• Has trained the leading cosmetic doctors around the world on IPL/BBL treatment
• Has trained over 6,000 doctors on how to perform IPL/BBL treatment


Patrick Bitter, Jr., M.D. is a board-certified dermatologist specializing in non-surgical treatments to improve skin health and delay aging and anti-aging medicine. He is the founder of Advanced Aesthetic Dermatology and maintains medical practices in Los Gatos, CA and Beverly Hills, CA. He graduated from the University of California with highest honors in Biology. He received his medical degree from Stanford University School of Medicine. He completed his dermatology residency at Stanford University School of Medicine in 1986.

Dr. Bitter is regarded as the pioneer in the use of pulsed light technology for skin rejuvenation. He is the developer of the acclaimed FotoFacial® procedure using pulsed light to rejuvenate aged skin. He has authored several groundbreaking scientific papers on the use of pulsed light for skin rejuvenation. He is a sought after lecturer and teacher and has taught over four thousand physicians worldwide in the use of pulsed light.

Dr. Bitter has been featured as a celebrity dermatologist on ABC’s Extreme Makeover. He is a member of several professional societies including Fellowship in the American Academy of Dermatology and the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine. Dr. Bitter has been a consultant to the medical laser device industry and to nutritional and anti-aging companies.

Dr. Bitter is proud to be the dermatologist for the San Jose Sharks National Hockey League Team. He is also a former USA Triathlon National Champion and two-time Hawaiian Ironman Triathlon finisher.


Dr Wayne Carey

Dr Wayne Carey, Associate Professor of Dermatology, Canada.

Dr. Wayne Carey main interests are der­matological surgery, cosmetic proce­dures, MOH’s surgery, reconstruction and clinical research. He was one of the founding members of the Cana­dian Society of Dermatologic Surgery. He is also CEO of Siena Medical Re­search Corporation which is involved in clinical research.

Dr. Wayne Carey pioneered the tech­nique of long lasting volume filling of the cheek using hyaluronic acid injec­tions called Tri Site Bolus technique, a patented technique in Canada and the USA. He has demonstrated his technique internationally at numerous workshops and lectures around the world. The technique involves strategic points of injection and volume of ma­terial using Hyaluronic acid.


Joel Cohen

Joel L. Cohen, MD is an internationally-recognized expert on aesthetics and skin cancer. Dr. Cohen has been named a US News and World Report Top Dermatologist, and has been voted by his peers as one of Denver’s Top Doctors in 5280 magazine NINE times (including listings for cosmetic procedures as well as dermatology). He is the Director of AboutSkin Dermatology and DermSurgery in Greenwood Village and Lone Tree, Colorado. Dr. Cohen was elected to serve as a national instructor in dermatologic surgical and aesthetic procedures by both the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) Preceptorship Program and also American Society of Lasers in Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS) Preceptorship Program. He serves on the dermatology teaching faculty of the University of Colorado as an Associate Clinical Professor, and as an Assistant clinical professor at the University of California at Irvine. Recently, Dr. Cohen has been confirmed as an ASDS Fellowship Director. He has been a recipient of the ASDS Public Service Award, the ASCDAS Distinguished Service Award, and the ASDS Excellence in Education Award.

Dr. Cohen has published over 215 scientific medical articles and book chapters, and has co-authored 3 academic textbooks: Regional Rejuvenation (McGraw-Hill), Reconstructive Conundrums in Dermatologic Surgery (Wiley-Blackwell) and Botulinum Toxins Cosmetic and Clinical Applications (Wiley-Blackwell); and co-authored the Derm Directory (eds. 1-7) as well. He did his undergraduate studies at the University of Michigan and Brandeis University—where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa and Magna Cum Laude. He received his MD degree at Mount Sinai’s Icahn School of Medicine in New York City, and graduated with Honors.

Dr. Cohen has been quoted in many newspapers and magazines including The New York Times, Glamour, Vogue, TIME, Allure, In Style, Shape, MORE and Esquire. He is a frequent guest on Sirius Satellite Doctor Radio, and was also featured on the Emmy-Award winning TV show “The Doctors” as an expert dermatologist & Mohs surgeon.

South Africa

Izolda Heydenrych

Izolda is Director and co-founder of the Cape Town Cosmetic Dermatology Centre and currently in full-time private practice. Before specializing in Dermatology, she obtained her Hons.B.Sc in Nuclear Medicine (University Stellenbosch) and Diploma in Anaesthetics (SA College of Medicine).

She is President of the South African Society for Dermatological Surgery (SASDS), serves on the Executive of the Dermatological Society of South Africa and is a founding/EXCO member of the African Womens’ Dermatological Society. She has been elected to FLAME (Female Leaders in Aesthetic Medicine) and as International Expert for MD Codes Training by the International AMI.

Due to her passion for teaching, she holds an Honorary Consultant’s position in Aesthetics at the University of Stellenbosch where she pioneered formal aesthetic training for Dermatologists. At national level she has also instituted formal registrar training (RATS) for South African Universities, the Short Courses in Cosmetic Dermatology and the Dermatology Aesthetic Review Meetings (DARM). Under her SASDS leadership Certifications in Topicals and Cosmeceuticals, Lasers and Sclerotherapy have also been formalized .

Izolda  is actively involved the organization of educational events for the dermatology fraternity and aesthetics in general and  was Course director for the Injectables for Africa Congress in 2017.  She also heads HeyEd education for aesthetic dermatology  training.

She has a keen interest in Complication Prevention in the field of Injectables and international Publications during the past 2 years include:

  • Practical Strategies for Safe Aesthetic Practice (British Library)
  • The role of Patient Selection Criteria in the prevention of filler complications (Clin Cosmetic and Investigative Dermatology 2015; 8: 1-10)

Her 15 Point Plan for Staying Safe with Fillers is being incorporated in the AMI Portal .

She presents the South African Dermatology Module for the American Academy of Aesthetics and  lectures extensively at both  local and international level.

Izolda is a local country mentor for the South African AMI and an international KOL for Allergan.

She has been awarded the SASDS Lifetime Award for exceptional service to Procedural Dermatology .


Dr Peter Huang

Dr. Peter Huang currently heads the Rebecca Cosmetic Center in Taipei. Over the years, he has held position in various hospitals in Taiwan including the role of Plastic Surgeon for Cathay General Hospital and Attending Doctor at the Plastic Surgery Department of Taipei Medical University Hospital, Taiwan.

Dr. Huang received his medical degree from the China Medical University, Taiwan in 1989. After which, he commenced his houseman ship in Cathay General Hospital and subsequently specialized in plastic surgery. He was also a Fellow at the Columbia University Hospital and Stanford University, USA in 1994 and 2002 respectively.

Dr. Huang is a Board Member for Taiwan Society for Burn Injuries and Wound Healing and is also Dean of Plastic Surgeon at Min-Shen general hospital. In addition, Dr. Huang is the Executive Chairman of Elsye Aesthetic Center in Min-Shen General Hospital, Taiwan.


Dr Krishan Mohan Kapoor

Dr Krishan Mohan Kapoor is a Plastic surgeon who has done his masters in surgery from Patiala, India and MCh in Plastic Surgery from PGIMER, Chandigarh, India which is one of the most prestigious institutes in India. He is also Indian National Board certified plastic surgeon and was awarded additional qualification of DNB, Diplomate of National Board, in plastic surgery. He has been working as Consultant and then as Senior Consultant, Plastic Surgery at JCI accredited Fortis Hospital, Mohali, India which is being ranked amongst top three plastic surgery centres in India by The Times of India newspaper. He is also director of Anticlock Medispa, a leading aesthetic clinic in India.

Dr Kapoor is a visiting clinical fellow at Anglia Ruskin University, UK and is actively involved in teaching and examination of postgraduate students. Dr Kapoor is also a faculty member of Allergan Medical Institute and has been a part of various clinical anatomy workshops. He has been involved as teaching faculty in various training workshops on Botulinum toxin and fillers in various countries like China, Singapore, Indonesia, South Africa etc. Dr Kapoor has shared his experience in various national and international conferences as speaker, commentator and chairperson.


Dr William Ko

Chief of Cosmetic Dermatology, Xing-Li Clinic (Taipei, Taiwan), Attending Physician, Cosmetic Dermatology Taipei Medical University Hospital (Taiwan).

Qualifications: M.D., Taipei Medical University

Certifications: Board certified dermatologist in Taiwan, Special Competence Training in Cosmetic Dermatology of Taiwanese Dermatological Association, Special Contribution Award for Dermatologica Sinica

Memberships: Taiwanese Dermatological Association, Taiwanese Society for Dermatology & Aesthetic Surgery, American Academy of Dermatology

Certified Clinical Trainer and Speaker:
Galderma certified injectable clinical national trainer/speaker
Juvederm certified regional cosmetic treatment trainer/speaker
Merz certified injectable trainer/speaker
Picolaser (Picoway and Picosure) national speaker
Ulthera, Thermage, Profound national speaker


Jani Van Loghem

Dr. Jani van Loghem, M.D. Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Jani van Loghem, vice-president of the Dutch Society of Aesthetic Medicine (NVCG), specializes minimally invasive aesthetic treatments such as injectables, liposuction, lasers and chemical peels. Jani has been responsible for the content and execution of a 2-year curriculum of the new official medical profile specialism Aesthetic Medicine, which is held at the Academic Medical Center in Amsterdam. Jani is a member of important international societies like Expert2expert, the European College of Aesthetic Medicine and Surgery and the Global Faculty of the Merz Institute of Advanced Aesthetics.
Jani: “I see the field of Aesthetic Medicine as a new medical specialty. I take my patients just as seriously as any other specialist does. Aesthetic Medicine is a fast growing and exciting field and I want to be part of its development.”
After his medical studies, Jani worked as a junior doctor in general surgery and later aesthetic plastic surgery. He learned working with aesthetics in different private clinics and through many congresses, conferences, training courses and workshops. From his background as a medical biologist and his interest to dive deeply into the literature, he developed a thorough understanding of the science behind aesthetic medicine, which he applies in daily practice from his own clinic in Amsterdam, Netherlands. His clinic offers patients a wide variety of procedures; from plastic surgery and aesthetic medicine to skin therapy and beautician treatments and is an established destination for patients seeking quality in the Netherlands and beyond.
International Key Opinion Leader
At janivanloghem.com, his institute of aesthetic medicine in Amsterdam, Jani receives many dozens of doctors a year from around the world for specialized advanced training programs in injectables. He also offers lectures at many international congresses, like AMWC, Face2face, IMCAS, WCAD, AMEC, and many more. Jani has been working for pharmaceutical companies like Allergan, Merz Aesthetics, Ipsen and Humanmed and has been traveling the world to visit colleagues to share his knowledge, tips and tricks with especially the Merz portfolio as a Key Opinion Leader. As a founding Global Faculty Member, Jani has laid the foundations of the international training program of the Merz Institute of Advanced Aesthetics and is actively involved in the development of many training programs offered by Merz.


Dr Reha Yavuzer

Reha Yavuzer was born in 1969 in Ankara Turkey. He graduated from Anakara University Faculty of Medicine in 1992 with an honorary degree and received Medical Doctor degree. He had his Plastic Surgery training between 1992 and 1998 at Gazi University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery in Ankara Turkey. Between 1998 and 1999 Dr. Yavuzer completed Craniofacial Clinical Fellowship program at Institute for Craniofacial Surgery under supervision of Dr Ian T Jackson, in Southfield, Michigan USA.

Dr. Yavuzer started to work as a junior staff member at Gazi University, Department of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery in Ankara Turkey on September 1999, He then promoted to Assistant Professor position at the same department on October 2001. He further studied in USA at Providence Hospital, Southfield, Michigan between 2003 and 2004. He gained Associate Professor position on April 2004 and full Proffessor position on May 2010. He is currently holding the same academic position at Koc University School of Medicine, Department of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery in Istanbul Turkey. Together with his wife he established “René Clinic” which has hollostic approach to beauty and age management in 2013

Dr. Yavuzer has both international and national publications exceeding more than 140 papers, mostly international. His publications recieved more than 400 citations. He also had more than 200 presentations and lectures in various plastic surgery meetings. He conducted several workshops and hands-on trainings for various subjects of plastic surgery and minimally invasive aesthetic procedures mostly on breast suregry, rhinoplasty, maxillofacial surgery, neurotoxin and filler techniques. René Clinic has a title of Center of Excellence for Composite Breast Surgery and Dr Yavuzer run international breast surgery courses regularly for international plastic surgeons mainly from Europe. René Clinic under the management of Dr Yavuzer is a state of art cosmetic center for all types of aesthetic surgery mainly rhinoplasty, breast surgery, body contouring and facial rejuvenation procedures. Clinic has a very detailed age management program which has indepth approach for facial rejuvenation with minimally invasive procedures. Rene runs various courses on botulinum toxinx, fillers and lasers. Recently they created their own approach for collagen induction treatment. They treat more than 5000 patients with surgical and non-surgical modalities.

Nur Yavuzer who is a Professional esthetetician trained in London, UK established the René Beauty which is a part of René Clinic that is organised to cover the expectations of females for beauty, fashion and style. In a short period of time René Beauty and Nur Yavuzer became a phenomen in that fireld with almost three hundred thousand active followers on the social media.

Dr. Yavuzer holds several memebership positions in international and national societies in the field of plastic and aesthetic surgery. He is currently a member of Executive Committee and acts as Secretary General of Turkish Aesthetic Surgery Society.


These additional workshops taking place during the Non-Surgical Symposium. Bookings are essential as places are limited.
All invitations are sent to the email address linked to each delegate’s registration.

Mondeal “Brekkie & Brief”
Friday 15 June, 7.00am – 7.55am
View Invitation Here.

Sciton Lunch
Friday 15 June, 12.30am – 1.30pm
View Invitation Here.

Allergan Workshop
Friday 15 June, 3.30pm – 5.30pm
View Invitation Here.

Allergan “Brekkie & Brief”
Saturday 16 June, 7.00am – 7.55am
View Invitation Here.

Photography Masterclass
Saturday 16 June, 10.30am – 12.30pm
View Invitation Here.

Merz “Brekkie & Brief”
Sunday 17 June, 7.00am – 7.55am
View Invitation Here

Advanced Business Building Workshop with Siimon Reynolds
Sunday 17 June, 8.30am – 10.30am
Concurrent Room C

*additional fees apply. Open to all registered and verified delegates, plus industry representatives and media.

Invitations to these workshops are sent to registered delegates periodically in the lead up to the event. The invitation will be sent to the email address used to register the delegate (the same email address that receives confirmation emails). Once you have you received your invitation please follow these steps:

  1. Click on the “Accept Invitation” button
  2. Enter your registration “Reference Number” and “Email Address” provided to you in the email
  3. You will be directed to the ‘Options’ page. Select which workshops you wish to attend.
  4. Click continue until you reach the “Registration Record” page

If you haven’t received an invitation, you can add/edit workshop bookings by clicking here.

Each of these workshops have limited numbers and are first in first served.
If you would like to be added to the waitlist for a particular event please follow these steps:

  1. Click on the “Accept Invitation” button on the invitation email
  2. Enter your registration “Reference Number” and “Email Address” provided to you in the email
  3. You will be directed to the ‘Options’ page. Select the “Waitlist” option under the workshop you wish to be waitlisted for.
  4. Click continue until you reach the “Registration Record” page

If a spot opens up for your desired workshop you will be sent a notification via email.

Your reference number is required to login to your registration. This number can be found many ways.

  1. Workshop invitation emails
  2. Registration confirmation emails
  3. 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.


Share Your Expertise

You are invited to get involved with your innovative and fresh ideas by submitting your abstract via an online portal.

Important Dates

14 Feb 2018 – Abstract submissions deadline
14 March 2018 – Successful authors will be notified out outcome


The infamous Non-Surgical Symposium social functions have now reached legendary status.
Be sure to book your ticket(s) during registration as these events sell out each year. Numbers are limited.

Welcome Reception

Friday 15 June 2018

The Star (Poolside)
1 Casino Dr, Broadbeach QLD 4218
6.30pm – 8.30pm
Dress: Smart Casual
Additional tickets $110 per person

Symposium Gala Dinner

Saturday 16 June 2018

Royal Pines Resort
Ross Street, Benowa QLD 4217
7.00pm – 11.30pm
Dress: Formal
Additional tickets $250 per person

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


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81 Elizabeth Ave, Broadbeach QLD 4218
6 minute walk to GCCEC, 350m

Room Type per night
Classic River View Room – Room only $265
Superior Ocean View room – Room only $295
Breakfast at Bistro On3 $35 per guest

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 restaurantsfood 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.

SUPERIOR ROOM, 1 King Size Bed, Ocean Views

37 sqm, 400 sqf, panoramic ocean views, 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 $259
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

21 Elizabeth Ave, Broadbeach QLD 4218
6 minute walk to GCCEC, 450m


Room Type per night
1 Bedroom Suite $284
1 Bedroom Ocean Suite $332
2 Bedroom Suite $351

This upscale all-suite hotel, set in high-rise towers on the Gold Coast, lies a 3-minute walk from the beach, 3 km from SkyPoint Observation Deck and 18 km from Gold Coast Airport. The high-tech and minimalist suites provide free Wi-Fi and iPads, 1 to 3 bedrooms, and kitchens with dishwashers, fridges and washer/dryers. They also have balconies, most of which offer panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean and Gold Coast Hinterland. Amenities include an outdoor pool and spa with a sauna and a steam room, as well as a Tai Chi lawn, Zen gardens and teppanyaki barbecues. There’s also a gym and a private cinema.*Please note there is a minimum 3 night stay required at this hotel


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.

The credit card details provided may act as a guarantee, however, if a delegate cancels within 30 days or “No Shows” there will be a charge placed through on their credit card. Should there be a dispute, then this will be between the Conference Organiser/Travel Agent who has provided the Hotel with the rooming list and the delegate. If the delegate refuses to pay the fee, then this will be charged to the Conference Organiser/Travel Agent.

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.



Full Symposium Registration

Includes conference lectures, conference program and materials, Welcome Reception , lunch and coffee breaks daily and one (1) ticket to the Gala Dinner.

Registration Category Early Bird Registration
Before 10 February
Standard Registration
On or after 10 February
Late Registration
On or after 11 May
ASAPS / CPCA / NZSCM / ASCD Member $1,550.00 $1,950.00 $2,450.00
Non Member Doctor  $1,950.00 $2,350.00  $2,850.00
ASAPS / CPCA / NZSCM /ASCD Practice Nurse / Practice Staff  $950.00 $1,150.00 $1,450.00
Non Member Practice Nurse / Practice Staff $1,350.00 $1,650.00 $1,950.00
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Trainees / CPCA Affiliates $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 Cost per day
ASAPS / CPCA / NZSCM / ASCD Member $950.00
Non Member Doctor $1,150.00
ASAPS / CPCA / NZSCM /ASCD Practice Nurse / Practice Staff $650.00
Non Member Practice Nurse / Practice Staff $850.00
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Trainees / CPCA Affiliates $650.00

Please note that these fees do not include attendance to the Anatomical Dissecting & Live Injecting 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 sali@asaps.org.au

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 Practice Nurse – 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 anASAPS, CPCA, NZSCM or ASCD 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.

For Media registrations please contact Julia Power – jpower@asaps.org.au

For Industry Exhibitor/Sponsor registrations, please contact Anna Scholten: anna@tphe.com.au, 03 9020 7057

Important Registration Cancellation Deadlines

Registration cancellations received up to 2nd May 2018 will receive a full refund, less $300.00 administration fee. No refunds will be given for registration cancellations received after 2nd May 2018. As an alternative to cancellation, registrations may be transferred to another person (for the same registration category) before 18th May 2018 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).

Please note that there is no entry to the industry exhibition without registration to the Symposium.

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