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National Cosmetic Medicine Summit

This two day event with interactive pre-conference workshops and a boutique trade show aims to provide a unique forum within the Australian cosmetic industry specifically tailored for cosmetic doctors, cosmetic nurses, clinic owners, dermal therapists, cosmeceutical experts and others.
Swissotel Sydney | 3-4 March 2017

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Informa Australia is delighted to announce the inaugural 2017 National Cosmetic Medicine Summit.

This two day event aims to provide a unique forum within the Australian cosmetic industry specifically tailored for cosmetic nurses, cosmetic doctors, clinic owners, dermal therapists, cosmeceutical experts and others from the cosmetic industry to discuss, collaborate and further their clinical knowledge as well as hone techniques from thought leaders and peers in the industry.

Australia’s Cosmetic Industry is booming. According to the latest figures, Australians spend more on cosmetic procedures per capita than Americans. There are still major challenges and concerns facing the industry, including the recent changes to National and state regulation, the incidence of complications and complaints as well as rapidly advancing methods and technologies.

The comprehensive 2-day program will cover:

  • State of the art techniques and technologies in cosmetic procedures
  • What is new in laser, dermatology and injectables
  • What is being achieved in other countries
  • Case studies showcasing new innovations and models
  • Common complications in cosmetic procedures
  • How the new guidelines and regulations will impact your practice
  • Medico-legal issues and obligations for the cosmetic practitioner
  • Scope of practice
  • Effective practice management
  • Marketing and promoting your business through blogging and social media
  • Recognising body image and self-esteem issues in patients

and much more….

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8:30 am

Registration and Morning Coffee

8:50 am

Opening Remarks from Chair

Dr Ronald Feiner, Minimally Invasive Cosmetic Proceduralist, Cosmetica Medical Aesthetic Clinic

9:00 am

In October 2016 the Medical Board of Australia (the Board) issued Guidelines for registered medical practitioners who perform cosmetic medical and surgical procedures. The guidelines apply to all medical practitioners, including specialist plastic surgeons, cosmetic surgeons and cosmetic physicians regardless of their qualifications.

The guidelines follow major reviews into cosmetic surgery and a recommendation from Australian Health Ministers, concerned about inconsistent regulation of this industry, that the Medical Board of Australia act to safeguard consumers. The Board consulted widely with the profession, the industry and the community about the best way to protect consumers seeking cosmetic medical and surgical procedures from medical practitioners. There was a wide range of views in the hundreds of submissions that the Board received, however, there was support from stakeholders for clear guidance in this area.

The guidelines aim to keep patients safe, without imposing an unreasonable regulatory burden on practitioners. Associate Professor Bradshaw will outline some of the requirements in the Board’s Guidelines that address key areas of concern for stakeholders including informed consent, cooling off periods, responsibilities of medical practitioners in relation to post-operative patient care and when they are using sedation, anaesthesia or analgesia and requirements when a medical practitioner prescribes and then delegates administration of schedule 4 (prescription only) cosmetic injectables to another health practitioner.

9:20 am

  • Standard operating policy & procedure
  • Roles and responsibilities of registered and non-registered staff
  • Educational standards
  • New initiatives.

9:40 am

Patients often prefer subtle improvements in augmentation of facial features such as lips, cheeks and tear troughs. Strategic placement of dermal fillers may achieve this at lower volumes with reduced cost, less down time and without others being able to tell that have had a procedure performed.

10:00 am

The author has used incobotulinumtoxinA (Xeomin) almost exclusively in his practice for the last 24 months, since its launch in Australia. This paper is a summation of this experience in terms of patient and doctor satisfaction and cost effectiveness of the product.

10:20 am

Treatment Plans of the Face with Non-Surgical Treatments

Joseph Ajaka, Cosmetic Surgeon & Founder, Cosmos Clinic

10:40 am

The face is the area for which most patients seek cosmetic rejuvenation as the convex lines of a youthful appearance tend to flatten and droop as one grows older. Facial aging is a consequence of interacting intrinsic and extrinsic factors. These include sun exposure (photoageing)and intrinsic changes (chronological aging). Over a period the muscles of facial expression produce dynamic and static facial lines and folds. At present, a variety of differing dermatologic and volumising treatments are available for facial rejuvenation. Each has their own relative benefits as well as their own risks. This award-winning paper looks at the possibility of synchrously combining five established therapies in an attempt to address these deficits. This  multicentre randomised study included 44 patients of skin type 1 and 2 aged between 39 -68 years presenting with photoageing of skin, 25 were women and 4 were men. It advocated to establish the clinical effectiveness of using a multiprocedural approach to volumisation and collagen regeneration. The procedures evaluated included platelet rich plasma (PRP), microneedling (MN), Omnilux 633nm near-red light with neurotoxins as an adjunct to low level FLRS. Cells in the epidermis and dermis were targeted by (MN) and near-red light (633nm) resulting in fibroblast stimulation. The degree of perceived improvement in overall aesthetic effect reflecting chronological age was assessed separately by patients and physicians using the Wrinkle Severity Rating Scale and the Global Aesthetic Improvement Scale. The  award-winning technique is called the DUBLiN facelift as an acronym of the procedures involved. D Dermaroller U Ultralase Laser B Blood growth factors Li Light (near red 633) N Neurotoxin.

11:00 am

Morning Tea

11:20 am

This talk will present on the use of topical therapies for facial rejuvenation using clinically tested formulations, how to ensure excellent outcomes and ongoing benefits for patients with rejuvenation programs.

11:40 am

Skin aging is a complex, multifactorial event common to all individuals. Aging starts after post-pubertal hormonal stabilization and continues – at different speeds – the whole duration of life. Genetic, intrinsic, and extrinsic factors are variably responsible for the clinical progression of body and skin aging. Irregular pigmentation, superficial and deep textural changes, capillary and venular telangiectasias, dermal structural modifications are common signs of skin aging. There is no single technique, EBD-assisted treatment, or surgical procedure able to effectively address all different characteristics of skin aging. Combination treatments are the best option to improve the complex variety of its multiple clinical signs. Full body skin analysis associated with general health assessment need to be performed to elaborate effective, personalized treatment strategies. All sequential steps of proposed treatments need to be properly described and discussed in advance. Perfect understanding of post-treatment tissue recovery and overall expectations of possible clinical improvements are fundamental steps to be considered for a smooth patient-physician relationship. Observers’ perception of skin aging is strongly influenced by the degree of irregular pigmentation present on visible skin regions: face, hands, and décolletage in particular. Skin colour uniformity is one of the major aims of patients interested in improving their skin.  Rejuvenation procedures should therefore take into high consideration this particular aspect of skin aging and possibly implement effective strategies to achieve significant improvements of skin colour uniformity on top of all other anti-aging treatments. Spotless rejuvenation consists of a sequential combination of different light and energy treatments logically “layered” within affected skin structures in order to achieve positively balanced synergistic effects.  Treatment combinations are tailored to effectively address skin alterations present on each specific anatomical region of the body. Procedural complexity depends on the degree of clinical alterations. Spotless rejuvenation is usually divided into two main categories: initial overall corrective treatments to achieve the best possible improvement of specific skin alterations in a single session; and subsequent personalized maintenance treatments to be periodically performed in order to prolong the corrective benefits achieved by initial treatments. Today’s trends are focusing on minimally invasive procedures to be easily accepted by patients according to personalized long-term anti-aging protocols. These procedures must have the possibility to be sequentially combined when complex skin aging signs are present.  Dermal toning, vascular and pigment uniformity can be easily performed during the same treatment session using different combinations of short and long pulse IR laser, Q-S laser, intense pulsed light, gentle ablative and non-ablative fractional resurfacing, and superficial chemical peels. Recovery time, after more complex spotless rejuvenation treatments, is usually 5-7 days on facial skin but may be progressively longer as we go down on the body. Anatomical areas below the umbilical line heal too slow and are prone to develop post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. Careful judgment should be performed before treating these potentially problematic areas.  Maximum post-treatment oedema is usually observed 48 hours on facial skin. Immediate and late post-treatment skin care is of fundamental importance to optimize healing time, reduce possible side effects, and prolong skin improvements.

12:00 pm

Non-Surgical Rejuvenation of the Periorbital Area

Dr Patrick Treacy, Cosmetic Doctor & Medical Director, Ailesbury Clinics (IRL)

12:20 pm

Beauty and Volume

Assoc. Prof. Greg Goodman, Dermatologist, Dermatology Institute of Victoria

12:40 pm

INTERACTIVE PANEL DISCUSSION | General Question and Answer with a panel of expert speakers

1:00 pm

Networking Lunch

2:00 pm

10 Steps to a Dynamic Practice || Stream: SESSION 2: PRACTICE MANAGEMENT

Carene Kiss, Owner, Carene Kiss Consulting

2:20 pm

  • Introduction to peptides
  • New peptide technology
  • Future of cosmetic science
  • How do peptides become cosmeceuticals

Front Desk Lead Conversion: Five Steps for the Perfect Call || Stream: SESSION 2: PRACTICE MANAGEMENT

Carene Kiss, Owner, Carene Kiss Consulting

2:40 pm

New Developments in Injectable Cosmetics || Stream: SESSION 1: ANTI-AGEING AND SKIN CARE

Dr Zac Turner, Cosmetic Physician

How-to Create Regular Blogs, Blog on Topics that are Trending, and Promote Blogs Effectively || Stream: SESSION 2: PRACTICE MANAGEMENT

Trish Hammond, Blogger and GM, Plastic Surgery Hub

3:00 pm

  • Lift happens as a result of compression
  • Non-standard placements of threads and their rationales
  • Combination with other treatments to address laxity
  • Patient Selection and Ethnic considerations


Trish Hammond, Blogger and GM, Plastic Surgery Hub

3:20 pm

Treatment modalites for acne include: topical agents, oral medications, medical skincare, chemical peels, lasers, PDT and now the AGNES RF device (selective sebaceous gland destruction, using the Kobayashi method). The Agnes RF device employs micro-coated needles specifically designed to deliver appropriate fluences and pulse durations to targeted acne prone sebaceous glands while coating needles at exactly the right depth to protect the epidermis and upper dermis while being of sufficient exposed length to permanently destroy the entire sebaceous unit. While the face has approximately 250,000 sebaceous glands less than 5% of these may be acne prone hence the advantage of selective destruction as opposed to total suppression of all sebaceous glands with unwanted side effects with oral isotretinoin or temporary suppression of P. acnes with PDT or oral antibiotics.

Leaving Your Security Blanket Behind – Setting Up Your Own Aesthetic Practice || Stream: SESSION 2: PRACTICE MANAGEMENT

Gordon Lonie, Nurse Practitioner and Founder, Complexions Skin Care

3:40 pm

Afternoon tea and networking || Stream: SESSION 1: ANTI-AGEING AND SKIN CARE

Afternoon tea and networking || Stream: SESSION 2: PRACTICE MANAGEMENT

4:00 pm

PRP and Skin Rejuvenation || Stream: SESSION 1: ANTI-AGEING AND SKIN CARE

Dr Herbert Hooi, Cosmetic Doctor, Cosmetic MD

Thinking Big and Coping with Growing Pains: The Realities of Taking Your Practice from One Location to Multiple Sites || Stream: SESSION 2: PRACTICE MANAGEMENT

Suzie Hoitink, RN and Founder of the Clear Complexions Clinics

4:20 pm

PRP and Vaginal Rejuvenation || Stream: SESSION 1: ANTI-AGEING AND SKIN CARE

Dr Fariba Behnia-Willison, Endogynaecologist, FBW Gynaecology

Return On Marketing Investment (ROMI) || Stream: SESSION 2: PRACTICE MANAGEMENT

Andrew Nutman, Managing Director, The Gaswerx

4:40 pm

PRP Safe and Effective Treatment for Alopecia || Stream: SESSION 1: ANTI-AGEING AND SKIN CARE

Dr Johnathan Chan, Hair Transplant Surgeon, Australasian Hair Transplant Institute

Photography is One of Your Biggest Assets || Stream: SESSION 2: PRACTICE MANAGEMENT

Matt Kemp, Owner, Matt Kemp Photography

5:00 pm

Liposuction harvested fat is an abundant, autologous and readily available tissue filler.

For 7 years at our clinic we have observed excellent outcomes in the use of platelet rich plasma (PRP) derived growth factors, admixed with fat grafting in aesthetic facial volumisation and contouring.

While commercially manufactured fillers and tissue stimulants are associated with very good outcomes, they can be rather expensive and result in temporary outcomes. In contrast, fat grafting is potentially a very long term volumiser. 10-15 mls of fat can be comfortably harvested and is of course 100% compatible, safe, abundant and free.

Scientific appreciation of wound healing biology has led to the adoption of platelet derived growth factor injection therapy in the quest for facial aesthetic enhancement. It is postulated that, along with a myriad of other actions, injected platelet derived growth factors switch on angiogenesis and collagen/matrix formation. Furthermore when platelet derived growth factors in PRP are combined with carefully harvested autologous fat, mensenchymal stem cells proliferate with the probability of improved graft success.

From the perspective of operating a busy cosmetic clinic it is important to appreciate that the preparation of an autologous platelet concentrate is no longer a complex process requiring expensive equipment and technical assistance. In fact designing a simple bench-top system requires no more than the specific testtubes, a centrifuge and of course a sample of the patient’s own blood.

The presenter performed the first known PRP enriched fat transfer case in Australia in March 2009. A significant and reliable improvement in the fat graft viability was observed in subsequent cases to the extent that PRP is added to all cases of fat transfer grafts in the presenter’s clinic.

The presentation will focus on the presenter’s technique of harmonious facial aesthetic enhancement using PRP enriched fat grafting with photographic examples illustrating the possibility of pleasing outcomes.

Implementing Dermal Therapy into your Cosmetic Practice: Benefits and scope of dermal practitioners || Stream: SESSION 2: PRACTICE MANAGEMENT

Vera Koslova-Fu, Vice Chairperson & Jennifer Byrne, Professional Education and Governance, Australian Society of Dermal Clinicians

5:20 pm

PRP and its variety of formulas regenerate skin and connective tissue differently. Platelets are only one component of PRP whereas other cells have equal benefit to the skin. The interaction of these cells will be discussed in this talk. Plus, what benefits will PRP generate being applied topically post micro-needling and which formula will bring the optimal regeneration?

Building On Success – How to Create a World Class Client Journey || Stream: SESSION 2: PRACTICE MANAGEMENT

Richard Crawford-Small, Healthcare Technology Entrepreneur, Iconsult Software Limited

5:40 pm

Closing remarks from Chair

5:50 pm

Networking Drinks: Informa invites all speakers and delegates to an informal drinks reception to discuss the day’s issues and network with their peers

8:30 am

Morning Coffee

9:00 am

Opening Remarks from Chair

9:20 am

Dr Treacy looks at: “What’s new in laserland?”, including th history and theory of lasers, the different indications of the new picolasers, laser lipolysis (Precision Tx and SculpSure by Cynosure), the new non ecchymotic 585nm- diode laser (Quanta systems). laser epilation with low fluence, high average power, in-motion technology (Soprano XL, Alma Lasers), some words about LLLT (LED) and the growing marketing of home based devices. This lecture is suitable for novices and experts alike.

9:40 am

Planning and implementing effective post-treatment strategies should be considered as an integral part of any invasive and micro-invasive skin procedure. We are strongly convinced that none of such procedures is really concluded until treated tissues are completely recovered. Post-operative skin care is therefore as crucial as the procedure itself since a consistent proportion of events leading to good clinical results depends on optimal wound healing processes. The main purpose of post-treatment wound healing strategies is to help traumatized tissue to recover as fast as possible, minimizing side effects and possible complications, providing minimal discomfort during dressing changes.

The advantages of moist wound healing over dry tissue repair are well recognized. Acute wounds heal 40% faster in a moist environment compared to air exposed ones. Keratinocytes migrate faster and more efficiently over wounded surfaces, neo-angiogenesis is more responsive, injury-related growth factors persist longer within healing tissue, spontaneous and induced wound debridement are easier and more efficient, the infection rate is lower while wound tissue-related superficial electric fields are working undisturbed in a moist wound healing environment.

10:00 am

Treating the Asian Face Without Surgery

Tony Prochazka, Cosmetic Surgeon, International Centre Cosmetic Medicine

10:20 am

Assessment of the Asian Face and Injectable Rhinoplasty

Tony Prochazka, Cosmetic Surgeon, International Centre Cosmetic Medicine

10:40 am

Acne is the curse of our youth but is also being seen more frequently in our older population. The aetiology remains multifactorial and the treatment is broadly divided into prescription medication and the use of cosmeceuticals which are increasingly being used as many patients are moving away from harsher preparations which often have side effects to clinically proven topical therapies that will achieve the same, if not better, results. My presentation will aim to highlight the data and discuss regimes which produce sustained results, with treatments that are tolerated by patients.

11:00 am

Morning Tea

11:20 am

Injection of dermal fillers is one of the most commonly performed cosmetic procedures with the potential to cause complications. The majority of adverse reactions are mild and transient, such as bruising and trauma-related oedema. Serious adverse events are rare, and most are avoidable with proper planning and technique. Vascular compromise following filler injection is a major, immediate complication that is almost always the result of intravascular injection into an artery, causing an embolism that impedes blood flow. Skin necrosis, such as nasal alar necrosis, is one of the most feared serious complications of dermal fillers and potentially devastating to patients and physicians. Until recently there has been a paucity of literature on the incidence of such events, as well as potential treatment. In this award winning lecture Dr Treacy reviews 30 cases referred to him over ten years and provides a now globally accepted treatment protocol for reversal and management of vascular emboli. He also introduces the ’roundabout’ theory of venous compression, the DUBLIN protocol of reversal and the HELPIR technique of restoring necrotic skin back to normal function.

11:50 am

The Talk will go through the common Medical Emergencies, their presentation, and how to manage them in the Clinic setting including: Allergy and anaphylaxis, Vasovagal events & Syncope, Asthma, Seizures and cardiorespiratory arrest.

12:50 pm

Networking Lunch

Chair: Dr Herbert Hooi, Cosmetic Physician, Cosmetic MD || Stream: SESSION 3: REGULATION AND BEST PRACTICE

Chair: Elissa O’Keefe, Nurse Practitioner & Director, Bravura Education || Stream: SESSION 4: LASER AND TECHNOLOGIES

1:40 pm

This talk discusses the new Guidelines for Registered Medical Practitioners who Perform Cosmetic Medical and Surgical Procedures released by the Medical Board of Australia on 1 October 2016 with reference to:

  • The legal weight of the guidelines;
  • How they might be relevant to civil proceedings;
  • The impact of the guidelines on those other than registered medical practitioners; and
  • The types of claims that might arise.

Lasers and IPLs have now been in use in the cosmetic industry for a number of years and are used in a variety of medical and non-medical procedures. The existence and extent of regulations for lasers and IPLs varies widely across Australia. Where jurisdictions have moved to implement specific measures it has usually been in response to local concerns about issues such as safety and the quality of procedures. There are currently only three jurisdictions that regulate lasers and only one that regulates IPLs for medical and cosmetic use in Australia under their Radiation Protection/Safety legislations. Whilst Class 3B and Class 4 lasers are regulated in some States and Territories there is no National Uniformity in Australia for lasers and IPLs. There has been growing concern in the Australian public regarding the lack of a national uniform approach to ensure that lasers and IPLs used for cosmetic purposes are used appropriately and the risk for injury and mistreatment is minimised. The Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA) is working with State and Territory regulators to develop a nationally consistent and appropriate control of the use of lasers and IPLs for cosmetic procedures.

2:00 pm

This presentation will consider typical story-based scenarios based on significant complaints investigated by the Commission over the last two years.

This pigmentation disorder is the cause of a significant amount of distress to patients who suffer from this. Although there have been a lot of hypotheses as to the cause of this condition, there is no universal consensus as to the cause yet a multitude of treatments on the market which attempt to treat it. These range from topical therapies including peels, topical retinoids and mesotherapy with varying success. Further treatments include intense pulsed lights sources and lasers including the Nd:YAG which attempts to destroy the pigment. Other practitioners have used destructive lasers which aim to resurface the skin. However all these modalities have been reported with varying success both short and long term. This talk will attempt to weed out the various treatments and the evidence frothier success in clinical practice and highlight my approach to this distressing condition

2:20 pm

Medicolegal Risk and Practitioner Obligations in the Cosmetic Industry || Stream: SESSION 3: REGULATION AND BEST PRACTICE

Kate Gillman, Head of Medico Legal Advisory Service, Avant Mutual Group

Rosacea is a frequent chronic skin problem in caucasians. Its prevalence may vary from 9.6% to 16% according to different statistical studies. General population of ≥ 30 years of age may show one or more primary features of rosacea, like erythema (21%) and telangiectasia (18%). The majority of rosacea patients exibit erythemato-telangiectatic alterations even if papulo-pustular features are consistently represented. Topical and general treatments associated with proper diet and sun protection are the mainstay of rosacea therapy even if anti-inflammatory photo-biomodulation, laser and intense pulsed light are becoming major players on the scene. Their specific effects on the different components of affected skin are able to generate positive synergistic reactions which will progressively decrease the number and intensity of facial flushing. Periodic light-based treatments can effectively reduce the amount of medications needed to control clinical manifestation of rosacea. Personalized approaches are nevertheless needed to tailor the sequential steps characterizing modern combination treatments which are showing the best clinical outcomes.

2:40 pm

Consumer safety, quality service provision and high standards of care are imperative within the cosmetic medical environment. Accreditation can support your cosmetic medical practice to achieve better outcomes through effective risk management, and safety and quality systems, while reassuring consumers of your commitment to continuous review of systems and processes to assist in driving quality improvement initiatives. To support improvements across Australia’s healthcare system as a whole, undertaking the process of accreditation can also contribute to your practice’s journey towards achievement of the Quadruple Aim (an extension of Berwick, Nolan and Whittington’s Triple Aim framework).

LUTRONIC INFINI is the high intensity focused RF solution to create targeted and robust coagulation zones in aging, sagging skin with pigmentation, wrinkles and laxity. Complete control over treatment depth and energy levels enables a multi-layered targeted approach for truly customized treatments, regardless of patient’s skin type or tanned skin.
Sponsored by: Advanced Cosmeceuticals

3:00 pm

A significant challenge for practitioners is to determine before undertaking cosmetic procedures, which patients are likely to do well and who might do badly. There is a need for appropriate and comprehensive pre-procedure screening which should include discussion on body-image concerns and motivation and expectations of procedures to help determine any underlying psycho-social problems, especially for younger and more vulnerable patients, and which may impact poorly on the outcome of any cosmetic procedure.

3:20 pm

Afternoon tea and networking || Stream: SESSION 3: REGULATION AND BEST PRACTICE

Afternoon tea and networking || Stream: SESSION 4: LASER AND TECHNOLOGIES

3:40 pm

FACILITATED PANEL DISCUSSION | Cosmetic Nursing Scope of Practice – The Changing Face of Cosmetic Nursing in Australia || Stream: SESSION 3: REGULATION AND BEST PRACTICE

Adjunct Professor Kylie Ward, CEO, Australian College of Nursing

Sharon Griffiths, Nurse Practitioner, Finesse Cosmetics

Elissa O’Keefe MACN, Nurse Practitioner, member of the Australian College of Nursing

Sheri-Lee Knoop, Founding Director and Principal Injector, Cosmetic Medical Clinic Perth

Suzie Hoitink, RN and Founder of the Clear Complexions Clinics

Fat Sculpting Devices: Sculpture, Cool Sculpting || Stream: SESSION 4: LASER AND TECHNOLOGIES

Joseph Ajaka, Cosmetic Surgeon & Founder, Cosmos Clinic

4:00 pm

Vaser Liposuction || Stream: SESSION 4: LASER AND TECHNOLOGIES

Joseph Ajaka, Cosmetic Surgeon & Founder, Cosmos Clinic

4:20 pm

Explore latest technology and procedures with live, hands-on demonstrations with industry leaders

Explore latest technology and procedures with live, hands-on demonstrations with industry leaders

5:20 pm

Closing remarks from Chair

5:30 pm

End of conference


Packages Price
Package(Two Days) $1995+GST
Workshop A $295+GST
Workshop B $295+GST
Workshop C $495+GST
Workshop D $795+GST
Day One $1197+GST
Day Two $1197+GST
Extras Price
Workshop A $295+GST
Workshop B $295+GST
Workshop C $495+GST
Workshop D $795+GST
Packages Price
Workshop B $295+GST
Workshop C $495+GST
Workshop D $795+GST
Day One $597+GST
Day Two $597+GST
Package(Two Days) $995+GST
Workshop A $295+GST
Extras Price
Workshop A $295+GST
Workshop B $295+GST
Workshop C $495+GST
Workshop D $795+GST

Event pricing

  • Early bird rate – SAVE $200! Register before 13 January 2017
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    Standard rate: $1,995
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  • Book 3 delegates and receive the 4th delegate pass at no cost. To take advantage of this offer, call us today on 02 9080 4307 or email
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Time: 8:30am – 10:30am
Benefits of Collagen Stimulation with the Ellansé injectible products

Workshop Facilitator: Dr David Topchian, Cosmetic Surgeon


This 2 hour session will introduce experienced injectors to the benefits of Collagen Stimulation with the Ellansé group of injectible products.

The presentation will cover the science behind Ellansé, the differences in Collagen Types, the benefits of healthy Collagen Production as well as Indications, Contra-Indications and best practice.

The session will be headed by prominent cosmetic surgeon Dr David Topchian and will include Patient Analysis, Injection Techniques via Live Procedure and encourage ongoing Q & A throughout the session.


Experienced injectors of both HA products as well as Bio-Stimulators.



Time: 11:00am – 1:00pm
Achieving Facial Aesthetic Harmony with Hyaluronic Injectables

Workshop Facilitators: Dr Adam Rish and Dr Ronald Feiner


This live patient workshop will showcase the remarkable facial rejuvenation outcomes that are achievable with high grade “Princess” hyaluronic acid fillers.

Selection of appropriate viscoelastic filler combinations for each case will be demonstrated. Workshop attendees will be rewarded with an exhibition of elegant injection techniques that will support and motivate injector confidence.

The workshop will be led by leading Australian cosmetic physicians Dr. Adam Rish and Dr. Ronald Feiner, who will encourage audience questions and interaction to make this workshop a memorable and rewarding experience. They will demonstrate how the “Princess” range is easy to use while sophisticated in design rheology. “Princess” product quality, consistency and safety is assured through meticulous production standards by “Croma-Pharma” in Vienna, Austria.


All levels of cosmetic injectors-cosmetic physicians and nurses.



Time: 1:30pm – 6:00pm
Laser and IPL Safety Training for Cosmetic Practice

Workshop Facilitator: Elissa O’Keefe, Director, Bravura Education


For anyone who will be using lasers or other light based technologies in their practice, this workshop will prepare you with the minimum certification for national uniformity and regulations that are being implemented in this industry in the near future. It is recognised by relevant radiation health departments as being sufficient educational preparation to be a Laser Safety Officer. Broad topics to be covered include: Light physics, laser and IPL systems, Regulation, Safety, Common clinical applications.


  • Explain the scientific underpinning of how and why lasers and IPL operate
  • Identify and interpret the legal considerations
  • Understand safety precautions
  • Identify potential risks and identify resources to develop safety plans for the use of lasers and IPL
  • Classify, explain and select appropriate lasers and IPL for a variety of clinical presentations


GPs, doctors, nurses, beauty therapists and other dermal clinicians or skin therapists working in cosmetic/aesthetic/ dermatology practice.


4 hours face to face and an additional 2 hours of self-directed study. An online exam of 2 hours is required afterward to achieve your course completion. Assessment is a 2 hour, online, open book exam. The course meets the AHPRA requirements for continuing professional development.



Time: 8:30am – 4:30pm
Advanced Laser Pulse Modulation and Innovative Combination Techniques in Dermatology

Workshop Facilitator: Prof. Leonardo Marini, Dermatological Surgeon (ITA)


This Workshop will focus on the theoretical and practical implications of advanced pulse laser modulation and its possible combinations with other laser wavelengths, EBDs and dermatologic techniques commonly used in Aesthetic and Corrective Dermatology. Aging treatment and prevention, treatment of pigmented and vascular lesions, advanced tattoo removal, body reshaping, advanced PDT will all be covered.


  • Understand the principles of advanced laser ablative and non-ablative pulse modulation using 2940nm and 1064nm wavelengths and their possible applications
  • Recognize clinical indications and suitable combination strategies to safely and efficiently perform simple and advanced procedures
  • Develop adequate confidence in choosing the appropriate laser technology
  • Understand the principles of sequentially combining different laser wavelengths to obtain effective and reproducible clinical results
  • Recognize the importance of pre-treatment Patient selection and posttreatment skin care to prevent possible complications and minimize potential side effects


Dermatologists, Aesthetic Medicine specialists, Plastic Surgeons, RNs, and other professional aestheticians.

The following discounts apply when attending multiple workshops:

2 workshops = 5% / 3 workshops = 10% / 4 workshops = 20%
Contact Customer Service on 02 9080 4307 or email to process this offer



Dr Ronald Feiner

Minimally Invasive Cosmetic Proceduralist, Cosmetica Medical Aesthetic Clinic

Stephen Bradshaw

Medical Board of Australia

Elissa O’Keefe MACN

Nurse Practitioner, member of the Australian College of Nursing


Adam Rish

Cosmetic Physician, Laserase

Joseph Ajaka

Cosmetic Surgeon & Founder, Cosmos Clinic


Dr Patrick Treacy

Cosmetic Doctor & Medical Director, Ailesbury Clinics (IRL)


Dr Sandeep Cliff-Patel

Consultant Dermatologist and Dermatological Surgeon, Cliff Dermatology Ltd (UK)

Prof Leonardo Marini

Dermatological Surgeon (ITA)

Greg Goodman

Dermatologist, Dermatology Institute of Victoria


Terri Vinson

Founder & Formulator, Synergie Skin


Sophie Ashworth

Global Education Manager, Synergie Skin

Zac Turner

Cosmetic Physician

Qikun Bao

Cosmetic Physician, Taylor Clinic

Herbert Hooi

Cosmetic Doctor, Cosmetic MD

Fariba Behnia-Willison

Endogynaecologist, FBW Gynaecology

Johnathan Chan

Hair Transplant Surgeon, Australasian Hair Transplant Institute

Jeannie Devereaux

Owner, Dermal and Cellular Regenerative Therapy

Carene Kiss

Owner, Carene Kiss Consulting

Trish Hammond

Blogger and GM, Plastic Surgery Hub

Gordon Lonie

Nurse Practitioner and Founder, Complexions Skin Care


Suzie Hoitink

RN and Founder of the Clear Complexions Clinics

Andrew Nutman

Managing Director, The Gaswerx

Matt Kemp

Owner, Matt Kemp Photography

Vera Koslova-Fu

Vice Chairperson & Jennifer Byrne, Professional Education and Governance, Australian Society of Dermal Clinicians

Richard Crawford-Small

Healthcare Technology Entrepreneur, Iconsult Software Limited

Tony Prochazka

Cosmetic Surgeon, International Centre Cosmetic Medicine

Sean Arendse

Senior Emergency Physician, The Alfred Emergency and Trauma Centre Melbourne and Cosmetic Doctor & Medical Director of Flawless Rejuvenation Skin Clinics


Janine McIlwraith

Principal Lawyer, Slater and Gordon


Dr John Javorniczky

Senior Regulatory Officer (NIR), Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA)

Timothy Rochford

Senior Investigator, NSW Healthcare Complaints

Kate Gillman

Head of Medico Legal Advisory Service, Avant Mutual Group

Stephen Clark

Group Chief Executive, AGPAL Group of Companies

Roberta Honigman

Author & Social Worker/Counselor

Kylie Ward

CEO, Australian College of Nursing

Sharon Griffiths

Nurse Practitioner, Finesse Cosmetics

Sheri-Lee Knoop

Founding Director and Principal Injector, Cosmetic Medical Clinic Perth

when & where

03 - 04 Mar 2017

Conference venue:
Swissotel Sydney
68 Market Street, Sydney 2000 NSW
02 9238 8888

Workshops (01 – 02 Mar 2017) venue:
Sofitel Wentworth
61-101 Phillip Street Sydney, NSW 2000
02 9228 9188

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Still have a question?

Risha Premarajah
Conference Manager
+61 2 9080 4020

Samantha Lister
Sponsorship & Exhibition Manager
+61 2 9080 4432

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