The 42nd Annual Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS) Conference is on this weekend from 3 – 6 October in Brisbane at the Sofitel Hotel. Considered the must-attend conference of the year, the ASAPS Conference will host a who’s who of the aesthetics industry with local and international speakers of the highest calibre. With some of Australia’s and the world’s most respected plastic surgeons and their clinic staff attending, the conference covers everything from facial, breast and contouring surgery to valuable advice about how to run an efficient and successful aesthetic practice. Welcome to ASAPS2019!!
The ASAPS scientific program is unparalleled and a huge range of topics will be covered with keynote speakers including Dr Brad Calobrace (Kentucky, USA), Dr Sam Hamra (Texas, USA), Dr Andrew Jacono (NYC, USA), Dr Dirk Richter (Germany) and Dr Lina Triana (Colombia). Australia will also be well-represented with some of our finest including Dr Bryan Mendelson, Dr Jeremy Hunt, Dr Jack Zoumaras, Dr Amira Sanki, Dr Craig Layt, Dr Michael Miroshnik, Dr Gavin Sandercoe and the Hunter Plastic Surgery team Dr Nicholas Moncrieff and his wife Amber Moncrieff known for her management of one of Australia’s most successful plastic surgery and aesthetic practices.
What makes this year’s conference unique is that it coincides with the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeon’s Symposium (ISAPS) which will be held on 3 October and the Melbourne Advanced Facial Anatomy Course (MAFAC). Dr Amira Sanki, also Scientific Convenor for the ASAPS Annual Conference, said in ASAPS’ media release on the conference that this would be a weeklong educational event for visiting Plastic Surgeons. “We are delighted to have some heavy hitters from the international aesthetics community coming to speak.”
Dr Sanki also says in the release that there are lots of new initiatives happening as part of this year’s Conference. “There will be a separate stream held for Specialist Plastic Surgeons who have recently leapt into private practice focussing on aesthetic breast surgery. The Aesthetic Breast Course will provide business and surgical pearls from leading surgeons to help ensure this transition is a smooth one. Practice staff are in for a real treat with a shake-up of the business sessions, starting with an offsite tour of two esteemed practices in Brisbane. This tour will provide a unique opportunity for attendees to peek behind the curtains and to take home some new thinking of how best to run an aesthetic practice.”
The program topics include not only all facets of plastic surgery but HR issues, social media and marketing, patient management and customer satisfaction and more. One of the highlights at the ASAPS conference is always the networking and social aspects with the Gala Dinner one of the year’s most anticipated social events. This year it will be held at one of Australia’s most hip hotels, the W Hotel.
Another of the elements that sets this conference apart is the huge exhibition of device companies showcasing and demonstrating their latest non-surgical devices and treatments. Some to watch out for when it comes to being at the forefront of technology, patient safety and results include High Tech Laser, Costec and Cutera.
ASAPS is really a feast for the aesthetic senses, and Plastic Surgery Hub look forward to attending and getting as much information as possible, with surgeon and practitioner interviews, podcasts with device company representatives and all the most up-to-date news on the latest treatments, techniques and so much more.
We wish everyone a fabulous conference. See you there, and stay tuned!