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The 37th Annual Meeting of the Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery will be in Hobart this year at the Grand Chancellor Hotel July 29 – August 2

Registration is now closed for the 37th Annual ASAPS Conference

Hobart is a city of beautiful architecture with a long history initially as a British Penal Colony and early colonial outpost. Contemporary Hobart is known for its wineries, local produce and food, MONA (The Museum of Old and New Art), bushwalking, and is the Australian base of our Antarctic Fleet. Tasmania is also a mecca for fishing.

The focus

This meeting will be different from Port Douglas in 2013. Last year was focused on the face and genitourinary plastic surgery, this year we will focus on the breast, general aesthetics and also the business of plastic surgery.

The feel

Instead of the family focus last year, we will have a more adult and business feel. As such the meeting is out of school holidays and the social events are age appropriate. The Production House Events will again coordinate the meeting with Suzane Ali and we have all come to expect outstanding social events and seemless organisation associated with this combination.

The plenaries

The clinical sessions will include a return to increased local content and a greatly expanded practice management element, in keeping with a business focus both as separate interactive sessions and combined with the plenaries.

We have 4 international speakers, two of which will present online.

  • Michael Scheflan from Israel will talk on the composite breast and complex breast surgery.
  • Grant Stevens from the US will visit again. On this occasion Grant will talk in the plenaries with new topics on both clinical and business matters that weren’t discussed in Darwin. Grant will also deliver a practice masterclass specifically for attending practice staff.
  • Patrick Mallucci from the UK will talk on the breast
  • Jeroen Stevens from the Netherlands will talk on multimodality facial rejuvenation and advances and technical tips on lipofilling of the breast and body.

Local contributions

There is a vast amount of experience and knowledge hidden within our practices. I will be reaching out to encourage everyone to consider submitting a paper and presenting at the meeting. After an entertaining and dynamic introduction in Port Douglas, I will include the Petcha Kutcha format again in our Short Talks on Cosmetic Surgery (SToCS) session. 20 slides in 20 second autoforward (6 mins 40 second duration).

There are 2 straightforward formats that can be utilised for those uncertain how to start presenting

  1. 5 or 10 in a row (10 mins)
  2. Petcha Kutcha

The extensive practice management sessions will cover two session in the plenaries

  1. Adding a non-surgical arm to your practice,
  2. Utilising social media, the internet and websites including the creation of videos for education and promotion

Independent interactive sessions for practice staff
A business masterclass for practice staff with Grant Stevens on internet marketing, patients for life and reputation management

  1. What sets your practice apart?
  2. The peculiarities of plastic surgery and non-surgical rejuvenation practices
  3. Analyse the patient journey
  4. Creating a patient centric practice

One day prior to the Conference, there will be a half day Clinical Photography Masterclass which will cover the techniques, technology and procedures of effective practice photography. Followed by a recreational workshop in Hobart with the latest Nikon cameras and lenses hosted by Nikon Australia lecturer Woodrow Wilson.

I hope you all take advantage of the strong practice management program and bring your staff.

I look forward to welcoming you to Hobart in July.

Dr Mark Magnusson

ASAPS Chairman of Education


37th Annual ASAPS Conference Hobart 2014 | Closing Video

Scientific Program

Keynote Speakers

Tracy Drumm

A passion for marketing fueled Tracy Drumm to help create a marketing company that specializes in aesthetic medicine. Nearly ten years, Tracy has worked with over 1,000 physicians around the world.
She has created hundreds of marketing campaigns for private practices, medical device and pharmaceutical companies in the Canadian, European and American markets. Delivering over 300 presentations, Drumm has lectured in Canada, Australia, France, Italy, Turkey, China and at numerous national conferences throughout the United States. Using the experience she continues to learn by working alongside physicians, she has authored three industry books, DRIVE, THRIVE Pearls to Prosper in Any Economy and Keys to Success Marketing & Practice Management. Drumm has published over 100 articles in leading trade publications, and has become a resource to physicians, practice managers and those in the industry around the world

Dr Patrick Mallucci

Patrick Mallucci graduated in 1989 from medical school to embark upon his surgical training. In 1993 he became a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England in recognition of this. Having completed his general surgery he undertook his training in Plastic Surgery both in the UK and abroad, London, Oxford, Stoke Mandeville, Australia and Paris.In 1996 he was awarded the higher post graduate degree of Doctorate in Medicine (MD) having spent two years at University College London developing the concept of scarless wound healing. He was awarded the Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons in Plastic Surgery, FRCS(Plast.) in 1998.Mr Mallucci is entered into the GMC Specialist Register for Plastic Surgery. He is a full member of the British Association of Plastic Surgeons (BAPS) and the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS). He is currently a Consultant Plastic Surgeon at University College London and the Royal Free Hospitals.
Mr Mallucci has published comprehensively within the Plastic Surgery Literature throughout his career and presents his work internationally at Plastic Surgery Conferences. He is actively involved in teaching both at undergraduate and postgraduate level. He has also been highly involved with the media through BBC documentaries, news items and chat shows.His broad training and international fellowships have enabled him to develop special interests within the broad field of Plastic Surgery – his specialist interests of aesthetic surgery include facial, breast and body contour as well as an interest in breast reconstruction.

Dr Michael Scheflan

ISAPS professor of Plastic Surgery, Board certified in General Surgery and Plastic Surgery. Private Practice. Tel- Aviv, Israel.
Medical school Switzerland and Israel. General Surgery training New York (Albert Einstein & Mount Sinai University) and Boston (Harvard University). Plastic Surgery training Atlanta Georgia,( Emory University). Past affiliations Medical College of Virginia, Tel Aviv Medical Center. Past president – Israel Society of Plastic Surgeons, Past president _ Mediterranean Society of Plastic Surgeons. Member of ISAPS, IPRAS, ASAPS, ASPS, ICAPS. Past National Secretary for ISAPS Israel. Author of more than 150 publications, books and chapters on: (Breast Reconstruction, ADM and Tissue reinforcement, Breast Aesthetics, Breast implants, Fat grafting, Body Contouring, Facial rejuvenation). Recipient of: James Barrett Brown Award (AAPS), Raymond Villan award (by ASAPS), Carl Moyer Award (ABA), and the Malliniac lecture Award. (ASPS 2012). Main interests in: Aesthetic & reconstructive Breast Surgery, Facial rejuvenation and Body contouring, Fat grafting and ADRC’s. Consultant for TEI Bioscience Boston Ma.
Consultant, investigator and speaker for Allergan Europe & USA Advisor for Vectra XT (Canfield and Allergan)
Consultant for Stem Cell Medicine (Jerusalem, Israel)

Dr Grant Stevens

Dr. Grant Stevens serves as the medical director of Marina Plastic Surgery in Marina del Rey, CA. He is a Board Certified Diplomate of the American Board of Plastic Surgery and a Fellow of The American College of Surgeons and The International College of Surgeons. Dr. Stevens is a Clinical Professor of Surgery and the Director of the University of Southern California Aesthetic Surgery Fellowship and the Aesthetic Surgery Division. Dr. Stevens is on the editorial board of The Aesthetic Surgery Journal and on the board of directors of the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic 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. He is past chairman of the California Medical Association Advisory Panel on Plastic Surgery. He has received the Special Congressional Certificate of Recognition and the Distinguished Service Citation from the Medical Board of California. Dr. Stevens has authored more than 50 articles and book chapters and is an ASAPS Traveling Professor.

Dr Jeroen Stevens

Dr. Jeroen Stevens was trained to become a MD and plastic surgeon in Rotterdam, The Netherlands at the Erasmus Medical University (obtained his PhD May 22nd, 1991). Currently, he is a board member of the Dutch ISAPS, international inspector for ISAPS. As co-founder of DAFPRS ( numerous (inter)national fellows were trained, taking a fellowship in facial plastic surgery.

Besides that, he is the founder of, an online platform for sharing surgical know-how for and by surgeons. Dr. Stevens contributed to more than 35 scientific papers. This year alone, he will publish three more scientificly approved papers about organic surgery.

He has also been featured on a number of television programs (‘Koffietijd’, ‘RTL Boulevard’, ‘Mooier Leven’, ‘Gewoon Mooier’) and print media, some still yet to come (‘Telegraaf’, ‘Algemeen Dagblad’, ‘Volkskrant’, ‘Gooisch’, ‘Santé’).

Several new and/or refined procedures in cosmetic plastic surgery were introduced over the last 10 years, for example, Facelifting with traction sutures; Vertical U-rhytidectomy; Refined full face / breast / buttock lipofilling; A scarless technique for umbilicoplasty in abdomoplasty; Most recently Dr. Jeroen Stevens introduced the 1.2.3.Dimensional concept for the ageing face. Organic Cosmetic Surgery as a cornerstone in this ‘regenerative’ concept microfat grafting plus platelet derived growth factors.

On this topic he:
Gave lectures in different countries; Performed live surgeries; Gave presentations at worldwide congresses; Trained (inter)national fellows; Wrote a special E-book about lipofilling, to be released in 2014; Designed and produced his own cannullas for fat grafting and lipofilling; Did pioneering scientific Research. Published a scientific article of his research of lipofilling in the internation journal of ‘Prime Magazine’

Karen Zupko

Educating and advising board certified plastic surgeons about the business side of their practices has been a passion of Karen’s for more than two decades. Most recently, she appeared at IMCAS Paris. She is known for being an entertaining, energetic and informative speaker who is like a “shot of B12 to the brain!” Her keen sense of humor keeps people’s attention.

Karen has participated in Aesthetic Society meetings for more than 20 years—and she looks forward to at least another 10 years! She launched the first coding and reimbursement workshops for ASPS in 1985 and her firm continues to make those presentations. Other members of the plastic surgery community, such as the Plastic Surgery Administrators Association and The American Society of Plastic Surgery Assistants, regularly invite Karen as an annual meeting speaker. Her extensive experience allows Karen to take a 360 degree view of aesthetic plastic surgery practices. Understanding the specialty-specific nuances concerning personnel hiring and training, accounting, fee setting and quoting, computer systems and operations, as well as marketing keeps her analyses from being one dimensional.

Described as having a “practical, non-cookie cutter approach” Karen customizes solutions that are right for the surgeon’s personality, the practice culture and the geographic area. Look for Karen’s articles in ASAPS publications and in the KZAlerts for Plastic Surgery. She serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Medical Practice Management. Karen also serves as a program consultant to Care Credit.

Internationally, Karen has been a featured speaker in programs for plastic surgeons in France, Argentina, England and Canada. Prior to launching Karen Zupko& Associates, Inc. in 1985, Karen directed the AMA’s Department of Practice Management where she established a national reputation as an authority on practice management and marketing. When not actively engaged in advising surgeons, Karen celebrates regularly with friends, attends theater, cheers for Kansas basketball, skis fast, bicycles enthusiastically and participates on several medical charitable and arts organization boards in Chicago.


Ross Greenwood

Ross Greenwood has covered finance and business matters in Australia and around the world for 30 years. He is currently the Business and Finance editor of Australia‘s Nine Network and appears each day on National Nine News and the Today Show. Ross was also co-host of Nine’s former flagship current affairs program, SUNDAY.
His assignments for Nine have taken him around the world, from Europe and the Middle East to Japan, China and the U.S.A.
Ross also hosts his own top-rating “Money News” radio program each day between 6pm and 8pm on Sydney’s #1 talk-station 2GB and other syndicated markets around Australia.
Ross also has practical finance & business experience. For six years he was chairman of the investment committee of the JUST superannuation fund, for journalists and entertainers. In 1997, Ross was named ‘Superannuation Trustee of the Year’ by the Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees for his work with JUST. He has also been a director of a stockmarket-listed investment company and has been an investor in a range of start-up businesses.
Throughout his career Ross has headed up a number of financial publications including the then number one business magazine in Australia, Business Review Weekly. He was also editor of Personal Investment Magazine. He created Australia‘s Shares magazine, then took the concept to the UK and created the weekly British magazine Shares, and its accompanying website Ross was editor-in-chief and co-creator of Shares UK between 1999- 2003. During this time he was a regular commentator on BBC television, CNN, Sky News and Bloomberg. He was also a regular co-host of BBC Radio Five Live’s main business program, Wake Up To Money.
His television experience extends back to the 1990s, with the pioneering Australian lifestyle program on the Ten Network, Healthy Wealthy & Wise.
With his vast knowledge of the financial market and current affairs, Ross is highly sought after as an MC/Host and Keynote Speaker.
Ross lives in Sydney with his wife, Tanya, and son Mitchell. It would be fair to say he is sports- mad and still plays competitively.


The 37th Annual ASAPS Conferemce registration fees includes conference lectures, conference program and materials, Welcome Cocktail Party at Frogmore Creek Winery, lunch, and coffee breaks daily and one (1) ticket to the Gala Dinner at MONA.

NOTE Registration fee does not include accommodation, meals for partners and extra tickets for the Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner.

To edit your registration if you are a delegate please click here, if you are an exhibitor please click here.


Hotel Grand Chancellor

Additional info

Henry Jones Art Hotel

Additional info

Bookings made after 30 June are subject to hotel availbility. Please note that you will be notified if your booking cannot be accomodated.

Henry Jones Art Hotel Within 10 days prior to date of arrival will incur 100% of the room nights cancelled.

Hotel Grand Chancellor Bookings that are cancelled within 24 hours of arrival will incur a fee of one (1) night’s accommodation.


Thank you to all sponsors and exhibitors for their involvement in the 37th Annual ASAPS Conference

Platinum sponsors


Social Functions

Welcome Reception

Join us for a ‘Taste of Tasmania’ experience with local provedores. Enjoy Tasmania’s delicacies while sipping on aromatic local wines.

Frogmore Creek Winery, Tuesday 29 July

6.00pm – 8.00pm
Dress Smart Casual

Bus departs Hotel Grand Chancellor at 5.30pm sharp.
Additional tickets $120 per person

Star Gazing in Hobart

Join us for an evening of hand-picked local wines and award winning cheeses, whilst enjoying the wonders of Astronomy, brought to you by the Hobart Astronomy Society. Learn about the universe, star constellations and view the planets through 12 “ telescopes guided by local experts. Sit back, relax and enjoy this unique evening. Our photographer, Woodrow Wilson will capture the evening with a time-lapse that will be provided to you following the event.

Mount Pleasant Radio Observatory, Friday 1 August

7.30pm – 8.30pm

Dress Casual (please bring your coat / jacket for warmth)

Bus departs Hotel Grand Chancellor at 7.00pm

Tickets $45 per person

This event requires a minimum of 5 registrations.

Gala Dinner

Travel on MONA’s exclusive ferry (the MONA Roma) and spend time exploring MONA during ASAPS’ exclusive viewing time. Pre-dinner drinks will be held in one of David Walsh’s private rooms, followed by the Gala Dinner.

Museum of Old and New Art (MONA), Saturday 2 August

Dress Lounge Suit (no tie required)

5.30pm Mona Roma departs Brooke St Pier, 6.00pm Exclusive viewing of MONA, 7.00pm Cocktails followed by Gala Dinner

Additional tickets $250 per person

Optional Tours

Cascade Brewery Tour

Saturday 2 August, 1.30pm – 4.30pm

Enjoy a spell binding Brewery Tour and uncover the secrets and history of Australia’s oldest Brewery, described by ‘Lonely Planet as a must see experience’, established in 1824.

Following the tour, enjoy a two course lunch matched with beers at the brewery followed by a Beer Pulling contest. Step behind Cascade’s signature copper pipe bar and see for yourself who can pour the perfect beer which will be judged by Cascade’s in-house beer experts.

Cost $95.00 per person


Saturday 2 August, 1.30pm – 4.30pm

For delegates wishing to explore MONA for additional time than scheduled before the Gala Dinner, this is an opportunity to wander through the museum at your own pace and enjoy everything it has to offer.

Now showing – The Red Queen

Cost Complimentary admission (must be pre-arranged with The Production House Events)

Sea Plane Adventure

Saturday 2 August, 1.30pm – 4.30pm

Tasmania’s Southwest National Park is truly one of
the world’s last great wilderness areas. Tasmanian Air Adventures’ Southwest Wilderness seaplane tour has it all – mountain peaks, wild coastline and spectacular views.Take in Mt Picton and Federation Peak from the air before landing at Port Davey and step ashore for an afternoon picnic. Enjoy Tasmanian wine and cheese in a setting like no other. After take-off, return to Hobart via the rugged south coast and Bruny Island. Total tour time is three hours.

Clothing TAA recommends bringing a jacket and sensible shoes for boarding the seaplane.

Cost $500.00 per person, based on minimum quad-share rate. (Food and beverage included)

Partner Program

Hobart Walking Tour

Thursday 31 July, 10.30am – 12.30pm

Hear stories about the history, people and places of Hobart from an expert guide. Enjoy the wonders of a convict-built city, with well-preserved Georgian and Victorian architecture, along with convict stories & history and hear about entrepreneurs, villains and heroes. Tour departs from Henry Jones Hotel at 10.30am sharp.


– Explore Hobart’s beautiful waterfront area

– Experience an extensive walking tour including Constitution Dock, key city buildings and Salamanca Place

– Learn about Hobart’s history, people and architecture

– Become more familiar with the history of Hobart, the impact of European settlement and the changes which have occurred in Hobart over the past 200 years.

$50.00 per person

Cheese Appreciation

Friday 1 August, 9.30am – 11.00am Enjoy a morning at Bottega Rotolo with an expert cheese connoisseur guiding you through understanding the essential styles of cheese from creamy white moulds, full flavoured washed rinds, bitey cheddars to salty blues and what best to match it with. A sensory tour of some of the best cheese from around the world with accompaniments including dried figs, honey & lavosh. Includes – 1 1⁄2 hour seated tasting of 12 cheese with condiments – tastings of 3 premium wines – comprehensive tasting notes $85.00 per person