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Following the success of last year’s inaugural ISAPS Symposium, ASAPS has once again partnered with ISAPS to convene the second ISAPS Symposium on October 6th 2016, the day prior to the Annual ASAPS Conference.

The Gold Coast is a landmark on Australia’s east coast, famed for its long sandy beaches, surfing and system of inland canals and waterways. It’s also home to multiple theme parks and the perfect destination for your family to join you while you are at the symposium.


The focus of this all day ISAPS symposium is 
Facial Implants and it’s role as an adjunct in Aesthetic Facial Surgery.
Facial Implants still play an important role as an adjunct to Aesthetic and Reconstructive Facial surgery and Rhinoplasty.
This ISAPS Symposium will focus on facial anatomy, facial ageing, assessment and selection of facial implants, contemporary surgical techniques, the role of pre formed and custom designed facial implants and the use of hydroxyapatite as a permanent filler.
Today with the advent of custom made implants using sophisticated 3D printing, we have added an new edge to this surgery. 3D printing will be shown and how it is changing this area.


Scientific Program

Keynote Speakers

Michael Yaremchuk USA

Plastic Surgeon with a Cranio Facial background who has a unique knowledge and experience with facial implants and custom implants.

Dr. Yaremchuk obtained his undergraduate education at Yale College and received his M.D. from the Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons. He received his general surgery training at the Harvard Surgical Service and his plastic surgery training at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. Dr. Yaremchuk completed a craniofacial surgery fellowship at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Yaremchuk is Chief of Craniofacial Surgery at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Program Director for the Harvard Plastic Surgery Training Program and a Clinical Professor of Surgery at the Harvard Medical School.

He has authored four textbooks, 40 book chapters, and over150 scientific articles. He lectures and demonstrates his surgical techniques both nationally and internationally on aesthetic and craniofacial topics. Dr. Yaremchuk performs reconstructive surgery at the Massachusetts General Hospital and cosmetic surgery at the Boston Center located in the historic Vendome Building in Boston’s Back Bay.

William J Binder USA

William J Binder is a highly recognised facial plastic surgeon. He has many years experience in facial surgery and is an innovator with facial implants and now 3D custom made implants. He will present his experience with facial implants including facial surgery such as Rhinoplasty.

Dr. Binder is Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Head and Neck Surgery at the UCLA School of Medicine and attending surgeon at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California with a full time private practice in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in Beverly Hills, CA. He received his medical degree from the University of Medicine & Dentistry New Jersey/Rutgers and completed a residency in Head and Neck Surgery and Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City followed by a postgraduate year of fellowship in advanced training for facial plastic and reconstructive surgery in Los Angeles, California.

Dr. Binder is Board Certified by both the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and the American Academy of Otolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery. He has been elected to serve on the Board of Directors of the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, for which he continues to serve as a Board Examiner. Dr. Binder was also on the advisory board for the approval of the use of hyaluronic acids in the U.S.

Dr. Binder has authored over 85 journal articles and edited 3 textbooks on facial plastic surgery and lectures around the world on procedures and innovation in plastic surgery. He is considered the foremost expert in facial contouring and the use of facial implants. Dr. Binder developed the concept of the multilevel face lift, and is among the world’s most experienced rhinoplasty surgeons. Dr. Binder pioneered the research and continues in the development of applying three-dimensional computer imaging and modeling to the field of plastic and reconstructive surgery.

While pioneering and developing new techniques for the use of botulinum toxin type A, Dr. Binder discovered and then published the first clinical research paper on the use of botulinumtoxinA(Botox)asanewandnoveltreatmentformigraineheadaches. Hethen subsequently taught the first courses and training programs in the implementation and use of botulinumtoxin A for the treatment of migraine headaches. The FDA approval and recommended injection paradigm is based on his original patent. As an inventor, Dr. Binder has been granted over 17 U.S. and worldwide patents on medical and surgical devices and pharmaceuticals.

Bryan Mendelson AUSTRALIA

Our own world renowned Plastic Surgeon also has vast experience in augmentation and rejuvenation of the face using Hydroxy Appetite.

Dr Mendelson is in private practice at The Centre for Facial Plastic Surgery in Melbourne Australia. He graduated from Monash University Medical School, Melbourne, and Interned at the Alfred Hospital Melbourne, then became a Demonstrator in Anatomy at Monash University for a year. In 1971 he moved to the USA to train in general surgery and plastic surgery at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota for six years. There followed a fellowship at the Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery in Manhattan, New York under Doctors Converse, Rees, Aston and others. He is certified by the American Board of Surgery and The American Board of Plastic Surgery.

Dr Mendelson is known for his contributions on the surgical anatomy of the face. His several important anatomical findings are published in a series of classic papers, on the Surgical Anatomy of the Temple, the retaining ligaments of the orbit and Prezygomatic Space, the Surgical Anatomy of the Mid Cheek as well as the Surgical Anatomy of the Premasseter space and the Jowl. The terms Prezygomatic space and Premasseter spaces were also introduced.

Dr Mendelson is a founding member and Head of the Faculty of the Melbourne Advanced Facial Anatomy Course (MAFAC). , which has conducted more than 14 Cadaver Dissection Courses in Australia and the USA. This anatomical based approach to Aesthetic Surgery has led to numerous invitations to teach and lecture at teaching Courses and Congresses overseas. The importance of understanding the facial layers and of the Sub-SMAS Facial Spaces, taught at the Courses is now included in the major Plastic Surgery texts (Neligan, Aston) as well as in the online version of the latest edition of Gray’s Anatomy.

He has performed demonstration of his anatomical based, Limited Dissection Composite Facelift on 14 occasions as well as on the Tarsal Fixation Technique of Upper Lid Blepharoplasty Surgical Demonstrations performed in Canada, United Kingdom, Turkey, Brazil, Germany, Taipei, Italy (x 2), Spain (x 2), Russia (x 2) & U.S.A (x 2).

Dr Mendelson is a Past President of ISAPS, The International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. In Australia he served on the Council of ASAPS for 6 years and delivered the Second ASAPS ORATION in 2007.

Dr Mendelson has published on ‘Ageing of the Facial Skeleton’ and ‘The Long Term Results of Hydroxyapatite Augmentation of the Facial Skeleton’. Submitted publications are on the Biology of Hydroxyapatite and on a Series of 350 Hydroxyapatite Mid Cheek Augmentations.



Registration Category Early Bird Registration Discounted Registration (if attending ASAPS Annual Conference) Late Registration Discounted Late Registration (if attending ASAPS Conference)
ASAPS / ISAPS Members $650 AUD $500 AUD $800 AUD $650 AUD
Non-Members $1,050 AUD $900 AUD $1,300 AUD $1,100 AUD

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*Late Registration fee applies 25 August 2016

*Please note- The ISAPS Symposium is open to Plastic Surgeons only (not including Practice Management staff)

*Prices are listed in Australian Dollars and include GST

*This pricing is valid for the ISAPS Fat Grafting Symposium only. Additional fees apply for the ASAPS Annual Conference from 6-9 October 2016

ISAPS members will receive the discounted ASAPS Members rate when registering for the ASAPS Annual Conference. Registration for the Annual Conference can completed at


Important Registration Cancellation Deadlines

Registration cancellations received up to 6 September 2016 will receive a full refund, less $200.00 administration fee. No refunds will be given for registration cancellations received after 6 September 2016. As an alternative to cancellation, registrations may be transferred to another person (for the same registration category) before 22 September 2016 without receiving any extra cost penalty.

All fees are in Australian dollars inclusive of GST. The members of ASAPS, ISAPS 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 Conference held by ASAPS or ISAPS.


This educational activity has been approved in the RACS CPD Program. Fellows who participate can claim one point per hour (maximum 6 Points) in Maintenance of Knowledge & Skills.

Participation in this activity will be populated into your RACS CPD Online.


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About Gold Coast

The Gold Coast is a metropolitan region south of Brisbane on Australia’s east coast, famed for its long sandy beaches, surfing and elaborate system of inland canals and waterways. It’s also home to the Dreamworld, Sea World and Wet’n’Wild theme parks. Inland, hiking trails crisscross Lamington National Park’s mountain ridges and valleys, home to rare birds and rainforest.


The attractions of the Gold Coast bring smiles to people of all ages and stages. With exhilarating rides, exotic animals and endless waterslides to help you cool off on hot summer days, your Gold Coast holiday offers a full spectrum of interactive entertainment – from dazzling big budget Gold Coast theme parks to small, hilariously kitsch museums.

Natural Attractions and National Parks
Amusement and Theme Parks
Scenic Drives and Walks
Zoos, Sanctuaries, Aquariums and Wildlife Parks
Water Activities &  Whale Watching
Wineries, Vineyards, Breweries
Galleries, Museums and Collections Sports and Recreation Facilities
Spas and Retreats
Landmarks and Buildings
Historical Sites and Heritage Locations


October is Spring in Australia, so expect sunny and warm days with mild evenings.

Average Daily Temperatures

Max 25.2°c
Min 16.9°c

We look forward to welcoming you to the Gold Coast

ISAPS Workshop 2016