2018 ASAPS/NZAPS Conference

Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS) & New Zealand Association of Plastic Surgeons (NZAPS) Combined Conference 2018

The ASAPS Board is excited to be hosting its Annual Conference in Auckland, New Zealand from 2-5 August.

The 2018 Annual Conference will be held alongside the NZAPS Conference, providing attendees with a comprehensive scientific program that will cover the full breadth of the cosmetic and reconstructive surgery fields.

New Zealand will provide a stunning backdrop for our 2018 Annual Conference.

Temperatures will be mild in Auckland, so it’s the perfect time of year to hike up Rangitoto – a dormant volcanic island – or visit the wild-west coast beaches. Sampling the delights of vineyard restaurants on Waiheke Island, is not to be missed, all within a 30 minute ferry ride from downtown Auckland.

It’s also a great time of the year to explore the historic gold mining and Kauri logging towns of the Coromandel and its glorious beaches, free from the summertime crowds.

Winter is when New Zealand’s mountains come alive with skiers and snowboarders. In Queenstown and Wanaka, there are four world-class ski fields within an hour and a half of each other. For a thrill, try heli-skiing, snowboarding, cross country skiing or sledging. If the snow isn’t for you, the crisp cooler days are perfect for walking, cycling or partaking of a Pinot Noir at the world renowned Central Otago vineyards.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to breathe in the fresh air, embrace the culture, and recharge the batteries – something we could all do with more of!


The ASAPS Annual Conference is held exclusively for Specialist Plastic Surgeons and their practice staff.


Building on the theme of 2017’s Conference, the 2018 ASAPS & NZAPS combined Conference will provide attendees with the very latest tools, techniques and thoughts in the arena of cosmetic and plastic surgery so that surgeons and their practice staff can emulate excellence in all they do and say.

There will be something on offer for everyone with the scientific program covering both aesthetic and cosmetic issues as well as reconstructive procedures and research topics.


Running in parallel with the conference will be a business stream aimed at equipping Practice Managers with the tools and information to grow and sustain their practices.

Topics that will be covered include HR issues, social media and marketing tips, ideas and advice on patient management and increasing customer satisfaction, to name just a few.


We have a distinguished international faculty lining up to speak about a plethora of topics covering the full spectrum of cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery.

Keynote speakers to date include:

Dr Foad Nahai, Atlanta
Dr Jay Calvert, Beverly Hills
Dr Emmanuel Delay, Lyon


An integral component to the success of the ASAPS Annual Conferences are the social engagements which provide attendees an invaluable networking opportunity in an informal setting. The welcome reception and gala dinner will be spectacular, as always, and we encourage you to attend.


We hope you can take up this wonderful opportunity to join us in New Zealand for this exciting Conference.

Whilst we know our program and speakers will be a major drawcard, we will also be taking full advantage of our setting with an action packed social agenda to accompany the program.

Register to join us today

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Naveen SomiaMichelle LockeMark MagnussonJohn Kenealy
Co-Convenor ASAPSCo-Convenor NZAPSPresident ASAPSPresident NZAPS