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Following the success of last year’s ISAPS Symposium, ASAPS has once again partnered with ISAPS to convene the fourth ISAPS Symposium, 2 August 2018, the day prior to the ASAPS & NZAPS Combined Conference, held at The Cordis, Auckland.

Dear Colleagues,

This year the ISAPS Symposium, which is a 1-day event preceding the ASAPS & NZAPS Combined Conference, will feature liposuction and the auxiliary procedures associated with this, as well as fat grafting of the buttocks and the breasts. The Keynote Speakers joining us are Professor Kotaro Yoshimura from Japan and Dr. Wing-yung Cheung from Hong Kong.

We are delighted to have an interesting panel of speakers both local and international talent as well as the ability to demonstrate new technologies.

We would love you to spend the day with us and enhance your knowledge.


The Focus

Liposuction has revolutionised some procedures in plastic surgery. The ability to remove fat and shape and contour the body has changed and added to many of our procedures.

Liposuction has many different names such as liposculpture or lipoplasty, but it has still remained the same for many decades. Recently new technologies have been added to this technique such as the power assisted, water assisted, and ultrasound assisted liposuction. We aim to showcase and understand liposuction, the new technologies and where and how it can be used. It has opened up a whole new era of fat grafting and fat injections which will be included in the program. We welcome you to attend this day of liposuction where we will learn more about the use, different techniques and new technologies.

Morris Ritz

  Australian ISAPS National Secretary

Tim Papadopoulos

Co-Regional Chair Australia & Pacific

Murray Beagley

New Zealand ISAPS Secretary

Richard Hamilton

Australian Assistant ISAPS National Secretary

The ISAPS Symposium sold out last year – so register today to avoid missing out!



Keynote Speakers

Professor Kotaro Yoshimura, Japan

Kotaro Yoshimura. M.D. is currently a professor and chairman of Department of Plastic Surgery at Jichi Medical University, Japan. He received his medical degree and doctorate from the University of Tokyo. After returning from research work at the University of Michigan, he worked for the University of Tokyo and directed his laboratory. His research interests cover skin/hair/scar biology, wound healing/angiogenesis, adipose stem cells, and regenerative medicine. He published more than 150 full articles published in Medline-indexed journals as well as several textbook chapters. He received a number of awards including the 38th Maliniac Lecturer in 2016 by American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).

Prof Yoshimura is currently a co-Chief-in-Editor of Journal of Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery (JPSHS), an associate editor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (PRS) and PRS-Global Open (PRS-GO), President of IFATS (International Federation for Adipose Therapeutics and Science) 2018 conference, President-Elect of International Society of Plastic Regenerative Surgeons (ISPRES), and ISAPS (International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery) National Secretary for Japan.

Dr Cheung Wing Yung, Hong Kong

Dr Cheung has been appointed as the Consultant Surgeon in Plastic and Head and Neck Surgery by Hospital Authority in 2007.

He graduated from the University of Hong Kong in 1989 and became Fellows in 1994 (FRCS Edinburgh and Glasgow). He had completed overseas training in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in Stanford University and Microsurgery in Buncke’s Microvascular Laboratory in 1996. Since 2003, he has been the Program Director and the Chairman of the Plastic Surgery Board.

His interests focus in Facial Plastic Surgery, Lipoplasty and Rejuvenation, Head and Neck Surgery and Reconstructions, Breast Mammoplasty, Breast Oncoplasty and Reconstructions, Skin Cancer and Facial Reconstruction, Endoscopic-assisted Reduction and fixation of the facial fracture, Cleft Surgery, Rhinoplasty, Microsurgery, Body Contouring and Lipoplasty.

He is now one of the partner Surgeons of Pedder Clinic in Hong Kong and the Part-time Consultant in Hospital Authority.

He has publications covering Flap and Microsurgery, Breast and Nipple Reconstructions, and recently, focusing on Breast and Facial Fillers Complications.


The ISAPS Symposium registration fee includes workshop lectures, workshop program and materials, lunch and coffee breaks.


Registration Category Early Bird Registration (on or before July 12) Discounted Registration (if attending ASAPS Annual Conference) Late Registration (after July 12) Discounted Late Registration (if attending ASAPS Annual Conference)
ASAPS / ASPS / ISAPS / NZAPS Members $400 AUD $300 AUD $550 AUD $400 AUD
Non-Members $1,050 AUD $700 AUD $1,300 AUD $1,100 AUD

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*Late Registration fee applies 12 July 2018

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

*Prices are listed in Australian Dollars and exclusive of GST

*This pricing is valid for the ISAPS Symposium only. Additional fees apply for the ASAPS Annual Conference from 3 – 5 August 2018

ISAPS members will receive the discounted ASAPS Members rate when registering for the ASAPS & NZAPS Combined Conference. Click here to register for the ASAPS & NZAPS Combined Conference.


Cancellation Policy

Important Registration Cancellation Deadlines

Registration cancellations received up to 5 July 2018 will receive a full refund, less $100.00 administration fee. No refunds will be given for registration cancellations received after 5 July 2018. As an alternative to cancellation, registrations may be transferred to another person (for the same registration category) before 26 July 2018 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.


Cordis Hotel

83 Symonds St, Grafton, Auckland 1010, New Zealand

Cordis Hotel

83 Symonds St, Grafton, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
Additional info

Credit card charges

A credit card is required to secure your booking. You will be charged by Cordis Hotel for your stay and any incidentals upon check out. Accommodation will not be charged by The Production House Events.

Cancellation policy

From the 30 days due date, any rooms cancelled or no-shows will be charged at the agreed rate for all room nights cancelled.

Extension of stay

The hotel would be delighted to extend the above-contracted accommodation rates for two days prior and two days post this Event. Subject to availability.



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