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2021 43rd ASAPS Annual Conference

9-10 October 2021 | Virtual Event

“Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.” Henry Ford

It brings me great joy to write this invitation to attend the 2021 Annual ASAPS Conference virtual event.

ASAPS’ inception came from the need to offer continuing education to specialist plastic surgeons with an aesthetic interest. Our Society has grown from strength to strength because of our continued commitment to bring the ASAPS family together.
The benefits of learning and supporting each other were most evident in the past year. This year’s hybrid conference will cater broadly offering lectures in facial, body and breast surgery.
We are currently in the final throes of refining the scientific program and have a stellar line-up of speakers which will be announced shortly.

Business Management Stream
Whilst a confident, experienced surgeon is the key to happy patients, working together with a slick, well educated team guarantees success.
Our practice management sessions will allow your team to gain efficiency insights and will run in parallel with the conference.
This session is aimed at equipping Practice Managers with the tools and information to grow and sustain their practices.

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

We hope you can take up this wonderful opportunity to join us in Melbourne.We hope to see you and your staff at ASAPS 2021!

Dr Amira Sanki
Scientific Convenor
Dr Robert Sheen
ASAPS President
Virtual event
9-10 October 2021


2019 ASAPS Annual Conference Highlights



Virtual Registration Rates Include

  • Full access to all virtual program content
  • Access to virtual exhibition including one-on-one meetings with industry sponsors
  • Digital ‘swag bag’
  • Live Q & A’s and interaction with panel of experts, local and international faculty


This ASAPS educational activity has been approved in the RACS CPD Program and qualifies for 18 Points in Education.

Please make sure you provide your RACS ID upon registering so as ASAPS may populate your points automatically and no further information will be required from you.

If you don’t provide your RACS ID, you will be required to populate your own RACS CPD online via you login.

Virtual Registration Rates

Registration Category Early Bird (on or before 30 June) Standard Registration (until September 10) Late Registration (on or after September 10)
ASAPS / NZAPS/ ISAPS Members $500.00 $750.00 $1000.00
Non Members (Must be a Plastic Surgeon) $700.00 $950.00 $1200.00
Australasian P&RS Trainees/ Associate ASAPS / NZAPS Members $360.00 $560.00 $750.00
Australasian Registered Nurse Practitioner & Practice Managers (Must work with an ASAPS / NZAPS member) $360.00 $560.00 $750.00

Cancellation Policy / Refund Policy

Registration cancellations received up to and including Friday 27 August 2021 will receive a full refund, less a $AUD300 administration fee for the in-person event and less $AUD50 administration fee for the virtual event. No refunds will be given for cancellations received on or after Saturday 28 August 2021 – this includes cancellation of any additional social event tickets. As an alternative to cancellation, registrations may be transferred to another person (for the same registration category) on or before Friday 1 October 2021 without receiving any extra cost penalty. In the instance that the 2021 43rd ASAPS Annual Conference does not proceed your registration will be transferred to a virtual registration and receive a refund of the difference. If a registered delegate cannot attend due to a COVID related reason, please email [email protected] to request a full refund. Cases will be reviewed on an individual basis. No administration fee will apply in such a case. *Credit card surcharges associated with your registration will not be refunded in the case of cancellation.

Terms & Conditions

The members of the ASAPS Council and The Production House Events do not accept any liability for any losses incurred pre, post or during the Conference due to unforeseen cancellation or postponement. In the event of the Conference being cancelled, refunds will only be issued in accordance with the cancellation policy. The Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons has the right to decline delegates attending/accessing meetings managed by the Society. The Production House Events reserves the right to cancel or modify any registration that has been made in an incorrect category. Please ensure you have read the category descriptions to register yourself for the appropriate category. All registrations will be checked and verified.

Fees & GST

All fees are listed in Australian ($AUD) dollars including GST.


Scientific Program


Platinum Sponsor

Silver Sponsor




Abstracts from Consultants, Surgical Trainees and Aspirants are invited. There is a vast amount of untapped experience and knowledge within our membership base and we encourage you to share your wisdom, research and findings by submitting abstracts which will potentially enhance the topics our guests are presenting. These sessions have become both entertaining and informative, and we look forward to your contribution. Please note, that in previous meetings we have been able to include most of the submitted presentations, however, the number of papers submitted has increased each year and we are unable to accept all of the free papers offered.

Submissions must conform to the Abstract Preparation Guidelines as outlined below. Abstracts which do not comply with the rules of submission or layout guidelines, will be declined and returned to the author. Abstracts without results (or with “results pending”, “results to be discussed” or similar) will not be considered for presentation.

Presentations will be selected based on scientific merit, clinical merit and topicality. There may be only one presenting author, but multiple authors may be listed on the submission. Authors must disclose if their abstract has been previously submitted, published or presented. You will be required to indicate your disclosures and whether the presentation is industry supported or initiated. Where applicable, all studies must have been approved by institutional committees on ethics of experimental and human/animal investigations.

Submission of an abstract acknowledges your acceptance for the abstract to be published in all printed material of the 2021 ASAPS Annual meeting. Only abstracts from authors who have paid their registration fees by 6 August 2021 will be scheduled for presentation and included in the conference handbook.


June 10 – Abstracts open
June 30 – Abstract submissions deadline
July 26 – Successful authors will be notified of outcome

Submission Guidelines

Oral Presentations

ASAPS and NZAPS Full Members / FRACS equivalent: Oral presentations are usually 15 minutes or as appropriate for the program


Unfortunately, there is no availability for research posters this year.

Audiovisual Equipment

Each lecture room will be equipped for the presentation of PowerPoint slides and include a data projector, laptop, lectern and microphone. Multimedia clips should be embedded in your slides. Other audiovisual aids, such as overhead projectors, are not available.

All presentations must be digital in either PowerPoint or Keynote. Speakers will be required to bring their presentations on a USB stick with them to the conference. Your presentation must be given to the audio-visual team at least four (4) hours prior to the start of the session in which you are presenting. It is disruptive to be changing computer connections at the lectern so presenting on your own laptop is not permitted.


All abstracts are to be submitted via the on-line submission process on the conference website. Submission by email, fax or post will not be accepted.
 Do NOT include symbols, tables, pictures or diagrams within the ‘content’ of your abstract.

Abstracts open: 1 May

Abstracts close: 30 June

Successful authors notified: 26 July

Selection and Notification

All abstracts will be reviewed by members of the Joint Scientific Meeting Committee. Presenting authors will be notified by 26 July 2021 regarding the status of their abstract. All presenters will be required to register for the conference by 6 August 2021 and pay the appropriate registration fee. All presenters also need to meet their own travel and accommodation costs.


* Please note that all successful delegates presenting abstracts are required to register under the relevant delegate category for the event. A discounted early bird code will be provided to you upon approval of your abstract which will allow you to register at the discounted rate regardless of your registration date. 

Abstract Preparation

In previous meetings, we have been able to include most submitted presentations however the number of papers submitted has increased and we are reducing the number of free papers accepted. This year we will be much stricter on the acceptance of papers.

You will be required to indicate your disclosures and whether the presentation is industry supported or initiated. Submitted abstracts will be scrutinised.

Papers not complying with this requirement will not be accepted or removed from the program if not complying.

LengthMaximum 300 words
TitleLimited to 20 words in sentence case (i.e. capital letters are used for the first letter of the first work and proper nouns; all other words are lower case.
Author and Co-Authors’
Include all authors. The first author will be presumed to be the presenting author unless otherwise specified at abstract submission.
Required abstract structureOrganise the abstract as follows:


  • Disclosures
  • Aim/purpose (preferably one sentence)
  • Introduction
  • Method
  • Results
  • Conclusions (It is not satisfactory to state “The results will be discussed”)
AbbreviationsUse only standard abbreviations. Place special or unusual abbreviations in parentheses after the full word appears the first time. Use generic names for drugs. Express numbers as numerals.
Tables1 table of up to 10 rows x 5 columns can be included per abstract.
Graphs1 graph can be included per abstract.
Images/graphs can be .jpeg and should be 300dpi (where possible) when scaled to 100%. Please note that these may be resized to fit in the final printed material.