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2023 45th Annual ASAPS Conference

14-16 October 2022 | Hotel Chadstone

ASAPS has been one of the peak bodies for cosmetic surgery in Australia and New Zealand for over 40 years. ASAPS’ inception came from the need to offer continuing education to specialist plastic surgeons with an aesthetic surgery interest. Our Society has grown from strength to strength because of our continued commitment to excellence in education and bringing the ASAPS family together.

The benefits of learning and supporting each other were most evident in the past year. This year’s conference will cater broadly offering lectures in facial, body and breast surgery.

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.

Registration
We hope you can take up this wonderful opportunity to join us in Gold Coast. We hope to see you and your staff at ASAPS 2023. Registration will be open soon!

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2019 ASAPS Annual Conference Highlights

Venue & Accommodation

The Langham Gold Coast

The 2023 Annual ASAPS Conference will take place at The Langham Gold Coast.

Address: 38 Old Burleigh Road, Surfers Paradise QLD 4217, Australia 

Bringing serene sophistication and coastal charm, The Langham, Gold Coast is the first new beachfront luxury hotel to arrive in Australia’s holiday capital in more than 30 years. 

With miles of picturesque coastline and unmistakable beach charm, the Gold Coast provides a setting like no other. Be it an intimate celebration or an exuberant gathering, discover the venue of your dreams, especially designed to host life’s most momentous occasions.

ACCOMMODATION

Situated between Surfers Paradise and Broadbeach, The Langham, Gold Coast and Jewel Residences, managed by Langham rises in the heart of Queensland’s most exquisite beaches, replete with tastefully appointed hotel rooms and residences.

Superior Room

Located on floors 3 to 9, the Superior Room blends serene sophistication and coastal charm with ample space to meet the needs of every kind of traveller.

$340 per night.

Deluxe Ocean View

The Deluxe Ocean View Room accommodates in stylish and spacious quarters. With uninterrupted views of the ocean, the room maximises the natural beauty of its setting.

$390 per night.

Registration

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CPD Points

This ASAPS educational activity has been approved in the RACS CPD Program. 

Please make sure you provide your RACS ID upon registering so that 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 your login.

Cancellation Policy / Refund Policy

Registration cancellations received up to and including Friday 1 September 2023 will receive a full refund, less a $AUD300 administration fee for the in-person event. Registrations may also change from an in-person registration to a virtual registration and the difference will be refunded. No refunds will be given for cancellations received on or after Friday 2 September 2023 – 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 September 2023 without receiving any extra cost penalty. In the instance that the 2023 45th ASAPS Annual Conference does not proceed your registration will be transferred to a virtual registration and receive a refund of the difference. *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.

Full Conference Registration

Registration Category​Early Bird Registration (on or before July 14)Standard Registration (until August 16)Late Registration (after August 16)
ASAPS / NZAPS / ISAPS Members$1450$1700$1950
Non Members$1750$2000$1950
Australasian P&RS Trainees / Associate ASAPS$950$1200$1400
Australasian Registered Nurse Practitioner & Practice Managers$950$1200$1400

2 Day Conference Registration​

Registration Category​Early Bird Registration (on or before July 14)Standard Registration (until August 16)Late Registration (after August 16)
ASAPS / NZAPS / ISAPS Members$1200$1450$1700
Non Members$1700$1950$2200
Australasian P&RS Trainees / Associate ASAPS$850$1100$1350
Australasian Registered Nurse Practitioner & Practice Managers$850$1100$1350

1 Day Conference Registration​

Registration Category​Early Bird Registration (on or before July 14)Standard Registration (until August 16)Late Registration (after August 16)
ASAPS / NZAPS / ISAPS Members$700$950$1200
Non Members$950$1200$1450
Australasian P&RS Trainees / Associate ASAPS$550$800$1050
Australasian Registered Nurse Practitioner & Practice Managers$550$800$1050

On Demand Registration

PROGRAM

Scientific Program

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Exhibitors

Sponsorship Enquires

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Event Enquires

Please contact The Production House Events by email on or by phone on (03) 9020 7056 if you have any general enquires about this event.

Program

Scientific Program

Abstracts

IMPORTANT DEADLINES

 

January 31 – Abstracts open
June 9 – Abstract submissions deadline
June 16 – Successful authors will be notified of outcome

Abstract Submissions

Important  Dates February 2023 – Abstract submissions open 9 June 2023 – Abstract submission deadline July 2023 – Notification to Authors August 2023 – Program release

Invitation to Submit 

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Abstract Submissions 

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 2023 Annual ASAPS meeting. Only abstracts from authors who have paid their registration fees will be scheduled for presentation and included in the conference handbook.

Submission Guidelines

Oral Presentations

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

Posters:

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 audio-visual 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 three (3) 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.

Submission

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.

Selection and Notification

All abstracts will be reviewed by members of the Joint Scientific Meeting Committee. Presenting authors will be notified after the closing date regarding the status of their abstract. All presenters will be required to register for the conference and pay the appropriate registration fees should they be selected. 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’
details
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.