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Following the success of last year’s ISAPS Symposium, ASAPS has once again partnered with ISAPS to convene the third ISAPS Symposium on October 19th 2017, the day prior to the Annual ASAPS Conference.


The use of Acellular Dermal Matrix and Scaffolds in Reconstructive and Cosmetic Breast Surgery.

In Breast reconstructive and cosmetic surgery, and especially in revisional surgery, Acellular Dermal Matrix and scaffolds have enabled us to manage patients that have been difficult in the past. With implant based reconstruction, ADM has helped make this more achievable. As the use and availability of ADM and scaffolds is growing, we need to understand how to use these products, the benefits and their pitfalls.

This symposium has brought together a number of speakers, both international and local who have a varied experience using ADM and scaffolds in the breast. You should be able to educate yourself about the indications and the use of ADM and scaffolds and the risks in various types of breast reconstructive cosmetic and revision surgery. This symposium will show typical as well as many difficult and challenging cases. The guests include, Edward Chang, Onelio Garcia Jr and William Adams Jr, all from USA and a full array of local talent.

2016 ISAPS Symposium sold out – so mark your diaries


Scientific Program & keynote speakers


Keynote Speakers

DR WILLIAM ADAMS JR. – Inaugural RACS Visiting Professor Texas, USA

Dr. Adams maintains a private practice in plastic surgery in Dallas, TX. In addition, he is an Associate Clinical Professor of Plastic Surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, where he is the program director of the Aesthetic Fellowship.

He received his undergraduate degree from Princeton University and his medical degree at Vanderbilt University Medical School. He completed both his general surgery and plastic surgery residency training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.

Dr. Adams is recognized for his expertise in breast surgery and breast implant technology. He has published >250 papers and numerous book chapters, and served as co-editor for the Breast Augmentation Supplement for the Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He is the author of the world’s only breast augmentation textbook and atlas.

He has presented and performed live surgery breast augmentation at many plastic surgery meetings/ symposia and educational forums both nationally and internationally.

Over the past 15 years he has served as an advisor to multiple plastic surgery industry partners for R&D, product refinement and evaluation.

He is the founder, President, and Chief Medical Officer of The Plastic Surgery Channel the world’s 1st and only media company owned and operated by plastic surgeons. The plastic surgery channel specializes in doctor delivered messaging allowing credible surgeons to connect with their patients and community via high quality video.

Dr. Adams is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He is active member of many organizations including the American Society of Plastic and Surgeons (ASPS), the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), and the and Aesthetic Society Education and Research Foundation. He is past president for ASERF, and a board member of American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), and current ASAPS program chair.

Edward I. Chang, M.D. Texas, USA

Associate Professor, Department of Plastic Surgery

Division of Surgery
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas

Dr. Edward I. Chang is a board-certified plastic surgeon and an Associate Professor in the Department of Plastic Surgery at MD Anderson Cancer Center. Dr. Chang graduated summa cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania, and then matriculated to NYU School of Medicine where he graduated AOA and with Honors in Cell Biology. He was accepted to the combined plastic surgery program at the University of California San Francisco where he was honored as Intern of the Year, and spent two years at Stanford University examining the impact of stem cells in diabetes and aging, and developing new technologies to improve patient care.

Following his residency training, Dr. Chang spent an additional year at MD Anderson Cancer Center for advanced complex microsurgical reconstruction and was recruited to stay on as faculty.

Dr. Chang has published widely on basic science as well as clinical outcomes in over 70 peer-reviewed journals and has lectured nationally and internationally on reconstructive surgery, microvascular reconstruction, and lymphedema.

Onelio Garcia Jr. MD FACS Florida, USA

Vol. A. Professor, Division of Plastic Surgery
University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine
Miami, Florida

Dr. Onelio Garcia Jr is a board certified plastic surgeon who has practiced in Miami, Florida since 1985. He completed his plastic surgery residency at University Medical Center in Jacksonville, Florida under the tutelage of renowned plastic surgeon Dr. Bernard L. Kaye, a founding member and past president of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. In addition to his private practice, Dr. Garcia participates as part of the clinical faculty at the University of Miami helping to train the plastic surgery residents. He has authored eight chapters in plastic surgery text books and has published numerous articles in the plastic surgery literature. He frequently participates as invited faculty at national and international plastic surgery conferences. Dr. Garcia is the 2013 recipient of the prestigious Tiffany Award, presented by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery for the best scientific presentation of the year.
Dr. Garcia’s areas of investigational interest include breast reconstruction using acellular dermal matrices and the use of third generation ultrasound in liposuction. He is a past president of the Florida Society of Plastic Surgeons and currently serves on several committees of the national plastic surgery societies.
Member: American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)
American College of Surgeons
International Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS)
Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons
Florida Society of Plastic Surgeons


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


Registration Category Early Bird Registration Discounted Registration (if attending ASAPS Annual Conference) Late Registration Discounted Late Registration (if attending ASAPS Conference)
ASAPS / ISAPS 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 29 September 2017

*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 Symposium only. Additional fees apply for the ASAPS Annual Conference from 20- October 2017

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 22 September 2017 will receive a full refund, less $100.00 administration fee. No refunds will be given for registration cancellations received after 22 September 2017. As an alternative to cancellation, registrations may be transferred to another person (for the same registration category) before 22 September 2017 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.


Grand Hyatt, Melbourne - 19 October

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