In light of COVID-19 travel and safety restrictions the Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons has postponed its annual symposium until 2022, where it will celebrate ten years of educational excellence.
Thursday 2nd September, 2021: The Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS) announced today that its annual Non-surgical Symposium (NSS) event will be postponed to 3-5 June 2022. The decision underlines the event’s commitment to education and attendee safety, both of which will be better served once restrictions have eased in 2022. Speaking about the decision to reschedule the symposium, NSS Scientific Convenor Dr Naveen Somia said: “With the vast majority of attendees planning to visit the event in person this year, a large number of those would likely have been impacted by the restrictions currently in place in Australia and New Zealand.
“While last year’s digital event was a great success, we feel that shifting our focus to an in person affair in 2022 is the best way to deliver the NSS, and our renowned excellence in education, to the highest standard possible,” he continued. “Safety is our biggest priority, and we push forward with great optimism that our industry will be reunited next year.”
Next year marks two years of the COVID-19 pandemic in Australia, and the industry is craving the connection and sense of community that comes from in-person events. ASAPS’s decision will ensure attendees receive the very best experience in an in-person format, while still providing those who wish to attend virtually an excellent experience.
The NSS is an annual three-day conference dedicated to excellence in appearance medicine, with topics ranging from injectables to skincare, including laser and light devices, non-surgical body contouring tools, patient safety, and science. Hosted by ASAPS, the NSS will celebrate its tenth anniversary in 2022.
The symposium provides AHPRA registered health care practitioners, including specialist plastic surgeons, dermatologists, medical practitioners, dentists, nurse practitioners, registered nurses as well as dermal therapists and practice staff, with the latest scientific research, cutting edge developments, technical expertise, and best practice advice that can’t be accessed anywhere else. With restrictions scheduled to lift over the coming months, ASAPS anticipate that a large number of industry practitioners will be keen to use this time to get back to their patients, and back to the work they love.
“Come June 2022, we strongly feel that there will be much to celebrate,” said Dr Somia. “What better way to celebrate 10 years of the ASAPS Non-surgical Symposium than an all-bells, all-whistles, in-person and virtual event? We can’t wait to see all of our attendees at NSS on 3-5 June 2022, for an event that will be bigger and better than ever.”
The Non-Surgical Symposium will continue to take place at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre on 3-5 June 2022, and all registrations and accommodation bookings made through The Production House Events for the Star Gold Coast will be automatically rolled over.
For more information on the event, please contact:
Media enquiries: Lucy Clark [email protected]
Event enquiries: Madeline Tonks [email protected]
The Non-Surgical Symposium first launched in November 2011 in Sydney. Since then, the NSS has grown to become the largest conference of its kind in Australasia, attracting delegates and experts from around the globe. The event has been held in various locations across Australia’s biggest cities over the past decade, including Sydney, Melbourne, and the Gold Coast.
In 2020, the event went online for its first-ever virtual conference as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2016 the NSS was awarded Best Conference in Australasia, and in 2017 was awarded Best Conference at Australian Event Awards for the QLD region.
The NSS symposium is brought to you by ASAPS, the peak body for plastic surgeons in Australasia. ASAPS represents 300 comprehensively qualified specialist plastic surgeons, who have a dedicated interest and a commitment to excellence in cosmetic surgery and aesthetic medicine. ASAPS is committed to ensuring patient safety, that they receive best advice, and are able to find an appropriately qualified specialist plastic surgeon to guarantee world-class treatment and aftercare. Since its inception in 1978, ASAPS has continuously committed to excellence in training and ongoing education and is now the leading cosmetic education provider.
ASAPS runs advanced learning events in Australia including the ASAPS Annual conference, The Non-Surgical Symposium, Anatomical Dissection and Cosmetic Procedures Workshop, and the Melbourne Advanced Facial Anatomy Course. ASAPS collaborates with other leading professional societies, and endorses events such as the ASCD (Australian Society of Cosmetic Dermatologists) Symposium and the ISAPS (International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons) World Congress.