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5 November 2023
One of the most dynamic conferences for our industry is the ASAPS Non-surgical Symposium which combines four industry bodies to deliver a comprehensive and vibrant conference program that covers everything aesthetic and cosmetic medicine. This is an event that APAN supports as we have a great relationship with all the cosmetic medicine societies.
While the Symposium was scheduled to be staged on the Gold Coast in November we have just received notification of a change of date.
In light of COVID-19 travel and safety restrictions, 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 anticipates 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.
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