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The ASAPS 2023 Non-Surgical Symposium launches with first-ever Scientific Advisory Committee

The Non-Surgical Symposium (NSS), Australasia’s premier event for non-surgical aesthetics, has announced its first-ever Scientific Advisory Committee and is now open for registration for attendance. 

The Scientific Advisory Committee has been built from a diverse selection of industry experts who have come together to curate the much-anticipated Non-Surgical Symposium education program, ahead of NSS 2023 that is anticipated to be the most comprehensive yet diverse event yet. Made up of a panel of experts from dermatology to dentistry, the committee is now working hard behind the scenes to pick the very best from the hundreds of scientific abstracts entered to be part of the event, which Dr Naveen Somia, the Non-Surgical-Symposium Scientific Convenor, cites will be the most diverse and inclusive event to date. 

Speaking of the Committee, Naveen Somia says, “I am thrilled to be working alongside this talented group of experts, working as a team to provide the best educational program for the 2023 Non-Surgical Symposium. It is further proof that the industry is evolving, that we all can work better together and that there is a seat at the table for multiple specialisms.”

Working alongside Dr Naveen Somia as part of the new Scientific Advisory Committee, are 6 highly regarded experts from the industry, including:  

  • Dr Agnieszka Warchalowski, Cosmetic Physician
  • James Vivian, Dermal Therapist
  • Suzie Hoitink, Business Consultant and Registered Nurse
  • Dr Ryan De Cruz, Specialist Dermatologist
  • Anita East, Author and Nurse Practitioner 
  • Dr Giulia D’Anna, Dentist and Cosmetic Injector

The NSS is an annual three-day conference dedicated to excellence in non surgical aesthetics. Brought to the industry by ASAPS, the Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, the NSS event provides practitioners with the latest scientific research, technical expertise, cutting-edge developments, and best practice advice from industry experts that can’t be accessed anywhere else. 

The full 2023 program curated by the Scientific Advisory Committee has three main verticals namely facial injectables, aesthetic skin and body treatments and a new business excellence program.

Under these three verticals the NSS will have topics ranging from facial aesthetics to skin rejuvenation, non-surgical body contouring, advances in cosmeceuticals and medical-grade skin care, approaches to skin of colour, patient safety, business excellence and practice management, the latest scientific research, innovation and more. Guests can expect to see local professionals sharing their insights, as well as globally renowned keynote speakers. See the full program here.

The NSS is designed to showcase technical advances, evidence based treatments and techniques in the field of aesthetics to attendees, in order to help them achieve world-class excellence. Dr Tim Edwards, ASAPS President said: “The 2023 NSS Scientific Advisory Committee are uniquely qualified to shape this year’s NSS into the best it can be. The entire panel is committed to excellence in every aspect of their practice, and I have no doubt that this year’s symposium will be the best one yet.” 

The NSS is open to AHPRA registered health care practitioners, including specialist plastic surgeons, dermatologists, medical practitioners, dentists, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, enrolled nurses as well as dermal therapists and practice staff.  The 2023 NSS will be held at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre (GCCEC) from 23-25 June 2023, and talks can be accessible online after the event. Registrations for delegates are now open.  You can register here.

About The Non-Surgical Symposium: The Non-Surgical Symposium (NSS) is Australasia’s premier event for non-surgical aesthetics. 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. 

About ASAPS: ASAPS is the peak body for cosmetic plastic surgery in Australia, comprising Plastic Surgeons who have a dedicated interest in the field of cosmetic surgery. They represent 300 comprehensively qualified Specialist Plastic Surgeons in the region, and are committed to making sure patients receive the best advice, are able to find an appropriately qualified Specialist Plastic Surgeon and experience world-class treatment before, during and after surgery.


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