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Cosmetex 23 Program

Cosmetex 22 Program

Innovation and excellence is achieved when we bring the world’s best practitioners together in a contemporary, multidisciplinary educational forum. That’s why we’ve been successfully hosting Australasia’s premier conference in cosmetic medical practice since 1999 with our 2022 event fully subscribed 6 weeks prior.   So register early to avoid disappointment!

Cosmetex provides a unique forum for us to get together, share our experiences and learn from each other. As cosmetic medical and cosmetic surgical procedures are ever more in demand, the need to stay abreast of developments in the industry and stay ahead of the hype is intensified. Raising standards and protecting patients is the ethos of the Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery & Medicine and I’m sure you’ll be impressed when you see the range of topics to be covered in our program – there are gems waiting for you to take away.  

Our hand-selected keynote speakers are trailblazers and torchbearers, renowned for their expertise and influence. They are thought leaders, innovators, and pioneers, who are passionate about the cosmetic industry and industry-changing technology and innovation. 


What delegates of Cosmetex 2022 are saying.

"Cosmetex 2022 was a breath of fresh air, the standard of presentations was overall much higher than we have become accustomed to with so many conferences, and the venue selection allowed for a more intimate function, no cast of thousands in which you lose yourself in a sea of young faces who seem to be there more for the glam and social media opportunities. Cosmetex 2023 is shaping up to be even better and is highly recommended for those who want to get up to speed with all the latest".

"As a Cosmetic Doctor and registrar with Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery and Medicine, I had the pleasure and honour of attending Cosmetex 2022 in Sydney . Cosmetex is one unique event, it showed how practitioners are very well welcomed and supported in the field. Cosmetex provided us the rarer opportunities to meet and greet international and local  speakers and mentors. It is a very welcoming educational and social event for all practitioners. I strongly recommend Cosmetex for continuity of professional development and network building. Thank you for the great event".

"Cosmetex 2022 was a great opportunity for Medical and Surgical Fellows to re-visit and expand their knowledge in both fields to enhance their Cosmetic practices. Given the current medico political climate the ACCSM and its Fellows need to be at the forefront and leaders in the practice of Cosmetic Surgery and Medicine. It is always a great venue to catch up with colleagues and friends  especially from interstate. I would highly recommend and endorse attendance at Cosmetex 2023".

"Fabulous conference with great content and collegiate spirit, without the hoopla".




Cosmetex24 at the Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Sydney

27 O'Connell St, Sydney NSW 2000

Cosmetex23 Sessions

Come back to visit this page as further sessions are announced.  Please note sessions are subject to change. 


Opening Plenary

Welcome to Cosmetex23
Acknowledgement of Country
Dr Anoop Rastogi – ACCSM President

Ethical considerations in Cosmetic Medicine and Surgery
Dr Ansulette Kay

Dr Anne Tonkin AO, Chair, Medical Board of Australia
Opening Address

Dr Toni Pikoos – Clinical Psychologist
Body Dysmorphic Disorder

Q&A Session
Dr Anne Tonkin AO, Dr Toni Pikoos

The Hon Mark le Poer Trench 
Principal Member of NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal
Protecting your skin in practise

Jason McHeyzer – AHPPA - National Director, Cosmetic Surgery and Compliance Cosmetic Surgery Regulations – Staying Safe
Social Media / Advertising Rules and Regulation – What you need to know.

Q&A Session
Hon Judge Mark le Poer Trench, Jason McHeyzer

Injector becomes conductor in the creation of harmonious facial orchestration
Injector becomes conductor in the creation of harmonious facial orchestration

In the early days of non-invasive aesthetics, injectable treatments focused almost entirely on the simple objective of minimising wrinkles. Filler rheology was underdeveloped, limiting progression to a sophisticated treatment repertoire. 

An extraordinary evolution over the last 20 years has seen the development of scientifically advanced injectables to be utilised for enhancing youthful proportions, contours and skin quality.

Negative vectors and expression can be corrected and even a remarkable degree of facial elevation can be achieved. 

The treatment paradigm of injector primarily correcting wrinkles is obsolete.  Injectables must now be delivered in an advanced treatment orchestration where anatomy and biology meet art in an aesthetically harmonic symphony. 

Lip Lift
Lip Lift
Techniques and technical pearls

Dr Michael Zacharia

The Fundament of Tissue Regeneration
A special focus on dedicated growth factor and rejuvenative tissue induction.

Biological engineering advances have captured the imagination of the aesthetic practitioners over the last three decades.
Initially, clinicians were captivated by the phenomenal engineering capacity of commerical fillers and threads to "fill" and "lift" tissues.

However, researchers never really lost sight of the concurrent biological magic of tissue regeneration inherent in these procedures.

In essence, every intervention from commercial fillers, threads, fat grafting, platelet derived growth factors,
energy based devices, skin needling, etc. induce tissue regeneration.

Physics Meets Biology in Rejuvenative Fusion
Physics Meets Biology in Rejuvenative Fusion

In 1917, Einstein laid the foundation for laser physics when he introduced the
concept of stimulated emission. 

Over 100 years later Aesthetic Practitioners have access to an extraordinary array of
energy based devices (EBD) to positively modify tissues.
Technology firms constantly innovate in an extremely competitive market.

The overarching biological challenge is to induce controlled tissue injury in order to initiate
rejuvenating tissue recovery without deleterious consequences. 

To fulfil this imperative for safe energy delivery, EBD engineers have devised intricate parameters such as
chromophore appropriate wavelengths and frequency options while automating delicately balanced complexities
in calculating the required thermal energy output to deliver effective and safe patient outcomes.

Gotta keep those good vibrations happening
Gotta keep those good vibrations happening

Office bedside ultrasound is here to stay. 
If nothing further, minimisation or treatment of vascular occlusion are sufficient
reasons to incorporate ultrasound into an aesthetic practice. 

This session explores this and other pertinent ultrasound indications  including:
Identification of previous fillers and filler types
Visualisation and guided treatment of filler nodules


Patient selection - when is a skin excision warranted?

Dr Argero Xaftellis

It's Complicated
It's Complicated

When outcomes are compromised by the spectre of unanticipated complications, the customary delight associated with aesthetic enhancement can turn to misery for both patient and practitioner. 

This session explores the essential elements involved in minimising disappointment and complications including:

Informed consent
Setting realistic expectations
Safe technique 
Recognising and “owning” adverse outcomes
Treating Complications 

Silver Threads and Golden Needles
Silver Threads and Golden Needles

Thread insertion has captured the imagination of practitioners and patients alike.
This session explores many issues including:
How do they work?
How long do they last?
Are they safe?
Are they cost effective?
Are they compatible with other procedures?


How to avoid seromas and the dual plane abdominoplasty.
Gynnacomastia: grades and skin resection.
Complications in Abdominoplasty and how to best manage them.

Reflections of Blepharoplasty
Reflections of Blepharoplasty
Dr Angelo Tsirbas

Cosmetex23 Sponsors


Sponsor Information
Check back soon to see a full listing of our sponsors.



lnMode is the fastest growing aesthetic medical device company in the industry. 

We are the leading global provider of medical aesthetic devices harnessing novel radiofrequency ("RF"), light and laser-based technologies. lnMode has leveraged its medically-proven minimally-invasive and non-invasive technologies to offer solutions for face and body contouring, skin rejuvenation, anti-ageing, laser hair removal, women's health and wellness, pigmented and vascular lesions. We believe in providing practitioners and clinicians with the tools they need to help people in feeling their best through real, repeatable and consistent results.



Cryomed’s history lies in the need for better; better technology, better service and better value, to ultimately better lives.

We are an Australian-based aesthetics company who search the globe for the best in aesthetic devices and cosmeceuticals and bring them to businesses in Australia and New Zealand.

Our portfolio spans HIFU, all laser technologies, body sculpting and professional skincare, with service, honesty and value being the common thread through them all. We offer ongoing support beyond purchase to ensure you’re constantly evolving your technology, knowledge, and clinic.



Merz Aesthetics is a medical aesthetics business with a long history of empowering health care professionals, patients and employees to live every day with confidence. We aim to help people around the world look, feel and live like the best versions of themselves — however they define it. Clinically proven, its product portfolio includes injectables and devices designed to meet each patient’s needs with high standards of safety and efficacy. Being family owned for more than 110 years, Merz Aesthetics is known for building unique connections with customers who feel like family. Merz Aesthetics’ global headquarters is in Raleigh, N.C., USA, with a commercial presence in 52 countries worldwide. It is also a part of Merz Group, which was founded in 1908 and is based in Frankfurt, Germany.


Mara Aesthetics
Mara Aesthetics

Mara Aesthetics is a family business founded in 2007. Products we represent in Australia and New Zealand include Aptos Threads and the innovative new PLASMA E.A.S.T. system for non-invasive procedures. we also fully understand the challenge of the aesthetic market and we operate an aesthetic clinic based in Sydney - You Cosmetic Medicine.



Sciton is committed to providing best-in-class laser and light solutions for medical professionals who want superior durability, performance and value. Sciton offers best-in-class medical devices for laser-assisted lipolysis, fractional and full-coverage skin resurfacing, hair removal, phototherapy, wrinkle reduction, treatment of vascular and pigmented lesions, scar reduction and acne. For more information, and a complete list of Sciton systems see website.


Innovative Medical Technologies
Innovative Medical Technologies

Our mission and vision is ”to provide state of the art technology and medical equipment with outstanding service and ongoing support.” 
Innovative Medical Technologies (IMT) are an Australian based distributor of cutting edge medical, dental and aesthetic equipment. IMT are the importers and exclusive distributors for Fotona lasers, Medispec Shockwave devices and Biosure products.


Australasian Medical & Scientific Limited (AMSL)
Australasian Medical & Scientific Limited (AMSL)

Australasian Medical & Scientific Limited (AMSL), subsidiary of Dexcom, was founded in 1991. We provide the Australian market with a range of leading-edge products from around the world covering divisions in regenerative medicine, diabetes, medical, allergy, point of care and scientific. The AMSL Regenerative Medicine Division brings an autologous PRP harvesting device into Australia for use in aesthetic medicine, sports medicine, MSK, plastic surgery and veterinary science clinics. Our products are used by dermatologists, plastic surgeons, vascular surgeons, sports and MSK doctors, vets and more.


Hugel Aesthetics
Hugel Aesthetics

Hugel Aesthetics is working to bring our top-performing portfolio to aesthetic injectables to patients and practitioners around the world – and helping everyone achieve their aesthetic aspirations.  As a leader in the South Korean aesthetics market since 2016, our approach is one built on innovation, efficiency and joy.  We are excited by the never ending potentional of our beauty journey together, and we strive to make the process easy and simple.


High Tech Medical
High Tech Medical

High Tech Medical (formerly High Tech Laser) is one of Australia’s most respected independent medical equipment suppliers and has been a specialist provider of high-technology products since 1999. The company focuses on equipment sourced from high-quality European and US manufacturers. These world-class manufacturers include, iS Clinical Skincare, EndyMed, Sofwave, Deka, Black and Black Surgical, Adip’sculpt and Emcyte. Our product range includes clinical skincare products, instruments and equipment for non-surgical rejuvenation, fat and cellulite reduction, women’s health, vascular treatments, hair removal, pigmentation, acne scarring, wrinkle reduction, PRP, fat transfer, liposuction and surgical equipment.


HydraFacial Australia & New Zealand
HydraFacial Australia & New Zealand

Impress patients and improve safety with Clarius HD3 ultra-high-definition imaging of the skin, muscles, vessels and fascia. You’ll gain confidence in your needle placement with filler to avoid vascular occlusions. New advanced aesthetic presets deliver the clearest visualization of unwanted filler and your needle, making easy to treat complications.



Austramedex, founded in 1988 launched into the Australian Aesthetic Market in 1990. 
Back then the focus was surgical, as time passed, the industry focussed more towards effective non-surgical approaches, and so too has Austramedex’s vision and knowledge. We have taken pride in being able to offer an ever-growing suite of minimally invasive products that work by harnessing the patient’s 
healing processes to deliver natural and long-lasting results.
Current product portfolio includes:

  • Ellanse’, the true collagen stimulating filler,
  • Silhouette Soft, the long lasting lifting thread with cones,
  • Regenera Activa AMT, mesenchymal stem cell treatment,
  • Factor 4, super rich Growth Factor serum,
  • Lipogems, fat harvesting and purification system, 
  • Austramedex and KMI liposuction instruments, consumables and machines
  • TARGET COOL, patient pain relief system, cryotherapy device, needle-free Meso system and Carboxy therapy device (all in one unit)
  • E-50 tailored, lypolized exosomes.  
  • plus filler consumables such as Silkann cannulae etc.

Come and learn how we can help drive your clinic into the Regenerative space and provide fantastic patient outcomes for both you and your patients.



Australia-based wholesaler and distributor of specialized surgical equipment and training for medical and dental services.


Cosmetex23 Speakers

Come back to visit this page as further speakers are announced.  Please note speakers are subject to change. 


Dr Anne Tonkin AO
Dr Anne Tonkin AO
Chair, Medical Board of Australia

Dr Anne Tonkin trained as a general physician with a sub-speciality in clinical pharmacology. She is Chair of the Medical Board of Australia which is responsible for registration and regulation of all doctors in Australia, a role which she has held since 2018. 

Dr Tonkin has been involved in medical regulation, education, accreditation and clinical pharmacology in a number of roles for more than 25 years.  

In 2023, Dr Tonkin was appointed as an Officer of the Order of Australia for her distinguished service to medical professional regulation, to tertiary education, and to clinical pharmacology.

Hon. Mark le Poer Trench
Hon. Mark le Poer Trench
Active NSW District Court Judge

Mark was called to the Bar in 1980 and practised predominantly in family law from Lachlan Macquarie Chambers and Arthur Phillip Chambers at Parramatta until his appointment as a Judge of the Family Court of Australia in October 2001. Mark served as a Judge in the Sydney Registry of that court until November 2018.

Mark holds a Barristers practicing certificate.

Mark is a mediator and arbitrator for family law matters. He is a member of the Australian Institute of Family Law Arbitrators and Mediators. He is a member of the Family Law Section of the Law Council of Australia.

Mark holds an appointment as a Principal Member on the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal, having been appointed as an Acting NSW District Court Judge.

Jason McHeyzer (he/him)
Jason McHeyzer (he/him)
National Director, Cosmetic Surgery and Compliance - Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency

Jason is Ahpra’s National Director of Cosmetic Surgery and Compliance. The Cosmetic Surgery Enforcement Unit was established in response to the independent review into the regulation of medical practitioners who perform cosmetic surgery. The CSEU manages all cosmetic surgery related notifications and all advertising issues related to regulated health practitioners.

Ahpra’s Compliance function is responsible for monitoring the compliance of health practitioners with restrictions on their registration to enable continued safe practice.

Prior to Ahpra, Jason was a senior manager at the Civil Aviation Safety Authority responsible for developing and implementing safety regulation of flying and maintenance organisations. 

Jason also enjoyed a career as an Air Force officer with aviation experience on AP-3C Orion military surveillance aircraft. He has led and flown on combat operations in Afghanistan and Iraq and managed major aviation acquisition projects including the E-7 Wedgetail Airborne Early Warning and Control aircraft.

Dr Joe Niamtu
Dr Joe Niamtu
International Keynote Speaker

Dr. Niamtu is well known in international cosmetic facial surgery circles as surgeon, teacher, author and is regarded as a key opinion leader by academics and clinicians worldwide. He is board certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and The American Board of Cosmetic Facial Surgery. His practice is limited to cosmetic facial surgery. He maintains cosmetic surgery privileges at several local hospitals.  He is a fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery and the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery. 

He lectures internationally on cosmetic facial surgery and has taught on six continents around the world. He has written seven textbooks as well as 31 chapters in other textbooks. He has authored hundreds of publications on various cosmetic facial topics and a cosmetic facial surgery DVD series.  Dr. Niamtu has presented a yearly cosmetic surgery meeting for the past 20 years and has taught hundreds of surgeons from every specialty, both domestically and internationally.

Dr. Niamtu has served on the board of directors of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery and the Cosmetic Surgery Foundation. He has chaired numerous committees with the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery over the past 20 years. He appears regularly in newspaper articles, television broadcasts and popular magazines. He is passionate about all aspects of cosmetic facial surgery and loves going to work and making patients look and feel better.

Dr Ferial Fanian
Dr Ferial Fanian
International Keynote Speaker

Dermatologist, France

Expert in aesthetic dermatology, cosmetology, laser applications in dermatology and expert in cutaneous imaging techniques (confocal microscopy, OCT and high frequency ultrasound), Dr Fanian is a board member of the ICNI group (Non-Invasive Cutaneous Imaging) of the French Society of Dermatology since 2015.

She holds a Ph.D. in life and health science from the University of Franche Comté, France from 2016 where she worked for more than 5 years on primary human melanocytes.

With a H-index of 76 (more than 28000 citation to date), she is the co-editor of the reference textbook of skin biometrology, "Agache's Measuring the Skin"http://www.springer.com/us/book/9783319323817). , published in 2017. She has been a researcher in this field for more than 10 years, including 7 years as a Scientific Expert and Coordinator at the Centre for studies and Research on Integument (CERT) in the Department of Dermatology at university hospital of Besançon, France. She is also author of several chapters in different dermatologic books such as Atlas of Dermatology, Dermatopathology and Venereology, Gender Dermatology.

Thanks to her extensive experience in aesthetic injections and Laser application in Dermatology, she is an experienced trainer and speaker at several international congresses and events and also academic trainer at University Diploma Curriculum (DIU France) in "Cosmetic Dermatology, Dermatological Laser and Cosmetology" since 2012.

Dr Fanian is also a reviewer for several English and French scientific journals such as JEADV, Archives of Dermatology, Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology, Case Reports in Dermatologicals, Medical Staff Dermatology, Therapeutic Realities in Dermato-Veneology.

Dr Mobin Master
Dr Mobin Master
Keynote Speaker

Aesthetic Radiology 
Dr Mobin Master is a specialist imaging expert and a fellow of the Royal Australasian and New Zealand College of radiologists. He has been a practicing consultant radiologist at a major teaching hospital for over 12 years and is also dual trained as an aesthetic physician. He has been developing imaging techniques for facial aesthetics for over 5 years. 

He has published in many radiology journals and in PRS USA, with ground-breaking research on facial aesthetic imaging. His breakthrough publications using MRI on longevity and locatization of dermal filler has gained him world-wide recognition as the leader and pioneer in this aesthetic space. 

Dr Fadi Hamadani
Dr Fadi Hamadani
International Keynote Speaker

B.Med.Sc., M.D., M.Sc., RCSC-SF, ISAPS  
Plastic Surgeon; Aesthetic Specialist; International Clinical Expert and Trainer

Dr. Hamadani has vast expertise and is indeed renowned for his work in minimally-invasive and
non-invasive procedures incuding injectables and EBDs.

He has lectured worldwide including at IMCAS Paris on subjects such as "Facial resurfacing and rejuvenation using EBDs in all skin types" and "Delayed inflammatory response post-Covid vaccine/illness in patients with fillers". He is currently a co-ordinator on the Paris based online "IMCAS Alert injectables & threads" complications service. 

Prof Cleopatra Nacopoulos
Prof Cleopatra Nacopoulos
International Keynote Speaker


Born in Athens, Prof. Cleopatra Nacopoulos has Bachelors in Biology and Dentistry from GANNON University and University of Athens. Her studies also include Masters in Oral Biology, Periodontology and Facial Aesthetics and a PhD and PostDoc from the Laboratory for Research of the Musculoskeletal System in Medical School of Athens University.

With her field of interest being GBR, she has participated in many conferences around the world and many hands-on courses concerning implants, growth factors, facial aesthetics and laser. She is the President of WAUPS Greece and WAUPS Aesthetica and Vice-President of HELSOLA. She holds private clinics in Athens and Tripolis specialized in Periodontics, Microsurgery, Oral Implantology, Laser and Facial Aesthetics. Her paper “Platelet rich fibrin in regenerative dentistry: biological background and clinical indications” was published in 2017.

Dr Tingsong Lim
Dr Tingsong Lim
International Keynote Speaker

Dr Lim is a well-known figure in the medical aesthetic field. He is a certified holder of the Letter of Credentialing and Privileges (LCP) conferred by the Ministry of Health Malaysia. Dr. Lim actively involved in many academic research and trainings in Asian facial and body aesthetics, clinical application of fillers’ rheology, facial overfilled syndrome, pigmentary disorders, laser medicine and regenerative medicine. Dr. Lim sits in many global advisory board for aesthetic medical treatments, and  he represents asia in many international consensus meetings for aesthetic treatments. He frequently speaks and conducts training regionally and internationally.

Qualifications & Certifications:​

  • Igaku-shi (M.D.)  Tohoku University School of Medicine, Japan
  • Monbukagakusho Scholar 
  • Japanese National Medical Board licensed medical practioner
  • US Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) certified

Skin: Skin rejuvenation, skin health, skin tightening, skin quality treatments, skin boosters, acne & acne scars, pigmentary disorders, melasma management, chemical peeling, neuromodulators, wrinkle reduction, pores reduction

Facial Aesthetics & Injectables:  Hyaluronic acid fillers, profhiloplasty, biostimulators, facial contouring, facial enhancement treatments, non-surgical face lift, thread lifts,

Body Aesthetics: Body contouring, muscle contouring, body skin rejuvenation, fat reduction, cellulites, tattoo removal, keloids and hypertrophic scars.

Dr Konstantin Sulamanidze
Dr Konstantin Sulamanidze
International Keynote Speaker - MD Georgia

Plastic aesthetic reconstructive surgeon, dermatologist, cosmetologist. Co-author of Aptos methods. Dr Konstantin is from the Republic of Georgia and is the son of Georgian Plastic Surgeon Dr Marlen Sulamanidze, inventor of the Aptos Thread Lifting Methods.

An active member of the International Society of Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery (ISAPS), International Society of Plastic Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgeons (IPRAS) & Society of Plastic Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgeons of Georgia (GeoPRAS). 

Performed more than 8,000 operations and has more than 400 training courses on Aptos thread lifting methods in more than 70 countries. Has published over 50 scientific papers, including the leading international journals. Anti – Aging Beauty Trophy 2015 – Winner of the Best Clinical Case.

Address: Total Charm Clinic, 18 V. Orbeliana St., Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia.

Dr Toni Pikoos
Dr Toni Pikoos
Keynote Speaker

Clinical Psychologist, BSc (Hons), PhD (Clinical Psychology), MAPS 

Dr Toni Pikoos is a clinical psychologist and postdoctoral researcher from Melbourne, Australia. She is one of few psychologists who specialises in the treatment and research of Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) and other body image disorders. Her award-winning research centres around identifying the motivations, expectations, and outcomes of non-surgical cosmetic procedures for individuals with BDD, and has been published in Aesthetic Surgery Journal, Facial Plastic Surgery and Aesthetic Medicine, and the International Journal of Eating Disorders. 

Dr Pikoos is also the Co-Founder of ReadyMind, an organisation which develops psychological screening and consultation tools for use in the cosmetic industry, as well as training for cosmetic practitioners in supporting the psychological needs of their patients. 

Toni consults with patients remotely and in Melbourne where she provides treatment for individuals with BDD, as well as psychological evaluations for people considering surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures. 

Jaswinder (Jas) Sekhon
Jaswinder (Jas) Sekhon
Principal | Goldman Law

Jaswinder is a legal professional with over 30 years of experience in local and cross-border international taxation, corporate finance, banking, structured finance, complex corporate and commercial matters, trusts, funds, commercialization of IP (including media and film), tax-free zones, and low-tax jurisdictions, high net worth clients, family offices, wealth, tax, asset, and estate planning.

Founding Goldman Law
Jaswinder co-founded Goldman Law as a specialist new age law firm, using leading-edge tech for legal operations.

Goldman's culture is new age, disruptive and innovative. Not just for the sake of change, but to provide exceptional and dynamic world
class legal services, internationally.

Admissions and Qualifications

Jaswinder holds a Bachelor of Jurisprudence and LLB degrees from the
University of New South Wales; and a Master's in Law from the
University of Sydney.

He is admitted and called:

As a solicitor in N.S.W. (Australia);
England & Wales;
New Zealand;
Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (B.V.I.);and as
Legal consultant in the UAE.

Dr Nagd Farag
Dr Nagd Farag
Keynote Speaker

Dr. Nagd Farag is an aesthetic physician, owner and founder of Brighton Medical Aesthetics in Melbourne, recognised for her expertise in promoting natural and lasting facial and skin rejuvenation. With a strong background in injectables, Dr. Farag's true passion lies in utilising bio-stimulating methods and strategies to enhance overall facial appearance and skin health. She is known for her comprehensive combination treatments, incorporating HA (Hyaluronic Acid) fillers, CaHA (Calcium Hydroxylapatite), Ultherapy, laser treatments, Tixel, RF (Radio Frequency), meso injections, and PLLA suspension threads. By employing these diverse modalities, she aims to achieve natural and long-lasting results for her patients.

Dr. Farag is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP), the Australasian College of Aesthetic Medicine (ACAM), and the Cosmetic Physicians College of Australasia (CPCA). Additionally, she serves as an Education Chief on the board of ACAM, contributing to the advancement of knowledge and skills in the field. She is also a senior trainer for Merz, a prominent pharmaceutical company specialising in aesthetic medicine.

As a proactive participant in the medical community, Dr. Farag regularly attends conferences and workshops, continuously expanding her expertise and staying updated with the latest advancements in the field. She has also had the honour of presenting at several conferences, sharing her knowledge and insights with fellow professionals.

Beyond her professional pursuits, Dr. Farag treasures her personal life. She is a proud parent to two grown-up children, one pursuing a career in cardiothoracic surgery and the other working as a hospital physiotherapist. In her leisure time, she indulges in her love for travel, documentaries, and reading history. In an alternate reality, she could have been a happy archaeologist, exploring ancient civilizations and uncovering their mysteries.

Dr Hema Sundaram
Dr Hema Sundaram
International Keynote Speaker

World-renowned board-certified Cosmetic Surgeon and Dermatologist and a foremost expert in rheology

Hema Sundaram, M.D. is a fellowship-trained board certified dermatologist, and the founder/director of her aesthetic dermatology practice in suburban Washington, D.C. She holds masters and medical degrees with honors from the University of Cambridge in England. Her subsequent training includes a dermatology residency at the University of Chicago, post-doctoral research in molecular biology, and a medical staff research fellowship at the National Institutes of Health during which she served as a Lieutenant Commander in the U.S. Public Health Service.

Dr. Sundaram has received awards for her clinical and research work. She feels fortunate to maintain an active involvement in medical research and education, serving on the ASDS Education Work Group, the IMCAS Scientific Committee, ISDS Board of Directors, as a Principal Investigator for FDA studies, and as a chair and course director for physician education initiatives.

Elizabeth Heusler
Elizabeth Heusler
Marketing and Media Management

Reputation Management 
Marketing and media management in the age of regulation and reputation 

Media maverick, Communication warrior and Strategy zealot at 
Heusler Public Relations 

Elizabeth has a lifetime of experience rubbing shoulders with media scions and barons. 
Her clients have appeared in every media publication and outlet, from emerging online sites to sophisticated financial and foreign press as well as lifestyle glossies TV and radio. 
Turnovers have trebled and knees have trembled as a result of well-planned and implemented PR. Imbued with endless zest and enthusiasm, Elizabeth eagerly shares behind-the-scenes insights alongside clues on how to engage with today’s diversified audiences to manage the marketing maelstrom. 

For every client you see in the media there is another clamouring to hide from the spotlight. Elizabeth relishes the diversity of charting the turbulent waters of issues and crisis management, clutching her clients from the jaws of peril. 

The key to successful public relations is understanding how media works; what drives it and how to become newsworthy. With social media there is a wider choice than ever and weighing up what to deliver, how and when takes an analytical, rigorous understanding of the critical nuances of communication and marketing. 

As a long-time business owner herself, Elizabeth knows the challenges that today’s volatile market presents, she takes a hands-on-the-tiller approach, leading a tight, senior crew who implement her hallmark marketing strategies, bespoke media training, workshops, public relations, social media and content engagement campaigns.

Dr. Angelo Tsirbas
Dr. Angelo Tsirbas
Keynote Speaker

A highly skilled Ophthalmologist. Dr. Angelo Tsirbas is a member of The American Society of Oculoplastic and Reconstructive Surgery, The European Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, The Australian and New Zealand Society of Oculoplastic and Reconstructive Society, The Australasian Association of Facial Plastic Surgery, The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists. He has received international recognition by his peers for his innovative surgical techniques. Dr. Tsirbas is sought after by patients from around the world for help in correcting some of the most challenging complicated cases. His work focuses on obtaining the finest and most natural results for blepharoplasty and brow-lift surgery. The demand for his expertise in functional, reconstruction, revision and cosmetic surgery pertaining to the eyes and orbitofacial region, has also found him consulting all across Australia.

Dr. Angelo Tsirbas graduated from Flinders University of Adelaide, South Australia, with a MBBS with Honors and was awarded the prestigious University Medal. He trained in General Surgery in Adelaide and then completed his ophthalmic training at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital in Melbourne.

He was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to

Columbia University & the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. He continued his research and training and completed another fellowship on Orbitofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at UCLA in California.

Dr. Tsirbas was then appointed to the faculty of the Orbital and Oculofacial surgical department at the Jules Stein Eye Institute in Los Angeles. He specialised in complex orbital and oculoplastic reconstruction as well as advanced techniques in minimally invasive facial rejuvenation. The Aesthetic practice was based in Beverly Hills.

Dr. Angelo Tsirbas has written and published an extensive list of medical literature including over 50 research papers and book chapters. He also regularly presents talks on many of these subjects in medical conferences around the world. He is also a reviewer for the American Journal of Ophthalmology, Journal of Oculoplastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the British journal of Ophthalmology.

Dr. Angelo Tsirbas is involved in several current research projects. These entail both basic science and clinical applications of various emerging technologies. He was the first surgeon in the world to explore the feasibility of the Da vInci Surgical robot in eye surgery.

Dr. Angelo Tsirbas is an Australian leading Oculoplastic surgeon specialising in aesthetic surgery and minimally invasive eye rejuvenation. With over 20 years experience in cosmetic and functional surgery, Dr. Tsirbas remains a pioneer and world leader in his field.

Chiza Westcarr
Chiza Westcarr

Chiza Westcarr is a university qualified nutritionist and skin specialist. She began teaching in 2000, and imparts current, nutrition and skin-relevant information to Medical Practitioners, Nurses and Skin Therapists alike.

Chiza has a real passion for all things skin and nutrition, recognising the real connection between gut health and skin health. She is often invited to write for magazines as well as speak nationally and overseas on various skin health-related topics.

In recent times, Chiza’s focus has turned to clinical consultation with a particular focus on gut health and has a strong belief that the health of the gut should be the starting point to restore health and wellness.

Chiza’s primary role in clinic is to assist in finding the best solutions for patients suffering from a number of growing health-related conditions which include (but are not restricted to) abdominal bloating and discomfort, lethargy, insomnia, skin-related conditions, stress-related disorders, anxiety, and low vitality. Menopausal health is a new area of interest that Chiza has taken on.

By incorporating an inside-out approach, in her work as both a Nutritional Medicine Practitioner and Dermal Clinician, Chiza has been able to successfully help many of her clients improve their skin, gut and mental health. Her goal is to help fellow practitioners achieve success also.

Chiza has attained International Diploma qualifications - CIDESCO, ITEC Hons and CIBTAC. She also has a Bachelor of Business Studies degree, a Bachelor of Health Science, specialising in Clinical Dermal Therapies, a Masters Degree in Human Nutrition and an Advanced Diploma in Nutritional Medicine. Chiza is a qualified Health Coach and also a Menopause Coach.

Professor Susannah Ahern
Professor Susannah Ahern

Professor Ahern is a medical administrator and academic in health services research and management at Monash University. As the Head of the Clinical Outcomes Reporting and Research Program, she is the Monash Academic Lead for six national clinical quality registries. She has published over 70 peer-reviewed papers, thirty technical registry reports, and one book chapter. She is currently a member of a number of national committees regarding clinical quality registries and is co-Chair of the Australian Clinical Trial Alliance (ACTA) Registry Special Interest Group (SIG). She has hosted national Clinical Registries meetings in Australia since 2018, including the 2022 Australian Registry Annual Scientific Meeting in Adelaide. Her work has informed state and national registry policy and practice, including the development and implementation of the National Clinical and Virtual Registry Strategy.

Dr George Calfas
Dr George Calfas
Keynote Speaker

MB.BS. , D.Phys.Med., D. Dermatology, FACCSM(Med), FCPCA

Dr George M Calfas is a highly qualified cosmetic and laser physician with more than thirty years’ experience in the field of cosmetic medicine in Australia. As the founder and principal of the landmark GMC Cosmedical Clinics at Randwick and Narellan, Dr Calfas continues to evolve and deliver a diverse range of surgical and non-surgical face, neck and body procedures.

He graduated with a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery from the University of New South Wales and obtained postgraduate qualifications in Physical Medicine from the University of Sydney and a Diploma of Practical Dermatology from the University of Wales (UK).

Dr Calfas is a Senior Fellow and founding member of the Cosmetic Physician’s College of Australasia and the Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery and Medicine for which he is a mentor within its Clinical Training Program and a recently elected member of its Medical Board. Through these roles, Dr Calfas is responsible for shaping the next generation of cosmetic physicians.

Dedicated to the refinement of cosmetic medicine Dr Calfas regularly attends international congresses to stay abreast of new technology and procedures. He is also a sought-after guest speaker and regularly conducts training workshops both nationally and internationally.

With his considerable expertise in cosmetic medicine, Dr Calfas is branching into the emerging medical and cosmetic field of regenerative medicine.

Dr Calfas is dedicated to furthering the field of cosmetic and regenerative medicine and is committed to delivering the highest quality outcomes to his patients.

Dr Ronald Feiner
Dr Ronald Feiner
ACCSM Medical Dean

Graduated (MBBS) University of NSW (Australia) 1977
Diploma Royal College of Obstetrics & Gynaecology (Eng) 1980
General Medicine and Surgery 1977-2005  (Private Practice)
Minimally Invasive Cosmetic Proceduralist 2000-2023 (Private Practice)
Fellowship: Faculty Medicine Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery & Medicine FACCSM (Med) - 2002-2023
Fellowship: Cosmetic Physicians College Australasia (FCPCA)-2015-2023
Fellowship: Australasian College Aesthetic Medicine (FACCM) 2015-2021
Medical Dean, Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery & Medicine 2014-2023
Scientific Board-Injectables- IMCAS Academy 2019-2023
Coordinator-Injectables & Threads-IMCAS Academy 2022

Dr Ansulette Kay
Dr Ansulette Kay

Dr Ansulette Kay has been practising as a medical doctor for 17 years, and as a cosmetic physician for over ten years.
She is a Fellow of the Faculty of Medicine of the Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery and Medicine, and continually updates her knowledge and practical skills by attending numerous conferences and workshops in the field of cosmetic medicine, as well as overseeing and providing training for colleagues to raise the standards of care in the wider industry.

Originally from South Africa, she immigrated to NZ where she graduated from Medical School in 2003 (Otago University) after first obtaining a Bachelor of Science Degree majoring in Anatomy (1999, Otago University ).  It was her love and appreciation of Anatomy that lead to an interest in Cosmetic Medicine, a career she pursued after moving to Australia in 2006. 

Dr Bernard leung
Dr Bernard leung

A Cosmetic Physician Dr Leung qualified in medicine in the UK in 1989. After migrating to Australia, obtained his Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioner in 1993. During this time, he developed an interest in dermatology, skin cancer medicine and treatment for sun damaged skin. He retrained as a cosmetic physician in 2003. 

His obsession for technical excellence has taken him on multiple trips overseas to train with some of the worlds’ experts.  Dr Leung strongly believes in giving back to the medical community and is therefore actively involved in training the next generation of cosmetic physicians.

Dr Gordon Ku
Dr Gordon Ku

Dr. Gordon Ku is a cosmetic physician from Melbourne Australia and is one of Australia’s leading experts in non-surgical thread lifting. 

Dr. Ku is a Fellow and trainer for the Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery & Medicine (ACCSM), a Fellow and speaker of the Cosmetic Physicians College of Australasia (CPCA), a Fellow and Trainer for the Institute of Medical Aesthetics in Dubai, a faculty trainer of the American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine (AAAM) and iClass Anatomy (an international anatomy school).
He regularly trains doctors and plastic surgeons in non-surgical thread lifting and facial anatomy.  

He is also the first Australian doctor to demonstrate thread lifting live-on-stage at a large-scale international conference in Seoul, South Korea.

Dr Amanda Ong
Dr Amanda Ong

Dr Amanda Ong has been a cosmetic physician since 2004 and is well known for her technical skills, attention to detail and an eye for beauty and aesthetic balance. She has been highly recognised as a leader in the areas of dermal fillers, collagen stimulators and anti-wrinkle injections.

Dr. Amanda Ong regularly conducts training sessions and seminars to give back to the Cosmetic Industry by passing on her skills and knowledge onto other Doctors and Cosmetic Injectors. 

Dr Soo-Keat Lim
Dr Soo-Keat Lim
MBBS (SYD) FACCSM (Med) Fellowship of Lipoplasty (ACCSM)

Dr Lim graduated with an MBBS from the University of Sydney in 1966. Since embarking on a career in cosmetic medicine some 25 years ago, Dr Lim has acquired a commanding experience in a wide variety of cosmetic procedures.

Dr Lim is well known for his expertise  in Body Shaping using the technique called Tumescent Liposuction under Local Anaesthetic. 

He is also well known for his skill in Fillers and Muscle Relaxing Injections as well as in Sclerotherapy.  As a result he is also called upon to train other doctors in these fields by leading companies in the cosmetic industry like Allergan, Merz & Galderma.

Dr Lim is the Chairperson of the ACCSM Liposuction Committee which looks after its Liposuction / Liposculpture training program. He is also a mentor for the ACCSM and has convened the college’s annual Liposuction Workshops since 2004. He runs regular training workshops in the technique of injecting the full range of filler products and Muscle Relaxants of Allergan, Merz and Galderma.

Dr Anoop Rastogi
Dr Anoop Rastogi
B. Med, FACCSM (Surg) - ACCSM President

Dr Rastogi grew up in the beach side city of Newcastle, Australia and began his medical career in 1989, graduating from the University of Newcastle Medical School.

He served his surgical residency at home in Australia before travelling overseas to complete his advanced training in cosmetic surgery. Dr Rastogi is a fellow of the Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery and Medicine and holds procedure specific registration in breast surgery, liposculpture and body contour surgery, cosmetic facial surgery and cosmetic medicine.

Anoop’s cosmetic surgical training was both intensive and inspiring, having the honour of training under acclaimed surgeons such as Georgio Fischer MD in Rome the father of Liposculpture, Docteur Jean-Luc Bachelier in Paris and Dr Anthony Erian the then President of the European Academy for Cosmetic Surgery. Under Dr Erian he trained at the prestigious Cosmetic Surgery units of Guys Hospital London (Nuffield House) and the Cambridge Private Hospital.

Dr Peter Tran
Dr Peter Tran

Dr Tran is an Australian trained Cosmetic Surgeon with over 10 years of postgraduate experience. After completing his Internship and Residency at Liverpool Hospital in Sydney in 2011, he trained in General Surgery with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) based at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and Concord Hospital and was appointed Conjoint Associate Lecturer UNSW. His philosophy is that each of his patients are cared for to the highest standards, with the utmost professionalism. This starts from the initial consult, through surgery and to the post-operative period, practicing up-to-date evidence-based medicine throughout their treatment journey.

He is a surgical Fellow and Vice President of the Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery and Medicine (ACCSM), whose ethos is ‘Raising Standards and Protecting Patients’. He is a Full Member of the Australasian College of Aesthetic Medicine (ACAM) and a surgical Fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery (AACS), having been trained by leading Plastic and Cosmetic surgeons worldwide, he is skilled in addressing complex surgical problems without compromising patient safety and care.

Dr Tran has special interests in tummy tucks and body contouring surgery and has authored papers on Dissection Techniques in Abdominoplasty published in the American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery.

Dr Pedro Valente
Dr Pedro Valente
MBBS (Hons), B.BioMed Sci (Hons) MS (Plastics & Reconstructive Surgery), FACCS, FAACS, Dip (Skin Cancer Medicine)

Dr Valente is an aesthetic practitioner who has worked nationally and internationally. He has undertaken several years of surgical training in Accredited General Surgery and Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery through The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) before turning his attention solely to Aesthetic (Cosmetic) Surgery and Cosmetic Medicine. Dr Valente completed his Masters of Surgery in Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery through the University of Sydney, Australia. Dr Valente is a Fellow of The Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery and Medicine (ACCSM) after completing Surgical Training in National and International centres such as Buenos Aires, Brazil and South Korea. He is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery and Member of the American Society of Liposuction Surgery. He has also completed a Diploma in Skin Cancer Medicine. 

Dr Shaun Walsh
Dr Shaun Walsh

With dual first class honours degrees in Dentistry and Medicine, he is a gifted physician and surgeon.  He has a particular interest in skin and reconstructive surgery.  He regularly operates in surgical theatres with well-known Sydney plastic surgeons.  As well as a keen interest in plastic surgery, Shaun has a passion for cosmetic injections, including dermal fillers and wrinkle injections.

Dr Walsh has studied extensively with leading Australian cosmetic physicians, cosmetic surgeons and plastic surgeons.  He is currently a cosmetic injection trainer, attending private practices, conferences and workshops to share his extensive knowledge of the art and science of cosmetic injection.

Dr Charlotte Ying
Dr Charlotte Ying

Dr Charlotte Ying is a fully qualified, Australian-trained cosmetic surgeon who graduated from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland with Honours degrees in Medicine, Surgery and Obstetrics and Gynaecology. After completing her internship in Dublin, she relocated to Australia to further her career.

Dr Michael Zacharia
Dr Michael Zacharia

Dr Michael Zacharia is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, Head and Neck (Otolaryngology) and practices in Facial Plastic Surgery. He is also an Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) physician. Combining the latest medical, surgical and health techniques, Dr Zacharia strives to deliver the best outcome for each and every one of his patients.

Dr Zacharia has completed OVER 4000 rhinoplasty procedures throughout his career and many other advanced surgeries. He is one of only four Australian surgeons that have completed advanced surgical training on Deep Plane Facelifting and Neck Lifting in New York City. Dr Zacharia’s ability to achieve natural looking beauty using facial rejuvenation has earned him a prestigious reputation amongst the public, as well as within the medical community.

Combining the latest medical, surgical and health techniques, Dr Zacharia strives to deliver the best outcome for each and every one of his patients.

Dr Argero Xaftellis
Dr Argero Xaftellis
FACCS (Med), Fellowship of Lipoplasty ACCSM

Dr Argie began aesthetic practice in 1996 and has lectured and demonstrated in nearly aspect of cosmetic medicine both Nationally and Internationally. She is a recognised Master Injector and regular trainer for the ACCSM Lipoplasty Fellowship. Dr Argie has also published in the area of cosmetic medicine and is the  creator of the X-Lift technique. She currently Medical Director of the ARGERA Day Hospital. Dr Argie has worked tirelessly for the last 27yrs years to promote standards in the aesthetic industry.

Dr Ian Chinsee
Dr Ian Chinsee
MBBS | BSc | FACCSM (Surg)

Dr. Ian Chinsee is a Cosmetic Doctor with extensive experience in cosmetic surgery, in particular breast procedures. His meticulous approach and artistic eye allow him to conduct thorough assessments, considering each patient's body type and desired outcome, to deliver exceptional results.

As a registered professional with the Medical Board of Australia and a Surgical Fellow of the Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery and Medicine (ACCSM), Dr. Chinsee's credentials reflect his unwavering commitment to providing exceptional care. With over 3000 breast-related surgeries under his belt, he has earned the trust and admiration of patients throughout Australia and New Zealand.

Cosmetex23 Rates


ACCSM Fellow/Member - $1,980 
CPCA Fellow/Member - $2,180 
Non Member Doctor - $2,280 
ACCSM Nurse - $1,480 
Non Member Registered Nurse/Nurse Practitioner/Practice Staff - $1,900
ACCSM Registrar - $1,480 
Gala Dinner - Thursday 17 August 2023 - $175