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8 - 9 August 2024

 

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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 Cosmetex delegates 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


Cosmetex24 Sessions

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Falling into Blindness via the Vascular Ring of Fire
Falling into Blindness via the Vascular Ring of Fire
Associate Professor Nguyen Hong Ha

Vietnamese plastic surgeon Associate Professor Nguyen Hong Ha has internationally led the way in the revolutionary endovascular management of filler related blindness.

Filler related vascular occlusion can catastrophically compromise a patient’s vision. The ACCSM and Cosmetex 24 is honoured to host Professor Ha in an exclusive presentation and session on Filler Blindness. A must attend opportunity for  any serious cosmetic injector.

Early Diagnosis and Management of Dermal Filler Complications
Early Diagnosis and Management of Dermal Filler Complications
Complications Session with International Keynote speakers

Are complications a concern in your practice? 

Do not miss the opportunity to attend this session on complications to be held at Cosmetex featuring our world-renowned international keynote speakers Dr Fadi Hamadani and  Dr Fernando Silikovich.

Dr Fadi Hamadani and Dr Ronald Feiner long standing IMCAS Alert co-ordinators, will be sharing two of the most recent/interesting cases raised for discussion by IMCAS Alert.

Dr Fernando SIlikovich will be presenting on Hyaluronidase.

Dr Fernando Silikovich
Dr Fernando Silikovich
International Keynote Speaker

We are pleased to welcome Dr Fernando Silikovich to Cosmetex24.

Dr Silikovich will be speaking on the following topics and joining in panel discussions.

Rino4 Puntos - A non surgical rhinoplasty technique

Lower face with moving bolts

Hyaluronidase protocol for VO

Triad Malar-Rhino-Chin with 2.5 ml of HA

Dr Tony Mangubat
Dr Tony Mangubat
International Keynote Speaker

Transgender surgery – Female to male chest reconstruction

 

Post Operative Pain Management protocol - Minimal to non narcotic

Dr George Marcells
Dr George Marcells
Keynote Speaker

Dr Marcells will be presenting on:

Deep Plane Facelift and

Revision Rhinoplasty

Dr Darryl Hodgkinson
Dr Darryl Hodgkinson
Keynote Speaker

Dr Hodgkinson will be pesenting on

Secondary and Cleft Rhinoplasty

Modern Hair Transplantation - Does medical therapy influence long term surgical planning?
Modern Hair Transplantation - Does medical therapy influence long term surgical planning?
Dr Russell Knudsen
Anaesthesia for day stay surgery: A Proceduralist’s Perspective
Anaesthesia for day stay surgery: A Proceduralist’s Perspective
Dr Peter Roessler
Breast Reduction - How to shape the breast and achieve symmetry
Dr Angie Taras
Revision breast surgery
Capsulorrhaphy, Capsulotomy and the Internal Bra
Techniques with Adjunct Materials in Breast Surgery
Implications of Threads in face lifts
Dr Kwok Hao Lie
Bridging the gap between non-surgical and surgical Facelift
Preservation Rhinoplasty and the Nuances of Revision Rhinoplasty


Cosmetex24 Sponsors

 

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

 

InMode
InMode
PLATINUM SPONSOR

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.

inmode.com.au

Cryomed
Cryomed

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.


cryomed.com.au

Merz
Merz
SILVER SPONSOR

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.

merzaustralia.com.au

Sciton
Sciton
SILVER SPONSOR

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.

sciton.com

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.

maraaesthetics.com

Clarius
Clarius

Improve patient safety and trust by using the AI-powered Clarius HD3 ultra-high-definition ultrasound scanner for facial mapping. Get clear imaging of the skin, muscles, vessels and fascia to plan your needle placement with filler to avoid vascular occlusions. New advanced aesthetic presets deliver the clearest visualization of unwanted filler and your needle, making it easy to treat complications.


clarius.com 

Alma Lasers
Alma Lasers

Alma Lasers is a global leader in developing cutting-edge aesthetic and medical laser technologies. They design innovative devices for skin rejuvenation, hair removal, body contouring, and more, catering to diverse medical and aesthetic needs. With a commitment to research and development, Alma Lasers empowers practitioners worldwide to deliver personalized, effective, and safe treatments. Operating in over 80 countries, they are dedicated to advancing patient care and elevating standards in aesthetic and medical procedures.

alma-lasers.com.au

Exquisite Bodies
Exquisite Bodies

Exquisite Bodies is a division of JD Healthcare Group Pty Ltd - JD Healthcare has grown to become one of Australia’s major importers of high-end, best in class medical products and devices.  The Exquisite Bodies division focuses solely on our Plastics & Reconstructive range of products, bringing post operative compression garments and scar management therapies to the cosmetic and reconstructive market. 

exquisitebodies.com.au

Venus Aesthetic Intelligence
Venus Aesthetic Intelligence

Venus AI: A Global Leader In The Medical Aesthetics Industry

We use cutting-edge technology to develop safe, non-invasive devices that address today's most in-demand aesthetic needs. As a leading medical aesthetic device company, we are currently present in over 60 countries and 29 direct markets with more than 10 million Venus treatments performed worldwide annually.

Staying connected to our customers enables us to be focused on their needs and expectations and always provide them with the highest level of care – this is the essence of Aesthetic intelligence.

Our latest innovations like Venus Versa Pro,  Venus Bliss MAX™ the 3-in1-body shaping solution, ARTAS iXi® the A.I. hair restoration robot, NeoGraft®, Venus Legacy,™ Venus Velocity,™ Venus Viva™ MD—are setting higher industry standards and improving the quality of life for hundreds of thousands of patients worldwide.

venus.ai

Allmedica
Allmedica

World Leaders in Regenerative and Ageing Medicine

At AllMedica, we are dedicated to revolutionizing the field of regenerative medicine by distributing state-of-the-art devices designed for aesthetic and reconstructive techniques. Our mission is to empower healthcare professionals with innovative solutions that harness the power of the body’s own biology to improve cosmetic outcomes and enhance patient well-being. By partnering with leading manufacturers and leveraging the latest scientific advancements, AllMedica is at the forefront of transforming medical care and elevating the standard of beauty and healing. Discover the future of regenerative medicine with AllMedica—where nature meets innovation for superior results.

allmedica.au

Bellrock Advisory
Bellrock Advisory

Bellrock exists to do insurance “differently”. We are different because we actually provide risk advisory and advocacy services to complex risk-managed enterprise. General insurance broking and claims are small components of what we do. 
Acknowledged as industry thought leaders, Bellrock is considered a trusted advisor to its clients. We offer peace of mind so that those we represent may carry on doing what they do best. We educate, identify and innovate new ways for risk to be transferred. We are accessible, innovative and responsive.

bellrock.com.au

YCBM Australia
YCBM Australia

Our yCellbio PRP system can produce PRP of up to 9 to 10 times the concentration. This can be achieved in just a single step without requiring any follow-on procedures after spinning.
Our PRP system is beloved and widely favoured by many skin clinics, orthopaedic surgeons and fertility doctors in Australia for its concentration, its ease  of use and minimal set-up cost. We are the number one PRP brand in Korea.


Cosmetex24 Speakers

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

 

Dr Fernando Silikovich
Dr Fernando Silikovich
International Keynote Speaker

Aesthetic Physician, MD

Aesthetic physician and surgeon from Buenos Aires, Argentina. Graduated in surgical medicine, Dr. Silik, as he is commonly known, is one of the most respected aesthetic practitioners in his country and globally recognized for his extensive knowledge of filler techniques. Creator of the 4–Points Technique that focusses facial treatment on 4 injection points, from the malar to the jawline and his well known technique Rino 4 Puntos.

Founder of the 4 Points Community with more than 7,000 doctors from 60 countries performing the 4 Point Techniques.  Chairman of the 4 Points Foundation performing more than 500 treatments for patients with no financial resources with various facial traumas.

Director of advanced course of injectables with the Techniques of 4 Points carried out all over the world. 

We are pleased to welcome him to Cosmetex24.

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.
 

Assoc. Prof Nguyen Hong Ha
Assoc. Prof Nguyen Hong Ha
International Keynote Speaker

Assoc. Prof, Dr. Nguyen Hong Ha MD, PHD, FRCS, Plastic and Aesthetic surgeon is Chief of the Department of Plastic and Aesthetics, Viet Duc University Hospital, Hanoi, Vietnam.

After graduating from Hanoi Medical University, Mr. Ha continued to study for a master's degree in plastic surgery and had 5 years of training in plastic and aesthetic surgery in France. Diploma of the French College of Plastic Reconstructrice & Aesthetic Surgery.

Visiting clinician  of Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery, Yale University, USA  

Visiting Professor of Plastic & Maxillofacial Surgery, Mayo Clinic, USA

Visiting Professor of Plastic and Reconstructive surgery, Hospital University of Genève, Switzerland 

Member of The Royal College of Surgeons of England (FRCS England)

Vice President of Vietnamese Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (VSAPS)

Chairman, Department of Craniofacial and Plastic Aesthetic Surgery
University Of Medicine & Pharmacy
Vietnam National University, Hanoi, Vietnam

Regarded as one of the leading experts in Plastic Aesthetics in Vietnam, Mr. Ha is constantly invited to give a lectures at leading hospitals in different countries such as UK, French, USA, Korea, Argentina ... in his capacity.
 

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. 

Dr Tony Mangubat
Dr Tony Mangubat
International Keynote Speaker

Dr. Mangubat is the President of the World Academy of Cosmetic Surgery. He is board-certified by the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery and is also a member of the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH), he hasextensive experience and dedication to transgender health.

Dr Mangubat started his private practice in 1987, his surgical safety and achieving patients’ desired goals are the hallmarks of his career.

He has trained new surgeons for almost 2 decades as a fellowship director for the AACS. Recognizing the critical need to pass on my 30+ years of experience and expertise to the next generation of young surgeons.
 

Dr James Min Kim
Dr James Min Kim
International Speaker

• Former Key Trainer at Daewoong Pharma, Hugel Pharma, and TESS
• Member of American Society of Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery & Cosmetic Breast Surgery
• Member of Korean Index of ENT & Facial Plastic Surgery Specialties
• Visiting Physician at Antiaging Research Laboratory of Yale University
• Practice Trainee at Ohio Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery Center, University of Pennsylvania, Washington University of St. Louis. etc.
• Ministry of National Defense. Army Surgeon (March. 1992 – April. 1995)
• Member of Korean Society of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery & Facial plastic surgery

 

Dr Sach Mohan
Dr Sach Mohan
International Speaker

As Founder of one of Europe’s foremost Cosmetic Dermatology clinics, Dr Sach Mohan is trusted and respected by celebrities and royal households globally; not only for his ground-breaking innovations, but also his genuine warmth and unique educational consultation style.

In a career spanning over 17 years, Dr Mohan has played a key role within some of the largest Private Equity backed Cosmetic Groups and, in the process, evaluated over a hundred different technologies, carving his niche speciality in pre-launch commercial or clinical development.

Dr Mohan graduated from University College London in Medicine and Management from Imperial College in 2003; initially embarking on a career in Trauma Surgery, his training took him to Oxford University where he honed his Facial and Anatomy skills, and found a passion for what at the time  seemed the strangest of subjects: the fat compartments of the face.

Dr Mohan’s unique insight and prolific clinical experience has made him a Global Key Opinion Leader, where he sits on various Advisory Panels for the leading Corporations in the sector.

Deciding that scaling Clinics took him away from his passion for seeing his own select few patients, you’ll still find Sach in his Harley Street office, where he is also incubating new technologies and working with Universities mentoring the next generation of Healthcare leaders.

Dr Sach ensures every interaction is more than a treatment, instead they form a testament to his commitment to quality and his patient’s joy.

Dr Inigo Felipe
Dr Inigo Felipe
International Speaker

Dermatologist from UK/Barcelona

Dr Iñigo de Felipe is a leading consultant dermatologist and founder of De Felipe Dermatology Clinic. He specialises in treating skin conditions such as acne and rosacea and non-surgical treatments such as thread lifts, laser treatments and hair loss.

Dr Orawee Chinthakanan
Dr Orawee Chinthakanan
International Speaker

Dr. Orawee Chinthakanan Dr. Orawee Chinthakanan is a well-known Obstetrician and Gynecologist from Thailand with 17 years of experience. 

Her clinical specialties are Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Minimally Invasive Gynecology, Menopause, Urogynecology, Obstetrics, and Gynecology. She gained a Fellowship in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery from Cleveland Clinic Florida, USA, in 2013 and a Fellowship in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, International Urogynecology Associates of Atlanta and Beverly Hills, USA, in 2014. She has performed various procedures such as Vaginal hysterectomy, Labiaplasty, Laparoscopic Sacrocolpopexy, and Laparoscopic Neovaginal Operation. She is an active member of the Thai Urogynecologists Society, International Urogynecological Association, International Academy of Pelvic Surgery, and International Continence Society. 
She has numerous publications to her credit.

Dr Iman Nurlin
Dr Iman Nurlin
International Speaker

Meet Dr. Iman Nurlin, a prominent aesthetic physician. With a focus on holistic and psychosocial facial aesthetics, Dr. Nurlin built up a spotless reputation both in Sweden and internationally. She is passionate about improving patients' confidence and well-being. She is  commited to medical science, innovation and patient-centered values.

Dr Ahmed Abdelaziz
Dr Ahmed Abdelaziz
International Speaker

Dr Ahmed Abdelaziz is an international aesthetic plastic surgeon and member of the Royal College of Surgeons, England. He specialises in body sculpting, contouring and facial aesthetic procedures. He is also a certified Aptos threads master trainer and lecturer at international aesthetic conferences.

 

After graduating from Cairo University school of Medicine he continued his studies in the United States gaining extensive experience in aesthetic surgery. He continued training in Columbia with Dr Alfredo Hoyos specialising in body contouring focusing on liposuction, tummy tuck, BBL and breast augmentation. Dr Abdelaziz is also a certified Body/Tite surgeon using minimally invasive lipolysis techniques and skin tightening methods.

 

Dr Abdelaziz focuses on producing natural results by combining well-proven techniques with the latest advances in technology whilst ensuring that the choice of procedure is artistically optimised for each patient.

Mr Byong Seung Cho
Mr Byong Seung Cho
International Speaker

South Korea
Byong Cho, a pioneer in the exosome industry, has been the founder, CEO, and CTO of ExoCoBio Inc since 2017. He majored in molecular biology from 1991 to 1997 for a BS and MSc degree and achieved a Techno-MBA degree from KAIST, South Korea. With this unique combination, over the last two decades, he has been highly successful in technology commercialization in the venture capital industry as well as biotech management. He has generated significant returns on investment from early-stage biotech startups, including Medytox (Botulinum toxin aesthetics/pharmaceuticals), Viromed (Gene therapy), and others. The combined market capitalization of these companies reached approximately $5 billion. Moreover, he is the only person with hands-on experience in the Initial Public Offering (IPO) of two biotech startups in South Korea. In January 2017, leveraging his extensive experience in biotech, aesthetics, and investment, he established ExoCoBio to create an exosome-based regenerative therapeutics and aesthetics business. Byong Cho is the first author of the publication titled “Exosomes derived from human adipose tissue-derived mesenchymal stem cells alleviate atopic dermatitis”, published in Stem Cell Research & Therapy in 2018. This groundbreaking research demonstrated that stem cell-derived exosomes can be a viable drug candidate for inflammatory skin diseases, marking a global first. He holds more than 50 patents, in addition to over 10 publications, covering a variety of exosomes and their clinical applications. Byong Cho is a prolific lecturer with more than 50 lectures in the last three years at events worldwide, ranging from IMCAS World Congress, IMCAS Americas, AMWC Monaco, Dubai Derma, Saudi Derm, ISCT, Vegas Cosmetic Surgery & Aesthetic Dermatology, AIME Conference, FACE, ISEV, CCR, MEIDAM, IFATS, iCAST, AIRMESS, etc.

Dr George Marcells
Dr George Marcells
Keynote Speaker

Dr Marcells is a Facial Plastic Surgeon (ENT Head and Neck Surgeon FRACS) based in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs.

He is the first Surgeon in Australia to perform the Deep Plane Face and Necklift as popularized by Neil Gordon and Andrew Jacono. This procedure for Facial Rejuvenation has taken the world by storm however it is not new. Neil Gordon has been developing the techniques over the past 25 years and Andrew Jacono has promoted it to be the Surgical Treatment of choice for aging face . 

Dr Marcells has over 12 years experience with this operation.

This lecture explains exactly why Deep Plane Face and Necklift is successful through the use of advanced computer graphics and surgical videos as well as detailed before-and-after graphics and patient videos.

Dr Marcells is past President of the AAFPS (Australasian Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery)

He is Co-Director of the Sydney Rhinology Fellowship which accepts Fellows for advanced rhinology training through the American Match program.

He is a Co-Director of the Sydney Facial Plastic Surgery Fellowship which accepts Fellows for advanced Facial Plastic Surgery training.

He is Co-Convenor of the annual Sydney “Rhinoplasty” workshop and the annual AAFPS Conference.
 

Dr Alexandra Manta
Dr Alexandra Manta
Keynote Speaker

RESEARCHER MD, FRCOPH

Dr Alexandra Manta is a clinical researcher committed to advancing the field of orbital and oculoplastic surgery through research and innovation. Dr Manta completed her training in ophthalmology in Romania and the United Kingdom and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists (UK). She subsequently completed three fellowships in Orbital, Lacrimal, and Oculoplastic Surgery under renowned oculoplastic surgeons including Prof Timothy Sullivan, Miss Michele Beaconsfield and Prof Robert Goldberg.

During an academic fellowship at UCLA’s Stein Eye Institute, she gained a strong interest in research and began pursuing basic science and clinical research projects. Dr Manta supports Queensland Eye Institute research on the pathophysiologic involvement of collagen in eyelid laxity disorders and investigating the effect of downregulation of IGF-1R expression in orbital fibroblasts derived from patients with Thyroid Eye Disease through genome editing. She is also involved several thyroid eye disease drug trials.

She has been published in peer-reviewed journals and authored chapters in medical textbooks.

Dr Manta is active in education, running courses on subjects including in the fields of oculoplastic and orbital dissection and cosmetic filler complications. She also conducts regular oculoplastic teaching and research focus group meetings for medical residents, principal house officers, and registrars at the Queensland Eye Institute.

Dr Peter Roessler
Dr Peter Roessler
FANZCA, MBBS (hons), BSc

Specialist anaesthetist involved in education, research, and clinical practice. Dr Roessler served as an examiner for ANZCA for the maximum 12 years of which the last five years were as Chairman of the Primary exam. During this time, he developed the first syllabus for the basic sciences. He also served as a visiting external examiner for the Hong Kong College of Anaesthesiology for several years.

Peter has sat on numerous college committees including Safety and Quality Committee, SIMG interview panels and is an SIMG assessor. Between 2010 and 2024, he was the ANZCA Director of Professional Affairs (Policy) responsible for developing and reviewing guidelines such as the multidisciplinary stakeholder collaboration on PG09 on sedation, in addition to which he developed the first set of standards for anaesthesia. His clinical practice has spanned 44 years and covered multiple surgical disciplines with a heavy emphasis on day-stay procedures.

Joe Hershewe
Joe Hershewe
Bellrock Advisory

With a career in consulting, law, and multiple facets of the insurance industry spanning over 16 years, Joe brings a technical claims expertise to Bellrock focused on customers and good faith dealings with insurers and service providers.
Joe has managed claims and litigation in Australia, New Zealand, USA, UK, and EU. He has been involved in large and complex litigation in Australia ranging from securities claims, medical malpractice claims, medical indemnity claims, and to large construction disputes playing a key role at mediation alongside defence lawyers to bring repose to negotiations on behalf of insureds and insurers. Prior to a career in insurance in Australia, Joe served as an insurance defence lawyer in the US.
 
Joe specialises in Financial Lines, Healthcare, and Casualty and previously served as the national manager for financial lines and healthcare claims for Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance. Prior to settling into these specialities, Joe handled a wide variety of claims over his career including: Product Recall, Fine Art & Specie, Reinsurance, Strata, Contract Works, Broker E&O, and Prestige Motor. He has experience managing facility business, coverholders, and third-party administrators (TPAs). Additionally, Joe previously served as a Committee Member for the Australian Professional Indemnity Group (APIG) for over 5 years.
 
Joe’s approach is centred on people and fostering relationships that transcend any one claim or dispute with the aim of delivering long term and sustainable outcomes for his customers.
 

Dr Darryl Hodgkinson
Dr Darryl Hodgkinson

Dr. Darryl Hodgkinson is a plastic and reconstructive surgeon with over 30 years’ experience in all aspects of aesthetic and reconstructive surgery. 

He has had over 75 articles published in peer reviewed plastic and reconstructive surgical journals and has been an author of many chapters in plastic surgical books as well as being a member of the editorial board of the International Journal of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. He is currently a member of multiple international and national societies and has been a faculty member of the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons for 10 years. He is also the former Surgical Dean of the Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery and Medicine and a past president.
 
Dr. Hodgkinson is one of the few plastic surgeons in the world who holds two post-graduate degrees in plastic surgery, one from the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the other from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. 

He is also the founder of Operation Restore Hope, a surgical mission which has operated on over 2,500 children in the Philippines in the last 20 years with cleft lip and palate surgery. Operation Restore Hope is an Aus-aid endorsed charity for children with severe facial deformities and in 2017, he will be lecturing in Lusaka as a faculty member of the Swiss Charity - Second Chance. 

Dr. Hodgkinson is a keen yachtsman. He won the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race in 2013. He has been named ''ocean racer of the year 2014''. His other interests include snow skiing, adventure and travel. He is a devoted art collector and bibliophile.

Mr Patrick Tansley
Mr Patrick Tansley
Specialist Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon

MB BChir (Cantab) PGDipSurgAnat BSc (Hons) MScAesPlasSurg MD FACCSM (Surg) FRCS (Eng) FRCS (Plast)

Australian registration: MED0001651716, Registered medical practitioner, Specialist Plastic Surgeon (Specialist Registration Surgery – Plastic Surgery) https://www.ahpra.gov.au
United Kingdom registration: 4153720, GMC Specialist Register (Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery) https://www.gmc-uk.org

Mr Patrick Tansley practises cosmetic (aesthetic) plastic surgery and revisional surgery in Melbourne and Brisbane under Specialist Registration as a Specialist Plastic Surgeon with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency.

Patrick obtained the UK’s highest qualification in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 2010 and has been registered by the UK General Medical Council as a Specialist Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon since 2011. He was awarded his Master of Science in Aesthetic Plastic Surgery degree with distinction from the University of London in 2013. 

Patrick is trained, qualified and experienced in all aspects of cosmetic plastic and revisional surgery and has a special interest in:

  • breast procedures including breast augmentation and fat transfer, total capsulectomy with implant removal ('en-bloc' where medically indicated), breast reduction and mastopexies (breast lift);
     
  • facial rejuvenation, including facelift, neck lift, eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty), nasal surgery (rhinoplasty) and otoplasty;
     
  • abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), liposuction, brachioplasty and thigh lift.
     
Dr Imaan Joshi
Dr Imaan Joshi
BSc, MBBS, FRACGP, Prof Cert Skin Cancer Surgery

Dr Imaan Joshi is a cosmetic physician and specialist GP who works exclusively in procedural work that includes skin. She has a background in surgical training (Obstetrics and Gynecology) and when she left that training path in 2011, she wanted to continue honing her skills in procedural work. Given her attention to detail and focus on natural, subtle results alongside a lifelong interest in healthy, beautiful skin, moving into Aesthetics seemed a natural decision.

Since 2015, Dr Imaan has added to her surgical skillset and repertoire by venturing into Aesthetic Medicine and additionally has undertaken further training in Dermoscopy and Skin Cancer Surgery, since the two related fields often go hand in hand.

Dr Imaan founded Skin Essentials as she saw a need for patients to be better informed and aware of the potential for subtle rejuvenation while minimising risks in a medical setting that respects the fact that it’s an area with rare but significant risks. She approaches skin and aesthetic concerns holistically, with a focus on short, medium and longterm aesthetic goals that include improving chronic skin conditions such as acne, redness/ sensitivity and pigmentation disorders.
 

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 Todd Fraser
Dr Todd Fraser
Osler CPD Home

Todd Fraser is a senior intensivist, retrieval physician and medical educator.  His passion for teaching has seen him involved in course design, bedside teaching, simulation, app development and mentoring, and has culminated in the founding of a novel non-college CPD Home, Osler.  His key interests are in using technology to facilitate and democratize learning through online approaches.

Dr Ron Bezic
Dr Ron Bezic
ACCSM Chief Censor - MBBS FACCSM (Surg)

Dr Bezic is an experienced Cosmetic Surgery Proceduralis; Surgical Fellow of the Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery and Medicine and a member of the ACCSM Council; a fellow of the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery and a winner of the ABCS Registrars™ Gold Medal.

Dr Bezic has performed hundreds of cosmetic surgery procedures.

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 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 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
BMEDSCI (HONS) MBBS, FACCSM (Surg), ACCSM Vice President

Dr Tran is an Australian trained Cosmetic Surgery Proceduralist 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 Surgeons and Cosmetic Surgery Proceduralists 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 Russell Knudsen
Dr Russell Knudsen
MBBS(Hons), FACCSM(Med), FISHRS, Diplomate ABHRS

Russell Knudsen has been practicing hair replacement surgery for 40 years. He practices in Sydney, Brisbane, Canberra and Melbourne in Australia, and in Auckland New Zealand.

He is a Past-President of both the Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery and Medicine (ACCSM) and of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS).

He is an ISHRS Fellowship Training Director and the ACCSM Preceptor for Hair Transplantation.

He has been awarded the Gold Follicle Award from the ISHRS for clinical and teaching contributions and the Manfred Lucas Lifetime Achievement Award from the ISHRS.
 

Dr Charlotte Ying
Dr Charlotte Ying
FACCSM (SURG), MB.BCH (HONS), BAO (NUI) (HONS), LRCP, SI

Dr Charlotte Ying is a fully qualified, Australian-trained cosmetic Surgery Proceduralist 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 Shaun Walsh
Dr Shaun Walsh
FACCS (Med)

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 Lara Wetton
Dr Lara Wetton
MB BS, FACCSM (Surg)

Dr Wetton is a graduate of Adelaide University and holds a Surgical Fellowship from the Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery and Medicine.  Over the last 12 years, Dr Wetton has trained with a wide range of Cosmetic and Plastic Surgeons, has worked in over sixteen Hospitals and Day Surgeries in Sydney, has published multiple papers in peer-reviewed Medical Journals, and has presented at many Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery Conferences in Australia and overseas.

Dr Wetton’s special interests are facial rejuvenation (both surgical and non-surgical), cosmetic breast surgery, and body contouring. 

Dr David Topchian
Dr David Topchian

Dr. David Topchian has conducted over 1,500 breast augmentation procedures in Melbourne and Brisbane since 2005. He has extensive experience with a number of Universities and the Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery and Medicine.

He has a Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery, University of Melbourne; and has fellowships in Cosmetic Surgery from the Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery and the Royal Australian College of General Practice. Dr Topchian is actively involved in training doctors in breast implant surgery and other aesthetic and cosmetic medical modalities.

Dr Mary Dingley
Dr Mary Dingley

Dr Mary Dingley is a cosmetic medicine practitioner with over three decades of experience.  She is a Fellow of the Cosmetic Physicians College of Australasia and sat on the inaugural College board. She was the President of the pre-existing Cosmetic Physicians Society of Australasia in 2007 and 2008. She is also a Fellow of the Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery and Medicine and was the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine for seven years.

In 1998 Dr Dingley founded her clinic, The Cosmetic Medicine Centre, focusing on minimally-invasive cosmetic procedures while maintaining the ethical base which underpins the traditional values of good medicine. 

Dr Dingley has pioneered the use of proven new techniques and developed training programmes for other doctors interested in using these systems appropriately, while always maintaining a commitment to deliver a high standard of care for her patients.  She is an adviser to government and medicolegal bodies on issues such as energy-based devices, training and cosmetic medicine issues generally. 
 


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ACCSM Nurse - $1,480
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