9:00am Welcome Speech by Conference Producer  
9:05am Conference Introduction and Highlights by Chairperson  

The Evolving Landscape of Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery in Australia


Regulation of Cosmetic Medicine and Safety Standards – Discussing Latest Safety Compliance of Surgical and Non-Surgical Methods

10:15am Morning Refreshments  
10:45am Laser-Like Focus: Leading the Industry by Implementing Laser & Energy-Based System Best Practice in Your Clinic  

This session will provide up to date information on any new Australian regulatory initiatives with regard to the use of lasers and other energy based devices and what it means for your clinical practice. It discusses the key components for auditing your clinic, educating staff, implementing standard operating policy & procedures and staying abreast of this rapidly evolving area. This is an essential session to attend to ensure that you comply with legislation, regulation and guidelines within the cosmetic industry. It will provide an overview of the expectations that you should have of yourself and other members of staff with regard to safe and effective clinical practice and educational minimum standards.

Elissa-O'Keefe-112x128 Elissa O’Keefe
Bravura Education

Elissa O’Keefe is a health industry pioneer, a highly experienced clinician and educator and was the first nurse practitioner in the ACT. She is the lead author of the first ever Australian standards and scope of practice document for cosmetic nursing. She is committed to excellence in education for lasers and other energy based devices and is the Director of Australia’s leading provider of these courses for health professionals in cosmetic medicine, surgery & podiatry.

Facial Rejuvenation – Part I

In the Middle of It – Focusing on the Mid-Face as the Primary Area for Facial Aesthetic Optimization


Dr. Niroshan Sivathasan
Aesthetic Surgeon, Clinical Director
Harley Academy

Dr. Niroshan is registered to operate as a medical doctor in a number of countries; and has published over 35 medical articles, spoken at conferences around the world, and is a reviewer and editorial committee-member for various medical journals. Dr. Niroshan completed his Bachelor’s and Medical degrees from King’s College London and University College London, respectively. Since then, he has worked across a variety of surgical specialties but focused on plastic and burns surgery, and on head and neck reconstruction. His postgraduate qualifications in surgery and aesthetic medicine were also gained in London, prior to moving to Australia to pursue a higher fellowship in cosmetic surgery with Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery. In addition to his work in restorative surgery, Dr. Niroshan has a particular interest in non- and minimally- invasive aesthetics of the face and trunk, and is a senior trainer for the pharmaceutical and medical devices industries.


Not the Machine, But the Treatment End Point: Achieving Best Outcome with Laser Treatment

Dr_Kim_Young_Jin_112x128 Dr. Kim Young Jin
Cornerstone Dermatology

Dr Kim completed his Bachelor of Medical Science from the University of Sydney and a Medical Degree (Hons.) and Masters (at the University of New South Whales, he then went on to do a Masters of Medicine before completing his internship and residency at Concord Hospital in Sydney. After working as a General Practitioner in Graften, Emerald, Bundaberg, Winton and Cooktown, Dr Kim embarked on his Dermatology training. During his training, Dr Kim was awarded the Ken Paver Medal for excellence. Dr Kim has special interests in acne, revision of acne scarring, cosmetic dermatology including lasers, muscle relaxants, fillers, and the treatment and management of skin cancers including flaps and grafts. He has also worked at various hospitals including Greenslopes Private Hospital, Mater Hospital, Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, and Princess Alexandra Hospital Dr Kim has continued his research and published a number of journal articles.  As a widely recognised expert in his field Dr Kim has been invited as a reviewer for a number of journals and has presented his journal articles at many conferences around the world.

12:15pm Sponsored Session  
1:15pm Networking Lunch  

Real-Life Case-Study: Life Changing Impact Sharing – Mystery Speaker

Facial Rejuvenation – Part II
1:45pm Skin Health: Preparing the Canvas for Surgical and Non-Surgical Management of the Ageing Face
Vivien-Gardiner-112x128 Vivien Gardiner
Executive Director
Erase Aesthetic Services

Vivien Gardiner is a public hospital trained RN with many years experience in operating room nursing and multi-theatre unit management.  From 1989 until 1997 she worked as surgical assistant and practice manager to a plastic surgeon specialising in complex facio-maxillary, head & neck and free TRAM reconstruction. From 1989 until 2008, Vivien was a volunteer RN for Interplast Australia working mainly in East Kalimantan, Indonesia and carried out the first multi-patient post-operative field study in the interior of Indonesian Borneo. She was also Patient Coordinator for cases brought to Australia for more complex surgical management, working with government, hospital administration, surgical teams and community organisations to facilitate free of charge treatment and support. In 1997, Vivien co-founded Erase Aesthetic Services clinic in Malvern, Melbourne and continues there as co-owner and Executive Director. Erase was the first independent medical clinic in Australia to offer retail aesthetic services to the public. These services include injectable treatments, laser and IPL services, sclerotherapy, skin management and hormonal diagnostics.

2:15pm KOREA LIVE DEMO: “Lifting botox” Instantaneous Lifting of Skin by Using Botulinum Toxin with Live Procedures Flag_of_South_Korea
Dr_Kyung_Chun_An-112x128 Dr. Kyung Chun An
Professor, Director
Korea College of Cosmetic Surgery, Cellpia Clinic

Dr. Kyung Chun An is a cosmetic surgeon, lecturer for several cosmetic fields, i.e. liposuction, botox and filler injections, and thread liftings. He is known for his meticulous works and enthusiasm in teaching other doctors. He is currently working as a clinical professor in Korea University and Korea College of Cosmetic Surgery. Private classes are ran for doctors who like to learn details of his techniques. He has invented ‘lifting botox technique,’ ‘5D liposculpture technique’ for artistic sculpture of human body with comprehensive design which gives utmost naturally looking results. In 2008, he received ‘Top 100 health professionals of the world’ award from International Biographical Center for his out standing works in the field of ‘Stem Cell Therapy.’ He is one of the first doctors who ran franchise clinic in Korea, which is Natural Beauty Clinic, and was the president of the network for 7 years before he started to build current clinic: ‘The Seroi Plastic Surgery Clinic.’

3:00pm Afternoon Refreshments
Body Aesthetics
3:30pm Body Sculpting Art: Vaser Hi Definition Liposculpture in the Asian Patient  
Dr_Mitchell_Kim-112x128 Dr. Mitchell Kim
Cosmetic Surgeon
Cosmos Clinic

Dr Mitchell Kim MBBS (UNSW) is the medical director of Cosmos Clinic Gold Coast. A talented and passionate cosmetic surgeon, Dr Kim is qualified in both Medicine and Dentistry. Graduating from the prestigious University of New South Wales with his Medical Degree, Dr Kim worked throughout Australia gaining experience in various specialised medical fields. Dr Kim commenced work in the specialised field of Oral and Maxillofacial surgery. He worked as a registrar in some of Australia’s largest and respected hospitals such as John Hunter Hospital performing all aspects of facial surgery, from trauma to complex microvascular reconstruction. Dr Kim has been extensively trained in all specialities of cosmetic surgery including; all offered liposuction techniques for body sculpting, anti ageing injectables, and cosmetic laser treatments. Dr Kim’s flair for aesthetic detail and cosmetic symmetry has allowed him to develop a passion for the body sculpting art of Vaser Liposuction. Having undergone Vaser Hi Definition Liposuction himself, Dr Kim can provide patients with honest and detailed advice of what to expect when undergoing body contouring procedures. Dr Kim has been invited to return to Korea as a key-note speaker presenting at the 2014 Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Conference.

4:00pm 5D Liposculpture For Artistic Sculpture of Human Body: Meticulous and Lively Liposuction  
Dr_Kyung_Chun_An-112x128 Dr. Kyung Chun An
Professor, Director
Korea College of Cosmetic Surgery, Cellpia Clinic
Business Strategy – Part I

Maximizing Revenue Capture In a Ethical Way: Leave No Dollar and Patient Well-Being Behind

Steven-Macarounas-112x128 Steven Macarounas
The Private Practice

Steven Macarounas has over 28 years’ experience in providing financial advice to doctors and allied health practitioners, he holds a Bachelor of Commerce, a Diploma of Financial Planning and is a Founding Partner of The Private Practice – a financial and business education and resource centre for healthcare professionals.

The Private Practice is the pre-eminent source of the most up to date knowledge, information, research, technology and strategy around all financial and business matters affecting doctors personal and practice lives.

5:15pm Closing Remarks by Chairman
5:30pm Champagne Networking
Champagne networking session Enjoy a glass of champagne whilst networking with other like-minded individuals on topics that are of most interest to you and fellow delegates.
6:15pm End of Day 1
9:00am Opening Address by Chairman
Facial Rejuvenation – Part III
9:15am New Frontiers In Facial Remodeling Surgery
Dr_Mahyar_Amjad-112x128 Dr. Mahyar Amjadi
Plastic & Cosmetic Surgeon
Wollongong Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery, Luxe Clinic

Dr Amjadi brings over twenty years of training and experience to Luxe Clinic. During this time, he has performed thousands of operations in areas such as cleft and craniofacial surgery, burn reconstruction, cosmetic surgery and maxillofacial remodelling. He has gathered a great wealth of skills and experience, which together with his warmth of character and genuine care, will ensure you receive the best possible experience at Luxe Clinic. His personal philosophy of holistic care, and belief that optimum preparation promises optimum outcomes, aligns him well with the philosophy of Luxe Clinic.

9:45am Achieving Best Outcome for Tread Lifting – The No-Surgery Face Lifting Alternatives for Forehead, Nose & Lower Face
10:45 Morning Refreshment & Networking
Facial Rejuvenation – Part IV
10:45am Advances in Micro-Needling with Radiofrequency to Enhance Skin Rejuvenation
11:15am THAILAND Case Study: Latest Cosmetics Trends and Effective Microfat and Stem Cell Applications Thailand's flag
Dr_Pichansak_Bunmas-112x128 Dr. Pichansak Bunmas
Founder, Plastic Surgeon
Vplast Clinic

Dr. Pichansak is a certified plastic surgeon by Thai board of plastic and reconstructive Surgery and Thai board of general surgery. He is also a member of multiple international recognized fellowships including International fellowship of plastic and reconstructive surgery, ASAN Medical Center Korea and International fellowship of plastic and reconstructive Surgery, Chung Gung Memorial Hospital, Taiwan. He has spoken at multiple conferences as an  international speaker of micro-fat and adipocyte stem cell for face , breast , buttock, as well as on nose surgery (Rhinoplasty) and facial contouring (V-line surgery).

12:15pm Sponsored Session
12:30pm Networking Lunch
Breast Aesthetics
1:30pm Planning for Success: Techniques from My Experience with 2,000 Breast Implants
Dr_David_Topchian_112x128 Dr. David Topchian
Cosmetic Surgeon, Managing Director
The Doctor’s Studio

Dr David Topchian is a Melbourne-based cosmetic surgeon. He is well-recognized for his breast augmentation expertise, having performed more than 2,000 breast augmentation procedures. He combines surgical commitments with a portfolio of ongoing research, cosmetic surgery operative training, presentations and an ongoing role as an Examiner with the Australian College of Cosmetic Surgery. Dr Topchian’s specialization in cosmetic surgery (and particular ability to communicate cosmetic surgery procedures in plain English) has been developed through ongoing teaching with the Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery where he trains surgeons in aesthetic and cosmetic medicine. He has been a Visiting Lecturer at Stanford University’s Division of Human Anatomy, School of Medicine; a Senior Tutor in Anatomy and Physiology, Department of Cell Biology, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, The University of Melbourne and a Lecturer and Examiner in Surgery, Faculty of Health Sciences, La Trobe University and has also taught at Victoria University.

2:00pm Breast Augmentation: Surface Tension – Benefits and Drawbacks of Different Surface Treatments
Dr-Tony-Prochazka-112x128 Tony Prochazka
Cosmetic Surgeon
Cosmetic Avenue 

Dr. Tony is Board Certified by the International Board of Cosmetic Surgery, and is also a Fellow of the Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery (ACCS). He is an exceptional and experienced surgeon, specializing in breast implant surgery. Over his many years of experience, Dr. Tony has also been a pioneer in many of the newer and less invasive cosmetic treatments. Dr. Tony is a current Board Member of the Asian Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, former Vice-President of the Cosmetic Physicians Society of Australasia (CPSA) and former Secretary, Councillor and Medical Dean of the Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery (ACCS). His surgical skills are in high demand both in Australia and overseas as an international visiting specialist surgeon. As a sought after teacher and lecturer throughout Australia and overseas, Dr. Tony has given presentations at international conferences and workshops in Australia, New Zealand, the USA, South America, China, Korea, Malaysia and Singapore, on subjects as diverse as breast augmentation, laser safety, facial thread lifting, and Asian facial aesthetics.

2:30pm Breast Reconstruction in the Presence of Radiotherapy: Strategies to Reduce Complication Rates and Improve Outcomes
Business Strategy – Part II
3:30pm Claim and Complaint Proofing Your Practice: Common Issues and Minimizing Your Risk
  • Current regulation of cosmetic and plastic surgery – in particular to the recent Medical Board Guidelines
  • Common legal issues for cosmetic and plastic surgeons​
  • Risk minimization for cosmetic and plastic surgery practices
Andrea-de-Souza-112x128 Andrea de Souza


Andrea’s background includes a Bachelor of Biomedical Science and Juris Doctor from the University of Melbourne. Professionally, she has practiced almost exclusively in medical litigation. She has significant experience in both plaintiff and defendant practices. Her current practice includes advising private and public hospitals in relation to all aspects of medical litigation including claims in Supreme and County Courts, coronial investigations, complaints with the Health Complaints Commissioner and ancillary matters such as Freedom of Information Commissioner reviews. She is currently undertaking a Masters of Health Law at the University of Melbourne.

4:00pm Measuring Return on Marketing Investment for Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery Industry
Andrew-Nutman-112x128 Andrew Nutman
Managing Director
The Gaswerx
4:45pm Closing Remarks by Chairperson
5:00pm End of Day 2
8:30am – 10:00am Workshop A – Innovative Non-Invasive Techniques in Collagen and Elastin Stimulation For Amazing Facial Outcome
10:30am – 12:00pm Workshop B – Advanced Cosmeutical Formulation Practices to Ensure High Medical Performance, Safety and Stability
1:00pm – 5:00pm Half-Day Site Tour: World Class Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery Experience