COSMEDICON 2020 – the best is yet to come!

At the dawn of a new decade, COSMEDICON 2020 is promising to set a new standard for boutique, non-surgical, aesthetic medical education. 

Following the first two successful COSMEDICON conferences in 2018 and 2019, we have analysed the feedback from delegates and exhibitors to ensure the 2020 meeting is exactly on-point. 

COSMEDICON 2020 will deliver all that delegates have appreciated in the past and more – a cutting edge and diverse scientific program, interactive workshops with key opinion leaders and panel discussion with both local and international speakers, plus plenty of opportunity to peruse the latest devices and equipment in a comprehensive trade show. 

The feedback about the social program is also overwhelmingly positive and indicates both delegates and exhibitors enjoy the chance to collectively let their hair down in a relaxed environment. 

With a community of faculty, exhibitors and delegates who are committed to patient safety and excellence in aesthetic medicine, 2020 is set to deliver the best COSMEDICON to date. 

Scientific Program 

COSMEDICON is non-political and open to all practitioners of aesthetic medicine. The 2020 meeting is coming together with a stellar lineup of international and Australian speakers to deliver a carefully curated program that will satisfy the broad range of delegates, with more to be announced in the near future. 

The scientific program continues to offer the results of the latest research into: 

  • Laser and light therapies, including LED and IPL 
  • Injectable wrinkle and volumising treatments 
  • Plasma devices 
  • Cosmeceuticals 
  • Thread lifting 
  • Combination treatments 
  • Body contouring 
  • Specific skin conditions (pigmentation, acne, etc.) 
  • Safety in aesthetic practice 

The plenary program will again consist of a single stream running over two days, Friday 6 March and Saturday 7 March. Concurrent workshops will run to ensure attendees can tailor their time to achieve their educational goals. 

Conference Highlights

Thursday 5 March 2020

  • Facial Injectables Training Workshop
  • Free full-day Cynosure Laser Workshop included in registration
  • ACN – Cosmetic Nursing Community Advanced Full day Workshop
  • A5M Workshop
  • Welcome Drinks reception in the Stillery Bar, InterContinental, Double Bay (Thursday Night)

Friday/Saturday 6-7 March 2020

  • Two day Scientific Program with renowned international and local speakers
  • Multidisciplinary panel discussions
  • Interactive workshops with live demonstrations
  • ‘Rat Pack Club’ Gala Dinner extravaganza, sponsored by Mara Aesthetics, in the Grand Ballroom, InterContinental, Double Bay (Friday Night)

Sunday 8 March 2020

  • Laser Safety Officer training course and accreditation
  • Business of Beauty interactive master class in practice management and business building techniques 

Business of Beauty 

This popular day, always held on the Sunday after the Scientific Program, has gone from strength to strength and is a separate interactive educational workshop delving into the practicalities of marketing, running and managing a successful business. It is open to doctors, practice managers, dermal clinicians, nurses and any allied professionals interested in broadening the scope of their businesses and staying informed on the latest business trends and best practice in medical clinics and medspas. (Separate registration) 


COSMEDICON 2020 will again offer an array of skills and business building workshops before, during and after the scientific program, so all delegates have a chance to add value to their COSMEDICON experience. 

Thursday 5 March 2020

Free full-day Cynosure Laser Workshop (included in Scientific Program registration)

A comprehensive education program designed to help delegates stay on top of emerging trends, clinical treatments and techniques, and industry best practices that delegates can apply to their practice. This full-day program will feature hands-on equipment training and marketing breakouts to help increase patient census and extend practice’s reach. 

Facial Injectables Training (FIT) Workshop An intensive multimodal, Facial Injectable Training (FIT) and Non- Surgical Facial Rejuvenation Techniques for Beginners is a full-day course designed to introduce the scope of practice and deliver some familiarity to allow a practitioner to start their aesthetic practice. It is a didactic presentation and is designed for newcomers to the field to start them on their injectables and aesthetic career. 

ACN – Cosmetic Nursing Community Advanced Workshop (Seperate Registration)

This full day workshop run through the Cosmetic Nursing Community of the Australian College of Nursing will cover the ACN Cosmetic Nursing Graduate Certificate and pathway to Nurse Practitioner; safe and ethical tele-health consulting and prescribing; beyond vascular occlusion; common medical emergencies in cosmetic nursing practice and being business savvy. It will also have case study presentations and an advanced live injecting session. (open to all nurse injectors) 

A5M – Skin and the Microbiome, Inner Health reflecting Outer Beauty (Seperate Registration)

Gut health has an enormous impact on all aspects of everyday life including physical appearance. Our digestive health is the pivotal point in the function of the human body, affecting our skin, its hydration, ageing and function.

Systemic inflammation & nutritional deficiency contribute to the vast majority of skin problems and its ability to recovery from sun damage, eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis and premature ageing.

This one-day preconference workshop will provide you with the opportunity to understand the connection between gut health balance and the prevention of skin disorders and ageing. You will also examine the role of genetics, epigenetics, detoxification, hormone balance and digestive function in terms of skin health, with a focus on strategies for achieving skin health.

Friday 6 March 2020 

Free Breakfast workshop run by Lumenis (included in Scientific Program registration) 

Saturday 7 March 2020 

Free Breakfast workshop on Stylage dermal filler range (included in Scientific Program registration) 

Saturday 7 March 2020 

Laser and IPL Safety Officer Training  (separate registration)

This full day course meets the AHPRA requirements for continuing professional development (CPD) and participants receive their accreditation after completing the two hour open book exam online at home. It is suitable for anyone who operates a laser or intense pulsed light (IPL) or who is taking on the responsibility of being a laser safety officer no matter what health environment they work within. 


As a boutique conference in aesthetic medicine, COSMEDICON attracts a diverse array of exhibitors in intimate surroundings, allowing delegates to get up close and personal with the trade and compare information and discuss the pros and cons of the latest products and technology. 


  • Advanced Cosmeceuticals 
  • Advanced Skin Technologies 
  • Aussie Medi Tech 
  • Avant 
  • BTL Aesthetics 
  • Costec 
  • Croma Pharma 
  • Cryomed 
  • Cutera 
  • Cynosure 
  • Device Consulting 
  • Envogue Skin 
  • High Tech Medical 
  • Kosmedical 
  • Lumenis 
  • Mara Aesthetics  
  • Medpro Finance 
  • Quantum 
  • Solta 
  • Synergie Skin 
  • True Solutions 
  • Venus Concept 

Social Program 

To continue the Bella Media and COSMEDICON tradition, 2020 will host a lavish and fun social program. The Welcome Drinks cocktail reception in the Stillery Bar is on Thursday evening. 

On Friday evening Mara Aesthetics returns to sponsor the Gala Dinner ‘Rat Pack Club’ extravaganza in the Grand Ballroom – rounding out the industry’s most energetic and engaging aesthetic medical conference. AMP 

Rat Pack Gala Dinner

For more information call Bella Media on (02) 8095 6265 or visit

International Speakers to date 

The speaker line-up includes:

Dr Thomas Hitchcock

Chief Scientific Office, Crown Laboratories

Dr Hitchcock serves as the Chief Science Officer for Crown Laboratories and oversees Clinical Development, Medical Affairs and Research & Development for Crown and its subsidiaries. He has a PhD in Genetics from Clemson University and completed post-doctoral trainings at Duke University and Yale University in Biomedical Engineering, Vascular Biology and Therapeutics.

He has 15 years of research experience, including Basic Science, Proof-of- Concept, Pre-Clinical and Clinical Research across several therapeutic areas such as Cardiology, Oncology, Gene Therapy, Plastic/Facial Plastic Surgery, Dermatology and Aesthetic Medicine.

Dr Godfrey Town

Clinical Technologist, Department of Dermatology, Aalborg University Hospital, Aalborg, Denmark

Dr Godfrey Town Ph.D. is a UK registered clinical technologist and RPA2000 certificated Laser Protection Adviser specialising in the comparative measurement of intense pulsed light (IPL) and laser devices and has published twentysix scientific and clinical papers in peer-reviewed journals. His current academic affiliation is as Senior Research Fellow Ph.D., Department of Dermatology, Aalborg University Hospital, Aalborg, Denmark.

He is a serving member of several IEC and US ANSI laser standards committees and chairs the Home Use Devices Safety Group. He holds an Expert Witness Certificate from Cardiff Law School specialising in laser injury cases and is a long-time active member of EADV, ASLMS and the UK BMLA.

Dr Marlen Sulamanidze

Maxillofacial Surgeon, Aptos, Georgia

A specialist in plastic, reconstructive and aesthetic surgery, Dr Sulamanidze graduated from the Medical University in Irkutsk in 1972. From 1974 to 1984 his specialisation was maxillofacial surgery and later he started specialising in plastic and aesthetic surgery first in Georgia and from 1993 in Moscow. Since that time he has made over 20,000 surgical operations, including over 7,000 on Aptos methods.

Prof R Glen Calderhead

Vice-President, Medicoscientific Affairs, Lutronic Corporation

A pioneer of laser surgery both in Japan and world-wide, Dr Calderhead is a leading expert in low level LIGHT therapy (LLLT). He became interested in LEDs as a valid phototherapeutic light source following the development of the “NASA LED” which offers laser-like target selectivity. Based in South Korea, Dr Calderhead travels worldwide lecturing on all aspects of phototherapy and photosurgery as a prolific lecturer at national and international congresses, having given over 300 keynote and special invited lectures over the last 30 years.

He has published a number of scientific papers and is the coauthor of and contributor to several books on laser therapy, laser surgery and simulation surgery.

Dr Jeng-Hsien Lin

Dermatologist, Taiwan Board certified by the Taiwanese Dermatological Association,

Dr Lin’s impressive career includes from 2002-2003, Clinical teacher at the Department of Dermatology, National Cheng-Kung University Hospital, Taiwan. From 2003-2004, he was the attending physician at the Department of Dermatology, Dalin Tzu Chi Hospital, Taiwan and he is now Chief of Dr Lin’s Dermatological Clinic His Society memberships include theTaiwanese Dermatological Association, Taiwan Society for Dermatological and Aesthetic Surgery, Taiwanese Photomedicine Society and the Taiwan Association of Aesthetic Medicine & Surgery.

He is an instructor and speaker on Sculptra, Voluma, Botox, Restylane and Discovery PICO.

Local Faculty

Dr Sean Arendse, Medical Director, Flawless Rejuvenation,
Dr Natasha Cook, Dermatologist, Darlinghurst Dermatology Skin & Laser Clinic,
Dr John Flynn, Medical Director, Cosmedic and Skin Clinic,
Dr David Kosenko, Cosmetic Physician/ Owner, Impress Cosmetic Medicine,
Dr Steven Liew, Plastic Surgeon and Founder & Director, Shape Clinic,
Dr Davin Lim, Dermatologist, Founder & Head of Training, Fiori Institute of Skin & Body,
Dr Naomi McCullum, Founder, The Manse,
Dr Gina Messiha, Co-Principal and Director, Ocean Village Medical Centre and Ocean Cosmetics,
Dr Michael Molton, Medical Director, epiclinic®,
Dr Anh Nguyen, Specialist Plastic Surgeon, Dr Anh Perth,
Dr Adam Rish, Cosmetic Physician, Laserase,
Dr Saras Sundrum, Cosmetic Physician/Director, Dr Saras & Co,
Steve Sutcliffe, International Distribution Manager & Product Specialist, Energist Medical Group,
Terri Vinson, Cosmetic Chemist & Founder, Synergie Skin,
Dr Michael Zacharia, Facial Plastic Surgeon,
Dr Jack Zoumaras, Plastic Surgeon, Artiste Plastic Surgery.