The must-attend aesthetic medical conference, COSMEDICON 2021, will be held on 4–7 March 2021 at the exclusive InterContinental Hotel in Sydney’s Double Bay. The trade show and scientific program will be held over two days, Friday 5 and Saturday 6 March 2021.

Along with most aspects of our lives, aesthetic medicine has been affected by COVID-19 both from a clinical perspective and how educational opportunities are undertaken. But with all Australian states now easing restrictions on movement around the country, COSMEDICON 2021 is shaping up to be the first opportunity in a year for aesthetic medical practitioners to gather, face-to-face network and learn.

As in past iterations, COSMEDICON 2021 will continue to place an emphasis on the quality of the scientific program, the experience of the speakers and the open sharing of knowledge between attendees. It is a multi-disciplinary conference that welcomes medical health practitioners from all streams and holds that practitioner education is the key to patient safety. It encourages excellence in all aspects of cosmetic medicine – not only in clinical practice but also through business strategies on how to effectively set up, manage and eventually on-sell an aesthetic medical practice.

Scientific Program

COSMEDICON 2021 has curated a two-day scientific program that will feature prominent international and local thought leaders delivering their insights and practice pearls on the most relevant topics, such as ‘How not to disappear down the rabbit hole’, cutting edge techniques and products in minimally invasive cosmetic practice, including facial rejuvenation, body sculpting, skincare and laser. It also features two breakfast workshops and numerous workshops concurrent with the plenary sessions.

Workshops

In addition to the scientific program, the COSMEDICON 2021 preconference program includes a full-day workshop hosted by EnVogue Skin. It will consist of a didactic course and live demonstration of combination therapies using injectables and threadlifting techniques and is free to all delegates registered for the scientific program.

Thursday also features an intensive multimodal didactic Facial Injectable Training (FIT) and Non-Surgical Facial Rejuvenation Techniques for Beginners. This full-day course is designed to introduce the Scope of Practice and deliver some familiarity to allow a practitioner to start their aesthetic practice.

Rounding out our pre-conference program on Thursday is the Advanced Cosmetic Nurse Injector Workshop. This is a full-day program catering to the experienced cosmetic nurse injector. The program includes a focus on safety, research, anatomy and novel uses for cosmetic injectables. It will also have case study presentations, an advanced live injecting session and an expert panel discussion offering opinions on the topics of the day.

The post-conference full-day program, includes the Business of Beauty, which delves into the practicalities of running and managing a successful business and is open to practice managers, aestheticians, dermal clinicians, nurses and allied professionals. It features business strategies, practice management pearls and new techniques at the intersection of aesthetic and cosmetic practice.

Finally on Sunday, Bravura Education and COSMEDICON will host Laser and IPL Officer Training Certification. This course is suitable for anyone who operates a laser or IPL device or who is taking on the responsibility of being a laser safety officer no matter what health environment they work within. It is for beginners or as a refresher.

Social Functions

In true Bella Media fashion, COSMEDICON 2021 will host a lavish and fun social program – the Welcome Drinks in the Stillery Bar and the ‘Studio 54’ Gala Dinner at the InterContinental, Double Bay – rounding out the industry’s most energetic and engaging aesthetic medical conference.

Speakers

COSMEDICON 2021 is pleased to announce a cavalcade of international and Australian speaking stars on our scientific program. Most will be presenting live in the plenary; the remainder will be interacting with the session live digitally.

Prof R Glen CalderheadProf R Glen Calderhead

Based in South Korea as Vice-President, Medicoscientific Affairs of the Lutronic Corporation, Dr Calderhead usually travels worldwide lecturing on all aspects of phototherapy and photosurgery.

He is a prolific lecturer at national and international congresses, having given over 300 keynote and special invited lectures over the past 30 years.

Dr Mary DingleyDr Mary Dingley

MB, BS. (Qld), FFMACCS, FCPCA Medical Director, Cosmetic Medicine Centre

Dr Dingley has over 30 years’ experience as a cosmetic medicine practitioner. She is a pioneer in non-surgical aesthetic procedures and treatments and has developed training programmes for other aesthetic medical practitioners.

She is a Fellow of the Cosmetic Physicians College of Australasia (CPCA), past-president (2007 and 2008) and sits on the College board.

Dr Dingley is also a Fellow of the Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery (ACCS) and was the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine for seven years. As well, her expertise has been sought as an adviser to government bodies on issues such as laser safety, training, cosmetic medicine and medicolegal issues generally.

Anita East NPAnita East

NP, CEO and Medical Director, AE Medispa

Ms East holds a Masters degree in Nursing Practice (Nurse Practitioner) from Deakin University in Melbourne and has performed in excess of 15,000 non-surgical cosmetic facial enhancements for clients throughout Australia.

Dr John FlynnDr John Flynn

Medical Director, Cosmedic and Skin Clinic

Dr Flynn is a Fellow of the Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery. He has wide experience in cosmetic surgery and also a keen interest in the treatment of skin cancer and varicose veins. He has studied and trained overseas and is board certified by the American Board of Laser Surgery and has a Diploma of Practical Dermatology from the University of Wales (UK)

Dr Hassan GaladariDr Hassan Galadari

MD FAAD

Dr Galadari is the Associate Professor of Internal Medicine at the College of Medicine and Health Sciences of United Arab Emirates University (UAEU). He is an American board-certified graduate of the Boston University/ Tufts University dermatology program in the USA, and completed a dermatologic surgery and laser fellowship in the University of California-San Francisco and is currently a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology.

Dr Windie HayanoDr Windie Hayano

Dermatologist Medical Director, The Skin Inc.

Dermatology and Laser Center, Philippines

 

Dean KilbyDean Kilby

BSc(Hons)(Biotech) Founder & Director, Simplr Health

Presenting on Aesthetic Wellbeing, Dean is educated in biochemistry and microbiology. He graduated with first-class honours in biotechnology and undertook subsequent postgraduate training in molecular medicine. His scientific and clinical experience has since spanned the medical and pharmaceutical industries, and he consults on such topics as metabolic disease and regenerative medicine – both in Australia and internationally.

Dr Danae Lim

Dr Danae Lim

MBBS (SYD) Cosmetic Physician

Dr Lim graduated from the medical school at the University of Sydney and is now a cosmetic physician with 13 years’ medical experience.

Dr Peter MuzikantsDr Peter Muzikants

M.B., B.S. (UNSW), FCPCA Principal & Medical Director, Áda Aesthetic Medicine
Dr Peter Muzikants has been specialising in the area of laser dermatology and aesthetic medicine since 1987. His understanding of laser physics and long clinical experience has led him to present lectures and demonstrate his techniques at scientific meetings and conferences.

Dr Muzikants has a Diploma of Laser Medicine Cosmetic and Dermatological from the Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery. He is certified by ECAMS, European College of Aesthetic Medicine & Surgery , for completing the master course in non-surgical facial transformation at Cork University, Ireland. Dr Muzikants is a national trainer for doctors in aesthetic use of dermal fillers and botulinum toxin. In 1998, together with Dr Lesley-Jayne Wild, they established the Áda Clinic in Glebe, specialising in laser, small veins and non-surgical aesthetic medicine.

Dr Leah SpringDr Leah Spring

DO, FAAD Dermatologist US Navy

Dr Spring is a much-published Assistant Professor, Uniformed Services University of Health. After completing her internship at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, she was accepted into the flight surgery training program at the US Naval Aerospace Medicine Institute and served two tours as a Navy Flight Surgeon, during which time she participated in both operational and medical relief missions throughout the Pacific. Dr Spring completed her dermatology residency at Naval Medical Center San Diego where she served as the program’s first female Chief Resident, and since then has served as the Chair of Project C.A.R.E (Comprehensive Advanced Restorative Effort) for wounded warriors, and deployed as the sole dermatologist on a humanitarian mission to Central America.

Dr Michael ZachariaDr Michael Zacharia

ENT & Facial Plastic Surgeon

Dr Zacharia is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS), specialising in head and neck surgery.

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