Be part of the largest aesthetic medicine conference in the Southern Hemisphere. Cosmetex16, held at The Hilton, Sydney on 12-14 May.

Dutch cosmetic doctor Jani Van Loghem has two priorities when he visits Australia in May: his Cosmetex16 keynote speech and the Great Barrier Reef. Before the Reef, Dr Van Loghem, Vice-President of the Dutch Society of Aesthetic Medicine (NVCG) and Chairman of its Complication Registration Committee, is looking forward to diving into the annual Cosmetex conference, at the Hilton, Sydney.

As regular attendees have come to expect, this year’s conference will highlight the latest advances in cosmetic medicine and surgery underlined by scientific rigour. This was a key attraction for Dr Van Loghem, who will share his new injectable research and an overview of the Dutch complication registry.

“Cosmetex has an excellent scientific reputation. I am very interested in avoiding danger zones with injectable treatments. My observations led me to change my approach to fillers in the forehead,and allowed me to make some more conclusions that I’m very excited to share at Cosmetex.”

Dr Van Loghem will be joined at Cosmetex16 by fellow keynote speaker and friend Dr Kate Goldie, Medical Director of European Medical Aesthetics Training, who regularly lectures throughout Europe, and colleague Dr James Fouché.

Dr Goldie will present on the challenges of full-face sculpting, the re-evaluation and definition of mid-face sculpting, and present a “Let’s be brave” lecture, that looks at the challenges and complications of combining modalities in off-label use.

Dr Fouché’s presentation will show that pain is not a black and white issue; it’s left and right and there is a pain perception discrepancy between the left and right side of the face during injectable treatments.

Skin is also a focus of Cosmetex16 keynotes. Harvard researcher and director of Belgium dermatology clinic Skinperium, Christine Dierickx will discuss “New frontiers in fat and tattoo treatment” and advances in ablative and non-ablative fractional resurfacing. Dermatologist Dr Katherine Amour, from the Alfred Hospital and Skin and Cancer Foundation of Victoria, will present “Where are we now in reversing the ageing process?” and Dr Ian Chinsee will discuss stem-cell facelifts.

On the regulatory front, Associate Professor Stephen Bradshaw of the Australian Medical Board will make the opening Plenary on the Board’s much-discussed proposed new cosmetic practice rules covering the use of telemedicine, or Skype, prescription and supervision
of injectables, and cooling off periods. Tony Kofkin will provide a perspective from the NSW Health Care Complaints Commission NSW.

Additionally, the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency’s (ARPANSA) John Javorniczky will present on the proposed new laser guidelines, and ACCS founding president Professor Colin Moore will give a “Where are we now?” update on the Australian Breast Registry.

The three-day schedule moves into the evenings with a welcome reception and a networking dinner sponsored by Mertz at the sophisticated Zeta bar at the Hilton.

The Sydney Opera House, Art Gallery of NSW, Museum of Contemporary Art, Taronga Zoo, Watson’s Bay and Bondi Beach, the Blue Mountains, and the Hunter Valley wine region are within easy reach. For international guests, Cosmetex16 also provides a unique opportunity to visit the Great Barrier Reef or the Australian Outback’s vast ‘Red Centre’.

“The great innovations in cosmetic medicine and surgery have come from a variety of different disciplines, which is reflected in the inclusive and dynamic Cosmetex16 program,” says ACCS president Dr Ron Bezic.

“Whether you are a cosmetic physician or surgeon, a dermatologist or plastic surgeon, a maxillofacial surgeon or a GP injector or a cosmetic nurse, or a member of one of the many other disciplines that are part of the cosmetic medical practice family, once again Cosmetex is the must- attend event of the year.”

From the opening plenary and keynote speakers to the master classes and workshops (sponsored by Innovative Medical Technologies, High Tech Laser, Allergan, Galderma, Cutera, and Mondeal Aesthetics); whether you wish to attend the medical or surgical streams, Cosmetex16 promises to be a fascinating and enriching conference in which the cosmetic medical and surgical medical community can connect, reconnect and learn in the heart of beautiful Sydney.


Proudly hosted by the Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery (ACCS), Cosmetex16 welcomes cosmetic medical industry professionals to
engage with the industry’s leading practitioners, manufacturers and suppliers.


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