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IMCAS World Congress 2020 – Paris
Jan 30 – Feb 1 all-day

Redefining youth and age in Paris!

Following the 11,000-fold success of our last edition, IMCAS World Congress returns for its 22nd edition with twice the scientific depth to address Youth & Age in dermatology, plastic surgery and aesthetic science.

The 350 scientific sessions presented to you by 650 internationally renowned specialists are guaranteed to deepen your knowledge and skillsets to thrive in your practice in every sense. Sharpen your surgical techniques with the live IMCAS Surgery sessions, or attend the Cadaver Workshop to master the anatomy for various aesthetic procedures. Become a business guru with our courses on practice management, or an “insider” in all the latest cosmeceutical products after the cosmeceuticals module.

And the learning continues outside the rooms! IMCAS provides a truly unique opportunity to help you broaden your horizon as a professional. Exchange with speakers, exhibitors and participants around the globe at the exhibition or our social events, and share the perspectives and approaches that are specific to each field and each culture.

So join us for this one-of-a-kind educational experience and return to your practice with all the updates you need for 2020.

AMWC Asia 2020
May 1 – May 3 all-day

May 1-2-3 May, 2020

Taipei, Taiwan

AMWC Asia is a meeting dedicated to aesthetic medicine and dermatology, with an emphasis on injectables, energy-based devices, regenerative medicine, and other minimally-invasive forms of rejuvenation.


The course is suitable for aesthetic practitioners at all levels, generalist or specialist, who want to excel in non-surgical aesthetics.


  • Learn from renowned experts from Asia and around the world who will demonstrate their expertise
  • Access highly practical content, including essential tips and tricks and live procedural demonstrations
  • Network with top KOLs and Industry Players from Asia and around the world
  • Keep abreast of developments in the world’s fastest growing region in medical aesthetics
  • Benefit from exclusive premium content offered in pre-congress workshops
FACE Conference & Exhibition – June
Jun 5 – Jun 6 all-day


The 18th edition of the FACE Conference and Exhibition will take place on 5-6 June 2020 in the QEII Centre, London.

FACE is the longest running and most established medical aesthetic conference devoted to non-surgical aesthetics in the UK calendar.

It is the only conference in the UK – and one of the only ones in the world – to have in-depth agendas focussed on core segments of the non-surgical market place. This allows practitioners to receive high-level scientific content from true experts in their relative field of expertise around the core services driving the aesthetic medicine market.

The expert international panel comprising of speakers from Europe, America, South America and the UK provide a high-level agenda on the variety of topics including: Injectables, Threads, Skin, Equipment, Sexual Rejuvenation, Hair and many more.

The academic programme is designed to bridge the gap between the current level of academic training, and the pioneering advancements that are constantly arising within the aesthetics and dermatology fields. With both UK & International leading practitioners contributing to the programme, you can be confident on the depth and quality of information provided.

Through the plenary sessions, live demonstrations and tutorials, the experts will present the latest clinical and scientific advances and offer practical lifehacks to effectively sharpen your skills and acquire new ones.

With 2 days of high quality content and the largest choice of agendas and workshops of any UK event, every year FACE attracts UK and international practitioners who want to listen to and network with some of the most experienced and successful aesthetic educators in the world.

This 18th edition offers a unique opportunity to connect, engage, and collaborate with colleagues from diverse regions of the world, all of whom are helping to shape the future of Aesthetic and Anti-Aging practice.


FACE facial aesthetic conference and exhibition
Jun 5 – Jun 6 all-day
It is this time of the year again when we start planning the next FACE Conference and Exhibition. We are delighted to invite you to join FACE 2020 – the 18th year of the UK’s premier aesthetic conference and exhibition, that will take place on 5 and 6 June 2020 at the QEII Centre in London.
FACE 2019 was truly phenomenal. 2490 people attended the show over the course of two days. The conference saw a 25% increase in both UK and international delegates. 149-strong International Faculty put together an outstanding educational programme. As a result FACE 2019 was the best edition yet.  We are pleased to share with you the FACE 2019 Post Show Report, within which you will find the attendees statistics and some delegate testimonials.
FACE 2020 Exhibitor Pack is also available and we encourage you to have a look at it and get in touch before all premium positions sell out.
Non-Surgical Symposium 2020
Jun 12 – Jun 14 all-day
Dear Friends of the Non-Surgical Symposium (NSS) and the Anatomy Dissection and Cosmetic Procedures Workshop (Workshop),

As the NSS approaches its 10th Anniversary, it was timely that we reviewed the event and its place in an increasingly competitive marketplace.

In light of this, we are very excited to present to you the new look and feel to be incorporated into the 2020 event.

The new NSS logo symbolises continuous and collegial multidisciplinary collaboration through innovation and education to enhance patient safety.

Although there are some visible changes, the core ethos of the event namely education, innovation and patient safety remain unchanged and stronger than ever before.

The NSS is and has always been, an event that is open to all medical practitioners, nurses and practice staff working in the aesthetic medicine industry.

Where to in 2020?

The industry leading NSS, is a not-for-profit meeting, is hosted by the Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS) in collaboration with the Australasian Society of Cosmetic Dermatologists (ASCD), and is endorsed by the New Zealand Society of Cosmetic Medicine (NZSCM).

In 2020, former President, Dr Scott Ingram and current President of the Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS), Dr Naveen Somia will be the co-Scientific Convenors of the NSS.

Dr Somia and Dr Ingram are no strangers to putting on large-scale educational events with both intimately involved with the NSS and other ASAPS Educational Events such as the ASAPS Annual Conference.

Dr Tim Papadopoulos will continue as the Scientific Convenor for the Workshop. The ASAPS Board thanks Dr Papadopoulos for his work on the NSS in 2017, 2018 and 2019. Dr Papadopoulos worked tirelessly to bring a dynamic line-up of speakers from across the globe, with the 2019 event boasting 16 keynotes.

If you haven’t got the dates in your diary for 2020 as yet, here they are:

  • Anatomy Dissection and Cosmetic Procedures Workshop 11 June in Brisbane
  • Non-Surgical Symposium 12-14 June on the Gold Coast
Collegiate, collaborative partnerships enhance engagement
The strength of the NSS is the collegiate and collaborative partnerships between the ASAPS, ASCD, NZSCM and their respective memberships.
The contributing societies collaborate, share information and continuously push the meeting to evolve each year, ensuring that the NSS remains at the forefront of the aesthetics sector. It’s this multidisciplinary and inclusive strategy that will see the NSS stay as the premier provider of aesthetic education for many years to come.
NSS 2020 offers the perfect opportunity to continue to educate, innovate and enhance patient outcomes, all in the interests of patient safety.

The first of our International Keynote Speakers Announced
We are thrilled to announce the first of our international speakers who will be joining us at the NSS in 2020.
Dr Jonathan Sykes.
Dr Sykes is a Professor and Director of Facial Plastic Surgery at the University of California, Davis Medical Center and an editor of six textbooks and has written over 200 scientific articles, book chapters, and other papers in the medical literature. He is also a highly sought after lecturer, having given over 1,000 lectures locally, nationally, and internationally.
Dr Sykes has performed over 20,000 surgical procedures and is an expert in rhinoplasty, ageing related surgeries such as facelift, browlift, and eyelid lift surgery. He has instructed many people on the anatomy and injection technique for neuromodulators and is an instructor for many filling agents. He has been asked to perform live demonstration surgeries in over 15 countries.
Professor Hyoung Jin Moon 
Prof Moon is President of the BeUp Aesthetic Surgery Clinic in Seoul, Korea. Prof Moon trained as an Otorhinolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery Fellow at Seoul’s Yonsei University Hospital.
He has contributed extensively to the area of facial plastic surgery in terms of scientific research, textbook and papers and has published widely in journals such as The Laryngoscope, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.
Currently, Prof Moon sits on the Facial Plastic Surgery Boards in multiple Chinese cities. He is also on the Korean Board of Otorhinolaryngology, Facial Plastic Surgery and Head & Neck Surgery. He serves as an International and regional Advisory Trainer for Merz, Allergan as well as Galderma. Previously, he served as Vice President of the Korean Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
Enthralling topics to be discussed
At the NSS, our goal is to provide a program that caters for all who work in the aesthetic arena. With this in mind, it’s essential that we put forward topics that are new and interesting, and that attract delegates to come back every year to learn what’s new in non-surgical cosmetic treatments.
At the 2020 NSS, topics that have been confirmed so far include:
  • Ultrasound assisted safe filler injection.
  • Filler injection technique with virtual reality based filler training system.
  • Ideal and safe thread lifting techniques.
  • Facial anatomy for injectables and threads.
  • Cell therapy, Secretome, Exosome – new paradigm for regenerative medicine.

Nurses will be an integral part of
the NSS in 2020
The inaugural Nurses Forum that was held at the 2019 event will return again next year. This Forum provided a valuable opportunity for nurses to provide feedback to ASAPS and it cultivated relationships and generated some great ideas for how nurses can work together to increase their visibility politically and publicly in relation to delivering safe injectable cosmetic treatments.
In 2020 you will see a more significant focus on the experiences and expertise of nurses, who, as we are all well aware, are performing the lion’s share of non-surgical cosmetic treatments. We look forward to engaging more directly with nurses and showcasing them in the light they deserve.
To streamline the registration process for nurses, we have abolished the need for a doctor to verify your attendance. Instead, you will simply need to enter your valid AHPRA registration number. There will be a separate registration category for nurse practitioners.

From Then Until Now
The NSS has more than doubled the number of delegates, sponsors and trade since its inception. It truly is the premier aesthetic education event for Plastic Surgeons, Cosmetic Physicians, Doctors, Dermatologists and Nurses. It has sold out every year since 2015. More than 4,000 health care professional delegates have passed through the gates, enriching their skills and knowledge from listening and learning from world-class speakers. The ability to draw the calibre of speakers of the NSS is what sets the event apart.
The trade exhibition hall is unrivalled in its size. More than 90 industry partners showcased their wares in 2019.
It’s also an award-winning event. Under the direction of immediate past President of ASAPS, Associate Professor Mark Magnusson, who convened from 2013-2016, the NSS was named the Best Conference at the Asia Pacific MICE Awards in 2016, and in 2017 was the Winner of the State Category – Queensland in the Australian Event Awards for Best Conference.
While growing the event bigger is not on the cards, we certainly want to remain at the forefront of aesthetic education. We do this by continuing to listen to delegate feedback and shaping the NSS to meet the needs of its diverse audience. We are always overwhelmed with the positive feedback we get about the NSS and the Workshop in that they provide an immersive learning environment for delegates like no other.
If you haven’t had the chance to fill in your feedback form as yet, now is the time to do so!
We look forward to sharing more of our plans for 2020 with you in the coming months.
Yours truly,
The Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons Board


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IMCAS World Congress 2020 – Paris
IMCAS World Congress 2020 – Paris
Jan 30 – Feb 1 all-day
Redefining youth and age in Paris! Following the 11,000-fold success of our last edition, IMCAS World Congress returns for its 22nd edition with twice the scientific depth to address Youth & Age in dermatology, plastic surgery and aesthetic science. The 350 scientific sessions presented to you by 650 internationally renowned specialists are guaranteed to deepen your knowledge and skillsets to[...]

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