We mingled, we learned, we danced. Team SPA+CLINIC spent the last three days at this year’s ASCD Symposium.
It had been almost a year since we could come together with industry peers at a conference, which is why it was not surprising how excited and eager delegates of the 2022 ASCD Symposium were to mingle. From Friday Feb 25 to Sunday Feb 27, over 300 delegates attended the sold-out conference at Crown Conference Centre in Melbourne, organised by The Production House Events.
Over 30 sponsors and exhibitors showcased their latest products on a large and bright exhibition space, chatting to industry professionals, such as dermatologists, cosmetic nurses, doctors etc. to educate and connect. We loved how beautiful most companies’ stands were this year, with some looking incredibly inviting including plants and beautiful furniture – we wanted to stay a while longer!
Device companies, such as Venus Concept, Alma Lasers Australia, Cutera, BTL, Lutronic, High Tech Medical and many more showcased their cutting-edge technologies in non-surgical aesthetic treatments, while Teoxane, Galderma, Merz and Allergan represented the ever-growing injectables space, and brands such as Fillmed and Skinceuticals talked all things skincare.
The scientific program ran for two and a half days and included impressive speakers both from Australia and overseas, discussing anything and everything relating to this year’s theme of ‘controversies’. Injectables and lasers played a big part, but there were also sessions relating to practice management and social media.
Of course, everyone was excited about Saturday night’s Gala Dinner held at the newly opened Centrepiece, which had only been used at the Australian Open prior to the ASCD event. It was clear to see that most people had been deprived of dancing for a long time as everybody got up off their seats when the live band started playing.
“It’s been a fantastic event of innovation and controversy – the themes of 2022 – and to have everyone so engaged and happy has been a godsend, really,” says Prof Greg Goodman, Convenor of the ASCD Symposium. We couldn’t agree more! See below for a glimpse into the ASCD Symposium, photos courtesy of Clinical Imaging.
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