The NSS 2024 Program Is Here, Focusing On Ethical and Evidence-based Good Practice

Here are some highlights of the program.

In less than three months’ time, the aesthetics industry will gather once again on the Gold Coast to learn and connect over three days at the Non-surgical Symposium (NSS) 2024.

The theme of the 2024 NSS is Ethical and Evidence-based Good Practice and this is particularly showcased on the Sunday Session dedicated to ethics and regulatory compliance. “Prioritising compliance with the recently announced TGA and soon to be announced AHPRA guidelines in ethical advertising and evidence-based cosmetic procedures is fundamental. It will help foster trust with your patients, elevate you as a responsible and reputable cosmetic practitioner, and enable your cosmetic practice to remain competitive,”  says Dr Naveen Somia, PhD, FRACS and Specialist Plastic Surgeon.

A diverse and inclusive group of experts, also known as the NSS Scientific Advisory Committee, led by Scientific Convenor and Specialist Plastic Surgeon, Dr Naveen Somia has carefully curated an outstanding educational program for 2024. 

The 3-day event encompasses presentations, panel discussions, masterclasses, workshops, social and networking events, and an injecting village. 

Dr Naveen Somia, NSS Scientific Convenor and Specialist Plastic Surgeon

“The entire program of NSS 2024 is excellent. It’s been curated by experts in the field, so I look forward to every aspect of the program. If I were to highlight a few things in particular of extreme relevance to every single practitioner in 2024, it is these four:

Number one, the art of consultation, which is going to be an important event at the NSS this year. The consultation is not just a medical history taking, it is much more than that. So you should not miss this session. 

The second one is about advertising. Most of the regulations are going to target your advertising. It is important for you to know what is right, what is wrong, what is allowed, what is not. Because if you remain compliant, you can avoid a significant amount of headache, fines, and regulatory action that come with it.

We also have a session on an ethical cosmetic practice, which I think would be very useful for everyone to understand the boundaries and what should be done, what should not be done, the concept of good care, and the concept of better aftercare. There is a special session on Sunday morning where we have the President of the Medical Board of Australia coming to give us a talk. We also have the Head of APRA Regulatory Compliance coming to give us a talk as well on the upcoming regulations.

We have excellent streams that complement your CPD learning, streams in facial aesthetics, streams on care of skin, the business stream, all to ensure that you remain competitive and successful. CPD is mandatory in the area in which you practice. So if you’re practising in non-surgical aesthetics, there is no excuse for you not to attend the CPD program at the NSS. It has all requirements of your CPD to be ticked off,” says Dr Naveen Somia.

Furthermore, there will be a business stream, and a skin program, making NSS suitable for all kinds of practitioners in the non-surgical space. Featuring a host of 75 esteemed international and local speakers and 45 hours of specialised CPD in cosmetic procedures, this is an opportunity for attendees to elevate their expertise and network with the best in the industry. 

Highlights of each of the three days includes: 

Friday 14th June 2024

  • Masterclass on the Art of Consultation
  • Skin Program 
  • Sponsored Workshops – Teoxane, Merz Aesthetics, Galderma, Hugel
  • Teoxane Injecting Village

Saturday 15th June 2024 

  • Business Stream 
  • 3 Concurrent Session Rooms
  • Sponsored Workshops – SkinCeuticals, Allergan, Dermocosmetica
  • Teoxane Injecting Village

Sunday 16th June 2024 

  • Masterclass on Ethical Cosmetic Practice
  • Ethical Advertising for Cosmetic Procedures
  • The New Cosmetic Procedure Regulations
  • Sponsored Workshop – Cryomed

The Non-Surgical Symposium 2024 will take place on 14th-16th June 2024 at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre.

You can view the full program and register on the NSS website.

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