It was another sell-out year for NSS this year, and ASAPS had absolutely no trouble packing out the significant venue upgrade of Sydney’s ICC for their 8th annual medical aesthetics industry event.
The Non-Surgical Symposium is Australasia’s premier educational event for non-surgical aesthetics, attracting plastic surgeons, dermatologists, cosmetic doctors, registered nurses, dermal therapists, and practice staff in droves from around the country. As sell-out weekends every year indicates, attendees can always find the very latest treatments, devices, techniques and developments on show, and even some of the world’s best practitioners in attendance ready to pass on their knowledge.
As usual, the education schedule was jam-packed; if anything, making it difficult for guests to decide which of three concurrent sessions they wanted to attend – and which two to miss out on! The theme reiterated by practitioners across a lot of sessions this year was proper communication during consultation, and how this can flag risky patients, reduce complaints, manage expectations and improve client satisfaction. Another was hands-on education, with injectable technique workshops and even CPR courses.
Other areas receiving a lot of love were the business and marketing topics, including Woodrow Wilson’s (Clinical Imaging) tips on achieving flawless before and after photos even on an iPhone, and the ever-popular Dr Naomi (The Manse Clinic) reflecting on her social media ups and downs.
Technology fans came away with plenty to be excited about too, with a huge number of new device releases out on the show floor. These included Dermalux’s Flex, Cutera’s excel® V+, BTL’s Emsculpt and Emsella chair, Candela’s Ellipse Nordlys, Venus’ Versa, and Inskin’s Viora V30 to name a few. Not to mention Allergan’s incredibly entertaining selfie-bot Amie scooting around the exhibition hall.
(NSS) Scientific Convenor, Dr Tim Papadopoulos said “NSS 2019 broke all our previous records and has been acknowledged by many as the best one yet. Delegates heard from 16 international keynote speakers, making this a truly global meeting.”
“Through the Scientific program, we strived to provide the most up to date and relevant educational content that will help medical practitioners keep their skills and knowledge up to date. This goal, along with the many contributions from our speakers, exhibitors, delegates and partnerships, is what has enabled the NSS to become one of the most anticipated and award-winning international meetings.”
This year’s key stats:
- 3 concurrent rooms of sessions
- 3 sponsored breakfast workshops
- 5 sponsored lunchtime workshops
- 2 days of injecting village
- 3 master classes
- 92 exhibition booths
- 16 keynote speakers
- 50 speakers
- 2 live injecting workshops
- 1 nurses forum
- 6 CPR workshops
We can’t wait for next year’s NSS to be held on the Gold Coast on June 12-14, 2020.
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