17th International Course on Perforator Flaps
Registration is Open (early bird rates end 15 September) Learn more
Call for Abstracts has now closed Learn more
Sponsorship and Exhibition Prospectus Released! Learn more
Provisional Program Learn more
The Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) is pleased to host the 17th Annual International Course on Perforator Flaps (ICPF 2016) at the Holmes Centre, University of Sydney, in Sydney, Australia, 10-12 November 2016 followed by a cadaveric workshop on Sunday, 13 November 2016.
This is the first time this prestigious international forum will be convened in Australia. It is renowned as a forum where participants can hear from experts and discuss complex microsurgical procedures. The course will focus on all aspects of perforator flaps and microsurgery including basic research, anatomy, physiology and surgical technique.
With an outstanding international faculty leading the program, delegates will benefit from their formal presentations, discussion of complex cases, free paper sessions, broadcast and discussion of surgical procedures and an optional cadaver dissection course.
This course is ideal for Plastic Surgeons, Microsurgeons, Head and Neck Surgeons, Breast Surgeons, Lymphedema Surgeons, Registrars and Fellows.
Hosted by Endorsed by
We thank our sponsors and exhibitors for their generous support.
Platinum Sponsor Cadaver Dissection Workshop Sponsor
Faculty Dinner + Welcome Reception + Daily Catering
Local Organising Committee
Sydney Ch’ng, MD (Convenor)
Michelle Locke, MD
Quan Ngo, MD
James Savundra, MD
Broughton Snell, MD
17th International Course on Perforator Flaps Secretariat
To receive further information regarding the Course, please contact
119 Buckhurst Street
South Melbourne VIC 3205 Australia
T +61 3 9645 6311
F +61 3 9645 6322
- Provisional Program
Registration for the 17th International Course on Perforator Flaps is now open. We encourage you to book prior to September 1 2016 and take advantage of early bird savings. Now extended until Thursday 15th September. Don't miss out!
To register please click below:
Fees and Inclusions
(all fees are in Australian Dollars and are inclusive of GST)
(paid by Thursday
15 September 2016)
(paid after Thursday
15 September 2016)
Full Conference Registration
Full Trainee Registration
Day Registration (Thursday, Friday or Sat)
Cadaver Dissection Workshop* (Sunday) SOLD OUT
*Please note the Cadaver Dissection Workshop will be held on Sunday 13 November 2016 and is in addition to the didactic lectures, 10-12 November. You may register for attendance through the online form. SOLD OUT
Early bird registrations close on 15 September 2016.
Full registration (early bird & standard & trainees) includes:
- Attendance (Thursday/Friday/Saturday)
- Access to sessions
- Access to exhibition
- Morning and afternoon tea and lunch (Thursday/Friday/Saturday)
- Welcome Reception (Thursday)
- Name badge
Day registration include:
- Attendance on any single nominated day (Thursday/Friday/Saturday)
- Access to sessions on nominated day of attendance
- Access to the exhibition on nominated day of attendance
- Morning and Afternoon tea and Lunch on the nominated day of attendance
- Name badge
CADAVER DISSECTION WORKSHOP - Now SOLD OUT
We acknowledge and thank our Exclusive Cadaver Dissection Workshop Sponsor for their support:
The Cadaver Dissection Workshop will be held on Sunday, 13 November 2016, between 0900 - 1730.
Places are limited so be sure to reserve your place.
The Cadaver Workshop will be held at:
University of Technology Sydney
Surgical and Anatomical Science Facility
Level 8, Building 4
Cnr Thomas and Harris Street
Ultimo, NSW 2007
Cadaver Dissection Workshop registration includes:
- Access to sessions on Sunday 13 November 2016
- Morning tea, Lunch and Afternoon tea
- Name badge
METHOD OF PAYMENT
Full payment of fees is required prior to ICPF 2016. Please note if registration is made less than 30 days prior to ICPF 2016 (after 10 October 2016), the only payment option available is credit card. Payment can be made in the following ways:
CREDIT CARD PAYMENT
Visa, MasterCard and Amex are accepted. Please note a 1% surcharge applies for Visa and MasterCard and 2% for American Express. Diners Club is not accepted.
The payment site uses SSL Security and 1024 bit encryption and is best viewed in Internet Explorer.
Please make cheques/bank drafts in Australian Dollars payable to “WALDRONSMITH Management Pty Ltd – ASPS” and mail them to ICPF 2016 secretariat.
International delegates please note: Cheque payment must be received by way of an international bank draft in Australian Dollars which states an Australian bank. We cannot accept personal or company cheques. On receipt of your payment, a confirmation letter will be emailed to you. It is advisable to check all items listed. Any changes or alterations can be made in writing to the ICPF 2016 secretariat.
ELECTRONIC FUNDS TRANSFER (EFT)
You may register online and note payment will be made by Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT). A tax invoice will be generated and emailed to you immediately with your registration confirmation letter for payment within 14 days. All bank fees incurred with electronic funds transfer, whether international or national, are at the depositor’s expense. Please use your name as a reference. To ensure prompt reconciliation please forward a copy of the transfer record/remittance advice to the ICPF 2016 secretariat.
Bank: Commonwealth Bank
Account Name: WALDRONSMITH Management – ASPS
Account Number: 1058 7228
Swift Code: CTBAAU2S
Location: University of Sydney, Holme Building
Date: Thursday, 10 November 2016
Time: 1730 – 1900hrs
Dress code: Smart Casual
Join your colleagues and friends for welcome drinks and refreshments at the close of Thursday’s sessions.
*This event is included with the full registration. Day registrations and additional guest tickets are available for purchase for $75.
WALDRONSMITH Management has arranged special rates at a number of hotels within close proximity of the University of Sydney for ICPF 2016.
A credit card number will be required to guarantee your booking and will be passed on to the hotel to secure your booking. Your accommodation and incidental costs must be settled direct with the hotel on departure. Please note hotels may charge a surcharge on credit card payments made on departure.
Should you require dates outside of the conference dates, please note this in your booking and WALDRONSMITH Management will contact the hotel on your behalf and advise.
Please note the check in time is generally 1400 hours. If you require access to your room prior to this time, it may be wise to pre-register on the evening before your arrival. If you are arriving after 1800 hours please note this accordingly.
The hotels impose strict release dates of 30 days prior to arrival and therefore any bookings made after 10 October 2016 will be subject to availability. After 10 October 2016, please email Julia@wsm.com.au with your hotel preference, room type and required arrival and departure dates.
Please note cancelled bookings or failure to arrive at the hotel on the designated date of arrival (no-show) will incur penalties. See details below before making your selection.
Any changes to your booking must be made via email to WALDRONSMITH Management – not direct with the hotel.
All room rates noted are based on room only, unless otherwise specified, are in Australian Dollars and include 10% GST.
FourPoints by Sheraton (4 star)
Sydney, Darling Harbour
161 Sussex Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2000
Premium City Side Rooms: $395.00 per night room only including 1 breakfast
Four Points Sheraton will charge a one night’s deposit on the credit card nominated at the time of booking. Should you then cancel from that time until 15 days prior to arrival, a one night’s cancellation fee will apply.
14 days prior to arrival, the hotel will charge your nominated card for the entire length of stay. Cancellations and ‘no-shows’ within 14 days of arrival are charged a 100% cancellation fee.
Park Royal Darling Harbour (4 star)
150 Day St, Sydney NSW 2000
Superior room: $290 Superior room including 1 breakfast and Wifi
Within 60-15 days, a cancellation fee equal to one night’s room rate will apply. If a room is cancelled 14 days or less than arrival, the entire length of stay is charged as a cancellation fee.
Call for Abstracts
The DEADLINE for abstracts closed on 15th July 2016
All abstracts submitted will be considered for poster presentation.
A poster presentation constitutes a visual display of research projects. A poster (physical display board or electronic on-screen display) must not extend beyond the boundaries of the standard templates – one display board or electronic file will be allocated per poster.
Full details of the format and display of posters will be detailed within the acceptance notifications sent to nominated presenting authors. All abstracts submitted will be considered but are not guaranteed to be accepted for poster presentations. Day registration is mandatory for an accepted poster presentation. Without registration, an abstract may be withdrawn.
Authors invited by the Scientific Committee to give oral presentations of their work will be notified of this in an acceptance letter. Day registration is mandatory for an accepted oral presentation. Without registration, an abstract may be withdrawn.
Abstracts should be submitted within the following theme areas for consideration for poster presentations:
- Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
- Breast Surgery
- Head and Neck Surgery
- Lymphedema Surgery
- Perforator Flaps
Abstract submission is a three step process:
CREATING YOUR ABSTRACT
Download the Abstract Template, save it to your desktop and use this template to create your abstract in the required format. Abstracts submitted not using the correct template will be returned for correction.
- Abstracts should be a maximum of 250 words and in English.
- Authors are permitted to submit more than one abstract.
- Graphics and tables can be included in the abstract.
- The abstract should outline the work that will be presented at ICPF in Sydney, November 2016.
- After the closing date your abstract will be subjected to peer review.
After completing the abstract template move onto step 2.
CREATING AN ACCOUNT/LOGGING IN TO THE SUBMISSION PORTAL
Firstly you must create an account in order to upload your abstract/s. To begin, please click on the button below entitled “SUBMIT AN ABSTRACT”.
Once you have done this, if you have not previously submitted an abstract please click “Create New Account”. Your contact details will be required to create the account. You will be automatically logged in, as well as emailed a password for future use.
Once you’ve created an account within this portal you can upload abstracts, download the abstract template, view the terms and conditions and later register for the Congress and review the Briefing Notes should your submission be successful.
SUBMITTING YOUR ABSTRACT
Within the Submission Portal, click on “New Abstract.” You will be required to provide the following details prior to uploading the abstract file:
- The title of your abstract
- Name and organisation of all co-presenters and co-authors
- A brief biography of the presenting author (biography should be no more than 100 words)
- You will then be asked to upload the abstract file.
- All abstracts must be prepared according to the guidelines provided. Incomplete or incorrect submissions will be returned to the author and must be re-submitted immediately in the correct format to be considered for inclusion in the program.
- All fields on the online abstract submission form must be completed.
- Abstracts must be submitted by the presenting author who should complete all fields in the online submission form.
- Submission of your abstract implies you have read, understood and comply with the Terms and Conditions as outlined in the Submission Portal.
CONFIRMING YOUR SUBMISSIONS
You are required to double check your abstract has uploaded correctly and has successfully been converted to a PDF file during the upload process. If you have any concerns, please contact the ICPF Secretariat on T +61 3 9645 6311 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
NOTIFICATION TO AUTHORS
The presenting author will be notified of the Scientific Committee’s decision relating to their abstract/s. Accepted authors will be required to register attendance in order to confirm a place in the scientific program. Abstracts without an associated registration may be withdrawn.
Please note the contact details provided at the time of abstract submission should be for the nominated main contact for your abstract (i.e. the primary and/or presenting author). All correspondence relating to the submission will be directed to this person, and they should in turn distribute to all co-presenters.
Robert Allen, MD, New York, New York, USA
Claudio Angrigiani, MD, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Phillip N. Blondeel, MD, Ghent, Belgium
Hung-Chi Chen, MD, Taipei, Taiwan
Geoffrey G. Hallock, MD, Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA
Matthew Hanasono, MD, Houston, Texas, USA
Joon Pio Hong, MD, Seoul, South Korea
Isao Koshima, PhD, Tokyo, Japan
Koenraad Van Landuyt, MD, Ghent, Belgium
Lay Hooi Lim, MD, Penang, Malaysia
Jaume Masia, MD, Barcelona, Spain
Steven F. Morris, MD, Halifax, Canada
Peter Neligan, MB, Seattle, Washington, USA
Nathalie Roche, MD, Ghent, Belgium
Eric Santamaria, MD, Mexico City, Mexico
Roman Skoracki, MD, Columbus, Ohio, USA
Yixin Zhang, MD PhD, Shanghai, China
Call for Abstracts Open 11 March 2016 Abstract submission Close 15 July 2016 Authors notified of abstract acceptance 22 August 2016 Registration Open 1 March 2016 Early Bird Registration Close 1 September 2016 ICPF 2016 10 – 12 November 2016 Cadaver Workshop (places are limited) 13 November 2016
Sponsorship and Exhibition
We are pleased to announce the sponsorship & exhibition opportunities are available for consideration.
Demand is expected to be high so we encourage you to act quickly.
ICPF 2016 provides a rare opportunity for your company to display its products and services to a range of practitioners including plastic surgeons, breast surgeons, head and neck surgeons, microsurgeons and surgical registrars. Previous ICPF meetings have attracted, on average, over 200 delegates. This is the first time this prestigious International Course on Perforator Flaps will be convened in Australia. It is a unique opportunity to showcase your brand to leading surgeons from Australia and around the world as well as surgical registrars.
For further information and to make your application please click below or email email@example.com.
Cancellation and Refund Policy
For accommodation cancellation policies, please refer to the individual hotel policies noted on the Registration Information page. Any amendments to original hotel bookings must be forwarded via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) to the ICPF 2016 Office. Verbal changes or cancellations cannot be accepted, nor will the hotels accept any direct changes.
ICPF 2016 Registration Fees
All cancellations must be made in writing to the ICPF 2016 Secretariat. Refunds will not be granted on failure of visa application. The ICPF 2016 will acknowledge receipt of your cancellation by email.
Refund for cancellation of your ICPF 2016 registration will be made subject to the following deadlines and administrative charge:
On or before 10 August 2016: 100% refund, less an administration fee of $110 inc GST
On or before 10 September: 75% refund, less an administration fee of $110 inc GST
On or before 10 October 2016: 50% refund, less an administration fee of $110 inc GST
After 10 October 2016: no refund
Any refund paid will be returned via the same payment method as the original receipt of funds.
No refund will be made after 10 October 2016, however an alternative delegate name may be provided in writing and the booking and funds will be re-allocated accordingly.
Please note no refund or discount will be made if an inclusive function or event within the registration fee is not taken up or is subsequently cancelled.
Where there are extenuating circumstances outside of these terms a refund may be considered at the discretion of the ICFP 2016 Organising Committee.