PSC 2017

Welcome

Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), with the participation of the Australasian Foundation for Plastic Surgery (AFPS)  is pleased to invite you to attend the Plastic Surgery Congress (PSC) from 1 – 4 June 2017 at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre, Queensland, Australia.

PSC brings together the best in contemporary scientific and medical education from around Australia and the world. Participate in high quality presentations and networking events with colleagues, peers and .opinion leaders.

 

Darrell Perkins
Convenor, Plastic Surgery Congress 2017

 

Local Organising Committee

Darrell Perkins, Convenor PSC 2017
Cameron Mackay, Convenor PSC 2017 and Education Committee Chair ASPS

Tony Pennington, Chair Research committee, AFPS

Tony Kane, Chair Education Committee, AFPS

Kim Hanna, Chief Operating Officer, ASPS

 

Plastic Surgery Conference 2017 Secretariat

Waldron Smith Management

119 Buckhurst Street, South Melbourne VIC 3205 Australia

T +61 3 9645 6311 F +61 3 9645 6322

psc2017@wsm.com.au

 

  • Workshops and Forums

    Allergan Injectable Workshop

    Dates:                   Wednesday 31 May 2017

    Times:                  1300 – 1700 hrs

    Location:             Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre

    Cost:                     Included in all full Congress registrations (registration required)

     

    The Total Face Approach: The importance of the Cosmetic Consultation and Treatment Planning in improving cosmetic outcomes

    Total Face Assessment and Consultation; patient education, treatment planning, and the art of the Cosmetic Consultation.

    A hands on workshop with Allergan’s Juvederm® range, focusing on facial assessment, treatment planning and injecting technique.

    Space is limited and registration is required to this workshop.

     

    AirXpanders Breakfast Session

    Dates:                   Friday 2 June 2017

    Times:                  0700 - 0800

    Location               Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre

    Cost:                      Included in all full Congress registrations

     

    AeroForm: Australian Trial Results of the New V3.0 Device

    An interactive panel presentation by Australia’s most experienced users of the AeroForm Breast Tissue Expander System on their experience and results with the next generation of this novel device.

     

    Dorevitch Pathology Breakfast Session

    Dates:                   Friday 2 June 2017

    Times:                  0700 - 0800

    Location               Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre

    Cost:                      Included in all full Congress registrations

     

    Dermatopathology for Plastic Surgeons

     

    Dr Joel Pinczewski

    MD (USA) PhD

    This breakfast session is designed to provide an introduction or refresher course on basic dermatopathology concepts relevant to plastic surgeons. It will include discussion around basic dermatopathology terminology, common benign and malignant non-melanocytic skin tumours and how immunostains are used in their diagnosis, and also benign and malignant melanocytic tumours, including dysplastic naevi and melanoma. Key terms in melanoma synopsis will be discussed and illustrated, including Clark Level, Breslow thickness, lymphovascular invasion and perineural spread. Finally the presentation will cover the use of immunostains in melanoma diagnosis along with a discussion of treatment guidelines.

    Space is limited and registration is required to this session.

     

     

     

    Wound Management Forum

    Dates:                  Friday 2 June – Saturday 3 June 2017

    Times:                  0800 – 1700 hrs

    Location:             Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre

    Cost:                    2 Day Registration - $487 (including GST)

                                 1 Day Registration - $350 (inlcuding GST)

    Following the inaugural Wound Management forum run at the PSC 2013, the Australasian Foundation for Plastic Surgery will again run an extensive program covering all aspects of wound management, over 2 days. This forum is suitable for everyone with an interest in wounds and healing including Plastic Surgeons, Burn Surgeons, Clinical Nurse Specialists, Plastic Surgery Unit Nurses, Practice Nurses and Community Nurses.

    Attendees to the Wound Management Forum will receive morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea on the day(s) of your attendance. 2 Day Wound Management Forum Registrants will also receive a complimentary ticket to the Congress Welcome Reception on Thursday 1 June.

    Attendees may purchase tickets to the Congress Dinner held on Saturday 3 June.

     

  • International Keynote Speakers

    We are delighted to have the following International Keynote Speakers presenting at the Congress:

    Click here for more details

    Associate Prof. Phillippa Diedrichs Bristol, UK
    Steven Fagien, MD Florida, USA
    Prof. Lynn Gillam Melbourne, AUSTRALIA
    Steven R. Jacobson, MD Minnesota, USA
    Prof. Albert Losken Georgia, USA
    Dr Bryan Mendelson Melbourne, AUSTRALIA  
    Prof. Debra Reilly Nebraska, USA  
    J. Peter Rubin, MD Pennsylvania, USA
     Dr Mike Ruettermann Oldenburg, GERMANY
    Prof. Nichola Rumsey OBE Bristol, UK
    Assoc Prof. Liza C. Wu Pennsylvania, USA  

     

     

     

  • Sponsors

    The Plastic Surgery Congress 2017 (PSC 2017) Organising Committee would like to thank the following organisations who, at the time of publication, have given their support:

    Platinum Sponsors

          

    Gold Sponsors

     

    Congress App Sponsor

     

    Breakfast Session Sponsors

     

    Daily Catering Sponsor

     

    The Wound Management Forum Organising Committee would like to thank the following organisations who, at the time of publication, have given their support:

    Wound Management Forum Sponsor

     

    PSC 2017 is proudly hosted by:    

                                        

  • Exhibitors
    PSC 2017 - Exhibitor Listing    
    Organisation Website Logo
    Acelity www.acelity.com
    AirXpanders www.airxpanders.com
    Allergan www.allergan.com.au
    American Society of Plastic Surgeons www.plasticsurgery.org 
    Anatomics  www.anatomics.com
    ANZ www.health.anz.com
    Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons www.plasticsurgery.org.au
    AVANT Mutual  www.avant.org.au
    Avita Medical www.avitamedical.com
    Capstone System www.capstonesystem.com.au
    Cook Medical www.cookmedical.com

    Cryomed Aesthetics

    www.cryomed.com.au  
    Device Technologies www.device.com.au
    Dorevitch Pathology www.dorevitch.com.au
    Genie Solutions www.geniesolutions.com.au
    Getz Healthcare www.ghcaesthetics.com.au
    Heine Australia www.heine.net.au
    Integra www.integralife.com
    Interplast Australia & New Zealand www.interplast.org.au
    Jan Marini www.janmariniaustralia.com.au
    JT Medical www.jtmedical.com.au
    Karl Storz Endoscopy   www.karlstorz.com 
    Leica Microsystems www.leica-microsystems.com
    LifeHealthcare www.lifehealthcare.com.au
    Macquarie Medical Systems mms.machealth.com.au
    Medibroker www.prioritylife.com.au
    Medical Specialties Australia www.msa.com.au 
    Medifit Design & Construct www.medifit.com.au
    Medihost Solutions www.medihostsolutions.com.au
    MediWealth Australia www.mediwealthaustralia.com 
    Medtronic Australasia www.medtronic.com
    Mentor - Johnson & Johnson www.jnj.com.au/devices
    Smith and Nephew www.smith-nephew.com/australia
    Stratpharma www.stratpharma.com
    Stryker www.strykermeded.com
    Surgiplas Medical www.surgiplas.com.au
    Trusted Surgeons  www.trustedsurgeons.com.au 
    VOE,SA  www.voe.es
    ZEISS www.zeiss.com.au

     

  • Registration

    Registration for the Plastic Surgery Congress (PSC) 2017 is open and suitable for Plastic Surgeons, FRACS Accredited Surgeons, Doctors in training with hospital positions, Research Fellows, SET Trainees & Residents and Senior Practice Managers of ASPS Members. Don't miss out!

    Congress Sessions and Exhibition:

    Congress Day

    Date

    Times

    Day 1

    Thursday 1 June 2017

    0830 – 1730

    Day 2

    Friday 2 June 2017

    0830 – 1730

    Day 3

    Saturday 3 June 2017

    0830 – 1730

    Day 4

    Sunday 4 June 2017

    0830 – 1300

    Event

    Date

    Times

    Welcome Reception

    Thursday 1 June 2017

    1730 – 1930

    Congress Dinner

    Friday 2 June 2017

    1930 – 2200

    * Please note that times are subject to change.

     

    click here to view registration brochure

     

     

  • Social Program

    Social Program

    Networking is a key part of the Congress and to complement the educational program, an equally outstanding social program has been developed to allow you the chance to relax, enjoy and experience genuine hospitality whilst you are in the Gold Coast.

    International Faculty Cocktail Reception

    By Invitation
    Date: 1700 - 1900, Wednesday 31 May 2017
    Location: Cabannas, Sofitel Hotel
    Dress Code: Lounge Suit

    Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons, President's VIP Dinner

    By Invitation
    Date: 1900 - 2200, Wednesday 31 May 2017
    Location: Broadbeach Room, Sofitel Hotel
    Dress Code: Lounge Suit

    Welcome Reception

    Date: 1730 - 1930, Thursday 1 June 2017
    Location: Exhibition Hall, Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre
    Dress Code: Smart Casual

    Join us then for the Welcome Reception offering drinks and canapés whilst you meet old and new acquaintances alike. Delegates, sponsors and exhibitor staff may gain entry with their name badge. Additional tickets: $70 per person.

    Gala Dinner

    Date: 1900 - 2300, Friday 2 June 2017
    Location: Hall 4, Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre
    Dress Code: Lounge suit

    Join us for the Gala Dinner for a fantastic dining experience. The Dinner is the formal event of the Congress and will offer a seated dinner with great wines and entertainment. We encourage all members to be in attendance as it will be an evening not to be missed. Included in full delegate registrations. Addiitonal tickets: $160 per person.

    Interplast Cocktail Reception

    Date: 1845 - 1945, Saturday 3 June 2017
    Location: Level 1, Foyer, Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre
    Dress Code: Smart Casual

    Interplast invites you to join them for cocktails and canapes. Included in full and one/ tow day delgate registrations.

  • Location

    Host Venue

    Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre 
    2684 -2690 Gold Coast Highway
    Broadbeach 
    Queensland 4218
    Ph: +61 7 5504 4000
    www.gccec.com.au

     

     

    The Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre has been selected as the venue for the ASM. It is located in the Queensland, Gold Coast, Broadbeach area. Broadbeach is the ultimate destination, perfectly positioned on the Gold Coast just minutes south of Surfers Paradise and only a short drive to both the Gold Coast and Brisbane Airports. It is one of Queensland’s favourite holiday and business destinations, offering a unique village-like atmosphere, vibrantly sophisticated lifestyle and a relaxed ambience.
    The Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre is Australia’s largest regional convention centre, renowned for its commitment to quality and service excellence.


    Host City

    World famous for its sun, surf and sand, the City of Gold Coast lies at the South East border of Queensland, Australia and stretches along 57 kilometres of pristine coastline.

    The city’s spectacular coastal setting means heading to the beach is high on the list of things to do. Broadbeach, Surfer’s Paradise and Main Beach are the best known in the region and offer a myriad of activities for everyone; hire a surfboard and hit the waves, swim in the shallow warm waters, enjoy a game of Frisbee or beach volleyball along the shoreline or simply lie down and bask under the warm Australian sun.

    As the beaches roll into the city, you’ll find a bustling city centre with a modern skyline, quirky shops and designer stores, a variety of restaurants and fine dining, and a buzzing nightlife scene. The Gold Coast is also renowned for its collection of theme parks; Dream World, Wet ‘n’ Wild, Sea World and Warner Brother’s Movie World are definitely all worth a visit.
    Beyond the city fringe, there are the magnificent National Parks of Springbrook, Lamington and Tamborine which feature World Heritage protected sub-tropical rainforests and spectacular lookouts that gaze out across the hinterland, the city and out to the expanse of the ocean.

    Whatever you are into you’ll find yourself easily filling your days and nights with fun-filled times.  For more information, please access the visit Gold Coast Website.

     

  • Travel and Transport

    Travel and Transport

     

    Air

    Gold Coast Airport

    The Gold Coast Airport is just 20 minutes south of the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre with regular flights from all capital cities and some Queensland regional centres.

    Regular bus and shuttle services are available from Gold Coast Airport to Broadbeach.

    For further information please visit www.goldcoastairport.com.au.

    Brisbane Airport

    If you are arriving at Brisbane Airport, this is around 80km north of the Gold Coast but there are several options to get from the airport including train, bus, car, taxi, limo and shuttle. A taxi from Brisbane to the Gold Coast is outside the metered zones and so you would need to ask the driver for a quote, an estimate would be between $150 and $300. You can catch a train directly from either the Brisbane Domestic, Brisbane International direct to the Gold Coast which will take around 90 minutes.

    Useful information and links can be found here www.goldcoastinfo.net/transport/getting-there/brisbane-to-the-gold-coast/.

     

    GETTING AROUND THE GOLD COAST

    Car Rental

    You’ll find Australia’s entire best known car rental companies located opposite the arrivals area at Gold Coast Airport.

    Public Transport (Local Bus)

    Surfside Buses services the Gold Coast with a number of routes passing directly through Surfers Paradise. The route 702 bus departs from the airport, every half hour between the first and last flights of the day, and takes about 45 minutes to arrive at Ferny Avenue in Surfers Paradise.

    G:link Light Rail

    The Gold Coast’s G:link light rail system is a 13-kilometre corridor connecting Griffith University to Broadbeach, passing through the key activity centres of Surfers Paradise and Southport.

    The service provides an easily-accessible and affordable transport option for patrons and guests, with the Broadbeach North Station conveniently located just metres from the Centre’s main entrance.

    Taxi

    Gold Coast Cabs operates a major fleet in the Gold Coast and surrounds. To book a cab call 13 13 30 or visit the website.

    For those who prefer to get about using Uber, it is operating throughout the Gold Coast. Click here for the Uber Gold Coast  map.

     

     

  • General Information

    General Information

    Weather in Winter

    Average daily temperature 21°C

    Some tips from the Locals

    • You can get sunburnt even on cloudy days – wear sun protection year round.

    • While casual is the Gold Coast norm, some golf courses have dress codes so check when booking.

    • Gentlemen may need a jacket when fine dining, or enjoying a sophisticated evening at a club or restaurant.

    • Hinterland areas may be cooler and wetter. Take a jacket just in case and wear comfortable walking shoes.

    • Pack swim wear year round.

    • Climate and dress code

    • Include average day and evening temperatures for the time of year of the Congress.

    • Include dress code for the Congress and social events.

    Insurance

    Delegates are strongly advised to secure appropriate travel and health insurance. Delegate registration fees do not provide any such insurance coverage. The Organising Committee and the Congress Office accept no responsibility for any loss in this regard.

    Language

    The official language of the Congress is English.

    Name badges

    Your official Congress name badge must be worn at all times, as it is your entry to all sessions and functions. Entry to anyone not wearing their name badge will be refused.

    People with Special Needs

    Every effort is made to ensure people with special needs are catered for. Should you require any specific assistance, please include a notation with your registration form to enable us to make your stay pleasant and comfortable.

    Disclaimer

    The PSC 2017 Congress including the Congress Organisers will not accept liability for the damages of any nature sustained by participants or their accompanying persons for loss or damage to their personal property as a result of PSC 2017 Congress and exhibition or related events.

    Privacy Statement

    Information requested and provided on Congress online forms will be used to administer the Congress including accommodation, catering, transport and sponsorship. Data obtained will remain the property of WALDRONSMITH Management and the PSC 2017 Congress. For more information on our privacy policy, please visit http://www.waldronsmith.com.au/.

  • Terms and Conditions

    Cancellation and Refund Policy

    Cancellation of a registration must be advised via email to the Congress Office: psc2017@wsm.com.au. Verbal changes or cancellation cannot be accepted.

    The following refunds will apply from the date of receipt of notification:

     

    ·         On or before 1 March 2017 - 100% refund less an administration fee of $110 including GST

    ·         On or before 1 April 2017 - 75% refund less an administration fee of $110 including GST

    ·         On or before 1 May 2017 - 50% refund less an administration fee of $110 including GST

    ·         After 2 May 2017 - No refund available

     

    The refund will be returned via the same payment method as the original receipt of funds. No refund will be made after 2 May 2017, however an alternative delegate name may be nominated in writing and the booking and funds will be 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.

     

    Optional functions or events may be cancelled before or on 1 May 2017 and will be refunded in full via the same payment method as the original receipt of funds. From 2 May 2017, no refunds will be made however an alternative delegate name may be nominated via email and the booking and funds will be allocated accordingly.

     

    Accommodation

     

    Any amendments to original hotel bookings must be forwarded via email to the PSC 2017 Congress Secretariat. Verbal changes or cancellations cannot be accepted nor will the hotels accept any changes directly

     

    For all hotels, cancellations within 30 days will incur a cancellation fee equal to one night’s accommodation. For cancellations less than 7 days at the Crown Plaza Surfers Paradise, and less than 14 days at all other Congress hotels, a cancellation fee equal to 100% of your booking will apply.

     

    Insurance

     

    Delegates are strongly advised to secure appropriate travel and health insurance. Delegate registration fees do not provide any such insurance coverage. The Organising Committee, ASPS and the Congress Secretariat accept no responsibility for any loss in this regard.

     

    Tax

     

    All Congress registration fees and additional ticket rates are quoted in Australian dollars and are inclusive of GST.

     

    Photography

     

    Unauthorised photography during the Congress sessions is strictly prohibited. Attendees taking photographs may have photos deleted and may be asked to leave.

     

    Disclaimers

     

    The Congress Secretariat reserves the right to alter or cancel, without prior notice, any of the arrangements, timetables or plans relating directly or indirectly to the Congress or exhibition, for any cause beyond their reasonable control. The Congress Secretariat, Organising Committee and ASPS accept no responsibility for any loss or inconvenience caused as result of such alterations.

     

    In the event that the Congress is cancelled by the organisers, or cannot take place for any reason outside the control of the organisers, including but not limited to industrial disruption, registration fees shall be refunded in full. The liability of the organisers shall be limited to that refund; the Organising Committee, ASPS and the Congress Secretariat shall not be liable for any other loss, cost of expense, however caused, incurred or arising.

     

    By registering for the Congress, you acknowledge and consent that during your attendance at PSC 2017 your image or voice may be recorded via video, photograph or by any other means (“recorded”) by an officer or official of PSC 2017, which may be distributed or published at the discretion of the PSC 2017. If you do not wish to be recorded, you are required to formally advise the PSC 2017 Congress Office.

     

    Privacy

     

    In registering for this Congress, relevant details will be incorporated into a delegate list (name, organisation and state/country only, in accordance with Privacy Legislation) and may be made available to parties directly related to the Congress including ASPS, Organising Committee, accommodation providers (for the purpose of room bookings only) and sponsors and exhibitors. A delegate list will be made available to all delegates prior to the Congress. This information will also be added to a database for future Congress marketing. If you have not selected to have your details removed from the database during the online registration process please see the staff at the registration desk.

     

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