Media, News and Events

The Non-Surgical Symposium is the premier educational event for non-surgical aesthetics in Australasia, hosted by The Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) and the Cosmetic Physicians College of Australasia (CPCA).

The Non-Surgical Symposium is attended by all practitioners performing non-surgical rejuvenation, including plastic surgeons, cosmetic doctors, dermatologists, nurse aestheticians and dermal therapists.

With two incredible social functions and a long list of international speakers, this event is not to be missed.

If you could not attend the 2016 NSS, make sure not to miss the 2017 NSS!!

22-25 June 2017
Gold Coast Convention Centre

 

Click here to sign up to the NSS Mailing List.

Face and Neck Symposium & Dissection Workshop

The Australasian Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery are conducting a three-day Symposium and Cadaver Dissection Workshop on surgical and non-surgical rejuvenation of the Face and Neck.

AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL MARITIME MUSEUM

SYDNEY

10-12 NOV, 2016

For more details, please click here

The Cosmetic Physicians College of Australasia Ltd. (CPCA), Cosmetic Physicians Society of Australasia Inc. (CPSA) along with the Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) would like to invite and inform you of the premier educational event for non-surgical aesthetics in Australasia. The CPCA, CPSA and ASAPS look forward to welcoming you to Melbourne for the 2016 Non-Surgical Symposium, from 2 - 5 June at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. This outstanding conference is full of exhibitions and workshops, from which you will further your knowledge of the cosmetic industry.

Now open for registration.  Early bird specials available up to 9th February, unless sold out (2015 was a sell out!)

More information or to register, please click here.

We hope to see you there!

2016 NSS

The Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) and the Cosmetic Physicians Society of Australasia Inc. (CPSA) invite you to join them at what is undoubtedly the premier educational event for non-surgical aesthetics in Australasia. ASAPS and the CPSA take great pleasure welcoming you to Melbourne for the 2015 Non-Surgical Symposium, 4 to 7 June at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.

NEW CORRESPONDENCE

NSW Govt Health

The Regulation of Facilities Carrying Out Cosmetic Surgery

29/11/2016 

This is a reminder for NSW members to ensure compliance with the requirements.

Please click here to view the file.

The College announces the recent release of its own Technology-based Patient Consultation Policy as a guide to inform registered medical practitioners and the community about the College’s expectations of medical practitioners who participate in technology-based patient consultations.

To view the new College's policy, please click here.

Recently, Avant Mututal Group have brought out a discussion paper on Telemedicine because of the large number of inquiries.

Avant seeks member feedback for framework to manage potential telehealth medico-legal risks

Our President, Dr Doug Grose, has commented that the College will certainly make a contribution to this and we will keep our members updated on this matter.

 

CME Meetings - NEW requirement

Just a reminder that all members need to quote their membership number at the time of sending in their RSVP’s to meetings and must take the number with them to write into the meeting attendance register. This is so that we can cross match the CME Attendance register to the member’s records input into the CME/CPD system in the member area of the College website. 

2016 NSS & Convocation Ceremony Photos



Both the 2016 NSS and the Convocation Ceremony were a huge success.
Thank you to all the members who could make it to the events to celebrate with the College.
Congratulations to our new members for joining the College. 


Please click to view or download photos from the 2016 NSS and the Convocation Ceremony.

Please see below the links to our submissions and publicity report for 2015/2016

Publicity Report

RES Publica has generated coverage for our College across all mediums including broadcast, print and social media.

Date Media Topic Link
28/05/2015

Gold Coast Bulletin

Gold Coast Bulletin

Some Gold Coast clinics allegedly thinning out their products as Botox price war erupts Article
02/06/2015

ABC

ABC

State of tomorrow: the business of tattoo removal in the Mid West Article
23/06/2015

A Current Affair

A Current Affair

Hair Removal Article
17/10/2015

News.com.au

News.com.au

Is it OK for women to pop their Botox cherry in their early 20s? Article
19/11/2015

ABC

ABC

Body dysmorphia disorder: People with BDD share torment of perceived defects in appearance Article
30/03/2016

Australian Women’s Weekly

Australian Women’s Weekly

The future of anti-ageing Article

Submissions

Date Description File
22/05/2015 AHPRA - Submission to Public Consultation: Registered Medical Practitioners Who Provide Cosmetic Medical and Surgical Procedures  Submission
07/07/2015 ARPANSA - Response to Consultation Draft: Regulatory Impact Statement - Intense Pulsed Light Sources (IPLs) and Lasers for Cosmetic or Beauty Therapy Submission
31/10/2015 WA Medicines and Poisons Regulations 2015 Submission


RES Publica has generated coverage for our College across all mediums including broadcast, print and social media.

The 2015-2016 Media Coverage Report and Media Coverage Tracker are now available to be viewed by members.

The Cosmetic Physicians College of Australasia (CPCA) is broadly supportive of the Medical Board of Australia’s (MBA’s) newly issued guidelines on cosmetic medical and surgical procedures.
However, the CPCA does have significant concerns about specific elements of the guidelines. In particular, while point 7.2 of the guideline rightly states that prescribing of Schedule 4 medications over the phone or by email is inappropriate, it allows prescribing by video (e.g. via skype). The CPCA contends that this is also inappropriate in performing cosmetic medical and surgical consulting where assessment of the patient’s skin and psychology are essential but cannot be effectively done via video.

To read more on this media release, please click here.

Women have long been told, that a stitch in time saves nine, when it comes to facial aging. Men, it
appears, are catching up. The latest survey1 by the Cosmetic Physicians College of Australasia (CPCA),
indicated that 79 per cent of Aussie blokes, who have undertaken some form of non-surgical
cosmetic intervention, consider it a part of their normal grooming routine. This is a 20 per cent rise
from 2014.

To read more on this media release, please click here.

An overwhelming number of Australians feel it is acceptable to use non-surgical cosmetic procedures to diminish the signs of ageing. More then three quarters (79 per cent) of those surveyed by The Cosmetic Physicians College of Australasia (CPCA), view non-surgical cosmetic procedures as a suitable way to look and feel younger, undertaking such procedures as part of their regular grooming regime.

To read more on this media release, please click here.

The Cosmetic Physicians College of Australasia (CPCA), estimates that Australians’ spent more than $890 million in the past twelve months, on minimally or non-invasive cosmetic procedures. This is a 5 per cent increase from 2014. It appears that the growing acceptability of minimally or non-invasive cosmetic procedures is contributing to Australians’ spending more than ever before on these so called ‘lunch time’ procedures.

To read more on this media release, please click here.

The Cosmetic Physicians College of Australasia is please to announce the appointment of its inaugural Board, following the first convocation of the College in Sydney on 29 August 2015.

To read more on this media release, please click here.

The Cosmetic Physicians Society of Australasia (CPSA) is pleased to announce the establishment of the Cosmetic Physicians College of Australasia and its inaugural Board.

The Cosmetic Physicians College of Australasia was established following a decision by CPSA members at their Annual General Meeting (AGM) on 30 August 2013 to investigate the development of such a college. Since the AGM, the CPSA set up a Constitution Committee to consider the development and structure of a college for cosmetic medical practitioners. The College’s constitution was registered with ASIC in October 2014.

Click here to download the media release.