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Don’t let the best you have done so far be the standard for the rest of your life. — GUSTAVUS F. SWIFT (1839-1903)

APAN’s business as an industry body is to provide leadership direction, while serving the industry we represent through nurture and encouragement. But, we don’t just stop there. We also challenge you to grow beyond your comfort zone. Without these two elements in operation you cannot maintain your competitive advantage, survive and achieve healthy growth. We do not anticipate any swift changes to the current regulation however, we have commenced dialogue and put forward a very solid case for consideration. The response is that we will be invited to participate in discussions when the review commences. Our intention is to work collaboratively with regulators, not just in Queensland, but also in every State and assist them to gain a better understanding of educational updates within our industry. This no doubt will be a difficult road and a slow process, nevertheless, we are committed to pursue accurate representation of our industry’s progress and the need for regulations that do not compromise consumer safety, but are also more workable for our practitioners. I will keep you upto-date on developments.

AABTh and APAA. It saddens me to see that while they have achieved several milestones for our industry, they are no longer in existence because of apathy and failure for many in the industry to support their existence. We need a strong voice to fight our battles, and ensure a continued and thriving industry.

WHAT’S IN STORE FOR 2019

A few weeks ago, I interviewed Dr Tiina Meder a worldrenowned cosmetic dermatologist and formulator of the Meder Professional Skincare distributed in Australia by Spectrum Science and Beauty. Dr Meder is at the forefront of ingredient research and advanced formulations specifically for clinical practice and has been instrumental in research and development with large companies in Switzerland and France.

We are very optimistic for the year ahead, with plans to continue to pursue industry standards and represent industry needs that are fair and equitable for the various modalities that make up our diverse professional practices. We are heavily involved in the development of nationally-approved qualifications with relevant government bodies, universities and also with innovative RTO organisations that are delivering quality education to support the recognition of the profession. As most of you will be aware regulations are also high on our agenda and we are vigilant to continue to put forward recommendations that will best serve you. Membership continues to be our major funding for our activities and we value the growing number of industry professionals who see the personal and professional value of their memberships with us. Thank you to all who stand with us as we continue to represent your needs. Without your support we cannot exist, as there is no government funding available to us for the tasks we perform.

APAN’s business as an industry body is to provide leadership direction while serving the industry we represent through nurture and encouragement. But, we don’t just stop there. We also challenge you to grow beyond your comfort zone. Without these two elements in operation you cannot maintain your competitive advantage, survive and achieve healthy growth.

This was her first visit to Australia and she commented on how impressed she was to see that the aesthetics industry in Australia is so much more advanced in their scope of practice than many other countries. This has not happened by accident – it is the result of Associations’ consistent efforts for aestheticians’ rights to practice advanced modalities and use medical-grade technology. You only have to look at the US and other countries in Europe to see that doctors exclusively can operate many of these devices. I do encourage you all to support us in our endeavours. Your membership will not only provide you with tangible business benefits, but will also allow us to fight for your future. That is APAN’s mission.

In the past, the beauty/aesthetics industry was shaped by three important industry associations – AFABT,

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Profile for APAN - Aesthetics Practitioners Advisory Network

APJ Vol 38 2018  

Aesthetics Practitioners Journal Volume 38 Spring 2018 - The official publication of the Aesthetics Practitioners Advisory Network (APAN)

APJ Vol 38 2018  

Aesthetics Practitioners Journal Volume 38 Spring 2018 - The official publication of the Aesthetics Practitioners Advisory Network (APAN)

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