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The ASCD Symposium From post-treatment makeup to the latest in laser rejuvenation, here’s what you missed at this year’s ASCD Symposium. Skincare and skin-friendly makeup were discussed by a panel of Synergie’s Terri Vinson, Bespoke’s Katherine Armour, celebrity makeup artist Rae Morris, and dermatologist Dr Cara McDonald while attendees learned how to engage with different patient personality types thanks to behavioural expert Grazina Fechner. The exhibition space was dominated by devices, and while newer developments like Cutera’s excel V+, Venus Concept’s Versa,

Clockwise from top: The Gala Dinner at Sheraton on the Park Dr Sonia Batra and ASCD Convenor, Prof Greg Goodman Venus Concept’s Daine Merrin Terri Vinson, Rae Morris, Dr Cara McDonald, Katherine Armour

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eptember saw many of the industry’s top dermal and medical aesthetics practitioners flock to Sydney for another incredibly successful installment of the Australasian Society of Cosmetic Dermatologists' (ASCD) annual symposium, hosted at Sydney’s Hilton. Just over 400 guests gathered to enjoy a packed-out, four-day programme of panels, discussions, teaching villages and small group workshops, provided by renowned local and international guests alike, among them US-based dermatologist and co-host of the acclaimed TV show ‘The Doctors’, Dr Sonia Batra. “This year we again have 11 overseas speakers and some great Australian thought leaders emphasising excellence – in general and into the specifics of our practice, the aspiration, inspiration and fulfilment of this goal,” said ASCD Symposium Convenor Professor Greg Goodman prior to the event. “We will theme this through the plenary sessions and the entire conference.” The unique Masterclass event was held the day prior to the Symposium’s official Friday 20th launch, featuring smaller workshops on photography, complications, communication and injecting technique. The Friday to Sunday programme gave guests plenty of incredible content to work with, covering two rooms and as many as 40+ speakers crossing the stages in just one day. The recurring theme was patient safety, with emphasis on facial anatomy and injecting, pigmentation and laser rejuvenation, and communication and consulting techniques. 24 | SPA+CLINIC

and Sciton’s Halo & BBL were in high demand, those undoubtedly causing the most intrigue on the floor throughout the weekend was the latest in pelvic floor rejuvenation – BTL’s Emsella and Cryomed’s TESLAchair. Guests were delighted by a healthy dose of entertainment throughout both exhibition evenings. Friday’s welcome drinks proved to be an invaluable networking opportunity and celebration of the weekend’s opening – complete with canapes, bubbles and live music. Saturday evening saw the highly anticipated Gala Dinner hosted at Sydney’s Sheraton on the Park, where attendees were treated to both welcome drinks in the foyer and sit-down 3-course dinner, some kind words and certificates to international speakers awarded by Professor Goodman himself, and spectacular brass band and dancing to close out the night. ASCD is thrilled to announce its 2020 conference dates, to be held at Crown Melbourne from 11 – 13 September. We look forward to seeing you there! ASCD.ORG.AU

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