Media, News and Events

2017 Laser and Cosmetic Medicine Conference (LCMC)

 


ATTENTION!!

For those members who are in need of a CME-point boost, it has been decided to award 2 points per hour for attendance at THIS YEAR'S LCMC in Melbourne. Therefore, if you have missed NSS and could not attend NZSAM conference in Queenstown, this is your last opportunity to gain significant points in this calendar year. Points for this event can be garnered in sub-category 3(b) and 4(b). Remember, you MUST upload your receipt or certificate of attendance for your points to be accepted. 

NZSCM Conference 2017


The New Zealand Society of Cosmetic Medicine invites you to join them in Queenstown New Zealand for their annual conference. 

QUEENSTOWN - NEW ZEALAND

3-5 AUG, 2017

CPCA Members will receive a discount!

Click here to Register.

The 2017 Non-Surgical Symposium is only one month away. The NSS has sold out two years in a row. If you have not registered already, remember to book soon to secure your spot before the tickets are sold out.

Some of the benefits for attending include:
  • Earning more CME points
  • Helping to keep our College membership fees down
  • Opportunities for networking with other professionals in the field
2017 NSS Scientific Program is now available! Please click here to download.

Registration Fees:
CPCA Member - $2,450/ea 
CPCA Affiliate / Member's Practice Staff - $1,450/ea 

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

NZSCM Conference 2016

The New Zealand Society of Cosmetic Medicine invites you to join them in Queenstown New Zealand for their annual conference. 

Sessions include: Clinical Anatomy, Injectables, Adverse Events, Best Practice including Cultural Competence, CPRP/Laser, Skin Cancer, Inaugural Nurse session and Industry Symposium-New Products and Devices. 

Also offered pre conference - Laser Safety Course and Surgical Skills Workshop

QUEENSTOWN - NEW ZEALAND

11-13 AUG, 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.

- Queensland Health Department -

* New *
Cosmetic Surgical Procedure Regulations 
Prescribed by the
Private Health Facilities Regulation 2017

Commencing 1 January 2018, legislative changes will mean listed surgical cosmetic procedures will be required to take place at licensed premises.  To view the list prescribed by the Private Health Facilities Regulation 2017, click here.

Although this change only applies in Queensland, and is expected to have little effect on our members, the change will probably be of interest to you.
 
Click here for more information that will help practitioners understand how these changes will impact on their practice, including whether they need to apply for a licence.


(Click here for more photos)
If you missed this year’s NSS, the 2018 NSS will be held at the Gold Coast Convention Centre again,
on the 14th – 17th June 2018.


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

The 2016-2017 Media Coverage Report and Media Coverage Tracker are now available to be viewed by members.

CPSA

Final Annual Report 1997-2017

On March 31st, 2017, the CPSA Board and members met at the final annual general meeting at which the special resolution to close the Society was passed.

This copy of the annual report reminisces the creation and growth of the Society through the years, and closes on the proud note that the vision of the Society transforming into a College was fulfilled.

Please click here to view the CPSA Final Annual Report.

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 strongly supports the announcement by the Medical Board of Australia that it has enhanced the design of “a Professional Performance Framework to ensure all registered medical practitioners practise competently and ethically throughout their working lives”.

The CPCA represents 200 doctors across Australia dedicated safest practice and highest clinical standards – via professional assessment, diagnosis and treatment of patients’ aesthetic concerns managed through non-invasive and minimally invasive strategies available to registered medical practitioners.

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

The Cosmetic Physicians College of Australasia (CPCA) is deeply saddened by the tragic incident that recently occurred at the Medi Beauty Clinic in Chippendale, NSW, and said it has for many years now, been calling for stronger regulations for a range of cosmetic medicine treatments.

The CPCA said it welcomed last week’s announcement that the NSW government will review regulations for beauty clinics but has written to the Minister for Health to request that all aspects of cosmetic medicine form part of the review, so patients can rest assured they are being treated by an appropriately trained and insured expert, operating within a national uniform regulatory environment.

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

The Cosmetic Physicians College of Australasia (CPCA) welcomes the Therapeutic Goods Administration’s (TGA’s) decision to publish directions for health professionals and beauty clinics regarding the advertising of cosmetic services using Schedule 4 (prescription-only) substances, such as botulinum toxin, and the fines that apply for breaching guidelines of the Therapeutic Goods Act 1989.

The TGA’s advice serves as a timely reminder that it is an offence for a person to publish or broadcast an advertisement about such therapeutic goods, with the offence attracting a maximum penalty of $10,800 for an individual and $54,000 for a body corporate.

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

Aussie blokes’ attitudes to non-surgical cosmetic treatments to combat premature ageing have changed significantly in recent years. The latest survey1 conducted by the Cosmetic Physicians College of Australasia (CPCA), indicates 75 per cent of Australian men now think it’s acceptable to have anti-ageing treatments to address premature ageing. The CPCA’s 2014 survey found less than 50 per cent of male respondents thought addressing premature ageing through cosmetic intervention was acceptable.

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

December is the busiest time of year for non-invasive cosmetic procedures, with Australians taking advantage of the holiday season to bring in the New Year with an updated aesthetic.

This is borne out by the latest findings from the Cosmetic Physicians College of Australasia (CPCA) annual survey, which suggests that over half of Australians (55 per cent) now worry about looking old1, in particular, about wrinkles, bad posture and greying hair.

According to the survey, now in its ninth year, nearly two thirds of those who have undertaken a cosmetic medical procedure, now consider this part of their normal grooming routine.

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

The Cosmetic Physicians College of Australasia (CPCA) is increasingly concerned about public safety following another story (published by a West Australian newspaper) about patients suffering serious injuries from treatments using intense pulsed light (IPL) equipment conducted by someone without the appropriate training.

Laser and IPL devices provide a good treatment option for a number of conditions and medical professionals with the appropriate training, in general, achieve very good results. However, their use by people with little or no training presents a clear danger to patients.

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

Figures released today from the Cosmetic Physicians College of Australasia’s (CPCA) latest annual survey of attitudes to non-surgical cosmetic procedures suggests that more Australians than ever are considering such treatments (35 per cent) and just over a quarter of respondents (26 per cent) having had a procedure in the last month - double the amount from last year.

The survey, which has been monitoring changes to Australians’ attitudes to non-invasive cosmetic medicine for the past nine years, shows that concern about ageing is the biggest driver for getting treatments. More people now worry about looking 'old' (54 per cent) and over 80 per cent of those surveyed believe it is acceptable to use such treatments to address premature ageing, a 10 per cent increase over the last three years.

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

The latest finding from the Cosmetic Physicians College of Australasia (CPCA) annual survey has found that one in ten Australians (10 per cent) admit to having non-surgical cosmetic treatments performed in a home environment, rather than at a doctor’s clinic1 - almost double the number compared with the 2015 survey.

The survey, which has been monitoring Australians’ attitudes to non-invasive cosmetic medicine for the past nine years, found that whilst the number of home treatments had risen, 87 per cent of those who had received non-surgical cosmetic treatments had visited a doctor with a focus on cosmetic treatment or visited a beauty salon for treatment.

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

Australian’s are continuing to spend up on cosmetic procedures, according to figures released by the Cosmetic Physicians College of Australasia (CPCA). The estimates reveal Australian’s annual spend on minimally or non-invasive cosmetic procedures has topped the $1 billion mark for the first time.

CPCA estimates show that dermal filler injections, which can be used to add volume, sculpt and reshape the face, have seen a significant spending increase of at least 25 per cent growth during the last year. The anti-wrinkle injection market has also enjoyed an increase in popularity, up at least 14 per cent compared to the previous year.

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

The Non-Surgical Symposium (NSS) is returning to Australia again on June 2nd and will draw together hundreds of medical practitioners from across the country. The NSS, which started in 2012, is co-hosted by the Cosmetic Physicians College of Australasia (CPCA) and the Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS), and is the premier conference for non-surgical and minimally invasive cosmetic medicine in Australia, with attendance growing by around 20 per cent each year.

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

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.