COSMETEX16, held in Sydney this May, brought together experts in cosmetic medicine from across the globe to talk clinical experience, insights and innovations.
With Australia’s total annual expenditure on cosmetic surgical, medical and related procedures estimated to be $1 billion, it is no wonder that Cosmetex is such a hot ticket. This year’s event was held in Sydney (12-14 May), where more than 400 leading cosmetic medical and surgical practitioners, manufacturers, suppliers and regulators gathered at The Hilton in Sydney for the three-day event.
“Cosmetex is the only truly inclusive conference for anyone working in cosmetic medicine or surgery,” says ACCS College president Dr Ron Bezic. “Whether you’re a cosmetic, maxillofacial or plastic surgeon, an ophthalmologist, a dermatologist, or one of many other specialists or a cosmetic nurse, Cosmetex is the event to share clinical experience, insights, research, new techniques and innovations that will benefit patients.”
“Although the market for cosmetic treatments and procedures is far from mature, the specialty itself has really come of age. Cosmetic medical practice continues to grow significantly and become more defined with each passing year. But with that growth comes a responsibility to ensure that standards are continually improved.”
Highlights from the event included, Dr Raj Aquilla from the UK who spoke about “beauty across the ages”; an advanced talk on tattoo, pigmentation and vascular treatments by Dr Tahl Humes from the USA; advances in ablative and non-ablative fractional resurfacing by Dr Christine Dierickx from Belgium; and a talk on “Can we prevent skin ageing?” by Dr Ashraf Badawi, Vice President, European Society of Laser Dermatology, Egypt.
As well as being 3-days of inspiration and up-to-the-minute information for experts in the medical field, Cosmetex is also a time when policy is formed.
“We are particularly pleased that Cosmetex continues to be a key venue for policymakers and regulators, who the College sees as partners in improving standards and patient safety,” says Dr Bezic. “This year, a number of important new regulatory initiatives are being presented at Cosmetex.”
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