The 2023 Annual ASCD Symposium

🗓  24 – 26 March 2023 📍 Crown Conference Centre Melbourne

23 March 2023 | Pre-event Sponsored Workshops

The Australasian Society of Cosmetic Dermatologists (ASCD) are delighted to invite you to the ASCD Symposium.

Highlights include:

  • Challenging Beliefs
  • The Challenge of Intravascular Filler Complications
  • The Challenge of Extravascular Complications
  • Challenge Yourself: Level 2 regions of high risk
  • Challenging Aspects of our best Practice
  • Challenges in moving away from the everyday with Neuromdulator delivery
  • Challenging the HA Fillers
  • Challenges on a day to day basis
  • General Patient Emergencies and management
  • Surface Active Devices and Injectable emergencies and their treatment: Case Presentation and management strategies
  • The Challenges of beginning a practice with Energy Based Devices
  • Challenging the epidermis: My favourite device / technology for superficial sun damage
  • The Challenges of Safety: Update in Energy Based and Tissue active
  • The Challenge posed by the patient
  • Challenging the dermis: Transepidermal drug delivery
  • Challenges in Practice management
  • The Challenges of increased Regulation

We look forward to warmly welcoming you to the ASCD Symposium.

Prof Greg Goodman AM


ASCD Partners




Thursday 23 March

Sponsored Workshops

8.00am – 5.00am

Friday 24 March

Sponsored Workshop
7.15am – 8.15am

ASCD Symposium Day 1
9.00am – 5.00pm

Sponsored Workshop
1.00pm – 2.00pm

Welcome Reception
6.00pm – 7.30pm

Saturday 25 March

Sponsored Workshop
 7.15am – 8.15am

ASCD Symposium Day 2
9.00am – 5.00pm

Gala Dinner
7.00pm – 11.00pm

Sunday 26 March

Sponsored Workshop
7.30am – 8.30am

ASCD Symposium Day 3
 8.30am – 1.00pm

*times of event subject to change


Speakers coming soon


Crown Conference Centre

Level 1, Crown Conference Centre 8 Whiteman Street Southbank VIC 3006 In the centre of Melbourne’s bustling waterfront hub is the Crown Conference Centre. Adjoined to a mini city of shopping, dining and entertainment on the banks of the Yarra River, the Crown Entertainment Complex takes up two whole city blocks.



There are two social events taking place during the 2023 ASCD Symposium. Register early as these events are likely to sell out.

Welcome Reception

Crown Conference Centre

Date: Friday 24 March 2023 Time: 6.00 – 7.30pm
Dress: Smart Casual

Join us for the ASCD welcome drinks where we will welcome delegates from around the country whilst enjoying Australian wines and delicious food.

This event is included in full symposium registrations. Tickets for guests or those with day passes can be purchased for $95 per ticket.

Gala Dinner

Glasshouse Melbourne 

Date: Saturday 25 March 2023 Time: 7.00 – 11.00pm
Dress: Formal

The Gala Dinner will be the social highlight of the ASCD Symposium, and will be held at one of Melbourne’s most beautiful venues. It’s a perfect opportunity to unwind after a day of information gathering. Enjoy great Melbourne food, network with your peers and be entertained!

Gala Dinner Tickets will be an additional cost of $175. Additional tickets for guests can be purchased for $250 per ticket.



Hotel Cancellation Policy

Less than 30 days – One night’s accommodation charged per room cancelled to the applicable credit card. No Shows – One night’s accommodation charged per room to the applicable credit card.



Full Symposium Registration Rates

Registration Category Early Registration
On or before December 9
Late Registration
After December 9
ASCD / ASAPS / ASDC / CPCA / ACNP/ NZSCM Members $1420 $2025
Non-Member Doctors $1640 $2250
Registrars / Trainee Medical Officers / Nurses / Practice Staff $825 $1375

Two Day Registration Rates

Registration Category Two Day Rate
ASCD / ASAPS / ASDC / CPCA / ACNP/ NZSCM Members $1300
Non-Member Doctors $1485
Registrars / Trainee Medical Officers / Nurses / Practice Staff $715

One Day Registration Rates

Registration Category One Day Rate
ASCD / ASAPS / ASDC / CPCA / ACNP/ NZSCM Members $1000
Non-Member Doctors $1190
Registrars / Trainee Medical Officers / Nurses / Practice Staff $495

On Demand registration

Registration Category One Day Rate
ASCD / ASAPS / ASDC / CPCA / ACNP/ NZSCM Members $1100
Non-Member Doctors $1400
Registrars / Trainee Medical Officers / Nurses / Practice Staff $900
This registration category gives access to the full symposium and will be available 5-7 days after the event for a 6 month period.
Full Conference registration fee for ASCD / ASAPS / CPCA / NZSCM Members, Non-Member Doctors, Registrars, and Practice Staff includes includes lectures,  official meeting documents, morning/afternoon tea, lunch and coffee breaks and admission to the Welcome Reception. Accommodation, Gala Dinner Tickets, meals for partners and additional tickets for the social functions are not included in the registration fee. Gala Dinner tickets and additional tickets can be purchased for the social functions through the registration portal. Day registrations do not include tickets to social functions.

Registration cancellations received up to Friday 28 January 2023 will receive a full refund, less a $AUD300.00 administration fee. No refunds will be given for cancellations received after Friday 28 January 2023 – this includes cancellation of any paid workshops/events such as the Gala Dinner.

As an alternative to cancellation, registrations may be transferred to another person (for the same registration category) before Friday 28 January 2023 without receiving any extra cost penalty.

*Credit card surcharges associated with your registration will not be refunded in the case of cancellation.

In the instance that the ASCD 2023 physical event cannot proceed or a registered delegate can not attend due to the ongoing COVID19 situation (i.e. border closures or compulsory isolation), all registrations will be transferred to on demand registrations. No administration fee will apply in such a case, and you will be refunded the difference in registration fees. You will be allocated the equivalent on demand registration based on the date you registered. 

The members of the ASCD Council and The Production House Events do not accept any liability for any losses incurred pre, post or during the Symposium due to unforeseen cancellation or postponement. In the event of the Symposium being cancelled, no refunds will be issued. All available funds will be credited towards a future symposium/s held by the ASCD. Registration fee does not include accommodation, Gala Dinner tickets, meals for partners and extra tickets for the Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner. Please note there is no entry to the industry exhibition hall without registration to the conference.


Thank you to our valued Sponsors and Exhibitors

Platinum Sponsors

Galderma provides innovative and effective aesthetic solutions, to help make an impact in the lives of consumers. Based on decades of aesthetics innovation and a unique heritage in botulinum toxin, hyaluronic acid fillers, and bio-stimulators, our products and services support customers to achieve optimal results that enhance the appearance and meet individual needs.

Gold Sponsor

Silver Sponsors



(ASCD) Dermatologists CPD points will apply for this Symposium for Dermatologists

(RACGP) General Practitioners (GP’s) General Practitioners attending the ASCD Symposium will be responsible for self reporting directly to RACGP for CPD points to be allocated.

(ACNP) Nurses & Nurse Practitioners For every hour of active learning, relevant to your current practice, you can log 1 hour of CPD as per the requirements of the Nursing and Midwifery board. It is incumbent upon the attendee to record details of the courses they attend and provide evidence of relevance and participation. A certificate of attendance will be provide at the conclusion of the symposium. Nurse practitioners require the standard 20 hours, plus 10 hours relating to their advanced practice, e.g. prescribing. Nurse Practitioners attending and actively participating in the full ASCD Symposium could achieve up to 20 hours towards their annual CPD requirement.

(ASDC) Dermal Therapists The ASCD Symposium is recognised as a CPD opportunity for all ASDC members and they are highly encouraged to attend to demonstrate their industry engagement and professional development. Currently there is not a specific allocated number of CPD points for different level events. Members are required to attend at least 3 industry or ASDC events over the course of a year.


Yes all sessions will be recorded, however, some presentations will not be available post-event due to patient privacy. The vast majority will be made available post-event to all attendees.

We hope that you can join us in-person, however, should you be unable to attend, your registration will revert to an on demand registration and the difference of registration fee will be refunded.

You will have the opportunity to register for the pre-event and breakfast workshops as part of the registration process.
Please note numbers are limited and the workshops are open to the delegates and media only.
Buses will depart from the Crown Promenade lobby on Saturday 25 March at 6.30pm sharp.
You will have the opportunity to confirm your seat closer to the event.

The dress code for the Symposium and Welcome Reception is Business Casual. The dress code for the Gala Dinner is Formal.

Accommodation bookings can be made during the registration process at the discounted conference rate. Please contact should you wish to make any changes to your accommodation booking.

Please do not contact the hotels directly as they do not have access to group booking details.

At the conclusion of the symposium, you will receive a digital copy of your certificate of attendance.