The 2024 ASCD Symposium

1 – 3 March 2024

Crown Conference Centre Melbourne

The Australasian Society of Cosmetic Dermatologists (ASCD) are delighted to invite you to the ASCD Symposium taking place 1-3 March 2024 at the Crown Conference Centre. On 29 February, the day prior to the Symposium, we will have a number of Sponsored Workshops taking place.

2024 ASCD Symposium “The next Generation” is shaping up to be our best in terms of content across the aesthetic domain. We are extremely content heavy, and I feel confident that it will enthral and challenge all of us and possibly even exhaust us just a little.

In an extraordinary outpouring of overseas support, we have 22 international speakers with 14 being on site and actively engaged. They come from the US, UK, Georgia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Germany, South Africa, Israel and Brazil. Additionally, we have an incredible array of local key opinion leaders featuring plastic surgeons, dermatologists, aesthetic practitioners, nurse sand nurse practitioners.

Highlights are many, but I will try to pick out. We are starting with taking a peek at the elephant in everyone’s room, the rise and rise of AI in all our lives. We then move on to highlight the rise and rise of radiofrequency this simple but incredibly flexible technology before moving on to the twin streams of the conference.

We then have sections on the revolution currently going with injectables, in intelligent energy-based devices and in surface active skin care and after care.

In an attempt to address unmet needs such as the neck, décolleté and body we dive into skin care and treatments designed for these areas.

An in depth will examine the nuances of facial anatomy and what it means to the injector. There is quite an emphasis on the psychology of your patients and your obligations to them and to the regulatory authorities. How to manage the modern informed patient and avoiding and looking after those who we should not treat.

Later in the conference we will look at what may replace what we are doing – a little crystal ball gazing in machinery used and procedures performed. Disruptors in our industry will be identified.

The ever-threatening emergencies and complications in what we do will add to our skills to manage these events.

We finish where we began with the challenges and the potential for AI and the growing need for best skills in practice management.

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

Prof Greg Goodman AM

ASCD President


ASCD Affiliates



Thursday 29 February

Dermocosmetica Pre-event
Sponsored Workshop

8.30am – 4.00pm

Device Consulting Pre-event
Sponsored Workshop

8.30am – 6.30pm

Friday 1 March

ASCD Symposium Day 1
8.30am – 5.30pm

Rejuran Sponsored Workshop

1.00pm – 2.00pm

Welcome Reception
5.30pm – 7.30pm

Saturday 2 March

Allergan Sponsored Workshop
 7.15am – 8.15am

ASCD Symposium Day 2
8.30am – 5.30pm

Galderma Sponsored Workshop
1.00pm – 2.00pm

Gala Dinner sponsored by Propaira
7.00pm – 11.00pm

Sunday 3 March

ASCD Symposium Day 3
 9.00am – 1.20pm


We are excited to welcome the following International Speakers to the stage.

More to be announced shortly.


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 2024 ASCD Symposium. Register early as these events are likely to sell out.

Welcome Reception

Venue: Crown Conference Centre

Date: Friday 1 March 2024

Time: 5.30pm – 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

Sponsored by Propaira

Venue: Q Events by Metropolis,

123 Queen St, Melbourne VIC 3000

Date: Saturday 2 March 2024

Time: 7.00pm – 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.


Full Symposium Registration Rates

Registration Category Early Registration (On or before 9 February 2024) Late Registration (After 9 February 2024)
ASCD / ASAPS / ASDC / CPCA / ACNP/ NZSCM / ACAM Members $1,490 $2,125
Non-Member Doctors $1,725 $2,365
Registrars / Trainee Medical Officers / Nurses / Practice Staff $870 $1,445

Two Day Registration Rates

Registration Category Two Day Rate
ASCD / ASAPS / ASDC / CPCA / ACNP/ NZSCM / ACAM Members $1,365
Non-Member Doctors $1,560
Registrars / Trainee Medical Officers / Nurses / Practice Staff $750

One Day Registration Rates

Registration Category One Day Rate
ASCD / ASAPS / ASDC / CPCA / ACNP/ NZSCM / ACAM Members $1,050
Non-Member Doctors $1,250
Registrars / Trainee Medical Officers / Nurses / Practice Staff $520

On Demand registration

Registration Category On Demand Rate
ASCD / ASAPS / ASDC / CPCA / ACNP/ NZSCM / ACAM Members $1,155
Non-Member Doctors $1,470
Registrars / Trainee Medical Officers / Nurses / Practice Staff $945
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 / ACAM 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 9 February 2024 will receive a full refund, less a $300.00 AUD administration fee. No refunds will be given for cancellations received after Friday 9 February 2024 – 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 9 February 2024 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 2024 ASCD Symposium physical event cannot proceed or a registered delegate can not attend due to unforeseen circumstances, 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

Gold Sponsor

Silver Sponsors


Coffee Cart Sponsor


(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 2 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.


For information on any aspect of the ASCD Symposium, please contact: