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Dr Elsa Delport has completed a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery at the University of Stellenbosch in Cape Town. She then commenced surgical training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology before migrating to Australia in 2012.

Dr Elsa has since combined her love of surgery with her passion for skin health by studying Dermatology, Skin Cancer Medicine, Dermoscopy and Cosmetic Medicine. She believes that healthy, glowing skin is the cornerstone of the “beauty journey” and having an in-depth knowledge of skin is simply essential.

Dr Elsa holds a fellowship with the Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgeons as well as the Cosmetic Physicians College of Australia and was privileged to learn and work alongside industry leaders. She has a wide experience in national and international presentations, and has her work published in medical literature.

Her guiding principle is that every patient deserves delicate care and attention with treatments tailored to their individual needs and unique desires.

Regenerative Bio stimulation: More than just collagen – a comprehensive approach to skin quality

Regenerative aesthetics focuses on the regeneration of soft tissue lost or damaged due to the aging processes which consequently impacts on the aesthetics of the individual. This presentation is a look into the evolving field of regenerative aesthetics and how our product choice can determine whether we are going down a regenerative pathway, or an inflammatory pathway.


CaHA Occlusion – A New Perspective – brought to you by Merz Aesthetics

A case study of a vascular occlusion with calcium hydroxlaptitate



Dr Abs is a cosmetic doctor, cosmetic dentist, lecturer, author, expert trainer, global KOL and clinical trials researcher.

He has taught around the world on topics such as cosmetic injectables, dermatology, LED therapy, laser medicine, aesthetic analysis and more.

After graduating initially in dentistry, he has gone on to obtain multiple degrees and a master’s in a variety of fields stretching from the USA to Italy.

He practises mainly in the UK splitting his time between treating his own patients, teaching university professionals, research in clinical trials and authoring publications. His main interests currently lie in cellular anti-aging.

Sunekos Performa – A patented formula for skin bio-regeneration – brought to you by Xytide Biotech

Made up of Hyaluronic Acid and Amino Acids and with no lookalikes, Sunekos is the only proven and patent bio-regeneration injectable treatment with the precise mixture that reproduces physiological ratios of collagen and elastin.

Sunekos LIVE – brought to you by Xytide Biotech

Unlock the full potential of Sunekos Performa with Dr. Abs Settipalli.
Gain insights into unique techniques and protocols that deliver optimum patient results. 



Dr. Ian Chinsee, is a registered medical professional with the Medical Board of Australia and a Surgical Fellow of the Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery and Medicine.
Graduating from the University of California Los Angeles with a Bachelor of Science in Psychobiology and completing his medical degree from the University of Queensland, Dr. Chinsee gained extensive experience in general and plastic/reconstructive surgery through his residency and advanced surgical training with ACCSM.
Dr. Chinsee’s unique approach combines his medical knowledge and his breadth of experience to deliver natural-looking enhancements. With a special interest in cosmetic surgery, regenerative medicine, and non-surgical skin & body contouring, Dr. Chinsee employs a multi-modality approach for optimal results.

The Rise of Injectable Alternatives – brought to you by BTL Aesthetics

It is widely acknowledged that the most effective treatment plan to nonsurgical facial rejuvenation requires injectables to restore facial volume and diminish wrinkles. However, these solutions only address the visible signs of aging without addressing the facial muscles or generating the natural production of hyaluronic acid. In this session, Dr. Ian Chinsee challenges this paradigm by delving into the underlying causes of aging and shares his distinctive approach to provide a non-surgical face lift without surgery or injectables.


Dr Danae Lim is a medical practitioner with 16 years of medical experience. She is highly trained in non-surgical cosmetic procedures, and has an extensive background in emergency, being extremely vigilant about safety in cosmetic practice. Skilled in cosmetic injectables, thread lifts, laser, and other non-surgical modalities, Dr Lim provides a holistic treatment plan tailored specifically for each individual. As a clinical trainer for Galderma, Dr Lim can apply very advanced facial refining techniques to all her clients. A proponent of collagen-stimulating treatments for true anti-aging, Dr Lim is a trainer for the In mode RFAL platform, with expertise in skin tightening through radio frequency treatments like Morpheus 8 and is a trainer and practitioner of thread lifts with both monofilament and lifting PDO threads. She is also a consultant for Candela Medical ANZ, being one of the earliest users of the Picoway laser in the region.

Passionate about dermal science, Dr Lim believes in customising skin care for individuals at different stages in their treatment for the best results. Dr Lim also has an interest in researching new active ingredients to add to the anti-aging arsenal, constantly evaluating the latest technology available based on the best evidence. Dr Lim believes in a collaborative approach between her and her clients to achieve the most natural and individual aesthetic beauty, ultimately letting you celebrate your OWN KIND OF BEAUTIFUL.

The latest in bio-remodeling, why amino acids matter’ brought to you by EnVogue

Join us in our workshop exploring the superior benefits of JALUPRO Super Hydro, a groundbreaking bio-stimulator formulated with added amino acids and peptides, setting it apart from other products in the market. Our expert-led session will provide you with a deep understanding of its unique properties, practical applications, and the remarkable results it can achieve. By attending, you’ll gain valuable insights that you can directly apply to enhance your patient care. Don’t miss this opportunity to stay at the forefront of medical aesthetics innovation.


Jodie took a leap of faith in 2018, leaving her hospital nursing position of 20 years and opened a cosmetic injectable skin and beauty clinic. Jodie had been renting a room twice a week at various salons, taking 12 months to build a clientele base. In the beginning all Jodie could offer was cosmetic injectable services, skin needling, facials, lashes and waxing. In the first 12 months she turned over $300k. During this 12 months it became very apparent through listening to clients questions and treatment concerns that she needed to introduce an energy base device to address clients concerns regarding pigmentation. Soon Jodie will be sharing a webinar with you on how they successfully integrated a new treatment modality into their aesthetic clinic, and doubled revenue the following year. Jodie believes it gave them more credibility and they soon became a trusted clinic for cosmetic skin and beauty treatments.

Injecting Energy with the Matrix™ System: The Latest Revolution in Radiofrequency (RF) Microneedling – brought to you by Candela Medical

Join us for an exclusive session with Nurse Jodie Fisher from Nurse Jodie Clinic on the Sunshine Coast in Australia, as she unveils the latest revolution in radio-frequency microneedling: the Matrix system. Discover the versatility and power of the Matrix system’s 3 handpieces – Sublime, Sublative and Matrix Pro. Plus, don’t miss the live treatment demonstration featuring the Matrix Pro RF microneedling handpiece with the thinnest microneedles available on the market and ability to treat at 3 depths in 1 insertion.


Dr Frank Lin is a Specialist Plastic Surgeon and founder of Eastern Plastic Surgery and EST Clinic in Melbourne, Australia.

Dr Lin specialises in facial aesthetic surgery and injectable treatments, with a special interest in the treatment of Asian patients. He is a regular speaker at international conferences and is a key opinion leader in injectable and minimally invasive aesthetic treatments. He has also been involved in numerous clinical trials for global pharmaceutical and medical devices companies.

Dr Lin currently serves on the Board of the Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS) and the Membership Committee of the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ISAPS) representing Australia.

Dr Lin is an adjunct senior lecturer at Monash University and is involved in undergraduate and specialty training at Melbourne and Monash Universities.

A Deep Dive into the Massetere – brought to you by Merz Aesthetics

Facial and neck sculpting with BoNT-A. Learn how to maximise your masseter treatments by taking a deep dive into the anatomy of the masseter. And Frank’s technique for injecting the trapezius.

Product Synergy for Skin Quality: A Multimodal Approach to Achieve Optimal Results – brought to you by Merz Aesthetics

Improving skin quality using two different modalities, including experience with a hybrid skin booster containing hyaluronic acid and glycerol, showcasing a variety of injection techniques to maximise results


Telisa Larken is a Registered Nurse with a background in Emergency. She discovered Aesthetic nursing with a part time position that quickly flourished into her own full time business.

Telisa found her passion in cosmetic medicine, and with her entrepreneurial mindset dove into the industry head first, becoming a clinical educator, advocate and mentor for HCPs nationally and internationally.

Telisa has a keen independent business mind and has founded and assisted develop several successful Aesthetics operations globally.

She now owns several Aesthetic businesses including The Injectables Queen & Skin Queen Clinics with a large multidisciplinary team and is looking forward to the continued growth of these clinics.

Building a Personal Brand Within Aesthetics

DR Reinhard Gansel

Dr Reinhard Gansel is a Dermatologist based in Waikato hospital, Hamilton, New Zealand. R. Gansel completed his studies in Medicine from the Universitaet– Gesamthochschule–Essen in 1988, after also having studied dentistry at the Duesseldorf University. Among others R. Gansel went on to receive professional training in Operative Dermatology, Surgery and Liposuction and in 2003 he received Board Certification from the International Board of Cosmetic Surgery.

He completed his Diploma in Aesthetic Laser Medicine from the University of Greifswald in Germany. R. Gansel is a widely published author and member of numerous national and international professional organizations. R. Gansel is an expert in the field of Aesthetic Laser Medicine. He contributes to the field both from a practical, clinical point of view, as well as research and development of applications.

Lasers for Periorbital Lesions and Rejuvenation

From renowned experts in the field, this lecture aims to provide a comprehensive understanding of the applications, benefits, and techniques of using lasers specifically tailored for periorbital lesions and rejuvenation.


Dr. Django Nathan is a Registered Doctor in Australia and New Zealand, he is a highly accomplished medical professional and Director of Xytide Biotech. He has built an impressive career as a researcher and physician, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Molecular Biology and Genetics, as well as a degree in Medicine (MB.BS). Dr. Django Nathan is a leading expert in the use of cosmetic injectables; his expertise in the field of molecular biology has enabled him to identify exciting and innovative products that he believes can have a significant impact on the field of aesthetics. With a passion for research and dedication to improving patient outcomes, he shares his knowledge and expertise with other aesthetic practitioners. He is committed to empowering his peers with the latest information, techniques, and products, enabling them to deliver cutting-edge results and provide the best possible care for their patients. As director of Xytide Biotech, Dr. Django Nathan continues to push the boundaries of medical research, creating new and innovative products that are transforming the field of aesthetic medicine. His commitment to excellence and his passion for helping others make him a respected and sought-after leader in the industry. Dr. Django Nathan will be presenting at the Clinical Aesthetics Symposium on how to achieve optimal lift, projection and volume using a combination of Xytide Biotech products; ArtLift® Threads and e.p.t.q.® HA Dermal Filler. This session is brought to you by Xytide Biotech.

How new South Korean Technology Overcomes the Limits of Dermal Filler for Advanced Injecting

DR Catherine STone

Dr. Catherine Stone is a world-class leader in non-surgical cosmetic medicine, NZ’s first full-time Botox Doctor, and founder of The Face Place. Dr. Cat is a NZ trainer for Botox and dermal filler, and one of a small group of licensed global trainers for the popular ‘Vampire Series’. She has written two books – ‘Grow Younger and More Beautiful as You Age’ & ‘Grow Younger with Great Food’ and continues to be a key opinion leader in the NZ field of appearance medicine

A Novel Combination of Skin Biostimulants to Improve Skin Quality 

How to leverage the combination of skin boosters and hydrators to maximise treatment outcomes.

How to Combine Skin Biostimulants to Create a Superior Level of Skin Quality


Dr. Leanne Ashley hails from Belfast, Northern Ireland, where she embarked on her academic journey at Queen’s University, earning a degree in Geology. However, her path took a dramatic turn when she decided to explore life in the military, graduating from the prestigious Royal Academy Sandhurst as a British Army Officer in 1996.

During her time in the Army, Leanne had the opportunity to traverse the globe, encountering diverse cultures and landscapes. She was deployed on missions to Bosnia and Kosovo, experiencing firsthand the complexities of conflict zones. It was in New Zealand where she found her new home and decided to pivot towards a career in medicine. She pursued her medical degree at Otago University and later became a fellow of the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners.While navigating her career as a GP in both the community, and Forensic Mental Health; Leanne discovered a passion for cosmetic medicine and skincare. This led her to pursue further specialisation in the field, culminating in her attainment of certification from the New Zealand Society of Cosmetic Medicine.

As demand for her expertise grew, so did her dedication to refining her skills and expanding her repertoire of treatments. This journey of exploration and commitment ultimately led to the establishment of Ashley Aesthetics, a boutique clinic in Wellington.

Outside of her professional endeavours, Leanne is a devoted mother to two teenage girls and a cherished Pomeranian puppy named Coco. With her husband Brandt Ashley, whom she’s been married to for 18 years, she relishes in making memories with her friends and family through travelling, skiing, concerts, and outdoor pursuits. In addition to her role as the founder of Ashley Aesthetics, she serves as a trainer and Key Opinion Leader for Merz Aesthetics and is an accredited member and trainer for the New Zealand Society of Cosmetic Medicine.

The Chin – A Game Changer

Chin’s can be overly tricky to treat on certain patients, particularly on female patients who may already be slightly square. This session will have a practical focus showcasing Leanne’s technique for harmonising the face with a focus on the chin.


I’m a business owner who has done stupid on steroids. I’ve burnt myself out, hit the breaking point (in my business and family life), and missed important life events because I was doing more than I could and it wasn’t serving me. I’m the poster child for “she does it all” when behind the scenes I was absolutely running myself ragged and about to crash and burn. Through my mistakes running several businesses and doing TOO much, I’ve learned how to successfully reframe my business so that it works with the life I want. It’s still hard work but it’s worth it.
I’ve learned how to create powerful frameworks that help businesses run sustainably, giving back time and energy back to their owners. I’m able to coach with sincerity and empathy because I’VE BEEN THERE! Now, I bring my knowledge to other mums and women in business to help them reshape their businesses – so they can be great business owners AND great mums too. I help them strategically map out their businesses so that they too can have a framework that works
perfectly for them and their families 

Elevate your Business – A discussion on the Power of Business Coaching



The Symposium is taking place on the 4th - 5th May 2024


Advance your clinical skills, grow your business, and strengthen your connections


Cordis, Auckland