Breast Masters Symposium 20182018-10-24T14:13:37+11:00


The Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS) invites you to register for the Breast Masters Symposium (BMS) that will be held in Sydney, Australia from the 18 – 20 October 2018. This is a great opportunity to enjoy the academic and collaborative atmosphere of this scientific meeting only to be complemented and surpassed by the spectacular beauty of Sydney in spring.

Today Breast Augmentation is the number one cosmetic surgery procedure globally.

Ever since the first Silicone breast implant was introduced in 1963, Australia’s pioneering Specialist Plastic Surgeons were early adopters of the procedures in the 60’s and 70s.

Over the last 55 years, breast augmentation surgery has been refined by a continuous cycle of clinical research, technological advancements and technical refinements. It is a matter of great pride that Australia’s Specialist Plastic Surgeons have made major and important contributors to the global knowledge base regarding patient safety, best practice and maximising outcomes. Collectively these advances have provided the Specialist Plastic Surgeon a scientific and technical tour de force to deliver superior outcomes to patients.

As Isaac Newton said ’If I have seen further than others, it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants’.

At our meeting, we are pleased to announce that we are going to be joined by Per Heden from Stockholm, Sweden who our members will all know. We are pleased to acknowledge that the meeting is endorsed by the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), the New Zealand Association of Plastic Surgeons (NZAPS) and the Singapore Association of Plastic Surgeons (SAPS).

The Breast Masters Symposium will cover patient selection, technical elements to avoid the pitfalls as well as manage the difficult problems. There will be time quarantined for rigorous debate to challenge long-held beliefs and see how they stack up against evidence. We will take time to focus on current evidence and new research as well as updates on important topics such as BIA-ALCL and the ABDR (Australian Breast Device Registry).

This is going to be an excellent meeting and ASAPS looks forward to welcoming you to Sydney in October.

Registrants participating in this activity qualifies for 20 points in Maintenance of Knowledge and Skills.

ASAPS Educational Event

Endorsed By



All proceeds from the Breast Masters Symposium will be donated to Interplast.

Interplast sends teams of volunteer plastic and reconstructive surgeons, anaesthetists, nurses and allied health professionals to provide life-changing surgery and medical training in 17 countries across the Asia Pacific region. Read more about Interplast here.

A silent auction will take place at the Symposium Dinner.


Dr Per Hedén, Sweden

Dr. Per Hedén  is an Associate Professor of Plastic Surgery at Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm. Sweden. He was the pioneer in establishing microsurgical procedures in the Stockholm region in the beginning of the 1980´s and has still a profound interest in reconstructive surgery and a special interest in facial paralysis reanimations.

Dr Hedén is also the  Founder and Head of  Akademikliniken, which is now Europe’s largest private hospital exclusively for plastic surgery: The main hospital in Stockholm has 9 operating theatres and thirty-four overnight beds. Akademikliniken also have several smaller hospitals in Copenhagen, Malmoe , Gothenburg and Oslo. In addition to this a number of outpatient “ Walk in Clinics” are scattered throughout the Nordic countries. In total  Akademikliniken today has 22 different units staffed by tventytwo plastic surgeons, along with anaesthesiologists and nurses. Skin therapy department with skin therapists and dermatologist, are also part of the hospital group. More than 5000 surgical procedures are performed at Akademikliniken in Stockholm alone every year.. In addition to this more than 50.000 non-surgical procedures are performed each year.

Dr Hedén is a member of the many international and national plastic surgery societies. He also serves as a jury member, tutor, and a faculty opponent on medical students’ dissertations and a research advisor for young plastic surgeons. Dr. Heden is regularly called on to review papers for many different international plastic surgery journals.. He is also a member of the editorial board of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Journal and Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Journal. Dr Hedén has written the patient information book: “Plastic Surgery and You” published in Swedish 1996. It has since been translated and published in English and Russian.  He has also published several book chapters in medical textbooks on the topic of breast augmentation and written close to 100 peer reviewed medical articles.

Dr Hedén has developed several new techniques applying to the use of breast implant devices and he has held a large number of international workshops and lectures on this subject. He has performed a large number of live surgery demonstrations of his techniques in many countries worldwide and he is a frequent presenter and moderator at medical congresses. Dr Hedén has also been a lecturer at medical education programs, participated in clinical studies on breast surgery and has been hosting education events at Akademikliniken, where he shares his knowledge on aesthetic breast surgery with plastic surgeons from numerous countries. Dr Hedén has also been the organizer and president of the international plastic surgery conference “Beauty Trough Science” held each year in Stockholm. This conference is now the largest aesthetic medical conference in northern  Europe,. In 2017 it was attended by close to 1000 participants from 60 countries.

Dr Hedén has published many scientific articles and  medical textbooks and is a member of several national and international plastic surgical societies.

Dr Hedén was also one of the first plastic surgeons in the world to use of Botulinum toxin and Hyaluronic acid fillers. He was part of introducing the first non-animal based HA in 1996 and has since acted as a key opinion leader for different companies in this field. Dr Hedén is well known for his non-surgical facial rejuvenation techniques and he has extensively demonstrated and lectured about around the world.


Scientific Convenor:    Associate Professor Mark Magnusson
ASAPS Representative:    Dr Amira Sanki
ASPS Representative:    Professor Mark Ashton
NZAPS Representative:    Dr Julian Lofts
SAPS Representative:    Dr Terence Goh
Representative for Academia:    Professor Anand Deva


Due to one way road systems on George Street, please note that car access to Sydney Hilton is via Pitt Street only. Please program 255 Pitt Street if using a car navigational device.

There is a secure underground car park located at Hilton Sydney. This carpark is owned and managed by Secure Parking.

Self parking fee is $58.50 for 24 hours from time of entry. Hilton Valet Parking is available ($83 for 24 hours) or enter the carpark directly and Secure will park the car for you at casual parking rates.


Level 3, Hilton Sydney

488 George St, Sydney NSW
With exceptional facilities for business or leisure, Hilton Sydney is superbly located right in the heart of the city, with magnificent views and convenient access to Sydney’s favourite attractions, including Darling Harbour, Sydney Harbour Bridge and Bondi Beach.


Welcome Drinks

Thursday 18 October, Hilton Sydney

5.30pm – 7.00pm, Level 3 Hilton Sydney

Join us for the Inaugural Breast Masters Welcome Drinks where we will welcome delegates from around the country (and the world). The Welcome Drinks will take place directly after sessions finish on Thursday in amongst the industry exhibition.

Dress code – Business Casual

Guest tickets, $90

Symposium Dinner (Sold Out)

Friday 19 October, Doltone House – Jones Bay Wharf

7.00pm – 11.00pm, buses depart the Hilton at 6.40pm sharp

Join us in celebrating the inaugural Breast Masters Symposium with an evening of decadent food and wine overlooking the water at the beautiful Doltone House, Jones Bay Wharf.

Dress code – Formal

Guest tickets, $250


Hilton Sydney

Hilton Guest Room Plus
A bright, contemporary room, enjoy the luxurious King Bed and pillow menu. The bathroom features a spacious shower with the unique Aquavision television and luxury amenities. Blackout blinds, wireless internet access* and work desk make this an ideal room for business or pleasure.

Symposium Discounted Rate – $369.00 per night
Discounted Breakfast – $29.00 per person

During registration you will be asked for a credit card to secure your hotel booking. This card is not charged by the organisers for any accommodation payments. The Hilton will charge your card directly for pre-payment of your room, and you will be required to settle any further payments upon check out.

Should a guest wish to cancel their confirmed booking, the Hotel must be notified 30 days prior to the arrival  date. Any reduction in room nights after the reservation cut-off date will be classed as canceled room nights and will incur a charge equal to 100% of the full stay. Should a guest fail to arrive at the hotel, the guest will be charged 100% of their full stay.


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For all sponsorship enquiries, please contact Anna Scholten or 03 9020 7057.


This Symposium is open to Plastic Surgeons and their Practice Staff, PRS Registrars and Fellows only.


Full Symposium Registrations

Registration Category Early Bird Registration
Ends 13 July
Standard Registration
Ends August 29
Late Registration
From August 30 onwards
Plastic Surgeon – ASAPS / ASPS / NZAPS Member $1400 $1800 $2200
Plastic Surgeon – Non-Member $1800 $2200 $2600
PRS Registrar $800 $1000 $1300
Fellow $1800 $2200 $2600
Practice Nurse – ASAPS / ASPS / NZAPS Member $800 $1000 $1300
Practice Nurse – Non-Member Plastic Surgeon $1200 $1500 $1800
Practice Manager – ASAPS / ASPS / NZAPS Member $800 $1000 $1300
Practice Manager – Non-Member Plastic Surgeon $1200 $1500 $1800
Practice Staff – ASAPS / ASPS / NZAPS Member $800 $1000 $1300
Practice Staff – Non-Member Plastic Surgeon $1200 $1500 $1800

Day Registrations

Registration Category Day Registration
Does not include social functions
Plastic Surgeon – ASAPS / ASPS / NZAPS Member $800
Plastic Surgeon – Non-Member $1000
PRS Registrar $400
Fellow $1000
Practice Nurse – ASAPS / ASPS / NZAPS $400
Practice Nurse – Non-Member $500
Practice Manager / Practice Staff – ASAPS / ASPS / NZAPS $400
Practice Manager / Practice Staff – Non-Member $500

Fees are listed in AUD and are inclusive of GST.

Plastic Surgeon – ASAPS / ASPS / NZAPS Member
A Plastic Surgeon who is a current member of any of the following societies: the Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS), the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), the New Zealand Association of Plastic Surgeons (NZAPS)

Plastic Surgeon – Non-Member
A Plastic Surgeon who is NOT a current member of any of the following societies: the Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS), the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), the New Zealand Association of Plastic Surgeons (NZAPS)

PRS Registrar
Must be training in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS). All registrations received under this category will be verified.

Practice Nurse – ASAPS / ASPS / NZAPS
A nurse working with a Plastic Surgeon who is a member of ASAPS / ASPS / NZAPS.

Practice Nurse – Non-Member
A nurse working with a Plastic Surgeon who is NOT a member of ASAPS / ASPS / NZAPS.

Practice Manager / Practice Staff – ASAPS / ASPS / NZAPS
Practice Managers / Practice Staff working with a Plastic Surgeon who is a member of ASAPS / ASPS / NZAPS.

Practice Manager / Practice Staff – Non-Member
Practice Managers / Practice Staff working with a Plastic Surgeon who is NOT a member of ASAPS / ASPS / NZAPS.

Full Symposium registration fee for delegates includes lectures, official meeting documents, morning/afternoon tea, lunch and coffee breaks and admission to the Welcome Drinks and Gala Dinner. Accommodation, meals for partners and additional tickets for the Social Functions are not included in the registration fee.

Additional tickets can be purchased for the social functions should you wish to bring a guest.

Day registrations do not include tickets to social functions.

To allow us to meet our Symposium commitments, registrations received will be subject to price increases as per the dates above. Cancellations made prior to 17 August 2018 will be subject to a $350 cancellation fee. No refunds will be made following 17 August 2018 due to commitments that will be made at this time to the venues.
Please note credit card surcharges will not be refunded at any stage.

The Breast Masters Symposium, The Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS) and The Production House Events (TPHE) 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 Breast Masters. Please note there is no entry to the industry exhibition hall without registration to the conference.

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For all event enquiries please contact the Symposium Organiser as per the details below.

The Production House Events
03 9020 7058 |