to the Winter Edition of the ASCM/ACAM newsletter.
This will be my last newsletter as President.
This week I will be meeting with the Australian
Medical Council (AMC) to discuss the assessment of
an application for recognition of Cosmetic Medical
Practice as a specialty. The application was made
last year by the Australasian College of Cosmetic
Surgeons. In May 2009, the Australasian Society of
Cosmetic Medicine made a submission to the AMC about
the application for recognition as a specialty.
The AMC has delayed their assessment because the
applicant body required an extension of time to
provide supplementary information requested by the
AMC. The AMC has now recommenced its Stage 1
assessment of the case for recognition, against the
four recognition criteria, as described in its
guidelines: The Recognition of Medical Specialties:
Policy and Process available at: http://www.amc.org.au/images/Recognition/recognitionguidelines.pdf.
The submission put forward by the ASCM can be found
at the member area of the ASCM website.
Preparations for our 6th Laser and Cosmetic Medicine
Conference in September on the Gold Coast are in
full swing, and we are delighted with the excellent
international and national speakers who have
accepted to present. Of note is Dr Diane Quibell,
Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at Harvard
Medical School in Boston. Dr. Quibell has over six
years experience combining internal medicine with
medical aesthetics. She has been a lecturer and
luminary for four laser technology companies since
2001. Also from the US is Dr Gilly Munavalli. Dr.
Munavalli's medical memberships include the American
Academy of Dermatology, American College of Mohs
Micrographic and Cutaneous Oncology, American
Society for Dermatologic Surgery, American Society
for Laser Medicine and Surgery, and the American
College of Phlebology. He is also a clinical
instructor at Johns Hopkins Medical Centre.
The Basic Cosmetic Medicine Workshop, from 22nd to 24th
September, immediately preceding the main
conference, is aimed at practitioners who would like
to learn non-surgical techniques for cosmetic
medicine, both theoretical and practical. Numbers
Topics covered include:
• Botulinum toxin A
• Chemical peels
• Dermal fillers
• Lasers and IPL and
with live workshops and hands-on training.
The workshop has been approved by the RACGP for 40
category 1 points.
Registrants to this workshop will
be entitled to complimentary registration to the
Laser and Cosmetic Medicine Conference on Saturday
25 and Sunday 26 September 2010.
The full programme can be viewed online at:
Dr Eddie Roos has the endorsement of the ASCM/ACAM
board for nomination of president in the
upcoming AGM. Dr Roos has been Secretary of the
Society since its inception and has the full support
of the Board to step up as President. I will be
staying on to support the Board as Immediate Past
President. I would like to thank the Board for their
support and would ask members to consider nominating
for a position on the Board.
Dr Sharron Phillipson, President