Message from the President

Dr Eddie RoosDear ASCM and ACAM Members and Fellows

It is hard to believe that we are in the second half of the year already. I hope that you have all had a break during the winter holidays and now have more energy to ensure you all a successful remainder of 2012

In this newsletter.......

Censor-in-Chief Report

Dr Sharron PhillipsonThis year the 8th National Laser and Cosmetic Medicine Conference will be held at the newly renovated Marriott Resort on the Gold Coast. Amid luxurious surrounds an exciting and innovative educational program will be presented.


Latest Ulthera Non - Surgical Face Lift System Launched By High Tech Laser In Australia

High Tech Laser

The latest generation Ulthera micro-focused ultrasound system that includes newly developed transducers has just been launched in Australia by High Tech Laser. The treatment, Ultherapy is an ideal solution for patients with mild to moderate laxity who are seeking non-invasive lifting.


Australasian Medical & Scientific Limited (AMSL)


Click here to learn more about this company.


Educational Activities 2012

Certificate in Procedural Phlebology
click here to see latest updates from Dr Paul Weaver, Board Member and Chief Examiner.

Diploma in Cosmetic Medicine - 12-month On-line tutorial programme
2012 programmes has started in June, click here to register.

Letter from SA Health

SA HealthInvestigation into the potential for adverse health effects associated with tattoo removal creams

SA Health has been advised that a member of the public is alleged to have sustained caustic burns requiring plastic surgery after the application of a tattoo removal cream. here to download the letter.

The usage of lasers and IPL for the cosmetic purposes

Dr Sharron Phillipsonclick here to download a submission letter and a summary of minimal standards that the Australasian College of Aesthetic Medicine would like to see established through ARPANSA.

RACGP's position on General Practitioners prescribing of Roaccutane

Dr Liz Marles Dr Liz Marles has nominated for the position of president of the Royal Australasian College of General Practitioners. Dr Marles supports the prescribing of Roaccutane for General Practitioners and will be advocate for this position. click here to see her statement.

click here to download the ACAM's comment and feedback.

click here to download the proposal to remove prescriber restrictions on acitretin and isotretinoin where was issued in 2008

click here to download the approved document re Changes to prescriber restrictions for acitretin and isotretinoin

Cosmetic laser treatment is dangerously unregulated,
warn experts
Jacqui Wise, BMJ Group

BMJ NewsExperts have called for cosmetic laser treatment to be regulated, warning that its misuse can result in skin burns, blistering, scarring, and permanent blindness. Click here to download the news article.

Kind Regards, 

Dr Eddie Roos, President ACAM

upcoming events
8th National Laser and Cosmetic Medicine Conference-save the date

8th National Laser and Cosmetic Medicine Conference

22-23 Sept 2012
Marriott Resort, Gold Coast, QLD ... more

Pre-Conference Workshop

19-21 Sept 2012
Marriott Resort, Gold Coast, QLD ... more

Paramedical Workshop - Epidermal Resurfacing Techniques

22-23 Sept 2012
Marriott Resort, Gold Coast, QLD ... more

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