Message from the President

Dr Jass Narulla

Dear Fellows, Members and Colleagues,

Welcome to the autumn edition of the Australasian College of Aesthetic Medicine newsletter.

The Australasian College of Aesthetic Medicineis pleased to advise that the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) is now advocating for GP prescribing rights for Isotretinoin so that GPs can treat patients with severe acne within the general practice setting.

ACAM strongly endorses and supports this move of the RACGP.

2015 sees many changes to the landscape of Cosmetic Medicine. This newsletter has an opinion piece from Dr Gabi Caswell, president of the Cosmetic Physicians Society regarding the use of S4 medications by dentists.

Following the success of the last conference in Melbourne in November 2014, the 11th National Laser and Cosmetic Medicine Conference will be held at the Marriott Resort and Spa in Surfers Paradise from the 14th to 15th November this year. Please keep these dates free in your diary and note that registrations will be open in mid June.

The 3 day Introduction to Cosmetic Medicine workshop precedes the conference and will be held from Wednesday 11th to Friday 13th November. This workshopis aimed at practitioners who would like to learn non-surgical techniques for cosmetic medicine, both theoretical and practical. Numbers are limited so be sure to book your place early.

Topics covered include:

  • Botulinum Toxin A
  • Chemical Peels
  • Dermal Fillers
  • Lasers and IPL
  • Sclerotherapy

The full programme can be viewed online at:

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 the following Saturday and Sunday. The conference has also been approved by the RACGP for 28 category 2 points. For further information please visit


Jass Narulla
Australasian College of Aesthetic Medicine


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