This was held in Sydney over the weekend and featured a number of very interesting presentations. There is some great work being done with Stem Cells and Platelet Rich Plasma in both cosmetic and musculoskeletal medicine. We are looking to incorporate these into our practice. In contrast to most of our current methods of facial rejuvenation, which work via damaging tissue and initiating a healing response, there is no trauma (hence minimal discomfort), only regeneration.
Also of interest was Dr Paul Weaver’s talk on the development for a ‘glue’ to close varicose veins. This probably won’t be available in Australia for a few years, but promises to supercede our current thermal methods of ablation.