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18-23 JUNE 2017





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I am delighted that Darryl and Katherine have kindly combined with Margaret and me to offer you an exceptional experience ‘Down Under’ for ICAPS 2016. 
‘Down Under’ is the colloquial term once often used by northern hemisphere people to refer to Australia and New Zealand. 
In addition I am very grateful to Darryl for organising the important Scientific Program.  This has had to be dovetailed with the rather mobile Social Program.  Some sections may have to be completed in the next session so we don’t miss deadlines. 
Darryl and Katherine Hogkinson  
Gaith and Zein Shubalait  
Zeid and Nisreen Shubalait (guests)  
Daniel and Jaqueline Knutti  
Saturday 13th February   
5.00pm – 8.00pm Private Harbour Cruise
Please arrive between 5.00pm and 5.15pm for a 5.30pm departure
Pacific Boating, Rose Bay Marina, 594 New South Head Rd, Rose Bay (approx. 20 minutes taxi ride from the city).
Enjoy drinks and food on board a motor cruiser as we tour beautiful Sydney Harbour by water.
In the case of inclement weather, we will move the venue to Darryl and Katherine’s home with views of the harbour, Opera House and Harbour Bridge.  1 Yarranabbe Rd, Darling Point (approx. 15 minutes taxi ride from the city). If you are not sure on the day, call or text Katherine on +61 414 711 001.
Sunday 14th February   
The Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb
9.55am Please arrive no later than 9.30am
BridgeClimb, 3 Cumberland St, The Rocks (+61 2 8274 7777)
Jumpsuits will be provided at the bridge climb and you will be given a locker to store your personal items.  Please ensure that you wear closed in shoes and no valuable personal items such as jewellery or handbags will be permitted on the climb.  
The Rocks Walking Tour
10.30am Please arrive no later than 10.20am
4A Clocktower Square, Corner of Argyle & Harrington Streets, The Rocks (+61 2 9247 6678)
Please wear comfortable shoes, bring along a bottle of water and wet weather clothing in case of rain.  The tour will conclude at 12pm.   
Great Opera Hits 5.00pm – Please arrive at the theatre no later than 4.45pm
Sydney Opera House – Joan Sutherland Theatre Your tickets are in your welcome package.  We are all seated together so we look forward to seeing you there!
Dinner – “Bennelong” at the Opera House 7.30pm We are dining together in the Circle Area of Bennelong Restaurant at the Opera House. As it is Valentine’s Day, there is a special 5-course dinner (wine not included).
Monday 15th February
MorningShopping / touring at your leisure
All of the below are walking distance from your hotel, if you need any further direction the hotel Concierge will be able to provide you with more details.
• Westfield Sydney – Pitt Street Mall
• Queen Victoria Building – 455 George St, Sydney
• City of Sydney Information Centres
Wild Life Sydney Zoo
2.00pm – Please meet at the entrance no later than 1.45pm
1-5 Wheat Rd, Darling Harbour
We have a private tour, which includes an opportunity to visit and take pictures with the koalas.
Farewell Dinner – Altitude – Shangri-La Hotel 7.00pm
5-Course Degustation with matching wines. We farewell the Sydney portion of our gathering with what is arguably the best view in Sydney from Altitude’s private dining room.  
Tuesday 16th February  
Depart for New Zealand


I have arranged the academic meetings in Auckland and Queenstown so that you can get a good overview of our varied scenery, our multi cultured people, our love of outdoors adventure and our South Pacific wine and food. We are pleased that some of you are joining us on the Milford Track, “the finest walk in the world” at the conclusion of the conference.
I am grateful to Carol Morgan of Voyage Affairs who has spent many hours helping with travel arrangements and getting us the most cost effective, yet best quality arrangements.
Carol will be available throughout the conference either in person, by text/phone or email to assist you with your travel plans and other activities you may wish to do.
It is a great pleasure for me to be the Scientific Committee Chairman for ICAPS Down Under 2016.  Stephen Gilbert has unselfishly been the Scientific Program Director for many years and we thank him for his generous devotion to the task.  
In line with similar boutique meetings such as the North American Alpine Workshop, a change in the format this year will give all participants maximum exposure to each others’ talents.  With such a diverse group of international distinguished plastic surgeons from five continents, it is a great opportunity to share as much as possible between ourselves and maximise the benefit of our scientific program in line with the social program we are about to enjoy.
The four categories of short papers delivered by us all will highlight our diversity and also commonality of clinical problems that we face and have faced in our long years of practice as plastic surgeons.  Tips and vignettes that we have shared amongst ourselves stay with us and re-emerge with a wry smile during our clinical work, which we will resume in the next week or two.  
I thank you for your participation in the program and look forward to the many presentations that you have prepared.  Thank you for travelling such a long way to participate in ICAPS Down Under 2016.
PRESIDENT ELECT:  Dr Joseph Hunstad
HOST:    Dr Stephen Gilbert
SCIENTIFIC CONVEYOR:  Dr Darryl Hodgkinson  
• Dr Ana Bandinanaz   Brazil
• Dr Bryan Mendelson   Australia
• Dr Daniel Knutti    Switzerland
• Dr Darryl Hodgkinson   Australia
• Dr Gaith Shubailat    Jordan
• Zeid Shubailat    Jordan
• Dr Jose Abel de la Pena Salcedo  Mexico
• Dr Joseph Hunstad   USA
• Dr Richard Halley-Stott   South Africa
• Dr Russell Walton   South Africa
• Dr Stephen Gilbert   New Zealand
• Dr Tom Roberts    USA 
Wednesday 17th February
8.00am Aquamarine 1 Hilton Hotel
Welcome and overview of the scientific program
Dr Stephen Gilbert Convenor
Dr Joseph Hunstad President Elect
Dr Darryl Hodgkinson Scientific Convenor

Share your passion, interest, hobby or a story of your most memorableday in plastic surgery

Moderator Dr Joseph Hunstad
8.15am “Private flight to 79 degrees North” - Dr Daniel Knutti

8.25am “Medical Memorabilia – Stamps, Statues & Souvenirs” - Dr Russell Walton
8.35am “The Day I nearly Killed a Patient” - Dr Bryan Mendelson
8.45am “The Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race, The Agnony and the Ecstasy” - Dr Darryl Hodgkinson
8.55am “Fat Injection + C02 Laser Great Complimentary Procedure in Facial Rejuvenation” - Dr Ana Bandinanaz

Moderator Dr Daniel Knutti
9.05am “Social and Sporting Passions” - Dr Joseph Hunstad