7th National Laser & Cosmetic Medicine Conference - 17-18 September 2011 Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre

Workshop Speakers


Workshop Speakers

Lee Collins

Associate Professor Lee Collins

Lee is currently Director of the Medical Physics Department at Westmead Hospital. His interests are in laser and ionising radiation safety, radiology, and nuclear medicine.

He has worked in hospitals in Australia and the UK, and during a research appointment in Germany, became interested in laser applications in medicine. He now lectures on medical laser technology, bioeffects and safety, is Chairman of the Standards Australia medical laser committee (which is responsible for AS/NZS 4173), and is involved with drafting international laser safety standards for the International Electrotechnical Commission as an Australian representative.

He was made a Member of the Order of Australia in 2003, and is an Adjunct Associate Professor in the School of Medical Radiation Science at the University of Sydney and Conjoint Associate Professor in the School of Medicine, Universities of Western Sydney and Notre Dame Australia.

Vilma Di Maria

Dr Vilma Di Maria

Dr Vilma Di Maria MBBS FRACGP, graduated from Adelaide University in 1989, and attained her Fellowship of General Practice in 1995. She spent her early years in general practice focussed on women’s health, during which time she developed a keen interest in dermatology and aesthetic medicine. In 2005 she joined the practice of Howard Webster, and now provides expert cosmetic advice and treatment within ARC Plastic Surgery.


Vilma has been a Medical Educator at the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners since 1996. In addition, as an expert in the use of anti-wrinkle injectables and dermal fillers, Vilma is employed by Allergan Health Care to train doctors and nurses in this area. Vilma regularly travels interstate in her capacity as trainer, and recently flew to Hong Kong to train Chinese health care professionals.


Vilma strives for excellence, integrity and professionalism in all aspects of patient care, and considers all her patients to be equally important, whatever their circumstance or clinical problem. In addition to anti-ageing procedures, Vilma conducts skin checks to identify skin cancers, treats excessive sweating, asymetry in Bells Palsy, migraines, facial pigmentation and general skin health.

Adrian Lim

Dr Adrian Lim

Dr Adrian Lim MBBS, FACP, FACD. With an impressive background of international research and experience, Dr Adrian Lim is in high demand as one of Australia's leading Cosmetic Dermatologists for both his expertise with lasers as well as injectables. An experienced professional practitioner, he is a Fellow of both the Australian College of Dermatologists, the Australasian College of Phlebology. Dr Lim has published research and given presentations both at home in Sydney and internationally.

Sharron Phillipson and Dr Lesleigh Brown

Dr Sharron Phillipson and Dr Lesleigh Brown

Dr Lesleigh Brown and Dr Sharron Phillipson specialise in cosmetic medicine and have many years' experience in this field. Dr Phillipson is the founding president of The Australiasian Society of Cosmetic Medicine and sits on a variety of medical boards. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Laser Surgery. Both doctors are members of the International Society of Cosmetic Laser Surgeons and The Australiasian College of Phlebology. Both doctors are founding fellows of the Australasian College of Aesthetic Medicine. (www.aestheticmedicine.org.au) They are fully trained in the techniques of laser resurfacing, sclerotherapy, wrinkle reduction therapy and the most up to date methods of eliminating skin blemishes including wrinkles, pigmentation, moles and other skin lesions.

Paul Weaver

Dr Paul Weaver

Dr Paul R. Weaver
Medical Director, Appearance Medicine Physician and Sclerotherapist.
MB BS (Lond), Dip. Obst. (Otago) FRNZCGP Certificate of Sclerotherapy (Australasian College of Phlebology) Member Australasian Society of Cosmetic Medicine.
Paul has over 25 years medical experience in the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand. He is a member of the Australasian Society of Cosmetic Medicine. 
Paul is married to Michele (Registered Nurse and Co-Director of Appmed House) and they have four children (Jacob, Isaac, Abigail, and Morgan) and two Great Danes called Posh & Paris.
He holds regular clinics at Appmed House Hastings, Taupo and Palmerston North.


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