Aesthetics reports on the AUCC conference
On November 20 delegates travelled to the Sofitel Hotel, London, to attend the first Aesthetics United Charity Conference (AUCC).
Founded by aesthetic practitioners Miss Lara Watson and Miss Priyanka Chadha, the conference was designed to raise money for Refuge and NHS Charities Together. The event was split into three stages: the main stage, the workshop stage, and the new world stage.
The main stage opened with a talk on facial transformations with non-surgical aesthetics by Mr Benji Dhillon, which was followed by anatomical lessons for cosmetic injectables by Mr Naveen Cavale, trials and tribulations of the non-surgical rhinoplasty by Mr Ash Labib, how to differentiate yourself from the competition by Dr Kuldeep Minocha, and periorbital rejuvenation techniques by Mrs Sabrina Shah-Desai.
After lunch, the presentations resumed with nurse prescriber Sharon Bennett discussing the future of aesthetic nursing, Dr Tapan Patel spoke on being a global practitioner under the spotlight, and Dr Raj Acquilla explained the algorithm of beauty.
The workshop stage featured talks on injectables and skin health by Dr Ana Mansouri, the future of fat loss by Dr Natalie Geary, powering practitioners of the future with Miss Rachna Murthy, and a live session of The Guinea Pig Podcast with Dr Maryam Zamani and the previous editor-at-large of Vogue Fiona Golfar. This stage also saw the presentation of case studies by the conference's rising stars, Dr Chloe Aucott, Dr Manav Bawa, Dr Priya Verma, nurse prescriber Lauren Turner, Dr Thuha Jabbar, Dr Wafaa El Mouhebb, Dr Mansouri, Dr Aran Maxwell-Cox and Dr Arreni Somasegaran.
The new world stage opened with a talk on the millennial market by Dr Yusra Al-Mukhtar and Dr Bibi Ghalaie, followed by a session on topical eye contouring solutions with Miss Murthy. Other talks included the rise of the social media influencer with Dr Elle Reid and Dr Zainab Al-Mukhtar, building a boxset business with Richard Crawford-Small, the art of clinical photography with Dr Yusra Al-Mukhtar and Dr Zainab Al-Mukhtar, introducing two major Sinclair innovations MaiLi and Lanluma with Dr Sabika Karim, and a panel discussion on how to build a brand with founders of Glowday Joby and Hannah Russell, PR consultant Sophie Attwood, marketing consultant Ron Myers and Dr Ghalaie.
The day ended with a closing ceremony, thank you and announcement of raffle winners by Miss Watson and Miss Chadha, followed by networking drinks for delegates.