The British Association of Cosmetic Nurses (BACN) and British College of Aesthetic Medicine (BCAM) held their first combined meeting in Scotland on September 5.
The one-day event, held at the Crieff Hydro Hotel, in Perthshire, Scotland, opened its doors to an array of medical professionals, including surgeons, doctors, nurses and dentists interested in or practising medical aesthetics.
BACN board member, and one of the main event organisers, Frances Turner Traill, said the meeting had a fantastic turnout, with even more delegates attending than those who had originally registered.
The varied agenda included a masterclass demonstration of injection techniques by Dr Raj Aquilla; a presentation on the Galderma Proof In Real Life campaign by Dr Kuldeep Minocha, who also conducted a patient demonstration using Restylane Skin Boosters; and a discussion on managing complications with Mr Taimur Shoaib, which generated plenty of audience participation.
Mr Paul Banwell also presented on how certain cosmeceutical ingredients work well for specific indications, while Dr Uliana Gout spoke on skin peels, suggesting that they are a widely growing treatment request within medical aesthetics.
Dr Sam Robson and Frances Turner Traill then co-presented on appraisal and revalidation for doctors and nurses, which provoked much discourse from the floor.
Also presenting was Dr Sara Davies, a public health consultant for the Scottish government and member of the Scottish Cosmetic Interventions Expert Group (SCIEG), which has recently published recommendations for the regulation of independent clinics in Scotland. Together with the BACN representative for SCIEG, Suzanne Armstrong, they discussed Scotland’s plans for successful regulation of clinics and updated the attendees with its progress.
Dr Nestor Demosthenous, one of the meeting’s organisers, brought proceedings to a close by thanking all of the delegates for their participation and attendance. Speaking after the meeting he said, “The conference in Scotland between the BACN and BCAM was a first of its kind for many reasons. It brought together, for the first time in the UK, two institutions whose core values are patient safety and education. Crieff Hydro Hotel was the perfect venue, and provided excellent conference facilities for delegates.”
Dr Kuldeep Minocha added, “The quality of internationally renowned speakers was second to none, covering a range of topics including skincare and lasers as well as the latest use of dermal fillers. This inaugural event was really well received and appreciated by the delegates who are not always able to travel far to receive this quality of education.”
The meeting drew to a close with an informal networking dinner.