The British Association of Cosmetic Nurses (BACN) held its first Spring Symposium at the Royal College of Physicians in London on April 29.
There were aesthetic nurses in attendance, as well as representatives from industry suppliers. These included headline sponsor Galderma, Aesthetic Nurse Software, Hamilton Fraser, Prollenium, Skcin, Skinade and the team from Aesthetics & CCR.
After the welcome and update from BACN chair Sharon Bennett, the event featured a comprehensive agenda led by nurses, covering skin assessments with Anna Baker, the latest research in botulinum toxin treatments with Rachel Goddard, Jude Dunican and Sharon King, tear trough treatments using Restylane Eyelight with Jackie Partridge, and tips for understanding your worth with Julie Scott.
Consultant ophthalmic surgeon Miss Elizabeth Hawkes also presented her methods for rejuvenating the periocular area, aesthetic practitioner Dr Tristan Mehta gave his advice for complication prevention and navigating the danger zones for dermal filler treatments, and Dr Tapan Patel provided his top tips for full face treatments. The day concluded with networking evening drinks so that the BACN nurses could reconnect with colleagues and make new acquaintances.
Following the event, Bennett said, “The feedback from members attending the Spring Symposium has been exceptional – all down to the wonderful speakers we had that covered a range of interesting topics. It was so good to be reunited after such a long time apart and a special thank you to everyone who came along.”
BACN regional lead for East Anglia Emma Gray added, “We had a fabulous day at the Spring Symposium. The speakers had such a wealth of knowledge – it was lovely to be surrounded by so many of my peers once more. Miss Hawkes was especially brilliant – and I took so much away from the day. I cannot wait for our next one in September!”
The next BACN meeting will be the Autumn Aesthetic Conference in Birmingham on September 15-16.