A roundup of the latest news and events from the British Association of Cosmetic Nurses
Now in its 9th year, the BACN Autumn Aesthetic Conference, set to take place on November 8-9, has grown from strength to strength from its humble beginnings. For the first time, the annual conference will be held over two days; with masterclasses, workshops, and an evening dinner reception held on the first day, followed by the traditional day of expert speakers and presentations on the second day. In addition, both days will hold the BACN exhibition area, with a large number of exhibitors already confirmed. This year, the BACN is leading the way in ensuring we have a majority of nurse speakers covering a wide range of topics relevant to nurses working in aesthetics today. This is something that came out of feedback from our previous conference, and also guarantees that we stay relevant to nurses in this ever-changing environment. The full agenda can be found on the conference page of the BACN website and booking is now open, which includes options for discounted hotel/ conference ticket packages.
The BACN is looking for a few highly experienced aesthetic nurses, able to research and evidence, and apply best practice, who would be happy to give some voluntary time to the BACN. Those BACN members who are interested can email Sharon Bennett, BACN Chair at chair@bacn. org.uk. In addition, the BACN is also looking for longer-term commitment for educational support, reporting to the BACN Board. Again, those interested can email Sharon to find out more.
Following on from the success of the Spring/ Summer round of BACN meetings, the next round will be taking place in September/October throughout the UK. There are a fantastic selection of sponsors, demonstrations and expert speakers, with all meetings also providing CPD points. For more information go to the events page of the BACN website or contact Tara Glover, BACN Events Manager.
This column is written and supported by the BACN