A roundup of the latest news and events from the British Association of Cosmetic Nurses
The next round of BACN regional meetings are now available to book on our website, which has newly launched. The events booking system is now smoother and quicker, and you will find all our upcoming regional meetings and agendas in a clear and simple format. The website also has a new feature whereby members can book Basic Life Support (BLS) training onto the end of their event – keeping all bookings in one easyto-access place. BLS does have limited spaces some so book early to avoid disappointment.
The BACN has revised the event strategy for 2020. There will be two trial pilot events in Leeds and Manchester with a slightly different format than usual. If successful, this format will then be rolled out across the country. The purpose of this change is to help new practitioners feel more comfortable in attending and to ensure advanced practitioners who are taking precious time out of clinic can attend sessions relevant to them. The events will be segmented into two parts, as follows:
1. AM: Newer practitioners to aesthetic nursing (0-2 years’ experience) are invited to join for the morning sessions from 9.30 to 12pm, which will focus on introducing new members to the group and the BACN as a whole. This session will also include sponsored talks and presentations from industry professionals.
Lunch: From 12pm both new practitioners from the morning session and advanced practitioners arriving for the afternoon session will come together for a networking lunch, which will be followed by a peer-to-peer review and roundtable discussion to promote sharing of knowledge between diversely experienced members.
2. PM: The afternoon session will be aimed at more advanced practitioners (2+ years’ experience) with a focus on an injectableled demonstration from industry leaders and peer-to-peer learning – members are invited to present case studies of their work for group discussion.
This column is written and supported by the BACN