A roundup of the latest news and events from the British Association of Cosmetic Nurses
In January, the BACN started its new monthly event format, with the theme Aesthetic Nursing in 2021 running throughout each event. BACN Chair Sharon Bennett and BACN event manager Tara Glover took to Instagram Live for the first In Conversation With series to discuss the past, present, and future of what the BACN is offering members. BACN members were also invited to a live webinar featuring board member Anna Baker, treasurer Jonathan Bardolph, and honorary member Constance Campion who discussed a wide range of issues including the role of the specialist nurse, the new BACN Professional Code of Conduct, and other concerns for nurses working in the specialty of aesthetics. Over 140 members watched the webinar live, which has been made available on demand in the members’ area of the BACN website. At the end of the month, members also engaged in a national peer review and social led by BACN board member Lisa Feliz, who offered insight and encouragement to newer members.
Following the success of the new In Focus monthly series, February’s theme will be Trends in Complications. The second In Conversation With Instagram Live will be feature BACN Vice Chair and ACE Group World founder Sharon King who will be speaking with Dr Ewa Skrzypek, a professor at the University of Warsaw who is a consultant in histopathology, alongside working in aesthetic medicine. Sharon and Dr Skrzypek will be discussing soft tissue inflammation and implications in regards to COVID-19. Members also have access to the live webinar on Monday February 22, chaired by Sharon King, which will include a roundtable discussion on complications related to COVID-19 along with considerations over vaccines and any implications they may have in aesthetic practice. On Thursday February 25, BACN regional leader and honorary member Lou Sommereux will be leading the peer review and social, bringing along a clinical paper to review with other members. Members are now able to book all events via the BACN website.
This column is written and supported by the BACN