BCAM Conference Report

13 Sep 2022

On September 10, the British College of Aesthetic Medicine (BCAM) held its annual conference at Church House in Westminster.

The day kicked off with a welcome from the association’s new president Dr Catherine Fairris, before the injectables stream began in the clinical portion of the conference.

The guest of honour was pioneer of botulinum toxin in aesthetics Dr Jean Carruthers, who spoke on knowledge and innovation in facial aesthetics, as well as answering questions in a live Q&A.

BCAM board member Dr Sophie Shotter said, “We have been headlined by the strongest pioneer of science in aesthetics in the world, so it has been a true privilege to have Dr Carruthers join us.”

The injectables session continued with talks from practitioners including Dr Xavier Goodarzian and Dr Shotter, before moving onto the body stream in the afternoon, featuring Dr Uliana Gout, Dr Elisabeth McCulloch and more, discussing a variety of treatments.

Business advice was also on hand, with talks from Dr Askari Townshend, Professor Benoit Hendrickx, Alice Hart-Davis, Lorna Bowes and more, covering topics including augmented reality, social media and focused consultations.

The day ended with a networking drinks reception for delegates.

Reflecting on the day, Dr Fairris said, “The general feedback has been that everyone is happy with the calibre of the presentations. We want it to be very much an evidence-based conference with good science, that’s really the key.”

She also hinted at the future of BCAM under her leadership, commenting, “The biggest thing for BCAM at the moment is the need for a register of licensed professionals who can practise aesthetic medicine. At BCAM, we strongly believe we should be at the core of this conversation, driving legislation in a direction that promotes doctors and those who are medically trained to be protected by that register, and protecting patient safety.” 

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