Complications and anatomy learning at first CMAC Conference

25 Nov 2022

On November 19-20, the inaugural Complications in Medical Aesthetic Collaborative (CMAC) Conference was held at IET London: Savoy Place.

The two-day ‘New Frontiers’ event was hosted by aesthetic practitioner and chair of CMAC Dr Lee Walker, and saw 200 delegates gather from 28 countries around the world to learn more about aesthetic complication management.

According to CMAC, the agenda aimed to cover the most common adverse events which can arise from aesthetic procedures, including vascular adverse events, delayed onset nodules, blindness, neuromodulators and infection. Case studies of complication rectification were also presented.

The usefulness of ultrasound pre-, during and post-treatment was a particular highlight, as ultrasound research specialist Dr Leonie Schelke shared how the technology can be utilised to identify the deviances in facial anatomy in different patients, thus allowing practitioners to avoid danger zones.

Other speakers included aesthetic practitioner Dr Steve Weiner from Florida, dentist and aesthetic practitioner Dr MJ Rowland Warmann, aesthetic practitioner Dr Steve Harris, consultant ophthalmologist and oculoplastic Mrs Sabrina Shah-Desai and aesthetic practitioner and vice-chair of CMAC Dr Cormac Convery.

Following the event’s debut, Emma Davies, aesthetic nurse prescriber and founding member of CMAC, said, “What CMAC wanted to make happen was to bring together experts from around the world with experience, and get them to speak freely about their opinions and share evidence. We found those conversations so exciting that we wanted to provide them to a wider audience. We hope that after the conference, delegates feel better informed, better armed and if not more confident, then at least more sure of themselves when facing complications.”

Dr Walker also commented, “I am privileged and incredibly proud to have been a part of the first global conference dedicated to complications management. The speakers came from all corners of the world to generously share their knowledge and time with the focus on recognising, avoiding and managing complications associated with aesthetic intervention. The feedback was amazing and incredibly humbling. We can't wait for next year's event which will be bigger, better and educationally richer! We look forward to welcoming everyone to be a part of the CMAC family.”

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