On the Scene: IAPCAM 2021

17 Sep 2021

On September 3rd, the International Association for Prevention of Complications in Aesthetic Medicine (IAPCAM) held its first live event in two years.

The association's fourth symposium was held over Zoom, with delegates having access to all sessions, as well as a digital platform in which they could visit virtual exhibitor stands.

The day opened with Dr Beatriz Molina welcoming attendees, expressing her delight at being able to host the event. Presentations from Dr Ofir Artzi, Dr Tahera Bhojani-Lynch, Dr Emma Ravichandran, Dr Sophie Shotter, and Dr George Krompouzos followed.

Following a coffee break and networking opportunity, session two, focusing on dermatology, was opened by Dr Ivor Lim. Dr Cliff interviewed Dr Patrick Treacy live, discussing his favourite methods for managing skin necrosis. Dr Xavier Goodarzian followed, outlining potential chemical peel complications, and Dr Cliff presented some dermatology case studies. To finish the session, Dr Cliff, Dr Goodarzian, and Dr Treacy held a panel discussion.

Session three focused on treatment techniques on the upper, middle, and lower face. Dr Simon Ravichandran discussed the anatomy of the upper face, followed by Dr Francesco Romeo who presented on upper eyelid filling techniques. Dr Bhojani-Lynch then discussed how to avoid tear trough complications, and Dr Eyal Kramer finished the session with a talk on using anatomy to safely treat with PDO threads.

After a lunch break, Dr Sarah Hart discussed lower face fillers, and Dr Molina debated the use of cannulas and needles for the lower face. The fourth session concentrated on toxin. Dr Goodarzian explored how to avoid complications when using toxin in the upper face, and Dr Ravichandran outlined the common complications experienced in the upper face. Professor Bob Khanna discussed bruxism, and presented case studies of lower face complications using toxin.

The final session was a welcome to IMCAS, hosted by Dr Treacy, member of the IMCAS Academic Board. The day was rounded off with a live Q&A with attendees.

Following the success of the day, Dr Molina commented, “We are overwhelmed with the feedback so far. It is without doubt that we will all look forward to being together at the next live event, but it was a privilege and a pleasure to be with so many colleagues who gave up their time to be with us. We are looking forward to being at CCR this year also.”    

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