Delegates representing all fields of aesthetics attended the Royal Society of Medicine Aesthetics 9, the 9th international multidisciplinary annual meeting at the RSM on Wimpole Street, London on February 24.
Associate dean at the RSM, Miss Kaji Sritharan, made the welcome address, which was followed by a day of extensive aesthetic-focused content on various aesthetic topics within a scientific conference agenda, small group workshops and company sponsored workshops.
The meeting also featured a small exhibition, with companies such as AestheticSource, Church Pharmacy and Galderma showcasing their latest products.
“The RSM Aesthetics meeting was another huge success; as usual, information was shared in a convivial, humorous yet challenging and thought-provoking manner and thus all the audience were given a balanced view of some of the most important topics in aesthetics today,” said consultant plastic and cosmetic surgeon, Mr Paul Banwell, who chaired one of the sessions. He added, “I was particularly lucky to chair an excellent session discussing unusual roles for botulinum toxin, which stimulated some interesting questions on its role in rosacea. We also had another scintillating talk from Dr Raj Acquilla on treating the 'sad face’ and he once again showed why he is one of the top speakers in the world.”
Other memorable topics, according to Mr Banwell, included a talk on the future directions of aesthetic medicine and the important role and need for ethical, independent research and development from Dr Kate Goldie and the use of skin boosters in an aesthete practice from Dr Ravi Jain.
Among the other sessions were topics on; body dysmorphic disorder by Dr Anthony Bewley, a sponsored Cynosure workshop on body contouring using SculpSure with Dr Joney De Souza and the differences between surgical and non-surgical blepharoplasty and using the Plexr device by Mrs Sabrina Shah-Desai. There were also question and answer sessions and lively panel discussions towards the end of the day.
Mr Banwell said, “The meeting is becoming an ever-important forum for discussion, free of industry involvement and the delegates certainly welcomed this approach. We must thank the incredible Dr Christopher Rowland-Payne for all his hard work as outgoing president and welcome the equally dynamic and enthusiastic consultant plastic surgeon Mr Jonathan Britto, as the incoming president. Keep the date in the diary for Feb 2018!”