The Association of PDO Threads UK hosted its first conference at the Royal Society of Medicine on Saturday May 7.
The conference began with a canapé and drinks reception, followed by presentations from association chair Professor Syed Haq, board member Dr Jaques Otto, and independent nurse prescriber Yvonne Senior. A neck lift live demonstration with Professor Haq showed delegates how to use polydioxanone (PDO) threads in this area, while Dr Otto demonstrated his techniques on the face. Senior presented a business session discussing educational standards, and London underwriter Lisa Matthews spoke about medical insurance and clauses.
The afternoon offered delegates more workshops led by Professor Haq and Dr Otto and the day concluded with a question and answer networking session.
“The conference was very informative, and a massive step in the right direction to ensure PDO threads are correctly used, ensuring the best possible outcome for our patients,” said Dr Irfan Mian, who, along with Mr Bassim Matti, was a guest of honour at the event. He continued, “The networking possibilities and feedback from other doctors and members was invaluable, I would like to congratulate everyone concerned!” Alongside the conference, delegates were able to enjoy the exhibition, which comprised many product and distributor stalls including NeoPharmaUK Ltd, IntraVita Ltd, Cosmetic Insure, Facethetics Ltd and HA-Derma.
The Association of PDO Threads is a new group that aims to ensure the best possible practices are used when conducting procedures involving polydioxanone threads.