Dr Ruth Harker, Conference Director welcomed everyone to The British College of Aesthetic Medicine Annual Conference on Saturday 22nd September and promised them a great day! 

BCAM’s vision is to be the renowned Academic Institute that Aesthetic Doctors must join; in the same way as if you are a surgeon you are a member of the Royal College of Surgeons or if you are a physician you are a member of the Royal College of Physicians. BCAM is striving to make aesthetic medicine a true specialty in its own right and to be a fraternity for aesthetic doctors. 

The Conference has lived up to its promise to be a great event full of lively discussions, interesting presentations by surgeons, doctors and dentists at the forefront of their field and live demonstrations by skilled, experienced practitioners covering every aspect of aesthetic medicine, which of course includes complications. 

This is the 4th year the Conference returns to Church House Conference Centre, Westminster, which is an exquisite venue with top class catering. 

There are 2 jam-packed comprehensive Agendas so there is plenty to choose from. Dr Paul Charlson, BCAM’s president said “we aim to have an interesting relevant evidence based event. This is reflected in the speakers and the topics this year and I am sure it will prove to be the best yet. We welcome all new members including our dental colleagues and all those who have supported BCAM over the years”. 

The line-up includes, Dr Patrick Treacy on Complications with Fillers and Botox, Dr James Britton on Dermatological Infections, Mr Rajiv Grover, Dr Tapan Patel, Dr Kuldeep Minocha, Dr Aamer Khan, Mr Nigel Mercer FSSA President, Mrs Sabrina Shah Desai, Dr Zack Ally, Dr Nestor Demosthenous, Dr Victoria Manning, Dr Miguel Montero, Dr Emma Ravichandran, Dr Philip Coleridge-Smith, Dr Hilary Jones, and Dr Gabriel Siquier. 

The Business and Clinical Forum Agenda has very useful topics to help you run your clinic, such as:- PR How it can help us and our clinics, Give your Lawyer the best chance to Defend you, How to Structure a Successful Organisation, CQC registerable procedures, GMC Involvement in Aesthetics, Litigation in Aesthetics , Separating Anxiety from Body Dysmorphic Disorder. 

The exciting new BCAM Academy and the BCAM Appraisal and Revalidation system is explained. Also innovative viewpoints are presented such as procedures under hypnosis, Dr Gabriel Siquier speaking on Combination treatment for Seborrheic Keratoses & Actinic Lentignes, and Salvia Haenkei & Cellular Senescence: a new opportunity for topical treatment. 

Important decisions are made at the Annual General Meeting at 8.30am for full Members. 

All are invited to a drinks and canapes Reception, kindly sponsored by Enhance Insurance, immediately after the Conference. It’s great to see everyone networking and catching up. 

Conference Director Dr Ruth Harker says “a big thank you to all the Speakers, Demonstrators, Delegates, Exhibitors, Sponsors and all who attended the BCAM Conference on Saturday 22nd September 2018. You all made it a fantastic, memorable occasion. 

Special thanks go to the staff at Church House Conference Centre who made us so welcome and provided superb cuisine. Also I must thank the BCAM staff; Dawn, Kim and Tracy for their unstinting work, without whom the event could not have happened”.