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BCAM Spearheads International Collaboration To Mark 20th Anniversary

The British College of Aesthetic Medicine (BCAM), the UK’s leading membership body for doctors and dentists practising aesthetic medicine, is spearheading international collaboration in its latest partnership with a prestigious worldwide organisation of aesthetics professionals.

In its 20th anniversary year BCAM has embarked on a programme of modernisation and connectivity, launching a new website packed with informative and educational content and reaching out to others in the global aesthetic medicine community.

This latest collaboration with UIME (Union Internationale de Médecine Esthétique) sees BCAM join a 32-strong group of worldwide aesthetic medicine associations to further its aims of pioneering patient safety, promoting patient education and growing the aesthetic medicine community.

BCAM President Dr Uliana Gout said: “We approached UIME as part of our programme of international engagement because we recognise the benefit of collaborating with others across the world to grow the BCAM community.

“We look forward to welcoming more international doctors and dentists to the College, allowing them to join our educational activities, be part of our online and face-to-face communities, exchanging ideas, and monitoring trends and data to pioneer patient safety.

“This is a fantastic opportunity to collaborate with leaders in aesthetic medicine from across the world and share best practice and innovation. BCAM leads the way in the aesthetic medicine sector the UK and we look forward to working with others across the globe who share our values and aspirations.”

BCAM Trustee for International Relations, Annual Clinical Review and PR Dr Aggie Zatonska, who was the driving force behind BCAM’s membership of UIME, said it provided an important opportunity to collaborate on worldwide data collection.

“BCAM conducts an Annual Clinical Review of its members’ clinical activity which informs government thinking through our close relationship with the Department of Health and Social Care. It would be incredible if we could develop this to become a worldwide data collection exercise.

“The opportunities for collaboration are endless. The Polish Society of Aesthetic and Anti-Aging Medicine had defined aesthetic medicine in Poland, which has been accepted in law. BCAM is working on its own definition which it hopes will be recognised in the UK – we can learn a lot from the work of UIME’s other members,” she said.

UIME President Dr Andrzej Ignaciuk welcomed BCAM to the organisation and said he looked forward to collaborating with the College.

“We are excited to welcome BCAM to the UIME because the College is a beacon of excellence, requiring the exacting qualifications and standards that we expect of all our member organisations and pioneering aesthetic medicine in the UK.

“Global connectivity and collaboration are crucial to the future of aesthetic medicine and to develop it as a specialty in its own right. The opportunities for data collection, identifying trends and sharing best practice are limitless and we look forward to working with BCAM on all these initiatives.”

UIME was founded in 1976 in Paris with the aim of bringing together worldwide doctors and clinicians with a common interest in problems concerning aesthetic medicine in a single scientific programme. The organisation is now based in Italy and has a free publication dedicated to scientific news concerning aesthetic medicine.

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