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Founder of Botulinum Toxin for Cosmetic Use, Dr Jean Carruthers, Headlines the BCAM Conference 2022

10th September 2022, the British College of Aesthetic Medicine (BCAM) held its annual conference at Church House in Westminster, covering a range of topics, including new innovations in the industry, alongside important aesthetic advances.

The day started with a warm welcome from BCAM’s new president, Dr Catherine Fairris followed by guest of honour, Dr Jean Carruthers, kicking off the injectables agenda with a fascinating talk titled: 'Knowledge Review and Fresh Perspectives in Facial Aesthetics’, where Dr Carruthers shared her own story of realising the cosmetic potential of botulinum toxin, along with delivering details of innovations in facial aesthetics and offering attendees a live Q&A.

BCAM Trustee Dr Sophie Shotter said, “We have been headlined by the strongest pioneer of science in aesthetics in the world, so it has been a true privilege to have Dr Carruthers join us.”

The injectables session continued with talks from practitioners including Dr Manav Bawa who spoke about injectables and business development, and Dr Xavier Goodarzian who covered how to create the perfect smile, and Dr Shotter, who presented details of a new hybrid injectable, HArmonyCA by Allergan.

The afternoon was dedicated to the body and featured a multi-layered approach to treat indications with CO2 laser and microneedling from Dr Tatiana Lapa and the effects of the menopause on the body by Dr Elisabeth McCulloch.

Business advice was offered throughout the day with helpful talks from the likes of Lorna Bowes re: the best way to lead a team for business success and exploring complications & new trends by Dr Aggie Zatonska.

The day closed with a networking drinks reception for delegates.

Dr Fairris says, “The general feedback has been so positive, and everyone is happy with the high calibre of the presentations. We wanted BCAM to be very much an evidence-based conference with good science, that’s really the key.”

 “The biggest thing for BCAM at the moment is the need for a register of licensed professionals who can practise aesthetic medicine. At BCAM, we strongly believe we should be at the core of this conversation, driving legislation in a direction that promotes doctors, dentists and nurse practitioners to be regulated by that register, hence protecting patient safety.” 

The night before the conference, BCAM held a dinner at the prestigious Landmark Hotel for BCAM members, key consumer journalists and guest of honour, Dr Jean Carruthers who was presented with an honorary membership by president Dr Catherine Fairris.

Dr Jean Carruthers said “I was honored to be invited to share my work and clinical experience with the membership of the British College of Aesthetic Medicine. The meeting agenda and general meeting organization were absolutely superb. The keen attendance at the meeting and the quality of the questions asked of the speakers showed that the membership truly treasure this exceptional educational experience.”

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The British College of Aesthetic Medicine (BCAM) is the UK’s leading representative body for doctors and dentists practising aesthetic medicine. The charity aims to promote safe, effective and ethical treatment for patients and clinicians through leadership, education, support and professional development.

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