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2022 Regional Meeting for the North East. Based in Newcastle.

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18th March 2022


10:00am to 3:00pm

Copthorne Hotel, Newcastle

The Close, Quayside, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 3RT

The BACN are kicking off 2022 with a series of 14 Regional Meetings taking place nationwide.

These all-day meetings are made up of a networking lunch, peer to peer review, and feature talks and presentations from industry partners that work directly with the BACN. These talks can range from injectables and skin care to business support and insurance concerns. Regional meetings create a space for businesses to interact with aesthetic nurses and showcase new and innovative products, whilst BACN members learn about the latest developments happening in aesthetics today.

These events are totally free for members to attend, and guests are welcome to attend at a cost of £50. Members are encouraged to come along to as many events across the UK as they would like. The day is a fantastic opportunity to network with nurses in your local area, learn something you may not have already known, and feel just that little bit more connected after such a long time apart.

Excitingly, these will be the first meetings attended by many of our new regional leaders! There are limited spaces available for each location, so book soon to avoid disappointment.


Friday 18th March

Registration and Welcome Coffee

10 am - 10:15 am

Welcome from BACN Regional Leaders and Updates from BACN

10:15 am - 10:30 am

Complications and Complicated patients - How to manage them

Mr Daniel Saleh
10:30 am - 11 am
0.5 CPD Points

Mr Saleh is a Consultant Plastic and Cosmetic surgeon at the UK leading Newcastle Hospital's Plastic surgery department. He is a multi-award/prize winning surgeon and has lectured nationally and internationally on facial and cosmetic breast surgery. He was one of only three nationally appointed Cosmetic interface fellows and also won national sponsorship to be one of the few worldwide Dutch facial plastic surgery scholars in 2016.

Mr Saleh has particular expertise in rejuvenating asymmetries or the effects of ageing in the head, neck and face both surgically and non-surgically. He also performs cosmetic breast and body surgery.

Mr Saleh offers significant experience treating skin lesions/cancer and his NHS specialty work is primarily focused on treating conditions of the head, neck, face that require reconstruction to restore facial form and function. This often includes complex cancer surgery including major reconstruction of the chest and trunk. In addition he has particular interests in complex nasal reshaping (rhinoplasty) and nasal reconstruction following injury/cancer removal.

Mr Saleh believes patient safety and education are paramount for achieving exceptional results. He has developed educational tools for patients to highlight what cosmetic surgery truly involves.

Aesthetic Practice – Learning the lessons from Plastic Surgery

Mr Ahmed Ali-Khan
11 am - 11:30 am
0.5 CPD Points

Mr Ahmed Ali-Khan is the lead consultant plastic surgeon at LASE Cosmetic in Jesmond, Newcastle. He was appointed an NHS consultant surgeon at University Hospital in Durham in 2011before going into full time private practice in 2019. He is the Chairman of the Medical Advisory Committee at the Spire Washington Hospital and is a committee member of the Cosmetic  Practice Standards Authority. In addition to his clinical roles he has a medicolegal practice in which he provides expertise ranging from cases of personal injury to medical negligence.

Refreshment Break

11:30 am - 11:45 am

The Psycho-social assessment of the non-surgical aesthetic patient

Sarah Gilmour
11:45 am - 12:30 pm
0.7 CPD Points

Sarah Gilmour is a Registered General Nurse and independent prescriber based in Morpeth, Northumberland, working full time. She has worked within the specialty of aesthetics since 2000, holding senior roles with many of the leading providers of surgical and non-surgical treatments such as The Harley Medical Group and Skin. Sarah completed her Master's in Professional non-surgical aesthetics at Northumbria University in 2021 with distinction. The topic for her research project was "how did professional non-surgical aesthetic practitioners assess the psycho-social needs of their patients ?" She is now piloting COSMOS (Cosmetic Motivation Schedule) for Prof N Rumsey and Dr. Alex Clarke, a bespoke tool for non-surgical aesthetics practitioners.

This presentation aims to illustrate the importance of psycho-social assessment. The need to standardise practice and provide a benchmark for all practitioners thus improving patient safety.

Working Lunch

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Professional Peels & Medical Grade Skincare - Expanding Your Business Revenue with Lizzie Shaw

PCA Skin® - Church Pharmacy
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
1 CPD Point

Patients are on the hunt for the answers to their skin concerns, and with more access to products and brands than ever, what does medical grade skincare offer that high-street and high-end brands can't? We'll be diving into the science of medical grade skincare and how to discuss this with patients to ensure repeat bookings and product sales. Full of analogies you can take back to your clinic and some confidence boosting tips to build your revenue with every patient visit. I'll introduce you to our 'progressive not aggressive' approach to professional peels from the industry leading innovators PCA Skin®, we'll not only cover our brand ethos and what sets us apart from other peels on the market but be providing a live demo of one of the attendees to experience a peels for themselves. See you there! 

Presentation from Hamilton Fraser

2:30 pm - 2:45 pm
0.2 CPD Points

Refreshment Break

2:45 pm - 3 pm

Session Close/ BLS Training for those who have pre-booked

3 pm - 6 pm

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