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Spring Symposium 2022


A national one-day event situated at the prestigious Royal College of Physicians followed by a drinks reception and networking opportunities.

Please note, unfortunately we are unable to offer ticket refunds with less than two weeks notice. You can resell your ticket to a BACN member at no cost, just please contact to make them aware.

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29th April 2022


9:30am to 5:00pm

Royal College of Physicians (RCP)

11 St.Andrews Pl, NW1 4LE

BACN Spring Symposium 2022

Headline Sponsors

We are really excited to announce that, for the first time ever, we will be holding a national one-day event which will be held at the Royal College of Physicians in London.

The BACN Spring Symposium will be a full day of educational content and will showcase the biggest and brightest within the medical aesthetic community, with a full agenda being released shortly.

We are extremely excited to announce that Galderma UK will also be joining us as headline sponsors.

This is the first opportunity for BACN members to network nationally, and full refreshments and lunch will be provided, alongside an evening drinks reception and canapes held at the royal college. The day comes with a whole host of CPD points and will be a wonderful chance to get together after so much time apart.

This is an exclusive event with only a small number of tickets available, and we would encourage those who are interested to book soon to avoid missing out. 

BACN Member tickets are costed at £175, with group booking discounts available. If you are interested in booking multiple tickets to this event, please contact us at



Friday 29th April

Registration and Exhibitor breakfast

9:30 am - 10 am

Welcome and Update from Sharon Bennett

10 am - 10:30 am
0.5 CPD Points

Assessing Skin Safely: practical approaches for better treatment outcomes

Anna Baker
10:30 am - 11 am
0.5 CPD Points

Assessment should be a continual holistic process, and one of the key objectives for my session is to articulate the place for assessment of skin in the context of patients’ treatment journeys. The status of an individual’s skin can influence a treatment outcome, and, by drawing on current evidence and suggested recommended readings, this session will explore key principles around skin assessment to facilitate safer treatment outcomes.

Anna Baker is an award-winning Aesthetic Nurse, Trainer & Qualified Educator with over 12 years experience in Aesthetic Medicine. With a keen interest in facial anatomy, Anna holds a post-graduate certificate in Applied Clinical Anatomy-specialising in head and neck anatomy, and has undertaken the NMC Practice Educator Qualification at King’s College London as part of her on current MA in Clinical Education studies.

Anna was awarded ‘Aesthetic Nurse Practitioner of The Year’ at the Aesthetic Awards 2017, and ‘Highly Commended’ in 2015 & 2016. She regularly presents at national and international aesthetic and anatomical conferences and has been a previous runner up for ‘Dermatology Nurse of The Year’ at The British Journal of Nursing Awards in 2014 and been awarded ‘Aesthetic Nurse Practitioner of The Year’ at The British Journal of Nursing Awards in 2016, Anna is a board member for The British Association of Cosmetic Nurses (BACN), and jointly leads the Education & Training Committee on behalf of this organisation.

Knowing Your Worth in a Saturated Market

Julie Scott
11 am - 11:30 am
0.5 CPD Points

With so many practitioners (including non-medics) offering discounted treatments, how do we as nurses set ourselves apart from the rest, and find success whilst maintaining medical professionalism.

Julie Scott is an NMC registered Independent Nurse Prescriber and Level 7 qualified aesthetic injector with over 25 years experience in skin rejuvenation. She has run her successful clinic, Facial Aesthetics Ltd, since 2003 and more recently has begun teaching and mentoring new practitioners in the aesthetics industry.

Medical Aesthetics Nurses and Research: The latest research by Nurses on Botulinum Toxin

Rachel Goddard, Jude Dunican, Sharon King
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
1 CPD Point
There is limited research in medical aesthetics which has been carried out by nurses and uses nurses as the research participants. This is starting to change as nurses are completing post-graduate degrees in aesthetics, and there is a need for research in medical aesthetics nursing. In this session three nurses present their research which was carried out as part of their Masters degrees in aesthetics practice.

This session will be split into 3 sections:

Jude Dunican - Does the dilution ratio of Onabotulinum toxin A (Botox®) effect it’s clinical outcome?

Rachel Goddard - A Study on the Reconstitution of Botulinum Toxin Type A: normal saline versus bacteriostatic saline. Which do Medical Aesthetics Nurses use and what wider factors influence this decision?

Sharon King - Do all brands of botulinum toxin used in aesthetic practice have the same clinical effect?

Exhibitor lunch

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Rejuvenating the Periocular Area

Miss. Elizabeth Hawkes
1:30 pm - 2:15 pm
0.7 CPD Points
This presentation will cover rejuvenating techniques with botulinum toxin and dermal filler, it will also touch on surgical blepharoplasty, lash enhancements and visual loss.

Miss Hawkes practices advanced facial aesthetics for eye and face rejuvenation. She has a keen interest in safety and regulation in the aesthetics industry. She serves on the clinical advisory board for the Aesthetics Journal which is the UKs leading educational journal for aesthetic practitioners. Miss Hawkes helps to set industry standards and provides key specialist ophthalmic perspectives regarding cosmetic eye treatments.

Restylane Eyelight: Mastering tear trough treatments with Galderma, presented by Jackie Partridge

Jackie Partridge Galderma UK
2:15 pm - 3:15 pm
1 CPD Point
Are your patients bothered by dark circles and shadows under their eyes? Do they feel they look less refreshed compared to how they feel? Well, 70% of those aged over 25 in a survey conducted by Galderma, leaders in dermatology and aesthetics, felt this way. In this session we will showcase the results that can be achieved with Restylane Eyelight by Galderma to address hollowing in the under eye area that can lead to the appearance of dark circles and shadows and that tired look none of us desire.

Jackie is a qualified Nurse Independent Prescriber (NIP) and Clinical Director at Dermal Clinic. She is a founding board member of the British Association of Cosmetic Nurses (BACN) and is now an honorary member. She qualified from Stirling University with BSc (foundation in Dermatology), which she feels helps her to offer expert advice and guidance on various skin conditions for her patients. She is one of only a few practitioners in the country be have completed her Masters (MSc) in Non-Surgical Aesthetic Practice.

Jackie is the Chair of the Galderma Global Nurse Faculty. Her International work allows her to enhance her skills gained from expert peers worldwide, for the benefit of patients at Dermal Clinic.

Refreshment Break with Exhibitors

3:15 pm - 3:45 pm

Full Face Injectables: Tips for safety and success

A joint session with Dr Tristan Mehta and Dr Tapan Patel
3:45 pm - 3:50 pm
1.4 CPD Points

Navigating the Danger Zones

Dr Tristan Mehta
3:50 pm - 4:20 pm
0.7 CPD Points
Through a systematic approach, Tristan will present a whistle-stop tour of the key danger zones of the face with consideration to not just anatomy, but also the latest concepts on injection technique, depth and patient selection.

Dr Tristan Mehta, MBBS BMedSci PgDip (AesMed), is a leading light in the UK aesthetics industry. He developed the gold standard qualification for medical aesthetics – the Level 7 – and founded the country’s largest aesthetic medicine training course provider, Harley Academy. He also holds a postgraduate diploma in Skin Ageing and Aesthetic Medicine.

Top Tips for Success in Full Face Treatments

Dr Tapan Patel
4:20 pm - 5 pm
0.7 CPD Points
Elegant full face treatments require an understanding of and respect for the ageing process, appropriate sequencing and patient selection. From his extensive experience over the last 20 years, Dr Tapan Patel will share his pearls of wisdom for full face injectable treatments and which common mistakes to avoid!

Dr Tapan Patel MBBS is an advanced injector with nearly 20 years experience in performing wrinkle relaxing injections and dermal filler treatments. Widely recognised amongst his peers, industry experts and by his patients as one of the most talented and skillful injectors in the UK, his holistic view combines science with an artistic eye to create significant results that retain and enhance natural beauty.

Exhibition, Evening drinks, and canapés

5 pm - 7 pm

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