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Aesthetics Journal


Amanda Cameron, Aesthetics journal editor and Aesthetics Conference and Exhibition programme organiser, highlights why ACE is set to revolutionise the conference line-up of 2015

The unique ACE 2015 learning experience The main agenda at the Aesthetics Conference and Exhibition 2015 is a programme with a difference. At Aesthetics, we know from our experience and knowledge of the specialism that there is a need for in-depth, CPD accredited and practical hands-on training in every aspect of the profession. At ACE 2015, we will give you this kind of training. ACE will recreate clinic environments and give you options for solutions to patient issues, including how to consult, carry out differential diagnosis and post-treatment follow up. Those attending will be able to customise their own learning agendas by choosing to attend one or more of the four main sessions, rather than only being able to select either a one or two-day conference pass, as is traditional at past UK aesthetic conferences. The ACE main agenda will begin on Saturday March 7 and will look at the treatment of fat on the body and face – with regards to both removing and replacing. With the demand for non-invasive procedures to improve the body increasing year-on-year, it is vital for practitioners to stay up-to-date with the latest developments in this field. This key session will be led by consultant plastic surgeon Mr Taimur Shoaib and Dr Mike Comins, who will together chair a panel of specialists in weight management and body sculpting. Mr Shoaib says, “The session will be a unique opportunity for clinicians of all training backgrounds to discuss fat reduction and enlargement. I’m excited by the conference session because of its uniqueness and the innovative way the session will be delivered.” The session will run for three hours and will feature audience participation and debate on the merits of non-surgical fat reduction with surgery. Different types of surgical fat reduction methods will be discussed including laser, ultrasound and radiofrequency assisted liposuction. Dr T Vetpillai will present an alternative view of fat management with her unique approach to coaching and weight loss. During this session attendees will be invited to discover a range of different energy-based fat reduction methods that


could be used in their clinic. Interaction will be at the forefront of all sessions, with delegates able to discuss treatment planning with the expert panel and debate on key issues including: which is better – vaser or laser? Who should be performing liposuction? Where is fat grafting appropriate and where should you use fillers? Saturday afternoon at ACE is host to ‘Face Off’, the first instalment in the highly anticipated two-part advanced anatomy and injection session, led by awardwinning surgeons and physicians Mr Dalvi Humzah, Dr Tapan Patel and Dr Raj Acquilla. Both ‘Face Off’ and the continuing Sunday morning zonal treatment session will combine unique dynamic anatomical explorations with demonstrations on how to analyse the face to get the best results. This is a neverseen-before opportunity to experience these three world-class injectors demonstrating and presenting together onstage in practical and interactive sessions, open only to healthcare professionals. The top injectors will explore non-invasive treatments for upper and lower-face beautification, and attendees will be able to watch live technique demonstrations detailing the use of dermal fillers and botulinum toxin in the peri-orbital, peri-oral and neck regions. Delegates will also learn how to avoid high-risk areas in the upper and lower face, and how to deal with potential complications. The engaging format will allow attendees to question the experts and achieve tangible learning objectives through use of the latest conference technology. Of the session, Mr Humzah says, “I am looking forward to working with some of the leading experts in aesthetics and leading an interactive session with the presenters and delegates who attend ACE 2015. These sessions will be extremely informative, inspirational and enjoyable for all.” The final session of the weekend will be run by dermatology leaders Dr Stefanie Williams and Dr Christopher Rowland Payne, and is an unmissable opportunity for all those treating patients for skin issues and conditions, or for those looking to expand their treatment menu in this area. Follow the Aesthetics | January 2015

ACE 2015 Programme Overview

patient journey from live consultation, through to detailed discussion on the treatment of common dermatological conditions, looking at aesthetic treatments and combination treatment options, concluding with postprocedure maintenance. Delegates will learn how to manage common conditions such as acne, rosacea, seborrheic dermatitis and eczema, and will be invited to question the panel on the best cosmeceutical ingredients for anti-ageing and prevention. As part of the session, Dr Daron Seukeran will also provide key guidance on how to treat skin conditions using lasers. “Laser technology is advancing rapidly and continues to increase our range of treatment which can be safe and effective when used appropriately,” says Dr Seukeran. “I will describe the main use of lasers in treatment of the skin and aesthetics, and explore why different lasers are required to provide the full range of treatment.” The dermatology team will be joined by aesthetic nurses and skin experts Lorna Bowes and Anna Baker who will demonstrate expert techniques and treatments for anti-ageing, and other key issues such as the diagnosis of suspicious lesions. Anna Baker says, “Patients will frequently present in aesthetic practice with a variety of skin lesions, some of which may be non-melanoma skin cancer, which is increasing in prevalence. Topical photodynamic therapy is an effective treatment modality for specific superficial lesions; an interactive overview of the treatment pathway as well as the licensed indications for treatment will be discussed to provide an insightful perspective on this efficacious treatment.” Dr Acquilla concludes, “ACE 2015 is shaping up to to be the most exciting live injection symposium I’ve been involved within the UK. We will be delivering the latest anatomical knowledge and injection techniques in facial aesthetic medicine using cutting edge multimedia technology, giving the audience a unique interactive educational experience they won’t forget.” The flexibility of the premium conference programme allows delegates to focus on their individual learning needs. Those choosing to attend more than one session are entitled to a discount which increases with the number of sessions booked. Spaces are limited so visit the website to secure your place today. ACE will also once again feature Expert Clinic live demonstrations, supplier Masterclasses and Business Track workshops as part of the free Exhibition registration. Go to to see the full programme and to register. 19

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