Aesthetics Journal: Aesthetics Conference & Exhibition 2016

With registration now open and aesthetic professionals looking forward to experiencing the Aesthetics Conference and Exhibition (ACE), we can now reveal what you can expect from the exciting new agenda taking place on April 15 and 16.

Following the success of last year’s event and overwhelmingly positive feedback from both delegates and exhibitors, ACE has cemented its reputation as the leading educational medical aesthetics event. The comprehensive agenda of free practical content within the Masterclass, Expert Clinic and Business Track programmes, alongside the Conference sessions focused around anatomical areas, will once again attract thousands of practitioners and aesthetic professionals from across the industry.

For 2016, the ACE steering committee, led by consultant plastic surgeon Mr Dalvi Humzah, and comprising Dr Raj Acquilla, Dr Tapan Patel, chair of the British Association of Cosmetic Nurses Sharon Bennett and Aesthetics journal editor Amanda Cameron, are dedicated to providing delegates with a packed agenda of CPD-accredited education in more than 58 sessions. Popular speakers from last year’s educational agenda who have already announced their return for ACE 2016 include Mr Taimur Shoaib, Dr Simon Ravichandran, Dr Daron Seukeran and Dr Maria Gonzalez. They will be joined by new additions to the ACE team of industry leaders, including Dr Uliana Gout, Dr Kieren Bong and Dr Kate Goldie.

A novel addition to this year’s agenda is the new Treatments on Trial programme, where delegates will be offered an exclusive opportunity to directly compare products with similar indications in an active debate with company representatives. During each session, which will take place on Saturday 16, four different company representatives will give demonstrations of their product, describing the main benefits and presenting patient results. Delegates will then be able to get involved in an engaging question and answer debate, discussing product usage, techniques and potential contraindications.

ACE 2016 will again include the extremely popular live demonstration Expert Clinic agenda, with sponsors including Syneron Candela, SkinCeuticals, Fusion GT and AesthetiCare already confirmed. These sessions represent a fantastic opportunity for leading cosmetic injectors and skincare professionals to showcase the best techniques and lend practical advice to delegates. The agenda will also include non-sponsored discussions on managing filler complications, facial anatomy, lasers and chemicals peels from expert practitioners.

Leading aesthetic companies will be welcomed to ACE to host Masterclasses, providing an exclusive opportunity for delegates to learn more about products, best practice techniques and patient outcomes in 90 minute in-depth workshops. The Business Track agenda will deliver invaluable insights on how practitioners and professionals can develop their aesthetic practice. Featuring advice from experienced consultants in marketing, regulation, sales, finance, and law, these sessions will focus on crucial guidance for practitioners and clinic managers in order to create a successful practice and stand out from competitors. The wide-range of discussions will enable delegates to further develop their knowledge and understanding of how to make a practice costefficient, increase retention and improve patient satisfaction.

These sessions, which will run across both days, will focus on development across all areas, from front-of-house staff to clinic managers and business owners. For each session attended, delegates will be able to apply for CPD accreditation, with Conference sessions awarded 1–1.5 points, Masterclasses given 1.5 each, Expert Clinic sessions worth 0.5–1 point, Business Track sessions worth 0.5 points and Treatments on Trial attendees awarded 2 points. Alongside the comprehensive educational programme, the 2,500m² exhibition floor will feature more than 100 top medical aesthetic suppliers, with representation from Healthxchange, AestheticSource, Lynton Lasers and BTL Aesthetics among many others who will showcase cutting-edge products, advances in services, and innovations to target an array of medical aesthetic concerns.

Delegates can register for free online to gain access to the Masterclass, Expert Clinic, Treatments on Trial and Business Track agendas, as well as the Exhibition floor. The paid-for premium Conference programme will include eight sessions from a team of more than 20 world-leading speakers, focusing on key anatomical areas of the body, including the stomach, forehead, perioral, periorbital, mid-face, neck and décolletage, temple, thighs and buttocks and vaginal rejuvenation. Delegates will have the choice to book either a one-day pass for the Friday or Saturday, or a two-day pass to experience the whole agenda.
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