Working together for the management and prevention of complications

The International Association for Prevention of Complications in Aesthetic Medicine (IAPCAM) is a non profit organisation, working with international doctors, all specialist in aesthetic medicine on a consensus for the management and prevention of complications. There will be an annual meeting to agree/update the guideliness.

Aesthetic medicine is still not recognised as a medical speciality despite trying efforts from different well respected associations as BCAM and BCAN, and there are no central regulations in place.It is a rapidly growing speciality with increasing numbers of various practitioners with different backgrounds and different levels of expertise offering a large range of treatments products each year.

Although complications in aesthetic medicine in the past have been rare and usually not severe, there has been a recent increase in the last 2-3 years. IAPCAM believes in the important of dealing with these complications with in a consistent and evidence based manner.

There is no formal trainings or certifications available and there is no clinical studies to prove efficacy, there are only a handful of publications and most of the knowledge we have acquire over the last few years have been the combined effort of specialist worldwide sharing their experiences and knowledge on this field.

Our mission is to bring all this data and generate clinical guidance in the prevention and management of complications.IAPCAM will start with the guidelines on dermal fillers, next year will move onto botulin toxin and subsequently to Lasers and Chemical peelings.

Guidelines will be circulated in appropriate aesthetic journals and via the IAPCAM website. Practitioners will be able to register with this site and have the opportunity to download guidelines, have access to expert advice and will be able to report complications.

This is not a substitute to the normal reporting process which would need to occur with the MHRA, manufacturers and insurers but we will work in conjunction with the normal reporting process. Although voluntary, it is hoped that reporting of complications will be welcomed within the industry to promote best practice, provide help and support to practitioners and to improve data available on complications rates.

Highlights from last year

Join us for the second IAPCAM symposium, on Friday 21st September at Church House Conference Centre, London

Join us for our second symposium

Join us for our second symposium, on Friday 21st September 2018 at Church House Conference Centre in Westminster, London for an exciting and novel agenda. We are organising a balance of lectures and lives demos demonstrating how to handle complications to help you in your daily practice.

We will be joined by a panel of international speakers and professionals from pharmaceutical companies who have agreed to collaborate on the formation of the IAPCAM guidelines and training. IAPCAM education is open to doctors, nurses and dentist.

Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis, please register your interest with, or register with evenbrite:

IAPCAM Symposium Agenda

Last year we had a fantastic conference with an innovate agenda.

We are looking forward to 2018 agenda which will include:

Mr. Jeff Downie is a consultant Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon/Facial Aesthetic Surgeon for the West of Scotland Service. He is also Honorary Senior Lecturer at Glasgow University.
Mr. Downie graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 1991 with distinctions in Bachelor of Dental Surgery. Following that, he obtained a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery at the University of Dundee in 1997.
He has also been awarded Fellowships in Surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons London, Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh and Royal College of Surgeons Glasgow in 2000, 2005 and 2007 respectively. In addition, he has received many distinction awards in areas such as Anatomy, Prosthetics and Radiology.

Dr Minocha trained at Southampton University, qualifying in medicine in 1991. After 16 years as a GP principal working for the NHS, he commenced training and practice in facial aesthetics in 2006. Having trained extensively in Paris and Geneva, Dr Minocha now incorporates teaching and mentoring as part of his weekly schedule. He has performed international lectures, workshops and live demonstrations at congresses around the world.

Dr. Gabriel Siquier is an experienced aesthetic physician, specialized in various skin treatments and in restorative hair surgery. He is the founder of Dameto Clinics International, established in the Netherlands and in Spain. Further he is a member and instructor of the International Threads Academy (ITA) a certified member of the Dutch Society of Aesthetic Medicine (NVCG) and he is the President of Peruesthetic in South America. Dr. Siquier gained worldwide recognition for exceptional non-surgical skills combined with an artistic eye for beauty. 

Dr Philippe Hamida-Pisal, currently President of the Society of Mesotherapy of United Kingdom “SoMUK”, Managing Director of PHP Aesthetic-Wellness Training Academy.

Dr Nestor is one of Scotland’s more experienced Cosmetic Doctors, International speaker and author in Aesthetic Medicine. Dr Nestor holds regular fortnightly clinics at London’s multi-award winning PHI Clinic. He has been a UK KOL for Sinclair’s Silhouette Soft thread lift and teaches regularly in London. 
With a wealth of experience in Cosmetic Medicine, and a passion for this specialty, Dr Nestor opened The Medical Cosmetic Centre to address facial ageing, skin health, hair loss and body concerns,
equally for women and men.

Dr Judodihardjo is the current President Elect Designate for the Royal Society of Medicine Aesthetic Medicine Conference. He was the past Vice President of the British Association of Cosmetic Doctors and was a board director of the British College of Aesthetic Medicine.

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