Another year, a bigger and better Cosmetex! In my opinion, this year’s Cosmetex was the most informative and progressive yet. Not only was I able to listen to some amazing speakers and get some further insights into one of the fastest growing industries in the world, I felt like a part of a bigger movement of the industry heading towards a safer and more present direction.
Cosmetex15 saw the release of a draft Professional Practice Standards and Scope of Practice for Aesthetic Nursing Practice in Australia by the ACCS (Australian College of Cosmetic Surgery). This new document will create a point of reference for all clinics and surgeries with regards to nursing care standards in the cosmetic and plastic surgery industries. It will assist to improve levels of care provided to patients and is part of a nationwide effort to secure cosmetic surgery as an extremely present and valid branch of the medical industry. This release is extremely timely considering all the media attention the industry has been attracting of late with regards to its under regulation, but proves once again that Cosmetex is one of the conferences that should be on everyone’s agenda.
In addition, the ACCS have joined forces with Laser Safety Australia to introduce two new laser and intense pulsed light (IPL) safety courses for doctors, nurses and cosmetic laser practitioners. This will assist in combating the increasing number of patients reporting adverse results from laser and light treatments through the practitioners having access to better training.
I heard some industry heavyweights and game changers talk about some really new and exciting developments, studies and techniques. One of these was Professor Richard Boyd from Monash University who presented an especially enthralling presentation on stem cell research and its applications in the plastic and cosmetic surgery industry. Read more on stem cells here.
I was also lucky enough to sit down with several speakers and industry professionals and ask them some questions about their respective areas of expertise, and was also able to get a few on camera which I will be presenting as VLOGS in the upcoming weeks. Keep an eye out for them!
Once again, thank you Cosmetex and all the wonderful speakers and attendees. I learnt so many new things, made some lovely new friends, and got reminded why I love the Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery industry.