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COVID-19 unlock and aesthetic medicine: response from BCAM

The SARS-COV2 virus and the associated COVID-19 disease have caused immense social, financial and personal strain. But now we are taking the first tentative steps to exit the phase 1 lockdown.

Johnson & Johnson announces lead vaccine candidate for COVID-19

Johnson & Johnson has announced the selection of a lead COVID-19 vaccine candidate and the rapid scaling of its manufacturing capacity with the goal of providing global supply of more than one billion doses.

Publication of ‘A UK and Ireland perspective on re-opening aesthetic clinics post COVID-19 lockdown’

A consensus guidance document for the re-opening of clinics has been published. The fact sheet is sponsored by Merz Aesthetics and is a consensus review created after a roundtable discussion with several UK and Ireland key opinion...

First UK doctor dies due to Covid-19

An ear, nose and throat consultant has become the first UK doctor confirmed to have died of coronavirus.

RSM: Updates in skin cancer management in the COVID-19 era

@19:00-20:00 RSM members: Free / Non-members: £15.00 – £20.00

Sweet and sour thoughts from Hong Kong – a preview to my next 'Letter'

The weather was beautiful and there was a holiday atmosphere in the air. Five consecutive days without a new case. The goal is 28 consecutive new-disease-free days.

Coronavirus: useful resources

This list will be updated as new sources of information emerge – let us know if there are any resources we should be listing here by emailing

DASIL World Scar Free Symposium

We are seeing clinics re-opening all over the world and we are getting back to what we do best – caring for those who need us. DASIL, in conjunction with the Live Scar Free Foundation, has launched a teaching and...

BCAM Virtual Conference

The leading experts in UK aesthetic medicine are meeting for the 2020 British College of Aesthetic Medicine’s (BCAM) first 'Virtual Conference' on 14-19 September.The College has a full week packed with bite-sized virtual meetings in the evenings of 14-18 September...

Letter from Hong Kong (2 July 2020)

There is an expression about “living through history”. I am not quite sure what it means but I have the inclination that it conveys a sense of being there, of being alive, when the world changes. Dramatically, irrevocably. We have a before, and we have an after, and we are now in the period of transition.

Edinburgh cosmetic doctor fundraises for local NHS workers

Regular contributor to The PMFA Journal, Dr Nestor Demosthenous, has created a JustGiving page to generate support for Edinburgh and Lothians' healthcare workers currently at the forefront of the COVID-19 response.