Next week sees the annual gathering of the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, to be held at the Royal College of Physicians in London on 20th and 21st of September. Most noteworthy among the usual fare of the aesthetic specialty is a satellite session which has been organised specifically to discuss the current status of the PIP scandal.
In its online pre-meeting notes the organisation states; “2012 is a year which has seen Aesthetic Surgery challenged by the PIP scandal and new changes with Government regulation being lead and advised by the BAAPS along with other National Associations. We respond to this by devoting a mini symposium during the meeting to lessons from the PIP saga and the future of regulation.”
What will be interesting is whether the organisation takes the opportunity to look in the mirror over the whole affair and perhaps acknowledge that the specialty might have to exercise an additional duty of care for its clients when it comes to use of technologies and products that slip under the regulatory radar.
Note: We’ve included details of the congress in our meetings section.