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BAAPS Annual Meeting Held in Chester

London, UK - 9 September 2004 - The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons ( today launched their annual meeting at Chester Racecourse on 9-10 September 2004. The theme of the event is 'Complications in Plastic Surgery', and includes seminars and teaching sessions for delegates on 'Unfavourable Results', and 'Refinements' in plastic surgery.

Following the success of the 2003 conference in London, this year's event offers expert speakers and a trade exhibition dedicated to promoting the highest standards in the practice of cosmetic surgery. Over twenty exhibitors are showcasing the latest products and innovations in the industry.

According to Mr. Norman Waterhouse, President of the BAAPS;
"Our annual meetings achieve our aspirations in several ways. I am delighted with the response by members to the invitation to submit papers and by the enthusiasm for the teaching tutorials. Over 190 delegates are attending from a great number of countries, including France, Switzerland and Canada."

As the annual conference has become increasingly international, a number of eminent surgeons from overseas have been invited to address attendees at the event on a number of subjects such as:

Patient Perceptions of Potential Complications

Maintaining High Standards in Trainees

Future Regulations in the UK and Beyond

Body Piercing

And many other topics. BAAPS members chair these sessions and attendance provides continuing medical education credits.

According to Adam Searle, President-Elect and Honorary Secretary;
"We are looking forward to this prestigious conference, which will provide a valuable opportunity to remind surgeons of their responsibilities with regard to patient care and operative technique. It is an important occasion for furthering their education on an international level."

According to Douglas McGeorge, BAAPS Council member and course organiser;
"We are confident this event will deliver real value to surgeons through our comprehensive, proactive approach to patient education and safety."

This event is open to the press on Thursday 9 September between the hours of 2:30-4:30pm.

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