Coastal Clinical Conference




Hello, we're really looking forward to seeing you for our first ever Coastal Clinical Conference. 

Please read the following details carefully and keep a note of your contact for the day - Mary O'Keefe. 

See you soon!


Getting To Portsmouth:

If possible, we recommend you travel down on the day before and stay overnight. There are plenty of hotels in Portsmouth:

By Train: Portsmouth Harbour is the nearest station connecting directly to London Waterloo and London Victoria. Journey times are from just 1 hour 30 minutes. From Portsmouth Harbour station it’s only a 5 minute walk to Gunwharf Quays. From here board your boat transfer for a short ride across the Solent.

By Car: On arrival in Portsmouth, follow the brown signs for the ‘Historic Waterfront’ that leads you straight to Gunwharf Quays.

Flights: Flybe operate flights into Southampton Airport from Dublin, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Newcastle, Manchester and Leeds. The train from Southampton Airport to Portsmouth Harbour station takes approx. 1 hour.

Car Parking:

The nearest public car park is at Gunwharf Quay’s shopping centre (postcode for sat nav is PO1 3TZ). Zone A is the closest to the Solent Forts Port Office.

Getting To The Fort:

Transportation to and from the fort is by boat which departs from the Commercial Pontoon at Gunwharf Quays which is just opposite Carluccio's Restaurant. It takes approximately 30—45 minutes to get to No Man’s Fort from Gunwharf Quays. There may be an initial stop at Spitbank Fort whilst other guests disembark.

The crewe run a tight ship and cannot guarantee being able to get you to the fort if you do not arrive within the specified time frame. We recommend you arrive at check-in 60 minutes before the scheduled departure time. Should unforeseen circumstances prevent you from getting to the fort on time, Solent Forts may be able to arrange a private transfer for you at an additional cost.

Dress Code:

Whilst there is no official dress code, we recommend that you wear flat shoes to steady your sea legs on the boat and advise wearing something warm for the boat transfers as all good sailors will know, it can get a bit breezy on a boat in the middle of the Solent!


Mary O'Keefe:

Mary will be on hand to guide you on the day and answer any questions you have about getting to and from the Fort. 

You can contact Mary on her mobile phone: 07905 000251


It's going to be an early start and a late finish, but we promise you'll enjoy every moment.

Friday, May 10th 2019:

From 08:15am: Arrival at the Solent Forts Port Office in Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth and check-in ahead of your departure. Our assistant, Mary O'Keefe, will be on hand to guide you.

Please be sure to check-in in good time, no later than 08:45am - the Fort waits for No Man!

09:15: Boat departs from Gunwharf Quays commercial pontoon (opposite Carluccio's restaurant)

10:00: Boat arrives at No Man's Fort

10:00 - 10:20: Registration and tea / coffee

10:20 - 10:30: Welcome and overview of agenda - Pam Underdown

10:30 - 10:50: Clinical presentation covering treatments for sexual rejuvenation, with insights on how to approach the subject sensitively and successfully from a PR and marketing perspective - by Dr Shirin Lakhani 

10:50 - 11:20: Live clinical demonstration of Ellansé, a new generation collagen stimulation treatment, by Dr Victoria Manning. Dr Manning will be covering some innovative techniques for ageing hands that could become game changers in your practice

11:20 - 11:40: Presentation: VAT - The Most Frequently Asked Questions of Aesthetic Practitioners and Clinic Owners, by specialist VAT advisor Veronica Donnelly

11:40 - 12:00: Female Beauty Transformation - the Anatomical Basis, by Mrs Sabrina Shah-Desai. Female beauty concepts have evolved through the ages but are still traditionally linked with trying to recreate the beauty of youth, which often results in a caricature of female beauty. During this lecture, Mrs. Shah-Desai explains the ageing changes in Facial anatomy and explores the concept of evolution of a mature attractive female face using different surgical and non-surgical treatment options.

12:00 - 12:20: Using Software To Automate Your Clinic, by Billy Brandham - How the 'Pabau' practice management application is helping hundreds of healthcare practitioners in the UK to manage schedules, treatment notes, invoices, payments, marketing and lots more.

12:20 - 12:50: Understanding & Treating The Ageing Neck, by Anna Baker BN RGN INP. Historically, treatment of the aging neck has not been comprehensively addressed. There is an increasing awareness of the multi-factorial age related changes to the neck, supported by emerging and compelling anatomical evidence, with growing consumer demand for treating a variety of concerns to this region. This has coincided with an evolving and sophisticated choice of treatment modalities which can target many of these multi-level changes. During this session, we will review some of the seminal and recent anatomical findings that define key structures, as well as explore different clinical presentations with consideration to different modality approaches, supported by treatment videos. 

12:50 - 13:40: Lunch

13:40 - 14:30: Live clinical demonstration by Dr Emma Ravichandran and Dr Paula Mann - details to be confirmed

14:30 - 14:50: Presentation from medical malpractice and risk specialist, Martin Swann 

14:50 - 15:30: Live clinical demonstration of Ellansé, a new generation collagen stimulation treatment, by Dr Ian Strawford. In a novel departure from conventional demonstrations, Dr Strawford will be treating the face of a male patient

15:30 - 15:45: Coffee Break 

15:45 - 16:05: Presentation by Charles East - one of the world’s foremost experts in nose surgery. Charles will be sharing his thoughts and strategies for running and marketing a successful surgical practice, reflecting on his recent experiences treating a member of the Royal Family and several famous sports players.

16:05 - 16:50: Presentation by Aesthetic Nurse Practitioner and trainer Fiona Wondergem. Fiona will be introducing Sunekos and BioRePeel on behalf of one of our sponsors - MedFX.

16:50 - 17:35: Reflection on a Quarter of a Century in Aesthetics, by Ron Myers. Ron examines what he has learnt and experienced over the last 25 years in developing different aesthetic business models during the evolution and subsequent rapid growth of the UK’s non-surgical aesthetic industry. Highlighting some of the growing pains and mistakes made by suppliers, clinics and himself over the years, he gives his views on how medically led aesthetic clinics should effectively position themselves in todays more competitive market.

17:35 - 17:45: Before and after images from Dr Emma Ravichandran and Dr Paula Mann

17:45 - 18:00: Finish and close - Pam Underdown

18:00: Drinks reception and canapes - your opportunity to network, tour the Fort, use the facilities and freshen up before dinner.

20:00: Delectable 3-course dinner

23:15: Return to Gunwharf Quays

*Exact presentation timings and details are subject to change. Please check back for updates.


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Engage with industry thought leaders who can add real value to the development of your practice.


International Cosmetic Doctor, KOL and Trainer for Silhouette Soft and Ellansé 


Aesthetic Doctor, KOL and National Trainer for PDO Threads and Silhouette Soft


Aesthetic Doctor and European Trainer for PRP Treatments incl. Sexual Rejuvenation


Aesthetic Doctor, KOL and co-founder of The Aesthetic Training Academy 


Aesthetic Oculoplastic Surgeon & Founder of The OFA Training Academy


Aesthetic Nurse Practitioner and Tutor for Dalvi Humzah Aesthetic Training


Consultant Surgeon - Nasal and Facial Plastics. International KOL and Lecturer


Consultant Surgeon - Nasal and Facial Plastics. International KOL


Experienced Medical Aesthetic Practitioner and Dental Surgeon


Experienced Aesthetic Nurse Practitioner and Trainer


Divisional Director of Enhance Insurance. Specialist in Risk Management


Chartered Tax Advisor with Campbell Dallas. Specialist VAT Advisor


Managing Director at Pabau CRM. Specialist in Practice Management Applications


Director of The Consulting Room, Co-Owner of MediZen, Distributor of Hydrafacial & Perk


Business Growth Specialist and CEO of Aesthetic Business Transformations