Coastal Clinical Conference





You are invited to join us at one of the UK’s most luxurious, secluded and extraordinary conference venues – the largest of three, converted Victorian sea fortresses located between Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight. 

On Friday 10th May 2019, we’re hosting a very special multidisciplinary education seminar on No Man’s Fort, focussing on a selection of rapidly expanding clinical and commercial developments in aesthetic medicine. This event is exclusively for medical aesthetic practitioners. Places are strictly limited to 60 people. 

Our impressive clinical agenda will feature presentations and live demonstrations by a selection of highly experienced aesthetic clinicians and key opinion leaders, complimented by a wealth of business expertise from a number of industry specialists.

This is a rare opportunity for you to spend some quality time with like-minded people, enrich your network and engage with industry thought leaders who can add real value to the development of your practice. 

But this is also a casual event, which means you'll have the freedom to tour the fort and enjoy the many facilities as and when you please. The balance of business and pleasure is up to you :)


  • Return boat transfers from Portsmouth (Gunwharf Quays) 
  • Lunch and refreshments 
  • Afternoon drinks reception 
  • Guided historical fort tour 
  • Gourmet three course dinner 
  • CPD points


£395 per person



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


Managing Director at Pabau CRM. Specialist in Practice Management Applications


Divisional Director of Enhance Insurance. Specialist in Risk Management


Chartered Tax Advisor with Campbell Dallas. Specialist VAT Advisor


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


Business Growth Specialist and CEO of Aesthetic Business Transformations


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 from the commercial pontoon.  

Please be sure to check-in in good time - the Fort waits for No Man!

09:15: Boat departs from Gunwharf Quays

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 - 11:10: Live clinical demonstrations of Ellansé, a new generation collagen stimulation treatment, by Dr Ian Strawford and Dr Victoria Manning. In a novel departure from conventional demonstrations, Dr Strawford will be treating the face of a male patient and Dr Manning will be covering some innovative techniques for ageing hands that could become game changers in your practice. Dr Manning and Dr Strawford will also give insights on how to successfully integrate these treatments into your practice (Note: non-medics will have an opportunity to take a guided tour of the fort during this time)

11:10 - 11:35: Presentation from medical malpractice and risk specialist, Martin Swann 

11:35: Coffee break

11:50 - 12:20: 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 

12:20 - 12:50: 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.  

12:50: Lunch

13:40 - 14:10: 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. 

14:10 - 14:35: 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.

14:35 - 15:35: Live clinical demonstration by Dr Emma Ravichandran and Dr Paula Mann - details to be confirmed. (Note: non-medics will have an opportunity to take a guided tour of the fort during this time)

15:35: Coffee Break

15:50 - 16:20: Presentation by Charles East and Lydia Badia - two of the world’s foremost experts in nose surgery. Charles and Lydia will be sharing the secrets of their success, including their recent experience with a member of the Royal Family and several famous sports players

16:20 - 16:45: Presentation: VAT - The Most Frequently Asked Questions of Aesthetic Practitioners and Clinic Owners, by specialist VAT advisor Veronica Donnelly 

16:45 - 17:30: 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.

17:30 - 18:00: Finish and close - Pam Underdown

18:00: Drinks reception - Sponsored by Enhance Insure 

19:15: Delectable 3-course dinner

22:45: Return to Gunwharf Quays

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


No Man's Fort

Phone: 02392 809 767



Holiday Inn Express, Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth

from £90/night

The Queens Hotel, Southsea, Portsmouth

from £95/night

The Ship Leopard Boutique Hotel, Portsmouth

from £155/night


1. Can we bring partners / business partners / members of staff?

Yes you may purchase tickets for any of the above. Your guests are free to tour the fort and enjoy the facilities during the clinical talks and demonstrations. Highlights include rooftop hot tubs, spa treatments, games rooms, and activities such as fishing that can be booked directly with Solent Forts in advance. For more information, visit:

2. What's the best way to get 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.

3. Where do we park?

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 (which is opposite Customs House). 

4. How do we get to the fort?

Transportation to and from the fort is by boat which departs from the Commercial Pontoon at Gunwharf Quays. There will be people on hand to guide you. 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. 

5. What happens if we miss the boat?

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.

6. I have restricted mobility, is the venue adapted?

The fort is a classified ‘ancient monument’ and as such, there are limitations to what can be done to adapt this unique venue to be suitable for all. As well as getting to, on and off a boat, access to the fort is via a landing stage where guests must walk up a two storey ramp.  

The original staircase on the fort is relatively narrow and steep which may prevent access to all levels for those with mobility restrictions. If you have reservations about mobility and access, please contact Solent Forts directly to discuss.

7. Is there a 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!

8. What happens in bad weather conditions?

Access to the fort is of course subject to weather conditions and the safety of delegates is our primary concern. Solent Forts keep a very keen eye on the sea state, wave height and wind gusts and are regularly advised by the Harbour Master plus both their boat captains who have over 50 years’ experience sailing the Solent. 

9. What's the refund policy? 

You will only be eligible for a full refund if the transfer boats are unable to sail due to bad weather, or we are forced to cancel the conference on the day.

If you are unable to attend due to illness or a change in circumstances, you may transfer (sell) your ticket to someone else who you feel could benefit from attending. Please notify us as soon as possible and we will do everything we can to help you find a buyer.


We're delighted to have a number of industry leaders supporting this event: