Aesthetics United is a non-profit organisation founded on the promise of bringing together members of the aesthetics community to learn, grow and importantly, to raise money for charities recognised for their significant contribution towards solving current issues impacting our world.
The founders of Aesthetics United, Dr Lara Watson and Dr Priyanka Chadha established this independent organisation inspired by the wave of goodwill and sense of togetherness that swept the nation in response to COVID-19.
As full-time registrars training in maxillofacial surgery and plastic surgery respectively, the pair felt a duty to give back alongside their colleagues serving on the frontline of the NHS and thus set out to bring together leaders of the aesthetics industry to deliver an event of unparalleled educational value whilst raising money for notable charities.
Aesthetics United celebrates the value that can be realised through education, collaboration and inspiring the next generation of practitioners. The Aesthetics United Charity Conference (AUCC) is unique in our industry. This annual non-profit event holds no underpinning corporate affiliations and all proceeds are forwarded to the chosen charities.
AUCC 2021 welcomed over 400 healthcare professionals to a jam-packed educational agenda across 3 stages at the Sofitel St James in London. Speakers including the likes of Sabrina Shah-Desai, Tapan Patel, Raj Acquilla, Maryam Zamani and Benji Dhillon delivered ground-breaking talks, sharing the secrets of their signature techniques and successful careers in aesthetics. Many of the leading suppliers of industry sponsored the event allowing them to exhibit new products and services to the hundreds of aestheticians in attendance and establish new customer connections. The collective efforts of all contributors to AUCC 2021 raised an amazing £31,104 which was shared between NHS Charities Together and Refuge UK. This enormous sum has had a hugely beneficial impact on the output of these organisations and the individuals they support.
On 12th November 2022, AUCC 2022 will once again see the fore-runners of the aesthetics industry come together to provide a show-stopping agenda of lectures and seminars.
This year we are proud to be supporting Operation Smile and the Ukrainian Red Cross. These charities are doing amazing work to respectively better the lives of children affected by cleft lip palate and of course respond to the humanitarian crisis that is occurring as a consequence of the eastern conflict.
We are excited to announce our exciting speaker line up which includes sessions by Tapan Patel, Raj Acquilla & Sabrina Shah – Desai!
The Rising Star Initiative
Another unique aspect of AUCC is the Rising Star initiative. This novel programme recognises new and upcoming talent in the aesthetics industry and provides a platform for them to showcase their work on a dedicated stage. Successful applicants are also offered invaluable mentorship opportunities with our headline speakers. For more information on the Rising Star Initiative 2022 or to apply please click here.
Through an agenda built to encourage communication and collaboration across different working backgrounds and varying levels of experience, AUCC strives to facilitate the mentorship and development of junior affiliates and create a platform for rising stars to showcase their work.
Whilst the proceeds from AUCC 2021 will be directed towards charities mitigating the human impact of COVID-19, future events will support charities chosen collectively by the Aesthetics United community through an open ballot.