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Dr Godfrey Town gave a talk on ‘A New Generation of Vascular and Pigmentary IPLs’ as an Invited Speaker at the ACAM annual cosmetic medicine conference held on 25 – 27 October 2019 at the International Convention Centre Sydney. This talk considered a new generation of intense pulsed light (IPL) devices and evaluated how and why they rival traditional pulsed dye laser (PDL) treatment of vascular and pigmentary abnormalities. Several companies have released new devices with recent and innovative claims for their intense pulsed light (IPL) technology. Selected company slides were presented to investigate novel technology advances and to explore the clinical and scientific...

Dr Godfrey Town gave a talk at the Medical Devices Expert Forum at the European Academy of Dermatology and Venerology conference (EADV) on 11th October 2019 in Madrid. His lecture ‘Update on home-use device standards and regulations' considered the likely impact of the new EU Medical Device Regulations on laser and intense light source users, manufacturers and distributors. The forum was chaired by Professor Peter Bjerring, Aalborg University Hospital Dermatology Department, Denmark and Dr Christine Dierickx MD, Skinperium, Luxembourg....

Dr Godfrey Town has been appointed Senior Research Fellow Ph.D., Department of Dermatology, Aalborg University Hospital, Aalborg, Denmark where he plans to assist Clinical Professor of Dermatology Peter Bjerring MD, Dr.Sci., Department of Clinical Medicine at Aalborg University Hospital to build a new dermatological research area with collaboration with other specialities. Godfrey will make his ‘Core of knowledge’ laser and IPL safety courses available to post-graduates and assist in collaborative efforts to introduce new specialist courses in cutaneous light-based therapy to the department....

Our International Course Director, Dr Godfrey Town PhD was featured recently by the highly-rated laser journal, Lasers in Surgery and Medicine, in a short video promoting a clinical and scientific review of low fluence hair reduction. This study was released early online by the journal in January 2019 this year and published in the print version in August. Anyone considering the Online Laser Training Hair Removal Course using intense pulsed light therapy or studying how does laser hair removal work, will be interested in this article. The full article is available to purchase at https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/lsm.23061, here are the article objectives: Objectives This review has...

Online Laser Training team, Dr Godfrey Town—International Course Director, Anita Clarkson—Senior Assessor and Beverley Town—Administration Manager, attended the annual British Medical Laser Association (BMLA) Conference held on Wednesday 8th – Friday 10th May 2019 at the Park Inn by Radisson Hotel & Conference Centre, London Heathrow. Online Laser Training had an exhibition booth and an opportunity to present its courses to conference delegates including the new Laser & IPL Hair Reduction & Skin Rejuvenation Level 4 course. Godfrey was an invited speaker and gave talks on low fluence hair reduction, an update on standards and regulations and in the ‘Great Debate’...

Online Laser Training International Programme Director Dr Godfrey Town Ph.D. and United States Course Director, Patricia Owens BSN, RN, MHA, CMLSO, CNOR participated in the Nursing and Allied Health programme at the American Society for Lasers in Medicine and Surgery in Denver, USA recently. Both gave talks as Faculty and Board speakers respectively on Core of Knowledge laser and intense pulsed light safety and networked with practitioners interested in the Online Laser Training 'Laser and IPL Hair Removal & Skin Rejuvenation' Level 4 OCN-accredited course....

As an RPA2000 certificated Laser Protection Adviser, Dr Godfrey Town Ph.D. maintains continuing professional development (CPD) as an expert witness specialising in personal injury and negligence cases involving laser and intense pulsed light devices and service providers. Godfrey already holds a Cardiff University Law School Expert Witness Certificate for medico-legal training courses completed in 2013. In March 2019 he successfully completed a Legal Update for Expert Witnesses with Bond Solon, UK's leading legal training and information company specifically for non-lawyers....

Online Laser Training has introduced a “pay as you learn” method of learning to cover the cost for our new Laser and IPL Hair Removal & Skin Rejuvenation Level 4 OCN-accredited course. The course has been divided into four modules so that each module can be purchased separately. After three modules, you will achieve Level 3 certification. Level 4 certification is achieved upon completion of all four modules. OCN Accredited Online Training Course #1001484 which provides 60 CPD credits....

Online Laser Training secured additional accreditation for this new Laser & IPL Hair Reduction & Skin Rejuvenation course on 14th March 2019 after independent assessment by The CPD Group as worth 60 CPD learning credits, which is equivalent to a notional 60 hours of learning. Learners  already receive an accreditation certificate from Open College Network, OCN Credit4Learning who audits the course and benefit from the assurance that the training they have received is underpinned by an organisation that is ISO9001 certified and has mapped and accredited the Online Laser Training courses against QCF (formerly NVQ) Level 3, 4 and Level 5 standards. This...

Legal enforcement of the intended educational standards for non-surgical cosmetic interventions in England is unlikely, as the Government rejected proposals in the Keogh review to introduce statutory regulation. Several alternatives for recognition of qualifications have been proposed but the strongest contender has created a new joint industry standards body, the Joint Council for Cosmetic Practitioners (JCCP). Several London and Essex boroughs and Nottinghamshire have “jumped the gun” and introduced Level 4 certification for newly registering therapists, otherwise, the majority of London boroughs and most of the major insurance providers still require only NVQ Level 3 beauty certification before providing cover for...