A huge congratulations goes out to this year’s conference organisers. We were treated to three days of high class training; presentations from doctors, nurses, beauticians and scientists; and most importantly: debate! So many people commented on the unique and special atmosphere of the BMLA, where new attendees and seasoned experts feel equally welcomed and all of the work presented is treated with a healthy dose of respect and constructive criticism. Presentations covered a wide range of topics, including new techniques in laser surgery, an improved approach to calculating pulse-lengths, training requirements for laser practitioners, daylight PDT, laser genital rejuvination and results from picosecond laser tattoo removal. This year’s winner of the prestigious Oswal Oration prize was The Naked Scientist’s Dr Chris Smith. Chris provided a demonstration of his world class scientific communication skills with a hugely entertaining talk which had the audience laughing and thinking about science in equal measure. I can’t wait to try out the laser pointer microscope! Apprentice winner Leah Totton provided further celebrity appeal and gave an insightful talk on her approach to developing the laser clinic business. There were a number of excellent talks, with four in particular impressing the judges. Congratulations to Dimitris Reissis, Shramana Banerjee, Gemma Bale and Faisal Ali. Next year’s BMLA conference will be at The Lowry, Manchester on 17-19 May 2017. We look forward to seeing you there!