ISHRS 2020 Advanced/Board Review Course

Live Session Dates: Saturday/September 26 and Saturday/October 3
Live Session Times: 8:00AM-10:00AM Central Daylight Time/ Chicago
Director: Jerzy R. Kolasinski, MD, PhD, FISHRS | Poland
Co-Director: Samuel M. Lam, MD, FISHRS | USA
Cost: $299 USD for ISHRS Members/$349 for ISHRS Pending Members/ $399 for Non ISHRS Members
Advanced/Board Review content, including recorded Zoom sessions, will be available until October 15, 2021 (approximately 1 year following the conclusion of the course).
Certificates: Attendees will be issued a certificate of attendance following the completion of the live course dates.

Technical requirements to attend the Advanced/Board Review Course:

  • The Advanced/Board Review Course will take place via Zoom
  • Download this pre-course checklist for Zoom
  • Enable your microphone and camera to participate in live sessions.
  • Establish a strong internet connection, wired if possible for the strongest connection.
Course Description

This year’s Advanced/Board Review Course offers the most comprehensive and targeted curriculum aimed at two audiences:  the practitioner who wants to do well on the written and oral ABHRS exams and the intermediate/advanced hair surgeon who wants to learn sophisticated and new techniques to improve surgical technique and understanding.  This virtual program is divided into two parts.  Part 1 includes two two-hour live virtual meetings (that can also be viewed after the live session is over) in which the exact format of the written and oral exams are covered along with mock written and oral exams to facilitate optimal exam preparation.  The ABHRS written exam has been fundamentally changed, and it is important to learn about this new format.  The audience will be able to participate with live questions during these sessions, held conveniently on the weekend that should work well with almost any time zone.  Part 2 will include extensive on-demand video lectures that cover a diverse range of topics that will offer advanced pearls that can transform your practice.  Don’t miss this unique learning platform!

Course Outline
All times listed are Central Daylight Time/ Chicago. The link below can assist you in Time Zone Conversion.

1. Welcome and Introduction - Jerzy R. Kolasinski, MD, PhD, FISHRS | Poland & Samuel M. Lam, MD, FACS, FISHRS | USA
2. State of the ABHRS/IBHRS – Sara M. Wasserbauer, MD, FISHRS | USA
3. Ethical Guidelines for the ABHRS – Timothy P. Carman MD, FISHRS | USA
4. Criteria for ABHRS Certification and Application Process – Sara M. Wasserbauer, MD, FISHRS | USA
5. The Written Exam – Marco Barusco, MD, FISHRS | USA
6. The Oral Exam – Sara M. Wasserbauer, MD, FISHRS | USA

7. Male & Female Pattern Alopecias – Russell Knudsen, MBBS, FISHRS | Australia
8. Other Alopecias  – Nicole E. Rogers, MD, FAAD, FISHRS | USA

9. Consultation and Medical Evaluation of the Patient – Konstantinos Anastassakis, MD, PhD, FISHRS | Greece
10. Medical Treatment of AGA – David Perez-Meza, MD, FISHRS | USA
11. Alternative Treatment of AGA: Platelet-Rich Plasma, Fat Grafting, Regenerative Stem Cell Therapy – David Perez-Meza, MD, FISHRS | USA 
12. FUE v FUT – What to Choose? – Samuel M. Lam, MD, FACS, FISHRS | USA 
13. Surgical Anatomy of the Scalp – Timothy P. Carman, MD, FISHRS | USA
14. Hairline Design (Male and Female) – Ronald L. Shapiro, MD, FISHRS | USA
15. Anesthesia – Jerzy R. Kolasinski, MD, PhD, FISHRS | Poland
16. Donor Planning and Harvesting – FUT – Carlos J. Puig, DO, FISHRS | USA
17. Donor Planning and Harvesting – FUE – Robert H. True, MD MPH, FISHRS | USA

18. Strategies for Advanced AGA – Konstantinos Anastassakis, MD, PhD, FISHRS | Greece 
19. Surgery Planning – Age and Potential for AGA – Marcio Crisostomo, MD, FISHRS | Brazil
20. Transplantation of the Crown – Samuel M. Lam, MD, FACS, FISHRS | USA
21. Transplantation of the Eyebrows – Samuel M. Lam MD, FACS, FISHRS | USA
22. Transplantation of the Beard – Jeffrey S. Epstein, MD, FACS, FISHRS | USA
23. Transplantation into Scars/Reconstructive Hair Transplant Surgery – Jerzy R. Kolasinski, MD, PhD, FISHRS | Poland
24. Hair Transplant Surgery in Children – Jerzy R. Kolasinski, MD, PhD, FISHRS | Poland

25. Emergency Situations in Hair Transplant Surgery – Carlos J. Puig, DO, FISHRS/USA
26. Most Common Complications in Hair Transplant Surgery – Timothy P. Carman, MD, FISHRS/USA

 

Moderators: Samuel M. Lam, MD, FACS, FISHRS | USA &
Jerzy R. Kolasinski, MD, PhD, FISHRS | Poland
Chat Moderator: Ken L. Williams, Jr., DO, FISHRS | USA
Cost: $299 USD for ISHRS Members/$349 for ISHRS Pending Members/$399 for Non ISHRS Members

8:00AM Welcome and Introduction Samuel M. Lam, MD, FACS, FISHRS | USA & Jerzy R. Kolasinski, MD, PhD, FISHRS | Poland
8:05AM New ABHRS Written Introduction Steven P. Gabel, MD, FISHRS | USA
8:15AM ABHRS Written Mock Exam Steven P. Gabel, MD, FISHRS | USA & Timothy P. Carman, MD, FISHRS | USA
8:45AM ABHRS Oral Exam Introduction Sara M. Wasserbauer, MD, FISHRS | USA
9:00AM ABHRS Oral Exam Mock Exam Sara M. Wasserbauer, MD, FISHRS | USA & Daniel G. McGrath, DO, FISHRS | USA
10:00AM Adjourn

Moderators: Samuel M. Lam, MD, FACS, FISHRS | USA &
Jerzy R. Kolasinski, MD, PhD, FISHRS | Poland
Chat Moderator: Rana M. Irfan, MBBS | Pakistan 
Cost: $299 USD for ISHRS Members/$349 for ISHRS Pending Members/$399 for Non ISHRS Members

8:00AM Welcome and Introduction Samuel M. Lam, MD, FACS, FISHRS | USA & Jerzy R. Kolasinski, MD, PhD, FISHRS | Poland
8:05AM New ABHRS Written Introduction David S. Josephitis, DO, FISHRS | USA
8:15AM ABHRS Written Mock Exam David S. Josephitis, DO, FISHRS | USA & Konstantinos Anastassakis, MD, PhD, FISHRS | Greece
8:45AM ABHRS Oral Exam Introduction Marco Barusco, MD, FISHRS | USA
9:00AM ABHRS Oral Exam Mock Exam Marco Barusco, MD, FISHRS | USA & Shalini Malhotra, MBBS, DNB | India
10:00AM Adjourn

Faculty

Konstantinos Anastassakis, MD, PhD, FISHRS | Greece
Marco Barusco, MD, FISHRS | USA
Timothy P. Carman MD, FISHRS | USA
Marcio Crisostomo, MD, FISHRS | Brazil
Jeffrey S. Epstein, MD, FACS, FISHRS | USA
Steven P. Gabel, MD, FISHRS | USA
Rana M. Irfan, MBBS | Pakistan
David S. Josephitis, DO, FISHRS | USA
Russell Knudsen, MBBS, FISHRS | Australia
Shalini Malhotra, MBBS, DNB | India
Daniel G. McGrath, DO, FISHRS | USA
David Perez-Meza, MD, FISHRS | USA
Carlos J. Puig, DO, FISHRS | USA
Nicole E. Rogers, MD, FAAD, FISHRS | USA
Ronald L. Shapiro, MD, FISHRS | USA
Robert H. True, MD MPH, FISHRS | USA
Sara M. Wasserbauer, MD, FISHRS | USA
Ken L. Williams, Jr., DO, FISHRS | USA

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Describe what the ABHRS is, what is stands for, and how it can help Diplomates
  • Review the credentialing requirements that must be met in order to be able to sit for the ABHRS Certification Exam. 
  • List the 10 major content categories that make the exam
    • General principles of hair restoration Surgery
    • Donor area, recipient sites, grafts
    • Hair loss diagnosis and pathology
    • Scalp Reductions, flaps, extensions and expansions
    • Emergency situations and interventions
    • Anatomy, histology and physiology of scalp and hair
    • Anesthesia
    • Pharmacology and medical treatment of Alopecia
    • Ethics in hair restoration
    • Follicular Unit Excision 
  • List the overall percentage of questions from each content category used to create the written exam
  • Described take home points for each of the topic areas listed
  • Describe the types of questions asked during the written and the oral exams
  • Identify personal areas of weakness so that your study and review can be targeted.