Meeting Outline
Oct. 16
  • October 16, 2020 8:00AM
    Welcome Drink

    Welcome to the 28th World Congress of the ISHRS! Grab your drink of choice (coffee or a cocktail), greet your colleagues for a virtual "hello!", and join us for an orientation to the virtual congress website before the formal beginning of the World Congress.

Oct. 17
Oct. 18
Oct. 19
  • October 19, 2020 7:00AM-8:30AM
    101: Focused Session-The Art of Hairline Design: Male, Female, and Transgendered

    Level: All levels
    Co-Directors: Jeffrey S. Epstein, MD, FISHRS | USA and Mauro Speranzini, MD | Brazil
    Faculty: Russell Knudsen, MBBS | Australia; Jae Hyun Park, MD, PhD | South Korea; Piero Tesauro, MD | Italy
    Session Description: Fluid, artistic hairline design is the key to elevating results for your patients. Knowledge of naturally occurring patterns in all genders can improve any surgeon’s outcomes. This session will discuss methods of and tricks for optimal hairline placement, review the state-of-the-art for hairline design, and help to develop the skills needed to consistently deliver aesthetic excellence for your patients.

  • October 19, 2020 8:00AM-11:00AM
    Exhibit Hall Live Hours
  • October 19, 2020 8:30AM-9:00AM
    Fireside Chat: Hairline Design
  • October 19, 2020 9:00AM-10:30AM
    102: Focused Session-Beard, Eyebrows, and Body Hair

    Level: All levels
    Director: Henrique N. Radwanski, MD | Brazil
    Faculty: Marco N. Barusco, MD, FISHRS | USA; Kapil Dua, MBBS, MS, FISHRS | India; Gorana Kuka Epstein, MD | Serbia; Carlos Eduardo Leão, MD | Brazil; Jose C. Muricy, MD | Brazil; Jose Rogério Régis, MD | Brazil; Pradeep K. Sethi, MD | India; Sara M. Wasserbauer, MD, FISHRS | USA
    Session Description: Hair transplantation on the scalp is only one aspect of our specialty. In the past decade, with the development of FUE, the number of surgeries involving scalp-to-eyebrow, body-to-beard, beard-to-head hair transplantation, as well as other combinations, have increased our ability to approach other areas besides the scalp. Each of these surgeries has unique technical issues and artistic considerations that beginners and accomplished surgeons need to learn. Join us for an in-depth exploration of body, brow, and beard transplantation using both FUT and FUE techniques, from some of the world’s most experienced experts.

  • October 19, 2020 10:30AM-11:00AM
    Fireside Chat: Body Hair
  • October 19, 2020 11:00AM-12:30PM
    103: Focused Session-Basics of FUE: Types of Machines and Punches and When to Use Them

    Level: Beginner
    Co-Directors: Conradin von Albertini, MD, FISHRS | Switzerland and David S. Josephitis, DO, FISHRS | USA
    Faculty: Bruno F. Ferreira, MD | Portugal and Emorane Lupanzula, MD | Belgium
    Session Description: Follicular Unit Excision (FUE) is performed worldwide with as many variations in technique as there are practitioners. With this much variety, how do you incorporate the best and most effective FUE into your practice? This course will review the bare bones of FUE along with the main types of machines and punches, specialized equipment, and the current standards of care in the industry. Even if you have been doing FUE for a while, this session will be an invaluable way to explore other machines, equipment, and techniques to elevate and broaden the capabilities of your practice.

  • October 19, 2020 12:30PM-1:00PM
    Fireside Chat: FUE Basics
Oct. 20
  • October 20, 2020 7:00AM-8:30AM
    201: Focused Session-Make it disappear! Surgical Scar Optimization and SMP for Any Hair Transplantation Technique

    Level: Intermediate
    Co-Directors: Akaki Tsilosani, MD, PhD | Georgia and Robert S. Haber, MD, FISHRS | USA
    Session Description: Modern hair surgeons can confirm that scars in the donor area are one of the primary decision points a patient uses to choose surgical method, and that unsightly scars are one of the most significant sources of patient dissatisfaction. This course will explore intra-operative methods for optimizing surgical scars and techniques for reducing scar visibility or treating suboptimal outcomes. Several methods will be explored including micropigmentation, surgical excision, injections, and wound healing products and protocols.

  • October 20, 2020 8:00AM-11:00AM
    Exhibit Hall Live Hours
  • October 20, 2020 8:30AM-9:00AM
    Fireside Chat: Scar Optimization
  • October 20, 2020 9:00AM-10:30AM
    202: Focused Session-Delectable Injectables: PRP, Exosomes, and Stem Cells Scientific Updates

    Level: All levels
    Director: Gorana Kuka Epstein, MD | Serbia
    Session Description: Buoyed by popular demand, scalp injections to treat hair loss have experienced a boom across the world. We hear anecdotal reports of positive outcomes from colleagues. But what does the science support? Which treatments have proven efficacious (and by what standards), and what are the (proposed) mechanisms of action? This session offers “small bites” of all the “tastiest” new research and theories for injectable treatments for hair loss. Hear the panelists share information and debate the potential of these new possible therapies.

  • October 20, 2020 10:30AM-11:00AM
    Fireside Chat: Injectables
  • October 20, 2020 11:00AM-12:30PM
    203: Focused Session-Advanced Surgical Cases

    Level: Advanced
    Co-Directors: Emorane Lupanzula, MD | Belgium and Asim Shahmalak, MBBS, FISHRS | United Kingdom
    Session Description: Challenging cases require advanced techniques. This course will explore a range of complex cases including the surgical techniques that can be employed to treat them. A rapid-fire video format will show in detail how these techniques are accomplished interspersed with discussions detailing the advantages and disadvantages of each. Be prepared for intellectual stimulation and to exchange ideas with other surgeons.  

  • October 20, 2020 12:30PM-1:00PM
    Fireside Chat: Advanced Surgical Cases
Oct. 21
  • October 21, 2020 7:00AM-8:30AM
    301: Focused Session-Ditch the Clippers: Preview Long Hair and No-shave FUE

    Level: Advanced
    Co-Directors: Marcelo Pitchon, MD | Brazil and Ricardo Lemos, MD | Brazil
    Session Description: Patients have always wanted to see their results immediately and have only reluctantly submitted to having their hair shaved as part of the hair transplantation process. With dedication and a little effort, it is possible to fulfill both of these patient goals and set your practice apart in a dramatic way. Learn the fundamentals of long hair preview from the originator himself and explore the options for “no-shave” FUE in your practice. Emphasis in this course will be placed on practical knowledge to perform these types of surgeries and the technical aspects of converting your surgical processes to accommodate these specialized techniques.

  • October 21, 2020 8:30AM-9:00AM
    Fireside Chat: Long-Hair Preview FUE
  • October 21, 2020 9:00AM-10:30AM
    302: Focused Session-Implanters: Dull, Sharp, Multiple Needle, and How to Get Your Staff to Start Using Them

    Level: All levels
    Director: Marie A. Schambach, MD, FISHRS | Guatemala
    Faculty: Otavio Boaventura, MD | Brazil; Jean M. Devroye, MD, FISHRS | Belgium; Moonkyu Kim, MD, PhD, FISHRS | South Korea; Parsa Mohebi, MD, FISHRS | USA; Leoncio E. Moncada, MD | Venezuela; Jae Hyun Park, MD, PhD | South Korea; William R. Rassman, MD | USA; Mauro Speranzini, MD | Brazil; Luis Roberto Trivellini, MD | Paraguay;
    Session Description: Implanter technology is in the process of revolutionizing graft placement. Even those practices that primarily rely on forceps for placing grafts can benefit from the new implanter designs. With all the new variety there is literally “something for everyone” in the hair transplant surgical community. This workshop will explore the specific benefits and drawbacks of each implanter design, including how they can best be integrated into individual practices.

  • October 21, 2020 10:30AM-11:00AM
    Fireside Chat: Implanters
  • October 21, 2020 11:00AM-12:30PM
    303: Focused Session-Design Your Own Research Project: Tips on Writing Clinical Trials, Protocols, and Abstracts

    Level: All levels
    Co-Directors: Marco N. Barusco, MD, FISHRS | USA and Dow B. Stough, MD | USA
    Session Description: Are you “Featured Speaker” material? Do you have interesting observations but lack the know-how to put them into published data form? This workshop will explore the “path to the podium” through sound scientific study design so you can test and prove your ideas in a way that measures up to the most rigorous statistician’s T-test. It will also cover how to create clearly written abstracts, so your data is more likely to be chosen for publication or presentation at a medical meeting like the ISHRS World Congress. This is a must-attend for those in a fellowship program or involved in training our next generation of hair medicine specialists.

  • October 21, 2020 12:30PM-1:00PM
    Fireside Chat: Research Design
Oct. 22
  • October 22, 2020 7:00AM-8:00AM
    CSI Discussion Groups 1
  • October 22, 2020 7:00PM-8:00PM
    CSI Discussion Groups 2
Oct. 23
  • October 23, 2020 7:00AM-8:00AM
    Industry Thought Leaders Symposium: Part 1
  • October 23, 2020 8:00AM-10:00AM
    Exhibit Hall Live Hours
  • October 23, 2020 8:30AM-9:30AM
    Industry Thought Leaders Symposium: Part 2
Oct. 24
Oct. 25