At the annual scientific meeting held in the in the Bahamas, the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) held their twentieth year of education, research, and collegiality at the Atlantis Resort on Paradise island. The event was attended by almost one thousand physicians and associated professionals in the hair restoration field.
The annual meeting included didactical and hands-on courses, live surgery workshops, seminars, scientific sessions, and poster presentations. The meeting was highlighted by lectures by Dr. Ralf Paus from the University of Manchester who spoke on “emerging therapies and strategies to induce hair growth,” and Dr. Bruce Morgan from Harvard University who discussed hair morphogenesis and follicular regeneration.
A workshop and hands-on course teaching Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) to new physicians was given by hair transplant surgeons teaching both manual and motorized FUE techniques. The course faculty was composed of international surgeons such as Dr Alex Ginsburg of Israel; Jose Lorenzo of Spain; Jean Devroye of Belgium; and U.S. trained hair transplant surgeons such as Dr. Ken Williams of Irvine, California; James Harris, of Denver, Colorado; John Cole, of Atlanta, Georgia; William Rassman, of Los Angeles, California; and Sanusi Umer, of Torrance, California.