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ISHRS World CongressOctober 21-23, 2021
The International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) invites you to join us at the 29th Annual World Congress, which will take place as a hybrid meeting in 2021. We will hold an in-person meeting in Lisbon, Portugal and then an online, on-demand virtual platform will be available in the weeks that follow. All who attend our world congress are encouraged to participate in the sharing of new findings, new research, new techniques, new pearls, and new ideas. We hope you will make plans to join us, you do not want to miss this meeting!
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Welcome to ISHRS 29th World Meeting! I would like to start by wishing you and your families my personal best—for your health and safety in these difficult times. I would also like to express my profound gratitude to all those doctors, nurses, and workers who are serving so selflessly on the front lines of this health crisis. Covid-19 is causing tragic loss of life; and the measures needed to fight it have turned our world upside down—affecting billions of people and stopping economies in their tracks.

As we prepare for our meeting, I think about the words of L.M. Montgomery in her famous novel Anne of Green Gables: “I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” And for the past 10 years my Octobers are about learning, travel, meeting my longtime friends and joining them in enriching conversations about a topic that I am passionate about.

Despite the extraordinary uncertainty we have been facing, we know we can chart a path forward, and with the advancing vaccination programs worldwide, we rejoice in meeting in-person again.

We are excited at offering this meeting in an on-demand virtual format for those colleagues who can´t participate in-person. This will be an excellent academic opportunity for not missing out on the learning experience ISHRS always offers. We will all join together again online for the webinars in 2022, to continue discussing the scientific advancements in our field.

We have planned for a three day meeting packed with different activities. We will have nine different General Sessions, with 14 different topics to discuss. Each day we will have a featured guest speaker with different topics like: psycho-tricho-dermatology, hair cloning advancements, and computed tomography for hair counting.

Our COVID task force has worked hard to deliver the healthiest environment possible to those who wish to attend. And last but not least, our socializing events… although we will have to celebrate at a healthy distance, we will bring that cozy feeling we´ve been missing for quite some time.

Welcome back!!
Marie A. Schambach, MD, FISHRS
Program Chair

ISHRS World Congress Program Chair, Marie Schambach, MD, FISHRS, Welcomes You

COVID Health & Safety Information

Participating in the ISHRS 29th Annual World Congress during the ongoing pandemic carries risk due to the contagious nature of the COVID-19 virus and the fact that the World Congress is held indoors with a large number of people. Attendees and guests are required to represent and warrant that they have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with a vaccine that has met the necessary criteria for safety and efficacy established by the WHO. The ISHRS relies on attendees’ and guests’ representations and does not independently verify vaccination status.

New for 2021

Abstracts selected for oral presentation will be required to submit a pre-recorded video. Presenters who attend the in-person meeting will have the option to present live.

We will be repeating the popular CSI Presentation format from the 2020 World Congress. CSI Presentations (cases, studies and innovations) replace traditional scientific poster presentations. CSI Presenters who are accepted will be invited to prepare a poster PDF, video presentation, or both.

Faculty Confirmation

Faculty confirmations have been sent via e-mail  August 2021.

Registration is open.

Featured Guest Speakers
Paul Kemp, PhD
HairClone Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Kemp will speak on “The Evolution of the Promise of Hair Cloning: How Hair Cell Cloning Will Fit Into Your Practice.”
Natasha Mesinkovska, MD, PhD
Vice Chair for Clinical Research, University of California Irvine, Department of Dermatology, Irvine, CA, USA
Dr. Mesinkovska will speak on, “Combining Deep Learning with Optical Coherence Tomography Imaging to Determine Scalp Hair and Follicle Counts”
Mohammad Jafferany, MD
Professor, Central Michigan University College of Medicine, East Campus, Saginaw, Michigan USA
Dr. Jafferany will speak on, “Psychotrichology: Psychiatric Aspects of Hair Disease”
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