WE L C O ME
Dear Colleagues, Welcome to San Francisco, a city of diverse cultures, fineseafoods, great jazz, sailing, museums, beaches, and of course the nearby Napa wine country.One of the important strengths of ISHRS is the diversity of our membership. Physicians from many specialties, eachcontributing a different perspective and approach to hair restoration surgery, have accelerated the development of therapeutic technologies so we can provide our patientswith the most natural looking results. The ISHRS is by far, the most academically-sharing specialty organization with which I have been privileged to affiliate.Following this educational model, Dr. Robert True, this year’s Program Chair, hasassembled an outstanding faculty of member and guest speakers that will provide the latest information on all aspects of hair follicle physiology, hair restorationpharmacology, and medical and surgical therapeutics for hair loss patients. This year we will hear from Dr. Vera Price, on “Cicatricial Alopecia: What You Should KnowAbout the Many Different Types,” Dr. Wayne Hellstrom will provide a "Urologist’sPerspective on Post Finasteride Syndrome", Dr. Colin Jahoda will educate us on“Hair Follicle Cloning, Regeneration, and Other Prospective Developments for theTransplant Clinic – Where Are We Now?” in the Norwood Lecture and in theAdvances in Hair Biology lecture we will hear from Dr. Cheng Ming Chuong on“Extra-Follicular Environmental Modulation of Hair Regeneration.” As you know,our membership has grown to 1,200 members, yet in spite of limiting our abstractsubmission to only two per member, we still had a record number, over 150, of abstracts submitted. Accordingly, we will hear from a number of our member colleagues on their successes, innovations and best practices.This year’s program will also offer new opportunities to communicate and learnfrom those who are most knowledgeable about their inventions, but ineligible to teach in programs with CME credit attached, because of their Conflicts of Interest.FUE Mini-Workshops with Drs. John Cole, James Harris and Jose Lorenzo havebeen designed to allow our members to interact directly with these insightfuland inventive minds, to better understand the appropriate use of their innovative technologies.The ISHRS has a long history of having big parties; indeed we provide a healthy food and beverage budget for a relatively small professional organization. The SanFrancisco meeting will be no different, offering many opportunities to socialize,catch up with old friends, and of course make new friends. This year the entiremembership will be invited to an After Gala President’s Jam Session, where all themusician members are invited to bring their instruments or voice, and just hang andhave fun through music.Tony Bennett “left his heart in San Francisco”, but I am sure that you will take homenew insights about your specialty, and many great memories of fun times with new andold friends. Warmest regards,Carlos J. Puig, DO, PresidentInternational Society of Hair Restoration Surgery
FROM THE PRESIDENT
Carlos J. Puig, DO
The ISHRS gratefully acknowledgesthe corporate supporters of its21st Annual Scientific Meetingfor their generosity.