(Congress of international Society of Hair Restoration Surgery, San-Francisco, October 23rd -26th, 2013)
In October 23rd-26th, 2013 a 21st Annual Scientific Meeting of International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery was held in San-Francisco. The number of delegates who attended the congress turned up to be record breaking – 681 participants.
Pioneer of integrating PRP technologies in hair Transplantation Joseph Greko and Dr. Akaki Tsilosani
The congress embraced discussions about the scientific and technological aspects in modern hair transplantation. Problematic and actual tendencies were discussed as well. For today it can be proudly said that the surgical treatment of Hair Restoration – both methods FUE and FUT have reached their highest limit of perfection. So, despite many interesting articles represented at the meeting no significant news regarding the surgical treatment of hair loss have been voiced.
Conservative treatment of hair restoration – PRP, ACell, LLLT (Low Level Laser Therapy) and their usage combined with hair transplantation surgeries, with purpose of increasing grafts viability and faster healing process has paid as significant interest as never before during previous years . Significantly interesting was the discussion about side effects of Finesteride. Sharing of experiences once again effectively proved that the side effects which Finesteride can cause are extremely rare and temporary.
The director of Hair Transplant Clinic TALIZI - Akaki Tsilosani also participated at denoted congress. He was invited as an expert in performing BHT and gave lectures about BHT and FUE methods as a faculty at workshop. The workshop was leaded by a famous hair transplant surgeon - Alex Gingzburg from Israel. The lecture of Akaki Tsilosani was dedicated to discussing the peculiarities of harvesting donor hairs from different parts of the body using FUT and FUE methods. In workshop has been participating as worldwide famous doctors as are: John Cole, James Harris, Ron Shapiro, Robert True, Damkerg Pathomvanich and others. The HD quality video presentations by Akaki Tsilosani were highly appreciated.
Meeting with Russian hair transplant surgeons Sergey Fedorov and Alexander Volkov was really very pleasant. Our Russian colleagues are rarely attending ISHRS meetings and since June 2008, when Dr. Akaki Tsilosani last met with Dr. Sergey Fedorov at ISHRS regional workshop in Rome they haven’t met each other. Till now they only contacted by phone.
At Annual Scientific meetings mostly pleasant and delightful is the meeting with our students, the doctors who have passed the training program in hair restoration surgery at our clinic’s base. Hassan Nurein already owns a successful practice in UK and Amir Yazdan in California.
New president of ISHRS has also been elected – a famous Italian hair transplant surgeon Vincenzo Gambino. After Bessam Farjo he is the second European Doctor who has been elected at the position of president.
Coming Annual Meeting is planned to be held in Bangkok and the scientific part of the congress will be leaded by famous Thai hair transplant surgeon – Damkerng Pathomvanich.