ISHRS Announces 18th Annual Meeting in Boston, October 2010

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GENEVA, IL. – April 30, 2010. The latest technological breakthroughs in diagnosing, treating and preventing hair loss will be presented at the 18th Annual Scientific Meeting of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS), the world’s leading medical authority on hair loss and hair restoration. The meeting will take place October 20-24, 2010, at the Seaport Hotel and World Trade Center in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

More than 500 physicians and surgical assistants from around the world dedicated to advancing the art and science of hair restoration are expected to attend this premier Continuing Medical Educational event, which offers interactive sessions, live patient viewing, video surgery in high definition, expert panels and guest speakers.

The theme of this year’s meeting, " Revolution and Evolution," speaks to the strides made in hair restoration surgery over the past decades and the promising technological refinements and scientific research of tomorrow that will continue to enhance results.

Every year, hot topics that are presented include the latest diagnostics and clinical applications for hair loss, factors that contribute to hair loss in women, best practices in non-scalp hair transplantation (including eyelash and eyebrow transplantation), and updates on new research in hair cloning.

To coordinate interviews with leading hair restoration physicians from around the world or to attend the meeting and register for a complimentary press pass, members of the media can contact the ISHRS at [email protected]. For more information on the ISHRS and the Annual Scientific Meeting, visit www.ishrs.org.

In order to demonstrate the virtually indistinguishable appearance of today’s hair transplants from everyday hair, the ISHRS invites the public to take the "Hair Transplant Challenge." This new online survey is designed to test a person’s ability to correctly identify hair transplant patients from decoy patients in a series of photos. To take part in the survey, go to www.ishrs.org/survey. The survey will be available until August 2010.

About the ISHRS
The International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) is a global non-profit medical association and the leading authority on hair loss treatment and restoration with more than 1,100 members throughout 70 countries worldwide. Above all, the ISHRS is dedicated to achieving excellence in patient outcomes by promoting the highest standards of medical practice, medical ethics, and research in the medical hair restoration industry. The ISHRS also provides continuing medical education to physicians specializing in hair transplant surgery and is committed to delivering the latest information on medical and surgical treatments to consumers suffering from hair loss, and most commonly from androgenetic alopecia–male pattern baldness and female pattern hair loss. It was founded in 1993 as the first international society to promote continuing quality improvement and education for professionals in the field of hair restoration surgery. For more information and to locate a physician, visit www.ishrs.org.

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