ISHRS 2023 CME Webinar June 7 – The Battle of the Machines in Hair Restoration Surgery: Cutting Edge Tools for Hair Transplants

ISHRS 2023 CME Webinar

The Battle of the Machines in Hair Restoration Surgery: Cutting Edge Tools for Hair Transplants

Wednesday, June 7, 2023
12 PM to 2 PM Central Time/Chicago
(Time Zone Conversion)
Duration: 2 hours

Available On Demand – Register below to view the recording

Registration Fees Per Webinar

Physician Attendee of ISHRS 2022 Panama World Congress$0.00 USD
ISHRS Physician Member
Non-Attendee of ISHRS 2022 Panama World Congress
$75.00 USD
ISHRS Physician Pending-Member
Non-Attendee of ISHRS 2022 Panama World Congress
$100.00 USD
Physician Non-Member
Non-Attendee of ISHRS 2022 Panama World Congress
$125.00 USD


Moderator: Robert S. Haber, MD, FISHRS | USA
Co-Moderator: Marie A. Schambach, MD, FISHRS | Guatemala

Program Description

The live online webinar will occur on the date and time as noted. The live program will be recorded and available for viewing on demand until January 10, 2024. This 2-hour CME activity is a live webinar which will be recorded with the intention to be re-watched or viewed as on-demand education. This webinar is being conducted to expand awareness of the multiple available FUE harvesting devices available, and to compare these with manual harvest options. Awareness of the strengths and weaknesses of each device will allow the surgeon to properly select a device that will best benefit each patient.

The online live component will include presentations, panel discussion, and audience participation via verbal questions and discussion, typing chat Q&A and polling.

Professional Practice Gap

Most people, including surgeons, are “creatures of habit.” Since the cost of technology can be significant, most surgeons purchase and employ one or at most two FUE harvesting devices. The best device might be one of the alternatives, and lack of awareness of can potentially lead to suboptimal patient outcomes.

Educational Need

There are insufficient opportunities for side-by-side comparison of multiple FUE harvesting devices. This webinar will address that need by allowing practitioners to discuss these devices and how each might be used to address challenging cases.

Learning Objectives

As a result of participating in this webinar, the attendees should be able to:

  • Identify the major FUE harvesting devices
  • Discuss of the relative strengths and weaknesses of each device
  • Select a device that best meets the needs of the surgeon’s patient population

Target Audience and Prerequisites

This webinar is taught at the physician level. It is open to all levels and geared toward advanced hair restoration surgeons.


  1. Unger R, Shapiro R, eds. Sixth Edition Hair Transplantation. New York: Thieme Medical Publishers, 2023.
  2. Williams KL, Lam SM, eds. Second Edition Hair Transplant 360. New Delhi: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers, 2022.

CME Information

Continuing Medical Education (CME) Credit Statement

The International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

The International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery designates this Other Activity (blended synchronous and enduring) for a maximum of 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

To receive CME credit and a CME certificate, participants must participate in the activity, complete the evaluation survey and the CME Claim Form by January 10, 2024.


Internet/online, via computer or mobile device. 

Official Language

The official language of the webinar is English. Simultaneous interpretation is not provided for this webinar.

Disclosure Information

In accordance with the ACCME Accreditation Criteria, the ISHRS must ensure that anyone in a position to control the content of the educational activity (planners/ speakers/authors/moderators) has disclosed all financial relationships with any commercial interest (termed by the ACCME as “ineligible companies”, defined below) held in the last 24 months (see below for definitions). Please note that first authors were required to collect and submit disclosure information on behalf all other authors/contributors, if applicable.

  • Ineligible Company: The ACCME defines an “ineligible company” as any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services used on or consumed by patients. Providers of clinical services directly to patients are NOT included in this definition.
  • Financial Relationships: Relationships in which the individual benefits by receiving a salary, royalty, intellectual property rights, consulting fee, honoraria, ownership interest (e.g., stocks, stock options or other ownership interest, excluding diversified mutual funds), or other financial benefit. Financial benefits are usually associated with roles such as employment, management position, independent contractor (including contracted research), consulting, speaking and teaching, membership on advisory committees or review panels, board membership, and other activities from which remuneration is received, or expected.  ACCME considers relationships of the person involved in the CME activity to include financial relationships of a spouse or partner.
  • Conflict of Interest: Circumstances create a conflict of interest when an individual has an opportunity to affect CME content about products or services of an ineligible company with which he/she has a financial relationship.

The ACCME also requires that ISHRS manage any reported conflict and eliminate the potential for bias during the educational activity.  Any conflicts noted below have been managed to our satisfaction. The disclosure information is intended to identify any commercial relationships and allow learners to form their own judgments. However, if you perceive a bias during the educational activity, please report it on the evaluation.

Disclosures of Relevant Financial Relationships of Planners, Faculty, and Others

The following individuals have no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose:


Conradin von Albertini, MD, FISHRS – Planner
Waris Anwar, MBBS, FISHRS – Planner
Marco N. Barusco, MD, FISHRS – Planner & COI Review Team
Victoria Ceh, MPA – Planner & Manager & COI Review Team
Bruno F. Ferreira, MD – Planner
Steven Gabel, MD, FISHRS – Planner
Robert S. Haber, MD, FISHRS – Planner & COI Review Team
James A. Harris, MD, FISHRS – Planner
Rana Irfan, MBBS, FISHRS – Planner
Emily Middag – Planner & Manager
Ratchathorn Panchaprateep, MD, PhD, FISHRS – Planner & COI Review Team
Marie A. Schambach, MD, FISHRS – Planner
Mauro Speranzini, MD, FISHRS – Faculty
Melanie Stancampiano – Planner & Manager
Mark A. Waldman, MD – Planner


Robert S. Haber, MD, FISHRS | USA
Marie A. Schambach, MD, FISHRS | Guatemala
Conradin von Albertini, MD, FISHRS | Switzerland
Géza Sikos, MD | Hungary
Christian N. Bisanga, MD | Belgium
James A. Harris, MD, FISHRS | USA
Marc R. Avram, MD, FISHRS | USA
Emorane C. Lupanzula, MD | Belgium

The following individuals have relevant financial relationships:





All of the relevant financial relationships listed for these individuals have been mitigated.

Commercial Support


Off-Label Or Other Non-FDA Approved, Investigational Use


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The webinar content has been made available by the ISHRS for educational purposes only. The content is not intended to represent the only, nor necessarily the best, method or procedure appropriate for the medical situations discussed, but rather is intended to present views, statements, and opinions that may be of interest to others. The views expressed herein are those of the individual authors and not necessarily those of the ISHRS. The ISHRS assumes no responsibility or liability in connection with your use or misuse of the webinar content or any materials or techniques described in the content, and it makes no warranty or representation as to the validity or sufficiency of any information provided.

Questions: Learners may contact the ISHRS Headquarters with questions about this CME activity at phone +1-800-444-2737 or +1-630-262-5399, or fax +1-630-262-1520, or email: [email protected]