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Live Stream with Angela M. Christiano PhD

On Tuesday, September 1, we will be hosting a Live Stream so you can get a glimpse of the Norwood Lecture at the ISHRS 2020 Virtual World Congress taking place from October 17-25. Drs. Marc Avram and Nicole Rogers will interview Angela M. Christiano, PhD. She will be our Norwood Lecturer and will be speaking in General Session 2: Hair …

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Dr. O’Tar T. Norwood, Co-Founder of ISHRS, Dies at 89

Dr. O’Tar T. Norwood, C-Founder Of ISHRS, Dies At 89 CHICAGO – August 21, 2020. The International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) mourns the passing of one of its most esteemed members, O’Tar T. Norwood, M.D., who died July 28, 2020, at the age of 89. A prominent dermatologist and pioneer in the field of hair transplant surgery, Dr. …

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ISHRS 2020 World Congress & Ancillary Courses

ISHRS 2020 World Congress We are pleased to invite all physicians and hair researchers with an interest in hair restoration to the 28th World Congress of the ISHRS which will take place in a virtual format. As the field of Hair Transplantation Surgery continues to evolve, we invite you to join us to discuss and learn about new findings, new …

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ISHRS Hosts Virtual World Congress 2020

INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY OF HAIR RESTORATION SURGERY HOSTS VIRTUAL WORLD CONGRESS 2020 Connecting Ideas and Surgeons from Around the World CHICAGO – Aug. 13, 2020. The International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) has pivoted from an in-person congress originally scheduled in Panama to a highly interactive and fully engaging virtual congress. The ISHRS Virtual Congress will be held October 17-25, …

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Dr. Gorana Kuka-Epstein on Regenerative Medicine for Hair loss

In this video, Dr. Gorana Kuka Epstein talks about her journey in regenerative medicine. She was trained as a plastic surgeon in Serbia and although she now lives in Miami practicing in consultation with Dr. Jeffrey Epstein, she maintains an active practice in Belgrade, Serbia. Her interest in regenerative medicine came about from the idea that the body’s own tissue …

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Guidelines to Help Patients Find COVID-Protected Facilities

INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY OF HAIR RESTORATION SURGERY  ISSUES GUIDELINES TO HELP PATIENTS FIND COVID-PROTECTED FACILITIES Safety protocols designed to protect patients, staff as elective procedures resume CHICAGO – July 15, 2020. As communities around the world grapple with how to safely reopen in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS)—the world’s leading medical authority …

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New survey reports more than 2 million patients sought treatment for hair loss in 2019 CHICAGO – June 3, 2020. According to results of a new member survey conducted by the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS), the number of people seeking proven medical and surgical treatments for hair loss grew 13 percent from 2016 to 2019. Specifically, 681,964 …

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SECURE-Alopecia: Patient Registry To Record COVID-19 Positive Alopecia Patient Outcomes

A patient registry called “SECURE-Alopecia” has been developed by respected hair researchers, Prof. Rod Sinclair and Dr. Dmitri Wall, to record COVID-19 positive alopecia patient outcomes. Please review the message below and considering submitting cases, as appropriate. Questions may be directed to the SECURE-Alopecia Steering Committee: [email protected] SECURE-Alopecia ( is a physician-entered, patient registry to record COVID-19 positive alopecia patient outcomes, …

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ISHRS Guidelines for Patients Seeking Hair Restoration Surgery

In the interest of patients undergoing hair transplant and other hair restorative procedures, the ISHRS has issued the following recommendations to help protect patients from getting infected with COVID-19 and inform patients of possible modifications that should be expected in their physicians/surgeons’ practices. Where applicable, local governmental instructions regarding the carrying out of hair transplant practice may supersede the recommendations …

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Best Shampoos & Conditioners Explained by a Hair Researcher

At our 27th Annual World Congress in Bangkok, we interviewed one of our speakers, Professor Thomas Dawson, on the topic “best shampoos and conditioners”. Dr. Dawson has been a hair researcher for over 20 years, primarily in consumer hair care, and is the CEO of  Beauty Care Strategics. He currently leads the “Skin and Hair Health” department at the Skin …

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COVID-19 Update, April 9, 2020

Dear ISHRS Members, The past month has seen profound changes. There are few things that affect everyone in the world at the same time. It is incredible to think of the global magnitude of the effects of this pandemic. At the same time, we as a global population have never been more connected than now due to the Internet and technology. We …

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COVID-19 Resources for Members, April 1, 2020


April 1, 2020 Dear ISHRS Members, We have created a COVID-19 Resources Center in the Members Only section. Please login and review past and upcoming webinars.  Re-Entry Protocols and Considerations.  More.

COVID-19 UPDATE, March 27, 2020

The global landscape of how we practice is changing rapidly. We see the wave of the pandemic affecting every country. Our thoughts and well-wishes are with each of our members, their families, their employees, and all of our patients.  It is important to remember—history tells us that this will pass. We will get through this. Yes, it is devastating. Yes, …

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COVID-19 Update: ISHRS Canceled Events

COVID-19 Update: ISHRS Cancelled Events. Our team continues to receive updates on the escalating global impact of the coronavirus COVID-19. We recognize how important it is to take the necessary precautions. The health and safety of our attendees, faculty, and staff are our number one priority.

ISHRS Legal Update: Hair Restoration Surgery Should Only Be Performed By Qualified Physicians

On January 31, 2020, the New York State Board for Professional Medical Conduct (the “Board”) issued a Consent Agreement charging Dr. Dennis Daly with committing professional misconduct under N.Y. Educ. Law § 6530(25) for allegedly allowing unqualified and unlicensed individuals to perform a hair transplant procedure at the SNY Surgery Center in 2017. Dr. Daly did not contest the allegations …

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