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The 2014 Basics in Hair Restoration Surgery Lecture Series is an enduring material created by the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS). The Series can be taken alone or paired with the Basics Hands-On Course at the ISHRS Annual Scientific Meeting. The Series provides the didactic information and the Hands-On Course teaches the core skills. When paired with the Hands-On Course, students are expected to complete the Series prior to the Hands-On Course. Together the overall emphasis is to provide basic and core skills essential for the practice of safe, esthetically sound hair restoration surgery. It is intended for use by those new to the field as well as those who are interested in a refresher. This enduring material was developed as a result of the need for the consistent and comprehensive presentation of the core basic topics. A faculty of well-known and distinguished experts in the field developed the materials and content based on the pre-determined learning objectives and with the guidance of the CME Committee.

Continuing Medical Education (CME) Credit:
* The CME credit for the 2014 Basics in Hair Restoration Surgery Lecture Series expired on December 12, 2017.

*Sponsored by the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery. The International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medial education for physicians.
The International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery designates this enduring material for a maximum of 11.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Internet/online, computer. The following is a list of user/system requirements in order to participate in this enduring material:

  • Internet connection with a minimum speed of 1000 kilobytes per second.
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.01 or higher, Firefox 2.0 or higher, Chrome, or Safari 2.0 and higher
  • Windows Media Player. This can be downloaded for free at:
  • Microsoft Windows® 98 Second Edition, Windows 2000, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows XP Home Edition, or Windows XP Professional
  • A 233 megahertz (MHz) processor, such as an Intel Pentium II or Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) processor
  • 64 megabytes (MB)
  • 16-bit sound card
  • Super VGA (800 x 600) or higher resolution
  • Speakers or headphones
  • Adobe Flash Player

Lectures in the Series:

Contents and faculty include:

  1. Introduction: Course Overview and History of HRS, Matt L. Leavitt, DO 26:59
  2. Anatomy & Physiology of Hair Growth, William M. Parsley, MD 38:16
  3. Contemporary Insights into Hair Cycle Physiology and the Genetics of Hair Loss, Bessam K. Farjo, MBChB 26:23
  4. Physiology & Medical Treatment of Hair Loss, Ken Washenik, MD, PhD 58:28

    4.1 2014 Update on Medical Treatments, Ken Washenik, MD, PhD 32:09

  5. Identification of Non-Androgenetic Pathological Hair Loss, Bernard P. Nusbaum, MD 42:13
  6. HRS Patient Consult: Ethics, Expectations, and Pt Selection, Matt L. Leavitt, DO 51:24
  7. Hairline & Crown Whorl Design, Michael L. Beehner, MD 40:11
  8. HRS Anesthesia & Hemostasis, Vance W. Elliott, MD 38:24
  9. Donor Harvesting & Closure, Melvin L. Mayer, MD 1:00:45
  10. Graft Preparation and Storage, Robert H. True, MD, MPH 56:59
  11. Recipient Site Preparation & Graft Placement, Robert P. Niedbalski, DO 35:09
  12. Flaps, Reductions, and Lifts, E. Antonio Mangubat, MD 1:03:01
  13. Office Emergency Preparedness, Edwin S. Suddleson, MD 25:53
  14. Office Design and Ergonomic Work Stations, Carlos J. Puig, DO 19:26
  15. Basic Principles of Staff Training, Carlos J. Puig, DO 30:15
  16. Staff Training Process, Emina Karamanovski 39:48

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