ISHRS 2021 CME Webinar

FUE: From Basic to Advanced

Registration Fees Per Webinar:

  • ISHRS Physician Member, $50.00 USD
  • ISHRS Physician Pending-Member, $75.00 USD
  • Physician Non Member, $100.00 USD

Program Description

The recorded program will be available for viewing on demand until Dec. 31, 2022.

This 2-hour program is intended for physicians who perform hair transplantation surgery and wish to further understand the process of Follicular Unit Excision (FUE). This webinar is being conducted to provide physicians of all experience levels knowledge on the FUE surgical technique. The webinar will begin with an overview of various techniques and instruments to perform Follicular Excision. It will go on to discuss how to prevent donor depletion and reduce transection. The webinar will also include a discussion about the combination of FUT and FUE. The second part of the webinar will focus on more advanced FUE topics, including Preview Long Hair FUE. As a result of this activity, learners will be able to describe multiple FUE techniques and tools, discuss the relationship  between FUE and FUT, and describe the benefits and challenges of the preview long hair FUE technique. The online live webinar will include presentations, panel discussion, and audience participation via verbal questions and discussion, typed chat Q&A and polling.

Professional Practice Gap

Follicular Unit Excision (FUE) is a surgical technique that is marketed directly to patients as scarless and simple. It is also marketed to physicians from medical device companies as a turnkey procedure to introduce into their practice drawing many new physicians to the field. In reality treating hair loss requires extensive knowledge of not just FUE, but the other surgical techniques available as well. Physicians must have an understanding of the nuances of the technique, including the variety of instruments and tools available for FUE, and in which patients each is ideal. Physicians must also have a knowledge of the relationship between FUE and FUT. The variety of tools, and unique aspects of each, are always evolving and therefore even the most experienced surgeons must update their knowledge.

Reference: Chapter 9: The donor area harvesting. Hair Transplantation, Unger, W (ed), 5th edition. Informa Healthcare, 2011. FUE Hair Transplantation: A Minimally Invasive Approach. Reza P. Azar (ed), Springer, 2017.

Educational Need

Follicular Unit Excision is a very popular surgical technique for hair restoration surgery and both physicians who are new to the field and those with many years of experience will see better patient outcomes from expanding their knowledge on this technique. Physicians must be able to evaluate patient candidacy for this technique, giving consideration to the many tools and techniques available.

Target Audience and Prerequisites

This webinar is taught at the physician level. It is geared toward intermediate- to advanced-level hair restoration surgeons. 

Learning Objectives

As a result of participating in this activity, the learners should be able to:

  • Identify and describe multiple Follicular Unit Excision techniques and tools.
  • Discuss the relationship between FUT and FUE, including how to select the right procedure for a patient and when one might consider combining them.
  • Describe the benefits and challenges of the preview long hair FUE technique.


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.

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
Timothy P. Carman, MD, FISHRS –COI Reviewer
Victoria Ceh, MPA – Planner & Manager
Márcio Crisóstomo, MD, FISHRS
Bruno F. Ferreira, MD – Faculty
Steven P. Gabel, MD, FISHRS – Planner
David S. Josephitis, DO, FISHRS – Faculty
Rita Kaufman – Planner & Manager
Samuel M. Lam, MD, FACS, FISHRS – Faculty
Matthew Lopresti, MD – Planner
Emorane C. Lupanzula, MD – Faculty
Paul J. McAndrews, MD, FISHRS – COI Reviewer
Masahisa Nagai, MD – Planner
Ratchathorn Panchaprateep, MD, PhD, FISHRS – Planner
Jae-Hyun Park, MD, PhD, FISHRS – Faculty
Marie A. Schambach, MD, FISHRS – Faculty
Melanie Stancampiano – Planner & Manager
Akaki Tsilosani, MD, PhD, FISHRS – Faculty
Robert H. True, MD MPH, FISHRS – Faculty
Mark Waldman, MD – Planner
Ken L. Williams, Jr., DO, FISHRS – Faculty

The following individuals have relevant financial relationships:

Robert S. Haber, MD, FISHRS – Planner
Ellis Instruments, Inc: Royalty, patent or other IP
Transdermal Cap Inc.: Consultant/Advisory Board

James A. Harris, MD, FISHRS – Planner
Restoration Robotics: Consultant/Advisory Board

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

Commercial Support



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.