ISHRS 2022 CME Webinar January 12 Complications

ISHRS 2022 CME Webinar

Complications in Hair Restoration Surgery

Presented on January 12, 2022
Now available on demand

Registration Fees Per Webinar:

  • Physician Attendee of ISHRS 2021 Virtual World Congress, $0.00 USD
  • ISHRS Physician Member, Non Attendee of ISHRS 2021 Virtual World Congress, $50.00 USD
  • ISHRS Physician Pending-Member, Non Attendee of ISHRS 2021 Virtual World Congress, $75.00 USD
  • Physician Non Member, Non Attendee of ISHRS 2021 Virtual World Congress, $100.00 USD

Moderator: ​Shady El-Maghraby, MD, MSc, FISHRS | Egypt
Co-Moderator: Anil Garg, MBBS, MS, MCh, FISHRS | India

Program Description

The live online webinar occurred on the date and time as noted. The live program was recorded and is now available for viewing on demand until Dec. 31, 2022.

This 2.5-hour CME activity was a live webinar that was recorded with the intention to be re-watched or viewed as on-demand education. The program is intended for physicians who perform hair transplantation surgery utilizing either strip or FUE graft harvest methods. This webinar is being conducted to provide physicians knowledge on surgical complications before, during, and after a hair restoration procedure. As a result of this activity, learners will gain more knowledge about how to minimize complications and provide optimal results for patients. The online live component included presentations, panel discussion, and audience participation via verbal questions and discussion, typed chat Q&A and polling.

Professional Practice Gap

Hair restoration surgery is a procedure in which the majority of patients have good results with minimal complications. However, complications can always occur and it is necessary for physicians to have knowledge of common and uncommon complications so they can prepare for and prevent complications that will result in poor results and poor growth of the transplanted hair.

Educational Need

A hair transplant surgeon needs to set the tone and plan for a successful hair transplantation procedure. The donor region is a limited supply and necessary assessment of the area needs to be done in order to set expectations as well as avoid complications. Complications can occur regardless of the extraction method used, and may occur at various points of the surgery.

A hair transplant procedure can provide valuable outcomes for patients, including increased self-esteem and confidence. Complications can lead to multiple corrective surgeries, visible scarring and other poor outcomes for patients. A physician performing hair restoration surgery should be able to successfully evaluate common and uncommon complications to both properly plan for surgery and discuss all potential risks with patients with honesty and integrity.


Unger W., Unger R. Estimating the Number of Lifetime Follicular Units: A Survey and Comments of Experienced Hair Transplant Surgeons. Dermatol Surg May 2013; 39(5), 755-760.

Unger W., Donor Area Boundaries. In: Hair Transplantation 3rd edition, Unger W, ed., Marcel Dekker Inc., New York, 1995, 183-187.

Shapiro R., Implications of a limited total donor supply. In: Hair Transplantation 4th edition, Unger W,
Shapiro R, eds., Marcel Dekker Inc., New York, 2004, 439-440.

Kerure A, Patwardhan N. Complications in Hair Restoration Surgery. J Cutan Aesthet Surg. 2018 Oct-Dec; 11(4): 182–189.

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:

  • Give examples of possible complications during a hair restoration procedure, including drug interactions and the management of emergency situations.
  • Describe the management of common surgical complications.
  • Discuss techniques to minimize, and ideally prevent, complications, including pre-operative counseling and patient expectations.
  • Identify factors that lead to complications from over-harvesting.

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 Dec. 31, 2022.


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 – Faculty
Victoria Ceh, MPA – Planner & Manager
Conradin von Albertini, MD, FISHRS – Planner
Waris Anwar, MBBS, FISHRS – Planner
Timothy P. Carman, MD, FISHRS – Faculty
Victoria Ceh, MPA – Planner & Manager
Shady El-Maghraby, MD, MSc, FISHRS – Planner & Faculty
Bruno F. Ferreria, MD – Planner
Steven Gabel, MD, FISHRS – Planner
Anil Garg, MBBS, MS, MCh, FISHRS | India – Planner & Faculty
Seema Garg, MBBS, MSc, FISHRS | India – Faculty
James A. Harris, MD, FISHRS – Planner
Francisco Jimenez, MD, FISHRS | Spain
Rita Kaufman – Planner & Manager
Matthew Lopresti, DO – Planner
Ricardo Mejia, MD – Faculty
Humayun Mohmand, MD, FISHRS – Faculty
Ratchathorn Panchaprateep, MD, PhD, FISHRS – Planner
Vladimir Ratushny, MD, PhD – Planner
Marie A. Schambach, MD, FISHRS – Planner & Faculty
Melanie Stancampiano – Planner & Manager
Alejandra Susacasa, MD – Faculty
Mark A. Waldman, MD – Planner

The following individuals have relevant financial relationships:


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

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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]