International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery Hosts 15th Annual Scientific Meeting in Las Vegas, September 26-30, 2007

Thursday, September 13, 2007 General News
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GENEVA, Ill., Sept. 12 From new data of thefirst human clinical study demonstrating the safety and efficacy of a robotic-assisted hair transplantation device to cutting-edge research examining howdonor hair from other people could be used successfully for future hairtransplants, the latest findings and technological breakthroughs in hairrestoration will be presented by the world's foremost hair restoration expertsat the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery's (ISHRS) 15th AnnualScientific Meeting. More than 500 physicians and surgical assistants fromaround the world dedicated to advancing the art and science of hairrestoration are expected to attend this premier educational event,September 26-30, 2007, at The Venetian in Las Vegas.

"The demand for hair restoration procedures that deliver natural-looking,permanent results that are virtually undetectable has never been stronger,"said Paul C. Cotterill, MD, president of the ISHRS. "This meeting offers ourmembers access to an unrivaled CME educational program to meet this increasingdemand, including live surgeries transmitted via satellite, numerousopportunities for physicians to hone their clinical skills with hands-ontraining by expert faculty, and several panels dedicated to sharing bestpractices to optimize cosmetic outcomes and patient satisfaction."

A sampling of the hot topics to be presented at the ISHRS Annual Meetinginclude:

One of this year's featured guest speakers is Maria Siemionow, MD, PhD,DSc, professor of surgery, director of plastic surgery research, and head ofmicrosurgery training at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Cleveland, Ohio,who will speak on "Immunology and Chimerisation of Scalp Allografts andMedical Immunosuppression." Internationally noted for her cutting-edge workin performing full face transplants, Dr. Siemionow's current research usinghair for hair transplantation from one animal to another animal inexperimental models is showing promising results in successfully transplantingthis donor hair using minimal amounts of immunosuppressant drugs. Dr.Siemionow's presentation will take place during the meeting's Opening Sessionon Thursday, September 27, beginning at 11:00 a.m.

Founded in 1993, the ISHRS is a non-profit medical association dedicatedto the advancement of the art and science of hair restoration. With amembership of over 600 physicians worldwide, the ISHRS provides continuingmedical education to physicians specializing in hair loss and restorationsurgery and serves as a resource for the public on the latest medical andsurgical hair restoration treatments for hair loss. For more information andto locate a physician, visit A new study looking at intact hairlines in mature men without androgenetic alopecia, (e.g., Ronald Reagan, Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis) may hold the key to reshaping natural hairlines in younger men suffering from hair loss -- The hair growth promoting effect of vitamin B12 in vitro and its potential in promoting hair growth after micrograft transplantation -- Data from a study examining the impact of hair transplant surgery on psychosocial aspects of hair loss, such as anxiety and depression -- Evaluating the use of laser therapy for pain management and to accelerate the wound healing process of donor and recipient areas after hair transplant surgery -- A review of hormone receptor physiology and androgens in female hair loss -- Best practices in non-scalp hair transplants, including eyebrow and eyelash transplantation

SOURCE International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery

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