30th World Congress of the ISHRS

October 27-29, 2022
Westin Playa Bonita
Panama City, Panama

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Program Chair Message

“We have two lives, and the second begins when we realize we only have one.” ― Confucius

If you haven’t figured it out yet, most hair surgeons come to this profession from another; Emergency Medicine, Family Practice, Neurosurgery, Dermatology, Plastic Surgery, Internal Medicine…

Maybe this is why we all feel a special kinship; we found our medicine “home” not through our first experience, but through trial and error. Without a doubt we are all in the “hair family.” For instance, I don’t know another society that includes “Collegiality” in their Mission Statement.

PANAMA will be that opportunity for your “hair family reunion,” and I know you are all as interested to finally see this country as I am! In my initial research, have found a lot of similarities between Panama AND the ISHRS World Congress, so to help you get excited, I have created a small chart:

Country of Panama ISHRS World Congress
Major Industry Plantation and Transhipping (Canal traffic) Trans  AND  Plantation
Culture Multicultural and international connecting two continents Multicultural and international connecting seven continents
Wildlife More bird species than North America ISHRS GALA DINNER (get it? “Wild Life”)

At the Panamanian ISHRS World Congress, you will be able to experience the traditions of both the ISHRS and Panama. We only have one life to live, so join us for your “second life” filled with the highest levels of education, research, and international collegiality available on the planet!

Viva Hair!

Sara Wasserbauer, MD, FISHRS, Program Chair


Featured Guest Speakers
World renowned Featured Guest Speakers will present on important topics related to hair growth, hair regeneration, hair research, and advances in hair biology.

Juanita J. Anders, PhD
Leadership Lecturer

Bethesda, MD, USA
Professor, Department of Anatomy, Physiology and Genetics,
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS)

Thomas L. Dawson, Jr., PhD
Norwood Lecturer

Singapore, Singapore
Senior Principal Investigator Agency for Science, Technology, and Research
(A*STAR) Institute for Medical Biology

Claire Higgins, PhD
Founders Lecturer
London, United Kingdom
Lecturer in Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine, Department of Bioengineering, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom

Paulo Müller Ramos, MD, PhD
Stough Lecturer
São Paulo, Brazil
Board Certified Dermatologist and Coordinator of the hair disorders outpatient unit of the Dermatology Department of São Paulo State University (UNESP)

Aishwarya Sridharan, PhD
Advances in Hair Biology Lecturer
Singapore, Singapore
Project Lead in Hair and Skin health lab in the ASTAR Skin Research Labs (ASRL)/ Skin Research Institute of Singapore (SRIS)

We gratefully acknowledge local support from Visit Panama

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