“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!
Sara Wasserbauer, MD, FISHRS, Program Chair
Paulo Müller Ramos, MD, PhD
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
Project Lead in Hair and Skin health lab in the ASTAR Skin Research Labs (ASRL)/ Skin Research Institute of Singapore (SRIS)