Things To Know Before You Go – In-Person Attendee Information


  1. GO TO your phone’s app store and download: ISHRS Meetings
  2. LAUNCH the app. ISHRS2022 will be pre-populated. Tap on the download button. Then tap the right arrow.
  3. ENTER YOUR DETAILS. Tap Log in for more features. Enter your first name, last name, and the email address you used to register for the congress where prompted. Next tap the arrow.
  4. VERIFY YOUR ACCOUNT. Exit the app and open your verification email to obtain your six-digit verification code. Return to the app and enter the verification code. Then tap the arrow to log in to your mobile app.


  • If you have the app on your phone or device from a previous meeting, please delete it and re-download it.
  • Be sure to enable and allow push notifications on the app to receive important reminders throughout the congress.
  • CSI presentations are best viewed via the Attendee Hub, but may be viewed in the app as well.
    • Within the CSI presentations the files tab contains a poster presentation and the links and videos tab contains video presentations. A speaker could choose to submit a poster, video, or both.
  • We will use the app throughout the live sessions for Live Polling and Live Questions & Answers, so bring your phone or iPad with a full charge each day.


Inside the congress app, when you click on schedule there will be two tabs, My Schedule and All Sessions. On the All Sessions tab you may view the many congress events happening. You can organize your personal schedule by clicking the plus sign next to the sessions you plan to attend in the All Sessions tab. This will copy that session over to “My Schedule” which you may view for a snapshot of your day. Please note, adding a session in the app is not the same as registering for a course. Tickets for the courses and events which require separate tickets must be purchased at the ISHRS registration desk.

Attendees are invited to submit questions to speakers within the congress app. Instructions to do this:

  • Open the session for which you are participating.
  • Tap on “Submit a question now” in the Live Q&A.
  • Address your question to the speaker you wish to answer the question.
  • Listen to the live or recorded session to see if the speaker addresses your question.
  • Watch for written answers to submitted questions within the app as well.


The Westin Playa Bonita Panama
Km 6 Camino a Veracruz
Panama City, Panama


The Westin Playa Bonita is approximately a 40-minute drive (13.7 miles) from Tocumen International Airport (airport code PTY).

Hotel’s Private Taxis: The Westin Playa Bonita has its own private taxis that you may book for airport transportation. The current flat rate is $45 USD from Tocumen International Airport to the Westin and $42 USD from the Westin to the airport. Tipping is not customary, but it’s good to round up the fare for good service. You may book the hotel taxis in advance through the hotel concierge at You may pay the taxi drivers directly in cash only (no credit cards), or you could have the taxi charge added to your guest room folio. You may also request these taxis at the concierge desk to get to restaurants and local attractions.

City Taxis: Licensed, registered taxis in Panama are yellow, and have plate numbers replicated on the sides of the vehicle. They do not have meters, and instead calculate fares based on how many zones are traversed. White unmarked vehicles known as “tourism taxis” operate out of airports, charging slightly more for private transportation.

Tourism (White) Taxis from Airport: One-way taxi fare between the airport and Westin Playa Bonita is approximately $40-50 USD. Be sure to use these white taxis (official tourist taxis) and confirm the price of your ride before you depart the airport. Taxis do not use meters and they do NOT accept credit cards – they only accept cash (USD). Tipping is not customary, but it’s good to round up the fare for good service. After you pick up your luggage, you will find the white tourist taxis outside the exit.

Regular (Yellow) Taxis: These taxis can be flagged down anywhere. The driver is not likely to speak English, so it is good to show them your destination address in print. These yellow taxis are generally very affordable but take cash only. They do not have meters, and instead calculate fares based on how many zones are traversed. Be sure to have plenty of $1 USD bills as they may not have change. On occasion taxi drivers will try to charge foreigners more than they should, so it is good to ask how much the taxi ride will cost before entering.

Private Transfers with Panamazing: Panamazing, the hotel’s in-house destination management company, offers private transportation between the airport, Westin Playa Bonita, and Gamboa Rainforest Resort (for those doing a pre or post stay there). They are offering the ISHRS a 5% discount which is reflected in the pricing on our group link which you can access by clicking this link:

Uber: Uber is widely used in Panama City and serves the airport.

Hotel Parking: ISHRS attendees receive complimentary self-parking as guests at the Westin Playa Bonita.


Panama has recently lifted all restrictions related to COVID-19 for entering the country. Please check for which requirements are necessary to travel back to your home country. Panama’s current COVID-19 Guidelines:

While they are not required, attendees who feel more comfortable doing so are welcome bring masks to wear during ISHRS events.

COVID-19 testing is no longer widely available in Panama, so you may also wish to bring home COVID-19 tests to monitor yourself during the congress.


Bring your government issued photo ID in order to receive your name badge and registration materials. Everyone must personally pick up their own name badge. Surgical assistants will not be allowed to pick up their Congress badge until their employing physician has shown ID and picked up their own Congress badge.

Westin Plaza Foyer, Beach Level


Tuesday/October 25 3:00PM-7:00PM
Wednesday/October 26 7:00AM-6:00PM
Thursday/October 27 7:00AM-6:30PM
Friday/October 28 7:00AM-6:00PM
Saturday/October 29 8:30AM-4:00PM


Open Network: WESTIN
No Password Required


Educational Sessions:
Business attire

Welcome Reception:
Business attire.

Black tie (evening gowns and suits/tuxedoes), or as a tradition of the ISHRS, you may wear a costume reflective of your native country for the Gala. Attendees are encouraged to participate in the carnaval theme by wearing bright colors, sequins, or others festive formalwear.


Very limited tickets remain for the gala, it is expected to sell out. If you would like to purchase tickets for the gala, please email or visit the registration desk at the Westin Playa Bonita.


The Attendee Hub is live, and holds much of the same information as can be found in the congress app. Following the live meeting in Panama, the Attendee Hub will be the site to view the recorded sessions. The Attendee Hub is also the preferred way to view the CSI Presentations.

Log Into the Attendee Hub:

  1. Visit the Attendee Hub Site:
  2. Enter your first name, last name, and the email address with which you registered for the congress. Click Next.
  3. Open your verification email to obtain your six-digit verification code.
  4. Enter the code and click “Log in”

Important Dates:

October 18, 2022: The Attendee Hub is Open. Attendees may begin viewing CSI presentations, download the final program guide, view the Product Showcase Website, build their individual profiles, and more.

November 15, 2022: The recorded sessions will be placed for on-demand viewing. This will include 12 General Sessions and 8 Focused Sessions recorded in Panama.

February 15, 2023: The Attendee Hub will close.

Here is your guide to the Attendee Hub:

HOME: From the homepage, you can connect to the various other places within the hub. In the navigation bar connect to sessions, view to the Cases, Studies, and Innovations presentations, see the exhibitor listing, download the Final Program Guide and Abstract Book, and more.

COMPLETE YOUR PROFILE: Before the Congress begins, be sure to spend a few minutes completing your profile. Hover over the small circle in the upper right corner of the screen with the outline of a person.

Click on “View Profile” and you may enter your contact information, add a headline, and upload a photo.

Click the checkmark in the right corner of that box to save your changes. If you would like other participants to see you in the list of attendees click “Visible” in visibility setting.

VIEW CSI PRESENTATIONS: Beginning today, you can view the Cases, Studies, and Innovations (CSI) Presentations at your leisure. Similar to a poster session, CSI Presentations are selected from submitted abstracts on various topics related to the field of hair restoration surgery. CSI authors have prepared their presentations as on-demand videos, poster PDFs, or both. Click “CSI Presentations & Exhibits” from the navigation bar and then click on CSI Presentations in the drop-down menu.

DOWNLOAD MATERIALS: Under the “More” tab on the navigation bar click “Downloads” and find the final program guide, abstract book, and online buyers guide.

EXHIBITORS: View a list of exhibiting companies from the live meeting in Panama.

WATCH RECORDED CONTENT: In the “All Sessions” space physician attendees of the world congress will be able to view on-demand content including General Sessions, Focused Sessions, and a Product Showcase Webcast. Educational content will be available to physician attendees beginning November 15, 2022.

Please note: there will not be real-time streaming or interaction between the in-person congress attendees and virtual attendees. Rather, the interaction of those attending the Virtual Edition is intended to occur during the 2023 CME Webinar series. All registered physician attendees receive complimentary registration to the 2023 CME Webinar series.