Dear colleague and friends,
Welcome to another exciting new year, and to all new members, welcome to AAHRS! This the official website for AAHRS, which is an affiliate organization of ISHRS. Our goal is to provide continuous education and organize workshops, symposiums and conferences for hair restoration surgery.
AAHRS was established in 2011 and has since been a pioneer in the education and training of hair restoration specialists. We hold an annual meeting every 12-18 months and our last meeting was held in Beijing in April 2018 as a combined meeting with CAHRS. It was extremely successful and we are proud to have had more than 500 attendees from across the world attended that meeting.
It is my pleasure to announce that our next meeting will be held this year on April 23-26 in Bangkok, making it the 7th AAHRS meeting. There will be 2 days of didactic lectures followed by 2 days of workshops, a live surgery workshop and a cadaver workshop. These workshops will be led by renowned specialists from around the world who will impart up-to-date knowledge as well as introduce cutting- edge technology for hair restoration. This new cadaver workshop is a great opportunity for participants to efficiently learn hair restoration techniques hands-on and we hope to see you there.
We would also like to take a moment to discuss the hair restoration black market. ISHRS is aware that the competitive prices of the black markets seem like a favorable choice for many of our patients but we urge you to encourage those patients who have sought out services of black markets to report the malpractice to their Ministry of Health or health-related departments. Results from these black markets have been dismal and we encourage patients to report black markets to prevent others from falling trap to these black markets.For those of you who are looking to update your knowledge base, a new textbook has been published:
Practical Aspects of Hair Transplantation in Asians. More than 100 specialists have contributed to the 76 chapters in this book and we urge you to buy a copy to further enhance and improve your practice.
Any personnel who is doing hair related procedures can become a member of AAHRS; we are always open to meeting more people in this line of work. If you know someone who would like to be a member, please ask them to contact us through this website. We are looking forward to another great year and look forward to seeing you in
Bangkok in April!
Happy New Year,
Wen-Yi Wu MD, FISHRS
Asian Association of Hair Restoration Surgeons