General Information

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Who will benefit from attending?
•    Experienced hair restoration surgeons
•    Physicians with an interest in hair restoration surgery who are new to the field
•    Trichologists
•    Surgical assistants and medical personnel involved in hair restoration surgery procedures
•    Office managers, clinic directors, and consultants who staff hair restoration surgery offices

Continuing Medical Education (CME) Credit

The International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery designates this live activity for a maximum of 32.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery Annual Scientific Meeting (program #611100) is recognized by the American Academy of Dermatology for 32.5 AAD Recognized Category I CME Credits and may be used toward the American Academy of Dermatology's Continuing Medical Education Award.

Anchorage has a subarctic climate but with strong maritime influences that moderate temperatures. Protected by the Chugach Mountains and warmed by Japanese currents of the Pacific Ocean, the climate is Anchorage is actually quite mild year-round.  Mid-September's temperatures range from 56° F/13°C to 42°F/6°C, so a warm jacket is recommended. Sunset is between 8:15PM and 8:20PM on the ISHRS meeting days.

Persons with Disabilities
The ISHRS fully complies with the legal requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the rules and regulations thereof.  If any participant in this educational activity is in need of support services, please notify the headquarters office at 1-630-262-5399 or as soon as possible, and preferably before August 14, 2011.

Tickets for Receptions/Meals/Tours
Tickets are not required for the following:
•    Wednesday Surgical Assistants luncheon.  This is included in the surgical assistants registration fee. 
      However, you must register for this program during the registration process.
•    Thursday Annual Business Meeting Luncheon. This is included with the main registration fee, except
      for exhibitors.
•    Thursday Welcome Reception at Alaska Native Heritage Center Museum.  All registrants are welcome
attend and to bring their spouse/guest.
•    Thursday Night at Chilkoot Charlie's Bar. All registrants are welcome to attend and to bring their
•    Friday Lunch Symposia. This is included with the main registration fee, except for exhibitors. However, 
      you must register for the symposium of your choice during the registration process.

Tickets are required for the following:

•    Wednesday Newcomers Orientation & Reception at Hotel Captain Cook
•    Friday Alaska Railroad Dinner Excursion
•    Saturday Gala Dinner/Dance at the Hotel Captail Cook
•    Extra courses, workshops, and of course, Tuesday Glacier Cruise and Sunday Whale Watching Cruise

For ticketed events that are not included with your registration, you may opt to purchase them separately during the online registration process.  You will receive your tickets in your registration packet.

Meeting Attire
To fit the rugged, more casual atmosphere of Alaska, the attire this year for the education sessions is business casual – no ties, except for the Gala. Attire at the Saturday evening Gala/Dinner Dance is black tie, or if you prefer, as a tradition of the ISHRS, you may wear a costume reflective of your native country.

Official Language
The official language of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery's 19th Annual Scientific Meeting is English.  Simultaneous interpretation will not be provided.

Cancellation/Refund Policy
Registration fees, less a $100.00 administration fee, will be refunded upon written notice of cancellation to the ISHRS office received on or before August 14, 2011.  After August 14, 2011, there will be no refund of fees for cancellation or for lack of attendance without notification. It is your responsibility to ensure that your cancellation request has been received by the ISHRS headquarters office.  “No shows” who have not pre-paid will be invoiced for the total registration fee.

Those who have registered and are unable to attend due to difficulties in obtaining a visa must notify the Society headquarters prior to the start of the meeting.  No refunds will be issued for lack of notification prior to the start of the meeting.

Video, Photography & Audio Recording Policy
Video recording and/or photography are prohibited in all educational sessions.  Under no circumstances are video, digital or still cameras to be utilized in the educational sessions.  Violators will have their cameras/equipment confiscated until the end of the meeting.  Audio recording for personal use only is permitted (i.e., for gathering information and NOT for rebroadcast or reproduction).  Photography of scientific material is prohibited.  The only exception to the photography policy are photos taken by the official ISHRS photographer, for purposes of photos to use in ISHRS publications.

Cellular Phone
The use of cellular phones in the educational sessions is prohibited.  Attendees must either turn off or vibrate cellular phones.

Speaker Disclosures of Conflict of Interest
All presenters are required to verbally disclose at the podium (or indicate on poster presentations) as well as complete a form disclosing relevant grants or other financial support; consultancies; organizational affiliations; family; departmental or personal financial involvement; patent rights; and other relevant conflicts of interest pertaining to their topic.  Such disclosures are also published in the Abstract Book provided onsite at the meeting.  The ISHRS follows its approved Policy on Collection and Resolution of Conflicts of Interest for all presenters and planners.

As an educational organization, the ISHRS does not specifically approve, promote or accept the opinions, ideas, procedures, medications or devices presented in any paper, poster, discussion, forum or panel at its Annual Scientific Meetings.  By attending this meeting, in no way does it suggest that participants are trained and/or certified in the discipline of hair restoration surgery.  All speakers, topics, and schedules are subject to change without prior notification, and will not be considered reasons for refund requests.

If you have any questions or for more information, please contact us at:
International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery
303 West State Street
Geneva, IL 60134 USA
Tel: 1-630-262-5399
U.S. Domestic Toll-free: 1-800-444-2737
Fax: 1-630-262-1520