Meeting Dates and Location
November 13-17, 2019
World Congress: November 13-16 (Wednesday-Saturday)
World Live Surgery Workshop: November 16-17 (Saturday-Sunday)

Shangri-La Hotel, Bangkok
89 Soi Wat Suan Plu, New Road, Bangrak, Bangkok 10500, Thailand

King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital
1873 Rama IV Road, Pathumawan, Bangkok Thailand

For those who register for World Congress, you may add the option of the “World Live Surgery Workshop” for an additional fee during the registration process.  There is limited seating for World Live Surgery Workshop and is available on first-come, first-served basis.

World Congress will include the usual didactic components – Pre-Congress Courses (optional) on Wednesday, General Sessions on Thursday through Saturday morning, Live Patient Viewing, and other optional courses and events.  The World Congress education will conclude on Saturday by noon.  The Gala will take place Saturday evening.

World Live Surgery Workshop will begin on Saturday at noon and end on Sunday early evening.  Live patient SMP procedures and live surgeries FUE and FUT will take place.  Registrants for World Live Surgery Workshop will be bussed to the hospital and back to the hotel.

Hospital Partner

Local Support

Target Audience: Who will benefit from attending?
• Experienced hair restoration surgeons
• Physicians with an interest in hair restoration surgery who are new to the field
• Surgical assistants, technicians, and other office personnel employed by ISHRS Physician Members and Pending Members

Official Language
The official language of the meeting is English. One-way English-to-Mandarin simultaneous interpretation will be provided during the General Session on Thursday, Friday, Saturday (World Congress). The workshops slotted for the general session room will also have one-way simultaneous interpretation. Attendees wishing to utilize a simultaneous interpretation headset must advance register for this option via the registration process.  Simultaneous interpretation will not be offered for the World Live Surgery Workshop.

Time Zone:
The time zone in Bangkok is Indochina Time, which is UTC/GMT +7 hours. They do not change the clock at any time of the year. A few examples: New York City local time is 12 hours earlier than Bangkok, Los Angeles local time is 15 hours earlier than Bangkok, and London local time is 7 hours earlier than Bangkok.

The weather in Bangkok is dominated by a tropical monsoon climate. This means the city has three main seasons: hot season from March to June, rainy season from July to October and cool season between November and February.  At the end of the year Bangkok is at its driest, though, there is still 40mm of rain over the course of 5 days in Nov.  In November, the sun normally shines 8 hours per day, with temperatures generally settling between 75°F and 90°F (24°C and 31°C). Thailand’s high season is Nov. to Feb., when the weather is generally at its best throughout the country.

Meeting Attire
The attire for the educational sessions is business. Attire for the Gala is formal, with black tie optional (evening gowns and suits/tuxedos). If you prefer, as a tradition of the ISHRS, you may wear a costume reflective of your native country for the Gala.

At the Shangri-La Hotel Bangkok, all attendees will have access to wifi in their guest rooms, the hotel public space, and the ISHRS World Congress meeting space.

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 ISHRS headquarters office at 1-630-262-5399 or as soon as possible, and preferably before October 1, 2019.

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 October 23, 2019. After this date, 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. All refund requests must be in writing. “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. A full refund less a $100.00 administration fee will be applied in this situation. No refunds will be issued for lack of notification prior to the start of the meeting.

Meeting Secretariat
International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery
1932 S. Halsted St., Suite 413, Chicago, IL  60608 USA
Tel: 1-630-262-5399; Fax: 1-630-262-1520

Meeting Staff
Victoria Ceh, MPA, Executive Director & CME Director
Melanie Stancampiano, Program Manager
Kimberly Miller, Lead Registrar & Headquarters Manager
Katie Masini, Membership Manager & Registrar
Davin Ayarzagoitia, Membership Coordinator & Registrar
Sue Reed, Registrar
Jeffrey Miller, Registrar & Technical Support
Sheri Valskis, Project Manager
Jule Uddfolk, CMP, Meeting & Exhibits Manager
Amy Hein, CMP, Onsite Meeting Planner


If you have any questions or for more information, please contact us at:
International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery
1932 S. Halsted St., Suite 413
Chicago, IL 60608 USA
Tel: 1-630-262-5399
U.S. Domestic Toll-free: 1-800-444-2737
Fax: 1-630-262-1520