Congress Registration

Read Instructions Before Beginning The Registration Process

  1. ISHRS Physician Members – You will enter your last name and ISHRS member number. Your member number is located on a recent meeting promotional e-mail and/or an old dues renewal notice. If you are unable to locate your membership number, then please contact the ISHRS Headquarters.
  1. Non-Members & Non-Physicians – You will need a special code.
  1. Exhibitors – You should register via the Exhibit Registration website.

Questions? Please contact the ISHRS Headquarters at 1-630-262-5399, U.S. Domestic Toll-Free 1-800-444-2737, or by email at info@ISHRS.org.

 


Registration Fees and Categories

Be an Early Bird to receive the best rates!

Early Bird Deadline: August 31, 2018
Regular Registration Deadline: September 28, 2018
Post- and Onsite Registration: After September 28, 2018

Registration Fees
The general registration fee includes admittance to general scientific sessions, Friday workshops, scientific posters, exhibits, coffee/refreshment breaks, lunches (Thursday-Saturday), Welcome Reception, a Final Program Guide, and access to the electronic Abstract Book. For Surgical Assistants and Ancillary Staff categories, it also includes admittance to the Surgical Assistants Program. Extra courses and ticketed events may require additional fees. All fees are denoted in U.S. dollars (USD) unless otherwise indicated.


Registration Categories

PHYSICIAN CATEGORIES

Category Description Early Bird Rate! Regular Rate Late/Onsite Rate
By August 31,
2018
Sept. 1-28, 2018 After Sept. 28, 2018
Physician – ISHRS Member For Physician Members of the ISHRS. $1,490 $1,590 $1,690
Physician – Pending ISHRS Member For physicians who have applied for membership. A complete application with fee must be received at the headquarters office to be eligible for this rate. $1,690 $1,790 $1,890
Physician – Non-Member For physicians who are not current ISHRS members and have not submitted a completed membership application. Registration verification is required for all non-members and must accompany the registration form. $1,890 $1,990 $2,090

RESIDENT CATEGORIES

Category Description Early Bird Rate! Regular Rate Late/Onsite Rate
By August 31,
2018
Sept. 1-28, 2018 After Sept. 28, 2018
Physician Resident or Training Fellow – ISHRS Member For Resident Members of the ISHRS or for ISHRS Physician Members who are currently enrolled in an ISHRS-approved Fellowship Training Program or other approved fellowship training program in hair restoration surgery or another specialty. Training Fellows must submit a letter of verification from the fellowship training program director along with their registration form. $595 $695 $795
Physician Resident – Pending ISHRS Member For physician residents who have applied for membership. A complete application with fee must be received at the headquarters office to be eligible for this rate. $695 $795 $895
Physician Resident or Training Fellow – Non-Member For physician residents who are not current members of the ISHRS and are currently participating in an approved residency training programs. Or, for non-member physicians who are currently enrolled in an ISHRS-approved Fellowship Training Program or other approved fellowship training program in hair restoration surgery or another specialty. Training Fellows must submit a letter of verification from the fellowship training program director along with their registration form. Non-member residents must submit a letter of verification from the residency program director along with their registration form. $795 $895 $995

ADJUNCT CATEGORIES

Category Description Early Bird Rate! Regular Rate Late/Onsite Rate
By August 31,
2018
Sept. 1-28, 2018 After Sept. 28, 2018
Adjunct – ISHRS Member For Adjunct members of the ISHRS. $1,490 $1,590 $1,690
Adjunct – Pending ISHRS Member For individuals who have applied for and meet the qualifications of Adjunct category of membership. A complete application with fee must be received at the headquarters office to be eligible for this rate. $1,690 $1,790 $1,890
Adjunct – Non-Member/Trichologist For individuals who are not current or member-pending ISHRS Adjunct Members, but meet the qualifications for Adjunct Membership (i.e., individuals who hold a doctorate PhD or equivalent in a biomedical-related area and devote the majority of their professional activities to hair research in an academic setting). In addition, this category includes individuals who are trichologists. Registration verification is required for all non-members and must accompany the registration form. $1,890 $1,990 $2,090

SURGICAL ASSISTANT CATEGORIES

Category Description Early Bird Rate! Regular Rate Late/Onsite Rate
By August 31,
2018
Sept. 1-28, 2018 After Sept. 28, 2018
Surgical Assistant – ISHRS Member For Surgical Assistant Members of the ISHRS.  A Letter of Attestation is required.  See Policy on Non-Physicians at ISHRS Meetings. $515 $615 $715
Surgical Assistant – Pending ISHRS Member For surgical assistants who have applied for membership. A complete application with fee must be received at the headquarters office to be eligible for this rate. A Letter of Attestation is required. See Policy on Non-Physicians at ISHRS Meetings. $595 $695 $795
Surgical Assistant – Non-Member For surgical assistants who are not current members of the ISHRS Surgical Assistants Auxiliary and have not submitted a complete application for membership must pay the non-member rate. A Letter of Attestation is required. See Policy on Non-Physicians at ISHRS Meetings. $695 $795 $895
U.S. Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner (U.S. PAs/NPs) For U.S. licensed PAs and NPs. A copy of their license and a Letter of Attestation is required. See Policy on Non-Physicians at ISHRS Meetings. $895 $995 $1,095

OTHER CATEGORIES

Category Description Early Bird Rate! Regular Rate Late/Onsite Rate
By August 31,
2018
Sept. 1-28, 2018 After Sept. 28, 2018
Clinic Director For non-physician clinic directors of hair restoration practices. A Letter of Attestation is required.  See Policy on Non-Physicians at ISHRS Meetings. $1,890 $1,990 $2,090
Office Manager For office managers of a hair restoration surgery practice. A Letter of Attestation is required. See Policy on Non-Physicians at ISHRS Meetings. $695 $795 $895
Office Staff For office staff in a hair restoration surgery practice. A Letter of Attestation is required. See Policy on Non-Physicians at ISHRS Meetings. $695 $795 $895
Marketing/Webmaster For marketing, media, PR persons, and webmasters in a hair restoration surgery practice. A Letter of Attestation is required. See Policy on Non-Physicians at ISHRS Meetings. $1,890 $1,990 $,090
Spouse/Guest For a spouse or guest of the Physician or Adjunct who does not belong in any of the above categories. Registration verification is required. Spouses/guests who are not registered will not be permitted into the meeting (except for the Welcome Reception) and will not receive a name badge. $695 $795 $895


Registration Verification

Registration verification is required for the indicated categories and must accompany registration form. Acceptable forms of verification are as follows:

  • For the Non-Member Physician: a statement on the physician’s letterhead, a copy of the physician’s medical certificate or license, or, a letter from a current ISHRS physician member attesting to the credentials as a physician.
  • For the Non-Member Adjunct/Trichologist: a statement on the person’s business letterhead attesting to the credentials of the person or a certificate of membership in his/her trichologic society.
  • For the Non-Member Physician Resident: a letter of verification from the residency program director.
  • For the Training Fellow: a letter of verification from the fellowship training program director.
  • For Surgical Assistant, Office Manager, Office Staff, Clinic Director, Marketing/Webmaster: the official Letter of Attestation as provided on the ISHRS website or ISHRS meeting registration site.
  • Spouse/Guest: a letter from the Physician or Adjunct noting the relationship with the individual.


Policy Limiting Attendance by Non-Physicians at ISHRS Meetings

Introduction The International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (“ISHRS”) Board of Governors (“Board”) recognizes that the ISHRS’s exempt purpose is advanced by, among other things, providing educational opportunities, training, and courses to physicians and their assistants regarding hair restoration techniques, procedures, and related issues. The Board also recognizes that there have been, and are, physician assistants, and other non-physician personnel, who seek to perform hair restoration techniques and procedures without a physician and/or otherwise outside the scope of their licensure and area of expertise, thereby jeopardizing patient safety. Accordingly, the Board determined that patient safety is advanced and the ISHRS’s exempt purpose is furthered by limiting attendance by non-physicians at ISHRS educational meetings and courses in accordance with this Policy.

Policy

  1. Only physicians and Authorized Non-Physicians (as defined herein) may attend the ISHRS’s Annual Scientific Meeting or any ISHRS sponsored educational courses (“ISHRS Course”). For the purposes of this Policy, Authorized Non-Physicians include only surgical assistants, technicians, and other office personnel employed by an ISHRS Physician Member (as defined in ISHRS’s Bylaws, including Fellow, Associate Member, Member, Resident Member, Emeritus Member) or ISHRS Physician Member Applicant (Member-Pending) with a completed application on file (Associate Member, Member, Resident Member, Emeritus Member) who attends the same ISHRS Course*. The ISHRS Physician Member or ISHRS Physician Member Applicant must have a clinical hair restoration practice and perform hair restoration surgery. For the purposes of this Policy, an Authorized Non-Physician is “employed by” an ISHRS Physician Member or ISHRS Physician Member Applicant only if they have an employer-employee relationship as recognized by law, and the employment is full-time or permanent part-time (i.e., as opposed to an independent contractor, partner, part-time, or temporary service provider, or any other business relationship), and the Authorized Non-Physician must be located in the same state/location as the physician who must be licensed in that state/location.
  2. An Authorized Non-Physician will only be permitted to attend an ISHRS Course if his/her ISHRS Physician Member/ISHRS Physician Member Applicant employer also attends the ISHRS Course* and completes and submits a signed Letter of Attestation in the form prescribed by ISHRS verifying their employment. A copy of the current Letter of Attestation required by ISHRS is attached to this Policy.
  3. Specific to stand alone Workshops with a separate Assistants Track: An Authorized Non-Physician will be permitted to attend without his/her employing physician if the following criteria are met. The ISHRS believes that a physician performing hair restoration should be acquainted with all aspects of hair restoration surgery, including the duties performed by the assistants and technicians. To ensure that the employing physician has the fundamental knowledge base there are physician requirements in order for their assistant(s) to attend. An Authorized Non-Physician will only be permitted to attend this type of workshop if his/her ISHRS Physician Member/ISHRS Physician Member Applicant employer has been practicing hair restoration for at least three years OR has attended one of the following meetings/courses within the preceding three years: 1) an ISHRS annual scientific meeting and attended the “Basics Course”, 2) the St. Louis University “Hair Transplant 360” Workshop, or 3) the ISHRS Orlando Live Surgery Workshop. The physician must complete and submit the signed Letter of Attestation in the form prescribed by the ISHRS.
  4. Falsifying the Letter of Attestation is an ethics violation, and grounds for revoking a Physician Member’s membership.
  5. Any person or entity who wants to exhibit and/or market their products or services at an ISHRS event may apply for an exhibit booth at the Annual Scientific Meeting or Regional Workshop in accordance with the ISHRS’s applicable policies and procedures, but are otherwise precluded from participating in an ISHRS Course unless they are a Physician or Authorized Non-Physician.
  6. It is the ISHRS’s intention to closely monitor attendees and participants at ISHRS Courses to ensure compliance with this Policy. Without limiting the foregoing, the ISHRS’s Bylaws & Ethics Committee will play an active role in proctoring and taking action on any unethical behavior during all ISHRS Courses.

*Exception for approved stand alone Workshops with a separate Assistants Track.

How do I obtain a special code?

Physician Pending-Members and Adjunct Pending-Members: A special code was emailed to you. Please enter that code into the field above, click ‘Submit’, and then select the appropriate registration type from those displayed. Contact the ISHRS HQ if you have not received your code.

Physician Non-Members: Please fax the appropriate registration verification to the ISHRS Headquarters and a special code will be emailed to you within 48-hours. This code will allow you to register for the meeting. If the aforementioned step has been completed and you have not received your special code within 48-hours, please call the ISHRS Headquarters.

Non-Physicians (Surgical Assistants, Office Managers, Office Staff, Clinic Directors or Spouse/Guests): (1) Your ISHRS employing physician* must register first. (2) Your ISHRS employing physician must fax or email a Letter of Attestation on your behalf. (3) Your special code will be emailed to your ISHRS employing physician. If your special code is not received within 48-hours, then please contact the ISHRS Headquarters.

*Non-Members may not sponsor Non-Physicians to attend the meeting. See ISHRS Policy Limiting Attendance by Non-Physicians at ISHRS Meetings.