Meeting Dates and Location
October 21-24, 2020 (Wednesday – Saturday)

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

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

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-Spanish simultaneous interpretation will be provided during the General Session on Thursday, Friday, Saturday. The focused sessions 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. 

Time Zone
The time zone in Panama City is Eastern Standard Time. They do not change time for Daylight Savings.

Located in the tropics, Panama has just two seasons: the dry season that runs from December to March and the much longer wet season that lasts from mid-March to December. During the wet season the rains usually only come for a short burst in the afternoon and the effects on the landscape are remarkable. The whole country is bathed in a lush green thanks to the plentiful water, making the scenery a photographer’s dream come true.

In October the temperature generally settles between 77°F and 86°F (25°C and 30°C) and there is approximately 12 hours of daylight.

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.

Complimentary wifi is offered in guest rooms and the ISHRS 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 September 1, 2020.

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 September 25, 2020. 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