The congress of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery – Haircon 2010 took place in India at the beginning of September, 2010. The head physician of Talizi hair transplant center, Dr. Akaki Tsilosani took part as guest of honor and co-chairman of the event.
Talizi has strong relations with its Indian partners. In recent years, an increasing number of specialists from a range of different countries around the world have passed through training at Talizi hair transplant center, both at the surgeon and assistant level. A large proportion of the probationers at the clinic are made up of Indian specialists seeking to learn advanced techniques from Dr. Tsilosani and his team.
India has an ancient tradition of cosmetic surgery dating back 26 centuries, and today, its surgeons are some of the most widely respected in the world. The first nose restoration – rhinoplasty – was conducted in India, making the country arguably the forefathers of regenerative surgery.
The activities of Indian surgeons at the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) and the Association of Hair Restoration Surgeons of Asia (AAHRS) are well documented and widely read, so Talizi was perfectly familiar with the president of the Society of Hair Restoration Surgeons of India, Sanjiv Vasa, and his achievements in the field long before the invitation to the event arrived.
The congress took place near Mont-Abu, near the city of Ahmadabad in the high mountains of India. It was attended by more than 150 delegates – each a representative of hair restoration clinics from India, Asia and Europe.
Among those attending were the former president of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) Besam Farjo (Great Britain), the chairman of the Association of Hair Restoration Surgeons of Asia (AAHRS) Damkerng Patomvanich (Thailand), Tom Hvan (Korea), Ahmed Noreldin (Egypt), and Kenicharo Imagava (Japan).
The conference was a great success, with discussions on burning issues in hair transplantology taking place both within the assembly hall and behind the scenes. The event saw presentations, sharing of experience, heated debate and cultural exchange.
Talizi hair transplant center presented its extensive experience in large-scale surgery to the plenary session. Dr. Tsilosani made the case that larger, “giga-surgeries” are more effective than a number of smaller operations using photo and video evidence gathered over many years of practice. He also presented Talizi’s groundbreaking research in hair extraction from various parts of the body.
Both presentations were well received, attracting keen interest from the assembled professionals.
Haircon 2010 was a great success for the society, and an excellent opportunity for Talizi to showcase its work. We eagerly anticipate next year’s event.