Hair Restoration Surgery Session of the 11th Congress of the Polish Society of Plastic, Restoration and Esthetic Surgery in Bydgoszcz – September 21, 2007
It took a year to prepare the first ever session on hair restoration surgery in Poland. It was held during the Congress of Plastic Surgeons in Bydgoszcz organized by the Polish Society of Hair Restoration Surgery. Among the guests invited to participate in this unusual event one could find Dr. Ronald Shapiro (USA), Dr. David Perez-Meza (USA), Dr. Bessam Farjo (Great Britain), Dr. Małgorzata Kolenda and Dr. Jerzy Kolasiński. The lectures covered both current knowledge on hair restoration surgery (Dr. Ronald Shapiro – Hair Transplantation – State of the Art) and the most recent achievements in this field of medicine (Dr. Bessam Farjo – The Progress in Hair Follicles Cloning, Dr. David Perez-Meza – Laser and Growth Factor Applications to Intensify the Hair Growth). Dr. Kolasinski made a summary of the entire session providing a lecture on hair restoration surgery in everyday practice of a plastic surgeon. Another interesting aspect of the Congress was a round table conference which allowed the participants and lecturers to exchange their opinions. Dr. Samir Ibrahim (Saudi Arabia) also took part in the conference and shared his huge experience in reconstructive treatment of facial hair in men with the participants.
The fact that the issue of hair restoration surgery was included in the program of the Congress of the Polish Society of Plastic, Reconstruction and Esthetic Surgery proves its increasing role in Poland.
Many special thanks to professor Andrzej Zieliński – Polish specialist on plastic surgery thanks to whom the session could be organized.