General Information

Meeting Dates and Location
October 1-2, 2017 – World Live Surgery Workshop (Sunday-Monday) in Polanica Zdrój, Poland

Click Live Surgery Workshop for more information. This is a 2-day workshop with separate registration process. Go to:

October 4-7, 2017 – World Congress (Wednesday-Saturday) in Prague, Czech Republic

The actual presentations will take place in:
Prague Congress Centre
5. května 1640/65, 140 21 Praha 4 – Nusle-Praha 4
Czech Republic

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 and Saturday. The Friday & Saturday 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.

In early October the temperature in Prague will be between approximately a high of 60°F (16°C) and a low of 43°F (6°C). There is a 50% chance of light to moderate rain, so be sure to bring an umbrella.

Meeting Attire
The attire for the Congress is business, and for the Gala Dinner it is formal/black tie or a costume representative of your country. When out and about in Prague, due to the cobblestone streets in the older areas of town, it is recommended that you wear good walking shoes with thick soles and warm jackets, appropriate to the season.

Tips for Prague


  • a local SIM card at the airport (Vodafone) with 4 Gb internet for 25 € and always have access

Download in advance:

  • Lonely planet for Prague (10 USD at iBook store) gives you great info on your phone
  • Google maps from Prague in advance (offline maps), so you can use it offline (saves your phone battery)
  • Uber for taxi. Fast, nice, and inexpensive. Taxi from streets may be expensive


  • A “juice pack” for your phone as it won’t last the entire day

At the Prague Congress Centre, all attendees will have access to wi-fi in the ISHRS World Congress meeting space. If you are staying at the Corinthia Hotel Prague, hotel guests have access to hotel wi-fi throughout the hotel.

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 4, 2017.

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 22, 2017. 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.

If you have any questions or for more information, please contact us at:

International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery
303 West State Street
Geneva, IL 60134 USA
Tel: 1-630-262-5399
U.S. Domestic Toll-free: 1-800-444-2737
Fax: 1-630-262-1520