Dr. Akaki Tsilosani, Dr. Vazha Vadachkoria and Salome Vadachkoria On 20th Annual Scientific Meeting of ISHRS
On 17-20 October, 2012 20-th annual scientific meeting of International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery was held in Paradise Island, Bahamas. Georgia at the congress was represented by the delegates of TAlIZI clinic, its director – Akaki Tsilosani, leading surgeon Vazha Vadachkoria and Head of Training Department – Salome Vadachkoria. 650 delegates from different countries attended the meeting and 170 presentations about mostly actual issues in hair transplantation were reported during these 4 days.
Salome vadachkoria has presented 2 topics on Surgical Assistants program. First presentation was about Record Breaking hair transplantation procedure (9688 follicular units transplantation in single, 11 hour FUT session) performed by Dr. Akaki Tsilosani recently, her presentation demonstrated importance of correct staff training and management issues for reaching outstanding goals in Giga sessions. Second HD video Presentation showed roles of Surgical assistant in Follicular Unit Extraction Surgeries and effective methods used exclusively in Clinic Talizi during FUE surgeries.
Salome Vadachkoria – has served as Teaching Faculty of ISHRS for three years and as this year, she has been demonstrating unique methods of graft dissection developed in our clinic on surgical assistant’s workshop as for beginners, but also for experienced surgical assistants coming from all around the world; As she has been the one of the founders of training department and developer of training program hosting number of trainees from different parts of the world coming to our clinic, her experience and unique approach has challenged big interest from all participants and attendees of the workshop.
Annual meetings are always very interesting as leading surgeons of all around the world come and share their experiences as to new comers of the field but also between each other. Main discussion issue of the year has been Robotic FUE and positive and negative sides of use of Robots in hair restoration surgery. Robert Bernstain has been Invited as a speaker of Coffee With Experts, as he has bought the Robot and already had 1 year experience of working with the machine, he has shared his experience in private discussions with our clinic’s Director, Dr. Akaki Tsilosani, according to which speed of extraction in Robot assisted FUE reached only 300-400 grafts per 1 hour, when in our clinic, according to our experience in FOX positive patients our doctor’s speed reaches up to 1500 grafts per 1 hour. That’s why, according to our opinion, replacing of humans by the Robots steel stays under question.
We highly value relationships formed during last years between our clinic doctors and pioneers of the Hair Restoration: BoB Limmer, Marcelo Pitchon, Jim Harris , Robert Bernstain and others, who had created epoch of the field.
It is also great pleasure for us meeting with our trainees on annual conferences held by ISHRS. This year 3 students of our clinic has also attended the meeting. Dr. Hassan Nurein from United Kingdom, Dr. Arthur Sandalevski from Poland and Dr. Mohammed Almusawi from Sweden, These doctors have already started their independent practices and represent generation of successful hair transplantation surgeons of the future.
We would like to congratulate to our friends, Winners of Golden Follicle award 2012, Doctors- Bessam and Nilofer Farjos, from United Kingdom and Winner of Distinguished Surgical Assistant Award Tina Lardner. They have put all their efforts in development of the hair restoration field for more than 15 years and really deserved to become the winners of the year.
CEO of CesareRagazzi Laboratories Stefano Ospitali, Dr. Vazha vadachkoria and Salome Vadachkoria on 20 years celebration of ISHRS, Gala Dinner