ISHRS GLOBAL COUNCIL MEMBER
The purpose of the ISHRS Global Council, which was founded in 2013, is to create unity in the field amongst the leaders of the national hair restoration surgery societies.
The Global Council provides a forum for exchange to discuss issues in hair restoration surgery facing the various countries and is used as a sounding board, to ask advice, and as a support for the member societies. The ISHRS may use the Global Council to assess specific member needsof a particular country, to assess trends, and to determine ways to attract new members from the various countries.
Member societies may wish to work together on future educational programs or help each other in promoting their meetings (e.g. swapping mailing labels, listing each others meetings in society newsletters and website, exchanging website links. The Global Council is treated as an ISHRS committee, as far as being listed in the ISHRS directory and meeting annually at the ISHRS annual meeting.
Benefits of the Global Council to National Societies include:
- Sharing of experiences one national society may have solved a problem facing anothernational society
- Helping to regulate the calendar of yearly meetings sensibly coordinating, avoiding clashes
- Publication in Forum of national society meetings
- Uniform educational and certification system
- Strength in numbers for negotiations with other medical societies and government bodies, e.g., restrictions of practice
GLOBAL COUNCIL MEETING 13/03/2021
The Global Council of Hair Restoration Surgery Societies took place via Zoom Video Conference on the 13th March 2021.
The BAHRS is one of the founding members of the ISHRS Global Council which now has 23 regional member societies. Representing the BAHRS was Dr Greg Williams (President) and Dr Chris D’Souza (Vice-President).
The ABHRS confirmed that examinations as well as the advanced board review course will be online this year. This is in addition to the World Congress 2021 in Lisbon, currently being planned as a hybrid conference, allowing those who wish to do so to attend virtually. There was an update from the ISHRS Europe Council who are focusing on promoting ISHRS membership to European doctors and news from the Fight the Fight campaign, that traffic and global awareness has increased significantly. All Global Council members were urged to continue to promote the campaign and to develop international micro sites which would be tailored and translated accordingly.
The next Global Council meeting will be in October 2021.
ISHRS Global Council Meeting 2020
The Global Council of Hair Restoration Surgery Societies meeting took place via Zoom Video Conference on the 26th September.
The BAHRS is one of the founding members of the ISHRS Global Council which now has 22 regional member societies. Representing the BAHRS was Dr Greg Williams (President), Dr Chris D’Souza (Vice-President) and Dr Rachael Kay (Secretary).
There were discussions over eligibility criteria for new societies joining the Global Council, promotion of local meetings through the virtual handout table at the upcoming Virtual World Congress and fees charged for attending ISHRS educational meetings.
There was also an update on the role of ISHRS Europe from Dr B.Farjo and developments on the ‘Fight the Fight’ campaign from Dr R.Mejia.
The Global Council will next meet on the 13th March 2021.