Join us for four information packed days for this extensive, hands-on cadaver workshop. Featuring the latest high-definition, live 3D lectures and
surgery dissections on Thursday and Friday, a full day (standalone or combined) FUE course on Saturday and a critical thinking day on Sunday.

Course topics include:
  • Hairline Design
  • Donor Harvest/Closure
  • Graft Dissection
  • Graft Placement
  • Crown Design
  • Female Hairline Design
  • Temporal Point Design
  • Graft Calculation
  • Eyebrow Transplant
  • Marketing
  • Consulting
  • Medical Treatment
  • Critical Thinking Day
  • Quality Control
  • FUE

FUE Standalone prerequisite:
You are only eligible to take the FUE day as a standalone course if you have had a minimum of 2 years experience in hair restoration or have taken
a basic hair-transplant course in the past.

Course Directors have established the above prerequisite for prospective students because this FUE course skips over important aesthetic, technical, ethical, and judgement issues that are central to being a  safe and effective hair-transplant physician.
Physician prerequisite:

Only MD's, and DO's are permitted to register for the Physician Course.  

Nurses, NP's, Surgical Assistants and DDS's are welcome to register for the Surgical Assistant Course.

  1. To identify when to perform and when not to perform safe hair-transplant surgery.
  2. To describe the medical and dermatological nature of hair loss and hair restoration.
  3. To explain how to develop a practice and do ethical marketing for one's practice.
  4. To observe the competence of surgeons and assistants at these tasks using a cadaver laboratory setting.
  5. To discuss and practice the technical aspects of how to perform safe and aesthetic hair restoration surgery; by demonstrating each of the following procedures: hairline design, donor harvest, graft dissection graft placement, FUE and eyebrow transplant, under the guidance of experts in the field.
  6. To review the current advances and thinking of where hair transplant is today and where it is going.

Email Address:
Please ensure you register with an email address that you use regularly.  All future course information/updates will be emailed to this email address.  This email address will also be your sign-in to register for future courses with us or to download/print your CME certificate or transcript.

Course Tuition: (All tuition includes shuttle transportation to/from all course activities from the Chase Park Plaza and Hotel Ignacio only).  Your course tuition will also include a continental breakfast, lunch, and refreshments for breaks.

Option 1 - $1,995 (Full Hair-Transplant Course including FUE Course) - BEST VALUE
Option 2 - $1,295 (**FUE Course on Saturday and Critical Thinking Day on Sunday)

Fellow/Resident/USA Military
Option 1 - $1,295 (Full Hair-Transplant Course including FUE Course) - BEST VALUE
Option 2 - $995 (**FUE Course on Saturday and Critical Thinking Day on Sunday)

**You are only eligible to take the FUE day (Options 2) as a standalone course if you have had a minimum of 2 years experience in hair restoration or have taken a basic hair-transplant course in the past. Because this course skips over important aesthetic, technical, ethical, and judgement issues that are central to being a safe and effective hair-transplant physician, the course directors have established the above prerequisite for prospective, enrolling students.

Surgical Assistants
Fee - $795
(A discounted fee of $595 will be offered to the 2nd and 3rd Surgical Assistant registering from the same office). You must email for a discount code for the 2nd and 3rd Surgical Assistant's from the same office prior to registering them.

Marco N Barusco, MD
- Tempus Hair Restoration - Port Orange, FL
Robin N. Collins, AAS
- Metairie, LA
Vance Elliott, MD, CCFP, ABHRS
- Sherwood Park, AB
James A. Harris, MD, FACS
- Greenwood Village, CO
Emina Karamanovski, MD
Hair Transplant Coordinator - Plano, TX
Tina Lardner
Surgical Technician - Greenwood Village, CO
Nicole E Rogers, MD
- Hair Restoration of the South - Metairie, LA
Robert True, MD
- Colleyville, TX
Aileen Ullrich, SA
Surgical Assistant - Gabel Center Hair Restoration - Hillsboro, OR
Ken L. Williams, DO
- Irvine, CA
Title Time Faculty Room
History of hair Restoration: What you need to know 7:15AM - 7:25AM Samuel M Lam, MD, FACS
Photography Principles-Dr. Samuel Lam 7:25AM - 7:30AM Samuel M Lam, MD, FACS
Scalp Pathologies: Scarring & Non-Scarring Alopecias: What Every Surgeon Must Know - Dr. Nicole Rogers 7:30AM - 7:45AM Nicole E Rogers, MD
The African Patient: Hair Loss & Hair Restoration 7:45AM - 8:00AM Nicole E Rogers, MD
Female Hair Loss & Hair Restoration with Live 3DHD Demo 8:00AM - 8:20AM Samuel M Lam, MD, FACS
Crown Hair Restoration 8:20AM - 8:35AM Samuel M Lam, MD, FACS
Temporal Hairline & Lateral Hump Reconstruction: Planning, Design, & Pitfalls 8:35AM - 8:50AM James A. Harris, MD, FACS
Frontiers of Regenerative Medicine (PRP, ACell, ATP, etc.) 8:50AM - 9:05AM Samuel M Lam, MD, FACS
Low Level Laser Therapy 9:05AM - 9:15AM Samuel M Lam, MD, FACS
Hairpieces & Camouflaging Products for Hair Transplants 9:15AM - 9:30AM Emina Karamanovski, MD
Break 9:30AM - 10:00AM  
Non-Virgin Donor Planning & Harvesting Technique 10:00AM - 10:20AM Vance Elliott, MD, CCFP, ABHRS
Eyebrow Hair Transplant 10:20AM - 10:30AM Nicole E Rogers, MD
Difficult Situations 10:30AM - 10:50AM Nicole E Rogers, MD
Storage Media 10:50AM - 11:00AM Marco N Barusco, MD
Surgical Operative Flow 11:00AM - 11:10AM Emina Karamanovski, MD
Postoperative Care 11:10AM - 11:20AM Robert True, MD
Guidelines for Your First hair Transplant Case 11:20AM - 11:30AM Vance Elliott, MD, CCFP, ABHRS
Donor vs Recipient Density: Planning for Future Sessions 11:30AM - 11:45AM James A. Harris, MD, FACS
Video Narration Case Study FUT 11:45AM - 12:30PM Ken L. Williams, DO
Lunch 12:30PM - 1:00PM  
Hands-On Cadaver Lab - Customized Learning Stations (basic Options: Hairline, Recipient Site, Donor Harvest, Ask an Expert) 1:00PM - 2:30PM Samuel M Lam, MD, FACS
Vance Elliott, MD, CCFP, ABHRS
James A. Harris, MD, FACS
Robert True, MD
Ken L. Williams, DO
Marco N Barusco, MD
Nicole E Rogers, MD
Break 2:30PM - 3:00PM  
Hands-On Lab Continued 3:00PM - 4:30PM Samuel M Lam, MD, FACS
Vance Elliott, MD, CCFP, ABHRS
James A. Harris, MD, FACS
Robert True, MD
Ken L. Williams, DO
Marco N Barusco, MD
Nicole E Rogers, MD
Slivering & Graft Dissection 4:30PM - 6:00PM Samuel M Lam, MD, FACS
Vance Elliott, MD, CCFP, ABHRS
James A. Harris, MD, FACS
Robert True, MD
Ken L. Williams, DO
Marco N Barusco, MD
Nicole E Rogers, MD

Saint Louis University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

American Medical Association
Saint Louis University designates this live activity for a maximum of 29.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Validation of Content:

Saint Louis University School of Medicine follows the ACCME policy on Validation of Content for CME activities which
 require that:

  1. All recommendations involving clinical medicine must be based on evidence that is accepted within the profession of medicine as adequate justification for their indications and contraindications in the care of patients.
  2. All scientific research referred to, reported or used in CME in support or justification of a patient care recommendation must conform to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection and analysis.
  3. Providers are not eligible for ACCME accreditation or re-accreditation if they present activities that promote recommendations, treatment, or manners of practicing medicine that are not within the definition of CME, or known to have risks or dangers that outweigh the benefits or known to be ineffective in the treatment of patients. An organization whose program of CME is devoted to advocacy of unscientific modalities of diagnosis or therapy is not eligible to apply for ACCME accreditation.

Disclosure Policy:

It is the policy of Saint Louis University School of Medicine to insure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in its continuing medical education program. Faculty and planning committee members participating in these
activities are required to disclose to the audiences prior to the activity the following:

(1) A relevant financial relationship within the past 12 months (including themselves and their 
spouse/partner) as defined by the ACCME. The ACCME defines a “commercial interest” as any proprietary entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients, with the exemption of non-profit or government organizations and non-health care related companies.
(2) Their intention to discuss a product that is not labeled for the use under discussion.
(3) Their intention to discuss preliminary research data.

Saint Louis University School of Medicine will review this activity’s disclosures and resolve all identified conflicts of interest, if applicable.

The education the participant gains through our CME activity does not satisfy training requirements to perform the surgery.

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The Course Hotels are full.  We have reserved a block of rooms at the Cheshire Hotel.  A shuttle will be provided.

Cheshire Hotel - (Group Expires 10/15/2014)Reserve a Room at the Cheshire for Hair Restoration Course

In order to provide a safe and productive lab environment, please adhere to the following policies:
  • Clothing
    • Casual dress is recommended.  Scrubs are to be worn during hands-on lab sessions
    • You will be given time to change into your scrubs prior to entering the lab, you can change in any of the restrooms which are located on the 1st floor behind the auditorium, and in both Zeiss Lab and Lab B
    • We have a limited supply of scrubs available for your use, these are on tables behind the Auditorium
    •  Soiled scrubs should be placed in the designated laundry bins at the end of each day
    • Appropriate footwear is required in the lab,  no open-toed shoes or sandals will be allowed
    • Aprons, head covers, shoe covers, gloves and goggles are available in the lab and recommended for use during the lab sessions
    • All shoe covers and gloves MUST be removed prior to exiting the lab for any reason
    • Used gloves are to be discarded in the waste receptacles provided in the lab
  • Lab Station
    • Each lab station will have 2 surgeon participants
    • A tray of appropriate surgical instruments will be provided and loaned to you for use in this course. You will be responsible for the organization and care of each tray during the workshop. All equipment will be inventoried when the course adjourns
    • DO NOT REMOVE INSTRUMENTS FROM OTHER STATIONS. The lab staff should be notified if you need additional instrumentation
    • Put all used needles and blades in the sharps container at each station. There is also a “tissue only” container at each station for removed tissue
    • At the end of the day, store your instrument tray in the cabinet below each station. An open silo on the opposite side of the station will hold your course syllabus
    • Leave your station as you would like to find it the next morning!
  • Miscellaneous - Registration - Syllabus
    • A Specimen Agreement Form must be signed before entering the lab
    • You must sign-in each day to receive the proper amount of continuing education credits
    • Syllabus content will be uploaded as it is received from faculty, please remember that some faculty members do not choose to share their presentations with you.  There will not be a printed syllabus available, you will be emailed a link for the syllabus content, please check back via this link as it will be updated throughout the course as we receive the presentations, many faculty bring there presentations with them so they are not available to us ahead of time
    • For easy identification, lab staff will be attired in blue-colored scrubs and faculty in black
    • With faculty, lab staff and vendors sharing limited floor space during lab sessions, remember to be patient and respectful to others
    • Observers will be identified with red badges. They are invited to “observe only” during the hands-on sessions and will not have a station to work a
    • Restrooms are located on the 1st floor behind the auditorium, downstairs in both Zeiss lab and Lab B
    • A limited number of lockers are available for your use, please share if you are traveling with someone, they are located behind the auditorium, outside the Zeiss Lab, and in the restroom in Lab B

Privacy Notice/Grievance Policy & Procedure

Privacy Notice for Registrants of SLU CME/CE Activities
  • We do not sell or rent the information we have about you to anyone
  • We do not share your information with outside companies for the purpose of selling their products or services to you
  • We will use your email information to inform you of upcoming CME/CE activities approved by the SLU CME Program
  • You have the right to OPT-Out at any time when receiving invitations regarding upcoming CME/CE activities

Grievance Policy & Procedure

The monitoring and assessment of compliance with these standards and the SLU CME Program Mission is the responsibility of the CME Program Director in consultation with the CME Program Accrediting Director & CME Chairperson, and the Continuing Education Committee.

While Saint Louis University CME Program attempts to anticipate issues and assure fair treatment for all participants to conduct and experience valid and successful CME activities, there may be occasional issues which require intervention and/or action on the part of the CME Program. 

To register a complaint or grievance with the Saint Louis University CME Program:

Submit a written, detailed complaint or grievance to cme@slu.edu.

1.        Complaints will be reviewed by the Program Director and addressed or transferred to the appropriate level for review:

·          Answers and/or actions taken to rectify complaints will be documented and sent to those that provide contact information.

·          If appropriate, complaints will be reviewed at the CME Committee Meeting for members to discuss and find solutions to the area of complaint.

·          Compliance issues will automatically be moved up to the Accrediting Director for immediate review.

To submit concerns regarding compliance with accreditation requirements, a direct portal to the ACCME Complaint Form is provided on the Saint Louis University CME website, http://www.accme.org/accme-complaint-form.