I cannot believe that this will be the fifth year that Emina and I will be running our St. Louis Hair Transplant 360 Workshop, which has grown, matured, and evolved. The cornerstone of the workshop has always been excellent didactics and extensive hands-on training using cadaver tissues and models. Emina has come up with some really cool learning tools but I will let her share with you what she is doing in her own blog. Last year we integrated extensive video narration that was very well received by students who were looking for a start-to-finish experience but expertly narrated of an entire hair transplant procedure. This year we are starting a new full day FUE (follicular unit excision) workshop that should be thrilling. As most of you know, last year my practice acquired the ARTAS robot for FUE, the most precise method for FUE harvesting in my opinion. FUE has truly matured as an art and a science, and there has been increasing demand by both patients who want it and surgeons who want to train to do it. That is why my vision for the course was to start extensive FUE< training, which I believe the time is right. Of course, we are continuing all the other elements that have made this course so successful including the hands-on curriculum, critical thinking day, video narration, and 3D live teaching (something that you have to see to believe.) Last year the first year of live 3D HD viewing at the course was mind blowing. I am ready for this course to rock 2012 in quality and in scope. The course will be held in St. Louis from November 14-17, 2013. For more information, check out http://pa.slu.edu.

Dr Samuel Lam is a board certified hair-transplant surgeon in Dallas, TX. To schedule a consultation please call 972-312-8105, or visit Dr Lam’s hair transplant forum to ask him a question.