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Pestana Palace Hotel

17:30 - 21:00

Registration for All Workshop Participants

Please register to obtain your badge and workshop documents

21:00 - 23:00

World FUE Institute Governing Board Meeting

Please be prompt

Pestana Palace Hotel

06:30 - 07:30

Late Workshop Registration

(For those who have arrived too late to register on Wednesday, June 20th between 17:30 and 21:00)

07:30 - 09:30

Hands-On Experience

Prior registration required. Limited space.
Please arrive no later than 7:00 if you have not yet registered, as the program will begin promptly at 7:30.

A genuine hands-on experience guided by expert surgeons who are the most experienced in their respective areas of proficiency using models - 6 different stages

Extraction Stages

  • Manual sharp punch
  • Motorized sharp, hybrid and trumpet punch devices
  • Other motorized devices (Mamba, U Graft, WAW, safe, ultrasonic, etc.)

Placement Stages

  • Sharp Implanters
  • Forceps and Dull implanters
  • Others: KEEP, stick and place, Shiao plastic implanter, etc.
09:30 - 10:00

Coffee Break in the Meeting Room Foyer

10:00 - 10:10

Welcome - WFI President and Scientific Director

10:10 - 11:10

Panel 1 - FUE Basic Principles

  • FUE Anatomy and Anchor System - Dr. Alejandro Chueco (8 min.)
  • Regional Block Anesthesia - Dr. Maria Andree Schambach (7 minutes)
  • The Minimum Amount of Anesthesia for a Safer and Painless FUE - Dr. Alan Wells (7 min.)
  • Tips for a good and Convincing Consultation - Dr. Ximena Villa (7 min.)
  • Special Tools for FUE Extractions - Dr. Emorane Lupanzula (8 min.)
  • Mechanics and Dynamics in FUE - Dr. Otavio Boaventura (8 min.)
  • Quality Control in FUE - Dr. Emorane Lupanzula (8 min.)


11:10 - 12:10

Panel 2 - Extraction Techniques With Different Punches and Devices

  • My Personal Experience with the WAW System and Hybrid Punch - Dr. David Josephitis (8 min.)
  • Edge-Out Punch Dynamics - Dr. Roberto Trivellini (8 min.)
  • Smart Hybrid Punches - Dr. Sanusi Umar (8 min.)
  • Non-Rotary Punches and Ultrasonic FUE - Dr. Sanusi Umar (8 min.)
  • Computerized Motor Devices (Sharp-Surrounded & Window Punch) - Dr. Carlos Calixto (8 min.)
  • It is the Punch That Matters - Dr. Bertram Ng (8 min.)


12:10 - 12:45

Interactive Panel Debate With Faculty 1: Donor Capacity

  • In your opinion: What's the maximum on average donor capacity?
  • How do you calculate the donor capacity of each patient?
  • What are the factors that influence donor capacity?
  • What are the factors that influence the number of grafts that can be extracted without creating depletion?
  • What is your long-term surgical plan for young patients?
  • How do you evaluate recipient vs. donor balance over the years?
  • How do you handle poor or depleted donor areas?

*Debates will be between faculty members and the audience with an open microphone for QUESTIONS & ANSWERS AND AUDIENCE RESPONSE

12:45 - 14:00

Lunch in the Main Dining Room

14:00 - 14:50

Panel 3 - Placement Techniques and Implanters

  • Sharp Implanters - Dr. Michael Vories (8 min.)
  • Lateral Slits and Dull Implanters - Dr. Jerry Wong (8 min.)
  • EZ Grafter Plastic Implanter - Dr. TK Shiao (8 min.)
  • K.E.E.P. - Dr. Koray Erdogan (8 min.)
  • Building a Faster and Accurate Implanting Surgical Team - Dr. Hyunwook Baik (8 min.)


14:50 - 15:50

Panel 4 - Other Placement Techniques

  • Forceps - Dr. Ron Shapiro (3 min. video)
  • Stick and Place Technique - Dr. Antonio Ruston (5 min. video)
  • Dense Packing with Implanters - Dr. Alejandro Chueco (3 min. video)
  • Special Maneuvers in Popping and Bleeding Patients with a Sharp Implanter - Dr. Ximena Villa (5 min. video)


Forceps vs. K.E.E.P. - Dr. Koray Erdogan (3 min. video/slides)

Forceps vs. Dull Implanter - Dr. Jerry Wong (3 min. video/slides)

Sharp vs. Dull Implanters - Dr. Jae Park (5 min.)


15:50 - 16:20

Coffee Break in the Meeting Room Foyer

16:20 - 17:20

Video Sessions - My Personal Technique From “A to Z”

The faculty members will show videos of their personal techniques from “A to Z” using high quality definition and slow motion demonstrating their individual “tricks of the trade” in detail.

  • Manual Technique + Sharp Implanter - Dr. Jose Lorenzo (8 min.)
  • Manual Sequential Technique + K.E.E.P. - Dr. Koray Erdogan (8 min.)
  • Cordless Motorized + Forceps - Dr. Alex Ginsburg (8 min.)
  • Motorized Sharp + K.E.E.P. - Dr. Antonio Ruston (8 min.)
  • WAW System + Hybrid Punch + K.E.E.P. - Dr. Hussain Rahal (8 min.)
  • Trivellini FUE Technique -Dr. Roberto Trivellini (8 min.)
  • Two-Person FUE - Dr. Michael Vories (8 min.)


17:20 - 17:35

Special Lecture

Why a FUT surgeon turns to FUE after 40 years of FUT - Dr. Mario Marzola (10 min.)
Presented by Dr. Jerry Wong (5 min.)

17:35 - 18:15

Interactive Panel Debate With Faculty 2:
Surgical Planning: How Would You Treat This Case?

The moderator will show cases and the faculty members will debate how they would approach that specific case: i.e. best hairline design, surgical planning, number of grafts, number of sessions, distribution, etc.

19:30 - 21:00

Welcome Cocktail Reception

Pestana Palace Hotel

07:00 - 07:50

Morning Workshops

Prior Registration Required (maximum 30 persons per workshop) - Free of Charge

WS 1 - Coverage Value and Donor Management
Dr. Jose Lorenzo, Dr. Koray Erdogan and Dr. Alejandro Chueco

WS 2 - Implanters and K.E.E.P.
Surgical Assistant Staff of Drs. Jose Lorenzo and Koray Erdogan, Dr. TK Shiao and Dr. Jae Park

WS 3 - SMP
Milena Lardi, Dr. Ron Shapiro and. Dr. Sara Salas

08:00 - 09:00

Coffee With the Experts - Roundtable Discussions

Prior Registration not required. Table rotation encouraged.

  • Graft Calculator - Dr. Koray Erdogan
  • PRP - Dr. Anastasios Verkis, Dr. Flavia Barsali, Dr. Sara Salas
  • Eyelashes and Eyebrows - Dr. Bijan Feriduni
  • Beard FUE - Dr. Alex Ginzburg, Dr. Anastasios Verkis
  • Body FUE - Dr. Sanusi Umar
  • Depleted Donor Area - Dr. Jose Lorenzo
  • Training Your Surgical Team for FUE - Surgical Assistants Dilek Cakir, Grace Louise Sadler and Juliana Guida
  • Hairline and Artistry - Dr. Ron Shapiro and Dr. Fernando Bastos
  • No-shave FUE + Long Hair FUE - Dr. Jae Park, Dr. Otavio Boaventura and Dr. Maria Andree Schambach and Dr. Ricardo Lemos
  • Mega-sessions in FUE - Dr. Maria Angelica Muricy, Dr. Akaki Tsilosani and Dr. Ximena Vila
09:10 - 10:10

Panel 5 - Coverage, Density and Donor Management

  • Coverage calculator 1.0 - Dr. Jose Lorenzo (7 min.)
  • Coverage Value and a New Robot for Evaluation of Donor Capacity - Dr. Koray Erdogan (8 min.)
  • Surgical Planning and Management of the Donor Area Yield Using New Tools - Dr. Ximena Villa (8 min.)
  • Selection of the Donor Area and the New Zeiss Microscope for Harvesting - Dr. Maurice Collins (10 min.)
  • Depleted Donor Management - Dr. Jose Lorenzo (8 min.)
  • FUT vs. FUE Grafts. Which are better? A Side-by-Side Study Comparing Graft Quality and Overall Results - Dr. David Josephitis (8 min.)
  • Donor Supply in FUT vs. FUE - Theoretical Issues for Now and the Future - Dr. Ron Shapiro (8 min.)

Moderation: 3 minutes - same one for the debates - no time here for moderation
He will introduce the debate and will show the AR survey

10:10 - 10:40

Coffee Break in the Meeting Room Foyer

10:40 - 11:40

Interactive Panel Debate With Faculty 3:
Coverage, Donor Management and Aspects That Influence Growth

  • Ideal punch size for each case: Smaller preserving more of the donor area with smaller co-efficient or a little larger? Increasing the co-efficient and coverage, but depleting a little more of the donor area?
  • Should FUE grafts be trimmed? Just the frontal line? None? All?
  • Trimming or cleaning? What´s the difference and what are the risks?
  • Holding solutions: Just saline or ATP/ PRP/ Hypotermasol?
  • Do partially transected grafts have less chance to survive?
  • In the donor area - Do the partially transected grafts have the same growth?
  • What is your acceptable PARTIAL transection rate on average?
  • The net effect of transection: good, bad, both?
  • Knowing the number of grafts to be extracted in each case?
  • What is the ideal co-efficient hair/graft for each case?
  • Coverage planning for young patients?
  • Ultra mega dense packing FUE in just one session?
  • Mega and giga-sessions FUE - over 3/4.000 grafts the same day?
  • How to get big coverage and high density?
  • Coverage plan for large areas of baldness?
  • Coverage plan for poor candidates?
  • Safe zones now and in the future?
11:40 - 12:40

Panel 6 - Video Sessions: Non-Shaven, Long Hair and Mixed Techniques from “A To Z”

The faculty members will show videos of their personal techniques from “A to Z” using high quality definition and slow motion demonstrating their individual “tricks of the trade” in detail.

Detailed high quality definition and detailed videos the faculty members and their personal techniques from A to Z with an opportunity to see all the details and each surgeon’s “tricks of the trade” Manual FUE technique

  • Non-shaven FUE Mega-sessions - Dr. Jae Park (8 min.)
  • The Combo: FUE + FUT. How and Why? - Dr. Akaki Tsilosani (8 min.)
  • Beard FUE: Indications, Facial Restoration and Special Cases - Dr. Anastasios Vekris (8 min.)
  • Reverse FUE Eyelash Transplantation Using Long Hair - Dr. Bijan Feriduni (8 min.)
  • Long Hair FUE - Dr. Otavio Boaventura (8 min.)
  • Long Hair FUE and the Use of Velcro - Dr. Maria Andree Schambach (8 min.)
  • Afro-textured FUE - Dr. Sanusi Umar (8 min.)


12:40 - 12:50

SMP Shaved Look Patient Presentation and Discussion of the Strategy - Milena Lardi, moderator

12:40 - 14:00

Lunch in the Main Dining Room + SMP

The SMP shaved look procedure STEP 1 will take place in the main meeting room during the lunch recess. All workshop participants are invited to observe. The case, STEP 2, will be completed the following day during the LIVE SURGERY EXPO EXPERIENCE.

14:00 - 14:50

Panel 7 - Clinical Treatments and Bio-Enhancers For FUE

  • Finasteride Update - Dr. Anna Cecilia Andriolo (10 min.)
  • How PRP Can Help Your FUE Practice - Dr. Flavia Barsali (8 min.)
  • PRP with Alopecia Areata - Dr. Anastasios Vekris (7 min.)
  • BUPA and DUPA - Dr. Jose Lorenzo - (10 min.)
  • A Clinical Approach to Differentiate Between Scaring and Non-scaring Alopecia - Dr. Sara Salas (8 min.)
  • Artificial Fibers - Dr. Alex Ginzburg (5 min.)


14:50 - 15:30

Panel 8 - Artistry and SMP

  • The Female Hairline - Dr. Bijan Feriduni (7 min.)
  • Cutting the Frontal Temple Junction, Forever a Learning Process - Dr. Jerry Wong (8 min.)
  • SMP Helping FUE - Milena Lardi (10 min.)
  • SMP, an Important Technique for Every Hair Transplant Surgeon and What You Should Know About It - Dr. Sara Salas (8 min.)


15:30 - 16:20

Panel 9 - Complications and Difficult Cases

  • Complications in Hair Transplantation - Dr. Akaki Tsilosani (8 min.)
  • The Body and Nape in FUE: One patient, Multiple Days - Dr. Sanusi Umar (10 min.)
  • How to Handle Difficult Extractions - Dr. Bertram Ng (8 min.)
  • Corrective Work Combining FUE + SMP - Dr. Antonio Ruston (10 min.)
  • FUE in Cicatricial Alopecia - Dr. Alex Ginzburg (8 min.)


16:20 - 16:50

Coffee Break

16:50 - 17:30

Panel 10 - New Ideas and Horizons, Important Details and Free Papers

  • Forehead Supporting Chair System Especially Designed for FUE - Dr. Jae Park (5 min.)
  • The Benefits of Using of Micro-cannulas in Body Hair Transplant - Dr. Ramiro Yane (8 min.)
  • Relaxed Skin Tension Lines: A Naturally Occurring Template for Placing Grafts Efficiently - Dr. Rene Rodriguez (8 min.)
  • What to Expect from the Artas Robot in the Field of FUE - Dr. Philippe Ginouves (8 min.)
  • Multi-dimensional FUE (4D mix mode and multi-directional mix mode) - Dr. TK Shiao (8 min.)


17:30 - 18:00

Debate With Faculty 4: Dealing With Difficult Patients and Cases

  • The faculty members will debate difficult situations like: DUPA, miniaturization, poor donor, repair cases, factor X, etc.
  • Also how to deal with very demanding patients: Red flags, Internet consultation, Unrealistic expectations, Unhappy Patients, How to Protect Yourself and Your Practice, etc.
18:00 - 18:15

Live Surgery Patient Presentations: Brief Surgical Plan Discussions of the Next Day’s Cases

Do not miss this essential presentation.

18:15 - 18:45

World FUE Institute Membership Meeting

All members must attend to vote on bylaw changes.

20:00 - 23:00

Optional Traditional Fado Dinner

Faccia Clinic - Live Surgery Expo

07:00 - 07:15

Buses Depart for the Clinic

07:30 - 08:00

Patient Presentations and Surgical Planning

The LIVE SURGERY EXPO is an entire day of live surgery experiences. Visit each of the surgical rooms or stay comfortably in the common areas where various monitors will display the ongoing surgeries in each OR showing details of each procedure. Open microphones allow for questions and answers between the surgeons and moderators and the workshop participants.

08:00 - 13:00

Live Surgery Part 1

OR 1

800 Grafts Extraction

4 Surgeons (200 each)
Surgeons: Dr. Jose Lorenzo, Dr. Alejandro Chueco, Dr. Emorane Lupanzula and Dr. Barbara Costa
Surgical Plan and Hairline Design: Dr. Ron Shapiro
Placement: Sharp Implanter - Dr. Jose Lorenzo and Dr. Alejandro Chueco
Surgical Assistants: Dr. Jose Lorenzo’s Team

OR 2

800 Grafts Extraction

4 Surgeons (200 each)
Surgeons: Dr. Antonio Ruston, Dr. Alex Ginsburg, Dr. David Josephitis and Dr. Carlos Calixto
Surgical Plan and Hairline Design: Dr. Jerry Wong
Placement: Pre-made + Dull Implanters and Forceps
Surgical Assistants: Dr. Bijan Feriduni’s Team

OR 3

600 Grafts Extraction

2 Surgeons (300 each)
Surgeons: Dr. Roberto Trivellini and Dr. Sanusi Umar
Surgical Plan and Hairline Design: Dr. Flavia Barsali
Placement: K.E.E.P.
Surgical Assistants: Dr. Koray Erdogan and Dr. Antonio Ruston’s team

13:00 - 17:00

Live Surgery Part 2

OR 1


Extraction and Placement: Dr. Bijan Feriduni
Extraction: Dr. Bijan Feriduni and Dr. Otavio Boaventura

OR 2


Extraction: Dr. Sanusi Umar
Placement: Dr. Sanusi Umar
Pre-made + 2 Forceps Technique

OR 3


Milena Lardi and Dr. Antonio Ruston

17:00 - 17:15

Buses Depart for The Hotel

19:15 - 19:30

Buses Depart for the Gala Dinner