DHI Academy Masters Meeting- University of Athens, 28 & 29 May 2016
Another Academy Masters Meeting has come to the end. This one was probably one of the best ever organized by London Hair Restoration Training Academy. Once again, DHI Global Medical Group proved that it is by far the largest and most experienced medical team of the world in hair restoration. With our new innovative research projects, we have taken things to the highest level of scientific research and this is only the beginning.
Here is the review of Academy Masters Meeting 2016. Till the next one…
Day One: Saturday, May 28th
Location: Auditorium of National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
First day of this year’s global conference on the diagnosis and treatment of hair loss was held at the auditorium of National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and it was attended by numerous DHI members from all around the globe, as well as world known scientists like Ron Shapiro MD (FISHRS, USA) and Francisco Jimenez MD (Dermatologist, FISHRS, Spain).
During the first day, the attendees had the opportunity to watch for the very first time the official presentation of the new DHI research projects in collaboration with the Medical School of the National University of Athens.
The conference started with an emotional 4.5 minutes long video dedicated to the 45 years of DHI Global Medical Group and first to speak was the Group’s founder and president, Kontantinos Giotis who talked about DHI’s Vission of changing the world of hair restoration from inside out, through education, research and innovative treatments.
“The Evolution of Surgical Hair Restoration” was the subject of George Gounaris MD (Plastic Surgeon, DHI Medical Director) presentation and it was followed by George Liossis MD (Dermatologist, DHI Medical Director) who analyzed the unique DHI Diagnostic System of Alopecia (DSA).
Vassia Birou MD (DHI Global Medical Director) and Georgia Ligda MD (Plastic Surgeon , PhD, DHI Medical Director) presented the DHI Total Care System and some Unique Patients Cases where DHI Medical Team managed to transplant a total of 10.034 hair on a patient with shaved head and 5.512 hair on an unshaven patient.
Professor of Psychiatry in the University of Athens, Charalambos Papageorgiou, presented the new research project “Study of diseases of the hair and psychopathology. The psychological axis. Detection and intervention” which is aimed at in-depth study and exploration of psychiatric dimensions of hair diseases, in order to determine the necessity of combinatorial access of these conditions and any underlying psychopathology. Professor Papageorgiou said that all data results from this study will contribute to identify specific psychopathological problems such as anxiety and depression and all the patients will be informed in order to be given specific therapeutic proposals, if needed. This was followed by questions and discussion with the attendees.
Professor Vassilis Gorgoulis Team and George Liossis MD (Dermatologist, DHI Medical Director) presented Hair Follicle Stem Cell Research, entitled “Study of human hair follicle stem cell niche: highlighting new perspectives on human hair restoration” which aims to study the characteristics of stem cells of hair follicles in humans and their immunological microenvironment in order to clarify their role in the cycle of renewal of hair follicles, the regeneration of hair and therefore, the effectiveness of follicular transplantation for the restoration of hair growth. The research project started five months ago and soon, there will be official announcements on the first results!
Ron Shapiro MD (FISHRS) presented a truly interesting and educational study on the Creation of a Natural Hairline with Basic Principles, Guidelines and Techniques. Ron Shapiros presentation was followed by lot of questions questions and discussion with the doctors who attended AMM 2016.
Francisco Jimenez MD (Dermatologist, FISHRS) presented the New Anatomical View of the Follicular Unit which has been his latest research project for the last year.
The first day of the global conference on the diagnosis and treatment of hair loss at the University of Athens ended with the draw for the winner of the Free DHI Giga Hair Transplant up to 10.000 hairs and with Round Table Discussion.
Saturday night, the attendees from all over the world had Greek dinner at the Aegeon Hotel at Sounio.
Day Two: Sunday, May 29
Location: Aegeon Hotel, Sounio
The second day of Academy Masters Meeting was held at the Aegeon Hotel in Sounio with the fantastic sandy beach and under the imposing temple of Poseidon. Coordinators were Konstantinos P Giotis (DHI Global Medical Group Founder), Ajay Bansal (DHI India CEO) and Nathanael Aknine (DHI France President).
Konstantinos P Giotis (DHI Global Medical Group Founder)
Today was the annual London Hair Restoration Academy Meeting at Athens University where we presented our latest innovations. After all, this meeting is about education and innovation. I am particularly excited and proud that DHI scientists from Greece and all around the world presented amazing innovations both in the psychological aspects of hair loss and stem cells we found DNA affected and now we are working on the next face of the research. We are actually contributing at the moment to four public Universities so we can take the hair restoration field in high level through education and through University professors.
Ron Shapiro MD (FISHRS)
DHI Global Medical Group has always been on front of new things. In fact it was one of the first clinics around the world to start doing the FUE. To be honest, all the well known doctors who do FUE have started their carreer from DHI. Personally, i can name at least ten doctors who started from DHI. It is like a training ground for a lot of good doctors in hair restoration. They are doing it for years, there is so much experience and still try to make things better. Ten years ago, FUE was like a baby child and still today, is not that easy for all doctors. DHI is doing it from the birth of it. I am very curious to see what the research projects will show.
Francisco Jimenez MD (Dermatologist, FISHRS)
I am very pleased to be here at the DHI Global Medical Group Meeting. In the past, I have come several times. I want to specially congratulate mr. Giotis for being able to collaborate with the University of Athens in new research projects because I think research is going to be what really changes the field of hair restoration in the next few years. This year I see more and more people that are coming to the Meeting. Seems that DHI is expanding all over the world and I am glad to share these presentations with other guests like Ron Shapiro from the US and other well known hair transplant surgeons.
Ajay Bansal (DHI India CEO)
I’ve been coming to the Academy Masters Meeting for the past four years and it is so delightful for me to see the kind of scientific progress we are making every year. This year, the couple of projects that we launched, especially in the Stem Cells research and the Psychological aspects with the Universities, are very impressive and they will go a long way in changing the world of hair restoration globally. In my opinion, this year we’ve crossed another level of scientific advancements. In India the competition is very high but we are not looking at the competition. We really look at how we can improve our own offerings which is the philosophy of DHI.