Monday, March 31, 2014

INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY OF HAIR RESTORATION SURGERY
ACHIEVES ACCME ACCREDITATION WITH COMMENDATION FOR EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES

 

Geneva, ILMarch 31, 2014.  The International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) – the largest international medical association of hair restoration surgeons – announced today that the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) awarded the ISHRS Accreditation with Commendation for six years as a provider of continuing medical education for physicians. Accreditation with Commendation is the highest level a provider can achieve.

This decision from the ACCME was based on the ISHRS’s recent re-accreditation, a rigorous, multilevel process employed by the ACCME for evaluating institutions’ continuing medical education programs according to the high accreditation standards by all seven ACCME member organizations. These organizations of medicine in the U.S. are the American Board of Medical Specialties, the American Hospital Association, the American Medical Association, the Association for Hospital Medical Education, the Association of American Medical Colleges, the Council of Medical Specialty Societies, and the Federation of State Medical Boards of the U.S., Inc. 

ACCME accreditation seeks to assure the medical community and the public that ISHRS provides physicians with relevant, effective, practice-based continuing medical education that supports U.S. health care quality improvement.

“An achievement of this magnitude would not be possible without the steadfast dedication of ISHRS staff and members who work hand in hand to provide physicians with unmatched educational offerings in the ever-evolving field of hair restoration,” said Vincenzo Gambino, MD (Milan, Italy), president of the ISHRS. “Ultimately, our commitment to education means patients can expect high-quality patient care and enhanced treatment outcomes.”

Each year, the ISHRS hosts a number of continuing medical education activities with AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ for physicians around the world, including annual scientific meetings, regional workshops and educational products such as on-demand webinars and lecture series. In April, the ISHRS will sponsor the 20th Annual Orlando Live Surgery Workshop – the world’s longest running and most popular workshop on hair transplantation – April 9-12, 2014, in Orlando, Fla. The ISHRS 22nd Annual Scientific Meeting will be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, October 8-11, 2014. For more information, visit http://www.ishrs.org/content/educational-offerings.

About the ISHRS

Founded in 1993, the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) is a non-profit medical association with a membership of over 1,000 physicians worldwide dedicated to the advancement of the art and science of hair restoration. The mission of the ISHRS is to achieve excellence in patient outcomes by promoting member education, international collegiality, research, ethics, and public awareness. For more information and to locate a physician, visit www.ishrs.org.

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