General info

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Title: 1st European World Live Surgery Masters Workshop 2020

Short title: EURO2020

Hashtag: #euro2020ishrs

Dates:  June 12-14, 2020 (Friday-Sunday)

Venue: REA Hospital & Conference Center

Organizer: International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery

Official Language: The official language of the meeting is English. Simultaneous interpretation will not be available.

Organizing Committee

Chair: Konstantinos Anastassakis, MD, PhD, FISHRS | Greece

Co-Chair: Jean Devroye, MD, FISHRS | Belgium

Co-Chair: Shady El-Maghraby, MD, MSc | Egypt

1st European World Live Surgery Masters Workshop 2020 at a glance:

The Workshop will begin on Friday noon with registration, followed by lectures and discussion in several hot topics. The evening will include a welcome cocktail. Saturday and Sunday will include lectures and  live surgery demonstrations at the hospital. There will be 4 simultaneous surgeries in operating rooms on each day in which attendees may freely rotate to observe. We are planning both FUE, FUT & combo FUE+FUT cases, scalp and facial hair, and a repair case. Various tools and instrumentation will be demonstrated.

Additionally, Jean Devroye, MD, FISHRS & Luis Roberto Trivellini, MD will be demonstrating the devices they invented (WAW & Trivellini devices).



The city of Athens is easy for international access via El. Venizelos National Athens Airport. The Workshop will take place in the REA hospital & conference center, located in the south suburbs of Athens city. The Workshop location is easy to access with the Athens public transport system. It is a 45-minute drive from the airport, a 10-minute drive to Athens downtown where you can visit some of the greatest monuments and picturesque districts of Athens downtown.


The meeting is not sanctioned for CME Credits. However, the meeting will comply as much as possible with the policies and best practices of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education. All individuals in a position to control the content of the activity, including speakers and authors, moderators, and planning committee members, will properly disclosure relevant financial relationships with any commercial interests pertinent to their talk or the subject of the meeting.

A certificate of attendance suitable for framing will be provided to all attendees.

EURO2020 meeting qualifies for the ISHRS member educational maintenance requirement.

Reminder: ISHRS full Members and Fellow Members are required to attend 1 ISHRS-approved meeting every 3 years to maintain their member category.

Meeting Attire

Friday noon lectures and welcome cocktail - business casual
Saturday and Sunday lectures, lunch, and live surgery observational: surgical scrubs. You will be given disposable coverings at the hospital.
Saturday evening: Dinner for all participants in a greek style restaurant - casual dress

Video, Photography & Audio Recording Policy

Video recording and/or photography are strictly prohibited in all educational sessions including the surgeries. Under no circumstances are video, digital or still cameras to be utilized in the educational sessions. This includes photos and videos taken with cellular phones. Violators will be dismissed from the meeting and have their cameras/equipment confiscated until the end of the meeting. Photography of scientific material and patients is strictly prohibited. The only exception to the photography policy is photos taken by the official EURO2020 photographer, for purposes of podium photos to use in EURO2020 & ISHRS digital & print publications.

NOTE: We have hired a professional photographer to take a podium headshot and panel shot of every presenter. We will offer the link to download the photos after the meeting. Disclaimer: We will do our best to capture every presenter and panel, there is no guarantee on quality of photo.

Cellular Phone Policy

The use of cellular phones in the sessions is strictly prohibited. Attendees must either turn off or vibrate cellular phones.

Rules and Proper Etiquette

The EURO2020 WLSW, is an educational activity. Attendees are expected to maintain professional etiquette and extend proper courtesies. There are ongoing debates in any field of evolving science, and disagreement between professionals is expected. However, inflammatory or inappropriate criticism of any specific lecture that has been made in good faith and according to the ethical standards of our Society is prohibited. Inappropriate behaviors will not be condoned.

The meeting should not be used as an opportunity for solicitation of other physicians’ staff or other unethical, inappropriate, and distasteful activities. It may seem obvious, but it is inappropriate and rude to make negative or soliciting comments to the patients. Negative or disparaging comments to the patient, or in the presence of the patient, about a patient’s procedure or result are offensive, psychologically hurtful, and violate our ethical commitment to “do no harm.” Patients who agree to participate in our EURO2020 WLSW, as well as the doctors who operate on them, deserve our respect and support for their willingness to subject their performance and results to scrutiny and contribute to our learning experience.

Soliciting business in the meeting rooms or meeting area hallways is prohibited. Only registered exhibitors may solicit business.


The local currency in Greece is the EURO (€).


There are no rules when it comes to tipping in Greece. It is customary to tip in most cases, but it certainly isn’t compulsory. Here is some guidance:

  • Waitstaff: Although most restaurants will note at the bottom of the menu that taxes and service charge have already been added to the bill, it is still common to tip the service staff up to 10%, depending on the quality of the service.
  • Taxi Drivers: Usually passengers just round the fare up to the nearest note and allow the driver to keep the change.

Electrical in Greece

If you look at an outlet in Greece, the most important thing to notice is the two round holes. In Greece the power plugs and sockets are of type C and F. The standard voltage is 220/240V AC, and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.