|Year : 2011 | Volume
| Issue : 3 | Page : 34
Session Q: Trichology Update
|Date of Web Publication||16-Jun-2011|
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. Session Q: Trichology Update. Int J Trichol 2011;3, Suppl S1:34
What's new in Clinical Trichology
Department of Dermatology and Allergy, Clinical Research Center for Hair and Skin Science, Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany.
Clinical trichology comprises a broad spectrum of hair disorders ranging from inherited to acquired hair loss or excessive hair growth. Diseases with causes ranging from autoimmune to infectious scalp disorders, and with hair cycle dysregulation leading to premature or to delayed termination of anagen or a faultive or defective anagen programming are all important aspects of today's hair consultation. In addition hair aging due to extrinsic and chronic processes including hair greying and methods to prevent these aspects are key interest in clinical hair research. The lecture will cover various aspects from new achievements in diagnosis to treatment of hair disorders clinically all relevant to the affected patients. It will also cover new guidelines on diagnoses and treatment of androgenetic alopecia and on hirsutism. In addition the awareness and the handling of psychological distress in both sexes are increasingly becoming an essential aspect of hair consultation. Quality of life assessment in hair consultation as well as hair transplantation and aesthetic tips for practical management are key factors in the actual holistic approach of hair disorders. An up-to-date overview will be provided.
What's new in basic hair research?
Angela M. Christiano
Departments of Dermatology, Genetics and Development, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA
This lecture will highlight recent advances in basic science research in hair biology. In the past year, several high-profile papers have appeared in the literature that highlight the hair follicle as a model in which to study immunology, genetics, cell biology and stem cells and regenerative medicine. Many innovative mouse models have emerged and shed light on both normal and diseases process in the hair follicle by altering the expression of key genes in different compartments of the hair follicle using improved transgenic drivers that allow precise targeting of different cell types. Several new genes have emerged that are shared among hair diseases in mammals, and again open new avenues for comparative biology approaches between mice and humans. Advances in hair follicle regeneration also highlight the dramatic progress being made in this area as stem cells play such a crucial role in hair follicle morphogenesis and cycling. New therapeutic targets have emerged for polygenic diseases such as alopecia areata, mainly stemming from genetic studies that have offered new insights into disease pathogenesis. Common variants in hair follicle and pigment genes may offer new insights into normal variation across populations in hair texture and color, and sequencing of entire genomes with modern techniques offers the possibility of understanding phenotypic variation at the molecular level. Hair follicle biology represents an extraordinarily rich source of innovative scientific research, some of the highlights of which will be covered in this lecture.
7 th World Congress for Hair Research 2013
UK Organising Committee, UK
The next joint meeting of hair research societies is being held in Edinburgh, 2 nd -4 th May 2013. The congress venue is the Edinburgh International Conference Centre, which is centrally situated close to all the major attractions of the historic capital city of Scotland. The meeting programme will be designed to appeal across the various disciplines within hair research, including hair biology, clinical disorders and cosmetic science. We intend the first day will be devoted to educational sessions. The main body of the meeting will be structured around plenary, parallel and poster sessions. We propose a modest faculty of invited speakers and will aim to provide ample time for presentation of submitted work, both oral and poster. A vibrant social programme with local flavour is under construction - Edinburgh castle is booked for the welcome reception. A wide range of accommodation is available close to the conference venue. Edinburgh enjoys excellent transport connections with direct flights to major European cities and good access by train and air within the UK. It is also close to Glasgow, which has an intercontinental airport. We look forward to seeing you there!
The 16 th EHRS meeting in Barcelona, 21-23 June 2012
Juan Ferrando, Ramon Grimalt*
Department of Dermatology, Hospital Clínic, University of Barcelona, Spain
We are extremely pleased to announce the next meeting of the European Hair Research Society to be held in Barcelona in the end of June 2012. Together with Prof. Juan Ferrando we already had the chance to organize a EHRS meeting in Barcelona in 2002. The big amount of participation and the high level of the presentations stimulated us to organize 9 years later a similar event. Barcelona in June is an extremely pleasant Mediterranean city to visit, not only adequate for a meeting but also for a short break. Most hotels, comfortable and some very affordable will be around the congress meeting. We would like to encourage young and not so young researchers to keep in mind our next appointment in Barcelona. Some of you will have the chance to rememorize a lovely experience and for those who will be there as their first time the experience might be unforgettable.