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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 86-87  

Bon Appétit - Hair India 2014


The Hair Research Society of India, 853, P H Road, Kilpauk, Chennai 600 010, Tamil Nadu, India

Date of Web Publication18-Aug-2014

Correspondence Address:
Sundaram Murugusundram
The Hair Research Society of India, 853, P H Road, Kilpauk, Chennai 600 010, Tamil Nadu
India
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Everyone agrees that Hair India is an academic, cultural and gastronomic feast, extravagant in all senses. That is why, I chose this title. Having titled like this, I will be failing in my duty if I don't explain in short the elaborate spread especially for you. Dear guest, now sit back, relax and enjoy the menu.

We have the most celebrated luminary in the trichological galaxy, Professor Ralph Trueeb, an ace Dermato-Trichologist, astute clinical researcher, author of precious textbooks in trichology, awesome teacher and an ardent lover of India. Ralph is a friend, philosopher and guide to the members of the hair research society of India. His lectures both live and on the web have created a sensational wave all over India. The clinical methods and the creative intuition of Ralph have helped Dermato-Trichologists across the world to treat hair disorders more efficiently than before. I am sure Ralph's teachings on managing the difficult problems and the patients will be remembered for ever.

We have Professor Ulrike Blume-Peytavi, a beautiful blend of the best of both clinical trichology and hair research with globally acclaimed original work on guidelines of managing clinical trichological disorders, hirsutism and hormonal dysregulation, hair follicle research and hair as a portal of novel drug delivery and pediatric trichology. Blume-Peytavi is author of several chapters in various books on hair and the editor of the Textbook on Hair Growth and Disorders. She is the past president of the European Hair Research Society and had delivered the prestigious "John Ebling Lecture" during the 7 th World Congress of Hair Research in Edinburgh, 2013. We have the golden opportunity of listening to and learning from her.

We have Professor Jerry Shapiro, one of the most experienced Dermato-Trichologits in the world who has specialized in hair disorders for the past 25 years. He is the first Dermato-Trichologist in the world to exclusively restrict his practice to both medical hair and scalp disorders, as well as hair transplant surgery. He served as the President of the North American hair research society and conducted the largest scientific global hair conference, the International Congress of Hair Research in 2007. He will be the President of the next largest global dermatology meeting, the World Congress of Dermatology, which will take place in Vancouver in 2015.

We have Professor Desmond J Tobin, who is very well known to the Hair Research Society of India (THRSI) and the International Journal of Trichology (IJT) for he had designed the cover page of IJT so nicely. Des as we all call him is a pioneer of hair research with many incredible original discoveries and observations to his credit. World of hair waits to hear Des every year to learn and understand the mysteries of hair. Des continues to unravel the mysteries untiringly.

We have Professor Paul Devakar Yesudian, the most lovable friend of all of us is a clinician par excellence with a flair for trichology. His art of clinical trichology is so unique. His mesmerizing lectures of how he approaches and arrives at the appropriate diagnosis are an academic feast. The nexus shared by the hair and gut will be a novelty from him. Deva fondly called by us is not only a judicious Dermato-Trichologist, but a literary genius who will take us through the style statements of men and women by their hair. If not their style statements, Deva's hair statements are worth it.

We have Professor Maria Fernanda Gavazzoni from Brazil a devoted disciple of Professor Ralph who has done original research on low-level lasers for hair regrowth and the pH of shampoos. Maria is a blend of jubilance and brilliance in a Dermato-Trichologist. Let us warmly welcome Maria all the way from Brazil to enlighten us on the often cuddlesome and at times cumbersome curly hair.

We have Pascal Reygagne from the Hair clinic inside Hospital Saint Louis, Paris, started by none other than Raymond Sabouraud, the founder of first scalp and hair clinic (1904) in the world. Pascal has done original clinical research in the field of androgenetic alopecia, alopecia areata, scalp psoriasis, seborrheic dermatitis and cicatricial alopecia. He has written many chapters in textbooks of trichology and had authored books by himself. Pascal will be unveiling a new and a novel molecule for treating hair disorders.

We are fortunate to have Professor Raj Kubba, the most highly qualified dermatologist of India to address important and intricate issue of insulin resistance and his impact on hair. Professor Kubba's wisdom and experience on this Tricho-Endocrinological nexus will answer several hidden queries in trichology.

We have once again our lovely father of Tricho surgery in India, Professor Sanjeev Vasa with a dedicated interest and innumerable innovations in Tricho surgery. Many a Dermato-Trichologists have been transformed to Dermato-Tricho-Surgeons by this great teacher.

We have eminent Dermato-Trichologists from all over the world, to name a few Kamal Bakthiar from Bangladesh, Gerhard Lutz from Germany, delegates from Thailand and Middle East.

Apart from the International delegates, we have the most practical and dynamic Indian Dermato-Trichologists to share their knowledge and experience with us. We have 101 lectures this time to cover every single facet of trichology. We still have time left to interact with the speakers, and we have devoted special sessions for questions.

For the first time ever in a conference, we have sizzling hot debates on every controversial issue in trichology. We have identified potential counsels who can argue much well than professionals to give us both wit and wisdom out of their intellectual wars.

Again for the first time ever in a conference we have organized a quiz for everyone to bring out the sparkle from every Dermato-Trichologist. Interesting case scenarios will be screened by young Dermato-Trichology scholars, and the audience has a chance to crack the right answer and bag an award.

As usual we have scintillating entertainment at the end of the day. On the first day, the evolution of music through the ages will come to life by two great musicians, mesmerizing Karthik and the phenomenal pianist Anil Srinivasan. On the second day, it will be on the rocks, literally with global percussionist Sivamani eliciting exotic sound from everything.

Last but not the least we have nationally acclaimed dancer in a Dermato-Trichologist. That is Poorva Shah. She is a classical singer and a Kathak Dancer with awards and accolade.

Welcome with bon appιtit for facts, friends, food and fun.




 

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