Category Archives: European Hair Research Society

18th Meeting of the European Hair Research Society (EHRS)

While I was hoping to see more news on Twitter about the recently ended AHRS meeting in Orlando that I discussed in my last post, coverage has been sorely lacking.

In contrast, the European Hair Research Society’s 18th Annual Meeting in Italy is getting significantly more coverage. This conference only just started today, and will end on May 20th. Much more news is expected from there over the next several days.

Some highlights so far:

  • Dr. Ramon Grimalt from Spain posted the below interesting photo from a presentation by Dr. Yuliya Ovcharenko on Latanaprost and androgenetic alopecia (AGA). Note that Latanoprost is very closely related to Bimatoprost, which I have covered before. Both are prostamide F2α analogs.

Latanoprost and hair loss

17th Meeting of the European Hair Research Society (EHRS), June 24-26

The 17th annual meeting of the European Hair Research Society (EHRS) just started in Tbilisi, Georgia today and runs through June 26th.  The final scientific program/schedule is here.  Also see first day and second/third day documents.

When I first saw the thread about this conference on HLT (seems to have become more important than the one I mention in red below), I was not too excited.  These guys are focusing on alopecia areata almost as much as they are on androgenetic alopecia, even though over 95 percent of us balding people suffer from the latter! Moreover, the World Congress for Hair Research annual meetings have far more extensive lists of speakers and presenters compared to this one.

However, it turns out that there are still some presentations that could potentially be very useful when it comes to our main interest in a hair loss cure based on hair regeneration, hair multiplication or hair cloning (or even new studies on things such as fat injections, PRP and laser). I am in a rush today or else I would try to pick out presentations that I find the most interesting as I have sometimes done in the past for such events.  On HLT, a person named “Solomon” who lives in Georgia is planning to attend this conference and post audio and/or video of some of the most interesting presentations. He has created a thread where you can ask him questions.  I hope he asks Dr. Christiano or her team of presenters about JAK inhibitors, AGA and Aclaris.

A significant portion of these conferences is always devoted to hair transplants.  I used to discuss those a bit more during the first two years of writing this blog, but reduced that significantly in the past year.  This will probably change soon.