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9th World Congress for Hair Research in Miami, Florida in 2015

The website for the 9th World Congress for Hair Research in November 2015 is already up. They have a preliminary scientific program on there, with the US-based leading trifecta of hair loss researchers  Christiano, Cotsarelis and Washenik all presenting.  Hopefully the other well known research teams that I have discussed on this blog from Germany, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and the UK also show up.

It is a bit unusual that three women (Co-Chairs Dr. Angela Christiano and Dr. Wilma Bergfeld and Associate Chair Dr. Maria Hordinsky) are in charge of this conference for a problem that is generally thought to strike men much more than women.  The vast majority of hair loss researchers, hair transplant surgeons and hair loss forum participants are male.   However, in the real world, I have noticed an increasing number of women with thinning hair and it makes sense that we are seeing more female representation in the hair loss research arena (e.g., Dr. Claire Higgins).

Or maybe the third image in my post on Asians and evolution was not a joke and is the reality that we are now faced with?