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23rd World Congress of Dermatology: Vancouver, Canada

23rd World Congress of Dermatology.
23rd World Congress of Dermatology.

23rd World Congress of Dermatology

The 23rd World Congress of Dermatology starts on June 8, 2015 and will run through June 13, 2015 in Vancouver, Canada. It is run by the International League of Dermatological Societies (ILDS). The ILDS is an umbrella organisation for professional dermatology organisations of all sizes around the world. You can follow their Twitter account for conference updates.

I was not paying too much attention to this conference before. When I first browsed through their website some time ago, it seemed like most of the subjects would be non-hair related.

However, when I went through their website in more detail today, I noticed that the Congress President was a hair transplant surgeon by the name of Dr. Jerry Shapiro. More importantly, one of the main (plenary) sessions will be presented by the esteemed Dr. Elaine Fuchs, who I have discussed a few times on this blog before. Amond the main sponsors includes L’Oréal and Allergan.

There is a workshop on hair biology on Tuesday that will be led by the renowned Dr. George Cotsarelis, Replicel’s scientist Dr. Kevin McElwee and Dr. Amos Gilhar of Israel. This might end up being the most interesting part of the conference for blog readers.

There is an interesting presentation on the neglected field of ethnic hair disorders by South African professor Nonhlanhla Khumalo. Lebanese doctor Mazen Kurban (who has co-authored a book chapter with Dr. Angela Christiano in the past) will present on genetic hair and nail disorders.

Other presentations of interest include: one on hair disorders; one on hair transplants; one on telogen effluvium; and one on cicatricial alopecias. Several of the laser light therapy related presentations will hopefully also discuss their increase use for regrowing scalp hair. Like FDA cleared devices such as the HairMax Lasercomb for example.