I have covered most of the World Congress for Hair Research events since starting this blog in 2013. The 8th World Congress for Hair Research 2014 (WCHR2014) will take place in South Korea from May 14th through May 17th of this year.
After the US, South Korea is probably the world’s second most interesting country when it comes to hair loss cure and treatment related research and development. Make sure to check out my page on hair loss research around the world. In third place is Japan, which is home to Shiseido (the manufacturer of Adenosine based Adenovital shampoo).
8th World Congress for Hair Research
The full program and schedule can be found on this page:
This list confirms my feeling that a disproportionate portion of the world’s hair loss related research is now occurring in Asia. The enigma that is Dr. Nigam has two abstracts accepted and will be presenting the one titled “Application of Tissue Engineering in Hair Transplant to Reduce and/or Eliminate post Follicular Unit Hair Transplant Micro Scaring or White Dots at Donor Scalp.”
Too bad that he will not present the other abstract that he submitted on donor doubling, as that is definitely the one that is more interesting to most of us. Nevertheless, scarless FUE would be ground breaking too.
The list of invited speakers is also dominated by Asian researchers:
I am surprised that Dr. Takashi Tsuji and Dr. Sung-Jan Lin are not on the list of invited speakers. The most well known western researchers such as Angela Christiano, George Cotsarelis, Colin Jahoda and Kevin McElwee are all invited. Ken Washenik is a notable absentee from the invite list.