In 2021, the World Congress of Hair Research returns to Australia and there has never been a more exciting time to be a hair researcher. Discoveries in genetics, molecular biology and immunology have translated into new treatments of alopecia areata, androgenetic alopecia, cicatricial alopecia and hirsutism. Held every two years, the World Congress of Hair Research remains the premier event on the international hair research calendar. It is the place to come to hear about new knowledge and emerging treatments.
Since the inaugural Tricontinental meeting in Brussels in 1993, the scope, size and quality of the meetings have increased as new member societies have joined. In 2021 the International Federation for Hair Research Societies will welcome three new member societies: the Chinese Hair Research Society, The Russian Hair Research Society ad the Ukranian Hair Research Society. Each society promises to bring new talents, new energy and new endeavour to our search for the answers to fundamental questions of hair biology as well as the diagnosis and treatment of hair disease.
Basic science and clinical topics will be showcased in the form of workshops, plenary lectures, satellite sessions and poster presentations.
Sessions will be devoted to:
- Male and Female Pattern Hair Loss
- Alopecia Areata
- Cicatricial Alopecia
- Hair Structure, Function and Shine
- Lasers: Hair Removal and Hair Growth
- Emerging Therapies
- Complex Clinical Cases
- Hair Follicle Immunology
- Gene Discovery and Gene Therapy
- Morphogenesis, Neogenesis and Tissue Engineering
- Stem Cells and Stem Cell Niches
- Comparative Biology and Wool Science
Melbourne is regularly given the title as the world’s most liveable city and will soon be Australia’s largest city. It is vibrant, cosmopolitan and safe. April, in autumn, is the best time to see Melbourne, with average temperatures of 21 degrees Celsius (63°F), low humidity and an overnight minimum of 12 degrees (54°F).
I warmly welcome you to Melbourne and hope you join us at the World Congress for Hair Research in 2021.
Professor Rod Sinclair
WCHR 2021 Chair
Congress Commences in...