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Wednesday 14th June

Day 1

08:30 - 18:00

Registration open

11:00 - 11:30

Opening Ceremony

Welcome to Sheffield. 

Chairs: Andrew Messenger, Claire Higgins 

11:30 - 13:00

Plenary Session: Alopecia Areata

Chair: Marta Bertolini

Co-Chair: Ahmed Kazmi

Invited speaker: Kevin McElwee, United Kingdom

Talk title: Understanding alopecia areata: how far we have come and where do we go from here

Speaker: Huw Rees, Australia

T1: Preliminary results from Global Registry of Alopecia Areata Disease Severity and Treatment Safety (GRASS) International: Treatment patterns and adverse events

Speaker: Buket Basmanav, Germany

T2: Clinical and etiological basis of comorbidities and therapy response in alopecia areata

Speaker: Madoc Dawson, United Kingdom

T3: Evidence of deregulated linoleic acid metabolism and fructose-induced tissue hyperuricemia in Alopecia Areata: A role for endothelial damage?

Speaker: Lidia Rudnicka, Poland

T4: Integrated safety analysis of ritlecitinib for the treatment of alopecia areata (AA) from the phase 2 and phase 3 ALLEGRO clinical trial program

Invited speaker: Yuval Ramot, Israel

Talk title: The Jak inhibitor landscape in alopecia areata

13:00 - 14:00

Lunch Symposium in The Diamond

Sponsored by Vichy

14:00 - 15:15

Topical Session: Hair Loss Genetic and Acquired

Chair: Kathrin Hillmann

Co-Chair: Nikolaos Pantelireis

Invited Speaker: Nikolas Georgopoulos, United Kingdom

Talk title: Prevention of chemotherapy induced alopecia by scalp cooling: from mechanisms of cyto-protection to design of novel cooling-based interventions

Speaker: Ahmed Kazmi, Australia

T5: Switching between Janus kinase inhibitors in alopecia areata: a review of clinical response

Speaker: Nicole Cesarato, Germany

T6: Short anagen hair syndrome: Association with mono- and biallelic variants in WNT10A and a shared genetic etiology with male pattern hair loss

Speaker: Leila Asfour, United Kingdom

T7: The use of systemic minoxidil in a paediatric population: A review of 368 children with a variety of hair disorders

Invited Speaker: Regina Betz, Germany

Talk title: Genetics of Hair Loss and other hair abnormalities

15:15 - 15:45


15:45 - 16:15

Poster Session (even numbers)

16:15 - 17:15

Topical Session: Psychology of Alopecia     

Chair: Matt Harries

Co-Chair: Monisha Madhumita

Invited Speaker: Kerry Montgomery, United Kingdom

Talk title: The psychology of alopecia: bridging the gap between research and practice

Speaker: Gabriella Daniels, United Kingdom

T8: Hair ageing in Black women (age>59): impact on personal and social identity and subjective wellbeing

Speaker: Fabio Zucchelli, United Kingdom

T9: The psychosocial impact of alopecia areata on men: A qualitative investigation

Invited SpeakerYuliya Ovcharenko, Ukraine

Talk title: Psychotrichological approach in the management of patients with hair dieseases 

17:15 - 18:00

Clinical Keynote

Chair: Andrew Messenger

Speaker: Ncoza Dlova, South Africa

Talk title: Lichen Planopilaris in South African Blacks: A Perplexing Dilemma

18:00 - 20:00

Welcome reception at Winter Gardens

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