Title: 2018 American Hair Research Summit (2018AHRS)
Dates: May 14-16, 2018
Venue: Rosen Shingle Creek Resort, 9939 Universal Blvd, Orlando, FL 32819, USA
Organizer: American Hair Research Society – the former North American Hair Research Society
Official Language: English

Convenient: The perfect dates, the perfect location, the perfect venue!  The 2018AHRS was scheduled to immediately precede the 2018 International Investigative Dermatology (IID) Meeting. The 2018AHRS ends on Wednesday by noon and the IID begins Wednesday evening. This easy flow makes it convenient for those who plan to stay on to attend the IID. Please note: There will be a separate registration for the IID meeting.

The location of Orlando is easy for international access. It is located in the southern section of United States making it convenient for both North Americans and Central & South American colleagues. Orlando climate is pleasant, and the venue of Rosen Shingle Creek Resort is beautiful, modern, accommodating, and only a 15-minutes taxi ride from Orlando International Airport (MCO).

Conference Purpose: The goal of the Summit is to offer a comprehensive regional hair research meeting to present new research, share experiences, and discuss new directions for the advancement of knowledge in hair growth, hair and scalp disease, and clinical care.

Conference Logo: Symbolic of two halves coming together around hair research. Triangles reference a summit, and attendees sharing their highest achievements for the greatest impact.

Planning & Fundraising Committee
Co-Chair & Scientific Lead: Angela Christiano, PhD, Columbia University
Co-Chair & Fundraising Lead: Wilma F. Bergfeld, MD, Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Co-Chair: Maria K. Hordinsky, MD, University of Minnesota
Co-Chair: Antonella Tosti, MD, University of Miami
Daniel Asz-Sigall, MD, Mexico
Valerie Callender, MD, Howard University
George Cotsarelis, MD, University of Pennsylvania
Dirk M. Elston, MD, Medical University of South Carolina
Luis Garza, MD, PhD, Johns Hopkins University
Valerie Horsley, PhD, Yale University
Julian Mackay-Wiggan, MD, MS, Columbia University
Amy McMichael, MD, Wake Forest Baptist Health
Elise Olsen, MD, Duke University
Michael Rendl, MD, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Ricardo Romiti, MD, PhD, University of São Paulo
Maryanne M. Senna, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard
Jerry Shapiro, MD, New York University
John Sundberg, DVM, PhD, Jackson Laboratory
Ken Washenik, MD, PhD, New York University/Bosley

Meeting Secretariat
(North) American Hair Research Society
303 West State Street, Geneva, Illinois, 60134, USA
Tel: 1-630-578-3991; Fax: 1-630-262-1520

Victoria Ceh, MPA, Executive Director & Program Manager
Kimberly Miller, Lead Registrar & Headquarters Manager
Melanie Stancampiano, Project Manager
Jule Uddfolk, CMP, Meeting & Exhibits Manager
Katie Masini, Registrar
Sue Reed, Registrar
Jeffrey Miller, Registrar & Technical Support

Target Audience: Who will benefit from attending?

  • Hair Biologists
  • Dermatologists
  • Cosmetic Scientists
  • Hair Transplant Surgeons
  • Physicians with an interest in hair research who are new to the field
  • Industry involved in hair research with products relating to the treatment of hair and scalp disorders, hair loss, hair health, etc.
  • Residents, fellows, medical students with an interest in hair research and/or hair loss

The meeting is not sanctioned for CME PRA Category 1 Credits.  However, the meeting will comply as much as possible with the policies and best practices of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education.  All individuals in a position to control the content of the activity, including speakers and authors, moderators, and planning committee members, will properly disclosure relevant financial relationships with any commercial interests pertinent to their talk or the subject of the meeting.

A certificate of attendance suitable for framing will be provided to all delegates.

Official Language
The official language of the meeting is English. Simultaneous interpretation will not be available.

Orlando’s weather in May is warm and humid. The average maximum daytime temperature in the month of May in Orlando is a steamy 31°C, about 88°F, while the average minimum temperature is still a pleasant 18°C, about 65°F. On average, there will be 10 hours of sunshine per day.

 Meeting Attire
The attire for the educational sessions and social events is business.

Persons with Disabilities
The AHRS fully complies with the legal requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the rules and regulations thereof. If any participant in this educational activity is in need of support services, please notify the AHRS headquarters office at 1-630-578-3991 or info@nahrs.org as soon as possible, and preferably before April 1, 2018.