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Session Information

CRS C025 - Updates in Hair Disorders

Tuition fee and ticket required for admission


Date: Monday, March 04

CME Credits: 3.00

Location: Room A208/209

Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Director: Amy J. McMichael, MD, FAAD


  • Andrew F. Alexis, MD, FAAD
  • Daniela Araucaria Guzman Sanchez, MD
  • Maria K. Hordinsky, MD, FAAD
  • Leonard C. Sperling, MD, FAAD

Learning Objectives:
Following this course, the attendee should be able to:

  • Diagnose hair, scalp, and nail diseases more effectively with emphasis on new data for common disorders and dermatopathologic-clinical correlation.
  • Categorize different forms of alopecia by pathologic criteria
  • Develop a therapeutic ladder of treatment of scalp and hair disorders

This session will review updates for the most common forms of hair loss. Etiology, mechanism, and treatment will be discussed for female pattern hair loss, alopecia areata, hair disorders in men, and hair and scalp disorders in patients of color. Updates in scarring hair loss will be discussed including: central centrifugal cicatricial alopecia and traction alopecia. Topical, oral, and laser treatment modalities will be compared. New medication and device treatment trials will be discussed including updates for existing oral medications. Dermatopathology updates in alopecia will be discussed with tips on the histologic approach to differential diagnosis of alopecia.


  • Hair Diseases:Medical, Surgical, and Cosmetic Treatments, edited by McMichael AJ and Hordinsky M, New York:Informa USA, 2008.
  • An Atlas of Hair Pathology with Clinical Correlations, edited by Sperling LC, Cowper S, Knopp E, New York:Informa Healthcare 2012


Monday, March 04
2:00 PMIntroduction / Dr. McMichael
2:05 PMUpdates in Female Pattern Hair Loss / Dr. Guzman-Sanchez
2:35 PMUpdates in Alopecia Areata / Dr. Hordinsky
3:05 PMUpdates in Dermatopathologic Diagnosis of Alopecia / Dr. Sperling
3:35 PMUpdates in Hair Loss In African American Patients / Dr. McMichael
4:05 PMHair and Scalp Disorders in Men / Dr. Alexis
4:35 PMQuestions and Answers / All faculty