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SYM S002 - Alopecia: Work-Up & Treatment

Open admission to eligible categories, no tuition or ticket


Date: Friday, March 01

CME Credits: 3.00

Location: Room B217/218

Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Director: Melissa Piliang, MD, FAAD


  • Wilma Fowler Bergfeld, MD, FAAD
  • Pratima Karnik, MD
  • Angela O. Kyei, MD, FAAD
  • Elise A. Olsen, MD, FAAD

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

  • Identify the role of androgens in scalp hair loss.
  • Evaluate alopecia patients clinically and order appropriate complementary studies.
  • Select the best treatment for an alopecia patient.

Dermatologists are the key providers for patients with alopecia and are expected to be experts in the management of alopecic disorders. This session will update the dermatologist on the clinical features, the latest diagnostic techniques, important laboratory evaluation, and the most current therapies. Special emphasis will be placed on the most current theories of pathogenesis and changes in therapeutic management.


Friday, March 01
9:00 AMIntroduction / Dr. Piliang
9:10 AMCentral centrifugal cicatricial alopecia: What can be done? / Dr. Kyei
9:35 AMAlopecia Areata - An update / Dr. Bergfeld
10:05 AMThe role of androgens in central scalp hair loss in African American women / Dr. Olsen
10:35 AMMolecular Pathogenesis of Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia / Dr. Karnik
11:05 AMSeborrheic Dermatitis - Tips and Treatments / Dr. Piliang
11:30 AMQuestions and Answers / All faculty