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Session Information

FRM F097 - Hair Disease & the African American Patient

Open admission to eligible categories, no tuition or ticket


Date: Sunday, March 03

CME Credits: 2.00

Location: Room A104/105

Time: 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Director: Diane M. Jackson-Richards, MD, FAAD


  • Raechele Cochran Gathers, MD, FAAD - Handout
  • Amy J. McMichael, MD, FAAD
  • Michele R. Verschoore, MD

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

  • Identify some of the unique structural characteristics of African American hair
  • Describe common hair styling practices among African Americans
  • Identify the more common hair and scalp disorders among African Americans and discuss effective treatments

This session will familiarize the participant with unique characteristics of African American hair and identify common hair styling practices. The more common hair and scalp disorders seen in African Americans will be discussed along with suggestions for treatment and management. Common disorders to be discussed will include traction alopecia, central centrifugal cicatricial alopecia, acne keloidalis, tinea capitis and seborrheic dermatitis. Suggestions for successful treatment of these and other disorders will be given.


Sunday, March 03
3:30 PMIntroduction / Dr. Jackson-Richards
3:35 PMMorphology and Structure of African American Hair / Dr. Verschoore
4:10 PMCommon Inflammatory Scalp Disorders / Dr. Jackson-Richards
4:30 PMHair Styling Practices / Dr. Gathers
5:00 PMScarring Alopecias / Dr. McMichael