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FRM F138 - Update on Alopecia Areata

Open admission to eligible categories, no tuition or ticket


Date: Tuesday, March 05

CME Credits: 2.00

Location: Room A204/205

Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Director: Elise A. Olsen, MD, FAAD


  • Jerry Shapiro, MD, FAAD

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

  • 1. Discuss the most recent information on the etiology of alopecia areata.
  • 2. Use microscopic evaluation of hair bulbs obtained by hair pull, dermoscopic evaluation of the scalp and scalp biopsy to help make the diagnosis.
  • 3. Summarize the many effective treatments available for the various subtypes of alopecia areata.

This forum is one of an annual series covering an update on various hair loss conditions. This year we will once again focus on alopecia areata. We will cover new information on the etiology as well as educate the attendee on how to use clinical findings, the microscopic hair examination, dermoscopic examination of the scalp, and scalp biopsy to help make the diagnosis of alopecia areata. We will also present a practical and thorough review of therapeutic options and camouflage techniques for alopecia areata.


Tuesday, March 05
10:00 AMDiagnosis Of Alopecia Areata / Dr. Olsen
10:20 AMEtiological Factors In Alopecia / Dr. Shapiro
10:40 AMSkin Directed Therapy, Part I (Steroids, Minoxidil) / Dr. Olsen
11:00 AMSkin Directed Therapy, Part II (Anthralin, Sensitizers, Newer Agents, Camouflage Methods) / Dr. Shapiro
11:20 AMSystemic Agents / Dr. Olsen
11:40 AMCase Presentations And Discussion / All faculty