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18 December 2009
Welcome to our December e.Newsletter to keep you up to date with all the developments in the lead up to the 6th World Congress for Hair Research to be held in Cairns from 16-19 June 2010.

The Congress is hosted by the Australasian Wool and Hair Research Society (AWHRS) with participation from the North American Hair Research Society, Japanese Hair Research Society, European Society for Hair Research, and the Korean Society for Hair Research and delegates from all sectors of the globe. This Congress is only held once every three years and brings together the very "best of the best" from all over the world.

We invite you to visit the Congress website www.hair2010.org to register online and obtain further information on the scientific program and timetable, travel and tours, etc.

We look forward to welcoming you to Tropical North Queensland in 2010 to participate in what promises to be a truly memorable Congress experience and take this opportunity to wish you a happy festive season and all the best for 2010.

Keynote Lectures

The Congress Program will feature lectures from an impressive list of international and local leaders in the field of hair research, including:

  • Nobel Laureate, Professor Peter Doherty, University of Melbourne
  • Professor George Cotsarelis, University of Pennysylvania
  • Professor Seong-Jin Kim, Gachon University of Medicine and Science
  • Professor Ralf Paus, University of Manchester
  • Professor Rod Sinclair, University of Melbourne
  • Dr. Yutaka Shimomura, Niigata University School of Medicine

Oral Presentations

Apart from the Keynote Lecturers listed above, all other speakers will be selected from the abstracts submitted for Oral Presentations. We therefore encourage you to submit an abstract for an oral presentation if you are interested in presenting a paper at the Congress.

The abstract submission deadline is 1 February 2010

Call for Abstracts

Abstract Closing date 1st February 2009 – don’t miss out

Authors are invited to submit abstracts for Oral and Poster presentations at the 6th World Congress for Hair Research.

The sessions will be devoted to:

  • Morphogenesis, Neogenesis and Tissue Engineering
  • Genetics and Genodermatoses
  • Structure, Biology and Hair Curl, Colour and Lustre
  • Stem Cells, Stem Cell Niches and Cicatrical Alopecia
  • Hormones, Hair Growth and Pattern Hair Loss
  • Comparative Biology and Transgenic Models
  • Immunobiology, Alopecia Areata
  • Emerging Technologies and Therapies

On-line submission is the only method of receipt of abstracts. Please visit the Congress website www.hair2010.org for more information regarding the abstract topics, format and guidelines. Submission must be lodged no later than Monday, 1 February 2010.

Sponsorship and Exhibition

We are very grateful to the following sponsors who have confirmed their support for the Congress:

  • Johnson & Johnson – Platinum Sponsor
  • Kao Corporation – Bronze Sponsor
  • Australian Hair and Scalp Foundation – Bronze Sponsor
  • Cicatricial Alopecia Research Foundation – Sponsored Symposium
  • Hair DX – Sponsored Symposium
  • Proctor & Gamble – Sponsored Symposium
  • National Alopecia Areata Foundation – Sponsored Symposium
  • Aderans – details to be confirmed

Several opportunities to participate as either a sponsor or exhibitor are still available and we invite you to contact gc@icms.com.au for further information.

Congress Organiser

icms ICMS Pty Ltd
84 Queensbridge Street
Phone: +61 3 9682 0244
Fax: +61 3 9682 0288
Southbank, VIC 3006,
Email: hair2010@icms.com.au
Website: www.hair2010.org



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Congress Organiser: ICMS Pty Ltd, 84 Queensbridge Street, Southbank, Victoria 3006, Australia
Email: hair2010@icms.com.au | Telephone:+61 2 9290 3366 | Fax:+61 2 9475 0364
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