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eNews Issue 4


Welcome to the next edition of our e-Newsletter bringing you the latest news on the  6th World Congress for Hair Research in Cairns from 16-19 June 2010.

The momentum for the Congress is building and our next milestone is the Early Bird Registration Deadline.  We encourage you to register online via www.hair2010.org to take advantage of the reduced rate.

31 March 2010 – don’t miss out!

Our Scientific Program Committee has been hard at work finalising the Congress program now that the abstract submissions have been reviewed and allocated.  We are very pleased with the outcome and confident that we will deliver a stimulating and informative program in Cairns.  Please visit the website to view the Program Timetable.

We have also put together an exciting and entertaining social program to complement the scientific program and have included details on the social functions below for your reference.  You will also find below additional information regarding two of our Pre Congress Symposia.

I trust you have got your travel plans well underway and look forward to meeting you in Cairns this June.

Warm regards,

Rod Sinclair - HAIR2010 Convenor
Professor of Dermatology,
University of Melbourne & St Vincent’s Hospital

Please visit www.hair2010.org to register online

Wednesday, 16 June 2010 – 11:00-12:00

Chair:  Vera Price
Co-Chairs:       Rod Sinclair and Kurt Stenn

Symposium Topics:
Stem cells, environmental factors and lipid metabolism in cicatricial  alopecia: a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma
Speaker:  Dr Pratima Karnik

Possible pathogenic factors in primary cicatricial alopecia: new lessons from lichen planopilaris
Speaker:  Dr Matthew Harries

Treatment of lichen planopilaris with hydroxychloroquine and mycophenolate  mofetil: lichen planopilaris activity index (LPPAI) scoring system
Speaker:  Dr Vera Price

Wednesday, 16 June 2010 – 13:34-14:45

Symposium Topics:
The hair cuticle and cornified membranes: Some knowns and unknowns
Professor George E. Rogers, Adelaide University,  Australia

A scan for genetic determinants of human hair morphology with genome-wide SNP database: Association of a nonsynonymous SNP in EDAR with Asian hair thickness and its evolution
Dr. Akihiro Fujimoto, RIKEN, Tokyo, Japan


Welcome Reception
Wednesday, 20 June 2010
Cairns Convention Centre

The Congress Welcome Reception will be held in the Exhibition Hall at the Cairns Convention Centre directly after the Congress Opening Ceremony.  All delegates are invited to attend this function to network with friends and colleagues and enjoy a taste of Australiana and perhaps come face-to-face with some of Australia’s remarkable wildlife.

Congress Dinner
Friday, 19 June 2010
Rainforestation Nature Park

The Congress Dinner at the Award Winning Rainforestation Nature Park in Kuranda promises to be the highlight of the Congress Social Program. This unique venue offers many attractions including an exciting ride on a vintage World War II Army Duck through tropical rainforest, via land and water, and tour of the Koala and Wildlife Park mingling with koalas, crocodiles and snakes. The "Aussie Bush" theme dinner will be a fun, relaxing night with a delicious buffet meal, Australian Bush Music and a good old Aussie Bush Dance.

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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