Society & International Meetings: The North American Hair Research Society (NAHRS) meets twice yearly at the annual meetings of the American Academy of Dermatology and the Society for Investigative Dermatology.
At the NAHRS meeting associated with the AAD, one or two keynote speakers present their work on hair-associated topics at the annual luncheon, traditionally held on Mondays or Fridays from noon-2 pm. This is a time to meet with colleagues and exchange ideas for future collaboration, especially in the clinical research realm.
At the NAHRS annual meeting associated with the SID, generally held on Friday evening, a keynote speaker will give a lecture and individual short presentations will be given as well, primarily by NAHRS members. This meeting will emphasize cutting edge research on basic hair biology and on hair and scalp disorders and provide a forum for an active exchange of ideas. The goal of this meeting is to provide a relatively informal setting for presentation of data and exchange of ideas. This meeting is also where official NAHRS business takes place including election of officers and Board members.
The NAHRS also interfaces with other international hair research societies (e.g., European, Australasian, Korean, Japanese, and Indian Hair Research Societies) and organizes the World Congress for Hair Research every one to three years on a rotating basis. This is the largest and most respected hair research meeting in the scientific community, with proceedings subsequently published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology.
World congresses for hair research meetings have been held in Brussels (1995), Washington DC (1998), Tokyo (2001), Berlin (2004), Vancouver, BC (2007), Cairns (2010), and Edinburgh (2013).