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      Trainee Travel Fellowship   06/21/2017

      The British Hair and Nail Society (BHNS) are pleased to announce the availability a Trainee Travel Fellowship Award for £750 to support dermatology trainees wishing to attend the European Hair Research Society (EHRS) Meeting in Bologna, Italy in 2018.
       
      Priority will be given to those giving oral presentations or who have posters accepted for this meeting. The abstract submission deadline is 30th March 2018.
       
      Application forms should be accompanied by a short CV, and a supporting letter from the trainee`s educational supervisor. Please send applications to rose.wilmot@nhs.net.   EHRS travel fellowship BHNS 2.docx

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  2. Update on Nail Disorders Meeting

    Photos from the 'Update on Nail Disorders' Meeting at Cheltenham, 2017
  3. Tissue and circulating microRNA co-expression analysis reveals potential involvement of miRNAs in the pathobiology of frontal fibrosing alopecia (FFA). Tziotzios C, Ainali C, Holmes S et al. JID (2017), doi: 10. 1016/j.jid.2017.06.030 MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are small, non coding RNAs that may impact protean biologic functions. This study sought to characterise miRNAs in FFA and probe disease relevance by undertaking tissue and circulating miRNA co-expression analysis in FFA cases and matched controls. They recruited seven newly diagnosed, treatment-naive FFA cases and 7 matched controls. Temporal scalp skin biopsies were obtained from all cases and controls for microarray analysis. Venous blood samples were also obtained from a separate cohort of 10 biopsy-proven, treatment naive FFA cases and 10 matched controls for circulating miRNA analysis. They constructed a co-expression network of tissue miRNAs by assessing pairwise similarity of miRNAs expressed in each group of cases and controls, calculated using the Pearson correlation coefficient (PCC). The resulting FFA network displayed 2,089 co-expressed miRNAs (nodes) with 3,009 non-duplicate interactions (edges), while for controls there were 2,100 co-expressed miRNAs (nodes) with 2,934 non-duplicate interactions (edges). For the circulating miRNA dataset, 55 miRNAs were upregulated in FFA while 11 miRNAs were downregulated compared to controls. To further evaluate differentially expressed circulating miRNAs, they were mapped within tissue-specific co-expression networks. There were 17 miRNAs common in both networks (cases and controls): 3 of these were specific to controls while 9 were representative of FFA. Of those 9 circulating miRNAs, 4 were found to be highly predictive of disease status: hsa-let-7d-5p, hsa-miR-18a-5p, has-miR-20a-5p, and hsa-miR-19a-3p. Finally, they applied GAGE analysis and found MAPK signalling, endocytosis and focal adhesion pathways to be down regulated and enriched in the networks of co-targeting genes across these 4 miRNAs. The authors concluded that these 4 circulating miRNAs were highly predictive of disease status in FFA but that further studies are required to determine mechanistic relevance. By Nicola Cooke
  4. 27th EADV Congress, Paris

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    The European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology has chosen one of the most beautiful congress cities in Europe, Paris, to host its 27th Annual Congress in 2018. All abstracts should be submitted online in English through the official Congress website. For information and questions, please refer to the Call for Abstracts page or contact EADV at abstracts@eadvcongress.org. The deadline for abstract submissions is below: Online submission of abstracts opens: 27 November 2017 Abstract submission deadline: 13 March 2018 Abstract evaluation deadline: 22 May 2018 To register: https://eadvparis2018.org/registration/
  5. Alopecia UK's Big Weekend!!

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    [Ticket Sales close: Sunday 17th September 2017]Come along to Alopecia UK's fourth 'Big Weekend' where we will have a series of events for those affected by alopecia. This year's host city is Birmingham. We have four individual events that make up the weekend and you can choose to attend either one, two, three or all four. Below you can find a brief overview of the weekend... Weekend overview: Friday EVENING: Our Exhibition Hall will be open with reception drinks and canapes. A great opportunity to meet others with alopecia in a relaxed setting (7pm - 9:30pm). Suitable for adults and older teens. We advise children to save themselves for the Saturday! Although we will do our best to put families in touch for the Friday night in case they want to go bowling or something similar. Saturday DAYTIME: A adult conference filled with talks, workshops, exhibitors and demonstrations. The focus here is very much on information sharing (9:30am - 5:30pm). We will also facilitate a Children and Teens specific event within the conference with games, a crafty area, a chill out area, and some fun workshops and speakers as well (10:30am - 4:30pm). More details will be announced over the coming months. Saturday NIGHT TIME: A great opportunity to chat with others over a buffet dinner followed by some fun and dancing! As always we will have a blue theme in honour of it being Alopecia Awareness Month so do dig out your blue dresses, suits, shirts, tops, fancy dress (?!) – anything goes! (7pm - midnight). Sunday DAYTIME: Our Sunday event is typically about doing something awareness related. This year we will be facilitating a photoshoot and video making in order to create lots of content that Alopecia UK can use for awareness both online and in Charity Resources. So we're after some models* please! This is new for 2017 and still needs developed but we would appreciate those who are comfortable being photographed getting involved. It will be a nice relaxed day and I'm sure we'll incorporate a bit of fun, with perhaps a walk through Birmingham to the infamous 'Bullring' for some extra photos (10:30am - 3pm). http://www.alopeciaonline.org.uk/big_weekend_conference_line_up.asp
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    The Annual UK Dermatology Course for Consultants Dates: 17th – 18th November 2017 Venue: Hilton Metropole Hotel, London Organisers: Conference & Event Services from the BAD Email: conference@bad.org.uk Registration for this event has now closed.
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    An Education course over 2 days based in Glasgow at the Crown Plaza Hotel. British Hair & Nail Society - Hair Educational MeetingDate: 16th - 17th March 2018Venue: Crowne Plaza Hotel, GlasgowOrganiser: Conference & Event Services from the BADEmail: conference@bad.org.uk Address Crowne Plaza Hotel Congress Road Glasgow G3 8QT Program Programme – Friday 16th March 09:30 - 10:25 Registration and Coffee 10:25 - 10:30 Welcome - Dr Susan Holmes, Glasgow 10:30 - 11:05 Clinical Assessment of Hair Loss - Dr Manjit Kaur, Birmingham 11:05 - 11:40 Lichenoid Alopecias - Dr Matt Harries, Manchester 11:40 - 12:15 Alopecia Areata - Dr Abby Macbeth, Norwich 12:15 - 12:50 Telogen Effluvium - Dr Jen Jones, London 12:50 - 14:00 Lunch 14:00 - 14:35 Male and Female Pattern Hair Loss - Dr Paul Farrant, Brighton 14:35 - 15:10 Cosmetic Management of Alopecia - Dr Vicky Joliffe, London 15:10 - 15:45 Hair Transplantation - Dr Nilofer Farjo, Manchester 15:45 - 16:10 Coffee 16:10 - 16:45 The Neutrophilic Alopecias - Dr Anita Takwale, Cheltenham 16:45 - 17:20 New Developments in Understanding Alopecia Pathogenesis - Dr Christos Tziotzios, London 17:20 Closing remarks - Dr Susan Holmes, Glasgow Programme – Saturday 17th March 09:00 - 09:15 Bus to Elizabeth University Hospital 09:30 - 10:30 Clinical Cases 10:30 - 11:00 Coffee 11:00 - 12:00 Discussion of cases 12:00 End of meeting To apply: https://www.eventsforce.net/bad/242/home If you have any questions, particularly about accommodation, please contact rose.wilmot@nhs.net Thanks, Rose
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    The 18th Annual Meeting of the European Hair Research Society will be in Bologna next year. The abstract submission deadline is the 30th March 2018. For more information about the event and how to register please visit their website: http://www.ehrs2018.org/ The BHNS is now accepting applications for a travel fellowship to attend this event in Italy. The application form for this is attached. Please email rose.wilmot@nhs.net to apply or if you need more information. EHRS travel fellowship BHNS 2.docx
  9. Minutes of Meetings

    BHNS AGM Minutes 25th May 2017 Final.docx
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    The organizing committee from The Society for Hair Science Research (SHSR) and The Japan Society of Clinical Hair Restoration (JSCHR) is pleased to invite you to the 10th World Congress for Hair Research (WCHR), which will take place from October 31 to November 3, 2017 at the Kyoto International Conference Center. It is our great honor once again to host an international hair meeting following our hosting of the very first international hair meeting in Japan as well as The 3rd Intercontinental Meeting of Hair Research Societies in Tokyo. The number and membership of hair societies is ever increasing. The 10th WCHR will bring together hair biologists, tissue engineers, dermatologists, aesthetic scientists, and hair transplantation surgeons worldwide to the historical city of Kyoto with the aim of “visiting the old, finding the new,” as a Japanese proverb says—in other words, to present new knowledge, techniques and approaches for the advancement of hair-related science, while also reviewing the past activities of hair research societies, educational lectures, and clinical case reports for new insights. The congress program will include keynote lectures, plenary and concurrent sessions, scientific posters, clinical workshops, sponsored seminars, and more. Kyoto during the Autumn is especially noteworthy for its beauty; we do hope that you will all be able to attend, not only so that you may enjoy the exciting program we have planned for you, but also so that you may have a chance to enjoy the lovely environs of this ancient city in the Fall. Website: www.congre.co.jp/wchr2017/ Below is the program (at a glance). program_at_a_glance4.pdf
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    London Dermatopathology Symposium is an international symposium dedicated to high quality teaching in the UK and abroad. With over 30 leading dermatopathologists from around the world as speakers, the 2017 symposium is set to become one of the best international symposia on dermatopathology. This symposium has been leaving its spot on international dermatopathology teaching with five successful annual symposia. Last year the symposium attracted more than 120 delegates from over 26 countries. With an impressive lineup of speakers, the 2017 symposium is set to become even bigger and we expect to attract more delegates than ever. The symposium includes the popular self-assessment session and the practical multiheader sessions. Leading speakers will be offering short courses on important areas. Check out this year’s programme to find out more about what is on offer. Website: londondermpath.com
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    The Edinburgh Dermatopathology Tutorial is an annual course designed to provide a practical approach to different topics in Dermatopathology, delivered by extensive self-study of a large and varied selection of cases using virtual glass slides. Attendees will be invited to view over 60 challenging and instructive cases ahead of the meeting using scanned virtual slides made available through a web server. The cases will be discussed at the course by our group of internationally renowned tutors. Discussion will be based around the individual diagnosis in the broader context of differential diagnosis. In a relaxed atmosphere participants will be encouraged to participate in the discussion. Electronic copies of all case discussions and lectures will be made available after the course. The course is suited to Pathologists with an interest in Dermatopathology as well as practising Dermatopathologists and Dermatologists and Pathologists in training preparing for the British Diploma, the International Board Certification and/or the American Board examination in Dermatopathology. Contact: Dr Thomas Brenn Department of Pathology, Alexander Donald Building, 1st Floor Western General Hospital, Crewe Road, Edinburgh, EH4 2XU, UK Tel: +44 (0)131 537 1957 Fax: +44 (0)131 537 3618 Email: t_brenn@yahoo.com For more information: Edinburgh Dermatopathology Tutorial ePay is the University of Edinburgh's Online Store which is used to register and pay for the tutorial. Before you can register and pay for the tutorial you need to set up an account on the University of Edinburgh's ePay system. An email will be sent to you once you have successfully registered and paid for the tutorial. If you have not received an email then your tutorial registration has not been successful. Please contact Kate Britton (k.britton@ed.ac.uk) if you have any issues with your Edinburgh Dermatopathology Tutorial registration. Dermatopathology 2017 registration is open Dates for the 2017 tutorial - 8th and 9th June 2017 Website: www.path.ed.ac.uk/teaching/edinburgh-dermatopathology-tutorial To book: www.epay.ed.ac.uk/conferences-events/college-of-medicine-and-veterinary-medicine/school-of-molecular-genetic-and-population-health-sciences/pathology/fully-booked-8th-edinburgh-dermatopathology-tutorial-2017
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    The 12th Summer Academy of Dermatopathology will be held July 3rd – 7th, 2017 at the Convention Center, Graz, Austria. The Course will feature sessions on inflammatory skin disorders with clinicopathologic correlation, melanoma and nevi, cutaneous lymphomas and pseudolymphomas, and other benign and malignant conditions of the skin. Download preliminary program here: Summer Academy of Dermatopathology 2017 preliminary programme.pdf
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    Friday, April 28 Noon - 5:00 p.m. Registration and Information Desk Open Noon - 5:00 p.m. Dermatopathology Bookstore Open 1:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. Introduction 1:15 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Group A & B: Overview David S. Cassarino, MD, PhD Southern California Permanente Medical Group 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Group A: Slide Review Cases 1-50 Group B: Clinical Review Julia Lehman, MD Mayo Clinic, Rochester 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Refreshment Break 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Group B: Slide Review Cases 1-50 Group A: Clinical Review Julia Lehman, MD Mayo Clinic, Rochester 7:30 p.m. Slide Library Opens - Open 24 hours! Saturday, April 29 7:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Registration and Information Desk Open 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. Breakfast 7:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Dermatopathology Bookstore Open 7:40 a.m. - 10:20 a.m. Lecture & Discussion (Group A & B) Introduction to Immunostaining Darius R. Mehregan, MD Pinkus Dermatopathology Lab, PC Drug Reactions Beth S. Ruben, MD Palo Alto Medical Foundation Salivary Gland Neoplasia Contemporary Classification Joaquin Garcia, MD May Clinic, Rochester Infectious Diseases Melissa P. Piliang, MD Cleveland Clinic 10:20 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. Refreshment Break 10:40 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Lecture & Discussion (Group A & B) Molecular Dermatopathology Timothy H. McCalmont, MD University of California, San Francisco Adnexal David S. Cassarino, MD, PhD Southern California Permanente Medical Group Granulomatous Disease Julia Lehman, MD Mayo Clinic, Rochester 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Lunch 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Information Desk Open 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Lecture & Discussion (Group A & B) Lymphoid Antonio Subtil, MD, MBA Yale University Mimickers of Lymphoma Jacqueline M. Junkins-Hopkins, MD Dermpath Diagnostic Ackerman Academy of Dermatopathology Hiding in Plain Sight - Invisible or Nearly Invisible Dermatopathology A. Hafeez Diwan, MD Baylor College of Medicine 4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Refreshment Break 4:30 p.m. - 7:10 p.m. Lecture & Discussion (Group A & B) Soft Tissue Tumors Karen Fritchie, MD Mayo Clinic, Rochester Alopecia Leonard C. Sperling, MD Uniformed Services University of the Health Services Laboratory Management Michael G. Hitchcock, MBChB, MBA Cutaneous Pathology PA Sunday, April 30 7:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Information Desk Open 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. Breakfast 7:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Dermatopathology Bookstore Open 8:00 a.m. - 9:50 a.m. Lecture & Discussion (Group A & B) Melanocytic Lesions Rosalie Elenitsas, MD University of Pennsylvania Nail Pathology Adam I. Rubin, MD University of Pennsylvania Bullous and Vesicular Diseases Richard Jahan-Tigh, MD University of Texas Health Science Center Houston Medical School 9:50 a.m. - 10:10 a.m. Refreshment Break 10:10 a.m. - 12:10 p.m. Lecture & Dicussion (Group A & B) Panniculitis Margot S. Peters, MD Mayo Clinic, Rochester Updates in Immunohistochemistry for Cutaneous Adnexal Tumors Doina Ivan, MD M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Spongiosis Reaction Pattern Clay J. Cockerell, MD Cockerell Dermatopathology-UTSW 12:10 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. Closing Remarks (Group A & B) More information can be found here: www.asdp.org/meetings-events/essentials-course/
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    The EADV 2017 Congress is a key event for dermatology practitioners in Europe and from around the world. Discussions include the latest technological advances in the dermatology field in lectures, workshops and other educational forums. This year the event will be held in Palexpo, Geneva. For more information and to register please visit their website: www.eadv.org/congress www.eadvgeneva2017.org
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    The European Nail Society's Annual Meeting will be held in Geneva and includes panel discussions, a keynote speaker and short presentations on the latest nail and skin research and practice. For more information about this event please visit their website: Click Here The program can be downloaded here: 2017-ens-meeting-program-final.pdf
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