London in the UK. This has enhanced new research projects such as the genetics of frontal fibrosing alopecia (awaiting publication), the current frequency of the different subtypes of alopecia in daily practice (awaiting publication), the role of microbiome in folliculitis decalvans and alopecia areata (ongoing), etc. This latter project has recently received one of the EADV PPRC grants. European research network Taking into account the increasing interest in hair research in Europe and the high level of some European hair research groups, we would strongly support the creation of a European research network in hair disorders. This would improve the multidisciplinary collaboration between centres. In fact, we are currently working on this idea in the European Hair Research Society (presided by Dr Bianca M Piraccini from Bologna, Italy). Hopefully, in a few years this European network could be up and running. We are sure that this would help to maintain the research excellence of the European dermatologists working on hair disorders. Key events in 2019 Next year, two indispensable events related to hair research will be held in Spain: the World Congress for Hair Research (24-27 April 2019 in Sitges), and the EADV Congress (9-13 October 2019 in Madrid). We encourage all dermatologists interested in hair research to attend these meetings. These will be not only excellent meeting points to share the latest developments, but also a perfect scenario to advance in the creation of
this European research network in hair disorders. In conclusion, the European research groups in hair disorders have achieved, in my opinion, world leadership in many fields - cicatricial alopecias, trichoscopy, genetics, etc - and this is probably just the beginning, as there are interesting ongoing projects that will be concluded in the next two-to-three years. We believe that the creation of a European research network in hair disorders will ease the collaboration between centres. l Sergio Vañó Galván MD PhD Dermatologist, Head of Trichology Unit & Clinical Research Co-ordinator, Hospital Ramon y Cajal, Madrid, Spain. Director of Trichology Unit of the Grupo Pedro Jaen Clinic, Madrid, Spain Board member, European Hair Research Society Professor, University of Alcala, Madrid Email: email@example.com Twitter: @SergioVanoG References: 1. Vañó-Galván S, Molina-Ruiz AM, Serrano-Falcón C, Arias- Santiago S, Rodrigues-Barata AR, Garnacho-Saucedo G, et al. Frontal fibrosing alopecia: A multicenter review of 355 patients. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2014;70:670-8 2. Moreno-Arrones OM, Saceda-Corralo D, Rodrigues-Barata AR, Castellanos-González M, Pugnaire MA, Grimalt R, Hermosa- Gelbard A, Bernárdez C, Molina-Ruiz AM, Ormaechea-Pérez N, Fernández-Crehuet P, Vaño-Galván S. Risk factors associated with frontal fibrosing alopecia: a multicentre case-control study. Clin Exp Dermatol. 2018 Sep 26. doi: 10.1111/ced.13785. 3. Saceda-Corralo D, Moreno-Arrones ÓM, Fonda-Pascual P, Pindado-Ortega C, Buendía-Castaño D, Alegre-Sánchez A, Segurado-Miravalles G, Rodrigues-Barata AR, Jaén-Olasolo P, Vaño-Galván S. Development and validation of the Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia Severity Score. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2018 Mar;78(3):522-529. 4. Vañó-Galván S, Molina-Ruiz AM, Fernández-Crehuet P, Rodrigues-Barata AR, Arias-Santiago S, Serrano-Falcón C, et al. Folliculitis decalvans: A multicentre review of 82 patients. J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol. 2015;29:1750-7 5. Miguel-Gómez L, Rodrigues-Barata AR, Molina-Ruiz A, Martorell-Calatayud A, Fernández-Crehuet P, Grimalt R, Barco SPEAKERS 750 + #EADV2019
D, Arias-Santiago S, Serrano-Falcón C, Camacho FM, Saceda- Corralo D, Jaén-Olasolo P, Vañó-Galván S. Folliculitis decalvans: Effectiveness of therapies and prognostic factors in a multicenter series of 60 patients with long-term follow-up. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2018 Nov;79(5):878-883. 6. Vañó-Galván S, Hermosa-Gelbard Á, Sánchez-Neila N, Miguel- Gómez L, Saceda-Corralo D, Rodrigues-Barata R, et al. Pulse corticosteroid therapy with oral dexamethasone for the treatment of adult alopecia totalis and universalis. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2016;74:1005-7 7. Vañó-Galván S, Fernández-Crehuet P, Grimalt R, Garcia- Hernandez MJ, Rodrigues-Barata R, Arias-Santiago S, Molina- Ruiz A, Garcia-Lora E, Dominguez-Cruz J, Brugues A, Ferrando J, Serrano-Falcón C, Serrano S, Paoli J, Camacho F. Alopecia areata totalis and universalis: a multicenter review of 132 patients in Spain. J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol. 2017 Mar;31(3):550-556. 8. Saceda-Corralo D, Grimalt R, Fernández-Crehuet P, Clemente A, Bernárdez C, García-Hernandez MJ, Arias-Santiago S, Rodrigues-Barata AR, Rodríguez-Pichardo A, García-Lora E, Jaén P, Camacho FM, Vañó-Galván S. Beard alopecia areata: a multicentre review of 55 patients. J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol. 2017 Jan;31(1):187-192. 28 EADV CONGRESS 9-13 OCTOBER 2019 Madrid, Spain th www.eadvmadrid2019.org COUNTRIES 100 + EXHIBITORS 170 +
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