EHRS Meeting: Saturday Sept. 16, 2000

Morning sessions

Meet the experts at the microscope

8.00 - 9.30 Course 1: Morphology of hair in inbred mouse mutants
J.P. Sundberg, Bar Harbor, Maine, USA (C 1)
8.00 - 9.30 Course 2: Histology of the murine hair cycle
R. Paus, Hamburg, Germany
S. Müller-Röver, London, UK (C 2)


9.30 - 9.40 R. Happle, President of the EHRS
John Ebling Lecture

U. Blume-Peytavi, Berlin, Germany
V. Randall, Bradford, UK

9.40 - 10.20 Events during skin appendage development
C.-M. Chuong, Los Angeles, USA (L 1)

Free communications, part I

10.20 - 10.35

Mechanisms of action of minoxidil as a hair growth stimulator: Open questions, hypothetical concepts
R. Paus, Hamburg, Germany (F 1)

10.35 - 10.45

A comparison of two rodent models for the assessment of potassium channel openers on hair growth in vivo.
G.C. Davies, Y.C. Chen, M.J. Thornton, V. A. Randall, Bradford, UK (F 2)

10.45 - 10.55

Patterns of creb and phospo-creb expression during murine hair follicle development and cycling
F. Ahmed, S. Müller-Röver, J. Bull, C. Chronnell, M. Philpott, I. A. McKay, London, UK (F 3)

10.55 - 11.05

Neurotransmitters, neuropeptides and neurotrophins as regulators of murine hair follicle morphogenesis and cycling
1E.M.J. Peters, 2V.A. Botchkarev, 2N. Botchkarev, 1R. Paus, 1Hamburg, Germany; 2Boston, USA (F 4)

11.05 - 11.15

Cathepsin l is important for catagen progression, entry into anagen and the formation of the inner root sheath and telogen club hair
1D.J. Tobin, 2K. Foitzik, 2L. Mecklenburg, 4T. Reinheckel, 3V.A. Botchkarev, 4C. Peters, 2R. Paus, 1Bradford, UK; 2Hamburg, 4Freiburg, Germany; 3Boston, USA (F 5)

11.15 - 11.25 Circadian clock genes are expressed in human hair follicles
M. Akram, S. Müller-Röver, J. Bull, C. Chronnell, I. McKay, M. Philpott, London, UK (F 6)
Lunch sessions / lunch / Commercial exhibition / Poster viewing
11.30 - 13.00
A practical approach to hirsutism
F. Camacho, Seville, Spain (LS 1)
11.30 - 13.00
Management of diffuse hair loss in women
H. Rushton, London, UK
(LS 2)
11.30 - 13.00

The child with funny hair
R. Sinclair, Melbourne, Australia (LS 3)

Satellite symposium: Today's role of topical minoxidil in hair loss therapy
11.30 - 11.45 Minoxidil, the story of an adverse effect that became a new indication
D. Whiting, Dallas, USA (S 10)
11.45 - 12.20 Topical minoxidil solution 5% in the treatment of androgenetic alopecia in males
H. Wolff, Munich, Germany (S 11)
12.20 - 12.50 Clinical update on use of topical minoxidil solution
R.J. Trancik, Bridgewater, USA (S 12)
12.50 - 13.00


Free communications, part II


M. Philpott, London, UK
P. Freyschmidt-Paul, Marburg, Germany

13.00 - 13.10 Steroid sulfatase is primarily expressed within the dermal papilla of human hair follicles: a new pharmaceutical target for the treatment of androgenetic alopecia?
1S. Niiyama, 2A. Rot, 2A. Billich, 1R. Hoffmann, 1Marburg, Germany; 2 Vienna, Austria (F 7)
13.10 - 13.20 Histology and hormonal activity in senescent thinning in males
1V.H. Price, 2M.E. Sawaya, 3J. Headington, 4M.K. Kibarian, 1San Francisco, 2Miami, 3Ann Arbor, 4Washington, USA (F 8)
13.20 - 13.30 Postmenopausal frontal fibrosing alopecia: 20 cases
V. Vaisse, B. Matard, P. Assouly, C. Jouannique, P. Reygagne, Paris, France (F 9)
13.30 - 13.40

Expression of pro-opiomelanocortin-derived peptides in hair follicle melanocytes is inversely correlated with pigmentation level
S. Kauser, K.U. Schallreuter, A.J. Thody, D.J. Tobin, Bradford, UK (F 10)

13.40 - 13.50 Red scalp syndrome
R. Grimalt, L. Lacueva, G. Hausmann, J. Ferrando, Barcelona, Spain (F 11)
13.50 - 14.00 Histopathology features of a canine syndrome characterised by alopecia and abnormality of steroidogenesis
1,2R. Cerundolo, 2D.H. Lloyd, 3J.R. Rest, 1Naples, Italy; 2 London, 3Cambridge, UK (F 12)

14.00 - 14.10

Defolliculated: A hair cycle mouse mutant which loses its pelage follicles completely
1R.M. Porter, 2J. Reichelt, 1D.P. Lunny, 1E.B. Lane, 3C.A.B. Jahoda ,2T. M. Magin, 1Dundee, 3Durham, UK; 2Bonn, Germany (F 13)

14.10 - 14.40

Coffee Break / Commercial exhibition / Poster viewing

Trends in alopecia areata and hair follicle immunology
Chairpersons: K. McElwee, Marburg, Germany
14.40 - 15.15 Introductory lecture: The role of T and dendritic cells in autoimmunity
M. Zöller, Heidelberg, Germany (L 2)
15.15 - 15.25

Interleukin-1 gene cluster polymorphisms in alopecia areata: strong association of IL-1RN and IL-1L1 genotypes with severe disease an early age at onset
R. Tazi Ahnini, A.J.G. McDonagh, A. Cox, F.S. di Giovine, A. Messenger, P. Dimitropoulou, G.W. Duff, M.J. Cork, Sheffield, UK (F 14)

15.25 - 15.35 Alopecia areata-like hair loss in C3H/HeJ mice: a complex polygenic autoimmune disease
1J.P. Sundberg, 2E. Levin, 2K.McElwee, 3L.E. King, 1G. Cox, 1G. Churchill, 1Bar Harbor, 3Nashville, USA; 2Marburg, Germany (F 15)
15.35 - 15.45 The role of FAS and FAS ligand in alopecia areata of C3H/HeJ mice
1P. Freyschmidt-Paul, 1K.McElwee, 2V. Botchkarev, 3J.P. Sundberg, 1R. Happle, 1R. Hoffmann, 1Marburg, Germany; 2Boston, 3Bar Harbor, USA (F 16)
15.45 - 15.55 Characterizing C3H/HeJ mice with apparent resistance to alopecia areata onset
1K.J. McElwee, 2M. Zöller, 1E. Wenzel, 1P. Freyschmidt-Paul, 3J.P. Sundberg, 1R. Hoffmann, 1Marburg, 2Heidelberg, Germany; 3Bar Harbor, USA (F 17)
15.55 - 16.05 Passive transfer of IgG from horses with alopecia areata-like hair loss
1S.H. Gardner, 2T. Olivry, 1N.J. Lindsey, and 1D.J. Tobin,
1Bradford, UK; 2Raleigh, USA (F 18)
16.05 - 16.40

Closing lecture: Treatment of autoimmunity: Future perspectives
T. Luger, Münster, Germany (L 3)

Poster session (for details see poster presentation list) / Coffee / Commercial exhibition

16.45 - 18.15

General assembly of the EHRS


For members of the EHRS.
Guided tours


All tours will start in front of the “Stadthalle”. Small groups will walk through old Marburg with its little streets and walkways, ancient churches and its old market place. All tours will end at the Castle of Marburg.
Social gathering


Fürstensaal, Castle of Marburg

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