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Cicatricial Alopecia Research Symposium 2011: Lipids, Inflammation and Stem Cells

Thursday, October 27, 2011 - Friday, October 28, 2011
Bethesda, MD

The goals of the 2011 symposium are to: 1) provide a forum that facilitates discussion among scientists and clinicians regarding emerging areas of research and technologies applicable to cicatricial alopecia; 2) disseminate the research and clinical progress that has been made in the last five years, 3) foster collaborations among scientists and clinicians in cicatricial alopecia and related fields; 4) encourage the cross-fertilization of disciplines to stimulate new ideas and unique research approaches; 5) propose novel ways of solving current problems in cicatricial alopecia; and 6) contribute to the development of new investigators, particularly M.D. and Ph.D. students, residents and post-doctoral fellows including members of racial/ethnic minority groups. The symposium will facilitate the exchange of ideas and information between laboratory and clinical researchers to accelerate the translation of basic scientific discoveries into clinical applications.

Theresa Smith, NIAMS (301) 435-5595

Co-funding Institute(s):
National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
Office of Rare Diseases Research

From the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences

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