Join Alopecia UK's Research and Liaison Manager Julie Clayton as she is joined by guests Professor Andrew Messenger, Dr Melinda Gooderham and Dr Abby MacBeth our hour-long webinar 'Treatments and Alopecia Areata' (hosted on Zoom). This webinar is part of our 'Research Week' in Alopecia Awareness Month 2021. 

Julie, Andrew, Melinda and Abby will be exploring the following: 

- What can a GP or dermatologist offer someone with alopecia areata?

- What are the currently available treatments for alopecia areata?

- What new treatments are looking promising in clinical trials?

- Why does it take so long for new treatments to be available to UK patients on the NHS?

The ticket price for this webinar is £10, with every pound of the ticket fee helping Alopecia UK to improve the lives of those affected by alopecia through aims of Support, Awareness and Research. 

This webinar is the sixth of a series of six webinars being held in Alopecia Awareness Month 2021. We are offering half of our webinars free of charge and half for a price of £10 per person. Head back to our main Alopecia Awareness Month page to find out about all the webinars on offer this September. 

Please note: an unedited recording of this webinar will be shared with everyone who has registered for a ticket for the event and will be available for 30 days. The recording will not be available elsewhere.

Our host: 

Dr Julie Clayton

Julie is Alopecia UK's Research and Liaison Manager. Before joining Alopecia UK in February 2021, Julie had a varied background of working in autoimmunity research followed by science publishing, TV science documentaries, and work as a science journalist and editor. Julie's role at Alopecia UK brings together many of her skills in networking, stakeholder engagement, science communication, grants management and general curiosity and enthusiasm for new research ideas.

Our guests: 

Professor Andrew Messenger

Andrew is a semi-retired Consultant Dermatologist. He has had a clinical and research interest in hair for many years, including alopecia areata, female pattern hair loss and frontal fibrosing alopecia. Andrew was president of the European Hair Research Society 2004-6, of the North of England Dermatological Society 2008-9 and has been president of the Institute of Trichologists since 2009. Andrew was also Chair of the 7th World Congress for Hair Research in 2013.

Dr Melinda Gooderham

Melinda is a well-established Dermatologist and serves as a Medical Director at the SKiN Centre for Dermatology and the SKiN Research Centre. She received her MD from the University of Western Ontario in 1999, and then completed her Dermatology residency at the University of Toronto in 2004.

Dr Abby MacBeth

Dr Abby Macbeth is a Consultant Dermatologist at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals Trust. Abby has a clinical and research interest in hair disorders, in particular Alopecia areata (AA). She was Co-Champion and Data lead for the Hair Loss Priority Setting Partnership funded by Alopecia UK.  Current work is looking at ‘outcomes’ for clinical trials in AA, with a focus on what is most important to patients (ROMA- refining outcome measures for trials in alopecia areata).

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