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Video: Hair today, gone tomorrow: diagnosing and managing hair loss in general practice

Video: Hair today, gone tomorrow: diagnosing and managing hair loss in general practice

10:00AM - 12:00PM Tuesday 16th March 2021 - Saturday 31st December 2022
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Hair Again, Gone Tomorrow – diagnosing and managing hair loss in general practice.

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Co-hosted and facilitated by Dr Anneliese Willems FRACGP, Assoc. Prof. Alvin Chong FACD And Dr Aaron Robinson, specialist dermatologists.

Hair loss is a common presentation to Australian GPs and GP registrars. It is often the first sign of serious systemic disease and may carry with it a heavy psychological burden. This workshop will ensure that practitioners are well placed to diagnose hair loss early and initiate timely treatment, improving long term outcomes for patients.

Topics covered include:
    • The fundamentals of hair anatomy and physiology
    • Hair loss history and examination 
    • Hair loss investigations
    • Classification of hair diseases 
    • Male-pattern hair loss (MPHL)
    • Female-pattern hair loss (FPHL)
    • Alopecia Areata (AA)
    • Acute Telogen Effluvium
After this session, attendees should be able to:
  1. Describe fundamental hair anatomy and physiology
  2. Identify various hair loss disorders
  3. Describe treatment options for common hair loss disorders
  4. Identify when referral is the best option

Case studies will be presented and discussed during the session. 

For additional learning, please visit our Alopecia Page.

This video is suitable for all GPs and GP registrars or trainees, whatever the level of experience. Developed and taught by experienced specialist dermatologist educators, these workshops are a perfect opportunity to skill up.

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A/Prof Chong's public clinical appointments are Specialist Dermatologist and Director of Education at the Skin Health Institute and Director of Dermatology Education at St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne. He is also the Head of the Transplant Dermatology Clinic at the Skin Health Institute. He has an appointment at the University of Melbourne as Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Medicine, where he has a profile as an international authority on skin cancers in immunosuppressed patients.


Dr. Aaron Robinson is a Fellow of the Australasian College of Dermatologists with a range of interests in medical and surgical dermatology, including skin cancer surveillance and management, acne, alopecia, and inflammatory skin conditions such as psoriasis and atopic dermatitis. Aaron works at the Skin Health Institute in the Transplant and Skin Cancer assessment clinics and is also involved in clinical research with the Skin Health Institute. Aaron has an appointment as an Adjunct Senior Lecturer at the University of Melbourne and has public appointments as a Consultant Dermatologist at St. Vincent's Hospital and The Northern Hospital.



Dr Jack Green, MBBS, FACD, is a Specialist Dermatologist who runs the Hair Clinic at the Skin Health Institute. He has published widely on the sub-specialty of hair diseases and has also presented on this topic both nationally and internationally. Dr Green is Visiting Specialist at St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne and Adjunct Senior Lecturer at the University of Notre Dame. Dr Green is also in private practice as Principal Dermatologist of Western Dermatology in Werribee, Victoria.



Dr Anneliese Willems is a Melbourne-based general practitioner with a special interest in dermatology. She is passionate about enhancing education in skin disease and promoting interprofessional collaboration between treating practitioners. As a part of her enthusiasm for education, she has worked as a medical educator in both general practice training and undergraduate medical education over the past 5 years. She is looking forward to joining the Skin Health Institute as a research fellow in 2021.