Norwood Lectureship

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The Norwood Lectureship pays tribute to O’Tar Norwood, MD, an Oklahoma physician who had a long and successful career in dermatology. At the time of writing his first book on Hair Transplant Surgery in 1973, he was Clinical Assistant Professor of Dermatology at the University of Oklahoma Medical School, USA. Amongst other things he was a Founding Member of American Society for Dermatologic Surgery and with Dr. Dow Stough he was instrumental in gathering like-minded doctors in 1992 to form the ISHRS. O’Tar was a restless thinker who brought together people and ideas to explain the MPHL process. His letters and communications were so numerous that he started a magazine called the Hair Transplant Forum International.  It grew very quickly and became so popular that everyone wanted to read it and contribute articles. Soon after, O’Tar donated the magazine to the ISHRS. Its descendant is the ever-popular Forum we read today. O’Tar continued to publish and teach at our conferences for many years. His name is etched in our history. Those who knew O’Tar fondly remember the informal moments after lectures where his wit and joy for life were wonderful to share. He would welcome all with his cheeky warm smile.

Previous Norwood Lecturers

LecturerYear
George Cotsarelis, MD
Milton B. Hartzell Professor and Chair, Department of Dermatology Perelman School of Medicine University of Pennsylvania, Director, Program on Epithelial Regeneration and Stem Cells, University of Pennsylvania Institute for Regenerative Medicine
Opportunities Within the Growth Cycle for Promoting Hair Growth,” and “Is Hair Regeneration a Reality?
2023
Thomas Dawson, Jr., PhD
Senior Principal Investigator at the Agency for Science, Technology, and Research (A*STAR) Institute for Medical Biology (IMB) in Singapore
The Impact of Aging and Menopause on Health, Hair, and Skin
2022
Natasha Mesinkovska, MD, PhD
Vice Chair for Clinical Research, University of California Irvine, Department of Dermatology, Irvine, CA, USA
Combining Deep Learning with Optical Coherence Tomography Imaging to Determine Scalp Hair and Follicle Counts
2021
Angela M. Christiano, PhD
Professor, Departments of Dermatology and Genetics & Development; Vice-Chair and Director of Research, Department of Dermatology, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA
3- D Bioprinting and In-Vitro Hair Follicle Formation
2020
Gillian Westgate, PhD
Centre for Skin Sciences, University of Bradford, United Kingdom
Adipose Derived Stem Cells: Where Are They From and What Are They Doing for the Hair Follicle?
2019
Apostolos Pappas, PhD
Head of Programs, Nestle Skin Health, Lausanne, Switzerland
Understanding the Importance of Lipid Pathways for the Existence, Health, and Development of the Hair Follicle
2018
Dominique Van Neste, PhD
Manager of Skinterface, Research Laboratory and Hair Clinic, Tournai and Brussels, Belgium
Initiation and Modulation of Hair Growth with Medical Treatment: Changing the Paradigms of a Stochastic System in the Context of Scalp Hair Transplantation
2017
Angela Christiano, PhD
Professor of Dermatology and Genetics & Development, Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, New York, NY, USA
JAK Inhibitors, Hair Regeneration and Genetic Testing
2016
Andrew G. Messenger, MD, FRCP
Professor, Dermatology, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals and University of Sheffield, UK
Androgens, Genetics and Female Pattern Hair Loss
2015
Valerie A. Randall, PhD
Professor, Biomedical Sciences, Centre for Skin Sciences, School of Life Sciences, University of Bradford, UK
Is a Glaucoma Drug the Next Treatment for Hair Loss?
2014
Colin Jahoda, CAB
Professor, School of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Durham University, Durham, UK
Hair Follicle Cloning, Regeneration, and Other Prospective Developments for the Transplant Clinic – Where Are We Now?
2013
Ralf Paus, MD
Professor of Dermatology and Experimental Dermatology, Head, Experimental Dermatology, Department of Dermatology,
University Hospital Schleswig-Holstein, Campus Luebeck, University of Luebeck, Germany and Professor of Cutaneous Medicine,
Institute of Inflammation and Repair, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
The Hair Follicle – Wound Healing Connection
2012
William D. Ehringer, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Physiology and Biophysics, University of Louisville
New Horizons in Storage Solutions and Additive Agents in Organ Transplantation
2011
Kurt S. Stenn, MD
Chief Scientific Officer and Vice President of Research, Aderans Research Institute, Inc.; Professor, Adjunct Faculty, Department of Dermatology, University of Pennsylvania, USA; Professor, Adjunct Faculty, School of Biomedical Engineering, Drexel University, Pennsylvania, USA
Perspectives of Bioengineering of the Hair Follicle
2010