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Making It Happen #Tricho2018

This week, the Association of Registered Trichologists (ART) invited past, present and future learners to its inaugural Student Conference.

“The ART set out to engage with Trichologists from the UK and Europe, at whatever stage of their career. The ART promotes trichology as a vocation at a time when the NHS ceases to offer support to those experiencing hair loss”, Mike Patey, General Manager of the ART.

Three distinguished speakers rewarded the sell-out conference with an abundance of knowledge, experience and insight, to widen the understanding of even the most experienced Trichologists.

Consultant Trichologists of Trichology Scotland, William Fleeson and Margaret Simpson

“TrichoCare’s teaching philosophy centres around the personal journey of each individual student our event programme gave space for all learners to consider their study through the lens of an expert from outside their own specialist field”. Keith Barker-Jones, Course Director of TrichoCare Education.

Consultant Toxicologist and member of the Association of Registered Trichologists, Dr David Basketter encouraged critical thought from the trichology community, particularly when considering factors contributing to allergy and irritation as a result of exposure from cosmetics and other everyday consumer products.

Using the world-renowned Cochrane Review as his source, Consultant Dermatologist, Dr John English gave his analysis of Evidence Based Treatments for alopecia. Some of his own findings surprised him and the group gained a far better understanding of the importance of evidence-based treatments supporting efficacy and safety.

Having qualified in 2017, Consultant Trichologist William Fleeson, director of Trichology Scotland talked of the importance of building a reputable network of professionals to support a trichology practice,

“Success as a qualified Trichologist is one part your knowledge, one part the knowledge of others and the secret is operating within your own boundaries and working ethically within a trusted professional network of healthcare providers”.  

Prizes were awarded to ITEC Level IV Student of the Year 2018, Jacky Van Driel who qualified as a Trichologist with a Distinction, and Corrine Lacaze, won Introduction Student of the Year.

Consultant Trichologist, Jacky van Driel with Course Director Keith Barker-Jones

“It was such a great atmosphere at the conference where people left feeling motivated and positive. Fantastic!”, Jacky van Driel, Consultant Trichologist.