FDA Alopecia Meeting

FDA Alopecia Meeting


Registration Dates EXTENDED for Important Public Meeting

On behalf of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), we invite you to an upcoming public meeting on alopecia areata to be held September 11, 2017, 1 PM to 5 PM (EDT) at the Food and Drug Administration Campus in Silver Spring, Maryland.  The purpose of the meeting is to gather patients’ perspectives on health effects and daily impacts that matter most to them and to discuss views on treatment approaches for managing alopecia areata.

This meeting is an exciting opportunity for patients to bring their voice to the FDA and the drug development process.  The meeting format maximizes patient participation.  For each discussion topic, a small panel of patients or caregivers will briefly present comments to start the dialogue.  The panel comments will be followed by a facilitated discussion with other patients and caregivers in the audience.

If you’re interested in serving as a panelist, please:

  1. Register here to attend the meeting in-person and indicate that you wish to serve on one of the two panels; and
  2. Submit a brief summary of your responses to the day’s discussion questions to PatientFocused@fda.hhs.gov by Monday, August 21.

Panelists will be confirmed prior to the meeting, and registration for the meeting will be open until Monday, August 28. If you are unable to attend the meeting in person, you can register to participate virtually by Sunday, September 10.


6:00 PM | Sunday, September 10 | NAAF Dinner Reception at the Hyatt Regency Bethesda sponsored by LEO Pharma

9:00 AM | Monday, September 11 | NAAF Breakfast for PFDD attendees at the Hyatt Regency Bethesda sponsored by Concert Pharmaceuticals and Aclaris Therapeutics

1:00 PM | Monday, September 11 | Patient-Focused Drug Development meeting at the FDA White Oak Campus

NAAF will arrange for shuttles between the Hyatt Regency Bethesda and the FDA meeting. If you plan to attend the dinner, breakfast and/or take the shuttle from the hotel, please Register here by Monday, August 28.


NAAF has reserved a block of hotel rooms for PFDD participants at the Hyatt Regency Bethesda for $149.00 USD per night. To make your reservation, call 301-657-1234 or 800-233-1234 and request the National Alopecia Areata Foundation group rate. Monday, August 14 is the last day rooms will be available at the NAAF rate. PFDD Meeting participants are responsible for their own travel arrangements. We recommend you make your hotel reservations as soon as possible.


Monday, August 28 | Registration for NAAF Dinner, Breakfast & Shuttle

Monday, August 14 | Hotel Reservations at the NAAF rate

Monday, August 21 | Submission to FDA for Panel Consideration

Monday, August 28 | Registration to Attend FDA PFDD Meeting