02.04.2019 08:14

Pantogar International Hair Summit, São Paulo, December 15th 2018, Palácio Tangará

Professor Trüeb at the Hotel Palácio Tangará, São Paulo, Brazil, for Pantogar International Hair Summit by courtesy of Biolab Pharma Brasil, with Professor Maria Fernanda Gavazzoni from Rio de Janeiro, and with Doctor Leila Bloch, dermatologist and book author of “Fio a Fio” from São Paulo.

Professor Trüeb giving lectures on “Understanding Telogen Effluvium” and “Value of Nutrient Treatment for Telogen Effluvium and the Right Choice” at Palácio Tangará, on the occasion of Pantogar International Hair Summit, and with Drs. Hudson Dutra Rezende, Pedro Colli, and Murilo Calvo Peretti.

“The value of things is not the time they last, but the intensity with which they occur. That is why there are unforgettable moments and unique people.”
Fernando Pessoa

23.11.2018 12:04

IMCAS ASIA 2018 Bangkok, Thailand, July 13 – 15, 2018

“There it was, spread largely on both banks, the Oriental capital which had yet suffered no white conqueror…” (Joseph Conrad)

Wat Arun Temple (Temple of the Dawn) by the Praya River

With Dr. Chuchai Tanglertsampan, MD, Assistant Professor of Dermatology at Mae Fah Luang University Hospital, Bangkok

With Dr. Kulakarn Amonpattana, MD, Maple Hair Transplant Clinic Bangkok

Professor Trüeb giving lecture on “Concept of Aging Hair” at IMCAS Asia 2018 Bangkok, The Athenee Hotel Bangkok

With Drs. Chuchai Tanglertsampan (Bumrungrad International Hospital, Rattapon Thuangton (Mahidol University, Siriraj Hospital), Ratchathorn Panchaprateep (Chulalongkorn University), and Kulakarn Amonpattana (Maple Hair Transplant Clinic)

At Bangkok’s Grand Palace

In the Author’s Lounge, Oriental Hotel, Bangkok, with Dr. Hudson Dutra Rezende from São Paulo, Brazil, and Dr. Chuchai Tanglertsampan from Bangkok

Giving autogram in textbook on alopecia at Lord Jim’s Seafood Restaurant, Oriental Hotel, Bangkok

At Lord Jim’s Seafood Restaurant, Oriental Hotel, with (l. to r.) Dr. Poonkiat Suchonwanit, Prof. Somyot Charuwichitratana, Dr. Dutra Rezende, Dr. Chuchai Tanglertsampan, Dr. Paisal Rummanethorn, Dr. Niyom Tantikun, and Dr. Nussra Taechanukulchai

With Dsr. Chuchai Tanglertsampan, MD, and Paisal Rummanethorn, MD, from Mae Fah Luang University

At the Wat Pho (Temple of the Reclining Buddha)

Scenes from the Ramayana: Wall painting at Wat Phra Kaeo (Temple of the Emerald Buddha), and dancing performance at Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi International Airport 

At this moment, let us not forget that my authority has been challenged not by a warrior but by a monkey!” (The Ramayana)

27.07.2018 20:13

18th Meeting of the European Hair Research Society, 18th – 20th May 2018, Bologna, Italy

“Bologna is celebrated for producing popes, painters, and sausage” (Lord Byron)

Landmark of Bologna: the Two Towers Asinelli and Garisenda (dating back to the 14th century)

Professor Trüeb giving lecture on “My Therapeutic Pearls in Cicatricial Alopecia”

At the Gala dinner presenting Professor Bianca Maria Piraccini, President of the EHRS and Host of the meeting with Swiss chocolates

With Professor Maria Fernanda Gavazzoni, and Drs. Mariana Scribel and Hudson Dutra Rezende from Brazil

With Professor Aida Gadzhigoroeva from Moscow, Russia

With Professor Yulia Ovcharenko from Ukraine

Some cultural highlights in Bologna (from left to right): Allegory dedicated to the illustrious Bolognese physician Marcello Malpighi (1628-1694), the historic Bologna Anatomical Theatre, and the incorrupt body of Saint Catherine of Bologna (1416-1463), Patron saint of painters 

“Whoever from deep within her noble and zealous heart wishes to take up the cross, let her first take up the arms necessary for such battles; first is diligence; second, distrust of self; third, confidence in God; fourth, memory of his Passion; fifth, memory of one's own death; sixth, memory of the glory of God; seventh and last, the authority of Holy Scripture following the example of Christ Jesus in the desert” (Saint Catherine of Bologna)

27.07.2018 19:11

Visit of Mariana Scribel, M.D., Department of Dermatology of Santa Casa Hospital, Porto Alegre, Brazil, for Dermato-Trichology Traineeship at Center for Dermatology and Hair Diseases Professor Trüeb, May 14th through 25th 2018

"The joy is in the struggle, in the attempt, in the suffering involved and not in the victory itself".

Mahatma Gandhi

“When I planned to do the dermato-trichology traineeship with Dr Ralph, I was expecting to find a man with a great knowledge and experience. However, over the days, I was finding out much more than a good professional, but also a man with a huge heart, a friend, an example for me. It was an experience that will not only make me a better dermatologist, but also a person of greater value.Thank you for being part of my walk, you are a motivation for me keep on fighting for my goals. Certainly, moments that we had together (seeing patients, during our dinners, and at the meeting in Bologna) will make part of my best memories.” (Dr. Mariana Scribel)

Dr. Mariana Scribel receiving certificate of Dermato-Trichology Traineeship at the Center for Dermatology and Hair Diseases Professor Trüeb

Parading Professor Trüeb’s textbooks on hair (Male Alopecia, Aging Hair, The Difficult Hair Loss Patient, and Female Alopecia) with Drs. Hudson Dutra Rezende (left) and Priscila Taguti (right) from Brazil

Discussing together with visiting professor Vicky Jolliffe, MD, from London, UK

Enjoying Swiss sweets at Restaurant “Doktorhaus”

On the way to the EHRS Meeting in Bologna, Italy, by train, together with Prof. Trüeb (center) and Dr. Hudson Dutra Rezende from Brazil

At the 18th EHRS (European Hair Research Society) Meeting in Bologna, Italy

At the Ristorante “Diana” Bologna , the “high temple of Bolognese cuisine” with Professor Trüeb and Dr. Hudson Dutra Rezende

Overwhelmed by the “Frittura mista”

27.07.2018 16:31

Visit of Dr. Hudson Dutra Rezende, M.D., from Hospital Escola Alvaro Alvim, Campos dos Goytacazes, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, for Trichiatry Fellowship at Center for Dermatology and Hair Diseases Professor Trüeb, May 1st through July 31th 2018

“The medical practice is divided among them (the Egyptians) as follows: each physician is for one kind of sickness, and no more, and all places are crowded with physicians: for there are physicians for the eyes, physicians for the head (the hair), physicians for the teeth, physicians for the stomach, and for internal disease.” [Herodotus, Histories 2,84]

Few dermatologic problems carry as much emotional overtones as the complaint of hair loss and the best way of alleviating the distress related to hair loss is to treat it effectively. It was only in 2010 that the term dermato-trichologist was proposed for board-certified dermatologists dealing with the scientific study of the hair and scalp, in contrast to the trichologist who is rather associated with laity and cosmetics than with medical professionalism, or – worse –offers opportunities to possible imposters with a primary commercial interest. Alternatively, the term trichiatrist has more recently been proposed, literally meaning the “medical treatment of the hair”, to designate the strictly medical professional dealing with the hair and scalp in health and disease. Trichiatrists differ from trichologists by virtue of being physicians. The quality and stringency of their graduate medical training is identical to that of other physicians. The credentials of a trichiatrist should include:

• Medical degree, and residency in a medical discipline relevant to the management of the hair and scalp in health and disease (usually dermatology)

• Certification of traineeship or fellowship in the scientific study of the hair and scalp in health and disease with a syllabus expressing accountability and commitment

• Membership in one of the Hair Research Societies or Societies of Hair Restoration Surgery with regular participation at respective scientific meetings

• Accredited CME in the respective professional activity.

[Ref. Trüeb RM et al. Trichologist, Dermatotrichologist, or Trichiatrist? A Global Perspective on a Strictly Medical Discipline. Skin Appendage Disord. https://doi.org/10.1159/000488544]

May 1st through July 31st Dr. Hudson Dutra Rezende was the first to complete a Fellowship in Trichiatry at the Center for Dermatology and Hair Diseases Professor Trüeb.

Hudson Dutra Rezende, MD, from Brazil receiving original certification of Fellowship in Trichiatry from Professor Trüeb after a successful 3-month training

Giving lecture on “PRP step by step” on the occasion of TheraHair in Niteroi, Brazil and presenting poster on “Cicatricial pattern hair loss: summary of observations pertinent to the concept” on the occasion of the 18th Meeting of the European Hair Research Society in Bologna, Italy

Training in Munich, Germany (with Rosa Sharifi from Arthrex, left), and performance of personalized cell therapy at the Center for Dermatology and Hair Diseases (right) 

On the occasion of the 18th meeting of the EHRS in Bologna, Italy, with Dermato-Trichology trainee Mariana Scribel, MD; from Pelotas, Brazil and Professor Trüeb:
in Bologna Old Town (left), for Negronis on the Via Independenza (center), and in black tie at the Gala Dinner of the EHRS meeting, Circolo Bononia, Bologna

With Marija Berisha, administrative assistant at the traditional Restaurant “Doktor Haus” in Wallisellen (left), and Dermato-Trichology trainees Priscila Taguti, MD, from Parana (center), and Danielle Westphal, MD, from  Manaus (right),  Brazil, at the Center for Dermatology and Hair Diseases Professor Trüeb

On the occasion of IMCAS Asia 2018 in Bangkok, Thailand, at the Grand Palace, Bangkok (left), the Oriental Hotel Authors Lounge with Chuchai Tanglertsampan, MD, from Mae Fah Luang University, School of Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine, Bangkok (center), and the Restaurant Lord Jim, Bangkok, for refined seafood dining

16.06.2018 00:41

Visit of Dr. Vicky Jolliffe, MA (Cantab), FRCP, FRCS(Ed), MRCGP, from Hospital of St. John and St. Elizabeth, London, Consultant Dermatologist at the Royal London Hospital, BartsHealth, and Reader at Queen Mary University of London, at the Center for Dermatology and Hair Diseases Professor Trüeb, May 14th/15th 2018 on the occasion of the 18th Meeting of the European Hair Research Society (EHRS), in Bologna, Italy, 18th–20th May 2018

“As a Consultant Dermatologist with a special interest in hair disorders I was privileged to spend time visiting Professor Trüeb at his magnificent clinic in May 2018. His clinical expertise is extremely extensive and I learned a number of new therapeutic strategies and ‘top tips’ from this world- renowned expert which I will be incorporating into my own practice in London. The clinic is run with Swiss efficiency and is beautifully equipped with state-of-the art facilities and excellent supporting staff. Above all I was impressed by Professor Trüeb’s ability to treat even the most complex medical cases with a superlative combination of clinical excellence and human compassion.” – Dr. Vicky Jolliffe

Professor Trüeb with Dermato-Trichology trainee Mariana Scribel from Porto Alegre, Brazil (l.) and visiting professor Vicky Jolliffe from London, UK (r.) at Center for Dermatology and Hair Disease Professor Trüeb

With (from left to right) Drs. Mariana Scribel, Vicky Jolliffe, and Research Fellow Hudson Dutra Rezende from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, at traditional Restaurant zum Doktorhaus in Wallisellen

With Vicky Jolliffe at the Center for Dermatology and Hair Diseases Professor Trüeb (l.), and at the Gala Dinner of the EHRS Meeting in Bologna, Italy

With (from left to right) Vicky Jolliffe, from London, UK, Maria Fernanda Reis Gavazzoni Dias, from Niteroi, and Hudson Dutra Rezende from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on the occasion of the EHRS Gala Dinner in Bologna, Italy

15.06.2018 23:21

First Brazilian TeraHair at the Department of Dermatology, Universidade Federal Fluminense, Centro de Ciências Médicas, Hospital Universitário Antonio Pedro, Niterói – Rio de Janeiro, May 4th & 5th 2018, and Official Launching Event of Pantogar Top, São Paulo, Brazil

“Elegance is usually confused with superficiality, fashion, lack of depth. This is a serious mistake: human beings need to have elegance in their actions and in their posture because this word is synonymous with good taste, amiability, equilibrium and harmony.” [Paulo Coelho]

Professor Maria Fernanda Reis Gavazzoni Dias, M.D., Ph.D.,  from the Department of Dermatology , Universidade Federal Fluminense, Centro de Ciências Médicas, Hospital Universitário Antonio Pedro, Niterói – Rio de Janeiro, host and organizer of the first Brazilian Tera Hair Event, and her Bichon Frisé “Sissi”.

With Professor Ralph M. Trüeb in the morning of May 4th at the Grand Round, and in the afternoon discussing the case presentations. With Dr. Hudson Dutra, M.D. former Dermato-Trichology Trainee at the Center for Dermatology and Hair Diseases Professor Trüeb.

Professor Trüeb giving lecture on “Dynamic Trichoscopy” at the H-Hotel Niterói – Rio de Janeiro: “What is your aim in Trichology?” “To show the fly the way out of the fly-bottle”. Dr. Hudson Dutra, M.D., giving lecture on “PRP Step by Step”, and relaxing at the hotel lobby after a successful lecture. With Professor Trüeb at Fort Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro.

At the Biolab Official Launching Event of Pantogar Top, São Paulo, Brazil, with Professor Gavazzoni (chair), and former Dermato-Trichology Trainees Dr. Mabe Freitas Gouveia, M.D., from São Paulo, and Dr. Hudson Dutra, M.D., from Rio de Janeiro. Giving lecture on “Multitargeted Approach to Successful Treatment of Androgenetic Alopecia. Pantogar Top: Clinical Evidence and How Do I Use It?”: “What is the secret of  success? To inspire confidence.” [Axel Munthe].

At the Unique Hotel rooftop, with skyline of São Paulo, Brazil, along with Dr. Hudson Dutra, M.D., personal assistant Sonja, and Professor Maria Fernanda Gavazzoni, M.D., Ph.D. (from l. to r.)

With Dr. Leila Bloch, M.D.. author of the book: “Fio a Fio. Dicas Para Quem Sofre Com Queda De Cabelos e Calvicie”

23.12.2017 14:10

IX. Annual Conference of the Association of Professional Society of Trichologists, Moscow, Russian Federation, December 11th, 2017

“Joy can only be real if people look upon their life as a service and have a definite object in life outside themselves and their personal happiness.” [Leo Tolstoy]

Welcome dinner at the Radisson Royal Hotel (Hotel Ukraina) with Professor Aida Gadzhigoroeva and Dr. Vladimir Vladimirovitsch Vavilov. The luxury hotel in Moscow city centre was originally commissioned by Joseph Stalin, and was designed by the leading Soviet experts on steel-framed highrise construction. It is the second tallest of the neoclassical Stalin-era "Seven Sisters", and was the tallest hotel in the world at the time of its construction (1957). It also houses about 1,200 original paintings by the most prominent Russian artists of the first half of the 20th century.

Professor Trüeb giving lecture on “The Difficult Hair Loss Patient (Taking the Challenge)” with Russian interpreter and signing book copies on the occasion of the launch of Russian translation of respective textbook with Springer Scientific Publications “Ralph M. Trüeb. The Difficult Hair Loss Patient. Guide to Successful Management of Alopecia and Related Conditions” at the IX. Annual Conference of the Association of Professional Society of Trichologists in Moscow. “In every art, there are many techniques, but few principles. The only way to achieve success is to have a firm foundation of principles to build upon, and the right attitude about how to achieve your goals.” [sic!]

At the Bolshoi Theater with Professor Aida Gadzhigoroeva for premiere of ballet “Nurejev”. The controversial ballet about the Russian dancer Rudolf Nureyev (1938-1993) who defected the Soviet Union in 1961 and died of AIDS-related complications in France in 1993 finally had its premiere on the stage of the Bolshoi theatre, despite being pulled from the schedule at the last minute in July, and its director Kirill Serebrennikov placed under house arrest. “I think…if it is true there are as many minds as there are heads, then there are as many kinds of love as there are hearts.” [Leo Tolstoy, in: Anna Karenina]

Bronze portrait of Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910) by Paolo Troubetzkoy from State Tretyakov Callery, exhibited at Alexander Pushkin Museum. Tolstoy was a Russian writer (“War and Peace”, “Anna Karenina”) and religious thinker. After reading Arthur Schopenhauer's “The World as Will and Representation”, Tolstoy became converted to the ascetic morality upheld in that work as the proper spiritual path for the upper classes.

Farewell dinner at Restaurant “White Rabbit” Moscow (The World’s 50 Best Restaurants) with (from left to right): Dr. Vladimir Vladimirovitsch Vavilov, Professor Aida Gadzhigoroeva (host), and Professor Andrey Lvov, Department of Dermatology, Psychodermatological Research Task Force, Moscow Medical Academy. Restaurant Chef Vladimir Mukhin is in the vanguard of a new wave of young Russian culinary talents. Traditional Russian produce marries luxe ingredients to create innovative dishes. As the name suggests, the venue whimsically embraces an “Alice In Wonderland” atmosphere: think lots of rabbits and rococo furniture. “Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.” [Alice in Wonderland]

23.12.2017 13:58

Visit of Ricardo Liborio, M.D., from UNESP, Botucatu- São Paulo- Brazil, for Dermato-Trichology Traineeship at Center for Dermatology and Hair Diseases Professor Trüeb, November 6th through 30th 2017


"The Trichology Traineeship was a wonderful working experience. Professor Trüeb is one of the greatest experts in Trichology of the world. But this is something of global knowledge. What people might not know, is that he is an amazing host. Since the first day, I had a very good time. He creates a very good environment in the office, and I felt very comfortable to be by his side, to learn and be a part of all consultations, including interacting with patients and doing some procedures. Some things we can learn with the papers, but the way that Professor Trüeb deals with difficult hair loss patients is unique, and I will definitely try to do improve it in my own practice. Besides the learning and working part, I had a very good time enjoying dinners, lunches, coffees, and even a small trip with Professor Trüeb and his work staff. All this great experience is situated in Switzerland, which is an amazing and beautiful country, that I had the pleasure and opportunity to visit many parts of on the weekends. I can definitely recommend this Traineeship to anyone that is interested in Trichology." (Dr. Ricardo Liborio)

Dr. Ricardo Liborio receiving complimentary textbook on “The Difficult Hair Loss Patient” and Certificate of Dermato-Trichology Traineeship at the Center for Dermatology and Hair Diseases from Professor Trüeb in front of display cabinet “From the Primordial Egg (dinosaur egg) to the Birth of Jesus Christ (icon) through the Great World Civilizations (Asia, Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, and Rome”.

Together with Marija Berisha and Professor Trüeb at the Restaurant Kunsthalle in Basel on the occasion of visit to the Basel Ancient Art Fair (BAAF).

Enjoying scenic Switzerland (mountains, lake, and city of Lucerne) and Swiss culinary specialities (assorted cold cuts, traditional Swiss cheese fondue, and Zug cherry gateau)

23.12.2017 13:15

Sharm Derma Act 2017, International Conference for Dermatology & Cosmetology, Cairo Egypt, November 30 – December 1 2017

Professor Trüeb at Sharm Derma Act 2017 in Cairo, Egypt, upon invitation of Professor Assem Farag (center left), President of Sharm Derma conference. At the right with Professors Nagwa M. Elwan (left), from Tanta Faculty of Medicine, Tanta, and Hoda Moneib (right), from Ain Shamis University, Faculty of Medicine, Cairo

Giving lecture on “Medical and Cosmetic Treatments for Aging Male and Female Hair”:“The discovery of pharmacological targets and the development of safe and effective drugs for treatment of hair loss indicate strategies of the drug industry for maintenance of hair growth and quantity. The hair care industry is equally capable of delivering active compounds directed toward meeting the consumer demand for maintenance of hair cosmesis and quality. Finally, basic scientists interested in the biology of hair growth and pigmentation have exposed the hair follicle as a highly accessible and unique model for the study of age-related effects.” [sic]

At Giza, the site of some of the most impressive ancient monuments in the world, including a complex of ancient Egyptian royal mortuary and sacred structures, including the the Three Pyramids of Giza (left) and the Great Sphinx of Giza (right). The area served as the necropolis of several pharaohs who ruled ancient Egypt, during the 2nd millennium BC. The Great Sphinx is one of the world's largest and oldest statues, but basic facts about it are still subject to debate, such as when it was built, by whom, and for what purpose, as well as the circumstances by which it lost its nose.

At the Egyptian Museum in Cairo. The museum contains the world's most extensive collection of pharaonic antiquities. The original collection was established in the late 19th century under Auguste Mariette. The objects were finally transferred in 1902 to the current building at Tahrir Square, which is the first purpose-built museum edifice in the world. The museum houses approximately 160,000 objects covering 5,000 years of Egypt's past. The ground floor takes the visitor on a chronological tour through the collections, while the objects on the upper floor are grouped according to tomb or category. Exhibits here include the treasures of Tutankhamun: the throne (right).

Old Cario by night: Al Moez Street (left) is one of the most amazing streets in Islamic Cairo with more than 25 Islamic monuments of interest and a bustling night life. In a café with an effigy of Umm Kulthum (center): she was known for her extraordinary vocal ability and style, and was one of the greatest and most influential Arabic singers active from the 1920s to the 1970s, given the honorific title "Star of the East" (كوكب الشرق) in Arabic. Upper Egyptian folklore music performance (right). The Upper Egyptians are popularly assumed to be rural simpletons, physically stronger, and less sophisticated than the Lower Egyptians.

23.12.2017 12:15

10th World Congress of Hair Research, Kyoto, Japan, October 31 – November 3, 2017

Professor Trüeb with (from l. to r.) Professor Won-Soo Lee, Korea, Dr. Sotaro Kurata, Japan and Professor Emi Nishimura, Japan, at Faculty Dinner

Selfie with Professors Yuliya Ovcharenko (l.), Ukraine, and Maria Fernanda Gavazonni (r.), Brazil

Giving lectures on “Global View on Extrinsic and Intrinsic Factors Affecting Hair Fiber Quality of Life” and “Medical and Cosmetic Treatments for Aging Male and Female Hair” at the World Congress of Hair Research.: “The science of hair care not only addresses the esthetic problem of the condition of the hair fiber in terms of hair quality and color, but also the underlying problem of hair aging and pathologies. Traditionally, the medical focus has been either on hair loss, or on the condition of the scalp in terms of specific dermatologic conditions. In fact, the proximate structural arrangement of the scalp and hair leads to an interdependent relationship between the two.” [sic]

At co-authored poster of Dr. Hudson Dutra (former Dermato-Trichology trainee at Center for Dermatology and Hair Disease Professor Trüeb) and Prof. Maria Fernanda Gavazzoni from Brazil.

The Golden Pavilion (Kinkaku-ji) is a Zen Buddhist temple in Kyoto. It is one of the most popular visiting sites In Japan, attracting a large number of visitors annually. In 1950, the pavilion was burned down by a novice monk, Who then attempted suicide. He survived, and was taken into custody, but finally released because of mental illness. A fictionalized version of the events is at the core of Japanese writer Yukio Mishima’s 1956 book: “The Temple of the Golden  Pavilion”. While the pavilion, dating from before 1400, was a national monument that had been spared destruction throughout history, the arson shocked Japan. The story is narrated by the disturbed acolyte in question, who is afflicted with a stutter, and who recounts his obsession with beauty and a growing urge to destroy it: “It is no exaggeration to say that the first real problem I faced in my life was that of beauty.” [sic]

Visit to Nara, with Professor Maria Fernanda Gavazzoni: At Horyuji temple. The temple’s pagoda is acknowledged to be one of the oldest wooden buildings existing in the world originally commissioned by Prince Shōtoku (574-622).

Japanese folk dance performance at Congress Gala dinner.

With Professor Aida Gadzhigoroeva, from Moscow, Russia.

At hotel bar with Prof. Maria Fernanda Gavazzoni, from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and Dr. Vicky Joliffe, from London, UK.

Lecture abstracts

22.10.2017 23:05

Visit of Dr. Hudson Dutra Rezende, M.D., from Hospital Escola Alvaro Alvim, Campos dos Goytacazes, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, for Dermato-Trichology Traineeship at Center for Dermatology and Hair Diseases Professor Trüeb, September 1st through 30th  2017

“We never know when “the big day” will come to us. I always knew that being abroad learning from any worldwide recognized dermatologist would definitely make me a better doctor and improve my carrier, but I must confess: the day I chose Switzerland has made me more than lucky, but also a blessed man. My friends know I worked very hard to make this dream come true and now I just feel extremely thankful and rewarded! I dare to say that not so soon, despite all the forthcoming opportunities I’d eventually been given, I will feel so successful and happy as I have been in Switzerland. Everything was nothing but perfect! Of course, the one reading this testimonial right now certainly recognizes who Professor Trüeb currently represents in dermatology and the huge amount of contributions he’s been bringing to trichology over the last years. Who wouldn’t be so proud of sharing intellectual moments with such a remarkable personality?! It’s not a surprise for me to be feeling fantastic this way, but I’d like to emphasize other aspects of my traineeship that were highly significant for me. During those days with Professor Trüeb and his team, I realized how vital it is being a complete professional, full of techniques and skills, but also full of humor, charisma and culture, never putting away the very essence of kindness in order to help patients with the pure sensitivity of a good human-being. To the hard task of summarizing my Trichology Treineeship in Switzerland into one single testimonial, I chose a quotation from a Chinese teacher, also arguably the most influential Chinese philosopher ever: Choose a job you love and you will never work a day in your life. Confucius (551–479 BC).” (Dr. Hudson Dutra Rezende)

Dr. Hudson Dutra Rezende receiving certificate of successful Dermato-Trichology Traineeship and complimentary textbook on “The Difficult Hair Loss Patient. Guide to Successful Management of Alopecia and Related Conditions” from Professor Trüeb in front of display cabinet “From the primordial egg to the birth of the Christ through the great world civilizations” at the Center for Dermatology and Hair Diseases.

Dr. Hudson Dutra Rezende together with Professor Trüeb with pet pug Paco and former Dermato-Trichology trainee (April-June 2016) Dr. Mimi Chang from Hong Kong visiting on the occasion of upcoming 26th EADV congress, 13-17 September, Geneva, Switzerland. Mimi Chang presented joint poster “Successful Treatment of Androgenetic Alopecia Refractory to Topical 5% Minoxidil b.i.d. with 10 Minoxidil Sulphate Solution Once Daily”, and Hudson Dutra Rezende participated with the kind support of Biolab Farmacêutica Brasil (Pantogar).

In Geneva on the occasion of the 26th EADV congress, 13-17 September 2017, Geneva, Switzerland: at the congress, in front of the jet d’eau, and at the Roche-Posay and Vichy Symposium reception, where Professor Trüeb gave a presentation on: “Management of Patients with Dandruff/Seborrheic Dermatitis”.

Professor Trüeb with Dr. Margrite Krasovec, Dermatologist, Zurich, Professor Nagwa Elwan, Tanta Faculty of Medicine, Tanta-Egypt, and Dr. Hudson Dutra Rezende (from left to right), after return from the EADV in Geneva.

Professor Trüeb with office team and Dr. Hudson Dutra Rezende (from left to right): Marija Berisha, Biela Henry, Danijla Miscovic, and Hudson Dutra Rezende.

In Lisbon on the occasion of the 7th International Lisbon Trichology Symposium, September 23, 2917, in Lisbon, Portugal, the city of Luís de Camões (“To many fame comes to late”) and Fernando Pessoa (“All is worthwile if the soul is not small”).  

Giving lecture on: “What Has Changed in my Practice in in the Last 2 Years”. Quotes: “My view of medicine stems therefore not only from ivory tower of academe but also from the trenches of private clinical practice” (Lown). “Expertise is largely acquired not only by sustained practice but also by receiving feedback that helps understand prior technical errors and misguided decisions” (Groopman), and “Taking heart from the experience of others. Keeping your goal before you. Predetermining your mind to success. Seizing every opportunity to practice.” (Carnegie).

At the congress hotel lobby.

Dr. Hudson Dutra Rezende at the Center for Dermatology and Hair Diseases Professor Trüeb counting trichograms and applying intralesional triamcinolone acetonide to alopecia areata, while Paco is patiently waiting for his next pat and treat.

Visit to the Titlis: first encounter with snow.

Tasting traditional Swiss cheese fondue with all the trimmings at the “Dézaley” in Zurich.

Signing Guest book at the Center for Dermatology and Hair Diseases Professor Trüeb.

09.08.2017 23:55

A night at the Opera (Zurich): Il barbiere di Siviglia (Oper von Gioacchino Rossini)

Rossini’s Opera buffa (Uraufführung 1816 in Rom) hat den Namen des Barbiers Figaro zum Synonym für Friseur schlechthin gemacht. Im Foyer des Opernhaus Zürich (von links nach rechts): Frau Dr. med. Susanne Gleissner, ehemalige ärztliche Mitarbeiterin (Fachärztin für Dermatologie) der Dermatologischen Praxis und Haarcenter Professor Trüeb, Professor Trüeb, Frau Rosa Birguel Sharifi, Manager Personalized Cell Therapy, Arthrex Swiss AG. 
“Nichts regt die Eingebung mehr an als die Notwendigkeit“ (Zitat von Gioacchino Rossini).

26.07.2017 21:05

Visit of Dr. Dandara Meurer Missio, M.D., Department of Dermatology, Universidade Federal Fluminense, Centro de Ciências Médicas, Hospital Universitário Antonia Pedro, Niterói – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, for Dermato-Trichology Traineeship at Center for Dermatology and Hair Diseases Professor Trüeb July 3rd through 28th 2017

“This month I had the honor of meeting a great Professor, renowned in the world of Dermatology. Professor Trüeb is a lover of medicine, immunodermatology and hair diseases. In addition, lover of the history of humanity. He even created a gallery in his office that shows human evolution through art. Incredible, by the way !! I learned in three weeks, more than in many months of study on the subject "hair diseases". Professor Trüeb received me in Zurich with much love and respect. It gave me the freedom and honor to be by your side getting and studying your patients.  I'm leaving with a new insight into hair diseases and the world. Thank you Professor Trüeb for the numerous classes and for the affection. Congratulations on your dedication to the patients and to me.” (Dr. Dandara Meurer Missio)

Dr. Dandara Meurer Missio with Professor Trüeb receiving certificate of Dermato-Trichology Traineeship and complimentary textbook on “The Difficult Hair Loss Patient. Guide to Successful Management of Alopecia and Related Conditions” in front of display cabinet “From the primordial (dinosaur) egg to the birth of Jesus Christ through the great cultures” at the Center for Dermatology and Hair Diseases.

Dr. Dandara Meurer Missio next to statue of Greek God of Medicine and Healing Asklepios. It is said that a snake licked Asclepios' ears clean and taught him secret knowledge. To the Greeks, snakes were sacred beings of wisdom, healing, and resurrection. Asclepios bore a rod wreathed with a snake, which became associated with healing. Later religious movement claimed links to Asclepios. In the 2nd century AD, the miracle-worker Alexander of Abonutichus claimed that his god Glycon, a snake with a “head of linen” (probably a hand puppet), was an incarnation of Asclepios. The rod of Asclepius, a snake-entwined staff, remains a symbol of medicine today.

Dr. Dandara Meurer Missio at the University of Zurich Center. The University of Zurich was founded in 1833, when the existing colleges of theology, the Carolinum founded by Huldrych Zwingli in 1525, law, and medicine were merged with a new faculty of Philosophy. In the University's early years, the appointment of German theologian David Friedrich Strauss to its Chair of Theology caused a major controversy, since Strauss argued that the miracles in the Christian New Testament were mythical retellings of normal events as supernatural happenings. The University allowed women to attend philosophy lectures from 1847, and admitted the first female doctoral student in 1866. An Institute and Museum for the History of Medicine is part of the University.

26.07.2017 20:15

31st Erlanger Mini-Symposium „Haut und Haare“, July 15th 2017, Nürnberg, Germany

Professor Ralph M. Trüeb at the 31st Nuremberg Mini-Symposium on “Skin and Hair”

With host, Professor Michael Sticherling (far right) and Professor Franklin Kiesewetter (left) from the University Hospital of Erlangen, Department of Dermatology, and Professor Ulrike Blume-Peytavi from the Clinical Research Center for Hair and Skin Science, Charité Clinic, Berlin, Germany

In the lobby of the Grand Hotel Nuremberg, the traditional venue of the Erlanger Mini-Symposia

Opened at the turn of the last century, the Grand Hotel quickly became one of the most popular venues in Nuremberg. During the Nazi Party rallies, it was the exclusive venue for Hitler’s guests of honour, and after the war, it was requisited by the US Army to accommodate important figures involved in the Nuremberg tribunal. Later, the Grand Hotel soon regained its previous splendour with celebrities such as Hildegard Knef, Bob Dylan, Harry Belafonte, The Beatles, Herbert von Karajan, and Joe Cocker staying there whilst in Nuremberg.

The Palace of Justice in the Fürther Street, the main court building, where the Nuremberg Trials took place from 1946 to 1949. Brought before Allied judges, leading representatives of the Nazi regime, and later doctors, judges, and diplomats were tried here for war crimes. The trials are regarded today as a milestone in the establishment of international law against crimes of war and crimes against humanity.

Entrance to the East Wing of the Palace of Justice, where Courtroom 600 is located. World history was written in the courtroom, where leaders of the Nazi regime had to take responsibility for their crimes before an international Military Tribunal November 29, 1945, through October 1, 1946. Today, the courtroom remains functional.

Albrecht Dürer House. Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528) was a leading painter, printmaker, and theorist of the German Renaissance. Born in Nuremberg, he established his reputation and influence across Europe at an early age due to his high-quality woodcut prints. From 1512 he was patronized by emperor Maximilian I. A self-portrait painted early in 1500, just before his 29th birthday, has become fixed in the popular imagination, and is considered the most personal, and iconic of his self-portraits, styling himself with resemblance to early representations of a long-haired and bearded Christ (Ref. The Error of the Long-Haired Jesus?  In: Trüeb RM. Male Alopecia. Springer 2014: pp. 269ff.)

St. Lawrence Cathedral is a medieval church of the former free Imperial city of Nuremberg. It is one of the most prominent of the churches of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Bavaria. The building and furnishing of the church was cared of by the city council and the wealthy citizens of Nuremberg, which is probably the reason why the art treasures of the church were spared during the iconoclasm in the Reformation period. The wealthy citizens of Nuremberg wanted to preserve the memory of their ancestors and refused the removal of the donated  works of art. The church was badly damaged during the Second World War and later restored.

01.04.2017 14:45

Visit of Professor Laila El Shabrawi-Caelen, M.D. from Department of Dermatology, Medical University Graz, Austria, March 13th through 17th 2017 at Center for Dermatology and Hair Diseases Professor Trüeb

“Was wir wissen, ist ein Tropfen, was wir nicht wissen, ein Ozean“ - Sir Isaac Newton (1643-1727)

Professor Laila El Shabrawi-Caelen (Mitte) zusammen mit Doktor Beatrice Banholzer und Professor Ralph M. Trüeb in der Haartransplantationssprechstunde

Beim Begutachten histopathologischer Präparate der Kopfhaut

In der Brasserie Lipp, Zürich, zusammen mit Frau Marija Berisha (links) von der Praxisadministration, Dermatologische Praxis und Haarcenter Professor Trüeb

Im Le Dézaley, Zürich, beim traditionellen Waadtländer Käsefondue mit Professor Werner Kempf (rechts), Kempf und Pfaltz Histologische Diagnostik, Zürich

Testimonial: “ Dem Sprichwort folgend habe ich wieder einmal Professor Ralph Trüeb besucht und war (wie immer) begeistert!  Begeistert von seinem unglaublichen Fachwissen, den beindruckenden therapeutischen Resultaten, seiner Empathie den PatientInnen gegenüber und seiner Gastfreundschaft. Und wenn 2 Universen aufeinander treffen (Dermatopathology meets Clinical Dermatology), dann gibt es zwar keinen Urknall, aber doch zumindest eine gemeinsam Publikation zum Thema „ Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus Presenting as Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia”.

Vielen Dank, Ralph!“ (Professor. Dr. med. Laila El Shabrawi-Caelen). 

13.03.2017 14:15

Visit of Dr. Mabe Freitas Gouveia from Department of Dermatology, Núcleo de Ensino Superior, São Paulo, Brazil, for traineeship in Dermato-Trichology at the Center for Dermatology and Hair Diseases, January 30th through February 24th 2017


“Great opportunities don’t need subtitles!”

“I've learned that anyone with hair and teeth has it all (quotation of James Brown on the topic). Thank you for the opportunity to share with me your knowledge and your days, also introduce me to your family (Mother and pet pug Paco) this month. We had excellent days and interesting cases. I will take this learning into my heart and know that I can help many patients in Brazil. I'll miss everyone!” (Dr. Mabe Freitas Gouveia)

Dr. Mabe Freitas Gouveia at the Center for Dermatology and Hair Diseases Professor Trüeb for Dermato-Trichology traineeship, and receiving respective certificate from Professor Trüeb

Paragliding in tandem in Interlaken with breathtaking view on Swiss Alps Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau

Visiting Lucerne, by the city’s symbol, and main tourist attraction, the Kapellbrücke (Chapel Bridge)  

At French Brasserie Lipp, Zurich, for best mussels in town, with Professor Trüeb and Marija Berisha

With Marija Berisha, view on the three main churches of the old town: Fraumünster, St. Peter, and Grossmünster (left to right)

At University of  Zurich and in front of replica of statue of Ancient Greek God of Medicine and Healing, Asclepius

With Professor Trüeb’s pet dog “Paco”

At traditional Swiss restaurant “Le Dézaley” just below the Grossmünster in Zurich’s old town, and tasting Swiss Cheese fondue with: Ralph Trüeb, Marija Berisha, and Mrs. Trüeb (Mother)

06.02.2017 16:25

Grand Round Conference at the Department of Dermatology , Universidade Federal Fluminense, Centro de Ciências Médicas, Hospital Universitário Antonia Pedro, Niterói – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, December 15, 2016

Personal Note of Appreciation

Upon instigation of Professor Maria Fernanda Reis Gavazzoni Dias, M.D., Ph.D., from Niterói, Brazil, I was invited as guest lecturer.

Arrival at Rio de Janeiro International Airport

At Universidade Federal Fluminense, Hospital Universitário Antonia Pedro reception desk

Welcome address of Dr. Simone de Abreu Neves Salles, MD, Chairman of the Department of Dermatology at Universidade Federal Fluminense and President of the Fluminense Society of Dermatology at Niterói

Despite the obstacles of a recently broken right forearm, a current strike at Lufthansa Airlines, and a thunderstorm over Rio de Janeiro, my commitment to my Brazilian friends, and the moral support of Fernanda, made it possible for me to visit and share with the residents and faculty of the University Hospital, as well as peers from Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, and São Paulo, my opinions on „Prerequisites for Successful Investigations into Hair Loss“ at the University Hospital in the morning, and on „(How I Treat) The Difficult Hair Loss Patient“ at the H Niterói Hotel in the evening.

With Prof. Maria Fernanda Gavazzoni, MD, PhD, at the University Hospital after lecture on “Prerequisites for Successful Investigations into Hair Loss“

Lecture at the H Niterói Hotel on the “Difficult Hair Loss Patient”

Receiving plaque of recognition from Universidade Federal Fluminense, Serviço de Dermatologia, from representatives Prof. Fernanda Gavazzoni, MD, PhD, and Dr. Dandara Missio, MD

Fernanda and her enthusiasm are to be commended for the excellent organization of a successful and unforgettable 1-day course on alopecia. Thanks to her passion and that of her invited speakers, including my former Dermato-Trichology trainee (August 2 through 31, 2013) Dr. Andréia Munck, MD, and Dr. Gabriela Juncá, MD, as well as the choice of the topics, the event excelled both in terms of originality and of practical relevance over all commonplace tutorials on hair usually held at the conventional international Dermatology meetings.

Dr. Andréia Munck, MD, from São Paulo, demonstrating real life performance of trichogram procedure

Projection of embedding of epilated hair probe

Microscopic hair root forms (anagen, catagen, telogen)

Also Biolab Farmacêutica is to be acknowledged for its dedication in providing the catering and technical equipment for the event. To the leader in the Brazilianprescription drug market, health and life quality are indispensable for the individual to realize a fulfilled life by virtue of his own strength. Therefore,Biolab commits itself to the research and development, and production and commercialization of respective pharmaceutics, also for hair growth and quality. 

Finally, Niterói was the ideal venue chosen, lying across the Guanabara Bay facing the city of Rio de Janeiro with an extended view on all of its attractions,such as the Sugar Loaf Mountain (Pão de Açúcar), the Corovado mountain with the art deco statue of Christ the Redeemer (Cristo Redentor), andFort Copacabana, to name but a few. At the same time, the municipality has been classified as the richest city of Brazil, reflecting in its demographics,economy, education, and boasting numerable notable people in the fields of music, show business, sports, and politics.

Spectacular view on Rio de Janeiro from Niterói

With Fernanda Gavazzoni at the Confeitería Colombo in Rio de Janeiro for coffee and traditional Brazilian brigadeiros

In conclusion, I can only hook up with Austrian novelist Stefan Zweig (1881-1942) who on the occasion of his exile 1940-1942 in Petrópolis from intolerance, authoritarianism, and Nazism in his European homeland, said of his host land Brazil and its people: “I've never beheld such a paradise. The people are enchanting…“. Indeed, „On the eighth day“, say the locals, „God created Rio“ – and it’s hard to disagree. It’s a city where luxuriant rainforests, soft beaches, and monolithic cartoon-like mountains combine to form one of the most distinctive landscapes of the world, with breathtaking views, while the people are patient, warm and accepting, less self-centered as in other cultures and therefore more connected to the world.

Monolithic cartoon-like mountain: Pedra do Elefante Itaipuaçu reminiscent of a reclining elephant

Dinner at trendy restaurant with residents and faculty of the Department of Dermatology of the Universidade Federal Fluminense

13.12.2016 22:15

12th Pan-Hellenic Congress of Dermatology and Venereology, Athens, Greece, November 3-6, 2016

Professor Trüeb at the congress venue in the Athens Hilton Hotel, Greece.

Congress President Professor Dimitrios Rigopoulos’ welcome address at the congress opening ceremony

Prof. Trüeb giving lecture on “Rational basis of multi-targeted and individualized treatment for alopecia”.

Professors Dimitrios Ioannides from Thessaloniki and Dimitrios Rigopoulos from Athens chairing the session.

At Speakers’ Dinner in trendy Athenian restaurant with Professors Rigopoulos and Ioannides.

The Acropolis of Athens located on an extremely rocky outcrop above the city contains the remains of several ancient buildings of great architectural and historical significance, the most famous being the Parthenon. Sightseeing opportunity of the cultural heritage of the Greek people was kindly provided by the congress organization.

Marble votive relief depicting the various phases in the curing of a patient (400-350 BC). Found in the sanctuary of Amphiaraos at Oropos. The shape of a temple, and the panel on a tall base in the background denote the sanctity of the area in which the healing events are taking place.

Fragment of a wall-painting depicting a female figure, the “Mycenaean Lady”, participating in a procession. Her elegant head is shown in profile, while her intricate hairstyle and rich jewellery are striking.

Ivory comb with two rows of sphinxes and a rosette in the middle. Both, wall painting and comb, are exhibited at the Athens National Archaeological Museum, underlining the significance of hair and hair style in Ancient Greek culture.

13.12.2016 21:45

Visit of Dr. Pedro Colli, M.D., from Department of Dermatology and Radiotherapy, Paulista State University, UNESP, Botucatu Medical School, São Paulo, Brazil, for traineeship in Dermato-Trichology at the Center for Dermatology and Hair Diseases, November 1st through 25th 2016

"Share your knowledge. It is a way to achieve immortality" (Dalai Lama XIV)

"One year would not be enough to learn all Professor Trüeb has to share from his beautiful mind. And I’m not talking about Dermatology, because in this case, one life perhaps could fit. Thank you Professor Trüeb for all your patience and for your beautiful gift of teaching. Spending time with someone eager about learning is definitely heavenly. Thank you for the countless laughs and for your great sense of humor. My appointments with the patients will never be the same! Of course, nothing would be possible without patients, so here goes my huge thankfulness to them.  My best wishes to your team, Dr. Antonia Fellas, Marija, Danijela, and Biella, who treated me as if I were a member of this select group. I hope meeting you soon again. PS: Give a delicious cookie to Paco (Professor Trüeb’s pet pug) for me today." (Dr. Pedro Colli)

Dr. Pedro Colli performing intralesional triamcinolone acetonide injection in patient with alopecia areata.

Receiving certificate from Professor Trüeb after successful traineeship in Dermato-Trichology at the Center for Dermatology and Hair Diseases.

Tasting Swiss cheese fondue at traditional restaurant “Le Dézaley” in Zurich.

At “Le Dézaley” (from left to right) with: Danijela Miscovic, Antonia Fellas, Marija Berisha.

Zurich Opera lit up in festive red colour for the Christmas market during the Advent.

At the opening of the Christmas market on the Sechseläutenplatz in Zurich on the occasion of the time of Advent (with Marija and Danijela): “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel”

29.09.2016 12:05

6th Lisbon Trichology Symposium, 23rd/24th September 2016, Lisbon, Portugal

View on the congress venue at Parque das Nações at the eastern end of Lisbon‘s waterfront from the cable car. The futuristic architecture is a stark contrast to Lisbon's old quarters. Built by innovative architects for the World Fair in 1998, the Fair was special for hosting a record of 130 countries, being the 100th international exhibition since the Great Exhibition of London in 1851, and coinciding with the 500th anniversary of Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama's arrival in India. When the Fair was over, the new urban district was dubbed Park of Nations, and is now one of the largest urban re-development projects in Europe. The location offered the appropriate setting for Professor Trüeb’s concluding lecture on „Future of Trichology“ at the finale of the 6th Lisbon Trichology Symposium. “The best way to predict your future is to create it.“ (Abraham Lincoln).

Giving lecture on „Future of Trichology“ at 6th Trichology Symposium: “The problems are solved, not by giving new information, but by arranging what we have known since long.“  (Ludwig Wittgenstein)
With international colleagues in the quest for excellence in clinical Trichology and invited speakers (from left to right): Laila El Shabrawi, MD, from Graz,  Austria, Bianca Maria Piraccini, MD, from Bologna, Italy, Lidia Rudnicka, MD, PhD, from Warsaw, Poland, and Pascal Reygagne, MD, from Paris, France. “Knowledge is in the end based on acknowledgement.“ (Ludwig Wittgenstein).

16.08.2016 23:25

25. Fortbildungswoche für praktische Dermatologie und Venerologie, München, 23. – 29. Juli 2016 Mittagsseminar: „Haarsprechstunde: Erfahrungen aus der Praxis“

Professor Ralph Trüeb (Vorsitz) zusammen mit Ko-Referenten Dr. med. Uwe Schwichtenberg, Praxis für Dermatologie, Allergologie und Phlebologie, Bremen (links), und Dr. med. Andreas M. Finner, Trichomed® Praxis für Haarmedizin und Haartransplantation, Berlin (Mitte)

Zusammen mit Ko-Referenten und mit Jenny Latz von JENNY LATZ HAIR HAIRCOACHING® (links)

Beim Vortrag „Haarausfall bei Frauen: Erwartungen – Ergebnisse“: „Madame la Comtesse, Ihnen fehlt es mehr an Disziplin als an Medizin!“ „Na, ich habe Dutzende von Pariser Ärzten konsultiert, aber keiner hat je riskiert, mir von Disziplin zu sprechen.“ „Gerade darum mussten Sie erst so viele konsultieren.“ (aus: Axel Munthe. Das Buch von San Michele).

Der Dom zu Unserer Lieben Frau in der Münchner Altstadt, kurz „Frauenkirche“ genannt, ist die Kathedralkirche des Erzbischofs von München und Freising und zählt zu den Wahrzeichen der bayerischen Landeshauptstadt München. Blick aus dem Zimmerfenster im „Hotel Bayerischer Hof“.

„Das blaue Pferd“ (1911) von Franz Marc (1880-1916), Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus München. Das „Blaue Pferd“ ist mit seiner eindringlichen, vom Reiz des Neuanfangs verklärten Symbolkraft zu einem der bekanntesten Bilder Marcs und des „Blauen Reiter“ geworden. Die Rolle der blauen Farbe als Symbol des Geistigen, des Sieges über das Materielle, ist hier klar ausgesprochen. Marc dringt im Bild endgültig von der natürlichen „Erscheinungsfarbe“ zur „Wesensfarbe“ vor.

„Gegossene Schönheit“. Bronzeplastiken in der Residenz München: Kurfürst Maximilian I (1573-1651), Herzog von Bayern und Kurfürst des Heiligen Römischen Reiches. Neben dem Kaiser war er die führende Persönlichkeit der katholischen Fürsten im Heiligen Römischen Reich und war der eigentliche Gründer der Katholischen Liga. Er war eine prägende Person der Gegenreformation und der katholischen Reform.

Satyr mit Weinpokal, Carlo die Cesare del Palagio (1540-1598). Die figürlichen Bronzen stellen Hauptwerke der europäischen Bronzekunst des Manierismus und Frühbarock dar. Der Satyr ist in der griechischen Mythologie eine Figur im Gefolge des Weingottes Dionysos. Später wurde der römische Faunus als ein dem Satyr ähnliches Fabelwesen dargestellt. Nach ihnen wurden die medizinischen Begriffe fawn tail nevus oder „Faun-schwanz“ (lumbosakrale Hypertrichose) und Satyriasis (krankhaft gesteigerter männlicher Geschlechtstrieb) geprägt.


29.06.2016 12:25

Visit of Dr. Mimi, Mee Chang, MBChB, MRCP, FHKCP, from The Prince of Wales Hospital and the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China, for traineeship in Dermato-Trichology at the Center for Dermatology and Hair Diseases, April 1st through June 27th 2016


“知之為知之,不知為不知,是知也”- 孔子
“To know what we know, and know what we do not know, that is understanding.” (Confucius)

“I am most grateful for the opportunity to learn and work with Professor Trüeb. He is a good doctor and teacher, who not only knows and understands trichology and dermatology very well, but is also willing to share his work, knowledge, passion and humor. It is a truly inspirational experience which will guide my pursuit of the subspecialty. And of course, to the appreciation of arts, too! Lastly, I would like to thank Professor’s family, and the efficient staffs in the clinic (Dr. Antonia Fellas, Marija, Biella and Daniela), for their warm and hospitable company “有朋自遠方來、不亦樂乎“ Thank you for the teaching and friendship, Prof. Trüeb!” (Dr. Mimi Chang)

Receiving certificate and complimentary textbook “The Difficult Hair Loss Patient. Guide to Successful Management of Alopecia and Related Conditions” after successful 3-month traineeship in Dermato-Trichology at the Center for Dermatology and Hair Diseases Professor Trüeb.

In mutual appreciation of art: Bird’s-eye view on Hong Kong (Aquarell), Ukrainian landscape painting (Oil on Canvas), book on “Monet’s Trees” (Thames & Hudson): “I perhaps owe it to flowers,” wrote Claude Monet (1840–1926), “that I became a painter.” His fascination with trees, while perhaps of equal intensity, is less well-documented. A leading figure of the Impressionist movement and perhaps the most celebrated landscape painter of his age, Monet dedicated his life to capturing the subtleties of the natural world.

With pet Pug “Paco”. Legend has it that the ancient Chinese were looking into wrinkles for patterns that resembled Chinese characters. The most revered wrinkle patterns in the Lo-Sze (Pug) were the ones that formed the Chinese character for „Prince“ 王子

In Lucerne at traditional Swiss Restaurant “Wilden Mann” together with Dr. Antonia Fellas for regional culinary speciality “Luzerner Chügelipastete”. In 1517, when the Wilden Mann was first mentioned in records, it was not the refined place it represents today. In fact, it was a bar without a tavern licence. Later it became an inn. It was not until the 19th century with the rise of tourism in Switzerland that the Wilden Mann was transformed into a first-class address.

11.06.2016 19:25

Seoul Hair Forum and 12th Korean Hair Research Society (KHRS) Meeting, Seoul, Republic of Korea (South Korea), May 28-29, 2016

Congress venue: Seoul St. Mary Hospital, Catholic University of Korea. The Catholic University of Korea is a private Roman Catholic institution of higher education. The university's medical school, considered as one of the most prestigious in South Korea, has eight affiliated hospitals in major cities of the country. The university has been consistently ranked as one of the premier universities in South Korea and regarded in both national and international university rankings. Seoul St. Mary's Hospital is one of the affiliated hospitals. The new hospital opened April 2009.

Professor Trüeb at Seoul St. Mary Hospital, Catholic University of Korea, in front of replica of Statue of Our Lady of Lourdes in the Grotto. The Virgin Mary appeared to Saint Bernadette Soubirous on 18 occasions at Lourdes, which became a major place of Roman Catholic pilgrimage and miraculous healings.

International invited speakers at Leeum Gallery (from left to right): Joyce Lee, MD, from Singapore (“Hair shaft disorders”, and “Overview of histopathologic findings in alopecias”), Xingqi  Zhang, MD, PhD, from First Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China (“Clinical aspect of acute telogen effluvium, on clinical manifestation and possible mechanisms”, and “Clinical aspect of alopecia areata on pathogenic factors and  treatment”), and Chao-Chun Yang, MD, PhD, from National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan (“Update on treatment of extensive alopecia areata”).

Giving lectures on “Rational basis of multi-targeted and individualized treatment for alopecia” at Seoul Hair Forum and Hamamelis virginiana-based scalp care and protection for sensitive scalp, red scalp, and scalp burn-out” at 12th KHRS Annual Meeting: one must remain open-minded for the possibility of a multitude of cause-relationships underlying hair loss, and combined treatments and multi-targeted approaches to enhance hair growth and quality. The scientific rationale for such an approach is given, but there is a need for studies to establish increase of efficacy of combination regimens for treatment of hair loss that go beyond topical minoxidil , and oral 5a-reductase inhibitors, to include nutritional therapies , and choice of appropriate hair and scalp care (such as witch-hazel based shampoo).

With Mr. Ki-Suo Han (center) from Human & Healthcare Co. Ltd, South Korea, and staff members, international distribution partner for original nutrition-based oral hair growth promoting agent Pantogar® (from Merz, Germany), and for Hamamelis virginiana-based scalp care products Erol Energy® Shampoo and Tonic (from Apomedica, Switzerland).

Group photograph from Seoul Hair Forum at Seoul St. Mary Hospital, Catholic University of Korea.

At traditional Korean dinner and social gathering: international invited speaker (left) Shigeki Inui, MD, PhD, from Osaka University, Japan (“How to use trichoscopy: proposal of practical algorithm”, and “From bench to hair clinic: Leptin as an anagen inducer for red LED-induced hair growth stimulation”), with Gwang Seong Choi, MD, from Inha University, Korea (“Quality of life in patients with alopecia areata”).

Addressing  KHRS representatives at social gathering: “Confucius said: „In learning and straightway practising is there not pleasure also? When friends gather round from afar do we not rejoice?” “A gentleman gathers friends by culture.” “All educated men are peers.“ Together with KHRS President Woo-Young Sim, holding KHRS Letter of Appreciation.

Group photograph from 12th KHRS Annual Meeting at Seoul St. Mary Hospital, Catholic University of Korea.

Traditional Korean barbecue cuisine with representatives of KHRS and international invited speakers: left row (2nd-4th): KHRS Past-President Woo-Young Sim, from Kyung Hee University, Korea, ByungIn Ro from Myongj Hospital, Korea, and Joyce Lee, right row (from front to back): Gwang Seong Choi, newly elect KHRS President Won-Soo Lee from Yonsei Wonju University, Korea, and co-author of “Male Alopecia. Guide to Successful Management” released by Springer 2014 on the occasion of WCHR Meeting on Jeju Island, Korea, with Ralph M. Trüeb, Chang-Hun Huh from Seoul National University, Korea (“Robotic hair follicle harvesting in hair transplantation surgery”), and Koh-eiToyoshima, from Japan (“Proof-of-concept of fully functional organ regenerative therapy fo hair follicle insufficiency”).

Deoksugung Palace Royal Guard Changing Ceremony. The palace is a walled compound of palaces in Seoul that was inhabited by members of Korea’s Royal family during the Kingdom of Joseon (1392-1897). The palace has held a guard-changing ceremony since 1996 after historical research by leading historians. The ceremony held if front of the Daehanum Gate of the palace is a tradition similar to the Changing of Guards at Buckingham Palace and offers a special opportunity to experience royal culture.

Changdeokgung Bullomun Gate. The stone Gate at the Changdeokgung Palace gardens, Bullomun (불로문), literally means “Gate of Everlasting Youth”.

Traditional Korean Dance developed under the influence of both Korean shamanic dance and Joseon Dynasty court performance.

Seoul Hair Forum Program and Abstract:

12th KHRS Meeting Program and Abstract:

12.05.2016 14:25

I  ҉  CAPRI Hair & Nail and Anti-Aging CORSO PRATICO, CAPRI, Hotel La Palma, Capri, Italy, May 6th-7th 2016

Welcome to Capri Hair & Nail and Anti-Aging Corso Pratico under the patronage of: Associazione Donne Dermatologhe Italia (DDI), Accademica Mediteranea Donne Dermatologhe

Professor Trüeb giving invited lecture on “Innovative nutricosmetics solution in hair loss treatment/Nutriceutici innovative per la caduta dei capelli”. Chairs: Dott.ssa Gabriella Fabbrocini (left) from Napoli, Italy, and Prof.ssa Antonella Tosti (right) from Miami, USA, and Bologna, Italy

With invited speaker Jerry Shapiro, MD, from New York, USA, and Course President Antonella Tosti at the Congress venue, Hotel la Palma****, on Via Vittorio Emanuele in Capri

Villa Jovis (Villa of Jupiter) is a Roman palace on Capri built by emperor Tiberius (42 BC-37 AD). Tiberius mainly ruled from there until his death. The palace is situated in the very northeast of the island at 334 meters elevation. Access is only possible by foot, and involves an uphill walk of about 2 kilometers from Capri town. Apparently the main motivations for Tiberius's move from Rome to Capri were his wariness of the political maneuverings in Rome and fear of assassination. The villa is situated at a very secluded spot, and Tiberius's quarters were particularly difficult to reach. According to Roman historian Suetonius (69-122 AD), the villa is also the place where Tiberius engaged in debauchery.Modern scholars regard these accounts as sensationalized, but Suetonius' stories at least paint a picture of how Tiberius was perceived by the Roman populace at the time.

Just as Villa Jovis from the height of Mount Tiberius expresses and sums up Capri's imperial period, the Certosa di San Giacomo (Charterhouse of St. Giacomo), sunk with its extended buildings within the narrow valley between the Castiglione and the Tuoro hills, expresses the mediaeval and monastic period of Capri in its most noble and monumental form. Legend has it that in 1380 the father prior of the monastery was taken unaware by the news of the arrival in Capri of Queen Giovanna I d’Anjou and made a flower arrangement with the most beautiful flowers of the island. The water was not changed for three days, and when the flowers were thrown away, the prior noticed that the water had acquired a wonderful fragrance. That water became the first perfume of Capri. “Se non è vero, è ben trovato”. History relates that in 1948 the prior of the monastery discovered the old formulas of the perfumes and, with permission from the Pope, revealed them to a chemist from Turin,who created a perfumes laboratory, and called it “Carthusia”.

In the atrium of the Villa San Michele at Anacapri with Dionyssios Kyvetos, ambassador of Greece to Iraq, Jerry Shapiro, Prof. Eckart Haneke from Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany, and Dr Bertrand Richert-Baran from Bruxelles, Belgium (from left to right). The Villa was built at the turn of the 20th century by the Swedish physician Dr Axel Munthe (1857-1949). In his later years, Munthe wrote his memoirs “The Story of San Michele” which gives account of how he first discovered the island and built the Villa, decorated with the remains of palaces built by the ancient Romans which he found on his land. Of himself, Munthe said: “I was not a good doctor, my studies had been too rapid, my hospital training too short, but there is not the slightest doubt that I was a successful doctor. What is the secret of success? To inspire confidence.” (The Story of San Michele).

The Egyptian Sphinx (overlooking the Island of Capri) is more wrapped in legend then any other object at San Michele. It is from the time of Ramses II (1279–1213 BC). How Axel Munthe came by it remains obscure. In “The Story of San Michele” he relates that he saw the sphinx in a dream, and when he awoke from the dream he rushed over to the country- side to fetch it. The choice of the sphinx as a symbol of the Villa may have been inspired by one of Munthe’s favorite authors,  German Romantic writer Jean Paul  (1763-1825), who compared Capri to a sphinx. “My house must be open to the sun, to the wind, and the voice of the sea, just like a Greek temple, and light, light, light everywhere!" (Axel Munthe)

Villa San Michele, the Bedroom. Probably the most enchanting of the rooms for its unique combination of ancient and newer objects. The room is divided into two parts by an arcade and a middle column, a recurrent architectural motif of the Villa. The 15th century wrought-iron bed is of Sicilian origin, and was presumably a camp-bed. On the tables and on the walls are ancient Roman artifacts. Furnishing is antique too, dating back to the 15th and 18th centuries. The twilight pervading the room inspires reflection and meditation. “The soul needs more space than the body.” (Axel Munthe)


21.04.2016 19:25

2nd International Congress of the Cyprus Society of Dermatology and Venereology, Limassol, Cyprus, March 25th-27th 2016

Professor Trüeb with Dr. Andreas Pallouras, MD, Dermatologist, Cyprus, and President of the Scientific Committee

With Dr. Andreas Fellas, MD, Dermatologist, and long-standing friend, Member of the Organizing Committee, at his private office and laser center in Nicosia, Cyprus

Giving lecture on “Male Hair Loss: Insights, Therapy, and Risks” and on “The Difficult Hair Loss Patient: A Special Challenge” (the topics of Prof Trüeb’s latest book releases with Springer Scientific Publications) 

Session chaired by Dr. Antonia Fellas, MD, daughter of Andreas Fellas, and associate at the Center for Dermatology and Hair Diseases Professor Trüeb, and Dr. Constantinos Symeonides, MD, Secretary of the Society

At “Salomi” Cyprus Traditional Tavern, Ayios Tychonas Village (VIP table reservation)

Complete table party (from left to right): Dr. Elena Orfanos, (second) with husband Volker, from Berlin, Germany, Dr. Andreas Fellas,Prof. Christiane Bayerl, from Wiesbaden, Germany, Prof. Ralph Trüeb, Elena Fellas, Prof. Constantin Orfanos, Professor emeritus from Berlin, Germany, with wife Vera, and Dr. Ahmed Halim, from Cairo, Egypt

With Prof. Harald Gollnick, from Magdeburg, Germany, Dr. Antonia Fellas, and Prof. Christiane Bayerl, from Wiesbaden, Germany, both Directors at the Departments of Dermatology, where Antonia Fellas did her residency in Dermatology before joining the staff at the Center for Dermatology and Hair Diseases Professor Trüeb in 2016

Enjoying Cypriot live music and dance: Dr. Andreas Fellas with daughters Antonia and Elena doing the Sirtaki at the Grand Resort, Limassol, Cyprus

25.03.2016 21:05

New Acquisition:


Sculpture by Maudie Rachel Okittuk (artist, *1944)
Taloyoak 1995

In Inuit mythology, the ijiraq is a sort of shape shifter who kidnaps children, hides them away, and abandons them. It can appear in any form, making it particularly deceptive. When you are for instance hunting somewhere that ijirait (plural) inhabit, you will see them in the corner of your eye for a fleeting moment. If you try to observe them directly however, they are completely elusive. They are sometimes helpful, sometimes fatally deceptive. Ijirait are said to inhabit a place between two worlds; not quite inside this one, nor quite outside of it. Their abode is said to be cursed, and one will lose the way, no matter how skilled or familiar with the surroundings. Nevertheless, the inuksuk (human-made stone landmarks of the Inuit people) allow children to find their way back home, once they have convinced the ijiraq to release them.

21.03.2016 20:45

74th Annual Meeting, American Academy of Dermatology, Washington, D.C., USA, March 4-8, 2016

Welcome to 74th Annual Meeting of the AAD, at Walter E. Washington Convention Center

Prof. Trüeb at AAD technical exhibit discussing with Celgene representatives Drs. Michael
Zürcher and Natalie Graf  from Switzerland efficacy of Apremilast in scalp psoriasis 

Reception at the Spanish Embassy in Washington, D.C., by appointment of the Spanish Academy of Dermatology and Venereology, in front of a bust of Philipp II of Spain (1527-1598). In 1563, the Venetian ambassador Paolo Fagolo said of Philipp: "He dresses very tastefully, and everything that he does is courteous and gracious."

At the Spanish Embassy reception with Dr. Sergio Vañó Galván, dermatologist and hair transplant surgeon at Hospital Universitario Ramón y Cajal and of the Clínica Grupo Pedro Jaén in Madrid, Spain, and with Dr. Antonella Tosti, Professor for Dermatology at the Universities of Miami, Fl., USA, and of Bologna, Italy.

At the Rotunda of the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

French philosopher Voltaire (1694-1778) with and without perruque, by Jean Antoine Houdon (1741-1828), at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.. Voltaire was a satirical polemicist famous for his wit. The quotation: “I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one: 'O Lord make my enemies ridiculous.' And God granted it.” is attributed to him.

01.03.2016 15:45

Visit of Paul Gressenberger, cand. med., from Medical University of Graz, Austria, at the Center for Dermatology and Hair Diseases, February 24th through 26th 2016

“To acquire knowledge, one must study; but to acquire wisdom, one must observe.” - Marilyn vos Savant

Testimonial: “Auf Empfehlung von Frau Univ.-Prof. Dr. Daisy Kopera, Betreuerin meiner Diplomarbeit über das Thema Haar- und Kopfhauterkrankungen, bin ich zu Herrn Prof. Dr. Trüeb nach Zürich gekommen, um einen Einblick in diese komplexe Thematik zu bekommen. Ich habe in der eindrucksvollen Praxis von Professor Trüeb sehr viel gesehen und gelernt und würde ihn  jederzeit gerne wieder besuchen.“ (cand. med. Paul Gressenberger). 

17.02.2016 19:41

Visit of Professor Rodney Sinclair, MBBS, MD, FACD, from University of Melbourne, and Sinclair Dermatology, Melbourne, Australia, at the Center for Dermatology and Hair Diseases Professor Trüeb on January 18 2016

On the occasion of Rod Sinclair’s surprise visit, we had the opportunity to discuss such controversial topics as spironolactone and low dose oral minoxidil for treatment of female androgenetic alopecia, oral cyclosporine for alopecia areata, and surgery for the inflammatory scarring alopecias.

22.12.2015 11:41

Österreichische Gesellschaft für Dermatologie und Venerologie (ÖGDV), Jahrestagung 2015, 4.-6. Dezember 2015, Wien, Österreich

Professor Trüeb beim Vortrag über “Haarausfall (erfolgreich behandeln)“ zum Anlass 125 Jahre ÖGDV

Beim „President’s Dinner“ im Palais Coburg mit Frau Univ.-Professor Daisy Kopera, aus Graz

Weihnachts-Deko im Palais Coburg

Im Hotel Sacher mit Professor Kopera mit Ehemann

In der „Blauen Bar“ im Hotel Sacher mit Frau Magister Alexandra Winkler bei Original Sacher Torte

Weihnachtsmarkt beim Stephansdom

Weihnachtsbeleuchtung am Graben bei Wiener Pestsäule

Vor dem Portrait von Kaiserin Elisabeth („Sisi“) von Österreich-Ungarn (1837-1898) *

* „Sie (Kaiserin Sisi) betrieb einen Aufwand um ihr fast bodenlanges Haar, der jeder Beschreibung spottet. Es musste mehrmals die Woche mit zwölf Eidottern gewaschen werden. Sie engagierte die frühere Burgtheater-Coiffeuse Fanny Feifalik als ihre persönliche Friseuse. Wenn sie sich das Haar bürsten liess , mussten ihr die Mädchen danach den Kamm zeigen. Fanden sich Haare darin, soll sie … fürchterliche Wutanfälle bekommen haben, … . Ihre langen, schweren Flechten verursachten Elisabeth oftmals Kopfschmerzen.“ (Auszug aus: Konrad Kramar, Petra Stuiber. Die schrulligen Habsburger. Marotten und Allüren eines Kaiserhauses. Serie Piper).

14.10.2015 19:50

24th EADV (European Academy of Dermatology) Congress, 7th-11th October 2015, Copenhagen, Denmark

Congress venue at the Bella Center Copenhagen, Denmark

Professor Trüeb at EADV Congress Copenhagen with Dr. Adel Botros Zaghloul, MD, from Cairo Skin Venereal Disease Hospital, Egypt

Chairing session on “Hair Disorders” with Professor Eli Sprecher from Tel Aviv, Israel

At EADV invited lecture on “Androgenetic Alopecia”

With Ms Juliette Ruth Kleemann from Springer at the Wisepress booth

Newest 2015 book release with Springer Scientific Publications

Giving lecture on patient adherence issues to Swiss dermatologists on Scientific Psoriasis Evening at Restaurant Mielcke & Hurtigkarl, Frederiksberg Have

Mielcke & Hurtigkarl is a gourmet restaurant set in one of Copenhagen’s most beautiful royal gardens. It represents a curious and stylish cabaret of gourmet experiments

Pittoresque setting of Nyhaven, a 17th-century waterfront and canal originally constructed by King Christian V. It was notorious for beer, sailors, and prostitution. Danish author Hans Christian Andersen lived at Nyhavn for some 18 years. Today, it is mainly a tourist entertainment center with bars, cafes, and restaurants

With Marguerite Krasovec, MD, from Switzerland, at Restaurant “Cap Horn”, Nyhaven

The Little Mermaid is a bronze statue by Edvard Eriksen, depicting a mermaid. The sculpture is displayed on a rock by the waterside at the Langelinie promenade in Copenhagen. Based on the fairy tale of the same name by Danish author Hans Christian Andersen, the small and unimposing statue is a Copenhagen icon

The Throne Chair of Denmark located in the Castle of Rosenborg. According to legend, it is made of the horn of unicorns. In reality, it is made from narwhal tusks

Halloween at Tivoli Gardens Copenhagen. Tivoli Gardens was founded in 1843 and has enchanted many international visitors. Hans Christian Andersen visited many times, as did Walt Disney and many other celebrities, who fell in love with the gardens. Part of its secret is that there is something for everyone

A ride in the “Flying Trunk” at Tivoli Gardens takes you on a journey through fairy-tale scenes of Hans Christian Andersen (clockwise from top left): The Little Mermaid (publishing year 1835), Thumbelina (1837), The Little Girl with the Matchsticks (1845), and The Emperor’s New Clothes (1837)

Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875): Although a prolific writer of plays, travelogues, novels, and poems, Andersen is best remembered for his fairy tales. His popularity is not limited to children; his stories express themes that transcend age and nationality


25.09.2015 11:50
Dr. Ramanauskaite by the lake of Lucerne (Vierwaldstättersee), Switzerland.

Brazilian Society of Dermatology 70th Congress 2015, São Paulo, September 5-8, 2015

Professor Trüeb with Professor Maria Fernanda Gavazzoni, MD, PhD, from Rio De Janeiro (left), and Doctor Andréia Munck, MD, from São Paulo, Brazil (right)     

At the reception of the Brazilian Study Group of Hair and Scalp Diseases on the occasion of the Brazilian Society of Dermatology 70th Congress in São Paulo,  Brazil

With Brazilian Study Group of Hair and Scalp Diseases

In conversation with astute members of the Brazilian Hair Study Group (“Tricho Girls”)

Receiving plaque of recognition form Brazilian Study Group of Hair and Scalp Diseases

At the Pantogar Symposium giving lecture on “Clinical Practice and New Evidence” (of Superiority of Combination Treatment with Pantogar over Monotherapy with Topical Minoxidil for Female Alopecia)

With Drs. Ricardo Romiti (far left) and Roberto Terzian (left) on the occasion of the Pantogar Symposium on “New Developments in Treatment of Female Hair Loss” 

Professor Maria Fernanda Gavazzoni opening session on “Alopecia Areata” at the Brazilian Society of Dermatology 70th Congress in São Paulo

Giving lecture on “Evidence-Based Medicine in Treatment of Alopecia Areata (Sense or Nonsense?)”

In Q & A session on “Alopecia Areata”

Lecture Abstracts: 

11.08.2015 18:10

Inaugural Dissertation of Barbara Hotzenköcherle Trüeb at the University of Zürich Faculty of Medicine

Doctor Barbara Hotzenköcherle Trüeb with certificate of doctor’s degree

With Professor Klaus Grätz, Dean, University of Zürich Faculty of Medicine

In her inaugural dissertation (University of Zürich, 2015) under the mentorship of Professor Ralph M. Trüeb, graduate Barbara Hotzenköcherle Trüeb successfully demonstrated the impact of seasonality of hair growth and shedding on study results with hair growth promoting agents through inhomogeneous inclusion of study patients in relation to the season. She concluded that the  impact of seasonality of hair growth and shedding on clinical trials with hair growth promoting agents should always be taken into consideration, especially in studies with small numbers of patients and study durations < 12 months, since heterogeneity of patient inclusion may be enough to distort clinical efficacy results.


03.08.2015 11:18


Following Aging Hair (2010), Female Alopecia (2013), and Male Alopecia (2014), the fourth work in the Trüeb Tetralogy is soon expected to be released:

The Difficult Hair Loss Patient. Guide to Successful Management of Alopecia and Related Conditions (2015).

You could read every textbook available on hair growth and disorders, and still not be able to treat hair loss effectively. This book is a thorough guide going beyond the technical aspects of trichology and evidence based medicine, providing specialists and primary care physicians experienced in the basic management of hair loss with the extra know-how to master the ultimate challenge of the difficult hair loss patient.

21.07.2015 08:45
Dr. Ramanauskaite by the lake of Lucerne (Vierwaldstättersee), Switzerland.

23rd World Congress of Dermatology, June 8-13 2015, Vancouver, Canada 

Professor Trüeb at the Vancouver Convention Center

Giving lecture on “The Impact of Oxidative Stress on Hair” at the P&G Satellite Symposia Series with leading experts in skin & hair science (see pdf. below)

Chairs: Prof. Dr. Ulrike Blume-Peytavi from Berlin, Germany, and Dr. John Gray from Durban, South Africa

At the traditional Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, famed for its Art Déco style and gargoyles  

At the Gastown steam clock with Prof. Dr. Maria Fernanda Gavazzoni from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

At the Capilano Totem Park

View on the Capilano River from the Suspension Bridge

P&G Satellite Symposia Series:

08.05.2015 16:30

Visit of Ausrine Ramanauskaite, M.D., from Vilnius University Hospital Santariskiu Klinikos, Center of Dermatovenereology, Vilnius, Lithuania, for traineeship in trichology at the Center for Dermatology and Hair Diseases, April 7 – 28, 2015

Dr. Ramanauskaite by the lake of Lucerne (Vierwaldstättersee), Switzerland.

Dr. Ramanauskaite by the lake of Lucerne (Vierwaldstättersee), Switzerland.

Testimonial: "The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled." (Plutarch, On Listening to Lectures). I am thankful for the opportunity and honor to take the traineeship in Trichology in the DERMATOLOGICAL PRACTICE AND HAIR CENTER PROFESSOR TRÜEB. I am returning home not only with knowledge, but also with motivation and desire to develop and flourish the frequently neglected, but so important and interesting branch of dermatology.  It was a great pleasure  not only to work and learn, but also to be immersed into art and history, which is surrounding every corner of the outstanding practice and everyday life. Again, thank you for the generous and meaningful gift - knowledge and friendship. (Dr. Ausrine Ramanauskaite).

Welcome toast at the Center for Dermatology and Hair Disease Professor Trüeb

Enjoying ephemeral beauty of Magnolia spring 
blossoms in Zurich 

At the traditional “Zürcher Sechseläuten” April 13th 2015 (photograph by A. Ramanauskaite)

Receiving certificate and complimentary textbook after successful traineeship in trichology at the Center for Dermatology and Hair Diseases Professor Trüeb.

A night at the Zurich Opera (La Traviata)

21.04.2015 17:30

New Acquisitions:


Sperm whale tooth 
Dimensions: H x W: 6.5 x 6 cm

“I shall create a tupilak! he crooned vindictively” (From: T. Everett Harré, “The Eternal Maiden”).

Tupilak means 'soul of the ancestor’ and is a carved figure that protects its owner against enemy attack.

The history of the tupilak goes back 5’000 years. In Greenlandic Inuit tradition, the tupilaq represents an avenging monster fabricated by a practitioner of Shamanism by using various objects such as animal parts (bone, skin, hair, etc.). The creature was given life by ritualistic chants, and then placed into the sea to seek and destroy a specific enemy. The tupilak attacked in the form of the creature it represented. It was a magical implement devoid of independent will and, thus, compelled to obey a person possessing insight into the supernatural world.

Because tupilaqs were made in secret, and usually from perishable materials, none of the past have been preserved. Early European visitors to Greenland, fascinated by the native legend, have been eager to see what tupilaqs looked like, so the Inuit began to carve representations of them out various, more durable materials, such as narwhal and walrus tusk, wood and caribou antler. 

Today, tupilaqs of many different shapes and sizes have become an important part of Greenlandic Inuit art and are highly prized as collectibles. 

Purchased on March 19th 2015

Petrified whale ear bone 
(Ability to obtain wisdom of the past)

This is the tympanic bone of a prehistoric whale and likely to be between 14'000’000 and 23'000’000 years old. The tympanic bone is unique to whales. It houses the bones of their inner ear. Unlike many bones in a whale's skeleton, the tympanic bone is very dense. You can sometimes find these bones washed up on the beach. The fossilized inner ear bone shows a striking similarity in form to the human outer ear. 

Well-preserved fossils from whales have helped scientists understand how whales evolved organs to cope with the peculiarities of the marine environment. Specifically, ear bone fossils reveal how the ancestors of whales developed their finely tuned underwater hearing. While sounds travel farther and faster underwater, hearing in the marine environment presents a different challenge to hearing on land. On land, sound vibrations strike the mammalian eardrum through an air-filled, outer ear canal. However, when a typical mammal is submerged, water fills the ear canal, diminishing the ability of the eardrum to transmit sound. Therefore, the ear canal of whales is not thought to be functional. Alternatively, in the whale, sound easily transfers from water through the animal's body, arriving at the ears via the bone and tissue of the head. 

Whales have extraordinarily well developed hearing abilities. Ears are important for hearing, but also for the whales’ navigation and socialization. Some have suggested that the hearing in whales has evolved to a kind of sixth sense that can be described as “seeing with the ears.” 

The whale figures in the folklore of all cultures and is regarded as a creature of great antiquity. In Ameridian legends the whale is associated with the time before the sea engulfed whole continents, and is therefore regarded as the carrier of ancient knowledge and wisdom. 

Whale as a power animal is concerned with bringing messages out of the depth of your being, specifically our ancestral memories that lie deep within us. The answers to many of life’s greatest perplexities lie hidden there, as well as the record of our own past and indications to our personal destiny. Whale can help to go deep into the oceans of Time and to discover and understand the ancient wisdom. Whale can help us to sense our own sound pattern and our power song that can link us to the rhythm of the universe. 

As the stone represents, listen carefully outwardly with your physical ears, but also attempt to listen and pay attention to any inner messages you may receive.

Ref. Kenneth Meadows. Shamanic Experience. A Practical Guide to Psychic Powers. Bear & Co, Rochester, Vermont 2003 

Purchased on March 19th 2015 

(The objects may be viewed at special request and by appointment)

17.03.2015 11:23

Dermatologische Praxis, 13.-15. März 2015, Congress Forum Frankenthal, Deutschland

Beim Vortrag: „Haarausfall erfolgreich behandeln: aktuelle Therapie- und Pflegeoptionen“

An der Industrieausstellung: „Gute Nacht Haarausfall!“. Mit Dr. Hans Karrer


06.03.2015 17:23

1. Symposium Spectrum Dermatologie Kompakt, 27.-28. Februar 2015, Austria Trend Parkhotel Schönbrunn, Wien, Österreich

Professor Trüeb beim Vortrag über „Haarausfall erfolgreich behandeln“.

Beim Expertengespräch „Ästhetische und Kosmetische Dermatologie“ zusammen mit Univ.-Prof. Daisy Kopera aus Graz, und Prof. Berthold Rzany aus Berlin.

Kaiserliche Rindfleischküche beim Schloss Schönbrunn. Mit Univ. Prof. Daisy Kopera, Prof. Berthold Rzany, Dr. Veronika Lang (von links nach rechts) und Begleitung im Stammhaus der Familie Plachutta unweit vom kaiserlichen Schloß Schönbrunn. Der Plachutta in Hietzing ist eine Institution im Bezirk und für die ganze Stadt beliebter Treffpunkt für Freunde der klassischen Wiener Küche.

Der Tafelspitz ist ein Gericht der Wiener Küche und besteht aus einem in Brühe gekochten Stück Rindfleisch, das in Scheiben geschnitten mit der beim Kochen entstandenen, abgeseihten Suppenbrühe, Wurzelgemüse, Apfelkren, Schnittlauchsauce, Kartoffelschmarrn und Spinat serviert wird.

Zusammen mit Dr. med. Veronika Lang, Medizinisch- wissenschaftliche Leitung, L'Oréal Österreich, vor einem Bildnis des Kaisers Fran Josef I. von Österreich. Franz Werfel definierte die soziale Stellung des Kaisers der Donaumonarchie als sakrosankte, fast religiös überhöhte Spitze der Gesellschaftspyramide: „Der höchste Beamte war Gott. Gott aber war eine unsichtbare Instanz, zu der nur ein indirekter Dienstweg […] beschreitbar war. Gott trug weder eine Zivildienst- noch eine Militäruniform. Seine k. u. k. Apostolische Majestät, der Kaiser in Wien, trug als nächster im Range eine Generalsuniform mit Eichenlaub am Kragen, wodurch er sich von der anderen Generalität unterschied. Vom Kaiser ging die Leiter ununterbrochen abwärts …“

Die Wiener Pestsäule ist eines der markantesten plastischen Kunstwerke der Wiener Innenstadt. Die barocke Dreifaltigkeitssäule wurde 1679 nach einer Pestepidemie errichtet und weist ein komplexes ikonographisches Programm auf. Dessen Grundaussage ist, dass durch die persönliche Frömmigkeit und Fürbitte Kaiser Leopolds I. die Gefahren der Pest und Wiener Türkenbelagerung, die beide als Strafe Gottes für Verfehlung verstanden wurden, abgewendet werden konnten. Die Säule stellt somit gleichzeitig ein Siegesdenkmal für Leopold I. dar.

Die Wiener Karlskirche ist eines der Wahrzeichen Wiens und zugleich eine der bedeutendsten barocken Kirchenbauten nördlich der Alpen. Während der letzten großen Wiener Pestepidemie, gelobte Kaiser Karl VI. 1713, eine Kirche für den Pestheiligen Karl Borromäus zu bauen. Durch das kaiserliche Versprechen sollte die Pest von der Stadt abgewendet werden. Die römisch-katholische Pfarrkirche wurde als zentrale Verbindung zwischen Rom und Byzanz gestaltet und lehnt sich entsprechend architektonisch an die Hagia Sophia und an die Trajanssäule an.

Schloss Schönbrunn wurde 1740 von Kaiser Karl VI. seiner Tochter Maria Theresia geschenkt, die das Anwesen zum kaiserlichen Sommersitz der Habsburger erkor. Der Name geht auf Kaiser Matthias zurück, der hier im Jahr 1619 auf der Jagd einen artesischen Brunnen entdeckt und ausgerufen haben soll: „Welch’ schöner Brunn“. 1805 und 1809 hielt sich Napoleon mit Gefolge im Schloss auf, als die Franzosen Wien besetzt hatten. 1830 wurde hier der mit 18 Jahren zum Kaiser proklamierte Franz Joseph I. geboren. 1832 starb hier Napoleons Sohn im Alter von 21 Jahren.

Wissenschaftliches Programm:

02.03.2015 18:34

Pantene Hair Research Institute (PHRI)  Summit VI, February 14-15 2015, Dolder Grand, and Euro Media Event, February 16 2015, Park Hyatt, Zürich, Switzerland

Pre-summit meeting with Dr. Sotaro Kurata, MD, with wife, from Japan at traditional Swiss Fondue Restaurant “Le Dézaley” in Zurich

Swiss wine tasting: "Le vin est la plus saine et la plus hygiénique des boissons" (Louis Pasteur)

At Center for Dermatology and Hair Diseases Professor Trüeb. Testimonial: “I was very impressed to see many artistic artworks. Photo of John & Yoko is one of my favorite. Because I’m consulting a wig company ‘Hairpiece’. This experience inspired me lots of things to do about my clinical issues about hair” (Dr. Sotaro Kurata, MD)

Visit of PHRI at Center for Dermatology and Hair Diseases Professor Trüeb: From left to right: Drs. Amy McMichael, Mike Davis, Jennifer Marsh, Sandeep Satur, Maria Hordinsky, Vicky Jolliffe, Ralph Trüeb, John Gray, Antonella Tosti, Maria Fernanda Gavazzoni, Joel Coret, Vero Sanchez, Shuxia Yang, Jeni Thomas, and Sotaro Kurata

Professor Trüeb’s welcome address of the PHRI at traditional restaurant “Wirtschaft zum Doktorhaus” in Wallisellen

PHRI summit meeting at the Dolder Grand, Zurich: Drs. Amy McMichael, John Gray, Vicky Jolliffe, Antonella Tosti, and Maria Hordinsky

With Maria Fernanda Gavazzoni, MD, PhD, from Brazil, at the Dolder Grand, Zurich

With Drs. Sandeep Satur from India (left) and Sotaro Kurata from Japan (right) at the Pantene 70th Anniversary, Park Hyatt, Zurich

Post-summit touring with Maria Fernanda Gavazzoni, MD, PhD, from Brazil, in Einsiedeln: enjoying the snow and scenery at the monastery (left), and encounter with the “Hörelibajassen” on “Güdelziischtig” of the traditional Swiss carnival at Einsiedeln (right)

Professors Trüeb and Gavazzoni in Schwyz in front of fresco commemorating the victorious battle of the Swiss Confederacy over the Austrian soldiers of the Holy Roman Empire at Morgarten in 1315 (left), and Professor Gavazzoni holding pug “Paco” for a snapshot in front of the monument of Swiss national hero William Tell (with legendary crossbow and son) in Altdorf, Uri (right).

Maria Fernanda Gavazzoni, MD, PhD, from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, savouring Swiss cheese fondue at “Le Dézaley” in Zurich. There is always a bite also for pug “Paco”!

Visit of Professor Maria Fernanda Gavazzoni from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, at Center for Dermatology and Hair Diseases. Testimonial: “Dear friend Ralph, it was a great pleasure to spend some time with you in this beautiful medical office. Outstanding! Thank you for being this so exquisite friend. This is exactly why all your patients love you and come a long way to see you and have their hair problems solved!” (Maria Fernanda Gavazzoni, MD, PhD).

06.01.2015 15:21

Visit of Ekta K. Bhardwaj, DCP, PhD, from Renovia Medical Aesthetics and Hair Center, Manchester, UK, for traineeship in trichology at the Center for Dermatology and Hair Diseases, December 2nd through 24th 2014

Testimonial: “I can honestly say that it was an amazing journey. I have learned so much during the trichology traineeship.
Prof. Trüeb, thank you very much for having me at your practice. During this traineeship I had an opportunity to learn about management of various hair and scalp disorders. I really adore the warm and friendly atmosphere at Prof. Trüeb's practice. I would also like to thank the wonderful staff at Prof. Trüeb's clinic. I am looking forward to put into practice the new things I have just learned. Once again, thank you Prof. Trüeb” (Dr. Ekta Bhardwaj).

19.11.2014 11:33

The 19th Japan Society of Clinical Hair Restoration (JSCHR), Okayama, Japan, November 23rd-24th 2014

Japanese calligraphy 'heijo-cin' meaning one's presence of mind or one's self-possession

Professor Trüeb giving lecture at JSCHR on “Patterned Hair Loss, Hair Aging, and Anti-Aging Strategies” (Chair: Prof. Ryoji Tsuboi, MD, PhD, Tokyo, Japan)

Wit Professor Ryoji Tsuboi, MD, PhD, Chief Director of Tokyo Medical University Hospital

With Dr. Shinsaku Kawada, MD, PhD, Annual President of JSCHR, receiving Fuji Yama Award for Excellence in Hair Restoration

With Dr. Sotaro Kurata, MD, (far left), Dr. Kuniyoshi Yagyu, MD (far right), and international faculty (from left to right): Dr. Vincenzo Gambino, MD, with wife, rom Milan, Italy, and Professor Andy Goren, MD, from Rome, Italy

With Drs.Chang-Hun Huh, MD, PhD, from Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, Korea, Geang Seong Choi, MD, PhD, Inha University Medical Center, Korea, Kuniyoshi Yagyu, MD, with wife (center), Shinsaku Kawada, MD, PhD, Professor Shigeki Inui, MD, PhD, Dr. Sotaro Kurata, MD, and Professor Akio Sato, MD, PhD (from left to right)

Traditional Japanese Koto performance on the occasion of the Congress Gala

Idylic river scene in Bican historical area, Kurashiki, Okayama

Himeji Castle, World Cultural Heritage Site, and National Treasure of Japan

On the Shinkansen from Okayama to Kyoto with Drs. Chang-Hun Hu, Geang Seong Choi, and Sotaro Kurata (from left to right)

At the Golden Pavilion (Kinkaku). Its arson in 1950 is the topic of Japanese author Yukio Mishima’s (1925-1970) book “The Temple of the Golden Pavilion” (1956), in which a young Buddhist acolyte afflicted with an ugly face becomes obsessed with beauty and the urge to destroy it. The temple was rebuilt in 1955

With Professor Akio Sato, MD, PhD, at Kiyomizu Temple. The temple is Part of the historic monuments of Ancient Kyoto UNESCO World Heritage site. The main hall has a large veranda, that juts out over the hillside and offers impressive views

Colorful leaves (koyo) are to the Japanese autumn what cherry blossoms are to spring. The viewing of autumn leaves has been a popular activity in Japan for centuries and today draws large numbers of travelers to famous koyo spots both in the mountains and in the cities

Ancient Kyoto by night: stone paved street, rikshaw, and night lanterns. Built in AD 794 on the model of the capitals of ancient China, Kyoto was The imperial capital of Japan from its foundation until the middle of the 19th century. As the centre of Japanese culture for more than 1,000 years, Kyoto illustrates the development of Japanese wooden architecture, and the art of Japanese gardens

At traditional Japanese restaurant in Ancient Kyoto: “The moon is the guide,Come this way to my house, So says the host of a wayside inn”, Haiku by Matsuo Basho (1644-1694)

“Maiko’s gracefulness:
Flowers bud out of her hair
Sweetness in her words”

Haiku by Ralph M. Trüeb

Maiko is an apprentice Geiko (or Geisha) in Kyoto. Their jobs consist of performing songs, dances, and playing the shamisen (three-stringed Japanese instrument) for visitors during feasts. Maiko are usually aged 15 to 20 years old  play the shamisen, and become Geiko after learning how to dance the Traditional Japanese dance, and learning Kyō-kotoba (dialect of Kyoto)

At Japanese bar ‘maru-ume’ (round plum) in Gion, Kyoto. This bar used to be a traditional ‘ochaya’ teahouse and place for playing with Geisha and Maiko. “Oh, what a lovely pose!” she said, leering from the side. “Was that appearance or reality, Sensei?” From 1986 Shusaku Endo novel “Scandal” telling the story of a Catholic writer struggling with aging and the feeling that he yet has to write his magnum opus

Back home: Bonsai Tree and Japanese stone lantern on terrace at Center for Dermatology and Hair Diseases.


29.11.2014 10:43

Visit of Melanie Macpherson, MD, from Lima, Peru, for traineeship in Trichology, November 1st through 28th 2014

Testimonial: „Learning is the only thing the mind never exhausts, never fears, and never regrets" said Leonardo da Vinci. I came for a trichology traineeship, but not only did I learn about hair and scalp diseases, but Prof. Trüeb taught me also that exhaustion is not admitted when you are committed and passionate for what you do. Fear only ignorance and the lack of ability to keep learning new things. When the right choice is made, even if the outcome is not what you expected, do not regret it,  but keep an open mind for new possibilities. I learned very unique life lessons from the excellent, dedicated, and wholehearted family of Dr. Trüeb’s practice and for that I am thankful” (Dr. Melanie Macpherson).

Welcome to Switzerland! Sunday excursion to the Shrine of Our Lady of Einsiedeln (bottom left). The famous shrine incorporates  the relics of St. Meinrad (797-861), the miraculous Black Madonna statue (its dark colour is traditionally explained by years of candle smoke), and a Benedictine Abbey. The Salve Regina is the daily highlight of religious ceremonies in Einsiedeln. Following the Gregorian Vesper celebrations in the choir, the monks march in a solemn procession to the Lady Chapel an sing there the chant of the Salve Regina (Hail Holy Queen).

21.11.2014 19:23

Hair India 2014, 3rd International Congress of Trichology. The Leela, Chennai, India, August 29th-31st, 2014

‘The senses are superior to matter; mind is higher than the senses; and higher than the mind is intelligence; but the soul is still higher’
(Bhagavad Gita, Chapter 3, Verse 42)

is the Hindu goddess of knowledge, music, arts, and wisdom depicted as a beautiful woman to embody the concept of knowledge as supremely alluring. It is believed that Saraswati endows human beings with the powers of speech, Wisdom, and learning. She has four hands representing four aspects of human personality in learning: mind, intellect, alertness, and ego. In practice, educated people worship her for knowledge and wisdom.

The Lamp of Wisdom and Professor Maria Fernanda Gavazzoni giving lecture on “Low Level Laser Therapy of Pattern Hair Loss” (Ref. Munck A, Gavazzoni MF, Trüeb RM. Use of low-level laser therapy as monotherapy or concomitant therapy for male and female androgenetic alopecia. Int J Trichology 2014;6:45-9).

Professor Trüeb giving lecture on “Red Scalp, Trichodynia, and Scalp Burn-Out” (Ref. Trüeb RM. North American Virginian Witch Hazel (Hamamelis virginiana)- Based Scalp Care and Protection for Sensitive Scalp, Red Scalp, and Scalp Burn-Out. Int J Trichology 2014;6:100-3).

With faculty (from left to right): Jerry Shapiro, MD, from Vancouver, Canada, and New York, USA, Maria Fernanda Gavazzoni, MD, PhD, from Rio de Janeiro, Brasil, and Sundaram Murugusundram, MD, from Chennai, India (Secretary of Indian Hair Research Society, and Congress President of Hair India 2014).

Lecturing in Mumbai (with Webinar) on “Comprehensive Management of Hair Loss:
What is the Missing Link?” (sponsored by Abbott Health Care, India).

Humayun’s Tomb, Delhi. Humayun (1508-1556) was the second Mughal Emperor. The tomb was commissioned by his first wife Bega Begum, and designed by a Persian architect. It was the first garden-tomb on the Indian subcontinent, and also the first structure to use red sandstone at such a scale. The tomb was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1993.

Krishna with Radha (ISKCON Temple, Delhi). Radha Krishna are collectively known within Hinduism as the combination of both the feminine as well as the masculine [aspects of God. With Krishna, Radha is acknowledged as the Supreme Goddess, for it is said that she controls Krishna with Her love. It is believed that Krishna enchants the world, but Radha enchants even Him. Therefore She is the supreme goddess of all.


9.11.2014 20:53

DermaCosmètica Congreso 2014, October 15th - 18th 2014, Mexico City, Mexico

Professor Trüeb with Professor Javier Ruiz from Mexico City, Mexico

Lecturing on “State of the Art in Management of Aloepcia”

At the Sun Pyramid in Teotihuacán

At the (New) Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Holding a Xoloitzcuintle (Mexican Hairless Dog)

Image of Our Lady of Guadalupe in the New Basilica

9.11.2014 20:03

23rd EADV (European Academy of Dermatology) Congress, 8th-12th October 2014, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Professor Trüeb at Amsterdam RAI Exhibition & Convention Centre

Lecturing on “How Do I Treat Hair Loss”

Lecturing on “Spotlights on Hair Diseases and Scalp Disorders”

Q&A with international attendees from the audience

Co-chairing session on “Scarring Alopecia” with Professors Ulrike Blume-Peytavi from Berlin, Germany (right) and Pascale Reygane from Paris, France (left)

With Doctors Melanie MacPherson from Lima, Peru (left), and Andréia Munck from Sao Paolo, Brazil (right)

Visit at the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam

At one of the many Amsterdamer Grachten

Interview on Patient Compliance Issues in Psoriasis at the Prinsen Gracht:

Interview with Professor Trüeb

Oral Presentations (Abstracts):

4.11.2014 15:37

Advanced Hair Course, Warsaw, Poland, 4. 10. 2014

View on Old Town of Warsaw

Professor Lidia Rudnicka, MD, PhD, Chairman, Department of Dermatology,  Warsaw, Poland, with Professor Trüeb

Professor Trüeb giving lecture on “How I Treat Hair Loss”

With Professor Rudnicka for traditional Polish Dinner

4.11.2014 14:37

96. Jahresversammlung der Schweizerischen Gesellschaft für Dermatologie, Basel, 4.-6. 9. 2014

Kongress Center Basel

Professor Trüeb beim Vortrag „Therapie der nicht-vernarbenden Alopezien“ (Vorsitzende: Prof. Dr. med. L, French, Zürich,  und Prof. Dr. med. P. Itin, Basel)

Vortrag (Zusammenfassung):

2.10.2014 9:47

Visit of Dr. Chuchai Tanglertsampan, M.D., Board of Dermatology, Instructor, Mae Fah Luang University, School of Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine, Bangkok, Thailand, September 30th through October  6th 2014

Testimonial: „I have studied Professor Trüeb’s books on hair, and now enjoy the unique opportunity of visiting him in his practice in Switzerland on the occasion of the upcoming 2014 EADV meeting in Amsterdam. We both share a deep enthusiasm for hair and the quest for excellence in the management of alopecia and related disorders.” (Dr. Tanglertsampan)

27.07.2014 18:17

24. Fortbildungswoche für praktische Dermatologie und Venerologie, München, 19.-25. Juli 2014 

Mittagsseminar: „Behandlung von Haarausfall: Systematisches Vorgehen in der Praxis und neue Erkenntnisse zu Wirkstoffen und Therapie“


Prof. Ralph Trüeb zusammen mit Ko-Referenten Dr. Andreas Finner, Berlin (links), und Dr. Harry Abts, Frankfurt (Mitte)

Beim Vortrag: „Erfolgreiche Behandlung von diffusem Haarausfall: Individualisierte und Pathogenese-orientierte Therapie unter Berücksichtigung der Wirkmechanismen Cystin-haltiger Kombinationspräparate“.

Mops „Paco“ im Hotel Mandarin Oriental München

Vortrag: „Erfolgreiche Behandlung von diffusem Haarausfall: Individualisierte und Pathogenese-orientierte Therapie unter Berücksichtigung der Wirkmechanismen Cystin-haltiger Kombinationspräparate“

28.06.2014 22:17

Visit of Agnieszka Gerkowicz, MD, PhD, from Department of Dermatology, Venereology, and Pediatric Dermatology, Medical University of Lublin, Poland, for traineeship in Trichology, June 02-30 2014

Dr. Agnieszka Gerkowicz receiving certificate of Trichology Traineeship from Prof. Trüeb

29.05.2014 20:31

8th WORLD CONGRESS FOR HAIR RESEARCH, May 14th-17th 2014, Jeju Island, Korea

Congress opening ceremony


Welcome address of Congress President, Professor Won-Soo Lee, Co-author of: Trüeb, Lee. Male Alopecia. Springer 2014

Professor Trüeb at  ICC Jeju

Giving lecture on “Superiority of Combination Treatment Over Monotherapy for Female Alopecia”

With Professors Byung In Ro, Goyang, Republic of Korea (Chair), and Jerry Shapiro, Vancouver, Canada, and New York, USA (Co-Chair), in Symposium on “Cicatricial Alopecia”

With Professors Maria Hordinsky, Minneapolis, USA, and Lidia Rudnicka, Warsaw, Poland, at “Picnic Lunch with Pacific Spirit”

Wonders of Nature: Jusangjeolli Cliffs

At the “Spirited Garden”: petrified tree trunks

At the “Spirited Garden”: with Jeju-typical Dol hareubangs

With Professor Aida Gadzhigoroeva from Moscow, Russia, Co-Author of “Superiority of Combination Treatment Over Monotherapy for Female Alopecia”

At Jeju Folk Village: Shaman’s House  

Interior view of Shaman’s House

Oral Presentations (Abstracts):


20.05.2014 23:25

MINTOP HAIR SUMMIT 2014, April 30th – May 5th 2014, India:
Delhi, Hyderabad, Chennai, Bangalore, Mumbai

‘Where the ships rode at anchor bent to the point of breaking laden as they were with wealth, big trunked elephants, and gems of nine varieties in heaps’
(from an 8th century Tamil text written by Thirumangai Alvar)

Professor Trüeb lecturing on “Female Pattern Hair Loss. Clinicotherapeutic Update and Controversies”

With faculty at Chennai (from left to right): Drs. P. Yesudian, S. Murugusundram, and G. Ravichandran

With faculty at Bangalore (from left to right): Drs. A. Abraham, B.S. Chandrashekar, S. Sachidanand, and R. Dhurat

With Dr. Rachita Dhurat from Mumbai, in Bangalore at the ITC Windsor Manor

With faculty at Mumbai (from left to right): Drs. N. Patwardhan, S. Mutalik, R. Dhurat, S. Murugusundram, and S. Sattur

With Dr. Sandeep Sattur at his office in Mumbai

In front of the Taj Palace Hotel, Mumbai

At the Gateway of India, Mumbai

10.04.2014 03:00

Tibetan Carved 5 Ganesha Naga Conch Shell Sankha

Purchased on January 6th 2014

The conch or the shankh is generally acklowedged to represent the most ancient blown instrument. In Hinduism, the shankha is a sacred emblem of the Hindu preserver god Vishnu. According to Indian mythology, the demon Shankhasura defeated the Gods, and the Vedas were lost to the bottom of the ocean. The devas appealed to Lord Vishnu for help. In his fish incarnation Matsya Avataara, the Lord defeated Shankhasura, and shaped from the demon’s head and ear the conch. When Lord Vishnu blew the conch, the „Om“ sound emanated from it, and from this the Vedas re-emerged. Therefore, all knowledge enshrined in the Vedas is understood to be an elaboration of „Om“. The conch is thus named after Shankhasura. It is still used as a trumpet in Hindu ritual, and in the past was used as a war trumpet. In the Mahabharata, the blowing of the conch in the morning heralded the start of warfare on the battle field of Kurukshetra, and the close of the day was signaled once more by the blowing of the Shankh. 

The sonorous sound of the conch, its spiral form, and the sound of the ocean represent the beginning of existence: The blowing of the conch salutes and honors the Lord of Creation. It was the divine sound "Om" and primordial sound of creation. Therefore, devotees blow the Shankh before the supreme God with sentiments of welcoming Him in their hearts at the beginning of worship. The blowing of the conch is said to purify the environment from evil, and the sound from the conch is acknowledged to awaken one from ignorance, and increase positive attributes in the atmosphere, such as: courage, hope, determination, will-power, and optimism, ultimately bringing good luck, and prosperity.

The spiral form of the conch represents the infinite space that gradually expands in a clock-wise direction, and is symbolic of the human journey through birth, life, and reincarnation. Ultimately, the shell's hard casing is understood to protect life. 

„Shankham" also derives etymologically from Sanskrit "Shum" which means something good, and "Kham" meaning water. Therefore, Shankam is the conch holding the sacred water. The water from the Shankha is said to purify the sinner, and is believed to cure ailments which cannot be cured by other medicines. Therefore, Shankha powder is also used in several Ayurvedic medicines.

This example of a Conch Shell Sankha is adorned with the elephant-headed deity Ganesha in five varied postures.

Unlike other deities, the depiction of Ganesha shows wide variations and specific patterns changing over the ages. Ganesha is a popular deity of the Hindu pantheon, that is widely worshiped. His image is found throughout India and Nepal, and devotion to Ganesha is widely diffused, extending beyond India and to Buddhists. Although he is known by many attributes, Ganesha's elephant head makes him easy to identify. One of his popular forms, Heramba-Ganapati, has five elephant heads. Ganesha is revered as the remover of obstacles, the patron of arts and sciences, and is therefore also invoked as patron of letters and learning.

Chinese Kraak Blue and White Porcelain Charger, Wanli Period (Late Ming Dynasty)

In Chinese Buddhism, the conch shell signifies a prosperous journey.

This fine piece of Chinese Kraak ware acquired at auction depicts a conch rising out of the waves of the sea.

It originates from the Captain M. Hatcher Collection of sunken cargo. In 1999, Hatcher succeeded to make one of the biggest shipwreck finds of the 20th century, the cargoes of which have provided valuable scholarly information. The immense treasure of Chinese Porcelain dating from the 15th through 19th century salvaged from the South China Sea was recovered from the Chinese Junk Tek Sing („True Star“) that sank in 1822. The Tek Sing was one of the last of the great Chinese ocean-going junks, part of a tradition stretching back to the days of early Ming Dynasty fleet admiral Zheng He (1371–1433) and the legendary Treasure Ships. The Tek Sing was a maritime disaster of epic proportions with nearly 2,000 people on board when it sank, and has come to be labelled the „Titanic of the East“.

Crystal glass, laser etched, from Santiago de Compostela, Spain

In Christianity the scallop shell is the emblem of St. James, the patron Saint of pilgrims, so the shell came to symbolize a pilgrimage.

A pilgrimage is a journey or search of moral or spiritual significance. Typically, it is a journey to a location of importance to an individual’s creed and faith. Originally, Christian pilgrimage was made to sites related to the birth, life, crucifixion and resurrection of the Christ. Later, pilgrimages began to be made also to places associated with the Apostles, Saints, and Christian martyrs, as well as with apparitions of the Holy Mary.

A popular pilgrimage site of the past and present is Santiago de Compostela, in Galicia, Spain, in reference to the Apostle St. James the Greater. Recently, it has gained much popularity through contemporary film and literature, such as literature Nobel Prize laureate Paul Coelho’s „O Diario De Um Mago“ (1987), American Actress Shirley Maclaine’s „The Camino. A Journey of the Spirit“ (2000), German entertainer Hape Kerkeling’s „Ich bin dann mal weg. Meine Reise auf dem Jakobsweg“ (2006), and American drama film „The Way“ (2010), directed, produced and written by Emilio Estevez, starring his father Martin Sheen.

This example of a laser etched glass (by SEYART, Spain), representing the scallop shell, emblem of St. James the Greater, is a souvenir from Santiago de Compostela, presented by a patient to Professor Trüeb as a token of gratitude.

07.01.2014 16:00

New Acquisitions:

Icon of Saint Onuphrius

Russian Orthodox
Russia, 18th Century
Paint on wood
Dimensions: H x W: 36 x 15.5 cm

An icon is a religious work of art from Eastern Christianity,. In the icon-painting Christian traditions, the icon is generally a flat panel painting depicting Jesus, Mary, the Saints, Angels, or the Holy Cross. In stark contrast to pagan art, creating free-standing, three-dimensional sculptures of holy figures was resisted by Christian tradition throughout centuries out of the belief that demons inhabited the respective sculptures. In obedience to the commandment to withhold producing graven images, Orthodox icons may never exceed three-quarter bas relief.

In the Eastern Orthodox Christian tradition there are reports of particular, wonderworking icons that emanate myrrh (a fragrant oil believed to be Holy), or perform miracles upon petition by believers. They are understood as miracles performed by God through the intereception of the respective Saint depicted on the icon, rather than result from magical properties of the painted wood itself. Therefore, all icons are considered to be sacred from a theological point of view, and are supposed to be miraculous by nature, at the same time repredenting a means of spiritual communion between the earthly and heavenly realms.

St. Onuphrius was one of the Desert Fathers who made such a deep impression on Eastern spirituality, around the time that Christianity was emerging as the dominant faith in the Roman Empire of the third and fourth centuries. At the time, Christians felt compelled to go out into the bearness of the desert to live in prayer in a harsh environment of extreme heat and cold, with little to eat or drink, and surrounded by dangerous animals and robbers. It is uncertain when Onuphrius exactly lived.

The account of Paphnutius the Ascetic, who encountered him in the Egyptian desert, forms the sole source for our knowledge of the life of Saint Onuphrius. According to this account, Paphnutius undertook a pilgrimage to study the hermits’ way of life. Wandering through the desert, on the 17th day, Paphnutius came across a wild figure covered in hair, and only with a loincloth of leaves. Frightened, Paphnutius fled, but the figure called him back, crying: “Come down to me, man of God, for I am a man also, dwelling in the desert for the love of God.” Paphnutius turned back to the wild figure, who introduced himself as Onuphrius and explained that he once had been a monk at a large monastery in the Thebaid, but now had  lived the life of a hermit for 70 years, enduring extreme thirst, hunger, and all the discomforts of the desert. He further explained that it was his guardian Angel who had brought him to this desolate place.  Paphnutius accompanied Onuphrius to his hermit’s cell, and they conversed until sunset, when bread and water miraculously was found on the outside of the cell. They spent the night together in prayer, and in the morning Paphnutius discovered that Onuphrius was near death. Paphnutius asked the hermit if he should occupy his  cell after his death, but Onuphrius told him “that may not be, thy work is in Egypt with thy brethren." Onuphrius though asked Paphnutius for a memorial with incense in Egypt in remembrance of him, then blessed the traveler, and finally passed away. Due to the rocky ground, Paphnutius could not dig a grave, and therefore covered Onuphrius’ body in a cloak, leaving the hermit’s body in a cleft among the rock. At that moment, Onuphrius’ cell crumbled, which Paphnutius understood to be a sign that he should not remain.

Images of St. Onuphrius were conflated with those of the medieval “wild man". In art, he is depicted as a wild man covered with hair, wearing a girdle of leaves.

In „Beneath the nimbus – the hair of Saints“, Arch Dermatol 2010:46:764, Trüeb and Navarini referred to the hair of St. Onuphrius as symbolizing withdrawal from worldly concerns and vanities.

Purchased on December 19th 2013

Healing scroll

Ethiopian Orthodox
Parchment, ink
Dimensions: H x W: 236 x 9 cm

While the West understands medicine and art to represent separate realms, Ethiopians consider them to be closely connected. Challenging our narrow view on art, Ethiopians deem artworks to be active forces that ensure health. The power of Ethiopian artworks to heal believers reveals an interrelationship between art and religious faith, and their effect on physical and mental health.

In Ethiopia, customized protective scrolls that entwine sacred imagery with textual prayers have been prescribed by traditional healers for over two thousand years. These were carried by the individual to whom they were specifically given to shield them from harm. The iconography of the scrolls include representations of Saints and of talismanic seals that were modelled on the seal of God revealed to King Solomon.  The respective seals feature geometric patterns and stylized representations of multiple faces or eyes that indicate prayers for divine intervention. Healing scrolls usually have the form of long, narrow, and often segmented, vertical strips of parchment covered with handwritten texts (protective prayers, and spell-casting formulas) combined with the aforementioned images.

The Ethiopian Orthodox Church has always scrutinized the art with suspicion, in part because it mixes canonically sacred with heterodox elements: figures of warrior-Saints and of Archangels rub shoulders with uncouth demons, and talismanic designs derived in part from Islamic, Judaic and pre-Christian folk sources, mix with New Testament quotations.

This fine piece is punctuated both by the image of Archangel Michael, and by the image of an eight-pointed star, known as Solomon’s Seal, with a pair of starting eyes at its center, and other eyes jutting from the sides like wings. Eyes, meant to spot evil and stare it down, abound in this art, in abstract patterns but also in the faces of Angels and devils whose identities can be difficult to tell apart.

What is apparent in every detail of the object is a believed-in vivacity that was created to generate live spiritual power in the material world.  Out of this reason,  devotees would carry healing scrolls everywhere during the day, and at night would hang them spread out on the walls of their homes. 

In all religious traditions, written or graphic inscription are endowed with sacred attributes, for they are considered both the embodiment of the Divine, and a powerful means for transmitting religious teachings. The capacity of the written word to bring about change in people's lives lends itself to contexts of divination, healing, and other forms of spiritual mediation, in addition to prayer, devotion and states of heightened awareness. Ultimately, written works of art communicate meaning through the mystical powers and attributes of words, letters, and graphic symbols. Both in the past and today, specific forms of writing and graphic design are usually the domain of highly trained and religious practitioners in Africa,. Those who mastered writing and the ability to utilize it for particular purposes, possessed the literacy that enabled them to serve as spiritual mediators between ordinary people and the particular knowledge and powers encoded in the scripts. The writing on healing scrolls is based on the ancient Ethiopian Ge'ez script, often in combination with pseudo-letters from modified Greek forms.

The parchment used for healing scrolls was made from the skin of a sheep that was sacrificed for the benefit of the patient. The scroll had to match the patient's height to protect him from head to toe. Its contents are prayers against demons or possessing spirits, lines from Gospels, petitions to the Saints for protection, and recitations of the various names of God. The texts alternate with visual images, such as Angels, demonic faces with large staring eyes, a grid with a central face, and the net of Solomon, with which the Biblical king caught demons.

Purchased on December 23rd 2013


Roman Catholic
Southern Germany, ca. 1800
Wood, inlaid with bone, in the form of the Crucifix with God Father, the Holy Spirit, God Son, and the Holy Mother (frontside), and instruments of Christ’s passion (backside)
Content: Relics of St. Aurelia, St. Venturiano (?), St. Crescentia (Höss), and St. Catherine (?)
Dimensions: H x W: 24 x 9 cm

A reliquary is a container for relics. These may be the physical remains of saints, such as bones, pieces of clothing, or some object associated with saints or other religious figures. Reliquaries provide a means of protecting and displaying relics, which many believe are endowed by God with the grace of miraculous powers.

The use of reliquaries became an important part of Christian practices from at least the 4th century on, and are venerated in the Oriental Orthodox, Eastern Orthodox, Roman Catholic. and some Anglican Churches. In the late Middle Ages the craze for relics, many now fraudulent, became extreme, and was criticized by many otherwise conventional churchmen. 16th-century reformers such as Martin Luther opposed the use of relics since many had no proof of historic authenticity, and they objected to the cult of saints. Many reliquaries, particularly in northern Europe, were destroyed during the Reformation. Nonetheless, the use and manufacture of reliquaries continues to this day, especially in Roman Catholic and Orthodox Christian countries.

They range in size from simple pendants or rings to coffin-like containers, to very elaborate ossuaries. Many were designed with portability in mind, often being exhibited in public or carried in procession on the saint's feast day or on other holy days. Pilgrimages often centered around the veneration of relics. The faithful often venerate relics by bowing before the reliquary or kissing it. Those churches which observe the veneration of relics make a clear distinction between the honor given to the Saints and the worship that is due to God alone.

Purchased on December 30th 2013

(The objects may be viewed at special request and by appointment) 

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19.11.2013 19:00

EADV (European Academy of Dermatology) Fostering Training Course Hair & Scalp, Bologna, IT, 15-17 November, 2013

Towers of Bologna (Asinella and Garisenda)                                                   
As when one sees the tower called Garisenda from underneath its leaning side, and then a cloud passes over and it seems to lean the more, thus did Antaeus seem to my fixed gaze as I watched him bend...  Dante Alighieri, Divine Comedy, Inferno, XXXI, 136-140

Prof. Ralph Trüeb together with Profs. Bianca Maria Piraccini (left) and Antonella Tosti (right), and Dr. Cosimo Misciali (far right) from the University of Bologna Department of Dermatology

The University of Bologna  is recognized as the oldest university in continuous operation, considering that it was the first to use the term universitas for the corporations of students and masters which came to define the institution.

Lecturing on “Telogen Effluvium” in the Aula Murri at the Alma Mater Studiorum Università di Bologna, Scuola di Medicina e Chirurgia

11.11.2013 16:00


On the occasion of the centennial of the SSDV a book on the “Spirit and Soul of Swiss Dermatology and Venereology 1913-2013”

was issued, in which Professor Ralph M. Trüeb contributed the chapter on “Trichology in Switzerland”.

Book Chapter:

07.11.2013 11:00


The third in the Trüeb Trilogy, besides Aging Hair (Springer 2010) and  Female Alopecia. Guide to Successful Management (Springer 2013), is expected to be released on the occasion of 8th World Congress for Hair Research, May 14-17, 2014, Jeju Island, Korea.

Good medical practice means integrating expert opinion with the best available external evidence from evidence based medicine. The aim of this monograph is to provide physicians with interest in hair with the practical know-how for successful management of hair loss in men..

14.10.2013 22:00

22nd EADV Congress, 2nd-6th October 2013, Istanbul, Turkey

Professor Ralph Trüeb, MD,  at the ICC Istanbul

Lecturing on “Spotlights on Hair Diseases and Scalp Disorders”

With international attendees from the audience (Courtesy of Professor Luca Borradori)

At the Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, with Maria Fernanda Gavazzoni, MD, PhD, from Rio de Janeiro      

Mosaic portrait (c. 1118) of John II Comnenos (left) and Empress Irene (right) in the Hagia Sophia. Irene played little part in government, devoting herself to matters of piety. Irene died 1134 and was later venerated as Saint Irene.

Coronation spot (Omphalion), where the coronation of every Byzantine Basileus or Emperor, took place at the Hagia Sophia

The site of the Emperor’s throne (Metatorion) in the interior of the Hagia Sophia

Runic inscriptions (Viking graffitto) in Hagia Sophia's marble parapets in the upper gallery

At the Cisterna Basilica or “Sunken Palace”: It represents the largest of several hundred ancient cisterns that lie beneath the city of Istanbul (formerly Constantinople).
Before being converted to a cistern, a great Basilica stood in its place, built between the 3rd and 4th  centuries as a commercial, legal and artistic centre. According to ancient
historians, Emperor Constantine originally built a structure that was later enlarged by Emperor Justinian. The enlarged cistern provided a water filtration system for the
Great Palace of Constantinople  (and later Topkapi).

Located in the northwestern corner of the cistern, the bases of two columns reuse blocks carved with the face of Medusa. Their origin is unknown, though it is thought that the heads were brought to the cistern after being removed from a building of the late Roman period. Tradition has it that the blocks are oriented sideways and inverted in order to annihilate the power of the Gorgons’ gaze to turn into stone, however it is
believed that one block was placed sideways only to be the proper size to support the the column, the other upside down because it would be the same height.

Oral Presentations (Abstracts):

30.08.2013 18:30

Dr. Andréia Munck receiving certificate of Trichology Traineeship from Prof. Trüeb

15.08.2013 16:30

New pet dog "Paco"

After almost 17 years, Jack Russell terrier "Lautrec" (left) passed away from metastasizing mast cell tumour. "Lautrec" became known from my lecture on seasonality of hair growth and shedding, since he drew my attention to the phenomenon in women who tended to come into my practice complaining of increased hair loss, whenever he was molting (Ref. Kunz M, Seifert B, Trüeb RM. Seasonality of hair shedding in healthy women complaining of hair loss. Dermatology 2009;219:105-110). His successor is "Paco", a black pug (right).

12.08.2013 21:29

Visit of Andréia Munck, M.D., from Institute of Dermatology Prof. R. D. Azulay, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil, for traineeship in Trichology, August 02-31 2013

Dr. Andréia Munck with Professor Trüeb and most recent book release

Dr. Munck performing trichoscopic examination with photography in patient

Global photographic assessment

Plucking hair for trichogram

Evaluating the trichogram by light microscopy

Reading mycological culture

20.06.2013 18:29

Pantene Raindrop & Hair Research Institute Launch, Warsaw, Poland, June 12 2013, and 1st Anti-Aging Medicine World Congress – Eastern Europe, Moscow, Russia, June 14-15 2013

Professor Trüeb with  Marzena Rogalska, host (left), Martyna Kostrzyńska, P&G Communication (right), and Jeni Thomas, PhD (far right) at Pantene Raindrop & Hair Research Institute Launch, Warsaw, Poland

With Professor Lidia Rudnicka, MD, PhD, Chairman, Department of Dermatology CSK MSW,
Warsaw, Poland, at Restaurant “Rozana” in Warsaw

With Drs. Adriana Rakowska, MD (left) and Marta Kurzeja, MD (right), co-workers of Professor Rudnicka

1st Anti-Aging Medicine World Congress – Eastern Europe 2013, World Trade Center, Moscow, Russia

Professor Trüeb at the Congress Center in Moscow

Giving lecture on “Latest Hair Investigations and Treatments” , with Dr. P. Bouhanna from Paris (chair)

“On the air” for expert interview on hair aging and ant-aging in Moscow, Russia

At the traditional “Café Pushkin” in Moscow

View onto the Red Square from the Executive Lounge at the Hotel Ritz Carlton Moscow

20.06.2013 15:52

Oesterreichische Akademie für Dermatologische Fortbildung, 30. Mai – 1. Juni 2013, Salzburg (Österreich)

Professor Trüeb beim Vortrag über “Neuste Trichologische Erkenntnisse für die Praxis“

Beim Rollenspiel mit gespielter Haarpatientin: „Herr Doktor, mir fallen die Haare aus…“

Zusammen mit Frau Mag. U. Della Schiava-Winkler, Academy 4 Socialskills, Wien, links, und Frau Dr. med. V. Lang, Medizinisch- wissenschaftliche Leitung, L'Oréal Österreich

Mit Frau Univ.Prof. Dr. G. Ginter-Hanselmayer, LKH-Univ.Klinikum Graz (aussen links),
Dr. med. univ. A.M. Convalexius (mit neuster Bucherscheinung von Prof. Trüeb in der Hand)
und Frau Dr. med. V. Lang (rechts)

21.05.2013 18:42

7th World Congress for Hair Research, 4th-6th May 2013
Edinburgh, Scotland

Professor Ralph Trüeb, MD, with Xingqi Zhang, MD, from the First Affiliated Hospital Of Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China, at Edinburgh Castle

Traditional bag-pipe welcome reception at Edinburgh Castle

Co-chairing with Vera Price, MD, Professor, Department of Dermatology, University of California, San Francisco, USA

Lecturing on “The Difficult Hair Patient: A Special

With Maria Fernanda Gavazzoni, MD, PhD, from Rio de Janeiro. Greyfriars Bobby was a Skye Terrier who became known in 19th-century Edinburgh for supposedly spending 14 years guarding the grave of his owner until he died himself on 14 January 1872. The story continues to be well known as active oral history in Edinburgh, through books, and because a prominent commemorative statue acts as a tourist attraction.

With Amy McMichael, MD, Maria Hordinsky, MD, and Maria Fernanda Gavazzoni, MD, PhD,(from left to right), Members of the Pantene Hair Research Alliance

Oral Presentation (Publication):

20.03.2013 18:54

Von den Spezialisten für die Spezialisten
Donnerstag, 14.03.2013, UniversitätsSpital Zürich


11.03.2013 12:24

Firmung, 09.03.2013, Kathedrale St. Mariä Himmelfahrt, Chur

Professor Trüeb mit Bischof Vitus Huonder und Firmpatin Edith Trüeb (rechts)

Empfang des heiligen Sakraments der Firmung

Mit Vikar Theo Füglistaller, Herz Jesu Kirche Oerlikon, und Bischof Vitus Huonder, Bistum Chur

08.03.2013 16:22

71st Annual Meeting, American Academy of Dermatology, Miami Beach, Fla., USA, March 1-5, 2013

The Miami Beach Convention Center

Welcome to the 71st Annual Meeting of the AAD

Professor Trüeb with Jerry Shapiro, MD, from Vancouver, British Columbia, Symposium Director, World Congress of Dermatology 2015 Countdown and Preview

Lecturing on “Hair Update: Is there anything new that will change my practice?”

Lecture: “Hair Update: Is there anything new that will change my practice?”

Q & A , together with Mihael Skerlev, MD, from Zagreb, Croatia

With Maria Fernanda Gavazzoni, MD, PhD, from Rio de Janeiro, on South Beach

With Amadé Bregy, MD, PhD, from Miami, Fla., author of: No association between serum ferritin levels >10 microg/l and hair loss activity in women. Dermatology 2008;217:1-6.

Lecture Abstract:


29.01.2013 13:36

Luzerner Kapellbrücke (freundlicherweise überlassen durch Dr. phil. Roman Marek, Berlin)

2nd Swiss Derma Day, Donnerstag, 24. Januar 2013, Luzern

Prof. Trüeb spricht über Aphthen: „Warnsignale, diagnostische und therapeutische Algorithmen“

13.12.2012 18:07

15. Symposium PERSPEKTIVEN der psychiatrischen Therapie 2012
Freitag, 7. Dezember 2012, UniversitätsSpital Zürich


10.12.2012 20:05

Neu Kunst (Inuit) Akquisitionen in der Praxis:

„Sedna under Umiak“ von Faber Jonasie (Canadian Arctic Gallery Grunder, Basel)

„Transformation“ von Judas Ullulaq, 1974  (Gallerie Central,  Zürich)

10.12.2012 19:41

Annual P&G Beauty VisionHouse Event at Shangri-La Hotel in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, December 4 & 5, 2012

The Shaikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Professor Trüeb with Mrs.  Elena Bulgakova, P&G Communications Hair Care CEEMEA

Professor Trueb with Mrs. Jeni Thomas, PhD from P&G at the Q & A Session on hair aging and future directions (see PDF below for discussion in detail)

Q & A session on Aging Hair.

Presenting Pantene Pro-V Hair Research Institute.

25.11.2012 14:04


20 years of personal experience together with evidence based medical practice culminate in the ultimate textbook on successful management of hair loss in women.

05.11.2012 8:32

Hair India 2012, 2nd International Congress of Trichology. Radisson Resort Temple Bay, Chennai, September 7th - 9th, 2012

Secretary of Indian Hair Research Society, S. Murugusundram (far left) and International Faculty at Opening Ceremony (from left to right): P. and P.D. Yesudian, D. Tobin, R. Trüeb, A. Khaiar, V. Randall, Z. Draelos, and A. Messenger

Professor Trüeb lecturing on “Trichoscopy as a Tool in Pattern Hair Loss”

Professor Trüeb receiving token of recognition form Doctor Bakhtiar Kamal from Dhaka, Bangladesh, Chair of session on Hair & Nutrition

At social gathering at Radisson Resort Temple Bay,

Professor Trüeb lecturing on “Role of Nutritional Supplement in Management of Hair Loss” in Dheli

At the Taj Mahal with Mr. Prashant Mistry from Cipla

Professor Trüeb in Q & A Session on Role of Nutritional Supplement in Management of Hair Loss in Mumbai

Professor Trüeb (center) at the Chennai Skin Foundation & Yesudian Research Institute, together with Doctor Murugusundram (far left) and Professor Yesudian (right)

Professor Trüeb examining patient together with Professor Yesudian at the Chennai Skin Foundation & Yesudian Research Institute

With Doctor Murugusundram, Secretary of Indian Hair
Research Society, and Congress President of Hair India 2012


17.10.2012 18:29

2nd International Hair Surgery Master Course, EMAA 2012, 8th European Congress, October 12-14, 2012, Paris, France

Prof. Trüeb lecturing on „Ageing Male and Female Hair Loss and Alopecia”

With Docteur Pierre Bouhanna, MD, Paris


05.10.2012 19:38

21st European Academy of Dermatology Congress, 27-30 September 2012, Prague Czech Republic

Prof. Trüeb, lecturing on Spotlights and Pearls in Hair and Scalp Disorders

With Maria Fernanda Gavazzoni, MD, PhD, from Rio de
Janeiro, on Charles Bridge

St. Vitus, Patron Saint of Bohemia, of actors, dancers, and entertainers in general. The cult of St. Vitus became very popular in Slavic lands, where his name Sveti Vid replaced the old cult of the god of light Svantovid (St. Vitus Dome, Prague).

Vortrag: “Spotlights and Pearls in Dermato-Venereology: Hair and Scalp Disorders”

05.10.2012 19:05

Österreichische Gesellschaft für Dermatologische Kosmetik und Altersforschung (ÖGDKA) und Arbeitsgruppe für Ästhetische Dermatologie und Kosmetologie (ÖGDV) Wien, Freitag, 21.09. & Samstag, 22.09.2012, „Herausforderungen in der Ästhetischen Dermatologie“

04.10.2012 17:24

67th Congress and Centennial Celebration of the Brazilian Society of Dermatology, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil,
September 1st-4th, 2012

Rio de Janeiro, Helicopter view

Rio de Janeiro, Helicopter view

Christ the Redeemer overlooking the city

Christ the Redeemer overlooking the city

Prof. Trüeb (center) at the congress with representatives of Biolab and Merz

Prof. Trüeb (center) at the congress with representatives of Biolab and Merz

Vortrag: “Hair Loss: New Insights and Implications in Clinical Practice”

24.07.2012 22:45

23. Fortbildungswoche für praktische Dermatologie und Venerologie, München, 22.-27. Juli 2012

Mittagsseminar: „Die zufriedene Haarpatientin - eine Chance für Ihre Praxis“

Prof. Ralph Trüeb zusammen mit Ko-Referenten Dr. Andreas Finner, Berlin

Vortrag: „Kommunikation mit HaarPatientinnen: Eine besondere Herausforderung“

11.07.2012 19:35

16th Annual Meeting European Hair Research Society Barcelona, Spain, June 21-23, 2012

Professor Trüeb, Co-Chair and Lecturer on Scarring Alopecia (Inflammatory Phenomena and Fibrosis in Androgenetic Alopecia)

09.01.2012 17:55

Die Sendung TOP MED vom 15.12.2011 auf TELE TOP befasste sich mit dem Thema
"Schuppen". Herr Prof. Ralph Trüeb wurde als Gastredner eingeladen.

Die Sendung:

08.12.2011 13:00

20th European Academy of Dermatology Congress, 20-24 October 2011, Lisbon Portugal

Professor Trüeb, Co-Chair and Lecturer on Common HairProblems in Daily Practice

08.12.2011 11:20

EADV (European Academy of Dermatology) Fostering Training Course Hair & Scalp, Bologna, IT, 18-20 November, 2011

Prof. Ralph Trüeb (second from left) together with Drs. Pier Allessandro Fanti, Bianca Maria Piraccini, and Cosimo Misciali
(from left to right) from the University of Bologna Department of Dermatology

02.06.2011 14:14

15th European Hair Research Society Meeting in Jerusalem, 6-9 July 2011

27.06.2011 19:09

22nd World Congress of Dermatology in Seoul, Korea


Puls zum Thema "Haarausfall"

15.01.2011 18:16

Gesundheits Sprechstunde Thema "Hauterkrankungen"

12.11.2010 20:00


Wir danken allen Gästen die so zahlreich an unserem Eröffnungsapéro erschienen sind!

22.10.2010 08:00


Prof. Dr. med. Ralph M. Trüeb, Facharzt FMH für Dermatologie und Venerologie, Allergologie und klinische Immunologie, Lasertherapie FMCH, Fellow in Immunodermatology (University of Texas), Präsident European Hair Research Society

Ich freue mich, bekannt geben zu dürfen, dass ich nach 20-jähriger Tätigkeit und Leitung der Dermatologischen Poliklinik am Universitätsspital Zürich (USZ) meine selbständige Tätigkeit in eigener Praxis und Haarcenter im Zentrum Wallisellen aufgenommen habe.

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