The National Alopecia Areata Foundation offers complimentary webinars periodically on a variety of subjects ranging from Research to Advocacy to Child Development and more. These engaging and informative sessions are led by professionals in their field. Whether your have alopecia areata yourself or know someone who does, there is sure to be a webinar topic that is of interest to you.
If you have an idea for a webinar that we have not covered yet please let us know!
Nuts & Bolts of Successful Fundraising & Awareness Events
Learn the nuts and bolts of organizing and running a successful fundraising event in your community. Learn how to hold events and/or create awareness of alopecia areata in your local community. Presenters will include people in the NAAF Family who have held a number of successful events. The more people who know what alopecia areata is, the more it helps our cause. Presenters: Josh Lang, Laura Ralph and Gary Sherwood
Listen to Recording here>>
Legislative Liaison Program
NAAF has embarked on a new initiative which will greatly multiply the effect of our advocacy efforts, and raise the profile of alopecia areata on the legislative stage as never before. Legislative Liaisons will meet at least once a year with congressional representatives and senators at their local district offices. As in Washington, NAAF will provide Liaisons with all the information needed to inform their representatives about the legislative issues that most impact the alopecia areata community. And as in Washington, Liaisons will be encouraged to bring members of their local support group so lawmakers can see and hear how the decisions they make affect their constituents with alopecia areata. (Learn details about Legislative Liaisons and how you can become one.)
This webinar covers:
- A Call to Action (How your voice makes a difference). This section will also touch on legislative issues impacting the community.
- The power of coordinated grassroots outreach (why we work as a team instead of as individuals). This section will also touch on how our government works.
- How to personally be an advocate (tips, tricks, and basics)
Listen to Recording here: Introduction to Legislative Liaison Program>>>
Legislative Liaison District Visit Webinar
This webinar presents all you need to make your visits both enjoyable and successful. Join NAAF Communications Director Gary Sherwood as he welcomes Dane Christiansen from the esteemed Health and Medicine Counsel of Washington (HMCW), who provides a thorough summary of the issues and talking points which will make your meetings matter. You’ll also learn the best time to schedule a meeting, and why a large group – especially one with children – always makes an impression
Listen to Recording here: Legislative Liaison District Visit webinar>>>
How to Start and Run a NAAF Support Group
Have you always wondered what is involved in being a NAAF Support Group Leader? Or, if you are a leader already, are you having a hard time getting members to come to regular meetings? Need advice or new ideas for your support group? Just need to talk to other support group leaders and share ideas? Then this Webinar is for YOU!
This webinar, held on Nov. 1, 2012, was created for future and current Support Group Leaders. Presenters are Support Group co-Leaders Jessica Smith and Teresa Flannery of San Diego, and Director of Support and Education, Laura Ralph.
Listen to Recording here: How to Start and Run a NAAF support Group
Back to School Webinar with Dr. Richard Long
Is it time for your children to go back to school, yet you still don’t feel prepared? Dr. Richard M. Long, of NAAF Conference acclaim, hosted a webinar in August 2012 geared towards parents of children with alopecia areata, and addressed many of the issues that leave parents feeling insecure as their children return to school.
Richard Long has presented for over 15 years for the National Alopecia Areata Foundation on child development. His doctorate in counseling is from the George Washington University and he currently works for the International Reading Association and the National Title I Association on issues relating to literacy and numeracy. Previously he has coordinated multidisciplinary interventions at the George Washington University Reading Center, was clinical supervisor at the Montgomery County Community Outreach Center “Middle Earth.” In addition, Long has consulted with the World Health Organization.
Dr. Richard Long - Back to School: Child Development and Alopecia Areata for parents of children with alopecia areata.
Genetics of Alopeca Areata with Dr. Angela Christiano
Dr. Angela Christiano, PhD - Genetics of Alopecia Areata: What's all the Buzz About?
Dr. Christiano discusses her recent genetic findings, what this means for individuals with alopecia areata, and the future of alopecia areata research. Recorded November 2010.
Dr. David Norris - Alopecia Areata Immunology Research Summit - Highlights include the summit recap, list of current collaborations, and next steps in Immunology. Recorded November 2009.