Registration is Now Closed

Online registration for the 34th NAAF Conference in Washington is currently closed.  You can register onsite at the conference beginning Thursday, June 27th.

Please contact if you need more information.

Event Details

Fearless in Seattle is the theme of the 34th Annual NAAF International Conference scheduled for Thursday, June 27, to Sunday, June 30, 2019, at Seattle’s Southport in Renton, Washington. A panel of expert researchers and clinicians will provide you with the extraordinary opportunity to directly address questions to the very people most intimately involved in the search for treatments and a cure. This unforgettable experience will also connect you with a network of people who share the same challenges you face, professional caregivers offering medical information and advice to better understand and manage alopecia areata, and expert researchers with the latest findings of NAAF’s Treatment Development Program. Plus, you’ll be staying at the brand new Hyatt Regency Lake Washington at Seattle’s Southport in Renton, Washington!  
With this incredible setting as the backdrop, the four-day NAAF conference may transform not only your life but those around you! This conference is for people of all ages who have alopecia areata or care about someone who does.
You will:
  • Learn you are not alone.
  • Hear about the latest research progress and opportunities for your involvement.
  • Share personal connections with people who understand and care.
  • Learn about useful products for people with alopecia areata.
  • Exchange ideas, support and advice.
  • Enjoy inspiring sights, stories and experiences.
  • Develop personal memories that will last a lifetime.
  • Become empowered to go home and make a difference.

Tortoise & HairTM  Conference Walk

This year’s Tortoise & Hair™ Conference Walk follows a picturesque route bordering Lake Washington as you and your family raise awareness for alopecia areata, along with funds to benefit NAAF as we continue to provide awareness, support, and research for the alopecia areata community.  

Give to Scholarship Fund

The annual NAAF Conference is an amazing and meaningful event for so many - especially first-time attendees and their families.  The NAAF Conference Scholarship Fund offers financial assistance to individuals and families who otherwise cannot afford to attend.  Generous donations have helped well over 1,845 people over the last 25 NAAF conferences, and with your support, we will continue to assist those in need.  We invite you to help change a life by making a contribution that will allow a person in need to attend this exciting and inspiring event.
You can also mail a check to:
National Alopecia Areata Foundation
65 Mitchell Blvd., Suite 200-B
San Rafael, CA 94903


Our Conference Hotel

Hyatt Regency Lake Washington at Seattle's Southport
Situated on the shores of Lake Washington and central to all things Seattle, the Hyatt Regency Lake Washington at Seattle’s Southport perfectly combines the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest with modern amenities. You’ll enjoy easy access to popular attractions like Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park, Pike Place Market, Mount Rainier, Woodinville Wine Country, and much more. Located near the top cultural, dining, and recreational destinations in Seattle, you’ll never run out of things to see and do! 

Important Dates

Conference Dates 
Thursday, June 27 - Sunday, June 30, 2019
Hotel Reservation Deadline
Sold Out!
Early Bird Registration Deadline
Tuesday, May 28, 2019
Last Day for Registration Cancellation and Refund
Monday, June 10, 2019

Program At a Glance

THURSDAY, June 27th 


Registration and Tortoise & Hair™ Check-In

1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Children's Alopecia Areata Conference Camp

1:00 pm - 7:45 pm

Exhibitor Displays

1:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Meet the Exhibitors

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Community Empowerment Workshops 1-4

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Veteran & VIP (First-Timer) Welcome Reception

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Bus to Nowhere - Young Adult Outing

6:00pm - 8:00pm


FRIDAY, June 28th 


Registration and Tortoise & Hair™ Check-In

8:00 am - 5:30 pm

Children's Alopecia Areata Conference Camp

8:15 am - 5:45 pm

Orientation Session (Primarily for First-Timers)

8:30 am - 9:30 am

Exhibitor Displays

8:30 am - 7:00 pm

Opening Session

9:30 am - 10:45 am

Alopecia Areata Doc Talks 1-3

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Support and Empowerment Sessions A-J

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Community Empowerment Workshops 5-6

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm


SATURDAY, June 29th 


Registration  and Information Display

7:00 am - 5:00 pm

Tortoise & Hair™ Check-In

6:30 am - 7:00am

Tortoise & Hair™ Conference Walk

7:00 am - 9:00 am

Exhibitor Displays

9:00 am - 7:30 pm

Children's Alopecia Areata Conference Camp

9:45 am - 5:15 pm

General Session

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Ask the Experts

1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Young Adult Perspectives

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Music that Made the Movies Dance Party!

8:00 pm - midnight


SUNDAY, June 30th


NAAF Information Display

9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Children's Alopecia Areata Conference Camp

9:15 am - 11:15 am

Support and Empowerment Sessions K-T

9:30 am - 11:00 am

Hotel Check-Out

11:00 am - 11:30 am

Closing Session

11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Goodbye Gathering

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Conference Questions

For questions about the National Alopecia Areata Foundation or for more information about
the 34th Annual National Alopecia Areata International Conference please email us at