1st International Keloid Symposium

KRF is dedicated to the creation of data-driven, and dissemination of evidence-based medical knowledge about keloid disorder. Our goal is to enhance and contribute to the education of physicians who treat keloid patients in order to improve the treatment outcomes.

Our next scientific meeting will be held in Marrakesh, Morocco on April 30, 2017. Click here to learn more about this upcoming meeting.

The 1st International Keloid Symposium was held at the Rockefeller University on September 8-9, 2016. KRF extends its gratitude to The Rockefeller University for all the support that the university provided in organizing, and hosting this meeting and the support for keloid research.

Several physicians and scientists traveled very far, from Australia, Canada, China, France and Uzbekistan, to come to New York and attend this meeting in order to learn and share their experiences. KRF thanks each and everyone who joined us in New York for this two day meeting. Below, you can hear and see the presentation of Dr. Tirgan about Medical Management of Keloid Disorder.

KRF is now focusing on organizing the 2nd International Keloid Symposium, place and date of which will be announced in the next few months. Such meetings will offer scientific members a forum for communicating and disseminating current findings in the field.

Past meetings

With tremendous efforts, KRF was also able to arrange for a session dedicated to keloid research at the 7th Joint Meeting of the European Tissue Repair Society & the Wound Healing Society that was held 21-23 October 2015 in Copenhagen, Denmark. This was the very first dedicated scientific session that KRF has been able to organize. KRF thanks Dr. Patricia Danielsen for all her efforts and support in organizing this session. KRF is also thankful to ETRS for providing this platform


    2nd International Keloid Symposium:

    (Januar 18, 2018) KRF is proudly announcing that the 2nd will be held on June 7-8, 2018 in Rome, Italy. Click on the image below to be directed to the symposium website.

    Notice of 501 (C)(3) Status:

    (February 1, 2017) Keloid Research Foundation has been determined by the US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to be exempt from federal income tax under Internal Revenue Code (IRC) Section 501(C)(3). Donors can deduct contributions they make to KRF under IRC Section 170. Click here to view the 501(C)(3) Exemption Document.

    Journal of Keloid Research:

    (December 3, 2016)KRF is proud to announce establishment of Keloid Research, an open access scientific publication of the Keloid Research Foundation. Until now, keloid manuscripts have been published in a variety of journals. Our goal is to create a centralized publishing platform for all researchers who are passionate about this disorder, so that relevant clinical and laboratory research can be published in one place and under one umbrella. The journal is aiming to provide an international forum for the publication of original work, describing basic science, translational and clinical investigations in keloid disorder.

    Keloid Staging System:

    (August 19, 2016) In his most recent publication, "Neck Keloids: evaluation of risk factors and recommendation for keloid staging system" Dr. Tirgan has designed a staging system that allows for proper categorization and grouping of keloid patients into various stages.

    To assess each keloid patient properly, to better understand the natural history of this disorder, and to be able to compare future keloid study results among various patients groups, we clearly need a staging system that can allow us to describe the severity keloid disorder based on the size, location and/or extent of the keloidal lesions; as well as history of surgery or radiation therapy, and perhaps other factors that are currently unknown to us. Please click HERE to read more.