Vancouver Chapter of NAAF

NAAF Meetings in Vancouver

I enjoyed attending the quarterly meeting of Vancouver Alopecia Areata patient support group last week. I serve as the medical advisor for the Vancouver chapter of the National Alopecia Areata Foundation (NAAF) support group.


Support groups can be powerful because they are generally focused on supportive listening. There is of course advice shared and knowledge gained, but it’s the supportive listening that is often most helpful to participants. The opportunity to simply share one’s experiences during his or her hair loss journey can empowering. 

Details on support group meetings for patients with alopecia areata in the Vancouver area and around North America are available through the National Alopecia Areata Foundation ( or at phone number 415.472.3780 or by email

Dr. Jeff Donovan is a Canadian and US board certified dermatologist specializing exclusively in hair loss. To schedule a consultation, please call the Whistler office at 604.283.1887

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