The International Association of Trichologists (IAT) is a non-profit corporation founded in California in 1974 to promote the study, research and legitimate practice in all aspects of the treatment and care of the human hair and scalp in health and disease.
The trichology course was developed at the University of Southern California during 1974-75 under the guidance of trichologist David Salinger. The course was designed as a home-study (correspondence) course and, additionally, one hundred hours of clinical training must be under-taken under the supervision of an IAT-approved trichologist. Students can presently undertake clinical training in Sydney, New York, Dallas, Mumbai, Sao Paulo, Manchester and Riga.
Medical doctors can undertake a shorter version of the trichology course.
Initially the course was taught throughout North America but, in 1979, Government colleges in Australia and New Zealand contacted the IAT about introducing the trichology course. Teachers were trained and colleges in these countries began teaching the course in 1981. Since that time, IAT has trained students in several other countries
including India, Singapore, China, South Africa,South Korea, U.K., Malaysia, Vietnam, Latvia, Nigeria, Kenya, Botswana, Brazil, Mauritius, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Japan, Israel, Bangladesh and the West Indies.
The Institute of Trichologists (IOT), founded in 1902, is a non profit organisation responsible for the training of trichology. They are largest provider of trichology training in Europe and, at over 100 years old, is the longest established body of its type anywhere in the world.
For the protection of patients, The Institute of Trichologists publishes a Code of Professional Practice and Ethics, by which all practising trichologists who are registered members of the Institute are expected to abide.
The Institute of Trichologists exists by student fees and membership subscriptions and with the support of companies in the wider hair care and pharmaceutical industries.
Registered members of the IOT can provide you with specialist advice for your hair problems including wigs, hair transplants, hair loss, scalp problems, alopecia, dandruff, receding hair, baldness, hair thinning and hair growth.
We work closely with and are consulted by the Medical Profession, Allied Health Professionals, Trading Standards Officers, Health and Media Journalists, Scientific and Government bodies, Research Organisations, Pharmaceutical, Medical and Hair Product Companies and support groups for our expert advice and opinion.
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