Become a Volunteer

As a non for profit organization, KRF needs your support and volunteer help; more so now that we are gearing up for the 1st International Keloid Symposium. This meeting that will be held in September 2016, will be the first ever scientific meeting that is solely dedicated to research and treatment of keloid disorder. KRF needs your help with the following:

1-Spreading the word about the the meeting. You can simply download the meeting flyer and e mail it to all dermatologists, plastic surgeons, ear nose throat specialist, and surgeons. Also, please forward the flyer to all keloid patients that you know. When you forward the flyer, please ask the recipient to forward the flyers to others they know. You can also post the following banner or image on your Facebook page, or other social media and place a link to the meeting website

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2-Helping with fundraising efforts for the meeting. We need to raise funds to have a successful meeting. Please contact the organizations that you know, or charities, or other resources and ask them to support the meeting. We will post a list of donors on our website.

In addition to the above tasks, you can:

Follow this link to review KRF's volunteer opportunities.

Please contact Dr. Tirgan if you are interested in helping us as a volunteer.




    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.