Who we are?
Firmly committed to curing Vitiligo, the VR Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization funding and fast-tracking medical research globally. Our mission is to accelerate the end of suffering for millions of people who suffer from vitiligo through research, support and education » » »more
What is Vitiligo?
Vitiligo is a long-term condition that causes pale, white patches to develop on the skin - in severe cases these cover the whole body. Vitiligo affects one in every hundred people and can strike anyone at any time, often leading to depression and isolation - especially amongst children. We need your help in finding a cure for this debilitating and distressing disease and to support the millions of vitili...more
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Family Fights for Family 08.09.2017
Gabby is one of those people that lights up a room the second she walks through the doors. Her personality and her smile truly define beauty. More admirably, Gabby kept that confidence through one of the most challenging self-image times of her life: Vitiligo. Continue reading
Registration for Master Class in Hanoi, Vietnam is open now 10.08.2017
XXIV Master Class on Vitiligo and Pigmentary Disorders will be held alongside 3rd Indo China Dermatology Conference and the Annual Scientific Meeting Of Dermatology and Venereology of the VSDV, in collaboration with the World Health Academy Dermatology (WHAD). Details
Master class in Cuba preliminary program 31.07.2017
XXIII Master Class on Vitiligo and Pigmentary Disorders is planned in Havana, Cuba on November 16-18, 2017. This multi-side event will be held in collaboration with INDERCOS and Cuban Vitiligo Support and Research Group, VITAMIGOS. International and national expert speakers will discuss the latest basic research, advances, evidence and guidelines on diagnosis, investigation and management of vitiligo and other pigment cell disorders. Participants will review risk factors in vitiligo, treatment approach to patients of pediatric and adult age, a variety of therapeutic options for vitiligo, including 'traditional medicines.' We will also discuss a common action at the United Nations aimed at improving quality of life of people with dermatological disabilities, and the World Vitiligo Day campaign.
Fellowship grant opportunity up to $80,000 per year. 09.07.2017
US-based organizations with an active dermatology fellowship program are invited to submit a grant proposal before July 14, 2017. The purpose of this external grant is to provide support the continued training of fellows focused on research, up to $80,000 per year for up to two years. Funding will be awarded to the organization, which will select the recipient. Funding must be used primarily as salary support for the selected fellow, and not for overhead, indirect or fringe costs. Details
What is coming?
Vitiligo Advocacy Day at the US Capitol
Save-the-Date for the much anticipated Vitiligo Advocacy Day at the United States Capitol this fall. As many of you know, the Advocacy Committee of the Global Vitilig...04 October 2017 10:00, Washington, DC
XXIII Master Class in Cuba
will be held as a part of INDERCOS Winter Meeting, in collaboration with Cuban Vitiligo Support and Research Group. International and national expert speakers will di...16 November 2017 09:00, Hotel Nacional de Cuba, Habana, Cuba
I have vitiligo: will my children have vitiligo, too?
In some cases vitiligo seems to be inherited and run in families, with children whose parents have vitiligo being at increased risk of developing the condition themsel...
What causes vitiligo?
The precise cause of vitiligo is not well understood. The white areas appear due to loss of the pigment (melanin) that gives skin its color and protects it from the su...
What's better: laser or phototherapy?
In a recent controlled study researchers assessed effect and safety of different laser and phototherapy treatments, such as excimer laser/light, narrowband UVB, UVA an...
Isn't it just a cosmetic disorder?
Like it or not, we live in a society where appearance matters. It should come as no surprise that vitiligo impacts on the psychological well-being and quality of life ...
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