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ABC's Of Vitiligo
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The Vitiligo BioBank is a non-profit collection of biological samples and detailed clinical data, designed to facilitate medical research into vitiligo. The core asset of our unique Vitiligo Biobank is a large collection of well-organized hair, blood, serum and DNA samples, integrated with comprehensive clinical records.more
World Vitiligo Day 2014, a truly global event. 23.06.2014
This year, the campaign is coming of age as a truly global event. World Vitiligo Day 2014 was the biggest yet, with a vast array of awareness and support events spanning the globe. Celebrations run across the world the entire week, to accommodate multiple presentations, speeches and other events aimed at the patients and healthcare community.
Flash news update: clinic & blog in Boston, FB group from Belgrade 20.06.2014
Vitiligo Clinic & Research Center at UMass (Boston, MA) has a new website.
Dr. John Harris started new blog on vitiligo: "I am a physician-scientist who focuses my clinical and research efforts on vitiligo, and therefore I think about this disease a lot – all the time, in fact. Therefore I thought it would be helpful to share my thoughts with others who are interested in vitiligo as well, particularly the patients who suffer from it and their loved ones."
Slobodanka Mijatovich has set up Vitiligo Support Group in Serbia (Facebook page) with a clear vision to raise awareness and educate community on the latest advancements in vitiligo.
IX Master Class on Vitiligo and Pigmentary Disorders 10.06.2014
will be held in Sofia, Bulgaria on May 23-24, 2015 under the chairmanship of Prof. Mira Kadurina M.D., PhD. DSc., the Head of Department of Dermatology and Allergology of the Military Medical Academy.
World Vitiligo Day awareness video 10.06.2014
For World Vitiligo Day 2014, we encourage all those who wish to film themselves dancing to Michael Jackson's "Black or White" to upload their videos to YouTube. We will be cutting them together to make a community video for World Vitiligo Day. You can make your videos anywhere, with anything: in the street, near your favourite landmark, in the garden, with your phone or camera. It's all awesome :)
So please get out there, show your support for World Vitiligo Day, and join the effort to create more awareness.
What is coming?
6th Annual Vitiligo Conference
"Designed to be Seen" will be held at Bethel Gospel Assembly in the Heart of Harlem. Organized by Vitiligo Friends , hosted by Patricia Rossy, Vice President, NY-VITF...25 July 2014 00:00, New York, NY
Summer fun at AVRF Annual Retreat
American Vitiligo Research Foundation will be hosting its annual retreat on Friday, August 15 to Sunday, August 17, 2014. The program includes lots of summer fun for k...15 August 2014 10:01, Clarion Inn & Suites, Clearwater FL
Is there a special diet for vitiligo?
There is no medical evidence of any link between diet and vitiligo. Therefore no dietary changes are recommended. A scientific paper published in 2003 showed promising...
How is my donation used?
Thanks to the generous donations of individuals and companies in Fiscal Year 2013 the Vitiligo Research Foundation was able to accomplish: Research The VRF has inves...
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...
Is vitiligo contagious?
Vitiligo is NOT contagious. It cannot be passed on or caught from touching someone with vitiligo, shaking hands, swimming in the same pool, sharing towels, sitting nex...