XIII Master Class in IsraelHelp us organize Master Class on Vitiligo and Pigmentary Disorders in Israel on November 25-26, 2015.
World Vitiligo DayWe want June 25th to be recognized by the United Nations as World Vitiligo Day. You can help us by signing our petition to the UN Secretary-General.
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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In Memoriam: Charles Townes, inventor of laser, dies at 99. 29.01.2015
Charles Hard Townes, a professor emeritus of physics at the University of California, Berkeley, who shared the 1964 Nobel Prize in Physics for invention of the laser and subsequently pioneered the entirely new industry, died on Jan. 27.
Townes was 35 in the spring of 1951 when he found the solution to a longstanding problem, how to create a pure beam of short-wavelength, high-frequency light. That revelation – not much different from a religious revelation, Townes believed – eventually led to the first laser, a now ubiquitous device common in science, telecommunication, entertainment and medicine, including phototherapy for vitiligo. Throughout his life, Townes maintained an interest in the intersection of science and religion.
VR Foundation had the privilege of inviting Charles Townes to the Roundtable On Vitiligo in Kitzbuhel, Austria in 2012, watch the video here . We wish his family our sincerest condolences at this time of loss, and we hold Professor Townes, one of the greatest scientists of the twentieth century, in fond and respectful memory.
Master Class on Vitiligo in Croatia 27.01.2015
Program “Innovative Therapy in Dermatology” updated. Organized under the presidency of Professor Mirna Šitum, M.D., Ph.D. by Croatian Dermatovenerological Society of the Croatian Medical Association, Croatian Vitiligo Association, VRF and WHA.
VRF turned to crowdfunding to fundraise. 27.12.2014
As with other non-profit organizations, the VR Foundation always received far more applications than it has funds to support. Even if a project fits within our funding criteria and priorities of the VRF, the Foundation may still be unable to provide a grant. In response to this situation, we launched a ‘crowdfunding’ campaign because we see it as an great opportunity to raise much-needed funds to meet the needs of vitiligo researchers around the world.
Master-Class section updated 17.12.2014
What is coming?
Association Française du Vitiligo Annual Meeting
We are pleased to announce the date of 2015 Association Française du Vitiligo Annual Meeting, which will take place on Saturday 14 March. For more details and registra...14 March 2015 12:00, 9th arrondissement of Paris, France
3rd Annual Vitiligo Working Group Meeting
The 3rd Annual Vitiligo Working Group Meeting will take place at Marriott Marquis San Francisco hotel on Thursday, March 19, 2015. Abstract session will be held in Yer...19 March 2015 07:30, 780 Mission Street San Francisco, ...
Dermaroller® use for vitiligo therapy
A derma-roller is a medical device that looks like a cylindrical shaped drum studded with very fine needles and is produced under several different names. It is used i...
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...
Can a gluten-free diet help with vitiligo?
Gluten is the spongy complex of proteins found in wheat, rye and barley, which puffs up when baked with yeast. It is important to realize there are three different...
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...