- The Master Class on “Vitiligo and Pigmentary Disorders” in Shenyang, China
The 2012 International VRF-China Masterclass on Vitiligo and pigmentary disorders was held in the historic former Manchu capital of Shenyang, in northeastern China, on November 16-18, 2012. This symposium is a globally significant meeting on vitiligo which this year brought together dermatology experts from around the world to share the latest research and techniques for treating vitiligo. The conference was generously hosted by China Medical University and sponsored by the Vitiligo Research Foundation (VRF), China Medical University (CMU), and the Shenyang Institute of Science and Technology. Continue reading
The Master Class in Barcelona, Spain, was opened by Prof. Torello Lotti, then delegated to participants from national dermatological associations. The master class was fac ilitated by Prof. Jana Hercogova, the President-Elect of the EADV, who introduced materials to guide the discussions and encouraged interaction between delegates to discuss issues and ideas.
In December 2012, 35 physicians, scientists and vitiligo advocates gathered in Kitzbuhel, Austria, to exchange the latest discoveries about vitiligo and build partnerships with colleagues from across the world.
Researchers came from 16 institutions in 11 different countries, including – for the first time – two Nobel Laureates. Speakers discussed new, unpublished data spanning the gamut from immunology to genomics to clinical trials.
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May 24, 2013: VRF Presentation at EADV Spring Symposium
Sodium oxodihydroacridinylacetate in treatment of active vitiligo. Results of preliminary clinical study. Abstract and presentation here
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I have vitiligo: will my children have vitiligo too?
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