Events

  • The international headquarters of the World Vitiligo Day 2019 campaign will be located in beautiful Hanoi, Vietnam.  As a part of celebrations, state-run hospital and clinics will run special events for vitiligo patients. Our Master Class on Vitiligo and Pigmentary Disorders will be held under the leadership of Prof. Nguyen Van Thuong, Chairman of the Department of Dermatology and Venereology of the National Dermatological University Hospital of Hanoi. Details are forth...
  • World Vitiligo Day USA 2019 will be held in Houston, at Sugar Land Marriott Town Square 16090 City Walk, Sugar Land, Texas 77479. For more details, please visit www.25June.org   
  • An interactive session for clinicians and patients will be held during the spring congress of the American Academy of Dermatology in Washington, DC: White spot on the skin: vitiligo or not? Vitiligo Triggers. A review of the most common external causes for vitiligo. How Can I Cure Vitiligo? An easy question without an answer. Medical treatments for vitiligo: first, second and third-line approach.  Natural treatments for vitiligo. Do they ever work? Loss of skin pig...
  • will be held during XIII International Congress of Cosmetic Dermatology and INDRECOS Winter Forum, under the dual presidency of Professors Pierfrancesco Morganti and Hong Duo Chen. 
  • When Winnie Harlow hits the Victoria’s Secret runway at Pier 94 in New York City on Nov. 8, 2018, she’ll make history. Every year, the Victoria's Secret show brings its famous Angels together for a glittery catwalk extravaganza. It's the most-watched fashion event of the year. For the first time ever, Victoria’s Secret is featuring a model with vitiligo.  A Toronto native, Winnie Harlow - born as Chantelle Brown-Young in 1994 - was diagnosed with vitiligo around the age o...
  • Dallas-Fort Worth Vitiligo Support Group is organizing 'The Step Up for Vitiligo Gala' which will take place on April 28th in Austin, Texas at UT-Austin. Dr. Ammar Ahmed, Dermatologist at UT-Austin would attend the gala to give words of support. For details contact Meda Haiyer at meeting.info@dfwvsg.org or visit www.dfwvsg.org
  • will be on Thursday, February 8th, from 7PM - 8:30PM on the 11th floor of NYU's Ambulatory Care Center at 240 East 38th Street, between 2nd and 3rd Avenue Since this is our first meeting of the year, we will provide an overview of our New York Vitiligo Community Group. Additionally, there will be a research update about a treatment for vitiligo: vitiligo surgery! Please let us know if you will be able to attend the meeting by email nyvitiligo@gmail.com NY Vitiligo Comm...
  • This abstract session of the Global Vitiligo Foundation is held annually, the day prior to the start of the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) Conference in the Spring. It aims to serve as a resource for all groups working to improve vitiligo treatments, increase awareness, and improve the quality of life, with the hope of reaching an eventual cure. Thursday, February 15, 20187:00 am 11:00 amMarriott Marquis San Diego Marina Grand Ballroom 6San Diego, CA, USA
  • In 2018, the 7th celebration of World Vitiligo Day will be will be held at UMass Medical School in Worcester, MA on June 22nd-24th, 2018, and hosted by Dr. John Harris, the Director of the Vitiligo Clinic and Research Center at UMass Medical School, and Valarie Molyneaux, the President and Founder of the VITFriends support group based in Boston, MA. The title for the event is Children, Research, and Hope for the Future, and will feature a session focused on children with ...
  • Join us for a Live Facebook event with Erika Page from Living Dappled. We'll bust common myths about vitiligo and answer your most frequently asked questions. Date: January 25, 2018 at 12 noon.  Where: Facebook Live - https://www.facebook.com/events/1947122275302199
  • Since 1992, the United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) has been annually observed on 3 December around the world. The theme for this years IDPD is Transformation towards sustainable and resilient society for all. This theme focuses on the enabling conditions for the transformative changes envisaged in the 2030 development agenda for Sustainable Development. The centrality of resilience to sustainable development cuts across all the SDGs. The ...
  • The UN's Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), in cooperation with the China Disabled Persons Federation (CDPF), is organizing the High-level Intergovernmental Meeting on the Midpoint Review of the Asian and Pacific Decade of Persons with Disabilities, 2013-2022, in Beijing from 27 November to 1 December 2017. Objectives of the Meeting are: To undertake a midpoint review of the progress made, including gaps and challenges, in the implementatio...
  • The 11th session Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) will take place at the United Nations Headquarters, New York, from 12 to 14 June 2018. More information about the session, including agenda, programme, documentation and other substantive and logistic details, will be in forthcoming.   The CRPD was adopted by the UN General Assembly by its resolution 61/106 of 13 December 2006. It came into force on 3 May 2008 upon the 20th ratification. Since 2...
  • NY Vitiligo Community will gather for Potluck Picnic this Sunday, September 3rd, at 12-3 PM, at Prospect Park. The event is being run by our group's own Tiffany Grant. Please let us know if you will be able to attend by email nyvitiligo@gmail.com
  • 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 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 vitil...
  • Our next meeting will be on Thursday, September 21st, at 7PM - 8:30PM on the 11th floor of NYU's Ambulatory Care Center at 240 East 38th Street, between 2nd and 3rd Avenues. Please let us know if you will be able to attend the meeting by email: nyvitiligo@gmail.com NY Vitiligo Community 'The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today.' - H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
  • will be held alongside 3rd Indo China Dermatology Conference and the Annual Scientific Meeting Of Dermatology and Venereology of the VSDV. Details
  • 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 Vitiligo Foundation is tasked with the following goals: Help educate, advocate and promote education and awareness of vitiligo to local, state and federal government entities, insurance companies, third party payers, and special interest groups Increase awareness of vitiligo as a disease, its treatment, and pat...
  • The tenth session of the Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) will take place from Tuesday 13 to Thursday 15 June 2017 at UN Headquarters in New York. Theme: The Second Decade of the CRPD: Inclusion and full participation of persons with disabilities and their representative organizations in the implementation of the Convention Sub-themes:Addressing the impact of multiple discrimination on persons with disabili...
  • The annual Vitiligo Walkathon is organized by Dallas Fort Worth Vitiligo Support Group on May 20, 2017. This is an event held to raise awareness about vitiligo in the community and to raise money that goes towards vitiligo research. It's a great opportunity to join hands with other vitiligo patients and their families to make friends and to share experiences. Please join us for the biggest vitiligo event of the year in the DFW metroplex! Date: May 20th, 2017 (Saturday) ...
  • U.S. World Vitiligo Day 2017 Theme: 'Step Up for Vitiligo: A Call for Truth, Hope and Change!' Reflecting the mission of the Step Up for Vitiligo campaign that came out of the Vitiligo Working Group's 2016 campaign for awareness, the 2017 event theme will encourage the vitiligo community to take action in raising awareness around the condition. Throughout the three-day program, attendees will hear from leading dermatologists and vitiligo advocates as they discuss the face...
  • Our next meeting will be after the World Vitiligo Day conference in Detroit on Thursday, July 20th, 2017, at 7PM - 8:30PM on the 11th floor of NYU's Ambulatory Care Center at 240 East 38th Street, between 2nd and 3rd Avenues! Dermablend, a company that specializes in camouflage cosmetic products, will be coming to talk at the meeting. Attendees will be able to learn and ask questions about their different products. Spread the word! And as always, all family and friend...
  • We will be having a joint session with another community group, the alopecia areata group. Alopecia areata is an immune-related disease, like vitiligo, that causes hair loss usually in patches on the scalp and eyebrows. The meeting will be on: Thursday, April 13th, 2017 at 7PM - 8:30PM on the 11th floor of NYU's Ambulatory Care Center at 240 East 38th Street, between 2nd and 3rd Avenues! Note that as of now, the meeting time has been changed from 6:30 to 7PM Spread t...
  • Featuring: M.C. - Mary-dith Tuitt Jazz vocalist - Katani Summer Steel drum instrumentalist - Justin Petty Vocalist - Emily Orji and Dr. Victor Huang, BWH Vitiligo Clinic with poetry, dance, raffle, sales and lots of fun! Tickets $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Date: 2.30 pm on April 30, 2017Address: Salvation Army Kroc Center, 650 Dudley Str. Boston MA, USA Watch video and call +-1-617-816-5241 or visit www.vitfriends.org/bostonconcert.htm 
  • The theme for the first meeting of the year is an Introduction to Vitiligo. There will be a presentation, Question and Answers with Dr. Elbuluk and Dr. McLellan, and new vitiligo research updates. The meeting will be held on Thursday, January 19, 2017 at 6:30PM - 8:00PM on the 11th floor of NYU's Ambulatory Care Center at 240 East 38th Street, between 2nd and 3rd Avenues.  Spread the word and all family and friends are welcome! Please let us know if you will be able t...

FAQOther Questions

  • How can I explain vitiligo to my children?

    Vitiligo can be puzzling for a child because a person who has it isn't "ill" in a common sense.  To choose the right words to explain vitiligo diagnosis to a child, first consi...

  • Isn't it just a cosmetic disorder?

    Contrary to popular belief, vitiligo is not a cosmetic disorder but a systemic disease affecting the largest body organ and other vital systems. For more than 1.6 million peop...

  • 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 next to someo...