Events - 28 Feb 10:00Session on Vitiligo at pre-AAD meeting

Washington, DC (USA)

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 pigment: is it reversible or not? Relapse is quite common.
  • Depigmenting skin with vitiligo. What's safe?

Vitiligo is not only an under-investigated, poorly understood skin disease that affects 1-2% of the population. From the clinician’s perspective, vitiligo is often seen as a pigmentary disorder that has no common treatment protocol, no disease-specific drugs, no insurance coverage, and a lengthy off-label therapy with high dropout rate and poor outcomes. From the patients’ perspective, vitiligo is a loathed disease that causes a great deal of suffering in life and requires an expensive treatment, with little hope for cure. We’ll review in a rapid-fire mode a 1-2-3 step treatment approach, reveal unseen correlations with other factors and offer tips for clinicians and patients.

Session co-chairs: Prof. Katlein França, President of Association for Psychoneurocutaneous Medicine of North America, and Prof. Torello Lotti, University of Guglielmo Marconi (Italy)

The session will be held one day before the main AAD meeting, on February 28, 2019. Details are forthcoming.