Events - 25 Jun 12:00World Vitiligo Day 2019 - International

Event

15A Phuong Mai, Dong Da, Ha Noi, Vietnam

With each passing year the World Vitiligo Day grows bigger and bolder. And, with it, recognition of vitiligo grows, particularly since Winnie Harlow, supermodel and vitiligan, walked the Victoria’s Secret Fashion show – one of the hottest fashion tickets on the planet – last fall.  What’s more, six U.S. State governors and numerous city mayors have now declared June ‘Vitiligo Awareness Month.’

The international headquarters are set in beautiful Hanoi, Vietnam this year. The National Dermatological University Hospital of Hanoi, with support from the Vietnamese government and VR Foundation, will organize the event.

Honorary Chairman of the World Vitiligo Day 2019 is Prof. Nguyen Van Thuong, MD. The international theme of this year is "The Quality of Life of a Vitiligo Patient."

A panel of renowned speakers will cover a whole range of topics in vitiligo: from novel herbal treatments by Prof. Torello Lotti to Viruses and Superantigens by Prof. Michael Tirant, and all the way to surgical therapies by Prof. Davinder Parsad. Prof. Yan Valle will present the history of WVD campaign and discuss socio-economic burden of vitiligo.  As a part of celebrations, National Dermatological University Hospital of Hanoi, other hospitals and clinics across the country will host special events for vitiligo patients. A great deal of support comes from Vietnamese Government. 

For program and other details please visit WVD 2019 conference website

A special Thank You note to our supporters: The World Vitiligo Day 2019 International conference is sponsored by Dr Michaels Vitilinex (for Vitiligo) by Dr Michaels Skin Clinics.

 

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