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MyVitiligoTeam and the Global Vitiligo Foundation are excited to announce the 2020 Virtual World Vitiligo Day - USA event.
This year's conference will be held on Saturday, June 27. It starts at 10 a.m. PDT / 12 p.m. CDT / 1 p.m. EDT.
Everyone is welcome to join us on this special day to learn and share together. A free registration is required.
- 1:00 pm ET - Opening Welcome. Event host Tiffanie Foster and founding Co-Chair of the Global Vitiligo Foundation, Dr. Iltefat Hamzavi.
- 1:15 pm ET - That Vitiligo Guy: James Mcleod shares his vitiligo story as a motivational speaker, social influencer, personal trainer, and author.
- 1:45 pm ET - History of World Vitiligo Day: Executive Director of the Vitiligo Research Foundation, Professor Yan Valle, shares how this special day started (video recording)
- 2:00 pm ET - Mental Health and Wellbeing: Licensed professional therapist, Andre Joachim, and globally recognized dermatologic expert, Dr. Pearl Grimes, discuss the importance of emotional wellness during these extraordinary times. Moderated by MyVitiligoTeam cofounder, Eric Peacock.
- 2:30 pm ET - Vitiligo Portrait Series: Renowned British photographer, Brock Elbank, tells stories of the phenomenal subjects who took part in his 2017 portrait series.
- 3:00 pm ET - Community Q&A: Hear stories and ask questions of other vitiligo community members. Hosted by Tiffanie Foster.
- 3:15 pm ET - Advocacy and Policy:
Dr. Seemal Desai, a Diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology, provides an advocacy and policy update.
- 3:30 pm ET - Doctor Panel and Q&A:
Medical experts discuss the latest vitiligo research, treatments and answer your questions. Roundtable discussion with Dr. Richard Huggins, Dr. Pearl Grimes, Dr. Iltefat Hamzavi, Dr. Amit Pandya, and Dr. Seemal R Desai.
- 4:00 pm ET - MyVitiligoTeam: Learn about the power of connecting people with chronic conditions through a dedicated social network. Eric Peacock, CEO of MyHealthTeams, demonstrates the features and benefits of the MyVitiligoTeam online community.
- 4:30 pm ET- Closing & Thank You:Founder of Minnesota VITFriends, Alicia Roufs, shares a preview of World Vitiligo Day 2021.
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