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MyVitiligoTeams and the Global Vitiligo Foundation are excited to bring you the 2021 Virtual World Vitiligo Day-USA event, from 12 noon - 3 pm Central Time on Saturday, June 26.
Schedule for 2021 Virtual World Vitiligo Day USA:
- Opening Welcome @12 noon CT
Event host Sharon King (creator of Litty Ligo); Eric Peacock (co-founder of MyVitiligoTeam); and Dr. Iltefat Hamzavi (co-chair of the Global Vitiligo Foundation).
- Vitiligo Man of Action @12.10 pm
Perry Whaley shares his vitiligo story and his dedication to promote social awareness about vitiligo.
- MyVitiligoTeam @12:40 pm
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.
- Mental Health and Wellbeing @12.55 pm
Dr. Lisa Schuster, who has vitiligo herself, is a licensed psychologist specializing in stressful events and experiences. She discusses the importance of emotional wellness during these extraordinary times.
- Community Q&A @1:25 pm
Hear stories and ask questions of other vitiligo community members. Hosted by Sharon King.
- Advocacy and FDA Meeting Update @1.40 pm
Dr. Seemal Desai and Dr. Richard Huggins provide an advocacy update and what we hope to see as outcomes from the FDA advocacy meeting earlier this year.
- Doctor Panel and Q&A @1.40 pm
Medical experts discuss the latest news on vitiligo and answer your questions. Roundtable discussion with Dr. Pearl Grimes, Dr. Nada Elbuluk, Dr. John Harris, and Dr. Victor Huang.
- Clinical Trial Overview @2.20 pm
Dr. Amit Pandya shares information about the latest studies, why they are important, how they’re developed, addresses fears, and how to find a trial near you.
- Arts of Vitiligo @2.40
Various authors share the inspiration behind their books about overcoming obstacles, such as Kim Kirkland author of “Vitiligo Doesn’t Scare Me”. Music video by 2WOTONE Terence Johnson, and a trailer for an upcoming vitiligo documentary film.
- Closing and Thank You @3 pm
Founder of Minnesota VITFriends, Alicia Roufs, shares a preview of World Vitiligo Day 2022 in-person! Sharon King closes the event and kicks off the post-event socials.
- Post Event Social @3.05 pm
Turn on your videos and mics to socialize with others living with vitiligo. Ask questions of dietician Jake Webber of E Squared Health; and bond with Mark Braxton of VITFriends about being a man living with vitiligo or with Sharon King of Litty Ligo being a woman living with vitiligo.
Can't attend this year? Please share with your support group, colleagues, or patients!
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