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  • 2021-01-05
    Last year, the vitiligo industry has been badly affected by COVID-19 pandemic. As the world haphazardly endeavors to defeat a deadly virus, many vitiligo projects in China, Germany, South Korea and the United States have been put on hold. But many...
  • 2020-12-03
    UPDATE: FDA is announcing a new date for the meeting. The public meeting will be held on March 8, 2021 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. EST, in a virtual (online only) format. Please save this date and time if you are interested in attending this public ...
  • 2020-12-02
    Virtual but real! The 2020 Vitiligo International Patient Organizations Conference (VIPOC) will be held virtually on Friday, December 4, 2020, followed by Vitiligo International Symposium (VIS) on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 5-6, 2020. December 4, ...
  • 2020-11-26
    It was 2018 when "Unite For Vitiligo" first released its list of 10 most influential people with vitiligo aka vitiligans. Since then the list has been trying to be a mirror of the vitiligo community and those who shape it. Just like any year, the ...
  • 2020-11-16
    News update from Boston: VITFriends reports a reversal of Tufts Insurance (MA) decision to stop covering doctors' visits related to vitiligo. We'll follow-up with more details as soon as we hear more.  Menawhile, here's our short guide to vitilig...
  • 2020-10-21
    International Dermatology Outcome Measures organization is having their virtual annual meeting from Thursday Oct 22 to Saturday Oct 24, 2020.  At this meeting, experts from all over the world are coming together virtually to discuss the best ways...
  • 2020-10-19
    Cigna, a U.S. health services company, issued a new medical coverage policy for excimer laser therapy. Previously, Cigna did not cover laser therapy for the treatment of vitiligo because such treatment was considered cosmetic and not "medically ne...
  • 2020-10-01
    Some of the world’s most knowledgeable vitiligo specialists will gather live on MyVitiligoTeam for a roundtable discussion. Medical experts - Dr. John Harris, Dr. Amit Pandya, Dr. Pearl E. Grimes and Dr. Seemal R Desai - will discuss the latest i...
  • 2020-09-14
    First patient enrolled in AVITA Therapeutic’s study in Miami earlier this week. The prospective study is evaluating the RECELL system for repigmentation of patients with stable vitiligo, meaning they have not had new vitiligo lesions or lesions th...
  • 2020-08-28
    Dr. Seemal R. Desai, M.D., FAAD, highlights new therapeutics that may impact the future of vitiligo management in this short video. He discussed this and other topics at the American Academy of Dermatology Virtual Meeting Experience in June 2020. ...
  • 2020-07-15
    Researchers investigated the therapeutic potential of Ruxolitinib cream in patients with vitiligo, and it looks very promising.  Results of a 2-year Phase II study at 26 medical centres in 18 states were published in the Lancet just now.   Ruxoli...
  • 2020-07-02
    Temprian Therapeutics, a spinoff from Northwestern University with patent for DNA-based vitiligo treatment, has made it to the finals of the Nature Spinoff Prize. The 12 finalists represent companies from the United States, United Kingdom, Switze...
  • 2020-06-26
    Amid the chaos wrought by the virus, a weeklong commemoration is taking place across the world. From Hungary on June 20th to Detroit on June 27th, events are happening everywhere: 🇭🇺 June 20: HUNGARY - Adrienn Széles @Local (Lake Balaton)🇨🇳 June ...
  • 2020-06-25
    Hungarian vitiligo support group kicked off World Vitiligo Day 2020 celebrations with event at the Lake Balaton on June 20th. WVD webinar in China was watched by 5,51 million people!    🇭🇺 HUNGARY Adrienn Széles, a vitiligo ambassador to Hungary...
  • 2020-06-24
    As the world grapples with a global pandemic, World Vitiligo Day has moved online. So, there’s a different vibe for June 25th this year – but it will be no less memorable or important. In this short video posted here below, Yan Valle -  CEO VRF a...
  • 2020-06-23
    Inevitably, World Vitiligo Day takes on a new form this year. As the world grapples with a global pandemic, WVD has moved online. So, there’s a different vibe for June 25th this year – but it will be no less memorable or important. A celebration i...
  • 2020-04-15
    We continue IGTV series on self-confidence with Natalie Jones, a life coach and vitiligo spokesperson. Watch Part 2 on Instagram today and stay tuned for the next one! Here's Part 1 in case you missed it.  
  • 2020-04-10
    Here’s to our amazing healthcare workers who keep on keeping on through the global COVID pandemic ✨ We thank you for your service now more than ever! Tag a healthcare worker you’re thankful on Instagram #vitiligo #covid Photo: Gisel Maria  
  • 2020-04-03
    The World Vitiligo Day conference in Minneapolis, USA has been cancelled due to COVID19. Alicia Rouf, WVD 2020 USA Chair says in the newsletter:"We have been monitoring daily recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CD...
  • 2020-03-15
    Am I at higher risk of catching SARS-CoV-2 if I have vitiligo? In short, NO.  The normal role of our immune system is to protect us from external and internal threats, like infections and cancers.  Yet, we do not know every detail about how the ...
  • 2020-03-11
    World Vitiligo Day 2020 international headquarters continue its journey and move from Vietnam to Serbia, under the firm leadership of Prof. Ivana Binic. Sadly, the tenth annual WVD celebrations will not go ahead, as planned.  Three months into t...
  • 2020-02-26
    Due to extenuating circumstances, this MEETING IS POSTPONED until further notice. On Monday March 30, 2020, FDA is conducting its first public meeting on Patient-Focused Drug Development for Vitiligo. The meeting is intended to allow FDA to ob...
  • 2020-02-15
    Pfizer offers $80,000 under their Global Medical Grant program to US-based academic institutions. Grant will support fellowship programs at institutions with expertise in inflammatory and immune-mediated dermatological disorders - including vitili...
  • 2020-02-12
    It's not uncommon for people to suffer from several illnesses at once, or comorbidities.  Comorbidities usually occur because they have the same root cause, and may share the same risk factors. They are very common: nearly half of older Americans...
  • 2020-02-08
    VR Foundation has joined forces with Natalie Jones, a Skin Confidence Coach, to bring you IGTV series of educational and uplifting videos on vitiligo. Confidence coaching helps elevate your self-image, get through dark thoughts and maintain a pos...

FAQOther Questions

  • Who is prone to vitiligo?

    Scientists know that some people are genetically predisposed to a specific group of autoimmune diseases – including generalized vitiligo – but do not know who and why.It doesn’t...

  • What's better: laser or phototherapy?

    In a recent study researchers assessed effect and safety of different laser and phototherapy treatments, such as excimer laser/light, narrowband UVB, UVA and PUVA. No significa...

  • I have a new job - should I tell colleagues about my vitiligo?

    If you are starting a new job and you are concerned about stares and questions about your skin, try a proactive approach. When the time is right and you are feeling comfortable,...