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  • Labour Day is a federal US holiday, celebrated on the first Monday of September. (Most other countries celebrate Labor Day on May 1st.) It's pure genius, it you think about it for a moment. Being the last weekend before children returned to school, this is a three-day, family ...
  • Happy World Vitiligo Day! It's time to let our flags fly and live the emotions that we feel in the depths of our being.   Before I share with you my excitement about the World Vitiligo Day 2018 conference we just wrapped in Boston, I must tell you about our meeting at the Un...
  • This superb tripartite program brought together world dermatology luminaries from 21 countries. Attendees enjoyed dynamic Hanoi with its Parisian ambience and Asian vitality, welcomed by Asian Academy of Dermatology and Venereology (AADV) President Syarief Hidayat (Indonesia),...
  • As you may be aware, European Unions General Data Protection Regulation is changing on 25th May 2018. As a result, we have updated our Privacy Policy to explain clearly how we collect, store and manage your information. Nothing about your experience changes with this updatewe...
  • A short-term online survey is set to begin on April 30, 2018. This massive study is designed to compare Quality of Life measure of patients with vitiligo in different countries within the same month. This could potentially relate to the burden of the disease in various regions...
  • If youve been our reader for any length of time, youve heard me talk about home-based phototherapy many times, and for good reason. Its the best option available for most vitiligo patients, alone or in combination with topical treatments. A number of new devices for clinic- an...
  • This sends yet another message to Big Pharma that vitiligo has a strong, well organized community of patients looking for effective treatments. And it will soon be joining forces with another group - the Vitiligo Working Group - at the annual AAD meeting in San Diego. Enjoy a...
  • We'll answer 10 most frequently asked questions about vitiligo today. Join Facebook Live event at https://www.facebook.com/events/1947122275302199
  • NY Vitiligo Support Group is conducting a brief online survey.  This brief survey contains 24 questions that ask about living with vitiligo. The goal of this survey is to determine how much your skin has affected you over the past month. The survey should take approximately 5...
  • It seems like a long time ago now (the holiday season has a way of stretching time in strange ways), but we sent you our newsletter just before the New Year with a sneak peek of our activities for this year. To recap, we are switching to a monthly email newsletter and weekl...
  • We wish you a very Happy Holiday season and a peaceful and prosperous New Year. We hope your holidays will be filled with joy and laughter through the New Year. We are so grateful to have people like you in our lives.
  • Can you spare one minute to tell us what concerns you most? We want to be sure that you receive value from your free subscription to Vitiligo News, our Facebook posts, newsletters and other publications. Asked another way: What is it that we might be able to help you with?...
  • Looking for models with or without experience of all ages that have vitiligo.  Photoshoot will be held in New York city on Sunday Dec 10th. For inquires, please email at info@zanderm.com
  • Hello Readers,  This is a quick one: a leading market research company is conducting paid interviews with vitiligo patients and their caregivers aged from 6 to 17 years.  A 45-minute interview will help researchers better understand quality of life of those affected by vitil...
  • Would you prefer to read Vitiligo News in Spanish rather than in English? Let us know.  We are looking into a possibility to translate our monthly newsletters in Spanish - if we get enough requests to justify the additional effort of our small team.    As an example, here ar...
  • Starting a support group takes a lot of time and dedication. The ground work definitely needs to be in place before your first meeting is held. This downloadable guide from Shazaad Games, a VITFriends NY group co-leader, is a prime example of how a peer mediated vitiligo suppo...
  • Gabby is one of those people that lights up a room the second she walks through the doors. Her personality and her smile truly define beauty. More admirably, Gabby kept that confidence through one of the most challenging self-image times of her life: Vitiligo. Continue readi...
  • XXIV Master Class on Vitiligo and Pigmentary Disorders will be held alongside 3rd Indo China Dermatology Conference and the Annual Scientific Meeting Of Dermatology and Venereology of the VSDV, in collaboration with the World Health Academy Dermatology (WHAD). Details
  • XXIII Master Class on Vitiligo and Pigmentary Disorders is planned in Havana, Cuba on November 16-18, 2017. This multi-side event will be held in collaboration with INDERCOS and Cuban Vitiligo Support and Research Group, VITAMIGOS. International and national expert speakers wi...
  • US-based organizations with an active dermatology fellowship program are invited to submit a grant proposal before July 14, 2017. The purpose of this external grant is to provide support the continued training of fellows focused on research, up to $80,000 per year for up to tw...
  • Clinical trials for new vitiligo treatment are soon to begin at Department of Dermatology of Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York city. The study would require regular visits to the clinic. Anyone interested shall call directly at 212-241-3288 and ask for Grace ...
  • As I write, celebrations are underway all over the world. US national celebrations are themed Step Up for Vitiligo: A call for Truth, Hope and Change. The event is led by Dr. Richard Huggins, powered by Lee Thomas and his Clarity Foundation and hosted by the V-Strong Vitiligo ...
  • Vitiligo, among other several other debilitating skin diseases, is considered as a disability, and World Vitiligo Day is marked on the UN Calendar of Disability Events.  VR Foundation works across the United Nations to uphold the highest standards of the Convention on the Rig...
  • Researchers from University of Texas Southwestern in Dallas unintentionally discovered the mechanisms that give rise to hair graying and baldness, according to the recent publication in the journal Genes and Development. A parallel research from an international group supporte...
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FAQOther Questions

  • What is vitiligo?

    Vitiligo (pronounced vit-ill-EYE-go) is a relatively common skin disease characterized by smooth, white, painless spots or patches on various parts of the body and hairs above i...

  • Are there any famous people with vitiligo?

    Many celebrities have dealt with vitiligo while remaining in the public eye, maintaining a positive outlook, and having a successful career. Here are a few courageous famous peo...

  • Can chemicals cause vitiligo?

    It’s important to remember there are multiple factors involved in vitiligo onset, including genetic predisposition, living and working environments, and exposure to certain chem...