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  • 2019-10-16
    VR Foundation has partnered with IMCAS (International Master Course on Aging Science) to create a certified program on vitiligo for healthcare professionals in 2020.  For over 25 years, IMCAS has been committed to educating physicians in the medi...
  • 2019-10-12
    The first World Vitiligo Day 2020 Organising Committee meeting took place at the Conference center of CEU University of Madrid, Spain on October 10, 2019. The meeting was attended by 28 participants and moderated by WVD Chair Prof. Torello Lotti a...
  • 2019-10-11
    Two of our articles on the World Vitiligo Day campaign published in the prestigious "Dermatologic Therapy" by Whiley, - a top name in education, with a 200-year heritage of quality publishing. How the Globe Celebrated World Vitiligo Day 2019DOI...
  • 2019-10-04
    Dear reader, Pour yourself a cup of fresh coffee or chai, because I’ve got something interesting for you: Each month I review and summarize hundreds of vitiligo-related news articles and papers for this newsletter. Frankly, most of them are too ...
  • 2019-10-03
    The first meeting of WVD 2020 organizing committee will be held at the Central Academic Aula of the CEU San Pablo University of Madrid, Spain, from 8.00 am to 10 am on October 10, 2019. Next year, the WVD headquarters will continue its internation...
  • 2019-09-30
    This exclusive analysis will help you to understand competitive environment for vitiligo therapies,  the key biotech companies involved in vitiligo drug development, along with its clinical trial status, pharmacological action, agreements and coll...
  • 2019-09-17
    Our publishing house already has several books on vitiligo, but we would appreciate donations of other books and educational materials for children and young readers, from pre-school through high school. Books are currently needed for vitiligo co...
  • 2019-09-12
    We are excited to announce Vitiligo Library Grant program! VR Foundation regularly provides free books to help fill bookshelves of vitiligo support groups and activists. We donated from a single signed copy to large quantities of books to nearly ...
  • 2019-09-03
    Feel like getting motivated or just looking for a feel-good news story? There's no better way to take a break from your day than with a fresh cup of coffee and a great TED talk from the most respectable name in vitiligo community. Watch this incr...
  • 2019-07-17
    Makeup. One of the constant things that has been around for years and is not going anywhere. Makeup can be used for so many different things. It is art, it is self expression, it is beauty, and it is a mask. What’s the line between using makeup to...
  • 2019-07-12
    Congratulations to our dear colleague Dr. John Harris, who received Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers for his outstanding contributions to vitiligo research. This award is the highest honor presented by the United State...
  • 2019-07-01
    Watch video recordings from the World Vitiligo Day 2019 conference in Hanoi, Vietnam. The content has been edited for online viewing. The main language of the video is Vietnamese, but scientific presentations are in English. The Vitiligo Research ...
  • 2019-07-01
    Doctors will soon be looking for adults in the US and Canada who suffer from vitiligo and who may be interested in joining a clinical research study.  This trial represents the fruition of years of scientific research to develop this promising dr...
  • 2019-06-27
    Forgive me for writing to you with such haste. Recognize that I am writing stream-of-consciousness onboard the plane, heading from Hanoi, Vietnam to the third World Vitiligo Day conference, — this time in Shymkent, Kazakhstan. I am emotionally ove...
  • 2019-06-23
    Greetings from Sugar Land, where we just wrapped Day 2 of the World Vitiligo Day 2019 Conference.  After eight WVD experiences, I thought I had seen it all, and it couldn’t get any better — especially after the one in Boston last year. Nope, far ...
  • 2019-06-22
    Hi there, I’m writing this newsletter to share with you a few highlights from the World Vitiligo Day Conference just outside of Houston, Texas. Special thanks to Diane Tribitt and her great HVAM team for making it all possible.  The conference be...
  • 2019-06-21
    Hi there, June 21st might be one of 2019 most important dates for all of us this year. That’s because the conference themed "The Mental and Medical Journey of Living with Vitiligo - The Journey Starts with ME!"  in Houston (TX) kicks off the Worl...
  • 2019-06-15
    The World Vitiligo Day is observed annually on June 25 since 2011. The campaign was born from the determination of non-profit organizations VR Foundation (USA) and VITSAF (Nigeria), and their supporters across the world, to bring this ‘forgotten’ ...
  • 2019-06-01
    In conjunction with Vitiligo Awareness Month, Zanderm launched their "Color Me Confident” campaign. In the United States, Zanderm is offering a free precision applicator ($25 value) to children with vitiligo. This will give any child with vitiligo...
  • 2019-05-28
    Vitiligo has a major communication problem that I feel obliged to fix. A good vitiligo specialist is hard to get by. Few could name a researcher or two. And unlike tech giants like Amazon, Apple or Netflix, almost nobody would recognize names like...
  • 2019-05-21
    Results from a large population-based, retrospective cohort study in Korea showed a substantial reduction in the overall risk of developing internal malignancies for individuals with vitiligo.  Previous studies have shown that individuals with vi...
  • 2019-05-21
    A paid survey project is coming to Dallas area on June 6th and June 7th.  Folks from Lagrippe Research are looking for individuals diagnosed with vitiligo:  teens (aged 13-17) along with their parent/guardian, OR adults (aged 18-45) along with th...
  • 2019-05-14
    Phototherapy is the treatment of choice for many skin conditions today. After first introduction for psoriasis in Europe in 1988, it became widely used in the United States in the 1990s. Its innovative use in vitiligo came in 1997, but twenty-plus...
  • 2019-05-13
    This is an excellent opportunity for those interested in research and want their voices to be heard. LaGrippe Research is conducting an online survey, and subsequent phone and live interviews with vitiligo patients to better understand a patient'...
  • 2019-05-08
    Richard A. Spritz, MD, Professor and Director Human Medical Genetics and Genomics Program University of Colorado, School of Medicine, is one of the world’s leading vitiligo researchers. He has been conducting groundbreaking work and understanding ...