News - 21 Oct `20International Dermatology Outcome Measures

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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 to measure how successful treatments are for different dermatologic diseases (outcomes), including vitiligo. Many of you participated in the outcomes research that took place at the US World Vitiligo Day Conference  in Detroit in 2017. That research laid the foundation for the discussions that are going to take place during this conference.

This is vitally important for finding treatments that have the effects that are most important, and there is no one better than you to determine what the most meaningful vitiligo treatment results are. The “Vitiligo Workgroup” sessions will be presentations and you will have the opportunity to provide your input either during the “vitiligo breakout sessions” or on a phone call that will be arranged for participants with vitiligo after the conference. The full meeting agenda is attached here below. 

Friday, October 23rd, 2020

11:35 – 11:50 am Vitiligo Workgroup #1 

2:00 – 3:30 pm Vitiligo Breakout session

Saturday, October 24th, 2020

10:05 – 10:20 am Patient Panel for All Diseases

11:50 am – 12:05 pm Vitiligo Workgroup #2

12:20 – 2:00 pm Vitiligo Breakout session

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