Vitiligo International Patient Organizations Committee (VIPOC) is excited to release its ‘Save-The-Date’ for in-person VIPOC Conference 2022.
This typically biennial event will take place in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, from Thursday, April 21st through Saturday, April 23rd, 2022. Due to the COVID-19 vaccination rates and safety protocols in place, organizers feel confident in holding the in-person conference and sharing this save-the-date announcement.
In the coming weeks, VIPOC will be distributing additional information regarding registration, travel and accommodations, keynote presentations, breakout session proposals, sponsorship/exhibiting.
Wednesday April 20th
Afternoon - Arrival, welcoming cocktail and diner hosted by Vitiligo.nl, the Dutch Vitiligo Patient Association
Thursday April 21st - Patient leader’s day
- Presentation of the Vitiligo patient groups delegates
- Best practices and awareness initiatives
- Group discussion: role/place of patient organizations in study and medical processes
- VITAL project : presentation, patient organization involvement – Q&A
- New roles and tasks for patient organizations in drug approval process, European Medicament Agency view
- Group discussion: advocacy targets and objectives for the next two years
- Summary of the day
Friday April 22nd - Industry day
Morning - Scientific presentations
- New findings in vitiligo
- Burden data
- New vitiligo Guidelines 2022
- Vitiligo pipelines
- Clinical trials (closed, ongoing, forecasted)
- Future : New drugs
- Access to data and explanation of the resultsPatient organizations involvement in cure process
Saturday 23rd - Pharma day
Morning : Working groups with Pharma industries
Afternoon - Cultural understanding of arts (Rijksmuseum visit), visit of Amsterdam
Evening - official VIPOC conference closing dinner
Technical support: www.vitiligo.nl
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