JUNE 21-23. US-based members of the vitiligo community are invited to meet in Houston, TX, for a conference organized by Houston Vitiligo Awareness Movement, led by its founder Diane Tribitt. The national theme is "The Mental and Medical Journey of Living with Vitiligo - The Journey Starts with ME!"
World Vitiligo Day USA 2019 conference speakers include:
- Dr. Amit Pandya, UT Southwestern Medical Center
- Dr. Alanna Bree, A Children's House for the Soul
- Dr. Pearl Grimes, The Vitiligo & Pigmentation Institute of Southern California
- Dr. Lisa Schuster, Children's Health
- Dr. John Harris, The Vitiligo Clinic & Research Center at UMMS.
Conference sessions will cover various subjects, such as:
- New Research Discoveries
- Treatment of Vitiligo
- Coping / After the Diagnosis
- Addressing the Physical, Social, Emotional, and Spiritual Wellbeing of Children with Vitiligo
- Vitiligo and Social Acceptance.
The conference will be held at the Sugar Land Marriott Town Square, 16090 City Walk, Sugar Land, Texas 77479. For details and registration, please go to https://www.houstonvitiligoawareness.com/wvd-registration
JUNE 25. World Vitiligo Day 2019 brings together patients, caregivers, physicians, researchers and volunteers for two days of workshops, roundtable discussions, friendship and fun. The international headquarters are set in beautiful Hanoi, Vietnam this year.
The National Dermatological University Hospital of Hanoi, with support from the Vietnamese government and VR Foundation, will organize the event. Honorary Chairman of the World Vitiligo Day 2019 is Prof. Nguyen Van Thuong. The international theme of this year is "The Quality of Life of a Vitiligo Patient." A panel of renowned speakers will cover a whole range of topics in vitiligo: from the biology of melanocytes by Prof. Torello Lotti to surgical therapies by Prof. Davinder Parsad to novel herbal treatments by Prof. Michael Tirant, and everything in between. As a part of celebrations, many hospital and clinics across the country will host special events for vitiligo patients.