Emory University’s Department of Dermatology will host another vitiligo awareness and support group event September 06, 2014 from 11 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. in the Alperin Auditorium at 1525 Clifton Road. The event is being held in collaboration with Vitiligo Bond Inc., a registered nonprofit organization that seeks to provide support for those living with vitiligo.
Vitiligo is a pigmentation disorder in which the cells that make pigment in the skin are destroyed resulting in white patches that appear on the skin in different parts of the body.
“It is said that vitiligo has no known cause and no known cure. But people with vitiligo and physicians who treat vitiligo cannot help but search for the cause and cure,” says Sulochana Bhandarkar, MD, assistant professor of dermatology at Emory University School of Medicine. “We want patients with vitiligo to know they are not alone.”
The event will offer information about vitiligo, as well as provide a question & answer forum for participants. Participants can also learn about living with vitiligo, how you can take holistic approaches, how nutrition affects your pigment, learn about new treatments and early interventions in treating kids and adults with vitiligo from Dr. Anantha Holla, Dr. Sulochana Bhandarkar and Vitiligo Bond. (Light refreshments will be served).
To register for the event visit www.vitiligobond.org or you can click the link below to register: