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International Pemphigus & Pemphigoid Foundation Annual Patient Conference

September 22, 2016 @ 8:00 am - September 24, 2016 @ 5:00 pm

The IPPF is heading down south to the music capitol of the country – Austin, TX! The conference will take place at the Hilton Garden Inn Downtown Austin in Austin, TX. This year’s conference will be hosted by Dr. Terry Rees, Baylor College of Dentistry. The conference events will begin with a Welcome Reception on Thursday night. There are sessions and workshops Friday and Saturday, including plenary lectures, discussion panels, and small group talks organized across the patient-focused themes.

Individuals as diverse as business leaders, undergraduate students, and stay at home parents increasingly recognize that the needs of the pemphigus and pemphigoid community are going unmet. The world needs a better understanding of these diseases and the treatments necessary to improve quality of life. A difficult step is to effectively collaborate across cultures, disciplines, languages and sometimes wide‐ranging differences in resources and training to solve shared challenges physicians face in properly diagnosing and treating pemphigus and pemphigoid. The obstacles are substantial, but the opportunities are even greater. Fall 2016 marks one such opportunity! Join the International Pemphigus Pemphigoid Foundation (IPPF) as we invite leading bullous disease experts to present on research and trends, educate on disease management, and answer tough questions such as how to cope with stress and what other options are available to patients.

With world‐renowned speakers on plenary panels, local bullous disease experts spanning the many disciplines that contribute to the care and treatment of pemphigus and pemphigoid patients, the 2016 Patient Conference will be an exciting and educational event for any patient, caregiver, family member, practitioner, researcher or learner in the bullous disease field. Also, numerous workshops will be held to address specific interests of patients and caregivers.

Austin, TX is currently one of the most popular cities to visit in the US. Austin is known for its incredible music scene, legendary cuisine, and diverse culture. Following the conference guests will get to venture down Austin’s famous 6th street night life. Endless live music, food, and entertainment for all! The city provides fun for all ages with their wildflower center, aquarium, puzzle room, waterpark, toy museum, zoo, many hiking trails, and natural water features.

Thursday – September 22, 2016 the IPPF will host a cocktail hour, followed by our Annual Awards dinner, and end the evening with casino night!

Friday – September 23, 2016 conference sessions will be conducted from 8:00am to 5:00pm with an hour lunch at the Eighteenth over Austin! Cocktail reception following sessions, and then you are free to enjoy Austin!

Saturday – September 24, 2016 conference sessions will be conducted from 8:00am to 12:30pm.


This is not a NORD sponsored event. This event is being hosted by a NORD member organization.


Hilton Garden Inn Downtown Austin
500 N Interstate 35 Frontage Rd.
Austin, TX 78701 United States
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