Friday, September 15, 2017
The conference kicks off at 4:00 pm with 2 sessions designed to give new patients or those wishing to expand their knowledge an introduction to pemphigus and pemphigoid. The IPPF will host a “Welcome Reception” from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm giving attendees an opportunity to network. After the reception, you are free to relax and enjoy the accommodations or explore the surrounding areas of Newport Beach.
Saturday, September 16, 2017
The morning session highlights lectures and a Physician Roundtable with a Q&A session of the panelists. After lunch we will discuss disease awareness and hold several “workshops” on treatment and care of patients with pemphigus and pemphigoid. The workshop sessions are after lunch (2:30 pm – 5:00 pm). There are 3 blocks of workshops, each lasting 40 minutes. The intent of the Organizing Committee is to allow patients hands-on, one-on-one, or small-group sessions with a chance to ask questions. Speakers are requested to speak for as long as they choose, but to please allow time for a healthy discussion. Afterwards, there will be a one-hour cocktail hour and an awards dinner with entertainment.
Sunday, September 17, 2017
We continue with presentations on advocacy and research. The focus will be on how patients can be more engaged in research and the future advancement of therapies for pemphigus and pemphigoid. The conference concludes around 12:30 pm.
This is not an event sponsored by NORD. This event is being organized by a NORD member organization.