Monthly Archives: November 2008

Beginning way back in 2005 the IPPF hosted an international scientific conference at the NIH (National Institutes of Health) which resulted in an agreement that it was important to develop consensus definitions for the disease of pemphigus. These definitions would be critical in supporting and evaluating clinical research. Following that meeting, the IPPF, through a directed fundraising campaign, delivered funds to sponsor and complete a pivotal study that developed such consensus definitions.