We are excited to share the Awareness Campaign’s new logo and slogan, Put it on Your RADAR. The IPPF will encourage dental professionals to put PV and MMP on their radar. To do this, we are using different methods to increase awareness, such as conference presentations, community outreach, and dental expert reviewed materials.
The Dental Detective
The IPPF partnered with four other autoimmune disease foundations and submitted a joint conference presentation proposal. We are happy to announce our proposal was accepted and will be presented at the American Dental Association’s Annual Meeting on October 9, 2014, in San Antonio, TX. This was a very competitive process and we are thrilled to use this opportunity to spread awareness.
Dr. Vidya Sankar, DMD, MHS, and Sjögren’s Syndrome Foundation Board Member, will present on “The Dental Detective: Investigating Autoimmune Diseases.” This is a wonderful way to get information on PV and MMP, as well as other autoimmune diseases, out to an entire dental team.
Tina Lehne, Volunteer Awareness Ambassador Coordinator, is working hard to bring the Awareness Ambassador program to life. The first set of activities will include outreach to dental professionals. This may include one-on-one meetings or presentations to dental classes or societies.
Ambassadors sign up for a one-year commitment and receive training prior to engaging in awareness activities. If you are interested in becoming an Ambassador, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dental Advisory Council
We are pleased to introduce the formation of the IPPF Dental Advisory Council (DAC). The DAC provides critical review of dental materials related to the Awareness Campaign. It is comprised of both dental professionals and students. We are very lucky to have such an expert panel devoted to PV and MMP awareness.
And the Oscar goes to…
Becky Strong, IPPF Patient Educator (pictured below), is the first recipient of the IPPF Awareness Award, appropriately shaped like an Oscar for her starring role in the Patient Awareness Video (release date coming soon). Becky has devoted countless hours to P/P awareness by presenting to dental schools and sharing her diagnosis story to help reduce diagnostic delays. Thank you, Becky!
The IPPF is happy to announce continued funding from the Sy Syms Foundation (www.sysymsfoundation.org). The Sy Syms Foundation awarded the IPPF’s Awareness Campaign with a check for $75,000. These funds will go a long way in our efforts to spread awareness and reduce diagnostic delays for all pemphigus and pemphigoid patients.
Thank you to the Sy Syms Foundation!
The IPPF encourages our Community to get involved with the Awareness Campaign. If you are interested in learning more about the campaign or getting involved, contact email@example.com.