The IPPF Patient Conferences are held annually and bring together patients, caregivers, top P/P physicians and researchers, and P/P sponsors for an exciting weekend of information exchange and friendship building. Each year, the IPPF holds the meetings in different locations around the United States. In 2005 the IPPF sponsored a mini-meeting in the United Kingdom, and in 2007 held a full-scale meeting in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
The structure of the meetings provides attendees with a build up of knowledge starting with an introduction and moving on through treatments, medications, clinical trials, and emotional support. From all-attendee plenary sessions, to individualized workshops, there is something for everyone.
Over 100 patients and caregivers typically attend the annual meeting and roughly 70% are from within driving distance of the site. In 2012 (Boston), over 250 patients, caregivers, family and friends attended the event. Our generous sponsors help keep attendee registration costs affordable and provide valuable samples, resources, and information to attendees. Our speakers are the best in the business and are internationally recognized for their contributions to the pemphigus and pemphigoid population around the world. Additionally, we invite local dermatologists, Dental Professionals, immunologists, nurses, and others to provide local attendees with direct access to the experts in their community.
Our weekend-long format typically includes a welcome reception and registration check-in on Friday afternoon. Saturday usually begins with breakfast around 7:30am followed by opening remarks, plenary sessions, lunch, and workshops with plenty of time for questions. Sunday include breakfast and presentations/group sessions starting around 8:00am and ends around noon.
Upcoming Meeting Location
2019 – Wyndham Philadelphia Historic District
2018 – Raleigh-Durham, NC (October 12-14)
2017 – Newport Beach, CA (September 15-17)
2016 – Austin, TX (September 22-24)
2015 – New York, NY (April 24-26)
2014 – Chicago, IL (April 25-27)
2013 – San Francisco, CA (April 26-28)
2012 – Boston, MA (May 18-20)
2011 – Detroit, MI
2010 – Philadelphia, PA
2009 – Los Angeles, CA
2008 – Dallas, TX
2007 – Toronto, ON, Canada
2006 – New York, NY
2005 – Arlington, VA
2004 – Las Vegas, NV
2003 – Weston/Ft Lauderdale, FL
2002 – New York, NY
2001 – Anaheim, CA
2000 – San Francisco, CA
1999 – New York, NY
1998 – Chicago, IL