The IPPF is pleased to announce its Patient Education Calls featuring leading pemphigus and pemphigoid physicians and scientists. Please join us from time to time in a friendly and casual telephone environment. Events last an hour and are structured to give the presenter time to talk before taking questions. Everyone is placed on mute from the time they enter the conference until called upon by the speaker or a moderator. If a caller has a string of questions, we ask that they restrict it to one main question and one follow up. If there is time remaining they may ask additional questions later in the call.
Our format allows for one main conference area where the guest speaker and a moderator are located. For a list of upcoming IPPF Patient Education Conference Calls, please email email@example.com. Take advantage of this exciting opportunity! When you connect to the conference you will be placed on MUTE. You will either hear HOLD music or one of the IPPF team talking and providing additional instructions.
This is a Town Hall format. The invited speaker may or may not present information before opening up the “floor” for questions. Attendees will “raise their hand” to ask questions.
The IPPF uses GoToWebinar or FreeConferenceCallHD for our Patient Education Calls. If you need assistance, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Recordings of Past Patient Educations Calls
February Patient Education Call – Clinical Studies and Patient Participation (Dr. Victoria Werth)
March Patient Education Call – Patient to Patient: Peer Health Coaches
April Patient Education Call – Chronic Illness and Mental Health
June Patient Education Call – Women’s Health Issues with Pemphigus and Pemphigoid (Dr. Vanessa Holland)
Support the Patient Education Calls!
One attendee said the call was "the best thing I have ever attended!" And rightfully so! Studies show peer-to-peer discussions with question and answer sessions that offer lived experiences and coping skills have positive effects on patient performance, adaptability and well-being. Additional studies show peer telephone supporters improve their confidence, self-awareness, and self-esteem while reducing feelings of depression, isolation and loneliness. We offer these informative calls free of charge, but we still have costs associated with planning and hosting them. If you enjoyed the call, consider donating to help expand the program.I Support the PEC!