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  • IPPF 2018 Year in Review

    2018 was an exciting year for the IPPF!

  • IPPF 2017 Year in Review

    We had a great 2017 with your help!

  • IPPF 2016 Year in Review

    The IPPF had another great year in 2016. Here are a few highlights:

  • International Pemphigus & Pemphigoid Foundation Announces Research Grant Program

    The International Pemphigus and Pemphigoid Foundation (IPPF) is pleased to announce the availability of a seed grant program to encourage and support patient-oriented research of pemphigus and pemphigoid. The intent of these grants is to support well-defined research projects that have a specified benefit for improving the treatment, health, disease management, or diagnosis of persons ...

  • Where Does My IPPF Donation Go?

    The IPPF appreciates the generosity of each and every dollar we receive, and we allocate donated funds in a responsible manner. After all, your generosity allows us to carry out our mission of improving the quality of life for all people affected by pemphigus and pemphigoid through early diagnosis and support.

  • What to Expect at Our Annual Patient Conference

    This year’s conference promises to be one of our best yet as we are highlighting the most recent research advances in the fields of pemphigus and pemphigoid. Dr. Aimee Payne, a dermatologist at the University of Pennsylvania, will be our keynote speaker on Thursday night at the Annual Awards Dinner where she will share her ...

  • A Letter from Marc Yale, Our New Executive Director

    While working as a Peer Health Coach, I’ve had the pleasure of speaking with many P/P patients. Creating those relationships has been so gratifying. I have also built and expanded programs that serve our community, and I’ve represented the organization at conferences, meetings, and in the halls of Congress. So far, my time with the ...

  • Missing Out On “Free” Money?

    Over $10 billion in employer matching donations go unclaimed each year. The IPPF donation page allows you to search and see if your employer has a matching donation program.

  • The Rarest Day of Them All

    Monday, February 29, 2016, was “Leap Day,” the rarest day of the year. But for the rare disease community, it was much, much more: it was International Rare Disease Day.

  • Raising Pemphigus and Pemphigoid Awareness

    On the last day of February millions of people around the world will observe Rare Disease Day. Get involved by visiting the U.S. ( or global ( Rare Disease Day website before February 29 to learn about events in your area and what you can do.