By Dominik Ettlin, M.D., D.M.D.
Northwestern University Dental School
As most readers know, the National Pemphigus Foundation held its first annual meeting in Chicago on August 1, 1998. Attendees of the meeting were given a questionnaire. The purpose of this survey was to shed light on the diagnostic process of each participant, and to analyze the collected data for possible trends. The questionnaire was also posted on the Foundation's website for a few weeks. The collaboration between patients and clinicians is critical to gain more insight into the clinical and basic research aspects of the disease. I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who took the time to answer the questionnaire!