Our vision

To find a cure for pemphigus and pemphigoid.

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Looking for a doctor who knows how to treat pemphigus or pemphigoid? Find qualified medical and dental professionals in your area. Search our map and filter by specialty.

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Ask a coach

Peer Coaches offer the opportunity to communicate with specific members of the IPPF community who have pemphigus and pemphigoid. Peer Coaches are volunteers who have learned how to manage their diseases. They are willing to share their personal tips and tricks, as well as IPPF resources and educational materials that help people affected by pemphigus and pemphigoid to have meaningful discussions with their healthcare teams.

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Clinical Trials and Research

Advocacy and Awareness

12,474
dental professionals reached through exhibits
8,727
students and faculty reached through patient educator program
50
congressional offices visited so far in 2020, advocating on patients’ behalf
8
advocacy support letter sign-ons that will help provide better access to healthcare for our community

Advocacy

The IPPF develops relationships with congressional representatives and other support organizations in order to advocate for favorable state and federal legislation, research funding, and policies or regulations that benefit our community at large.

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Awareness

Our Awareness Program seeks to accelerate diagnosis times by conducting outreach to the dental and medical communities. We focus on the importance of obtaining a correct biopsy for undiagnosed patients, which is the first step toward improving patient quality of life.

Biopsies Save Lives

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Upcoming Events

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Saturday, August 20, 2022 10:00am (PDT)
Northern California Virtual Support Group Meeting
Topic: Peer Support

This is a virtual meeting and the Zoom link and phone numbers for calling in will be sent upon…

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Monday, August 22, 2022 11:00am (PDT)
Patient Education Webinar
Topic: Diagnostics of Pemphigus and Pemphigoid

Pacific Northwest Virtual Support Group Meeting Image
Tuesday, August 23, 2022 6:00pm (PDT)
Pacific Northwest Virtual Support Group Meeting
Topic: Peer Support

This is a virtual meeting and the Zoom link and phone numbers for calling in will be sent upon…

PemPress

Thursday, August 4, 2022

Women’s Dermatological Society Features the IPPF in Editorial Highlight
Posted by Anna Lane

IPPF editorial highlight with the Women’s Dermatological Society features the importance of physician/patient engagement with patient foundations.

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Thursday, July 28, 2022

KSL Beutner Laboratories Launches First Blood Test for Chronic, Debilitating Autoimmune Disease
Posted by Anna Lane

Akari Therapeutics recently announced positive results from the Phase II study of investigational nomacopan in bullous pemphigoid (BP) were…

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Monday, July 11, 2022

The IPPF Joins Newly Launched Global Dermatology Coalition
Posted by Anna Lane

The Global Dermatology Coalition, a patient-led, multi-stakeholder group of organizations, has launched during the 75th World Health Assembly in Geneva.

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Tuesday, July 5, 2022

Role of the IPPF During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Posted by Anna Lane

The following Letter to the Editor was published in the Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology…

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Monday, June 6, 2022

Akari Therapeutics Announces Publication of Phase II Data of Nomacopan for Bullous Pemphigoid Treatment
Posted by Anna Lane

Akari Therapeutics recently announced positive results from the Phase II study of investigational nomacopan in bullous pemphigoid (BP) were…

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Thursday, April 21, 2022

COVID-19 Vaccine Acceptance and Hesitancy in Patients with Autoimmune Bullous Diseases
Posted by Anna Lane

The following was published as a Letter to the Editor in the British Journal of Dermatology in November, 2021….

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Friday, February 25, 2022

Rare Disease Day and Rare Disease Week: 2022
Posted by Anna Lane

We are rare, we are many, we are strong, we are proud! The purpose of Rare Disease Day® is…

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Friday, February 18, 2022

The IPPF Announces a New Executive Director
Posted by Anna Lane

I am pleased to announce Patrick Dunn as our newest Executive Director.

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Wednesday, January 19, 2022

IPPF 2021 Year in Review
Posted by Anna Lane

We are happy to report that the IPPF had another great year in 2021. The infographic below highlights key…

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Thursday, December 16, 2021

Hannah Yale wins 2021 RareVoice Award
Posted by Anna Lane

The IPPF is thrilled to share that Hannah Yale won the 2021 RareVoice award for State Advocacy by a…

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