Our vision

To find a cure for pemphigus and pemphigoid.

Find a doctor

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

Patient Education Webinar Image
Wednesday, February 8, 2023 12:00pm (PST)
Patient Education Webinar
Topic: The Fundamentals of Pemphigoid

Mid-Atlantic Virtual Support Group Meeting Image
Saturday, February 18, 2023 1:00pm (PST)
Mid-Atlantic Virtual Support Group Meeting
Topic: February Meeting

This is a virtual meeting and the Google Meet information will be sent upon registration.

South Florida Virtual Support Group Image
Sunday, February 19, 2023 2:00pm (PST)
South Florida Virtual Support Group
Topic: February Meeting

This is a virtual meeting and Zoom information will be sent upon registration.

PemPress

Tuesday, December 20, 2022

Unite our Global Community: Rob’s Story
Posted by Anna Lane

Unite our global community to support the IPPF.

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Monday, December 19, 2022

Unite our Global Community: Maria’s Story
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Unite our global community to support the IPPF.

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Tuesday, December 13, 2022

Unite our Global Community: Mei Ling’s Story
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Thursday, December 8, 2022

Unite our Global Community: Lee’s Story
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Unite our global community to support the IPPF.

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Monday, December 5, 2022

Unite our Global Community: Janet’s Story
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Unite our global community to support the IPPF.

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Thursday, December 1, 2022

The Pharmacist’s Role in Managing Autoimmune Blistering Disease Patients’ Medication Needs
Posted by Anna Lane

The first video in our new series, Pass the Mic with Dr. Mike the Pharmacist is available.

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Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Unite our Global Community Today and Every Day
Posted by Anna Lane

Unite our global community to support the IPPF this Giving Tuesday.

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Monday, November 21, 2022

Unite our Global Community on Giving Tuesday
Posted by Anna Lane

Join us in uniting our global community for Giving Tuesday on November 29.

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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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