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

The IPPF’s Peer Health Coaches (PHC) are pemphigus and pemphigoid patients who help more than 1,200 patients and caregivers each year. These specially trained PHCs reduce patient anxiety and uncertainty while providing unbiased disease and treatment knowledge. You can find our PHCs engaging the community through social media, emails, phone calls, and in-person support. The goal of our PHC program is to ensure we help every person who needs assistance in the shortest amount of time possible.

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Clinical Trials and Research

Advocacy and Awareness

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


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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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

Tri-State NY Virtual Support Group Meeting Image
Tuesday, April 27, 2021 6:30pm (PDT)
Tri-State NY Virtual Support Group Meeting
Topic: April Meeting

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

South Florida Virtual Support Group Image
Sunday, May 16, 2021 2:00pm (PDT)
South Florida Virtual Support Group
Topic: May Meeting

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

2021 International Scientific Symposium Image
Sunday, September 19, 2021 12:00am (PDT)
2021 International Scientific Symposium
Topic: Pemphigus and Pemphigoid Lost in Translation: From Mechanisms to Therapy

IPPF Scientific Meeting and Satellite Symposium to the 50th Annual Meeting of the European Society for Dermatological Research (ESDR)…


Monday, April 5, 2021

COVID-19 Pandemic and Autoimmune Bullous Diseases
Posted by Anna Lane

The results of our survey are published in ​​​the Journal of The European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: COVID-19…

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Thursday, March 25, 2021

Statement Regarding Anti-Asian Racism and Healthcare Inequities
Posted by Patrick Dunn

March 25, 2021One of the most important functions of the IPPF is to distill scientific language related to rare…

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Friday, March 19, 2021

NORD Statement about the American Rescue Plan
Posted by Anna Lane

The National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) Rare Action Network released a statement about how the American Rescue Plan…

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Tuesday, March 16, 2021

The Urgent Needs of Pemphigus Patients: Elevating Awareness
Posted by Anna Lane

The IPPF has published a white paper focusing on the urgent needs of pemphigus patients.

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Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Information for Pemphigus and Pemphigoid Patients Related to COVID-19
Posted by Patrick Dunn

Vaccination Information Related to Autoimmune Bullous Diseases The information in this vaccination section originated from recommendations made by the…

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Friday, February 19, 2021

Rare Disease Day and Rare Across America: 2021
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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Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Patient-initiated Dermatology Research Needs Pemphigus and Pemphigoid Participants
Posted by Anna Lane

The International Alliance of Dermatology Patient Organizations (also known as GlobalSkin) is inviting pemphigus and pemphigoid patients to participate…

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Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Janet Segall: Foundation of Hope
Posted by Anna Lane

I’m in awe of the wonderful people who have worked so hard to make this organization into what I…

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Friday, November 6, 2020

David Baron: Diagnosis and Hope
Posted by Anna Lane

Any time I’ve needed help, the IPPF has been there for me.

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Friday, October 30, 2020

Hannah Yale: Empowerment through Community
Posted by Patrick Dunn

Empowerment through community: I have often felt powerless when my dad has been sick. Three years ago though, I…

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