Title: 2018 Vitiligo International Symposium (2018 VIS)

Dates: November 9-10, 2018

Venue: Detroit Marriott at Renaissance Center, 400 Renaissance Drive, Detroit, Michigan 48243 USA

Meeting Host:
Global Vitiligo Foundation
303 West State Street, Geneva, Illinois 60134, USA
Tel: 1-630-578-3991; Fax: 1-630-262-1520

Official Language: English

City: With an international airport, Detroit is easy for both domestic and international access. It is located in the middle of the United States making it convenient for most North Americans and only a little further West of the East coast for our European colleagues. For more information on traveling to Detroit and the hotel, click here.

Conference Purpose: To provide a forum for exchange of research ideas, results on the basic science and clinical care of Vitiligo, and to gather input from patients on advocacy efforts, quality of life, and perception of the disease.

Conference Logo: Symbolic of self-consciousness of patients and their struggle to fit into the aesthetics of the modern world, this logo reminds of why we do this and why we need to make Vitiligo a thing of the past.

Target Audience: Who will benefit from attending?

  • Dermatologists
  • Cosmetic Scientists
  • Physicians with an interest in vitiligo who are new to the field
  • Industry involved in vitiligo research with products relating to the treatment of vitiligo, skin health, etc.
  • Residents, fellows, medical students with an interest in vitiligo

The average maximum daytime temperature in the month of November in Detroit  is  51°F (10.5°C), while the average minimum temperature is a chilly 38°F (3°C). You’ll need a jacket during the day and a warm coat in the evening.

 Meeting Attire
The attire for both the educational sessions and social events is business casual.

Persons with Disabilities
The 2018 VIS meeting fully complies with the legal requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the rules and regulations thereof. If any participant in this educational activity is in need of support services, please notify the GVF headquarters office at 1-630-578-3991 or info@vis2018.org as soon as possible, and preferably before October 1, 2018.

The meeting is not sanctioned for CME/PRA Category 1 Credits. However, the meeting will comply as much as possible with the policies and best practices of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education. All individuals in a position to control the content of the activity, including speakers and authors, moderators, and planning committee members, will properly disclose relevant financial relationships with any commercial interests pertinent to their talk or the subject of the meeting.

A certificate of attendance suitable for framing will be provided to all delegates.