Schedule

  • Saturday, June 26, 2021

    12:00 p.m. CT

    Opening Welcome
    Event host Sharon King (creator of Litty Ligo); Eric Peacock (co-founder of MyVitiligoTeam); and Dr. Iltefat Hamzavi (co-chair of the Global Vitiligo Foundation).

    12:10 p.m. CT

    Vitiligo Man of Action
    Perry Whaley shares his vitiligo story and his dedication to promote social awareness about vitiligo.

    12:40 p.m. CT

    MyVitiligoTeam
    Learn about the power of connecting people with chronic conditions through a dedicated social network. Eric Peacock, CEO of MyHealthTeams, demonstrates the features and benefits of the MyVitiligoTeam online community.

    12:55 p.m. CT

    Mental Health and Wellbeing
    Dr. Lisa Schuster, who has vitiligo herself, is a licensed psychologist specializing in stressful events and experiences. She discusses the importance of emotional wellness during these extraordinary times.

    1:25 p.m. CT

    Community Q&A
    Hear stories and ask questions of other vitiligo community members. Hosted by Sharon King.

    1:40 p.m. CT

    Advocacy and FDA Meeting Update
    Dr. Seemal Desai and Dr. Richard Huggins provide an advocacy update and what we hope to see as outcomes from the FDA advocacy meeting earlier this year.

    1:55 p.m. CT

    Doctor Panel and Q&A
    Medical experts discuss the latest news on vitiligo and answer your questions. Roundtable discussion with Dr. Pearl Grimes, Dr. Nada Elbuluk, Dr. John Harris, and Dr. Victor Huang.

    2:20 p.m. CT

    Clinical Trial Overview
    Dr. Amit Pandya shares information about the latest studies, why they are important, how they’re developed, addresses fears, and how to find a trial near you.

    2:30 p.m. CT

    Arts of Vitiligo
    Various authors share the inspiration behind their books about overcoming obstacles, such as Kim Kirkland author of “Vitiligo Doesn’t Scare Me”. Music video by 2WOTONE Terence Johnson, and a trailer for an upcoming vitiligo documentary film.

    3:00 p.m. CT

    Closing and Thank You
    Founder of Minnesota VITFriends, Alicia Roufs, shares a preview of World Vitiligo Day 2022 in-person! Sharon King closes the event and kicks off the post-event socials.

    3:05 p.m. CT

    Post Event Social
    Turn on your videos and mics to socialize with others living with vitiligo. Ask questions of dietician Jake Webber of E Squared Health; and bond with Mark Braxton of VITFriends about being a man living with vitiligo or with Sharon King of Litty Ligo being a woman living with vitiligo.

    Click here to join the social event immediately following Virtual World Vitiligo Day at 3:05 p.m. CT.