2020 VITILIGO Conference UPDATE....
As the Stay-at-home orders are extended for the COVID-19 pandemic, the GVF leadership and Alicia Roufs, WVD-USA 2020 Chair, have been closely tracking its impact. We have been monitoring daily recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO), along with the numerous travel restrictions issued by companies and medical institutions.
The GVF Board made the difficult, but necessary decision to cancel the 2020 World Vitiligo Day-USA conference in Minneapolis, MN. While we had hoped that the peak of this virus would have passed by the conference date in June, we simply do not know. In addition, we have taken into account that the attendees range in age from very young to very mature, two of the largest groups potentially impacted by the virus. We do not feel it is in the best interest of the vitiligo community, the physicians or staff to host the meeting at this time. This communication is to officially notify you that the WVD-USA has been canceled.
Preparing for WVD involves the time, talent, and creativity of a great many of our volunteers, speakers, management team/staff and event partners. We are incredibly grateful for this and deeply disappointed not to be able to hold the conference as planned. We will miss you this year!
Save the date for next year - June 25-27, 2021
in Minneapolis, MN.
Our National Vitiligo Community Conference, which is a Global Vitiligo Celebration aka World Vitiligo Day, will be held on June 26-28, 2020 and hosted by our Minnesota VITFriends family, with the support of Global Vitiligo Foundation.
We are excited about the preparation and planning of our MN VITFriends Leader and Marketing Director Mrs Alicia Roufs and her team.
We are grateful for the generous donation from Mattel as seen above. These VITILIGO dolls will be given to the children attending the World Vitiligo Day Conference in Bloomington Minnesota.