Finally the news is in! I received an email from Dr. Ray Boissy with this years (2010) Annual Report and President’s Message.
Dr. Boissy opened with “A Word From The President” saying “2010 has been quite a year of turmoil for many of us. Challenges we are facing these days include economic instability, political wavering, war continuation, and weather unpredictability. Fortunately, the vitiligo Community in general and the National Vitiligo Foundation, Inc. (NVFI) in specific have had a strong, steady year thanks in part by the support and involvement of our members. Thank you. National awareness of vitiligo is dramatically increasing and the subject of vitiligo is more frequently in the news. Several months ago we attended the very First Vitiligo World Congress (VWC 2010), held in Milano, Italy. This was a hallmark event where 200 Researchers and Clinicians plus hundreds of patients gathered with enthusiasm and passion. The main focus for many of us attending was how to efficiently and coordinately advance in the understanding of and therapy for vitiligo; a true renaissance of a meeting.”