Founded in 1981Educate, inspire, and connect those touched by ichthyosis and related disorders through emotional support, information, advocacy, and research funding for better treatments and eventual cures.
Come out for a day of networking with other families affected by ichthyosis. Meet other families in your area and learn how to build a stronger network in the ichthyosis community.
Patient Support Forums
one-day meetings to connect with members in your region.
Time to Meet Other FIRST Members
These one-day meetings are filled with medical discussion, research updates, networking, product sharing, and skin care routines. The meetings will include a light breakfast, lunch, and childcare for families with children. Registration information and cost will be posted on FIRST's facebook page.
Meetings for 2015 are planned for:
Toronto, CANADA - Saturday, April 18, 2015
Minneapolis, Minnesota – Saturday, April 25
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Crowne Plaza Hotel & Suites MSP Airport – Mall of America
3 Appletree Square (I-494 & 34th Ave. South)
Bloomington, MN 55425
Meeting Registration $25 per person (includes continental breakfast and lunch)
Guest Room Block $119.00+
Reserve room by calling 952.854.9000 and referencing Foundation for Ichthyosis & Related Skin Types, Inc.
Phoenix, Arizona – Saturday, June 6
Miami, Florida – TBD
Details for the remaining events will be available soon.
5 meetings were held in 2013
June 8, 2013
Moise Levy, MD
Nnenna Agim MD
Meena Julapalli MD
Mahwah, New Jersey
August 3, 2013
Keith Choate, MD PhD
Due to low enrollment for this Patient Support Forum meeting, it was cancelled.
San Jose, California
September 7, 2013
Keith Choate, MD, PhD & Phil Fleckman, MD
Kansas City, Missouri
September 21, 2013
Brandon Newell, MD & Amy Nopper, MD