For Medical Professionals


Medical Presentations

Quick reference presentations by expert members of our Medical & Scientific Advisory Board.  Topics include; Genetics, EHK, and Eyes and Ears.

Educational Videos

FIRST has sponsored two online educational modules to aid in the diagnosis of a patient with ichthyosis, or the care of an affected neonate.  Currently, two modules are available:

Types of Ichthyosis & Making the Correct Diagnosis by Mary L. Williams, MD, Professor of Dermatology at the University of California in San Francisco, CA (10 minutes)

Management of Ichthyosis in the Neonate by Bari B. Cunningham, MD, Director, Dermatologic Surgery and Pediatric & Adolescent Dermatology at Children's Hospital & Health Center in San Diego, CA (12 minutes)


Medical Professionals interested in ichthyosis research may be interested in information about FIRST's Research Grant Program (including grant application information) and FIRST's links to recent ichthyosis research and published articles.

National Ichthyosis Registry

Between 1994 and 2005, with the assistance of FIRST and the NIH, over 500 individuals with ichthyosis were enrolled in the National Ichthyosis Registry.  Information in the Registry is available to researchers to advance understanding of the diagnosis, causes, and treatment of the disorders.

Physician Referral Service

FIRST maintains a service which provides referrals to dermatologists for patients with ichthyosis.  Physicians interested in participating in this program should contact FIRST via this link.

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