FIRST is a national non-profit organization connected to its members and families by the special skin and unique management needs of individuals affected with ichthyosis and related skin types.
Our mission is to educate, inspire, and connect those touched by ichthyosis and related disorders through emotional support, information, advocacy, and research funding for better treatments and eventual cures.
Governed by a Board of Directors and guided by a Medical & Scientific Advisory Board, FIRST provides accurate and timely information to meet the medical, social, and educational needs of our community.
May 2, 2013 - This one-day meeting includes a medical discussion, research update, and product sharing. Read More
May 2, 2013 - From coast to coast, many members will be holding exciting awareness and fundraising events. Read More
April 8, 2013 - Tommy, MLB's Biggest Little Fan is touring ballparks across the United States! Read More
May 22, 2013 - He is a fabulous, bright, outgoing young boy of 7+ years who has taught me the meaning of acceptance and perseverance. Read More
May 20, 2013 - "Having ichthyosis makes me special. It's just part of who I am." Read More
May 7, 2013 - A clinical study to investigate a new topical medication for patients with Netherton syndrome will be conducted at Yale University and Saint Louis University Read More
April 20, 2013 - It is wonderful to have individuals talking to one another, sharing tips, and sharing stories and challenges. Read More