FIRST National Conference-Providence

FIRST's 21st Biennial National Conference will be postponed to 2021. We are hoping that it will remain at the Crowne Plaza Providence-Warwick Airport Hotel.




Conference announcement:

In light of recent developments surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic, the FIRST 2020 National Conference has been postponed to 2021 in Providence, Rhode Island. We will announce the new date as soon as possible.

For 37 years, the FIRST National Conference has been a beacon of hope, health, and support. It is with great sadness we delay the conference in order to best protect the health and safety of our members, researchers, and clinicians.

We are looking for creative ways to foster connection digitally, and later when it’s safe, in person.

Individuals who have already registered and those who applied for financial aid will receive an email with additional details regarding options.

Highlights from past conferences: Members of FIRST come from all over the world to attend this three-day event. FIRST provides lectures by leading physicians about ichthyosis, open discussion groups and child care activities. It is a chance for people affected by ichthyosis to meet others who share similar life experiences and related issues. The friendships that are formed at the conferences last a lifetime!

  • 1998 - Cherry Hill, NJ
  • 1995 - San Diego, CA
  • 1993 - Chicago, IL
  • 1991 - Williamsburg, VA
  • 1990 - Orlando, FL
  • 1988 - New Haven, CT
  • 1986 - New Orleans, LA
  • 1985 - Las Vegas, NV
  • 1984 - Washington, DC
  • 1983 - Chicago, IL


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