National Conference Sponsorship & Exhibit Opportunities

Consider partnering with the Foundation for Ichthyosis & Related Skin Types, Inc. (FIRST), an organization that is making an impact on the lives of individuals with ichthyosis and their families.

There are numerous ways for your business to support FIRST and sponsor the 2020 FIRST National Conference-Providence, including becoming a corporate partner, participating in our conference sample giveaways, or advertising your product to our membership. Your involvement with FIRST will help us continue to provide connections with our ichthyosis families and make advancements in research. For more information about conference sponsorship please contact Christine Wassel at

Sponsorship Opportunity

This is YOUR COMPANY’s opportunity to directly connect with your ideal market!

Sponsorship of FIRST’s National Conference is a great opportunity to promote your product, your company and your brand to the entire ichthyosis community.

Exhibitor Opportunity

Promote your product and your brand to the more than 400 conference attendees at the Crowne Plaza Providence-Warwick Airport Hotel.

For $1,000 for the entire 3-day weekend, YOUR COMPANY will:

  • Talk to our families about your products.  Although the ichthyosis community may not be large, once an individual affected with ichthyosis finds a product beneficial, they are likely to become life-long users of that product.  In addition, they will use the product daily in a much larger volume that that of the non-affected consumer.
  • Connect with leading dermatologists and researchers.  Physicians and scientific researchers who are affiliated with FIRST see many patients daily, with all different skin types and disorders.  Put your product in front of these doctors by serving as an exhibitor.
  • Unite with the ichthyosis community.  75% of consumers say they are likely to switch from one product to another if a company supports a cause close to them.
Exhibit times are as follows:
Friday, June 26, 2020  -  8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Saturday, June 27, 2020  -  8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Sunday, June 28, 2020  -  8:00 am to 1:00 pm

If you would like to sponsor FIRST’s National Conference, please complete sponsorship form and mail it to the FIRST office; ATTN:  Christine Wassel, 2616 N. Broad Street, Colmar, PA 18915, or email it to Christine at You can also complete the online sponsorship form via this link.

For pharmaceutical and trial exhibitors, please contact Christine Wassel at the FIRST office directly to discuss opportunities -

The deadline for sponsorship & exhibitor registration is April 30, 2020.

Conference date & location:

Friday, June 26, 2020 7:00 am - Sunday, June 28, 2020 2:00 pm                                         #FIRSTNC20
Crowne Plaza Providence-Warwick Airport
801 Greenwich Drive
Warwick, RI 02886

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