Schweizerische Psoriasis und Vitiligo Gesellschaft
About this organisation
- Year of creation: 1974
- Number of members: 2100
The Swiss Psoriasis and Vitiligo Association SPVG. The Swiss Psoriasis and Vitiligo Association was founded in 1974. It is the only organisation in Switzerland with a commitment to patients, who suffer from psoriasis or vitiligo. At present this association counts 1200 members. They deal with divers questions and problems in connection with psoriasis and vitiligo. Furthermore, well-known doctors and specialists are available in the form of a scientific council. This non-profit organisation regularly informs its members about medical, legal, financial or economic matters and advocates the patients’ interests vis- -vis medical ins urances or authorities. The SPVG also tries to acquaint the public with the specific problems encountered by psoriasis and vitiligo patients by means of lectures and meetings. The bimonthly magazines „Hautsache“ in German and “La peau surtout“ in French are included in membership fees. Those members who wish to get into contact with other members can join regional groups all over Switzerland. Here they exchange experiences with others afflicted by the same illnesses. On their website http://www.spvg.ch divers information concerning psoriasis und vitiligo can be found. The Swiss association SPVG is a member of the European Association of Psoriasis (EUROPSO) and, worldwide, of the International Federation of Psoriasis Associations (IFPA). Main achievements: The association has grown considerably and now enjoys greater acknowledgement among doctors and authorities as well as being more publicly visible and present.
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