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February 2012
Early Bird Gets the Savings
Hi Gabriela,

The 2012 Annual Meeting Early Bird discount ends FEBRUARY 29, 2012! ACT NOW and save $75 off the regular registration*. 

Our traditional AM speakers will be joined by Boston local physicians Drs. Razzaque Ahmed and Stephan Foster, not to mention some of the top names in P/P from around the world will be presenting! For more information, please visit the 2012 Annual Meeting page at

LODGING ALERT! With the turnout expected to exceed 200 patients and caregivers in a city with dozens of college commencement ceremonies that weekend, you will want to take advantage of the IPPF Room Block at the Hyatt Harborside. Our $199/night rate CANNOT BE BEAT! Space is limited! Reserve your room at

*On-site registration fees are $200 attendee/$75 caregiver.

Early Bird discount ends
FEBRUARY 29, 2012
a rare opportunity that ends when 
Rare Disease Day ends
Rare Disease Day Town Hall Meeting
February 29, 2012 is Rare Disease Day around the world. The IPPF is doing it's part by holding another FREE Town Hall Conference Call! Our guest is IPPF Medical Advisory Board member Dr. Animesh Sinha

Join IPPF Peer Health Coach and Town Hall moderator, Marc Yale, as he welcomes Dr. Sinha who will answer your questions about pemphigus, pemphigoid, treatment, wound care, research, and more! Register today before it fills up!
Around the IPPF
Last month we asked people to support us, along with other patient organizations, in signing an online petition expressing concern over the US HHS' December 16 Essential Health Benefits bulletin. Collectively we were able to get over 2,700 signatures that were sent to Secretary Sebelius. 

The IPPF Forums, Facebook fan page, and Email Discussion Group continue to be excellent sources of information and support. If you have a question, ask there, and if you have answers, please reply! 

Here are some IPPF Forum postings that could use YOUR expert advice:

NIAMS Summer Intern Program

The summer intern program at the NIAMS provides an opportunity for students to spend a summer working side-by-side with some of the leading scientists in the world in an environment devoted exclusively to biomedical research. Outstanding opportunities exist for high school, undergraduate, graduate and medical students contemplating a career in biomedical research or academic medicine. The deadline to apply is March 1, 2012. Click HERE for more information.

Let the IPPF be Your Valentine!

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GoodSearch makes it easy. Every time you search, the IPPF benefits (approximately one cent per search). If you shop through Goodsearch, it gets even better. As a member of GoodDining, you can earn donations by going to your choice of participating restaurants, bars and clubs–including many of your favorites. And if you add the GoodToolbar to your browser, it can help ensure every purchase and web search you make will count as a donation to the IPPF.
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