There will be a special lecture by Ms. Ellen Levine, a patient educator from the International Pemphigus & Pemphigoid Foundation (IPPF), who will present her personal story of the diagnostic journey of a pemphigus patient. The presentation will be Monday, October 1st at 12:00 noon in the 670 Auditorium. Lunch will be provided.
Ms. Levine also is a member of the Armenise-Harvard Foundation, a foundation that supports scientists at Harvard and at institutions in Italy. Ellen has been living successfully with pemphigus for ten years. She is local to the Boston area and has kindly agreed to share her experiences with us.
This is part of the School’s ongoing Patient Seminar Series, in which guest patients help “put a face” on oral-related diseases encountered only rarely, but which have marked consequences for those affected. This series of occasional seminars during the academic year is designed to provide a curriculum enhancement in our dental education program. We believe that this not only will benefit us all as health care providers, but also will continue to distinguish GSDM as a premier educational institution.