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The ICF supports a strong and growing community. Cystinuria is not a common disease, but with excellent networking among those who are affected, it can seem like one. We aim to foster communication between members of the cystinuric community and bridge the gaps between patient, physician, and the the Foundation itself. Both the Cystinuria Forums and the President's Blog are open for public comment and participation.
The Cystinuria Forums host a growing online community of people interested in cystinuria-related discussion. The discussion among cystinuric individuals has been key in progressing the communal understanding of the disease. The Cystinuria Forums see participation from cystinuric individuals around the globe, making it a truly international effort. Dr. David Goldfarb of NYU and St. Vincent's Hospital has added tremendous value to the forums by continuously donating his time to answering technical questions regarding cystinuria in the "Ask the Medical Panel" forum.
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The President's Blog is a new feature spun from the need for informal communication. Often, there are people to thank on a personal level or updates on project progress to be made before that project is completed and officially posted to the website. The President's Blog serves as an outlet for those things which do not fit neatly into a category on the main website. Comments are welcome!