The Evidence Based Update (EBU) meetings are annual one-day meetings held by the Centre of Evidence Based Dermatology at the University of Nottingham. The aim of the meeting is to discuss high-quality evidence, mainly in the form of systematic reviews and randomized controlled trials, on a different topic each year. The meetings are designed to be interactive with a panel discussion between international experts and delegates forming a key part of the meeting. The 13th EBU meeting was on vitiligo and took place on 23 May 2013 in Loughborough, U.K. The most recent research including new and unpublished studies was presented on the classification of vitiligo, the evidence behind different treatment options and current guidelines for vitiligo.