We are on the home stretch of the Galderma Skin Pact Awards, which we launched in partnership with the ILDS (International League of Dermatological Societies) as part of our commitment to growing a responsible and sustainable dermatological community.
The Expert Judging Panel of leading dermatologists had a difficult time shortlisting 10 applications from the 130 registered applicants. It takes foresight, intuition and determination to create something new and the project ideas we received truly reflect just how innovative the dermatology community can be.
Now it is over to you as members of the global dermatology community to vote for a project in the Community Leadership and Excellence in Education categories. The winning applications will be awarded funding to set up and implement their projects.
Which projects do you think will benefit people whose daily lives are impacted by dermatological conditions? To cast your vote, go to: www.galdermaskinpact.org. Voting closes on 1 May 2015, so make sure you place your vote soon. The winners will be announced at the World Congress of Dermatology, Vancouver, 8 – 13 June 2015.
You can read about the shortlisted projects by clicking on the links below:
COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP – Community-based projects centred around improving the lives of patients with skin conditions
- Asia Pacific: An Instant Audio-Assisted Secretary for Patients and Physicians – Epidermolysis Bullosa as an Example, National Cheng Kung University Hospital
- USA & Canada: Assessing Barriers to Melanoma Screening Examinations for At-Risk Individuals at a County Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
- Europe: Investigation of Sunscreens and Their Efficacy in Patients with Lupus Erythematosus (LE), European Society of Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus (EUSCLE)
- South Asia, Middle East & Africa: Kashmir Vitiligo Foundation for Helping the Community in Tackling Vitiligo More Effectively and in a Healthy Fashion, Dr Imran Majid
- Latin America incl. Caribbean: The Skin may be Different. The Feelings are the Same, Service of Dermatology of University of Brasilia
EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION – Projects aimed at educating healthcare and public communities about skin health issues
- Latin America incl. Caribbean: A Sun Protection Tale as a Method to Create Healthy Behaviors in Latin Children, Aurora Skin Cancer Centre
- South Asia, Middle East & Africa: Black is Beautiful, Gita Shah
- Asia Pacific: My SkinBook, Pin-Chi Chiu
- USA & Canada: Online Teaching Platform to Increase Dermatology Knowledge and Clinical Reasoning in Medical Students and Family Physicians, University of Montreal School of Medicine – CPASS (Centre of pedagogy applied to health sciences)