International Awards for Social Responsibility in Dermatology
The Awards focus on social initiatives led by dermatologists having a positive impact on patients and people facing dermatological problems in 3 main categories.
Prevention and education on skin health - Consultations/patient–family information workshops, school campaigns, information campaigns, advice on environmental factors and healthy living, etc.
Improved quality of life and self-esteem for people facing skin issues - Support and help for patients in accepting their skin condition(s), psychological therapies to help reduce the stigma attached to their disease, etc.
Access to care, coverage and surgery - Free mole-screening, free consultations, travelling doctors, nurse training, make-up workshops, free reconstructive surgery, etc.
The project must fall within the scope of a social initiative led by dermatologists as individuals, in an association or a hospital. These projects must be focused on patients with the aim of improving their physical and psychological well-being, self-esteem, social integration and skin health, independently from their medical treatment enabling them to re-engage socially.
An independent committee of five dermatologists from the International League of Dermatological Societies Board will select the 5 best projects, one from each of the ILDS geographical regions. The winners will be rewarded with a €20,000 grant.
The Awards winners will be announced during the 24th World Congress of Dermatology on Monday, 10 June 2019 in Milan, Italy.
The application deadline is 4 March 2019. Apply here.
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