SKINPACT Programme Launched Today with New Global Awards Initiative to Support the Dermatology Community

LAUSANNE, Switzerland, October 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ —

  • Galderma, in partnership with the International League of Dermatological Societies, has launched the search for initiatives that will fulfil an important role in strengthening the global dermatology community
  • The SKINPACT Awards, part of a wider programme with social responsibility at its heart, will recognise entries in two categories: "Community Leadership" and "Excellence in Education"
  • Galderma is committed to advancing dermatology to improve and support the lives of individuals living with, and impacted by, dermatological conditions

Galderma is proud to announce the launch of a new global initiative under the SKINPACT Programme that will provide support for two new projects in the field of community dermatology. The winning entries will be awarded funding to implement future projects to help shape advances inCommunity Leadership and Excellence in Education to improve communities and patient quality of life.

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The SKINPACT Programme recognises those who see the true potential for advancement in their field and are willing to work passionately to make that vision a reality. "The SKINPACT Programme represents an important development of our corporate social responsibility focus in dermatology, something we at Galderma have prioritised for many years and consider a vital element in supporting a sustainable dermatology community worldwide," commented Humberto Antunes, President and CEO of Galderma. "It is important that we value the people and ideas that can make a difference and generate a positive impact in advancing dermatological innovation."

The SKINPACT Awards are open for entry from now until 4 February 2015; in March the shortlisted entries, determined by an Expert Panel of leading dermatologists comprising of members of the International League of Dermatological Societies, will be announced on the SKINPACT website and peer voting will commence. The final decision on the winners will be disclosed, and awards granted of US$15,000, at the World Congress of Dermatology in Vancouver in June 2015.

"This is a truly innovative approach to determining projects that will benefit patients and physicians, as well as the wider community, and this will be recognised through the support given by community voting. The winning projects will reflect the sustainable approach to connecting people across the globe to drive the focus represented by these new projects. We look forward to announcing the winners next year," said Professor Dr. Wolfram Sterry, President of the International League of Dermatological Societies (ILDS).

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