The winning projects of the 2016 SkinPact Awards

The winning projects of the 2016 SkinPact Awards received their awards at the CILAD Congress in Buenos Aires

The Latin American dermatology community has indeed risen to the challenge of showing excellence in dermatology initiatives. The winning projects are testimonies to this world region’s pro-activity in helping improve skin health in communities.

The four winning projects were selected from over 60 applications across 9 countries in the two categories: “Community Leadership” and “Excellence in Education.”

“Latin America is the focus region of the 2016 SkinPact Awards”

The Winning projects

Following a shortlist selected by the Latin American Expert Panel, the finalist projects were published for online voting by the worldwide dermatology community. The two projects that garnered the highest scores from the Expert Panel and the two that obtained the most number of votes from the worldwide community are this programme’s 4 SkinPact Award winning projects.

Community Leadership

Projects under this category should take a fresh and sustainable approach to improving the lives of patients with skin conditions

Community Vote:

The Butterfly Children from Mexico

Project leader: Julio Cesar Salas Alanis, MD, PhD
DEBRA Mexico

Expert Panel Choice:

Teledermatology, new pathways in community dermatology in Mexico

Project leader: Roberto Estrada, MD
Hospital General de Acapulco

Excellence in Education

Projects under this category should be aimed at educating healthcare and public communities about skin health issues in a sustainable manner

Community Vote:

DERMALEARNING: Education for everyone

Project leaders: Maria Ivonne Arellano Mendoza and Marino Huanuco Perez
Hospital General de Mexico

Expert Panel Choice:

Distance learning and high quality content in dermatology using “Piel Latinoamericana” platform

Project leader: Jaime Piquero Martín
PIEL Latinoamericana