The first winning projects of the SkinPact Awards

The first winning projects of the SkinPact Awards were awarded at the 2015 WCD in Vancouver

Being rewarded by a SkinPact Award is about proving the potential impact of a project in improving skin health in communities

The winning projects of the 2015 Galderma SkinPact Awards were announced by Galderma and the International League of Dermatological Societies (ILDS) at the World Congress of Dermatology in Vancouver.

The four winning projects were selected from over 100 high calibre applications across 26 countries in the two categories “Community Leadership” and “Excellence in Education”, with the aim of improving dermatology communities and patient quality of life.

“The winning projects’ inspired visions can now become a reality, delivering significant improvements to the lives of many people reached by their work.”

The Winning Projects

Following a shortlist selected by the ILDS Expert Dermatologist Panel, a substantial number of votes were cast by supporters in the dermatology field to determine a winning project in each category. In addition to the community winning projects, the Expert Panel agreed a further project from each category. Each of the following winning initiatives has been awarded to realise the project:

Community Leadership

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

Community Vote:

An instant, Audio-Assisted Secretary for Patients and Physicians

Dr Chao-Kai Hsu & Dr Hsing-San Yang
National Cheng Kung University Hospital, Taiwan

Expert Panel Choice:

Investigation of Sunscreens and Their Efficacy in Patients with Lupus Erythematosus (LE)

Prof. Annegret Kuhn
Interdisciplinary Center for Clinical Trials University Medical Center, Mainz, Germany, with European Society of Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus (EUSCLE)

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:

A sun protection tale as a method to create healthy behaviours in Latin children

Dra. María S. Aluma
Aurora Skin Cancer Centre, Colombia

Expert Panel Choice:

Pilot “bed-to-bench and back” research training program for dermatologists

Dr Maria Gnarra
UCSC & Parma Universities, Italy