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2018 SKINPACT Awarded Projects

2018 SKINPACT Awards winners announced!

After 43 high-caliber project submissions, 10 shortlisted projects and 1.270 votes, the 2018 North American SKINPACT Awards have been decided! 

Four awards were determined across the two Award categories, Community Leadership and Excellence in Education. One Award in each category was decided by this year’s Expert Panel following careful evaluation; and the other two Awards were determined by the international dermatology community vote

Each winning project will receive a 10,000 USD grant to either see new projects come to life or give existing projects a boost.

Congratulations to the 2018 SKINPACT Award winning teams! 


Camp Liberté

Community Leadership - Expert Panel Award

Community Leadership Expert Panel Award-winner CAMP LIBERTÉ is a place “where kids are all the same, no matter the skin they’re in.” The camps provide Canadian children with chronic skin conditions an opportunity to enjoy a multi-cultural outdoor summer camp experience in a fun, safe and bilingual environment where they can grow in confidence and self-esteem. The project’s Lead Dermatologist Dr. Danielle Marcoux, Camp Liberté Founder and President, is supported by fellow team members Michele Ramien and Kirk Barber. Read more about CAMP LIBERTÉ here.


The DREAM Tool

Community Leadership - Community Vote Award

The DREAM TOOL (Dermatology Rheumatology Educational Tool for Autoimmune Manifestations) is the inaugural project offering from the Canadian Rheumatology and Dermatology Working Group (CARD), and the winner of the Excellence in Education Expert Panel Award. Lead Dermatologist, Dr. Jan Dutz and project team members: Stephanie Keeling, Kam Shojania, Sheila Au, Elizabeth O’Brien, Simone Fahim, Robert Gniadecki, Peter Green, Chris Keeling, Hermenio Lima, Régine Mydlarski, Kirk Barber, Alain Brassard, Elena Netchiporouk, Joanie Pinard and Marie Hudson, will develop this unique mobile educational application to assist practitioners with autoimmune disease patient management by providing easy-access, practical, timely and specific information in one centralized resource. Read more about the DREAM TOOL here.


Using telemedicine

Excellence in Education - Expert Panel Award

Community Leadership Community Vote Award-winner “USING TELEMEDICINE TO EXTEND THE REACH OF DERMATOLOGY INTO THE MISSISSIPPI DELTA” is a teledermatology initiative aiming to work through primary care physicians to close the 60-mile gap in dermatology care across the poorest region of the United States. The team of faculty from the Department of Dermatology, University of Mississippi Medical Center, USA, including Lead Dermatologist Dr. Robert T. Brodell and project team members: Kim Ward, Julie Wyatt, Nancye McCowan, Stephen E. Helms, Jeremy D. Jackson, William Black, Jasmine Hollinger, Ashley Emerson, Leslie Partridge, and Angela Jackson, anticipate being able to manage 90% of patients with teledermatology and 10% in live clinics as a result of the project. Read more about this project here.


Providing the Providers

Excellence in Education - Community Vote Award

PROVIDING THE PROVIDERS is an initiative aimed at improving first line dermatology care to remote aboriginal communities in Northern Quebec by developing a comprehensive distance education program for primary care professionals and providing culturally appropriate patient education tools. The Excellence in Education Community Vote Award-winner project team from McGill University Health Centre, Canada, led by Dr. Elizabeth O'Brien and including Johanne Morel, Fatemeh Jafarian, Kimya Hassani-Ardakani and Hanieh Zargham, have the ultimate goal to improve the health status of Quebec’s indigenous population from a dermatological standpoint and decrease morbidity from skin disease. Read more about PROVIDING THE PROVIDERS here.


SKINPACT Awards sponsor Galderma, along with this year’s proud partners, the Canadian Dermatology Association and the Women’s Dermatologic Society, greatly thank everyone who participated in this year's Awards.

Together we are building a sustainable dermatology community!


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