The 10 Finalists in the 2018 North American SKINPACT Awards have been announced!
The 2018 Expert Panel, with the strong support of the Women's Dermatologic Society and the Canadian Dermatology Association, carefully reviewed the high calibre submissions to determine this year's finalists. Young patient empowerment programs, indigenous community needs and technology projects featured heavily on the shortlist, with skin cancer prevention and condition specific initiatives rounding out the top 10. Discover now the shortlisted projects in North America:
"EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION"
The DREAM Tool - Dermatology Rheumatology Educational Tool for autoimmune manifestations.
- Project leader : Jan Dutz and coll.
- From : Ottawa, ON, CANADA
Improving the quality of life of patients with Hidradenitis Suppurativa.
- Project leader : Ellen Pritchett and coll.
- From : Detroit, MI, USA
See It to Believe It - Indoor tanning graphic warning labels for skin cancer prevention.
- Project leader : Jennifer McWhirter and coll.
- From : Toronto & Guelph, ON, CANADA
The Sun Smart Life - A program to teach sun safety practices to young children.
- Project leader : Tracy Callahan and coll.
- From : Cary, NC, USA
Providing the Providers - An initiative to improve first line dermatology care to aboriginal communities in Northern Quebec.
- Project leader : Elizabeth O’Brien and coll.
- From : Montreal, QC, CANADA
Using telemedicine to extend the reach of dermatology into the Mississippi Delta.
- Project leader : Robert Brodell and coll.
- From : Jackson, MS, USA
The impact of skin disease on Navajo children and their families: identification and barriers to treatment of high impact dermatologic conditions.
- Project leader : Stephanie Klein and coll.
- From : Salt Lake City, UT, USA
Camp Liberté - Where kids are all the same, no matter the skin they’re in.
- Project leader : Danielle Marcoux and coll.
- From : Ottawa, ON, CANADA
"Love The Skin You Are In" Family Days.
- Project leader : Alanna Bree and coll.
- From : Houston, TX, USA
Camp Wonder - Childhood without limits for Children with life-threatening and chronic skin disease.
- Project leader : Francesca Tenconi and coll.
- From : Walnut Creek, CA, USA
Congratulations to the 10 shortlisted finalists in the 2018 North American SKINPACT Awards!
Now it's up to you, the global dermatology community, to CAST YOUR VOTES! Which projects would you like to see be given a boost with an International Dermatology Community Award in both the Community Leadership and Excellence in Education categories? Don't miss YOUR OPPORTUNITY TO VOTE!
#SKINPACT2018 Online voting opens on November 15, 2018.
Who can vote? We define the International Dermatology Community as dermatology healthcare professional community (dermatologist, doctor / physician, nurse, health worker or medical student, dermatological resident) having medical and educational activities dedicated towards patients needing dermatological care and their caregivers. Patient Leaders (dermatology patient associations) are also invited to vote for their preferred projects.
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