International Awards for Social Responsibility in Dermatology

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3rd edition of the International Awards for Social Responsibility in Dermatology.
We reward social initiatives led by dermatologists having a positive impact on patients and people facing dermatological problems in 3 main categories.

Prevention and education on skin health

Consultations/patient–family information workshops, school campaigns, information campaigns, advice on environmental factors and healthy living, etc.

Improved quality of life and self-esteem for people facing skin issues

Support and help for patients in accepting their skin condition(s), psychological therapies to help reduce the stigma attached to their disease, etc.

Access to care, coverage and surgery

Free mole-screening, free consultations, travelling doctors, nurse training, make-up workshops, free reconstructive surgery, etc.

The call for application, which ran from September 2018 to March 2019, was a great success, with 123 applications submitted by dermatologists from 34 different countries all around the world. An independent committee of 5 dermatologists from the ILDS undertook the selection of the 5 best projects, one from each of the ILDS geographical regions.

A social engagement beyond dermatology

Patients with dermatological conditions may frequently face discrimination and feel socially excluded. Dermatologists are at the heart of skin management and skin treatments and can go beyond their main assignment and mission. Dermatologists can be extraordinarily generous by giving their time, knowledge and expertise to help people in need and improve and restore lost self-esteem and quality of life.

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Discover the best projects!

L'Oréal, in partnership with the International League of Dermatological Societies and the 24th World Congress of Dermatology, are delighted to announce the laureates of the 2019 Awards.


Discover the 5 projects awarded in 2019

For a Better Life after Burns

Prof. Dalia Gamal Aly & Dr. Ragia Hany Weshahy

Dermatology Patient Care in Rural Nepal: Reaching the Unreachable

Dr. Sabina Bhattarai

Volunteer Dermatologist Dermatology Clinic for Atlanta’s Homeless at the Mercy Care Clinic at the Gateway Center

Dr. Mark Holzberg
United States

Pró-Albino Program: Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment of Actinic Skin Damage, Emotional Support and Social Inclusion in Albinism

Dr. Carolina Reato Marçon

Besonderhaut – Initiative for Children with Rare and Genetic Skin Diseases

Prof. Kathrin Giehl


In this section we bring you a selection
of the various projects submitted in 2019

Free Full body, 360 degrees, 3-Dimensional Skin Imaging and Skin Checks for People Affected by Albinism

Prof. Rod Sinclair


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