L’Oréal announces the 2015 Awardees of its International Awards for Social Responsibility in Dermatology
L’Oréal announced the winners of its International Awards for Social Responsibility in Dermatology, “Caring to Inspire Skin Confidence” at the 23rd World Congress of Dermatology taking place in Vancouver, Canada.
The Awards aim to acknowledge and celebrate the often unseen efforts and hard work carried out by dermatologists worldwide by rewarding voluntary dermatological initiatives, coming from individuals, associations or hospitals, favoring patient support and care in order to inspire confidence and encourage social inclusion, independently from their medical treatment. People with dermatological conditions may frequently face discrimination and feel socially excluded.
Projects falling into at least one of the three main categories Prevention and Education, Improved Quality of Life and Self-Esteem, Access to Care Coverage and Surgery were accepted.
A total of 118 applications from the five main geographical areas – Africa and Arab States, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America and North America – were received and evaluated by an independent Steering Committee of six worldwide renowned dermatology experts. One winner per region receives a funding to reward the initiative and to help them continue the development of the project.
Dr. Danielle Marcoux from Canada
Camp Liberté – Summer camp for children with skin disorders
This one-week summer camp run by volunteer dermatologists and nurses enrolled children aged 7 to 12 with moderate-to-severe skin disorders, as well as their families, to bring them together for support, social interaction and to increase their confidence. All the activities aim to increase patients’ confidence and self-esteem, improve social skills, reduce stigma about their condition and improve adherence to treatment.
See all recipients here: http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7554651-loreal-announces-2015-awardees/