Clichy, 19 Nov 2014 – L’Oréal announced today the launch of its International Awards for Social Responsibility in Dermatology, “Caring to Inspire Skin Confidence”. These prizes reward voluntary dermatological initiatives, coming from individuals, associations or hospitals, favoring patient support and care in order to inspire confidence and encourage social inclusion. Patients with dermatological conditions may frequently face discrimination and feel socially excluded.
Financial grants, one per major geographical zone (Asia-Pacific, Africa and the Middle East, Europe, North America, and South America), will be awarded to social projects that fall into one of the following three main categories:
– Prevention and Education: Any initiative favoring the prevention of dermatological illnesses, and education for patients, their families and the general public (including support networks and campaigns) on dermatological pathologies, dermatological conditions, impact awareness and promotion of good, or healthy behavior. Examples include consultations, patient-family information workshops, school campaigns, information campaigns, advice on environmental factors and healthy living.
– Improved Quality of Life and Self-Esteem: Projects favoring improvements in physical or psychological quality of life for patients, such as supporting and accompanying patients, help in accepting their condition(s), (psychological therapies) and reducing the stigma attached to their disease.
– Access to Care, Coverage and Surgery: Projects aimed at facilitating public and patient access to care such as free screenings, free consultations, travelling doctors, nurse training, make-up workshops or free reconstructive surgery.
All dermatologists are eligible to apply on their own or on behalf of an association or hospital. An independent Scientific Committee of renowned dermatologists will evaluate each project and select the five winners.
These awards are supported by the International League of Dermatological Societiesand bythe23rd World Congress of Dermatology.
The International Awards for Social Responsibility in Dermatology Ceremony will be held at the 23rd World Congress of Dermatology in Vancouver, Canada, on June 9, 2015.
Applications are being accepted from now until March 6, 2015. For further details and to download an application form: www.inspireskinconfidence.com
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