The company aims to reward social initiatives led by dermatologists that improve patients’ physical and psychological well-being, self-esteem, social integration and skin health, while enabling patients to re-engage socially.
Brigitte Liberman, president of L’Oréal’s Active Cosmetics Division, said: “Social responsibility is a priority for L’Oréal and we are proud to partner with the ILDS and the WCD to reward iconic dermatologists having positive actions on people’s lives.”
Professor Harvey Lui, president of the ILDS, added: “Beyond the day-to-day activities of dermatologists in managing patients with skin issues, there is a vital social role, which is exemplified through our partnership for these awards and lies at the heart of the ILDS philosophy to promote skin health for the world.”
A total of 123 projects across the world were evaluated by a panel of experts. Dermatological projects fulfilling at least one of the following three categories were accepted for assessment:
– Prevention and education on skin health;
– Improved quality of life and self-esteem for people facing skin issues;
– Access to care, coverage and surgery.
An independent jury of dermatologists representing the ILDS selected the top five projects (see list below). Professor Giovanni Pellacani, president of WCD and jury member, said: “We are very pleased to give the awards in front of the dermatological community in the context of the World Congress of Dermatology.”
International Awards for Social Responsibility in Dermatology 2019 “Caring to Inspire Skin Confidence”
For Africa & Middle East: Prof. Dalia Gamal Aly & Dr. Ragia Hany Weshahy from Egypt
For a Better Life after Burns.
For Asia: Dr. Sabina Bhattarai from Nepal
Dermatology Patient Care in Rural Nepal: Reaching the Unreached
For Europe: Prof. Kathrin Giehl from Germany
Besonderhaut – Initiative for Children with Rare and Genetic Skin Diseases
For North America: Dr. Mark Holzberg from the United States
Volunteer Dermatologist Dermatology Clinic for Atlanta’s Homeless at the Mercy Care Clinic at the Gateway Center
For South & Central America: Dr. Carolina Reato Marçon from Brazil
Pró-Albino Program: Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment of Actinic Skin Damage, Emotional Support and Social Inclusion in Albinism