16 August, 2014

The International Dermatology Patient Organization Conference June 2015 in Vancouver

Link to conference website idpoc.com
Great news!! This conference to be held next year in conjunction with the World Congress of Dermatology (WCD)in Vancouver. The Canadian Skin Patient Alliance (CSPA) represents many diagnosis groups, alopecia, psoriasis, vitiligo and more and their theme will be about promoting leadership in support groups. This is a first for the WCD conferences! A voice for patient organisations in the conference program.  Here's what the CSPA are saying

"Skin patient organizations serve a unique role with their focus on the medical, psycho-social, and health needs of the individual with a skin, hair or nail disease and with their community-based structure. These organizations’ activities include, but are not limited to: educational programs, rehabilitative and financial support programs for patients or their families; advocacy to the government and fund-raising for research. ......... By inviting the world’s patient organization leaders to the World Congress of Dermatology (WCD) 2015 to participate in a multi-day conference dedicated to leaders of dermatology patient support organizations, the WCD and the global dermatology community confirm the importance of the role played by these patient groups in promoting dermatology issues".

Yay!!!! More to come on this as the event gets closer

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