GlobalSkin was proud to actively participate in the 25th World Congress of Dermatology (WCD), which took place in July 2023, in Singapore. Jennifer Austin and Marc Yale headed the event with a strong delegation of Board Directors and staff.
The GlobalSkin delegation successfully connected with patient organizations, networked with healthcare professional delegates, connected with prospective funders, and above all projected and advocated for the patient voice at this important dermatology event.
Highlights of GlobalSkin’s involvement include:
Keynote: "Global Cooperation in Elevating Medical Dermatology" presented by Marc Yale, GlobalSkin Board President, and International Pemphigus Pemphigoid Foundation advocate.
This was the first keynote delivered by a patient experience expert during the World Congress of Dermatology. Jennifer Austin, GlobalSkin CEO co-chaired the session and introduced Marc.
Wonderful to have several GlobalSkin Board Directors & Members in Singapore at the GlobalSkin Skin Matters reception on Tuesday, July 4th, where attendants learned about the work GlobalSkin is undertaking to elevate the understanding and prioritization of dermatological diseases.
Expert Forum: "Patients as partners in advancing dermatology through research and advocacy."
Chaired by Jennifer Austin, GlobalSkin CEO, Co-chaired by Susan Thornton and Dr. Inena Wa Inena
Symposium: Hosted by GlobalSkin and DEBRA International, "Building Impactful Patient Organizations through Supportive Partnerships" with Co-chairs, Dr. Ritu Jain and Ms. Jennifer Austin. The objective was to bring together the Asian dermatology community to explore how to foster effective interactions and collaborations to support the establishment and growth of dermatology patient organizations, particularly in Asia. It was a great success with over 55 people in attendance, and some incredible round-table discussions!
GlobalSkin CEO, Jennifer Austin, Board PresidentMarc Yaleand Board DirectorDr Ritu Jain attended the ILDS President's Dinner. It was a spectacular evening!
We connected with Members from the Asian region at the GlobalSkin Patient Organization Lunch, where success stories and innovative ideas from different organizations were shared. It was a wonderful way to connect, network and unite.
Other highlights included:
- Course: Motivational Interviewing in Supportive Patient Care.
Chaired by GRIDD Researcher, Chris Bundy, Co-chaired by Jennifer Austin
- Free Communications Session: Ethics, Quality of Care, Quality of Life, and Costs in Dermatology.
(Two poster presentations on the GRIDD project)
- GlobalSkin's participation in the Patient & Dermatology Community Village