Letter from the Board President – September 2021

Dear Members and Stakeholders,

As I write my final letter as GlobalSkin Board President and we continue to navigate through the pandemic, I hope you feel GlobalSkin’s unwavering optimism in seeking to move our organization forward, strengthen our communities, and improve the lives of dermatology patients globally. GlobalSkin is more determined than ever to serve the needs of our 185 Members in 62 countries and continue working with our stakeholders and partners to achieve shared goals.

GlobalSkin Members are the backbone of our organization and during my tenure as Board President for the past two years, I have seen so much growth among our membership and in the maturity in our organization. As a Board, we have been highly committed to establishing excellent opportunities for our Members to be part of the organization through consultation, collaborations, and leadership roles on Board Committees. Seeing patient leader involvement gives me a great sense of accomplishment as engaged members are ambassadors of our community and the future leaders of the GlobalSkin Board. 

By regularly checking in with Members, the GlobalSkin team has been able to create new valuable programming including the Impact Fund, Fundraising On-Demand Program and Continuous Learning series; all launched in timely response to the needs expressed by our Members.

I hope you will join us for the upcoming AGM on September 29, where we will report on GlobalSkin initiatives over the past year as well as a look ahead to what we are planning for 2022. At the AGM, we will also introduce the candidates running in the GlobalSkin Board of Directors Election. Please register and confirm you will be attending the Annual General Meeting here.

As I conclude my tenure as Board President and as a member of the Board of Directors, I wish to thank: my fellow Board Directors for their ongoing and passionate commitment to the organization; our Members for their unwavering support for their patient communities and the GlobalSkin mission; and our partners and stakeholders for believing in and supporting our organization, To you all, I extend my admiration and appreciation for your daily drive to work towards helping change the way the world sees dermatology. I wish you all the best and know GlobalSkin will continue to thrive with your commitment!

Thank you all for this amazing opportunity. I look forward to seeing you in committee meetings, conferences, and webinars as I continue my journey as a GlobalSkin member.

Warm regards,

Simmie Smith
GlobalSkin Board President