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GlobalSkin 2017
September 15-17, 2017
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workgroup peopleThe Conference Working Group supports the creation of the second international dermatology patient organization conference to promote best practices globally. The conference location will be in Ferney-Voltaire, France, 10 minutes’ drive from the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology (EADV) Congress across the border in Geneva, Switzerland, September 15-17.

Role of the Committee

The GlobalSkin Conference Working Group supports staff in ensuring the conference addresses dermatology patient organization needs by:

  • Working closely with the Membership Director in planning the IADPO biennial conference;
  • Developing a conference theme, and developing a program which is in line with the theme;
  • Developing a conference program in keeping with the objectives the IADPO;
  • Planning and developing any pre- and/or post-conference events;
  • Working with the Executive Director, Operations to determine speakers;
  • Following a conference budget;
  • Assisting with the organization of conference social and networking events.

Role of the Chair

The Chair of the GlobalSkin Conference Working Group leads by:

  • Ensuring that the work of the GlobalSkin Conference Working Group is in keeping with the overall goals and objectives of the IADPO;
  • Convening and presiding over meetings of the GlobalSkin Conference Working Group, in consultation with the Membership Director;
  • Setting the agenda for each GlobalSkin Conference Working Group meeting, in consultation with the Membership Director;
  • Assigning work to Committee members;
  • Reporting to the Board on Committee's progress;
  • Attending the GlobalSkin Conference and Chairing such events as deemed appropriate, joining in hosting the GlobalSkin Conference Reception guests.

Role of the Vice-Chair

The Vice-Chair shall fulfill the duties of the Chair in the absence of the Chair.

Role of the Committee Member

A member of the GlobalSkin Conference Working Group is asked to:

  • Regularly attend monthly GlobalSkin Conference Working Group teleconference meetings;
  • Make a serious commitment to participate actively in Committee work;
  • Volunteer for and willingly accept assignments and complete them in a thorough and timely manner;
  • Stay informed about Committee matters, prepare themselves well for meetings, and review and comment on minutes and reports;
  • Attend the GlobalSkin Conference, participate in sessions, and assist on-site where necessary;
  • Join in hosting guests at our GlobalSkin Conference Reception.

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