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The International Alliance of Dermatology Patient Organizations (IADPO) is a unique global alliance, committed to improving the lives of skin patients worldwide. We nurture relationships with members, partners and all involved in healthcare ─ building dialogue with decision-makers around the globe to promote patient-centered healthcare.

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membership whyAny non-profit organization that seeks to improve the lives of people living with a condition that manifests on the skin, hair or nails and is run by and for these patients is invited to join as a member of the Alliance.

join iadpoBy joining IADPO, your organization will be able to:

  • Be part of the change movement! Collaborate, partner, and network with like-minded organizations to create a bigger impact and help change the way dermatological diseases and skin traumas are perceived and treated at home and around the world
  • Be part of groundbreaking research on the true impact of living with the skin condition you represent. The results of this research will be used to educate and influence local and global decision-makers
  • Benefit from the shared wisdom and experience of all the member groups through conferences, and shared online resources and tools
  • Get answers to your questions in real time on the IADPO member forum
  • Attend events, including our biennial global IDPOC Congress
  • Influence global healthcare policies affecting dermatology through IADPO global connections with the WHO and the UN as well as accessing other influential actors in health and human rights

Founding member organizations may join cost-free and gain priority access to future scholarships for conferences and meetings like IDPOC2017 currently scheduled for September 2017 just outside Geneva, Switzerland.

By joining you help IADPO

  • Raise funds to carry on its work
  • Speak with a bigger voice to represent the needs of people everywhere who are living with skin disease
  • Bring the needs of the patients you serve to the global level to advocate for change to improve the lives of dermatology patients both locally and globally


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International Alliance of Dermatology
Patient Organizations
Ottawa, Canada

Phone: +1 613  422 1430