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DEBRA supporting research: an update

In the first of two calls this year for EB research proposals, an exceptionally high 18 applications have been received from researchers around the world. In parallel, planning for DEBRA International's next triennial research conference is underway.

External experts in a relevant area of science will be asked to review the proposals over the next 10 weeks and DEBRA's Medical Scientific Advisory Panel (MSAP) will meet to consider the proposals in June. The panel will assess all applications for scientific excellence, feasibility and the potential for patient benefit and will make recommendations to DEBRA on which proposals to fund.

In parallel, we are delighted to inform you that planning for DEBRA International's next triennial research conference is underway. It will be held May 3 – 6th 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia, and will be co-organised by DEBRA International and DEBRA of America. The Programme Committee is already assembled, and discussions are underway to determine the main conference themes and get invitations out in good time for the keynote speakers. EB2015 will immediately precede the major SID (Society for Investigative Dermatology) conference – this will allow many younger postdoctoral researchers who would otherwise not be able to attend both conferences to come to EB2015 – building the next generation of EB researchers.

Jury meeting in a conference room

Meeting of DEBRA International's Medical and Scientific Advisory Panel (MSAP)