DEBRA International and GlobalSkin Symposium
3 July 2023
Jade Room at Park Royal on Kitchener Road, Singapore
ABOUT THE SYMPOSIUM
DEBRA International, in collaboration with the International Alliance of Dermatology Patient Organizations (GlobalSkin), hosted a symposium as a side event to the 25th World Congress of Dermatology (WCD) in Singapore on 3rd July 2023. The WCD is a prestigious event held every four years and was an opportunity to showcase DEBRA International as a leading patient organisation globally.
The symposium focussed on the following topics:
Clinical, research, and industry updates focussed on epidermolysis bullosa and successful collaborations with DEBRA
This session provided an update on emerging therapies, and demonstrated benefits of DEBRA engagement for patients, DEBRA member groups, industry, and researchers using global and regional examples of successful collaboration.
Building impactful patient organisations through supportive partnerships
This session brought together the Asian dermatology community (including patient advocates and organisations, clinicians, dermatology societies, dermatology nurses, researchers, and industry) to explore how to foster effective interactions and collaborations to support the establishment and growth of dermatology patient organisations, particularly in Asia.
Zlatko Kopecki (Australia)
Dedee Murrell (Australia)
Rainer Riedl (Austria)
Lena Riedl (Austria)
Jennifer Austin (Canada)
Francis Palisson (Chile)
Ignacia Fuentes (Chile)
Vlasta Zmazek (Croatia)
Serge Bohbot (France)
Ken O'Reilly (Ireland)
Ritu Jain (Singapore)
Mark Koh (Singapore)
Roy Gomez (Singapore)
Tran Hong Truong (Vietnam)
Sagair Hussain (UK)
Peter Marinkovich (USA)
The symposium is free and open to anyone to attend with no prior registration required. The content of the symposium is suitable for patient families, advocacy organisations, researchers, and healthcare professionals.
There is a grant available, up to €500, towards travel for DEBRA group representatives wishing to attend this symposium. Grants are limited and will be assigned on a first-come first-served basis. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.