Patient corner

One of the EADV's main missions is to act as advocate and educator of patients, particularly those with cutaneous or venereal diseases. Our vision is indeed to cooperate closely with our patients to achieve the continuous improvement of clinical care, to innovate and to support their rights. To improve and raise the dialogue at an international level, the EADV decided to involve patient associations by organising a Patient Society Village and patient-centered sessions during its congresses, as well as other activities and projects.

 

Patient Village - 26th EADV Congress - Geneva

Date: Friday, 15.9.2017
Time: 10:00-16:30
Location: Lobby outside of Rooms A&B

The Patient Society Village invites all Congress delegates to discuss their valuable work. This is a superb opportunity to garner a better understanding of patients’ needs within your craft.

This year we will be marking a new design to our Patient Society Village. Taking place on 15 September, the Patient Society Village will welcome the following Patient Organisations from Europe and the rest of the world:

Association Française du Vitiligo
Association Pemphigus Pemphigoïde France
Association Tunisienne “Aide aux Enfants Atteints de Xeroderma Pigmentosum”
Cutaneous Lymphoma Foundation
European Federation of Allergy and Airways Diseases Patients’ Associations
European Patients Academy on Therapeutic Innovation
France Psoriasis
Global Allergy & Asthma Patient Platform
Global Alliance for Patient Access
Hidradenitis Patiënten Vereniging
Huidpatiënten Nederland – Dutch Skin Patients Federation
International Alliance of Dermatology Patient Organizations
International Federation of Psoriasis Associations
Schweizerische Psoriasis und Vitiligo Gesellschaft
The European Umbrella Organisation for Psoriasis Movements

What is Dermatology?

Dermatology is the science of the skin and its diseases. The skin is the outer barrier between the organism and the environment, preventing drying out of the body an penetration of foreign substances. Other essential functions include thermoregulation; protection against mechanical, chemical, ultraviolet and microbial insults; initiation and execution of immune reaction, as the most peripheral outpost of the immune system; and perception of touch, heat and cold, pain, itch and other sensations. Dermatology as a specialty is differently defined in the European countries. Core dermatology consists of medical dermatology, venereology (except United Kingdom, Ireland and Malta) and dermatosurgery as well as dermatopathology.

What is Venereology?

Venereogy is the science of the sexually transmitted infections (STI). In 26 of the 29 European countries, dermatologists are recognised as specialists for both skin diseases and STIs. From its beginning in the 18th century, dermatology has been involved with the study of STI, the reason being that syphilis, which was extremely common in Europe, presents with a broad range of cutaneous findings. Many other STIs have cutaneous manifestations, so that in daily practice, dermatologists often counsel, diagnose and treat STI patients.

Leaflets

The EADV Task Force "Skin Disease in Pregnancy" has produced a number of leaflets for distribution to patients.

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Patient Organisations

Looking for answers to your questions? Looking for support from people encountering the same difficulties?

The EADV has compiled a non-exhaustive list of patient organisations across Europe that can help you.

Patient organisations are committed to support education, advocacy programmes and are the link between patients suffering from particular conditions and highly ranked doctors in dermatology and venereology. The collaboration of these two partners - the first giving their day-to-day testimony and concerns, the second providing medical knowledge and experience - is one way in which to develop understanding and reach a higher status, consciousness and clinical care.

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Find a Specialist

A Dermatologist is a doctor who specializes in treating conditions that affect the skin, hair, and nails. A Venereologist is a doctor who specializes in treating sexually transmitted diseases. In many regions of the world, venereology is combined with dermatology. Click on the link below to find a specialist in your area.

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