Altruistic dermatologists across Canada eligible to win a $10,000.00 CDN
MONTREAL, June 4, 2013 /CNW/ - La Roche-Posay today announced that its
groundbreaking "Dermatologist from the Heart" initiative is beginning
in Canada. First launched in France in 2011, the program will award a
$10,000.00 CDN grant to the most compassionate project spearheaded by
Canadian dermatologists seeking to enhance their patients' quality of
"With Dermatologist from the Heart, we hope to further our goal of
making the invaluable skills, knowledge and expertise of dermatologists
available to the broader public by encouraging and supporting
generous-spirited initiatives for dedicated, community-centered
dermatology outreach across Canada and the world," said Dominique
Soussan, Vice-President General Manager, La Roche-Posay.
To be eligible for the $10,000.00 CDN competition, entrants must submit
a grant proposal to the partnership with La Fondation La Roche-Posay,
under the aegis of Fondation de France, outlining their existing or
future community-minded project. The application can be submitted by a
single dermatologist or a group, and the initiative must be
patient-centered, run at the national level and fall under one of the
following five categories:
Information and prevention - these may include information workshops, disease-prevention advice,
school initiatives and screening campaigns
Health professional training - these may include nurses, dermatologists, other doctors or
Advice and support - such as psychological support for patients and those around them,
helping patients to accept their illness, lifestyle advice and
Improving social integration - including make-up workshops, behavioral therapies, activities for
children with skin diseases and group support sessions
Improving access to healthcare - such as free screening, free consultation, physicians visits,
consultations in remote areas
Each submission will be assessed by a five-member, all-Canadian judging
panel of dermatologists, including: Dr Kirk Barber (Calgary), Dr. Vince
Bertucci (Ontario), Dr. Marc Bourcier (Moncton), Dr. Chi-ho Hong
(Surrey), and Dr. Catherine McCuaig (Quebec).
The winner, which will be based on the proposal's originality,
creativity, impact on patients' quality of life, method and feasibility
will receive $10,000 CDN to support their compassionate initiative.
Committed to working alongside dermatologists, La Roche-Posay created
its namesake foundation in 1995 to encourage dermatological research in
the fields of clinical medicine, biology and pharmacology.
"Dermatologist from the Heart" is the latest initiative to join La
Fondation La Roche-Posay, under the aegis of Fondation de France. The
foundation has several other global community-oriented programs, which
include the Atopy Schools initiative that helps atopic dermatitis
patients and their families face the challenges of the disease, as well
as the Corrective Make-Up Workshops, which are devoted to instilling
self-confidence in patients suffering from skin lesions.
All dermatologists practicing in Canada are eligible to apply.
Interested applicants must submit their succinct one (1) page grant
La Roche-Posay Laboratoire Dermatologique
Reference: "Dermatologist from the Heart" in the subject line of your
Applications for the 2013 "Dermatologist from the Heart" program are due
by August 23, 2013. Winners will be announced at an upcoming
dermatology meeting this Fall.
About LA ROCHE-POSAY
Recommended by more than 25,000 dermatologists worldwide, La Roche-Posay
offers a unique range of daily skincare developed with dermatologists
to meet their standards in efficacy, tolerance and elegant textures for
increased compliance. The products, which are developed using a strict
formulation charter, include a minimal number of ingredients to reduce
side effects and reactivity and are formulated with active ingredients
at optimal concentrations for increased efficacy. Additionally, La
Roche-Posay products undergo stringent clinical testing to guarantee
efficacy and safety, even on sensitive skin.
For additional information about La Roche-Posay, visit www.laroche-posay.ca and "like" the La Roche-Posay Facebook page at www.facebook.com/LaRochePosayCanada. Download the La Roche-Posay "My UV Check" iPhone application at http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/myuvcheck-us/id433207689?mt=8.
La Roche-Posay is a division of L'Oréal Canada, a wholly-owned
subsidiary of L'Oréal Group, the largest cosmetics company in the
world. Headquartered in Montreal, L'Oréal Canada had sales of over $900
million in 2012 and employs more than 1,200 people. The company's
prestigious portfolio of over 30 brands encompasses all aspects of
SOURCE: La Roche-Posay
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