Dermatology patient organisations are committed to supporting the needs of people living with diseases and conditions of the skin, hair and nails. Their focus is on connecting patients with each other and providing education and advocacy programmes. They are also the link between patients and highly ranked doctors and researchers 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.
Looking for answers to your questions?
Connecting with other patients like you can be very helpful. The EADV has compiled a non-exhaustive list of patient organisations across Europe that can help you.