20 July, 2018

Eczema Society of Canada (ESC) is a registered Canadian charity dedicated to improving the lives of Canadians living with eczema, including atopic dermatitis.

Our diverse programming helps patients and caregivers from coast-to-coast through our mandate of support, education, research, and advocacy. Our initiatives include comprehensive educational resources, research grants, a Seal of Acceptance product review program, and peer-to-peer support (with the help of 15 dedicated support volunteers who offer services in six languages). We recently developed a Quality of Life survey and a campaign that shed light on the burden faced by Canadian patients, current gaps in care, and raised awareness to the general public about this debilitating disease. Each year, ESC hosts various patient education and support events across the country and include workshop programming specific for children with eczema. We also support the medical community through our guidelines and recommendation documents for health care providers, patient teaching resources, and certified or accredited continuing medical education programs. ESC also advocates for Canadians living with eczema who desperately need access to medications and improved care. We hope the future of eczema focuses on novel treatments, more choice in therapies, and improved care and quality of life for those in need.

Amanda Cresswell-Melville
Executive Director
Eczema Society of Canada


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