Eczema Society of Canada (ESC) is pleased to announce a call for submissions for our 2019 Research Grant Program. The ESC Research Grant Program allows Canadian researchers (such as dermatologists, pediatricians, residents, and medical and university students) the opportunity to apply for funding for research and/or eczema education projects that work to improve the lives of Canadians living with eczema.

ESC is dedicated to improving the lives of Canadians living with eczema, by providing support, education, and raising awareness.

Supporting ongoing research activities is an important part of ESC’s mission and we are currently accepting applications for 2019. Grant amounts range up to $25,000 per grant.

Recent recipients have included:

· Dr. Aaron Drucker of Women’s College Hospital, who was awarded grants to study the burden of disease and suicide risk in atopic dermatitis patients, as well as evidence-based systemic treatment for atopic dermatitis

· Dr. Carolyn Jack of The Research Institute of McGill University Health Centre, who was awarded a grant to study the impact of educational intervention in atopic dermatitis

· Dr. Sunil Kalia of the University of British Columbia, who was awarded a grant to study the long-term safety of phototherapy

· Dr. Alana McEnvoy of the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, who was awarded a grant to validate a paediatric written action plan to help improve patient care

If you are a researcher, we invite you to submit an application form by visiting eczemahelp.ca/research/. The application deadline is September 1st 2019. Recipients will be announced in November 2019 during Eczema Awareness Month.

For more information, visit www.eczemahelp.ca