Founded in late 2014, the International Eczema Council (IEC) is a global nonprofit organization led by dermatology experts on atopic dermatitis. The IEC is dedicated to increasing the understanding of atopic dermatitis and promoting its optimal management through research, education and patient/family care.
Consistent with the organization’s charitable and educational objectives, the IEC is playing an increasing role as an important advisor to pharma, supporting negotiations with regulatory authorities and encouraging the use of new therapeutics that have been shown to be effective and safe.
The IEC is governed by a Board of Directors, comprised primarily of leading international experts in atopic dermatitis. The Board includes a layperson that is an atopic dermatitis patient. Additionally, atopic dermatitis experts from around the globe serve in an advisory role as Councilors and Associates of the IEC. With 82 Councilors and Associates from 22 countries joined together already, this group continues to grow. Councilors and Associates contribute their expertise to support the IEC’s research, programs, events and education.