IEC Progress to Date

Since our founding in 2014, the IEC has already built a strong foundation for future success. Some of the highlights include:

  • IEC symposium before the 2016 ISDS meeting resulting in an opportunity for patients and families with eczema and experts to come together to discuss a wide range of clinically-relevant topics
  • Joint seminar with the International Psoriasis Council at the 2016 EADVOn-demand webcast available.
  • Website launched and expanding:
  • Think tank meeting on comorbidities at ESDR led by Georg Stingl, Thomas Luger, Masa Amagai, Emma Guttman-Yassky, Kenji Kabashima, and Amy Paller resulting in a paper published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology (article) (table)
  • Investigator’s Global Assessment (IGA) project, being directed by Dr. Eric Simpson
  • Donated $10K to the development of an AD Guidance Document for the FDA (and our Councilors are involved in its preparation as Committee Chairs)
  • The IEC’s inaugural seminar held at the 2016 AAD annual meeting, which was extremely well attended (almost 300 participants):
    • Atopic Dermatitis and Personalized Medicine: Phenotyping for Classification and Predicting Co-Morbidities
    • Speakers Amy Paller, Jonathan Silverberg, Georg Stingl, Tali Czarnowicki, Emma Guttman-Yassky, and Thomas Bieber\
  • Councilor discussion at the AAD annual meeting on global definition of “eczema” that led to a working task force and recommendation for a future unified name.
  • Roadmap of AD Research developed for the 2016 SID Annual Meeting
  • Special session on AD research at the 2016 SID Annual Meeting, with featured speaker Dr. Kenji Kabashima and including abstract presentations (more than 275 attendees)
  • Councilor’s meeting at the 2016 SID Annual Meeting, led by Drs. Simpson and Paller: “How to decide when topicals are enough and when we need to advance to systemic treatments?” A task force will meet monthly to prepare a publication for the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.
  • IEC making progress on 3-year strategic plan
  • Joint Seminar with International Psoriasis Council on March 2, 2017 at 2017 AAD in Orlando, Florida: Evolving Perspectives on Psoriasis and Atopic Dermatitis: Are They Two Diseases or One Spectrum?
    • Featuring new speakers and new and expanded topic areas (Genetics, Comorbidities)
    • The on-demand webcast is now available for viewing.
  • IEC symposium at 2017 SID on Friday, April 28 2017 in Portland, Oregon, with an informative presentation on skin barrier by featured speaker Masayuki Amagai, abstract presentations, and Roadmap for AD at the 2017 SID.
  • Since the launch of our website, we have continued to expand our online presence through continued improvements of the website, development of a monthly newsletter, and establishing a social media presence.
  • Top 10 Publications on Atopic Dermatitis for 2016 chosen by Councilors.
  • International Board of Directors and bylaws established.
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