World Atopic Eczema Day

 

World Atopic Eczema Day 2020: How do YOU care for atopic eczema?

World Atopic Eczema Day 2020

Patients and families are at the core of this year’s World Atopic Eczema Day. Working together with patient groups across the globe, on September 14th we will come together to unite for action on the disease by asking “How do YOU care for atopic eczema?”

The impact atopic eczema has on peoples’ lives is as complex and varied as the many living with the disease. We invite those affected by atopic eczema and those caring for patients to share their experiences and to support us in making atopic eczema and its impact on patients and family members better known.

Why World Atopic Eczema Day?

World Atopic Eczema Day was launched in 2018 to raise awareness about the disease globally and across Europe through an initiative coordinated by the European Federation of Allergy and Airways Diseases Patients’ Associations (EFA) and the International Alliance of Dermatology Patient Organizations (GlobalSkin).

The day marks the effort of the patient community to:

  • Build a global movement for awareness and change, improving the lives of people living with atopic eczema,
  • Empower patient groups to make their voices heard by providing targeted messages and materials,
  • Support and honor atopic eczema patients, their families and caregivers,
  • Inform the general public about atopic eczema and enhance understanding for the disease and the people living with it.

World Atopic Eczema Day has focused on specific themes through the years:

2018: Raising Awareness for Atopic Eczema With the European Report "Itching for Life: Quality of Life and costs for people with severe atopic eczema in Europe", EFA provided insights into how atopic eczema impacts patients' Quality of Live. The report provided new patient evidence on the diseases' physical, mental and financial impact on patients. The accompanying AtopicalLives photo exhibition, that was presented physically at EADV Congress in Paris, allowed for deep personal insights into the daily life of atopic eczema patients from all over Europe.

2019: Atopic Eczema – Beneath the surfaceThe launch of the World Atopic Eczema Day logo brought the community together to focus on how atopic eczema is much tougher on patients than people understand. Bringing the AtopicalLives photo exhibiton online and emphasizing it with an atopic eczema video, EFA invited a broad audience to take a look beneath the surface and get an insight on how the disease impacts patients' lives beyond their skin.

2020: How do YOU care for atopic eczema? This year we bring attention to patients and their families, focusing on how the disease seriously impacts families' daily life. We encourage healthcare professionals and decision makers to ask themselves "how do YOU care for atopic eczema?" and join the movement.

What is atopic eczema?

Atopic eczema is a chronic inflammatory skin disease that sits at the center of other health issues: it impacts mental health, and leads to the development of other diseases. Atopic eczema is incredibly difficult on patients and their families, seriously impacting daily life. An individual’s health and overall wellbeing can be severely impaired by the disease.

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Thank you to all our World Atopic Eczema Day supporters, especially the expert patients of EFA Working Group on Atopic Eczema (a group formed by EFA Members), who have contributed to the planning and execution of this campaign.

Acknowledgements

EFA thanks sincerely our Sustainable Corporate Partners AbbVie and Sanofi-Regeneron Alliance for their support for this project.

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