IID 2018 to host LEO Foundation Gold & Silver Awards

The LEO Foundation is happy to announce that it will present its Gold and Silver Awards during the 7th conference on International Investigative Dermatology – the IID 2018 – in Orlando, Florida on 16th May 2018.

Copenhagen, Denmark (2 February, 2018) – The LEO Foundation will give out its 2018 Gold and Silver awards to two promising young researchers at the IID 2018. The conference will bring together dermatology researchers from across the globe and they will exchange the latest in cutting edge science.

“We are looking forward to present two young researchers with our awards. Both will have improved our understanding of skin diseases through their contributions to the scientific community, and both will have achieved outstanding results with the potential to pave the way for new and improved treatments,” said Ida Brams, Chief Grant Officer at the LEO Foundation.

The Gold award is DKK 1 million (EUR 130,000) and the Silver award DKK 500,000 (EUR 65,000). The awards were created in 2008 and have since then been presented annually to honour and motivate young scientists whose work represent extraordinary contributions to medical research in dermatology.

The three societies behind the IID 2018 – the US Society for Investigative Dermatology (SID, www.sidnet.org), the European Society for Dermatological Research (ESDR, www.esdr.org), and the Japanese Society for Investigative Dermatology (JSID, www.jsid.org) – identify candidates and the LEO Foundation Board of Trustees selects the award winners. The names of the award recipients will be announced at the event in Orlando.

The International Investigative Dermatology (IID) conference is a unique event, occurring once every five years. It brings together basic, translational, and clinical researchers from all over the world – scientists who are focused on advancing the understanding of skin biology and diseases.

Date & time: 4PM to 5PM (16:00-17:00) on Wednesday 16th May 2018

Venue: Rosen Shingle Creek Resort, Orlando, Florida (IID 2018, 16-19 May 2018)

Website: www.IID2018.org