Project Overview Building on its 2004 study of the Burden of Skin Disease, the Society for Investigative Dermatology (SID) has launched a new initiative to determine the Burden of Skin Disease Co-Morbidities. In recent years, there has been increasing evidence linking various skin diseases with a number of co-morbid conditions, some of which occur as a consequence of treatment for severe skin disease.
OVERALL CO-MORBIDITIES PROJECT PURPOSE
The multi-year, multi component project is designed to facilitate interaction and collaboration across multiple medical disciplines and fields, in order to
identify the depth and state of knowledge on connections between dermatologic and non-dermatologic diseases, including their existence, scientific basis and prevalence;
make recommendations pertaining to support of basic and clinical research in the area; and
enhance public (including media and policy) awareness and public and policy support for basic and clinical research in the area.