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World Orthoptic Day and World Day for Hidradenitis Suppurativa – 5 June

PrintFor June 6th, two topics of interest:

The International Orthoptic Association (IOA) is the global voice of the orthoptic profession. IOA World Orthoptic Day is the opportunity to heighten the visibility of the orthoptic profession and to promote the activities of orthoptists locally, nationally, and internationally.

When is it? Annually on the first Monday of each June.

Source: Text & Image: canada@internationalorthoptics.org

The aim of the IOA is to promote the science of orthoptics worldwide, to provide information and support to national bodies and individual orthoptists, and to help maintain and improve standards of education, training and orthoptic practice. The number of members and member countries continues to increase. The IOA represents national associations stemming from 22 different countries, individual orthoptic members from countries that lack national orthoptic associations and ophthalmologists who are supporters of the profession. The IOA is proud to have approximately 12,000 orthoptist members worldwide.

Source: Text: International Orthoptic Association (IOA)

Since 2012, the French Association for Research on Hidradenitis (AFRH) has organised the World Day for Hidradenitis Suppurativa, which will take place on 6 June this year. The aim is to increasehidradenitisSuppurativa_58192_lg awareness of this disease, which is little known among the general public, and often misdiagnosed.

Hidradenitis supporativa, also known as Verneuil’s disease and acne inversa, is a chronic disease of the skin. It leads to the occurrence of inflammatory nodules, abscesses and fistulas which affect areas containing a certain type of sweat gland, such as the armpits, breasts and groin. According to AFRH, this disease may affect approximately 1% of the population, both sexes combined.

Among other things, the researchers are studying innate immunity and its relationship with the cutaneous flora.

Source: Text: AFRH website  Image: Skinsight


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