Italian Award : Scholar in Allergy
The Mustela Foundation has created a version of the Social Paediatrics Award in Italy: the Scholar in Allergy award (Premio Scuolla dell’atopia).
For its first edition in 2008, this prize was awarded to Doctor Lucretia Adina FRASIN, dermatologist at the Milanese hospital Macedoni Melloni, for her project "atopic calendar". This is a calendar aimed at families, full of advice adapted to each season of the year and to the different Italian regions, in order to manage atopy better on a day-to-day basis.
The 10,000 € Scholar for Allergy Award aims to support a project set to improve the quality of life of patients suffering from atopia. This prize was designed in collaboration with Professor Carlo GELMETTI, the dermatologist directing the paediatric dermatology unit at the Maggiore Hospital in Milan, one of the most renowned experts on a national and international level in the area of infantile dermatitis. Pr. GELMETTI is looking to promote an Atopy Scholar, that is to say a national protocol for the treatment of atopy with a trans-disciplinary approach.
Composition of the Scientific Committee for the Scholar in Allergy Award
- Pr. Carlo GELMETTI, president
- Antonella COSTANTINO, child neuro-psychiatrist
- Gian Luigi MARSEGLIA, professor in paediatrics
- Giovanni CAVAGNI, child allergist
- Lucio ARMENIO, paediatrician
- Mustela Foundation
In 2009, to help facilitate better management of atopy, a multilingual brochure was produced in Italian, English, Spanish, Romanian, Arabic and Chinese. Effectively, as in other European countries, Italian doctors are encountering language difficulties with their foreign patients who are becoming more and more numerous in the country.
20,000 copies of the multilingual brochure were published and distributed to Italian health care professionals. Throughout its sixteen pages, the brochure covers the main aspects of daily care for atopy: hygiene, emollients, diet, clothing, psychological and social aspects and so on. It was created with the sponsorship of SIDeMaST and SIDerP, the two leading associations of Italian dermatologists and dermo-paediatricians.