By supporting skin research, the SRGC contributes towards improving the health of patients suffering from skin diseases by identifying novel preventative and therapeutic strategies. Applications of recent scientific advances have produced diagnostic and therapeutic innovations in dermatological/surgical practices, particularly in genetics, skin cancer, allergic skin disease, infectious disease and autoimmune diseases.
SRGC plays a pivotal role in the Canadian skin research landscape by supporting the exchange of knowledge and expertise among researchers, industry representatives, and patient groups. Its annual meetings and collaborations facilitate effortless knowledge sharing. SRGC actively encourages collaboration and interdisciplinary research by fostering partnerships with related societies, such as the CCTC, CDA and DermUpdate to create opportunities for joint research projects and cross-disciplinary learning.
SRGC recognizes the significance of nurturing young investigators, including faculty, graduate students, and post-doctoral researchers. It provides them with platforms to showcase their work, gain exposure, and contribute to the field. To enhance scientist-industry partnerships SRGC actively involves industry partners as speakers and mentors in workshops, fostering stronger ties between scientists and industry. This collaboration also helps translate research findings into practical applications and advancements. Promoting scientist-patient group partnerships is an important goal of SRGC as it acknowledges the crucial role of patient groups in understanding and addressing the needs of those affected by skin disorders. It actively engages patient representatives in research and trainee programs to ensure that the research pursued aligns with patient perspectives.
The SRGC Annual Conference represents a great platform for skin researchers in Canada to come together to advance skin science, promote collaboration, interact with skin disease patients and support the next generation of skin scientists. These annual meetings strived to bring together researchers, industry partners, and patient groups involved in skin research and have served as a platform for sharing scientific advancements, fostering collaborations, and strengthening partnerships. The SRGC annual meeting has evolved to become the premier national conference focused on skin research in Canada.