Skin conditions are a leading cause of overall disability and death in Canada. Canadian researchers have made substantial contributions to address the heavy burden of skin disease, but much of the work is conducted by a widespread community of scientists and clinicians in relative isolation. The Skin Investigation Network of Canada (SkIN Canada) is working to expand skin research expertise, create new collaborations, and enhance skin health through innovation.
We have brought together patients and a team of researchers and clinicians across the country who are tackling a variety of questions about a broad range of skin conditions, including the way diseases develop, the way they are diagnosed and treated, and the health care systems involved. Click the different buttons to learn more.
About SkIN Canada
Skin conditions are a leading cause of overall disability and death in Canada. The vision of SkIN Canada is to promote novel and high quality research that is guided by advice from patients and that improves skin health of Canadians. The Network's mission is to advance skin research in Canada by creating a national forum, guided by patients, to strengthen collaborations and capacity in the skin research community. Click to learn more about SkIN Canada.
Patient Research Partners
SkIN Canada is excited to welcome patient research partners to shape how research on skin diseases will be fostered across Canada. A research subject participates in research by agreeing to be part of an experiment whereas a Patient Research Partner works with researchers to help them understand patient perspectives as they design design, conduct, and share the results of research projects. Click to learn more about being a Patient Research Partner.
Top 10 Skin Research Questions
The skin patient community across Canada worked with researchers and healthcare providers to develop lists of the Top 10 research questions facing nine different skin patient communities. Click to learn about these new research priorities.