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February 11, 2016 – Late last month, NEA’s Board of Directors gathered together for the annual NEA Board retreat in San Francisco, California. This year’s retreat focused on both celebrating 2015 successes, and sharing a number of exciting 2016 initiatives that will advance NEA’s Roadmap strategic plan goals.
February 10, 2016 – In January, Anacor Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced that it submitted a New Drug Application (NDA) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) seeking approval of crisaborole topical ointment, 2%.
January 11, 2016 – We need to hear from you! We are launching a series of short surveys to make certain we best understand the challenges you face with eczema. Together, we will use this information to fight for your needs, whether you’re an adult with eczema, a child, or parent on the eczema journey. The information you share will shape NEA’s policy priorities for 2016 and beyond, and help us better tell the collective stories about the impact eczema has on your lives.
November 17, 2016 – This year, more than 450 people joined NEA on two successful Itching for a Cure (IFAC) Walks in Chicago, IL and Los Angeles, CA. Together, we raised nearly $120,000 to improve the quality of life for individuals with eczema through research, support, and education.
November 3, 2015 – A research team at Emory University was awarded a NEA Research Grant for their pilot study of the efficacy of meditation for treatment of chronic pruritus (itch). Following is an interview about the study and results, with investigators Mamta Javari, MD, and Suephy Chen, MD.
September 21 – The National Eczema Association (NEA) has awarded Dr. Aaron Drucker, Assistant Professor, Department of Dermatology at Brown University, with the NEA Burden of Disease Research Audit grant, the findings of which will help to raise the profile of eczema as a serious disease, to deliver stronger, more united messages to insurers, medical providers and policy-makers on behalf of the eczema community.
August 3, 2015 – Eczema is the same in any country, in any language. Enjoy this video from our friends in Brazil and share it if you can relate to this family’s story.
July 10, 2015 – Eczema can be challenging any time of year. Here are some tips for managing eczema during the summer from people just like you, friends on NEA’s Facebook page.
May 22, 2015 – “Eczema keeps me from doing things that other people enjoy all the time, like going to the beach, riding my bike, going for a walk, and enjoying being outside,” says 13-year-old eczema patient, Isaiah Dixon. But that didn’t stop Isaiah from testifying in March at a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) hearing in Silver Spring, MD, on behalf of the National Eczema Association.
NEA formed a Scientific Advisory Committee Task Force to conduct a systematic review of topical corticosteroid withdrawal/topical steroid addiction in patients with atopic dermatitis and other dermatoses, and created a NEA education announcement on Topical Steroid Addiction/Withdrawal.