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Description

Skin is the layer of usually soft, flexible outer tissue covering the body of a vertebrate animal, with three main functions: protection, regulation, and sensation.

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Organizations relating to Skin

International Federation of Psoriasis Associations / Bromma, Sweden / Est. 1973
International Society for Burn Injuries / Bromsgrove, UK / Est. 1965
Society for Mucosal Immunology / Menomonee Falls WI, USA / Est. 1987
International Society of Pediatric Dermatology / Madrid, Spain / Est. 1973
Association des dermatologistes francophones / Est. 1923
International Society for Cutaneous Lymphomas / Geneva IL, USA / Est. 1992
International Society for Dermatologic Surgery / Darmstadt, Germany / Est. 1976
International Society for the Study of Itch / Heidelberg, Germany / Est. 2005
International Psoriasis Council / St Louis MO, USA / Est. 2004
International Alliance Against Cancers of the Skin / New York NY, USA
European Environmental and Contact Dermatitis Research Group / Est. 1984
International Dermato-Epidemiology Association / Atlanta GA, USA / Est. 1996
Pan African Burn Society / Enugu, Nigeria / Est. 2004
Pan Arab Association for Burns and Plastic Surgery / Dubai, United Arab Emirates / Est. 1994
Federación Latinoamericana de Quemaduras / Santiago, Chile / Est. 1995
European Burns Association / 's Hertogenbosch, Netherlands / Est. 1981
International Committee for Dermatopathology / Zurich, Switzerland / Est. 1980
International Hyperhidrosis Society / Pipersville PA, USA / Est. 2003
Colegio Ibero-Latinoamericano de Dermatologia / Buenos Aires, Argentina / Est. 1948
European Society for Cosmetic and Aesthetic Dermatology / Trieste, Italy / Est. 1997
European Society of Contact Dermatitis / Est. 1988
International Association of Trichologists / Sydney NSW, Australia / Est. 1974
European Society for Dermatopathology / Geneva, Switzerland / Est. 1996
European Society for Dermatology and Psychiatry / London, UK / Est. 1990
International Society of Cosmetic Dermatology / Rome, Italy / Est. 1982
Middle East Burn and Fire Disaster Society / Ankara, Turkey / Est. 1987
European Society of Hair Restoration Surgery / Paris, France / Est. 1998
European Society for Dermatological Research / Geneva, Switzerland / Est. 1971
Asian Dermatological Association / Wan Chai, Hong Kong / Est. 1986
International Society for Digital Imaging of the Skin / Muncie IN, USA / Est. 1992
European Hair Research Society / Jerusalem, Israel / Est. 1989
European Society of Skin Cancer Prevention / Buxtehude, Germany / Est. 1999
European Society for Photodermatology / Toulouse, France / Est. 1999
Société francophone de dermatologie psychosomatique / Paris, France / Est. 1992
European Association of Dermato-Oncology / Levallois-Perret, France / Est. 1998
International Society of Teledermatology / Graz, Austria / Est. 2003
Red Latinoamericana de Psoriasis / Buenos Aires, Argentina
Sociedad Latinoamericana de Psoriasis / Buenos Aires, Argentina / Est. 2008
European Sunlight Association / Brussels, Belgium
Asian Association of Hair Restoration Surgeons / Seoul, Korea Rep / Est. 2010
Africa Psoriasis Organization / Nairobi, Kenya / Est. 2009
Psoriasis Asia / Makati, Philippines / Est. 2012
Sociedad Latinoamericana de Dermatologia Veterinaria / Bogota, Colombia / Est. 2011
Society of Hair Testing / East Wemyss, UK / Est. 1995
International Contact Dermatitis Research Group / Carlton VIC, Australia / Est. 1967
European Research Group on Experimental Contact Dermatitis / Baltimore MD, USA
Pan American Foot-and-Mouth Disease Center / Duque de Caxias, Brazil / Est. 1951
Asia-Pacific Environmental and Occupational Dermatology Group / Carlton VIC, Australia / Est. 1991
Reunión Anual de Dermatólogos Latinoamericanos / Est. 1972
Asian College of Veterinary Dermatology / Nishinomiya, Japan / Est. 2005

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World Problems relating to Skin

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Hookworm
Chilblains
Threatened species of Phocidae
Baldness
Dermatitis
Environmental hazards of solar radiation
Chemical burns
Disorders of the skin
Herpes
Superficial injury
Alopecia areata
Skin lesions due to torture
Anthrax
Forced depilation
Mucocutaneous leishmaniasis
Inadequate working conditions
Bacterial plant diseases
Subcutaneous mycoses
Superficial fungal disease
Mange
Scarring
Elephantiasis
Dermatophytoses
Nutritional blindness
Acne

Action Strategies relating to Skin

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Preserving hair
Studying diseases of the skin
Developing alternatives to tropical slash-and-burn
Advancing understanding of dermatology
Caring for burns
Changing skin colour
Researching concerning psoriasis
Advancing dermatopathology
Studying diseases associated with herpes viruses
Curing psoriasis
Studying skin diseases in animals
Reducing skin blemishes
Investigating global skin diseases
Using swidden-fallow land management

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