Wednesday, June 28, 2023

WCD 2023: Galderma to Present Extensive Data Demonstrating Enduring Commitment to Delivering Innovative Solutions in Dermatology

 ZUG, Switzerland - Wednesday, 28. June 2023 AETOSWire  

Galderma will present 59 abstracts at the 25th World Congress of Dermatology (WCD), demonstrating the strength of its commitment to advancing dermatology

Data from the pivotal phase III OLYMPIA 2 trial will be presented as a late-breaking abstract, demonstrating nemolizumab's rapidity of response in prurigo nodularis in the study1

A dedicated acne symposium will feature new phase IV study data, investigating the efficacy and safety of trifarotene cream on acne and the risk of formation of acne scars2

A separate symposium from Galderma’s Sensitive Skincare Faculty, in collaboration with the George Washington University, will detail the most extensive profiling of sensitive skin ever done, in 10,000 people across five continents3

(BUSINESS WIRE)--Galderma will be presenting 59 abstracts/posters from across its extensive portfolio at the 25th World Congress of Dermatology (WCD), reflecting its unrelenting dedication to delivering innovative solutions to advance dermatology for every skin story. Galderma is the only pure-play dermatology company with more than 40 years of heritage, and its significant presence at the congress underscores its leadership in this space. The WCD will take place in Singapore from July 3-8, 2023.

The latest data from the pivotal phase III OLYMPIA 2 trial will be presented as a late-breaking abstract on Tuesday, July 4, 2023 at 3:30 PM SGT in Room 330. The OLYMPIA 2 results to be presented include the rapidity and efficacy of nemolizumab monotherapy in treating prurigo nodularis in the study, with new data presented on the proportion of patients to achieve an itch-free state.1

The patient burden of acne-induced scarring will be explored in a dedicated symposium with results from the START study, a multicenter, randomized, double-blind, vehicle-controlled split-face study, evaluating the efficacy and safety of trifarotene cream for preventing the risk of atrophic acne scar formation.2 Despite the burden of acne scars – 47% of people with acne-induced scarring report having to adjust their daily lives to some degree and 32.2% report that scarring is more bothersome than the acne itself – there is a lack of published evidence and guidelines for their prevention.4,5,6,7,8 Topline results demonstrate a statistically significant reduction in total atrophic acne scar count with trifarotene cream vs. vehicle treatment as early as week two, with a progressive and statistically significant difference up to week 24, and also a significantly higher proportion of patients achieving Investigator's Global Assessment (IGA) success.2 The symposium, entitled ‘New Perspectives on personalized management of acne and acne sequelae’ will take place on Tuesday, July 4, 2023 at 12:45 PM SGT in Room 324-326.

A separate symposium entitled ‘Diversity and inclusion in dermatology: ​A worldwide profiling of sensitive skin’ will see Galderma’s Sensitive Skincare Faculty, in collaboration with the George Washington University, present information from the most extensive global epidemiological study ever assessing and characterizing sensitive skin worldwide.3 The Galderma Sensitive Skincare Faculty brings together experts from across the globe with a mission to help people with sensitive skin to live better lives by focusing on three key pillars of research, innovation and engagement. Including more than 10,000 participants spread across seven countries and five continents, the outcome of the research is a much more diverse and inclusive understanding of global trends and specific nuances of sensitive skin sufferers.3 One of the most unexpected results was that self-declared darker skin tones reported the highest levels of very sensitive skin worldwide compared to fairer skin tones. From a symptom perspective, itching was the symptom experienced by most individuals having sensitive skin.3 The symposium will take place on Wednesday, July 5, 2023 at 12:45 PM SGT in Room 324-326.


“The extent of our presence at the WCD this year – with nearly 60 abstracts/posters being presented – really exemplifies the strength of our dedication and offering in dermatology. We’re looking forward to another opportunity to connect and learn from the community, and to share the latest updates from our innovative, science-based portfolio and scientific activities.”






Healthcare professionals can also learn more during two other Galderma-sponsored symposia taking place on:

Thursday, July 6, 2023

12:45-2:15 PM SGT

Thinking differently about atopic dermatitis: Is it time to evolve our paradigms?

Room 324-326, Level 3

Friday, July 7, 2023

12:45-2:15 PM SGT

What’s on the horizon for prurigo nodularis? Navigating new data

Room 324-326, Level 3

More details on Galderma’s scientific presentations at WCD can be found here.

About Galderma

Galderma is the emerging pure-play dermatology category leader, present in approximately 90 countries. We deliver an innovative, science-based portfolio of premium flagship brands and services that span the full spectrum of the fast-growing dermatology market through Injectable Aesthetics, Dermatological Skincare and Therapeutic Dermatology. Since our foundation in 1981, we have dedicated our focus and passion to the human body’s largest organ – the skin – meeting individual consumer and patient needs with superior outcomes in partnership with healthcare professionals. Because we understand that the skin we’re in shapes our lives, we are advancing dermatology for every skin story. For more information, visit


1 Stander S, et al. Late breaking abstract presented at WCD 2023

2 Galderma. START Topline results. Presented at WCD 2023

3 Galderma. This.Is.Sensitive Topline results. Presented at WCD 2023

4 Acne Scarring Burden Global Report 2021

5 Abad-Casintahan F, et al. J Dermatol 2016; 43: 826–828

6 Zaenglein AL, et al. J Am Acad Dermatol 2016; 74: 945–973

7 Asai Y, et al. CMAJ 2016; 188: 118–126

8 Nast A, et al. J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol 2016; 30: 1261–1268


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