The ADCARE CORE Network is the second initiative by GA²LEN (Global Allergy and Asthma Excellence Network) with the aim of developing and accrediting an interactive network of centres of reference and excellence in Atopic Dermatitis. Atopic Dermatitis is a common and debilitating condition that can be a challenge for both patients and treating physicians. Since its start in March of 2018, the ADCARE network has grown with over 67 centres in 32 countries. Centres of Reference and Excellence in Atopic Dermatitis (ADCAREs) can help to improve the management of hard to treat conditions.


The main aims of GA²LEN ADCAREs are to provide excellence in atopic dermatitis management, education and to increase the knowledge of Atopic Dermatitis by research and to promote the awareness of Atopic Dermatitis by advocacy activities, Guidelines and publications, and key annual meetings such as GLAD Forum.

GA²LEN ADCARE audit visit and meeting

A GA²LEN ADCARE audit visit and meeting make sure that an Atopic Dermatitis centre complies with the rules and fulfills the requirements of GA²LEN ADCARE. The audit visit is also meant to strengthen the interaction between ADCAREs and to promote the discussion of Atopic Dermatitis management, the organization of centres and joint Atopic Dermatitis projects between ADCARE centers in the future.

An ADCARE audit is to be held in a place that allows for collegial discussions and meaningful exchange.

The center that is audited should:

  • Provide enough space and time to properly do the audit.
  • Schedule up to 2 hours for the audit meeting,
  • Make all required documentation accessible at the time of the audit.
  • Be ready to show to the auditor(s) the rooms and setup of the centre.
  • Have the team of the center present during the audit in addition to the head of the Atopic Dermatitis centre.

The auditing of some of the requirements involves a review of patient files and standard operating procedures. These should be made available during the audit. Auditors and auditees should see the audit visit as an opportunity to learn from each other, to promote the harmonization of Atopic Dermatitis management and to discuss and plan possible network projects and interactions.