The complementary program is primarily directed at allied health professionals, non-specialists, patient leaders, and industry representatives.

During the 6th World Psoriasis & Psoriatic Arthritis Conference, it will focus on:

  • Dealing with daily life problems for patients
  • Psychosocial aspects
  • Healthcare professional/patient relationship
  • Patient safety; treatment adherence and challenges
  • Advocacy and policy


Please note that this is a preliminary program as per 19 May 2021 and may be subject to change.




13.00 – 14.00 Complementary and Society session – Day 1
  Topic of the day – Focus on the Burden of Psoriasis/Psoriatic Arthritis COVID – 19 and Vaccine
13.00 – 13.10 Complementary program opens, Welcome address
13.10 – 14.00 Session 1: Burden disease
  Burden of disease
Professor Chris Griffiths, Global Psoriasis Atlas, UK
  Updates on GPA projects and latest research
Professor Darren Ashcroft, Global Psoriasis Atlas Research Team
  Epidemiological studies on losing weight
  Q&A with speakers
16.00 – 17.00 Complementary Program continues
16.00 – 17.00 Session 2: Psoriatic disease and COVID-19
  COVID-19 and psoriasis
Professor Catherine Smith, UK –
  Latest insights: How COVID-19 affects the care of patient: Breakthrough/ Innovations in treatment and research landscape in the past year
Professor Peter van de Kerkhof, The Netherlands
  COVID-19 vaccine
Professor Ulrich Mrowietz, Germany
  Q&A with speakers
  Summary and highlights


13.00 – 14.00 Complementary program – Day 2
  Topic of the day: Lifestyle, dealing with daily life problems, latest research and mental health
13.00 – 13.05 Introduction to the session
13.05 – 14.00 Session 3: Lifestyle, internvention and multidisciplinary care  What it means
  Multidisciplinary care of Psoriatic Arthritis – The dermatologist view
  NCD: Latest in Prevention policy Landscape with focus on alcohol and food systems. What is meant by NCD Prevention and roles the psoriasis community can play
Lucy Westerman, Policy and Campaigns Manager, NCD Alliance
  Lifestyle intervention programs
Professor Luigi Naldi, Italy
  Relevance of the gut microbiome to psoriasis
Professor Ignacio-Del Cas, Argentina
  Q&A with speakers
16.00 – 17.00 Complementary Program continues
16.00 – 17.00 Session 4: Mental health
  Psychotherapy and psoriasis
Professor Antony Bewley, UK
  New cognitive behavioral therapy
Professor Andrea Evers Leiden, Netherlands
  Support group sessions and functioning – an interactive workshop with advocates
Kathleen Gallant, USA
Silvia Fernández Barrio, Argentina
Josef de Guzman, Philippines
  Q&A with speakers
  Summary and highlights
13.00 – 14.00 Complementary program – Day 3
  Topic of the day: Access to care and management. Focus on unmet needs
13.00 – 13.05 Update on today’s content
13.05 – 14.00 Session 5: Rapid access and early intervention
  Improving access to care – speaker TBC
  Inflammatory disease – a new way of thinking
Professor Jörg Prinz, Germany
  The Psoriatic Disease Response Index: Measuring health systems’ responses to psoriatic disease
Katy Schneider Riddick; Mario Ottiglio High Lantern Group
  Q&A with speakers
16.00 – 17.00 Complementary Program continues
16.00 – 17.00 Session 6: Focus on unmet needs
  Taking global knowledge and implementation at a national level
  Introduction – More than skin deep
Silvia Fernandez Barrio, Argentina
  More than skin deep – Global psoriatic disease beyond survey – speaker TBC
  Improving treatment and care at primary care setting -Survey findings from Sweden
Barbra Bohannan, Sweden
  National guidelines implementation – Latest therapeutic guidelines for the management of Psoriasis
Professor Cristina Echeverría, Argentina
  Psoriasis in Focus – Unmet needs practical learnings from Kenya
Dr Roop Saini, Kenya
  Q&A with speakers
  Summary and highlights
13.00 – 14.00 Complementary Program – Day 4
13.00 – 13.05 Update on today’s content
13.05 – 14.00 Session 7: International Psoriasis Council – On latest research and updates
Chair: Lone Skov, Denmark
  Welcome and introduction
Professor Lone Skov, Denmark
  IPC’s disease severity classification: What it means in the clinic
Professor Lone Skov, Denmark
  The future of teledermatology
Professor Alexander Navarini, Switzerland
  Psoriasis and diet
Professor Jo Lambert, Belgium
  Q&A with speakers and closing comments
15.30 – 16.15 Awards session – poster presentations
16.15 – 16.30 Conclusion of conference
16.45 – 18.00 Complementary Program – closing session

IFPA Secretariat
Gustavslundsvägen 143
167 51 Bromma, SWEDEN

The International Federation of Psoriasis Associations is a non-profit organization representing millions of people living with psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis worldwide.

Conference Bureau:
Meetagain Konferens AB