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PROGRAM CHAIRS

Lluís Puig, MD, PhD
Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau
Barcelona, Spain
IPC Board Member

Prof. Lluís Puig is Director of the Dermatology Department at Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau (HSCSP) in Barcelona and Prof. of Dermatology at Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) Medical School. Prof. Puig received a medical degree (Hon) at the Medical Faculty of UAB and was a recipient of the Special Curricular Award upon graduating in 1982. In 1987 he completed his residency training in Dermatology at HSCSP Department of Dermatology and received the Spanish Board Certificate in Medical-Surgical Dermatology and Venereology. In 1991 he completed his PhD on pharmacologic modulation of lipid inflammatory mediators in psoriasis at UAB, and was recipient to the Special Award for doctoral theses during that year. Prof. Puig worked as a Senior Research Associate at the Institute of Biomedical Research. His body of work includes nine research projects, on a wide variety of subjects related to the pathophysiology of psoriasis, experimental pharmacology and inmunohistopathology, among others. Over the past ten years, Prof. Puig has focused his clinical research on treatment of psoriasis with biological agents and has participated in 21 clinical trials to date. The results of his research have been presented at both national and international meetings, have been the subject of more than 250 papers, including review articles and continuous medical education papers, and 10 international book chapters. Prof. Puig is an Editorial Board Member of Piel, Actas Dermosifiliogrficas, Medicina Cutnea Latinoamericana, Medicina Clnica, among other journals. He served as a reviewer for a wide number of scientific publications including the Archives of Dermatology, the British Journal of Dermatology and the Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and is a founding member of several working groups of the Spanish Academy of Dermatology and Venereology. He is a member of the EADV, AAD, ESDR, ASDP, ISDP, GRAPPA, and other societies. He is a board member of the International Psoriasis Council.

Last Updated: Jan 26, 2018

 

PROGRAM FACULTY

Hervé Bachelez, MD, PhD
Department of Dermatology, Hôpital Saint-Louis, Imagine Institute for Human Genetic Diseases, University of Paris
Paris, France
IPC Board Member

Professor Bachelez is professor at the Department of Dermatology of the Assistance Publique-Hôpitaux de Paris Saint-Louis University Hospital in Paris, France. Since 2004, Professor Bachelez has been full professor of clinical dermatology at the Université Paris-Diderot/Université de Paris, where he received his Ph.D. in Immunology in 1999. Professor Bachelez’s clinical and research activities focus on inflammatory skin diseases, mainly psoriasis and psoriasis-related diseases, but also hidradenitis suppurativa, lichen planus among others. He is conducting his basic and translational research at the Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale (INSERM U1163), in the Laboratory of Genetics of Skin Diseases at the Imagine Institute for Human Genetic Diseases in Necker Hospital, Paris. His areas of scientific research include immunogenetics and molecular mechanisms of the aforementioned immune-mediated and inflammatory skin diseases. Professor Bachelez has received several scientific awards, including the Robert Degos award. He is a member of several national and international scientific societies, including the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology and the European Dermatology Forum (EDF). He is the past president of the French society for Dermatological Research and of the Group for Research on Psoriasis of the French Society for Dermatology. Internationally, he is a board member of the International Psoriasis Council, and is currently serving as General Secretary-Treasurer and President-Elect of the European Society for Dermatological Research (ESDR). Professor Bachelez has published more than 255 manuscripts in peer-reviews journals, including the New England Journal of Medicine, Journal of Clinical Investigation, the Lancet, and Arthritis and Rheumatism as leading author.

Last Updated: May 04, 2021

Mahira Hamdy El Sayed, MSc, MD
Ain Shams University
Cairo, Egypt
IPC Board Member

Prof. El-Sayed is Professor of Dermatology and Venereology at Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt. She qualified in medicine in Cairo with honors and subsequently obtained two post-graduate degrees: MSc and MD. Her training has mostly been at her home University but does include a period of research in Glasgow, Scotland for two years. She has served as the administrative director of the department since 2000 and has numerous responsibilities including directorship of the dermatology training program. She has lectured widely at international meetings. She is a member of multiple national and international dermatology societies and has organized many congresses. She is very committed to improving the outcomes for patients with psoriasis in Egypt and has on numerous occasions lobbied the government to improve access to healthcare and medicine.

Last Updated: Jan 25, 2018

Joseph Merola, MD, MMSc
Harvard Medical School
Boston, United States

Joseph F. Merola, MD, MMSc, is Associate Professor in the Department of Dermatology and Department of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology at Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts.

Dr. Merola is board-certified in Dermatology, Internal Medicine, and Rheumatology.  He serves as the Vice Chair for Clinical Trials, the Director of the Clinical Unit for Research Innovation and Trials (CUReIT), Director of the Center for Skin and Related Musculoskeletal Diseases and the Associate Program Director for the Harvard Combined Internal Medicine-Dermatology Residency Training Program at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. He is an associate physician in the Department of Pharmaco-epidemiology and Pharmaco-economics at Brigham and Women’s Hospital where he co-directs a Dermato-Pharmaco-epidemiology program and fellowship. 

Dr. Merola earned his medical degree at New York University School of Medicine in New York, New York, followed by his Master of Medical Sciences degree at Harvard Medical School. He completed an internship in Internal Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, followed by a residency in Dermatology at New York University Medical Center. He continued with a residency in Internal Medicine and a fellowship in Rheumatology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

Dr. Merola is on the Medical Board of the National Psoriasis Foundation, the Board of the International Dermatology Outcome Measures Group and Executive Committee for GRAPPA (Group for Research and Assessment of Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis), the Board of the Lupus Foundation of America and is on the Board and Founding President of the Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis Clinics Multicenter Advancement Network Consortium (PPACMAN).  President-elect of the Medical Dermatology Society.

Last Updated: Sep 14, 2020

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