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Program Chair 

Jonathan Barker, MD FRCP FRCPath
St John’s Institute of Dermatology
London, England, United Kingdom
IPC President

Jonathan Barker is Professor of Medical Dermatology and Academic Head of Department at St John's Institute of Dermatology, King's College London. He is Co-Director of the Skin Therapy Research Unit and the Psoriasis Service at the Institute, a large tertiary referral service for patients with severe disease. His research interests extend from genetic discovery through to clinical outcome measurement. As such he is a key investigator in international consortia aiming to map psoriasis susceptibility genes and heads the International Psoriasis Council (IPC) exome consortium. He is deputy director of a multi-centre MRC stratified medicine programme in psoriasis outcomes to biologic therapy (PSORT) and heads its genetics working group. Professor Barker has published over 200 peer-reviewed papers, authored and edited several books including the new edition of the 'Rook Book'. Highly cited publications include those in Nature Genetics, American Journal of Human Genetics and New England Journal of Medicine. He sits on the editorials boards of several dermatology journals. He is past President of the European Dermatology Forum. Currently he is President of IPC.

Last Updated: Oct 04, 2018

Program Faculty

Hervé Bachelez, MD PhD
Saint Louis University Hospital
Paris, France
IPC Board Member

Professor Bachelez is professor at the Department of Dermatology of the 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 scientific research focuses on immunogenetics of inflammatory skin diseases at the Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale (INSERM) at the Imagine Institute in Necker Hospital. His areas of scientific interest include molecular mechanisms of psoriasis and psoriasis-related diseases, and other 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 a board member of the International Psoriasis Council, and general secretary-Treasurer-elect of the European Society for Dermatological Research (ESDR).
Professor Bachelez has published more than 230 manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals, including the New England Journal of Medicine, The Lancet, Journal of Clinical Investigation, and Arthritis and Rheumatism as leading author.

Last Updated: Jul 01, 2019

Lars Iversen, MD, DMSc
Aarhus University Hospital
Aarhus, Denmark
IPC Board Member

Professor Iversen, an IPC councilor since 2009, is professor in dermatology at the University of Aarhus, Denmark, where he also teaches dermato-venereology. He received his clinical education and obtained a doctoral degree from the same university. Professor Iversen's main research interests are psoriasis and cutaneous T-cell lymphoma. Most of his research activities are related to signal transduction and immunology. Professor Iversen has served as a guest researcher and has been a speaker at international conferences in Asia, Europe and the United States. He is the author or co-author of 155 articles and book chapters and the holder of one patent. He serves as a section editor for Acta Dermato-Venereologica and on the editorial board of Experimental Dermatology. His writings have appeared in several scientific journals including Nature Immunology, PNAS, the Journal of Immunology, and the Journal of Investigative Dermatology. Professor Iversen has chaired IPC's Topical Therapy Working Group since 2013.

Last Updated: Jan 25, 2018

Kelly Cordoro, MD
University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, California, United States

Dr. Cordoro is a Professor of Dermatology and Pediatrics at the University of California, San Francisco. She is the Chief of Pediatric Dermatology and the Pediatric Dermatology Fellowship Director at UCSF. She received her M.D. from Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, completed Dermatology Residency at the University of Virginia and a Pediatric Dermatology Fellowship at UCSF. Her clinical focus is complex medical dermatology, particularly inflammatory diseases, in children. Her primary research interest is pediatric psoriasis, for which she earned a prestigious Dermatology Foundation Career Development Award. She is a founding member of the Pediatric Dermatology Research Alliance (PeDRA) and the Co-Chair of the Psoriasis Investigator Group of PeDRA. She has several leadership positions within the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) including Chair of several psoriasis-related educational working groups and Deputy Chair of the Leadership Development Steering Committee. Dr. Cordoro is Assistant Editor for Pediatric Dermatology for the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, a member of the editorial board of Pediatric Dermatology, and the Dermatology Content Editor for the New England Journal of Medicine Knowledge Plus Program. She has been an IPC Councilor since 2017.

Last Updated: May 27, 2019

Omid Zargari, MD, FAAD
Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences
Tehran, Iran

Dr. Omid Zargari was born in northern Iran, near the beautiful shores of the Caspian Sea. He entered the National University of Iran in Tehran and got his MD from this University in 1992. After three years working as a general practitioner, he started the four-yearperiod of residency in dermatology departments of Loghman and Booali hospitals in Tehran. He was awarded the Iranian board of dermatology in 1999. Then he returned to the north of Iran and started his work as a dermatologist in a leprosy clinic, Guilan skin research center and Guilan University of Medical Sciences. He has published numerous scientific articles in different fields of dermatology and is a member of a number of professional organizations including the American Academy of Dermatology. In 2003 Dr. Zargari was selected as the best researcher of the Guilan University of Medical Sciences.

Last Updated: Jan 25, 2018


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