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Psoriasis News

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PROGRAM CHAIR

Claudia de la Cruz, MD
Clinica Dermacross
Santiago, Chile
IPC Secretary

Claudia De la Cruz, MD, is a dermatologist in Santiago, Chile. She earned her degree at Universidad De Chile and was an Assistant Professor at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile between 2005 and 2013. Dr. de la Cruz is the Founder and Director of Clínica Dermacross since 2010 in Santiago. She has served on the Board of Directors of the International Psoriasis Council since 2017 and is a regional coordinator for Latin America for the Global Psoriasis Atlas project. Her focus has been in working for psoriasis in her country through the Chilean Society of Dermatology, at the beginning of her career, and then for Latin America, where she has lead the IPC Latin American working group together with Ricardo Romiti from Brazil.She is International Scientific Advisory Board member for Pso Protect. In her role as regional coordinator for Latin America for the Global Psoriasis Atlas, she has focused on collecting information on the incidence of psoriasis in Latin America, helping to build a net of experts through the region. She has helped raise awareness and improve access to treatment in the region, evaluating the different barriers to access in Latin America and other underserved areas in the world. She has also worked in education at the IPC, first on the International Fellowship program, that helps train new leaders in the psoriasis field, and currently as chair of the Masterclass Steering Committee.

Last Updated: Jan 17, 2021

  

PROGRAM FACULTY

Jo Lambert, MD, PhD
Ghent University Hospital
Ghent, Belgium

Jo Lambert is a senior full professor in dermatology and venereology, and academic chair of the Department of Dermatology at Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium. She is past president of the Royal Belgian Society of Dermatology and Venereology, member of the Royal Academy of Medicine of Belgium, board member of the Fondation René Touraine (FRT) Scientific Committee, past president of the Skin Inflammation and Psoriasis International Network of the FRT and chair of the EADV Task Force Psoriasis. Jo specialises in the fields of psoriasis and human skin pigmentation. Her research interests lie in the improvement of care in immune-mediated inflammatory skin disorders through an evidence-based integrated approach.

Last Updated: May 17, 2021

Alexander Navarini, MD, PhD
University Hospital of Basel
Basel, Switzerland

Alexander Navarini is chairman of the Department of Dermatology, University Hospital of Basel since 2018. He was elected professor of immunodermatology, deputy head of the outpatient clinic and head of the patch testing laboratory at the University of Zurich, as well as leading the clinics for hand eczema and work-related dermatology, psoriasis and acne. Prof. Alexander Navarini graduated from medical school at the University of Basel and Université Marie-Curie in Paris, France in 2002. Between 2003 and 2006 he completed a postgraduate course in Experimental Medicine and Biology and MD Ph.D. studies at the University of Zurich. His research focuses on next generation genetics and gene hunting, as well as visual detection of skin diseases. He has published over 130 peer-reviewed articles and several bookchapters. Alexander Navarini is currently Principal Investigator of the European Rare and Severe Psoriasis Network (ERASPEN) for harmonizing phenotype descriptions, as well as of several clinical trials and the Swiss psoriasis registry.

Last Updated: Mar 26, 2019

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