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PROGRAM FACULTY

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

Jonathan Barker, MD, is Professor of Medical Dermatology at St John’s Institute of Dermatology, King’s College London and honorary consultant dermatologist at Guy’s and St. Thomas’s Hospitals specializing in complex hospital based medical dermatology. He is senior consultant in the severe psoriasis service and co-director of the Skin Therapy Research Unit which conducts academic and commercially sponsored clinical studies and trials. Professor Barker is the current President of International Psoriasis Council having previously been a board member and chair of the scientific committee. He is a principal investigator in national and international consortia using genetic and multi-omic approaches to discover causal disease mechanisms, new drug targets and biomarkers of disease subtypes and outcomes to therapeutic interventions. These are being applied to important chronic skin diseases such as psoriasis, acne and eczema. Professor Barker has published over 300 peer-reviewed papers, authored and edited several books including the latest (9th) edition of Rook’s Textbook of Dermatology. Highly cited publications include those in the Lancet, Nature Genetics and New England Journal of Medicine. Professor Barker was head of department at the Institute of Dermatology 2002-2018 and course director of the Institute’s MSc Clinical Dermatology for overseas graduates. He is a past President of the European Dermatology Forum and the European Society for Dermatological Research. He is an honorary overseas member of several national dermatological associations including Denmark, France, Germany, Japan, and the USA.

Last Updated: Oct 04, 2018


Christy Langan,
International Psoriasis Council
Santa Rosa, California, United States
IPC Chief Executive Officer

Ms. Langan brings over 20 years of non-profit management experience in the areas of program development, event management, public relations, marketing and communications, and fundraising. She has served in senior leadership positions with two national non-profit organizations and served as Executive Director of Volunteer San Diego. Prior to joining IPC, she served in various capacities with the National Psoriasis Foundation including Sr. Director of Education and Outreach where she was responsible for developing and managing education programs for patients and medical professionals and as Director of Corporate Relations where she raised support for the organization and worked closely with industry to develop outreach programs. Ms. Langan brings to IPC a diverse set of skills, an entrepreneurial spirit and a passion for improving the lives of those living with psoriasis. She earned her Bachelor's in Business Administration from Concordia University in Portland, Oregon.

Last Updated: Dec 28, 2015


Peter van de Kerkhof, MD, PhD, Chief Medical Officer
International Psoriasis Council
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Professor Peter van de Kerkhof served as head of the department Dermatology at the Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, The Netherlands, since 1992 and is currently a Professor Emeritus there. He graduated in medicine from the Catholic University of Nijmegen in 1978 and trained in Dermatology at the St. Radboud Hospital, Nijmegen. In 1983 and in 1990 he completed his theses in the faculty of medicine and faculty of sciences resp. Between 1980 and 1984 he completed his training as a dermatologist. Research interests of Professor van de Kerkhof are psoriasis, disorders of keratinization, inflammation and clinical pharmacology of the skin. He has been president of major European Dermatological societies such as European Society of Dermatological Research and European Dermatology Forum. He is member of the editorial board of several international dermatological journals. He is an author or coauthor of more than 600 peer reviewed dermatological journals. He joined the IPC Staff as Chief Medical Officer in July 2018.

Last Updated: Jan 09, 2019

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