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Program Chairs

Mahira Hamdy El Sayed, MSc.MD
Ain Shams University
Cairo, Egypt

Dr. El-Sayed is Professor of Dermatology and Venereology at Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt. She qualified in medicine in Cairo with honours 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

Mohamed El-Komy, MD
Cairo University
Cairo, Egypt

Dr. Mohamed EL-Komy was born October 1972 in Cairo, Egypt where he obtained his medical degree at the Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University. He completed his residency and MD degree at the same place where he now works as a professor of Dermatology and faculty at the Kasr AL-Ainy hospitals of Cairo University. Besides general dermatology, Dr. EL-Komy has worked with special interest in psoriasis and nail disorders for the past 23 years. He is the team director managing the psoriasis clinic at Kasr AL-Ainy hospitals serving more than 2,500 registered psoriasis patients. He is involved in several psoriasis research and educational projects for both doctors and patients. Dr. El-Komy was appointed as an IPC Councilor in 2018.

Last Updated: Oct 09, 2018

International Faculty

Christopher EM Griffiths, OBE MD
University of Manchester
Manchester, England, United Kingdom
IPC Board Member

Professor Christopher Griffiths is Director of the Manchester Centre for Dermatology Research and Head of the Dermatology Theme of the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Manchester Biomedical Research Centre. He gained a 1st Class Hons BSc in Anatomy from St Thomas’ Hospital Medical School, London in 1976 and qualified in Medicine MB BS in 1979. Following junior hospital posts in South London he trained in Dermatology at St Mary’s Hospital, London (1983-87) where he was a Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Training Fellow (1985-87). In 1987 he took up a research fellowship in Dermatology at the University of Michigan, USA, and was appointed to Assistant Professorship on Faculty 1989-93. He was appointed to the Foundation Chair in Dermatology at the University of Manchester in 1994 and is an Honorary Consultant Dermatologist at Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust.   Professor Griffiths has received several medals and honors for his work in psoriasis, most recently, he was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE), for services to dermatology, in the Queen’s 2018 New Year’s Honours. He is one of the co-founders of the International Psoriasis Council and past-President. He has also been President of the British Association of Dermatologists European Dermatology Forum and British Society for Investigative Dermatology.

Last Updated: Jan 25, 2018

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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