International Psoriasis Council

Advancing Knowledge. Improving Care.

Advancing Knowledge. Improving Care.

Becoming an IPC Councilor


IPC Councilors play an essential role in the work of IPC. Councilors serve in an advisory capacity and lend their global expertise on psoriasis research, treatment, and education to support all IPC programs, events, and initiatives. They provide expert opinions on current psoriasis therapeutic and research-related issues, participate in round-table conferences, contribute to manuscripts submitted to top-tier journals, and present at important congresses around the world. Learn more about our global volunteer network by searching the Meet the Experts directory.

Criteria and Selection

The IPC Board seeks colleagues who hold a position in a professional specialty relevant to IPC’s mission. The individual either manages the care of people with psoriasis or performs research relevant to psoriasis and its multiple comorbidities.

Councilor selection will be based on the individuals’ level of expertise based on the following guiding principles:

  • Overall reputation in the dermatology community or other specialty of interest to IPC in their country or region.
  • Demonstrated evidence of contribution to the field of psoriasis, such as engagement in clinical trials, research, leadership, and other scholarly activities with appropriate publishing.
  • Well-established and experienced in the clinical practice of psoriasis.
  • Demonstrated professional interest and expertise in psoriasis.

Criteria to Remain Active

  • Councilors wishing to remain active must participate in one IPC activity over a two-year period. Activities may include:
    • Serving on an IPC committee or working group
    • Completing an “expert opinion” survey
    • Contributing to a manuscript
    • Serving as faculty in an educational event or program
    • Participating in a special IPC project
    • Attend an IPC Councilor meeting or the IPC Think Tank in person or virtually.

Application Process

  • Candidates must complete the IPC Councilor application form describing their expertise and experience in psoriasis and/or its multiple comorbidities.
  • Provide the names of two IPC Councilors or Board Directors who may support their application, each from a different country. If an applicant does not know any of the Councilors or Board Directors, they may leave this field blank. (This does not necessarily disqualify an applicant from being selected).
  • The application should be submitted with a current curriculum vitae (CV) by electronic form submission.
  • The IPC Executive Team will review the application and CV. If necessary, additional information will be requested to support your application. The Executive Team will then make their recommendations to the IPC Board of Directors.
  • Final approval of candidacy for IPC Councilors may be approved or rejected at the discretion of the Board of Directors.