International Psoriasis Council

Advancing Knowledge. Improving Care.

Advancing Knowledge. Improving Care.

IPC Committees & Working Groups

BOARD COMMITTEES

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Chair: Hervé Bachelez, President, France

Members
Bruce Strober, United States, Vice President/President-Elect
Claudia de la Cruz, Chile, Secretary
Joel Gelfand, United States, Treasurer
Christy Langan, United States, CEO

FINANCE COMMITTEE

Chair: Joel Gelfand, USA, Treasurer

Members
Hervé Bachelez, France, President
Andrew Blauvelt, United States
Lone Skov, Denmark
Christy Langan, United States, CEO

GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE

Chair:  Claudia de la Cruz, Secretary, Chile

Members
Mahira El Sayed, Egypt
Johann Gudjonsson, United States
Hervé Bachelez, France
Lluis Puig, Spain
Christy Langan, CEO, United States

STRATEGIC PLANNING COMMITTEE

Chair: Hervé Bachelez, France

Members
Claudia de la Cruz, Chile
Nicora Gardner, United States
Christy Langan, United States
Catherine Smith, United Kingdom
Peter van de Kerkhof, Netherlands

PROGRAM COMMITTEES & WORKING GROUPS

DISEASE SEVERITY WORKING GROUP

Chair:  Bruce Strober, United States
Co-chair:  Lone Skov, Denmark

Members
Pravit Asawanonda, Thailand
Andy Blauvelt, United States
Cristina Echeverría, Argentina
Marcus Schmitt-Egenolf, Sweden

Learn more about the disease severity project

EDITORIAL COMMITTEE

Chair:  Lluis Puig, Spain
Co-chair:  Jason Hawkes, United States

Members
Jose-Manuel Carrascosa, Spain
Leandro Leite, Brazil
Matias Maskin, Argentina
Tiago Torres, Portugal
Helen Young, United Kingdom
Xuejun Zhang, China

EMERGING INFECTIOUS DISEASES TASK FORCE

Chair:  Joel Gelfand, United States

Members
Hervé Bachelez, France
André Carvahlo, Brazil
Mahira El-Sayed, Egypt
Lluís Puig, Spain
Catherine Smith, United Kingdom

FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Chair: Joel Gelfand, United States
Co-chair: Elise Kleyn, United Kingdom

Members
Priscilla Angwenyi, Kenya
Claudia Romina Contreras, Paraguay
Cristina Echeverría, Argentina
Dimitrios Ioannides, Greece
Wilson Liao, United States
Mohammad Rafiqul Mowla, Bangladesh
Andrew Pink, United Kingdom

GUIDELINES TASK FORCE

Chair: Catherine Smith, United Kingdom
Co-chair: Alexander Nast, Germany

Members
André Carvalho, Brazil
Colby Evans, United States
Kathleen Gallant, United States

LATIN AMERICA WORKING GROUP

Co-chairs: 
Claudia de la Cruz, Chile
Cristina Echeverría, Argentina
Ricardo Romiti, Brazil

Members​
Councilors
Daniela Armijo, Chile
Edgardo Chouela, Argentina
César Gonzalez, Colombia
Benjamin Hidalgo Matlock, Costa Rica
Angela Londoño, Colombia
Matías Maskin, Argentina
Nancy Podoswa, Mexico
Ricardo Romiti, Brazil
Enrique Rivas, Guatemala
Fernando Valenzuela, Chile
Margarita Velásquez, Colombia

IPC Fellows and Fellow Alumni
Romina Contreras, Paraguay (2019)
Jaquelini Barboza da Silva, Brazil (2021)
Leandro Leite, Brazil (2022)
Lucas Galimany, Chile (2022)
Natalia Merino, Peru (2022)
Sonia Chavez-Alvarez, Mexico (2023)
María Julia Cura, Argentina (2024)

Learn more about the Latin America Working Group

PEDIATRIC BEST-EVIDENCE REVIEW

Chair:  Amy Paller, United States

Members
Kelly Cordoro, United States
Ruth Murphy, United Kingdom
Tamar Nijsten, Netherlands
Marieke Seyger, Netherlands

PUSTULAR PSORIASIS WORKING GROUP

Chair:  Siew Eng Choon, Malaysia
Co-chair: 
Hervé Bachelez, France

Members
Jonathan Barker, United Kingdom
Francesca Capon, United Kingdom
Claudia de la Cruz, Chile
Johann Gudjonsson, United States
Akimichi Morita, Japan
Ricardo Romiti, Brazil

Learn more about the Pustular Psoriasis project

SKIN OF COLOR WORKING GROUP

Chair:  Mahira El Sayed, Egypt
Co-chair:  Murlidhar Rajagopalan, India

Members
Andrew Alexis, United States
Nejib Doss, Tunisia
Chris Griffiths, United Kingdom
Elise Kleyn, United Kingdom
Mark Lebwohl, United States
Angela Londoño, Colombia
Junko Takeshita, United States
Vermén Verallo-Rowell, Philippines

SYMPOSIA COMMITTEE

Chair: Johann Gudjonsson, United States
Co-chair:  Jo Lambert, Belgium

Members
Cristina Echeverría, Chile
Satveer Mahil, United Kingdom
Akimichi Morita, Japan
Alex Tsoi, United States

TELEMEDICINE WORKING GROUP

Chair:  Alexander Navarini, Switzerland
Co-chair:  Joel Gelfand, United States

Members
April Armstrong, United States
Andrea Chiricozzi, Italy
Vahid Diamei, Switzerland
Mohamed El-Komy, Egypt
Christophe Hsu, Switzerland

Learn more about the Telemedicine project

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