International Psoriasis Council

Advancing Knowledge. Improving Care.

Advancing Knowledge. Improving Care.

IPC Committees & Working Groups

BOARD COMMITTEES

The Executive Committee supports the Board of Directors by advising on decision-making processes, handling time-sensitive issues, and overseeing organizational policies, human resources, external relations, and strategic planning, with the authority to act on the Board's behalf within defined limitations.

Chair: Hervé Bachelez, France, President

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

The Finance Committee is tasked with overseeing the organization's financial health, ensuring the maintenance of accurate financial records, preparation of meaningful financial statements, budget oversight, asset protection, and compliance with financial regulations.

Chair: Joel Gelfand, USA, Treasurer

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

The Governance Committee evaluates and refines the organization's governance structures and practices, ensuring the Board's composition meets its diverse needs for effective duty fulfillment. Responsibilities include overseeing Board Member elections, assessing Board composition for diversity and expertise, developing governance policies, and ensuring consistency across the organization's mission, vision, and governing documents.

Chair: Claudia de la Cruz, Chile, Secretary

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

PROGRAM COMMITTEES & WORKING GROUPS

The Digital Health Working Group aims to enhance psoriasis care by developing and promoting best practices for using innovative digital technologies to educate practitioners, improve patient outcomes, and increase operational efficiency.

Chair: Andy Blauvelt, United States
Co-chair: George Han, United States

Members
Daniela Armijo, Chile
Lucas Galimany, Chile
Netsanet Gebeyehu, Ethiopia
Paolo Gisondi, Italy
Mohammad Huq, Bangladesh
Satveer Mahil, United Kingdom
Lev Pavlovsky, Israel
Dharshini Sathishkumar, India
Ron Vender, Canada

The Disease Severity Working Group focuses on standardizing the assessment of psoriasis severity through expert collaboration, aiming to improve diagnostic accuracy, treatment approaches, and patient care by developing metrics consistent across clinical and research environments.

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

Members
Pravit Asawanonda, Thailand
Álvaro González-Cantero, Spain
Rudi Chandra, Indonesia
Mona El-Kalioby, Egypt
Cesar González, Colombia
Benjamin Hidalgo Matlock, Costa Rica
Filip Rob, Czech Republic
Tiago Torres, Portugal

Learn more about the disease severity project

The Editorial Committee oversees the creation and curation of medical and scientific content for IPC's digital platforms, ensuring high editorial standards and contributing to various publications, including regular commentaries on topical issues in the field.

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

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

The Fellowship Advisory Committee aligns IPC's Fellowship program with its strategic goals, providing oversight on curriculum planning, application review, and alumni engagement to enhance program outcomes and maintain continuous improvement.

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

The Generalized Pustular Psoriasis Working Group is committed to enhancing the understanding and treatment of pustular psoriasis, focusing on its pathophysiology, diagnostic challenges, and treatment strategies, while also integrating education on pustular psoriasis into IPC's broader activities.

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 Generalized Pustular Psoriasis project

The Guidelines Task Force is dedicated to conducting a global needs assessment to understand and improve the development and use of psoriasis treatment guidelines, culminating in actionable recommendations for IPC implementation.

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

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

The Emerging Infectious Diseases Task Force actively monitors and addresses the impact of infectious diseases on psoriasis treatment and management, updating IPC guidelines and formulating responses to emergent issues as necessary.

Chair: Joel Gelfand, United States

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

The Latin America Working Group, established in 2011, focuses on fostering collaboration, research, and advocacy to address the unique needs and challenges of psoriasis patients and health care professionals in Latin America, particularly tackling issues like limited healthcare resources and access to biologics through symposia and publications on significant clinical topics.

Chair: André Carvalho, Brazil
Chair: Claudia de la Cruz, Chile
Co-chair: Cristina Echeverría, Argentina

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
Jaquelini Barboza da Silva, Brazil
Leandro Leite, Brazil
Lucas Galimany, Chile
Natalia Merino, Peru
Sonia Chavez-Alvarez, Mexico
María Julia Cura, Argentina

Learn more about the Latin America Working Group

The Membership Committee aims to enhance IPC's engagement by developing strategies to involve young professionals and underrepresented regions, and by creating platforms for members to collaborate and share information on their psoriasis-related projects.

Chair: Lone Skov, Denmark
Co-chair: André Carvalho, Brazil

Members
Olusola Ayanlowo, Nigeria
Sunil Dogra, India
Peter Foley, Australia
Maria Angeliki Gkini, United Kingdom
Jason Hawkes, United States
Seong-Jin Jo, Republic of Korea
Azura Mohd Affandi, Malaysia
Fernando Valenzuela, Chile

The Pediatric Global Burden Task Force is dedicated to comprehensively assessing, addressing, and mitigating the unique challenges faced by children and adolescents affected by psoriasis worldwide, focusing on its psychological, social, physical, and quality of life impacts, as well as how these associations vary with comorbidities.

Chair: Amy Paller, United States

Members
Siew Eng Choon, Malaysia
Kelly Cordoro, United States
Ruth Murphy, United Kingdom
Marieke Seyger, Netherlands
Matthew Stoll, United States

The Regional Development Task Force is tasked with providing strategic recommendations for global expansion to enhance IPC's regional influence and worldwide collaboration.

Chair: Claudia de la Cruz, Chile
Co-chair: Mohamed EL-Komy, Egypt

Members
Siew Eng Choon, Malaysia
Natalia Merino, Peru
Towhida Noor, Bangladesh
Mark Pittelkow, United States
Liangdan Sun, China
George-Sorin Tiplica, Romania
Juul van den Reek, Netherlands
Claus Zachariae, Denmark
Priscilla Angwenyi, Kenya

The Research Committee will drive IPC's research goals by developing new programs to enhance researcher representation and create virtual collaboration opportunities to facilitate knowledge exchange and create virtual collaboration projects within the network.

Chair: Johann Gudjonsson, United States
Co-chair: Curdin Conrad, Switzerland

Members
Albert Duvetorp, Sweden
Yukari Okubo, Japan
Hazel Oon, Singapore
Margarita Velásquez, Colombia
Nicole Ward, United States

The Skin of Color Working Group focuses on addressing the unique dermatological needs and challenges of individuals with skin of color affected by psoriasis, aiming to enhance diagnostic and treatment capabilities and collaborating on related activities with various dermatology and patient associations.

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

The Symposia Committee oversees the strategic planning and quality of IPC symposia at global congresses, ensuring alignment with organizational goals and delivering high-quality content on the latest advancements in psoriasis research and care to health care professionals.

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

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

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