International Psoriasis Council

Advancing Knowledge. Enhancing Care.

Advancing Knowledge. Enhancing Care.




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International Psoriasis Council
2022 Annual Report


The IPC is governed by a volunteer board of directors comprised of the world’s leading experts in psoriasis and others who provide business expertise to the organization.


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 are selected based on their overall reputation in the dermatology community, experience in clinical or investigative research in psoriasis, level of clinical expertise in patient care, and demonstrated professional interest in psoriasis.


The IPC’s global network of experts generously volunteers their time every year to educate and train other physicians to better care for people with psoriasis. Our top three Councilors that went above and beyond in 2022 to support our work. We are incredibly grateful for their donation of time and their dedication to the IPC.

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Fernando Valenzuela, MD

University of Chile
Santiago, Chile

Dr. Valenzuela volunteered an astounding 81.5 hours in 2022. He is a member of our Latin America Working Group and is an active leader in the IPC’s International Fellowship Program; he is a member of the Fellows committee, helped with the Fellows application review, was a Fellows mentor, and spoke in our virtual Fellow’s class. Dr. Valenzuela was a speaker for our RADLA and SOLAPSO symposia and our Latin America Masterclass. He participated in multiple IPC surveys and attended our Councilor meeting, and the 2022 Think Tank meeting.

Mohamed El-Komy, MD

Cairo University
Cairo, Egypt

Dr. El-Komy volunteered 57 hours in 2022. He is a member of our Telemedicine Working Group and has participated in multiple IPC surveys. Dr. El-Komy was a chair of the IPC Africa and Middle East Masterclass and was a speaker at several additional IPC events, including our Asia Masterclass, Europe Masterclass, Fellows class, and the 2022 Think Tank.

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Lone Skov, MD, PhD

Herlev & Gentofte Hospital, University of Copenhagen
Hellerup, Denmark

Dr. Skov volunteered 54.25 hours in 2022. She is a member of our Disease Severity Working Group and acted as a Fellows co-mentor. Dr. Skov was a speaker for our Latin America and Africa and Middle East Masterclasses and our symposium at the ESDR annual meeting. She was also an active participant in our Councilor and Think Tank meetings.