International Psoriasis Council

Advancing Knowledge. Improving Care.

Advancing Knowledge. Improving Care.

Latin America Virtual Masterclass

Course Overview

The IPC Virtual Psoriasis Masterclass is designed for early career dermatologists who are making treatment decisions and managing patients with psoriasis and are interested in specializing in psoriasis.

Over the five weekly two-hour sessions of the course, IPC’s world-renowned experts will cover various topics, including the pathogenesis of psoriasis, new and emerging therapies, and how to advocate for your patient.

The Masterclass agenda has been carefully developed to provide knowledge for daily use to the practicing dermatologist in an intimate environment designed to maximize faculty/participant interactions. Through lectures, panels, case-based discussions and question-answer sessions, attendees will obtain practical and important information for their clinical practice.

The IPC Masterclass is open to dermatologists who meet the following criteria:

  • Preferred: A diploma, 1st part MSc or higher degree in dermatology, at least 3 years of dermatology practice
  • Residents in their final year with special interest in psoriasis may be considered
  • Practicing dermatology within a governmental establishment i.e. university hospital, public hospitals, rural hospitals, etc.
  • Dermatologists interested in psoriasis and who see at least two cases of psoriasis per week
There is no cost to attend the program, but space is limited. The application deadline is May 10, 2024.
 
Timezones:
Tijuana: 11:00 – 13:00 (UTC -7)
Mexico City / Guatemala City / Juarez: 12:00 – 14:00 (UTC -6)
Bogota / Lima / Panama: 13:00 – 15:00 (UTC -5)
Santiago / Asunción / Santiago de los Caballeros: 14:00 – 16:00 (UTC -4)
Buenos Aires / São Paulo: 15:00 – 17:00 (UTC -3)

Agendas

WELCOME + INTRODUCTION 
André Carvalho

Pathophysiology and Genetic
Margarita Velásquez

Clinical Manifestations of Psoriasis
Peter van de Kerkhof

Psoriasis in Special Areas
Cristina Echeverría

Clinical Cases
Fellows as Panelists

CLOSING COMMENTS
Angela Londoño

WELCOME + INTRODUCTION
Angela Londoño

Overview of Psoriasis Comorbidities
Álvaro González-Cantero

Psoriatic Arthritis for Dermatologists
Joseph Merola

Generalized Pustular Psoriasis
Ricardo Romiti

Pediatric Psoriasis
Enrique Rivas

Clinical Cases
Fellows as Panelists

CLOSING COMMENTS
Romina Contreras

WELCOME + INTRODUCTION
Romina Contreras

Treat to Target, Minimal Disease Activity, Early Intervention
Ron Vender

Topical Therapies and Phototherapy
Benjamin Hidalgo

Methotrexate
Matías Maskin

Clinical Cases
Fellows as Panelists

CLOSING COMMENTS
André Carvalho

WELCOME + INTRODUCTION
André Carvalho 

Screening and Monitorization of Biologics
Tiago Torres

Anti TNF-a
Romina Contreras

Anti IL 17
César Gonzalez

Anti IL12/23 and Anti IL-23
Paolo Gisondi

New Oral Therapies
Fernando Valenzuela

CLOSING COMMENTS
Angela Londoño

WELCOME + INTRODUCTION
André Carvalho

My Challenging Cases 
Wayne Gulliver & Claudia de la Cruz

Clinical Cases

Q & A Session
All faculty

KEY LEARNING AND CLOSING COMMENTS
All co-chair

Program Co-Chairs

André Carvalho, MD, PhD

Hospital Moinhos de Vento

Porto Alegre, Brazil

IPC Board Member

Bio

Romina Contreras, MSc, MD

Hospital de Clínicas, Universidad Nacional de Asunción

Asunción, Paraguay

Bio

Angela Londoño, MSc, MD

CES University

Medellin, Colombia

Bio

Program Faculty

Claudia de la Cruz, MD

Clinica Dermacross

Santiago, Chile

Secretary

Bio

Cristina Echeverría, MD

Instituto de Rehabilitación Psicofísica (IREP)

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Bio

Paolo Gisondi, MD

University of Verona

Verona, Italy

Bio

César Gonzalez, MD

Clinica Universitaria Colombia

Bogota, Colombia

Bio

Álvaro González-Cantero, MD, PhD

Hospital Ramón y Cajal University Hospital

Madrid, Spain

Bio

Wayne Gulliver, BS, BMedSc, MD, FRCPC

Memorial University of Newfoundland

St Johns, Canada

Bio

Benjamin Hidalgo Matlock, MD

Skin Care Physicians of Costa Rica

San Jose, Costa Rica

Bio

Matías Maskin, MD

CEMIC University, at Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Bio

Joseph Merola, MD, MMSc

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Dallas, Texas, United States

Bio

Enrique Rivas, MD

DERMOS Research Center

Guatemala City, Guatemala

Bio

Ricardo Romiti, MD, PhD

University of Sao Paulo Brazil

São Paulo, Brazil

Bio

Tiago Torres, MD, PhD

Centro Hospitalar Universitário de Santo António, University of Porto

Porto, Portugal

Bio

Fernando Valenzuela, MD

University of Chile

Santiago, Chile

Bio

Peter van de Kerkhof, MD, PhD

International Psoriasis Council

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Bio

Margarita María Velásquez Lopera, PhD

University of Antioquia

Medellín, Colombia

Bio

Ronald Vender, MD, FRCPC

Dermatrials Research, INC.

Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Bio

This Masterclass is supported in part by

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