International Psoriasis Council

Advancing Knowledge. Enhancing Care.

Advancing Knowledge. Enhancing Care.

Middle East and Africa 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:

  • A diploma, 1st part MSc or higher degree in dermatology
  • Practicing dermatology within a governmental establishment i.e. university hospital, public hospitals, rural hospitals, etc.
  • At least 3 years of dermatology practice
  • 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 January 24, 2024.

Timezones:
Mauritania/ Senegal: 12:00 – 14:00
Algeria/ Morocco/ Nigeria/ Tunisia: 13:00 – 15:00
Egypt/ Libya/ Rwanda/ South Africa: 14:00 – 16:00
Ethiopia/ Iraq/ Kenya/ Tanzania: 15:00 – 17:00

Agendas

WELCOME + INTRODUCTION
Mahira El Sayed

Pathogenesis: Bench to Bedside
Marwa Amer

Pustular Psoriasis: Classification and Treatment
Siew Eng Choon

Presentations in Skin of Color Including Erythroderma
Mahira El Sayed

Psoriasis as a Systemic Disease
Mahira El Sayed

Audience Q & A
Faculty

CLOSING COMMENTS
Ncoza Dlova

WELCOME + INTRODUCTION
Ncoza Dlova

Global Psoriasis Atlas and SKINCAPE
Christopher Griffiths and Ncoza Dlova

Psoriatic Arthritis for Dermatologists
Anna López Ferrer

Managing Psoriasis in Patients with Infections
Filip Rob

Case Report on HIV & Psoriasis

Case Report on Hepatitis & Psoriasis
Mona El Kalioby

Audience Q & A
Faculty

CLOSING COMMENTS
Nejib Doss

WELCOME + INTRODUCTION
Nejib Doss

Practical Approach to Managing a Psoriasis Patient 
Mahira El Sayed, Mohamed El-Komy

How to Treat Patients with Mild Disease
Peter van de Kerkhof

What to Do When Topicals are Not Appropriate Anymore

         Phototherapy
         Mahmoud Abdallah

         Conventional Systemics
         Mohamed El-Komy

        Biologics & Biosimilars
        Paolo Gisondi

Audience Q & A
Faculty

CLOSING COMMENTS
Mahira El Sayed

WELCOME + INTRODUCTION 
Mahira El Sayed

Treatment Scenarios

         A Patient with Metabolic Syndrome
         Mona El-Kalioby

         Usefulness of Alternative Medicine
         Priscilla Angwenyi

Psoriasis in Women and Children

Mahira El Sayed

Geriatric Psoriasis
Peter van de Kerkhof

Difficult to Treat Areas
Nejib Doss

Audience Q & A
Faculty

CLOSING COMMENTS
Ncoza Dlova

WELCOME + INTRODUCTION
Ncoza Dlova

Psoriasis in Limited Resource Regions
Fatimata Ly

Challenging cases workshop – delegates

PROGRAM CLOSING
Mahira El Sayed, Ncoza Dlova & Nejib Doss

Program Co-Chairs

Mahira El Sayed, MSc, MD

Ain Shams University

Cairo, Egypt

IPC Board Member

Bio

Ncoza Noxolo Dlova, MD, PhD

University of KwaZulu Natal

Durban, South Africa

Bio

Nejib Doss, MD

Hospital Militaire Tunis

Tunis, Tunisia

Bio

Faculty

Mahmoud Abdallah, Prof

Ain Shams University

Cairo, Egypt

Bio

Marwa Amer, MSc, MD

Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy

Cairo, Egypt

Bio

Priscilla Angwenyi, MD

Kenyatta National Hospital

Nairobi, Kenya

Bio

Siew Eng Choon, MBBS, FRCP

Hospital Sultanah Aminah Johor Bahru, School of Medicine and Health Services, Monash University Malaysia

Johor, Malaysia

IPC Board Member

Bio

Mona El-Kalioby, MBBCh, MSc, MD

Cairo University Kasr Al-Ainy School of Medicine and Kasr Al-Ainy Hospital

Cairo, Egypt

Bio

Mohamed El-Komy, MD

Cairo University

Cairo, Egypt

Bio

Paolo Gisondi, MD

University of Verona

Verona, Italy

Bio

Christopher Griffiths, OBE, MD, FMedSci

King’s College London

London, United Kingdom

Honorary Founder

Bio

Anna López Ferrer, MD, PhD

Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau

Barcelona, Spain

Bio

Fatimata Ly, MD

University Cheikh Anta Diop

Dakar, Senegal

Bio

Filip Rob, MD, PhD

Charles University

Prague, Czech Republic

Bio

Peter van de Kerkhof, MD, PhD

International Psoriasis Council

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Bio

This Masterclass is supported in part by

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