IFPA and the IPC announce official partnership

18 February 2022

By IFPA


IFPA is proud to introduce a productive partnership with the International Psoriasis Council (IPC), the dermatology-led non-profit organization dedicated to improving patient care around the world. Through this partnership, IFPA and IPC will unite their respective expertise, strengthen each other's regional work, and maximize the impact of World Psoriasis Day.

Since 2017, IFPA and IPC, together with the International League of Dermatological Societies, have been collaborating on the Global Psoriasis Atlas. This new partnership builds upon the mutual expertise and trust that the organizations have cultivated in that time.

"This partnership is a natural move to achieve the goals in our strategy," says Frida Dunger Johnsson, Executive Director of IFPA. "Part of IFPA's mission is to unite, strengthen and lead the global psoriatic disease community to improve the lives of all people affected by psoriatic disease."

"Reaching out to the patient community is part of the plan for many of our projects, from the new categorization of the severity of psoriasis to telemedicine," declares Christy Langan, CEO of IPC. "This partnership will facilitate knowledge exchange between the medical community and the patient community."

The psoriatic disease community celebrates World Psoriasis Day on October 29. The IFPA-IPC partnership concretizes the spirit of unity strongly affirmed in 2021ā€™s World Psoriasis Day theme "United - now act" and is a good auspice for a long and productive collaboration grounded in action.

About IFPA

IFPA is the only global organization representing and uniting all people living with psoriatic disease ā€“ regardless of where they live, what type of psoriatic disease they have, or how it impacts their lives. IFPA is the global leader advancing psoriatic disease policy, and the trusted convener of psoriatic disease stakeholders across sectors and geographies. By joining together, IFPA addresses the unmet needs of people living with psoriatic disease. Some notable actions include World Psoriasis Day every October 29th, the tri-annual World Psoriasis & Psoriatic Arthritis Conference, and the Global Psoriasis Atlas, a project of IFPA, IPC and the International League of Dermatological Societies.

About the International Psoriasis Council

Founded in 2004, the International Psoriasis Council (IPC) is a dermatologist-led, voluntary, global, non-profit organization with a network of more than 125 psoriasis experts, thought leaders, and professionals, dedicated to improving patient care around the globe. We believe that psoriasis patients, no matter where they live in the world, no matter how complex their symptoms, should have access to the best care available to them. Ultimately, a world without psoriasis is possible.

IPC harnesses the collective expertise of its 100+ physicians to educate other physicians on the range of topics related to psoriasis management. Courses are presented live via webinar or video-on-demand. IPC publishes resources, tools, and information available at no cost to clinicians to reinforce its psoriasis curriculum. Additionally, IPC conducts research in areas important to improving psoriasis care overall. These include developing a global epidemiological resource on psoriasis,