GRAPPA Newsletter Recaps 2017 Annual Meeting

The 2017 GRAPPA Annual Meeting and Trainee Symposium (July 13-16) is now history, but whether you were able to attend or not you can read all about it in the Summer/Fall 2017 newsletter just emailed to members and available to all on this website.

The 2017 Annual Meeting in Amsterdam was notable for a session focusing on Juvenile Psoriatic Arthritis (JPsA); an excellent Trainee Symposium featuring 33 presentations and posters representing 12 countries from around the globe.  Another popular session was How to Set Up a Cohort, followed by an update on the COMPACT study (GRAPPA-OMERACT Core Outcome Measures for PsA Clinical Trials), The Microbiome in Psoriasis and PsA, the Skin Session. Various GRAPPA committee reports rounded out the meeting.

Following the Annual Meeting a smaller group met on Saturday night and Sunday morning to establish a GRAPPA Collaborative Research Network (CRN) with the aim of better elucidating the pathogenesis and course of psoriatic disease, as described in the newsletter. The newsletter also includes tributes to two GRAPPA members who passed this year: John Moll of the UK and Ignazio Olivieri of Italy.

GRAPPA Mission

GRAPPA (Group for Research and Assessment of Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis) is organized exclusively for non-profit, educational, and scientific purposes, specifically to facilitate sharing of information related to psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis, networking among different medical disciplines that see psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis patients, and to enhance research, diagnosis and treatment of psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis.

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2018 Annual Meeting will be in Toronto, Canada, July 12 – 14. Mark your calendars!  Online registration will open in February 2018.