What’s New at GRAPPA

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GRAPPA Adjacent to ACR 2021, a virtual meeting

GRAPPA Adjacent to ACR 2021, a virtual meeting, will be held on Thursday, November 18th at 6-8 am PST/ 9-11 am EST/ 2 pm GMT.
Agenda and registration information forthcoming.

SPARTAN GRAPPA ASAS Education Symposium

This virtual symposium will be held on Wednesday, November 10 from 3:30 - 5:30 pm EST. Registration and agenda forthcoming. Earn 2 CME hours.

In Memoriam: Dr. Morton Scheinberg

 It is with deep sadness and regret that we communicate the passing of Morton Scheinberg at 76 years of age. Morton was graduated in Medicine in São Paulo, Brazil (1968) and obtained his Master Degree in Rheumatology and Immunology at the Boston University (1976). Coming back to Brazil, he became an important figure not only in Brazilian rheumatology, but also internationally, as a GRAPPA member and a master of the ACR.

Morton has traced an inspiring career and trajectory, based on research and constant scientific updating, being an example of a professional dedicated to the exercise of medical practice. He has published a number of relevant papers, contributing to the field of rheumatology and internal medicine. Endowed with a unique intelligence, Morton appreciated to innovate and spread knowledge by promoting events on important cutting edge topics, always with the participation of expert guests and providing high-level scientific meetings.

Extremely dedicated to his profession and family, Morton had great passion for his children and grandchildren, and for basketball, of course, especially for the Boston Celtics. He will always be in our memories for his cleverness, subtle humor and peculiar enthusiasm to speak his mind and ask intriguing questions. His competence and legacy will always be remembered fondly by his family, patients, colleagues, students, friends and admirers.

We will deeply miss you, Morton ...

Cláudia Goldenstein Schainberg, MD, PhD

2021 Virtual Annual Meeting & Trainee Symposium

The on-demand videos of all sessions from the 2021 Annual Meeting & Trainee Symposium are now available on this website. Find the links under the "Events" tab and "Annual Meeting and Trainee Symposium." 

Hold the date: GRAPPA 2022 Annual Meeting & Trainee Symposium, Brooklyn, New York, July 14-16, 2022

COVID-19 Vaccines and Psoriatic Disease

Do you have questions about the new COVID-19 vaccines for people with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis? Click here to read a joint guidance statement from IFPA and GRAPPA.

GRAPPA COVID-19 Guidance Statement

This guidance was prepared by rheumatologists, dermatologists and patient members of GRAPPA to provide guidance to persons with psoriasis and/or psoriatic arthritis during the current COVID-19 pandemic, in particular to those taking immunosuppressant medicines. Click here to read entire statement.

GRAPPA’s “A Patient’s Guide to Treatments for Psoriatic Arthritis”

This guide is now available free for download. Written in lay language, it explains current treatments for psoriatic disease. Health care professionals are encouraged to provide it to their patients. The guide was written by members of GRAPPA’s patient research partner team, with support from GRAPPA’s treatment recommendations group. Printing instructions are supplied in a separate pdf. To download, please click on this icon:

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.

The GRAPPA app!

The GRAPPA app, available in Apple and Android formats, is free to download from the Apple store and the Google Play Store. Designed to be used by physicians, this app includes various calculators. Languages include: English, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese (standard and Brazilian), Russian, German, Arabic, Chinese (simplified, Hong Kong and Taiwan), Japanese, Hebrew and Swedish.

The app is free to download to all, both GRAPPA members and non-members. Here are the links:


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