What’s New at GRAPPA

Adjacent to AAD Update (3/10/2020)

The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) cancelled their annual meeting in Denver scheduled for later in March due to the outbreak of COVID-19. The GRAPPA faculty and many attendees have received travel restrictions from their institutions, therefore, we are cancelling our Adjacent to AAD session on March 22. 

GRAPPA leadership is following the news on the spread of this virus. We continue to plan our future meetings: GRAPPA Adjacent to EULAR, Frankfurt, June 3, 2020, and the GRAPPA Annual Meeting and Trainee Symposium, Brooklyn, NY, July 9-11, 2020. Check back here for future updates.

Best regards,
Kristina Callis Duffin

GRAPPA President


Call for Abstracts, GRAPPA 2020 Annual Meeting and Trainee Symposium:

It is time to ask your most promising Fellows and Trainees to submit an abstract for consideration for the Trainee Symposium, part of the GRAPPA 2020 Annual Meeting in Brooklyn, New York, USA. All details and instructions are found on the information sheet (click here).

Pilot Research Grants 2020

Proposals are now being accepted for the 2020 Pilot Research Grants. GRAPPA will provide support for up to four projects this academic year: Three (3) projects at $25,000 each and one (1) rheumatology-dermatology collaborative project for $35,000. Click here to see the submission instructions.

GRAPPA Newsletter Summer/Fall 2019

The GRAPPA Summer/Fall 2019 newsletter is out. Click on this link (GRAPPA newsletter 2019 Paris-FINAL.pdf) for a recap of the 2019 Annual Meeting in Paris, July 11-13th. Enjoy reading summaries of the sessions and trainee symposium, and looking at the photos.

National Psoriasis Foundation Grants and Fellowships

The NPF Grants programs for 2019-2020 has been announced: The NPF is pleased to announce the dedication of $3.3 million to support psoriatic disease research this coming year. As a primary goal of the strategic plan, leading transformational research in psoriatic disease, grant mechanisms encourage applications from all facets of psoriatic disease and related comorbidities research, including basic science, translational and clinical research, technology and epidemiology.

For more details, click on these links: https://www.psoriasis.org/grants and https://www.psoriasis.org/fellowship.

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.

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


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