Help us to improve the lives of people with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis.
If you are a health care professional who researches and treats patients with psoriasis and/or psoriatic arthritis, you are invited to apply for GRAPPA membership. GRAPPA’s mission is to improve the lives of people with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis.
GRAPPA has three different types of membership.
GRAPPA Full Membership
If you are a health care professional who researches and treats patients with psoriasis and/or psoriatic arthritis, you are invited to apply for GRAPPA membership. Members are expected to be advanced beyond the fellows/trainees stage and be willing to volunteer time with GRAPPA.
This membership requires two current Full GRAPPA member recommendations.
Early Career Membership
Early Career Membership is designed for persons with an interest in PsO and/or PsA and allows membership at a more junior stage with only one nomination required.
Only one current Full GRAPPA member recommendation is required.
Members of Industry may become members of GRAPPA with varying levels of sponsorshp.
Benefits of Membership
Members of GRAPPA have the following exclusive benefits:
Our Most Commonly Asked Questions
Full Member: are scientists, health care professionals or other qualified individuals interested in psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis and related disorders who meet the membership requirements.
Early Career Member: designed for persons with an interest in PsO and/or PsA and allows membership at a more junior stage with only one nomination required, may apply for provisional membership for 3 years with the option to progress to Full Membership at the end of this period.
Corporate Members: representatives of corporations sponsoring GRAPPA, limited liability companies, foundations, trusts or other entity members.
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One representative from each country patient advocacy organization may join GRAPPA. Since this position is taken already for most major countries, we suggest you join organizations for lay people interested in learning more about psoriatic arthritis. In the US, please visit the National Psoriasis Foundation. Internationally, a good resource is the International Federation of Psoriasis Associations.
Persons employed by Industry may not apply for regular membership. However, industry representatives may attend programs as sponsor /corporate members. We are deeply appreciative of industry support, which is yearly and enables those working for our corporate members to attend our events. Industry companies may join GRAPPA as Gold Leaders ($65,000/year dues) or Platinum Leaders ($90,000/year dues). Other dues levels may be negotiated for start-up biotechnology companies not able to afford the Gold level or for larger multi-national firms wishing to contribute more to GRAPPA. Contact [email protected] for more information and a fact sheet on additional benefits of corporate membership.
No dues are charged for Full and Early Career Members at this time.
Prospective members must submit a membership application via the online application form. To be accepted to membership, you must have two current GRAPPA members recommend you for membership and a Letter of Intent. You will also be asked for a short one or two page version of your CV once you have applied.
Members are kept apprised of current research and data relating to diagnosis, treatment and pathogenesis of psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. They are asked to contribute to research in these areas. Members are also available to participate in meetings held adjacent to rheumatology and dermatology meetings. Inactive members who have not attended meetings, served on committees or otherwise contributed volunteer time to GRAPPA will be asked to become active or drop membership after three years.
No. GRAPPA does not allow for any indirect or overhead costs to be applied to any of the grants we award.