The SPIN works in close collaboration with National Representatives, gathering the representatives of the national psoriasis groups who participate to the network. We currently surveying in order to include key opinion leaders on atopic dermatitis at the national level.
SPIN National Representatives are in a privileged position to relay the information about SPIN’s projects, surveys and events at the national level. They have kindly accepted to be the national contact for all kind of collaborations, especially to promote the development of the network’s activities and the exchanges on psoriasis and atopic dermatitis all around the world. Each representative is responsible for the coordination of international collaborations between his or her country and the others, and of course for the participation to the projects around psoriasis and atopic dermatitis at the national level.
SPIN National Representatives will be solicited for input in the organisation of the scientific programme of the SPIN Congress taking place every three years. During the Congress, the National Representatives shall meet to foresee the next Congress and to choose the national or regional group that will be responsible for the scientific organisation of the following Congress.
Please find here below the list of SPIN National Representatives (this list shall be updated regularly):
Aomar AMMAR-KHODJA - Algeria
Nélida RAIMONDO- Argentina
Pablo FERNÁNDEZ-PEÑAS - Australia
Patrick BRUNNER- Austria
Mohammad SAMIUL HUQ- Bangladesh
Uladzimir ADASKEVICH - Belarus
Michel DE LA BRASSINNE - Belgium
Félix ATADOKPEDE - Benin
Juan Carlos DIEZ DE MEDINA - Bolivia
Asja PROHIC - Bosnia and Herzegovina
Luna AZULAY - Brazil
Nikolai TSANKOV - Bulgaria
Fatou BARRO TRAORE - Burkina Faso
Christine MADENGUE - Cameroon
Chih-ho HONG - Canada
Claudia DE LA CRUZ - Chile
Min ZHENG - China
Chih-Hung LEE - Chinese Taipei
Cesar GONZALEZ A. - Colombia
Laura ALVAREZ MORALES - Costa Rica
Abdoulaye SANGHARE - Cote d’Ivoire
Romana CEOVIC - Croatia
Orestes BLANCO G. - Cuba
Jana HERCOGOVA - Czech Republic
Robert GNIADECKI - Denmark
Lars IVERSEN - Denmark
Alexandra ESPINAL - Dominican Republic
Emad ELGAMAL - Egypt
Leana QUINTANILLA - El Salvador
Jaime MARTINEZ LOPEZ - El Salvador
Külli KINGO- Estonia
Tarja MALKONEN - Finland
Carle PAUL - France
Sophie CONIQUET - Gabon
Nino CHIJAVADZE - Georgia
Tsira LEONIDZE - Georgia
Matthias AUGUSTIN - Germany
Christina ANTONIOU - Greece
Mohamed CISSE - Guinea
Ligia RAMOS - Honduras
Patricia MEJIAS - Honduras
Rolland Gyulai - Hungary
Jon Hjaltalin OLAFSSON - Iceland
Alur S. KUMAR - India
Benny E. WIRYADI- Indonesia
Omid ZARGARI - Iran
Brian KIRBY - Ireland
Lev PAVLOVSKY - Israel
Luigi NALDI - Italy
Hidemi NAKAGAWA - Japan
Laith AKKASH - Jordan
Joo Heung Lee- Korea
Nawaf AL MUTAIRI - Kuwait
Andris RUBINS - Latvia
Abdul Ghani KIBBI - Lebanon
Gamal A. DUWEB - Libya
Skaidra VALIUKEVICIENE - Lithuania
Emilija MANASIEVSKA - Macedonia
Azura Mohd AFFANDI- Malaysia
Ousmane FAYE - Mali
Michael BOFFA - Malta
Mamadou BALL - Mauritania
Boris NEDELCIUC - Moldova
Fatima Zahra MERNISSI- Morocco
Phyllis I. SPULS - Netherlands
Jorge NEIRA - Nicaragua
Ousmane KONATE - Niger
Abel Nze ONUNU - Nigeria
Riad MASHAL - Palestine
Giuliana CASTRO - Peru
Maria Lorna FREZ - Philippines
Jacek SZEPIETOWSKI - Poland
Hugo OLIVEIRA - Portugal
Hassan RIAD - Qatar
George-Sorin TIPLICA - Romania
Nikolay POTEKAEV- Russia
Serge SKREK- Russia
Iqbal A. BUKHARI - Saudi Arabia
Fatimata LY - Senegal
Ljiljana MEDENICA - Serbia
Colin THENG - Singapore
Slavomir URBANCEK - Slovakia
Tomaz LUNDER - Slovenia
Luis PUIG - Spain
Mona STAHLE - Sweden
Nikhil YAWALKAR - Switzerland
Fouz HASSAN - Syria
Pravit ASAWANONDA - Thailand
Vincent Pitche - Togo
Nejib DOSS - Tunisia
Mehmet Ali GURER - Turkey
Fayza AL ALI- United Arab Emirates
Christopher GRIFFITHS - United Kingdom
Mark LEBWOHL - United States of America
Oleksandr LITUS - Ukraine
Carlos CARMONA - Uruguay
Erika PAEZ - Venezuela
Alfredo LANDER - Venezuela
Aiman ALSHAMI - Yemen
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- 2018/07/16SPIN Symposium at the Spring continental meeting - Tehran, 25-27 April 2018
- 2018/02/222nd National Meeting of the Egyptian Society for Psoriasis
- 2018/02/211st Psoriasis Symposium - Sarajevo 2017
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- 2018/04/183rd Turkish National Psoriasis Symposium
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- 2017/06/21Costa Rica Psoriasis Group - Meet them!
- 2017/02/02Works of the 1st Senegalese Psoriasis Day published!
- 2016/07/29Swiss S1 Guidelines for Systemic treatment of psoriasis vulgaris
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- 2015/04/09AEPSO Argentina launches digital map to find people with psoriasis in the country
Recent publications on Psoriasis and Atopic Dermatitis
In vitro evaluation of Naltrexone HCl 1% Topical Cream in XemaTop™ for psoriasis.
Arch. Dermatol. Res.. 2020 Mar , 312, (2):145-154.
Psoriasis is a multifactorial skin disease involving abnormal cell proliferation and inflammation; an efficacious topical treatment is yet to be identified. A formulation containing 1% Naltrexone HCl in XemaTop™ base was compounded, characterized and evaluated in vitro as a possible treatment for psoriasis. A three-dimensional psoriasis tissue model was exposed to the formulation for 2 or 5 days and analyzed for the level of markers of cellular proliferation, and inflammatory cytokine IL-6. (...)see on pubmed
Hydrogen peroxide in neutrophil inflammation: Lesson from the zebrafish.
Dev. Comp. Immunol.. 2020 Apr , 105:103583.
The zebrafish has become an excellent model for the study of inflammation and immunity. Its unique advantages for in vivo imaging and gene and drug screening have allowed the visualization of dual oxidase 1 (Duox1)-derived hydrogen peroxide (HO) tissue gradients and its crosstalk with neutrophil infiltration to inflamed tissue. Thus, it has been shown that HO directly recruits neutrophils via the Src-family tyrosine kinase Lyn and indirectly by the activation of several signaling pathways (...)see on pubmed
IL-36α contributes to enhanced T helper 17 type responses in allergic rhinitis.
Cytokine. 2020 Apr , 128:154992.
T helper 17 (Th17) cell subsets, belongs to CD4+ T cell lineage, are proved to be closely related to pathophysiology of AR recently. The interleukin-36 (IL-36) had been reported to promote the up-regulation of Th17 cytokines in psoriasis. We investigated the regulation of Th17 inflammation by IL-36 family cytokines in allergic rhinitis (AR).see on pubmed
Atopic dermatitis induces anxiety- and depressive-like behaviors with concomitant neuronal adaptations in brain reward circuits in mice.
Prog. Neuropsychopharmacol. Biol. Psychiatry. 2020 Mar 02, 98:109818.
Clinically, it has been reported that atopic dermatitis (AD) has been linked with negative emotional problems such as depression and anxiety, thereby reducing the quality of life, but little is known about the molecular mechanism that underlies AD-associated emotional impairments. We sought to determine whether AD could induce anxiety- and depressive-like symptoms in mice and to identify pertinent signaling changes in brain reward circuitry. AD-like lesions were induced by the repeated (...)see on pubmed
Efficacy and safety of indigo naturalis ointment in Treating Atopic Dermatitis: A randomized clinical trial.
J Ethnopharmacol. 2020 Mar 25, 250:112477.
Indigo naturalis, a herbal medicine with a history of use dating back to ancient times, may be a good alternative topical treatment for atopic dermatitis (AD).see on pubmed
"Eczema" of the nape: A marker of pthiriasis capitis.
Parasitol. Int.. 2020 Apr , 75:102026.
Pthirus pubis usually infests the pubis, inguinal folds, buttocks and perianal region. In hairy males or when the infestation is longstanding, this louse can also occur on the thighs, abdomen, chest, axillae and beard. Eyelashes may be involved in children. The involvement of the scalp is very rare. We describe four girls with P. pubis infestation located exclusively on the scalp which was characterized by a rash on the nape that can suggest a head and neck form of atopic (...)see on pubmed