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SPIN has been organising educational symposia at the request of other regional or national groups. In the past, SPIN has organised the following symposia at the:

Also, in close collaboration with the EADV Psoriasis Task Force, it has proposed content and speakers for symposia during EADV congresses (e.g. Amsterdam 2014, Istanbul 2013).

In 2017, SPIN has carried a survey among its Scientific Committee members to identify KOLs willing to become SPIN speakers in SPIN-organised symposia, as well as their topics of preference.

The 6th edition of the SPIN – Skin Inflammation & Psoriasis International Network Congress will be held in Paris from Thursday April 25 to Saturday April 27, 2019 at the Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie, Paris. To register or have more information on this event, follow this link.

With the expansion of the former Psoriasis International Network into SPIN, the scope of the network and its triennial congress has broadened to include other major chronic inflammatory skin diseases. This will allow to benefit from the benchmark of PIN’s actions and achievements in psoriasis and put it to the service of other diseases and we hope to transfer the know-how acquired on psoriasis (highest standard in issues such as quality of life, high burden and co-morbidities) to other chronic inflammatory skin diseases, in particular atopic dermatitis.

The global theme for the congress will centre around ‘Value Creation For Chronic Inflammatory Skin Diseases’. Value creation goes beyond knowledge and application of disease pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment, although this of course forms the basis of care delivery. We will expand the classical congress programme (pathogenesis, diagnosis/comorbidities, treatment, specific subgroups) to sessions that also focus on ‘organisation of a multidisciplinary setting’, ‘health economic aspects of new treatments’, ‘outcomes and real life data (registries)’, ‘examples of a valuable learning cycle (cases from which we learnt to do better in the future)’, ‘how to build an effective (care) team?’, ‘turning doctors into leaders’, ‘shared decision making’ …

In this edition, we also propose some new concepts in the meeting. We will start the course with an educational basic-average course on psoriasis for residents/junior dermatologists to enhance the involvement of residents/young dermatologists in SPIN activities. With the advent of the technological era, the intrinsic value of the congress has changed: interaction between experts from all around the world is the most valued pearl. Due to this, we have incorporated 2 additional sessions: «How do I treat», consisting on the presentation of interesting and challenging cases focusing on key points on management/diagnosis/therapy that a panel of experts will discuss and will add their perspective to the clinical cases briefly presented; and the «SPIN forums», where speakers from all around the world will share, through short presentations, their different views and perspectives from a selected number of hot topics.

The 1st Psoriasis Symposium of the Psoriais Association of Bosnia and Herzegovina took place from the 13th to the 15th of October 2017 at the Spa Hotel Terme Ilidža in Sarajevo.

On this occasion, SPIN organised a symposium on Saturday, 14th October. Here is the programme:

Jo Lambert

Jo Lambert (Gent, Belgium)
Introduction and presentation of SPIN "Skin Inflammation &Psoriasis International Network"

Nejib Doss (Tunis, Tunisia)
Nail psoriasis: differential diagnosis

Christopher Griffiths (Manchester, Great Britain)
System medicine and psoriasis management

Romana Ceovic (Zagreb, Croatia)
Topical treatments and phototherapy in the era of biologics

Thomas Luger (Munster, Germany)
Novel therapies for psoriasis: where are we going?

Jo Lambert (Gent, Belgium)
Tailored prescribing of biologicals: a challenge for the near future

The Egyptian Society for Psoriasis will be organising, in collaboration with SPIN, a 2nd National Meeting on November 16, 2017 in Alexandria.

On this occasion, SPIN will hold a symposium with the following programme:

Emad ElGamal
Magdi Ragab
Nagwa Elwan
Nayera Moftah
Sami Abou zeid

Psoriasis and obesity - analysis of a bad friendship
Krisztian Gaspar (Hungary)

Nail Psoriasis: Differential Diagnosis
Nejib Doss (Tunisia)

Do alcohol and smoking trigger psoriasis? Evaluation of epidemiological, genetic and basic research data
Daniel Torocsik (Hungary)

Challenges in psoriasis management
Krisztian Gaspar (Hungary)

The Spring Continental Congress of Dermatology, organised by the Center for Research and Training in Skin Diseases and Leprosy took place in Tehran on 25-27 April 2018. SPIN held a special session in this Congress, with the following programme:

Louis Dubertret
Mohammad Shahidi Dadras
Omid Zargari

Nail psoriasis
Nejib Doss (Tunisia)

Management of atopic dermatitis in adults
Louis Dubertret (France)

Management of pruritus in psoriasis and atopic dermatitis
Jacek Szepietowski (Poland)

The potential benefits of shRNA mediated MMP1 silencing for psoriasis
Alexandre V. Mezentsev (Russia)

Angiotensin converting enzyme and subclinical atherosclerosis in psoriasis: Is there any association?
Fatimeh Abdollahi Majd (Iran)

The correlation between NTpro BNP and subclinical atherosclerosis in patients with psoriasis
Nasim Niknejad (Iran)

Psoriasis: practical pearls
Omid Zargari (Iran)

New developments in biologic therapy for psoriasis
Nader Zarrinpur (Iran)

IL-23 blockers in psoriasis therapy: blockbusters are coming
Ahmad Jalili (Switzerland)

If your national or regional group is hosting a meeting and you would like SPIN to contribute to the scientific programme with key opinion leaders in the field, please send a request to our President.

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