The global theme for the congress was centred 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.
The classical congress programme (pathogenesis, diagnosis/comorbidities, treatment, specific subgroups) was expanded 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’ …
The 6th edition of the SPIN – Skin Inflammation & Psoriasis International Network Congress was held in Paris from Thursday April 25 to Saturday April 27, 2019 at the Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie, Paris. The scientific programme was handled by the Spanish Psoriasis Group.
We have started 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 have discussed and have added their perspective to the clinical cases briefly presented
- 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.
You can find the full programme here.