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 major 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.