Welcome address

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

On behalf of the Psoriasis International Network (PIN) of the Fondation René Touraine, represented by professor Carle Paul and professor Luigi Naldi, it is our great pleasure to cordially invite you to participate in the 4th International Congress on Psoriasis. Psonet, responsible for the scientific coordination of the congress, is a well established network of psoriasis registries active in several European and Non-European countries, with the aim of promoting the comparison and combination of long term outcome data.

This congress series is directly aimed to serve the needs of practicing dermatologists involved in psoriasis care accross countries in outpatient services, hospital settings, and private practice. Therefore, we have invited keynote speakers from all fields of psoriasis research and care, to give you an update on the latest developments in diagnosis and treatment of psoriasis, including comorbidites, and in difficult clinical scenarios that may arise during the long-term management, with a view on psoriasis as a complex chronic multifactorial inflammatory disease not limited to the skin. A perspective on evidence-based and personalised care, on Public Health issues, and on the collaboration to obtain a better safety profile of treatment options will be favoured.

Furtheromore, fields such as patient education, psoriasis in children and pregnancy, topical treatment challenges, will be addressed in workshops which allow you to directly interact with internationally experienced speakers.

Make sure that you don’t miss this unique opportunity to update your knowledge on psoriasis, and take also the advantage to enjoy Paris at this wonderful time of the year!


       Luigi Naldi                                                      Louis Dubertret                                                    Carle Paul
 Coordinator of the                                           President Board of Directors                             Coordinator of the Psoriasis
 scientific programme                                     Fondation René Touraine                                  International Network



Focus on Psoriasis 2013 congress by Dr Luigi Naldi, coordinator of the Scientific Programme