Scientific & Medical Events: World Psoriasis Day 2018
World Psoriasis Day is dedicated to people living with psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis.
On October 29, we aim to address their needs:
- Raise awareness.
Psoriasis affects over 125 million people around the world – not just physically, but also socially, emotionally and financially. World Psoriasis Day aims to raise the profile of this debilitating disease and increase awareness of the effect it has on people’s lives.
- Spread information.
For many, psoriasis is still a relatively unknown disease. On World Psoriasis Day, we spread information about psoriasis, dispel common myths and answer questions. We also inform patients about their own condition, so they can feel empowered to speak about it.
- Improve access to treatment.
On World Psoriasis Day, we lobby to give people with psoriasis better access to appropriate, affordable treatment. That’s why we specifically address key health decision-makers like national governments, policy-makers and healthcare providers that day.
- Give the psoriasis community a voice.
Many people living with psoriasis may struggle to get the world to listen to their needs. World Psoriasis Day is an opportunity for the psoriasis community to speak out from a common platform – and have its voice heard.
The theme for World Psoriasis Day 2018 is “Treat Psoriasis Seriously”. International Federation of Psoriasis Associations (IFPA) and its members in 56 countries are organising awareness-raising and advocacy campaigns to improve access to treatment, increase understanding and build unity among the psoriasis community.
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Dr. Boris NEDELCIUC,
Associate Professor, MD-PhD at Nicolae Testemitanu State University of Medicine and Pharmacy,
Chisinau, Republic of Moldova
National Representative of the Skin Inflammation & Psoriasis International Network, France
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Scientific & Medical Events: World Psoriasis Day 2017 – https://e-dermatologie.md/scientific-medical-events-world-psoriasis-day-2017/
Scientific & Medical Events: World Psoriasis Day 2016 – https://e-dermatologie.md/scientific-medical-events-world-psoriasis-day-2016/
Scientific & Medical Events: World Psoriasis Day 2015 – https://e-dermatologie.md/scientific-medical-events-world-psoriasis-day-2015/