The Global Psoriasis Atlas Annual Report
20 April 2018
The Global Psoriasis Atlas (GPA) is the leading epidemiological resource on psoriasis globally; thus informing research, policy and health care provision for the disease worldwide.
The International League of Dermatological Societies (ILDS), the International Psoriasis Council (IPC) and the International Federation of Psoriasis Associations (IFPA) are joint partners on the GPA, which aims to provide the common benchmark on the complete burden of psoriasis in all countries and regions throughout the world.
This report outlines what has been achieved in the first year of the project.
- GPA Office established
- Key personnel recruited to lead academic institution
- The first meetings of the GPA Board of Governors and Steering Committee were convened in Geneva, Switzerland in September 2017
- All Regional Coordinators now appointed
- Facilitation of local research projects using the agreed methodology is imminent
- The second meetings of the GPA Board of Governors and Steering Committee were in convened San Diego, USA in February 2018
- Data from systematic review to support development of first iteration of the prototype GPA
It is an honour to have been asked to direct the Global Psoriasis Atlas (GPA). As this first year report attests the GPA has started in fine style with the appointment of a worldwide group of enthusiastic and highly motivated regional coordinators … I am particularly excited that we have begun to realise the vision of the World Health Organization (WHO) to start to understand the true burden of psoriasis worldwide and by so doing work towards enabling people with psoriasis to access the best available care wherever they may reside.
– Chris Griffiths, GPA Director