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Mission Statement

"Optimize the clinical care of patients with psoriatic disease through multidisciplinary collaboration, education and innovative research."


Having established a network of combined clinics, the goals of PPACMAN are now focused on:

Improving education for trainees and practicing dermatologists and rheumatologists about the importance of early identification of psoriatic arthritis and value of collaborative care for patients with psoriatic disease.

Support for formation of similar clinical models and regional derm-rheum partnerships.

Research demonstrating the effectiveness of these care models. This includes studies to identified mechanisms for improved PsA screening, comorbidity identification and management, and defining ideal care outcomes.

Psoriasis & Psoriatic Arthritis Decision Aid for Choosing Treatments

A PATIENT DECISION AID... is a tool for people to talk with their doctor about medication and treatments to help manage your health.

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Upcoming Meetings

  • American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting

    Date: November 14-19, 2024

    Location: Washington, D.C.

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  • Save the date for the 8th annual meeting. December 14, 2024. New York City.

    Save the Date: PPACMAN 8th Annual Meeting

    Date: Saturday, December 14, 2024

    Location: New York, NY

    More information coming soon.

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In the News

  • I am delighted to announce the appointment of Joseph F. Merola, M.D. M.M.Sc., as the new Chair of the Department of Dermatology, effective Oct. 16. Read More...
  • We are pleased to announce the appointment of Alexis R. Ogdie-Beatty, MD, MSCE, as the new director of the Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics (CCEB) at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania Health System. Read More...
  • Sage Bionetworks and PPACMAN release Psorcast app to support patients with psoriatic disease and health researchers First-of-its kind non-profit psoriatic disease study app launches, allowing patients to monitor their skin and joint health. Learn more...
  • Joel Gelfand, MD, and Alexis Ogdie, MD, provide deeper insight into the overlap and transition of care in patients with psoriasis and PsA. - Rheumatology Advisor Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis: Providing Bidirectional Care Rheumatology Advisor - Written by Stephan Cho (est. time: 3 min.) The Podcast


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This non-profit research study is based on many people like you measuring your skin and joints with a smartphone and openly sharing this anonymized data with the research community.

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