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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

  • PPACMAN Annual Meeting

    PPACMAN 2023 Annual Meeting

    Save the Date: December 9, 2023

    Location: New York City

    Registration information: Attendance for this meeting is by invitation only. PPACMAN members and stakeholders, please check your email for your invitation, or reach out to PPACMAN for assistance.


  • american college of rheumatology. Annual Meeting.

    American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting

    Date: November 10-15, 2023

    Location: San Diego, CA

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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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