9th International Congress The Park Plaza Westminster Bridge Hotel London, UK.

Programme Overview

Considerable progress has been made over recent years in our understanding of psoriasis at both fundamental basic science and clinical levels. Identification of immunopathological mechanisms that lead to the expression of disease and elucidation of cellular processes which control proliferation and differentiation are integral to the development of new therapies and therapeutic approaches specifically designed for psoriasis. Furthermore, significant progress has been made in understanding the genetic architecture of psoriasis which in turn highlight key biological pathways, some shared with other auto-immune diseases. Emerging evidence suggests that psoriasis is associated with risk of cardiovascular disease and other comorbidities. The true relationships between these conditions and determination of mechanisms will be important in the long-term management of psoriasis.

Building on the success of our previous International Congresses held every three years since 1996, Psoriasis: from Gene to Clinic is designed to provide a forum for experts from around the world to present and discuss cutting edge issues. Delegates are anticipated to include clinicians, scientists and members of the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries.

To reflect the areas of current scientific and clinical interests, the meeting will concentrate on specific plenary topics: genes and pathogenesis; inflammation and immunity, comorbidites and targeted therapeutics.

There will be plenty of opportunity for free communications on any aspect of psoriasis, either as oral or poster presentations. Time will be available for informal discussions. The high quality of the meeting is again reflected in our choice of venue. The Park Plaza Westminster Bridge Hotel is situated in the heart of Westminster, facing Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament and the London Eye. The welcome reception will take place at the Hotel and the Congress Dinner will be held at the magnificent Natural History Museum, a unique, historic venue in the heart of London.

December is an excellent time to visit London and we hope that you will be able to join us.

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Jonathan Barker – London, UK
Christopher Griffiths – Manchester, UK

Scientific Committee

Herve Bachelez Paris, France
James Elder Ann Arbor, USA
Michel Gilliet Lausanne, Switzerland
Lars Iversen Aarhus, Denmark
James Krueger New York, USA
Errol Prens Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Jorg Prinz Munich, Germany
Catherine Smith London, UK
Peter van de Kerkhof Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Richard Warren Manchester, UK


The programme will concentrate on key issues relating to psoriasis at both scientific and clinical levels. There will be keynote and invited lecturers present. Plenary sessions will cover the following topics:

  • Genetics
  • Immunology and immunity
  • Co-morbidities and outcome measures
  • Targeted therapeutics

For further information please contact:

Organising Secretariat
Conference and Event Services
British Association of Dermatologists
4 Fitzroy Square, London W1T 5HQ

Tel: +44 (0)20 7391 6358 Fax: +44 (0)20 7388 0487
Email: conference@bad.org.uk
Website: www.psoriasisg2c.com

Register will open soon for Psoriasis from Gene to Clinic. The early bird registration rate deadline is September 1st 2020.

Registration Rates

Category Early rate
(up to 1 September)
Standard rate
(up to 6 November)
(subject to availability)
Delegate – Clinician/scientist* £475 £575 £675
Research fellows/residents** £300 £375 £450
Pharmaceutical Rep*** £675 £775 £875

*Applicants should hold a current clinical or scientific position and have a specific interest in psoriasis. This may be subject to the request for evidence of eligibility.
**Applications should be accompanied by a letter from the head of department confirming eligibility.
*** This rate applies to delegates from the sponsoring companies.

There are a limited number of places at the congress and delegates are advised to secure a place prior to booking travel and accommodation. The organiser reserves the right to refuse any registrations if the criteria are not met or if the congress is over subscribed.

All the above prices are inclusive of UK VAT.

Official letter of invitation
Official letters of invitation, designed to meet administrative requirements in some countries, will be sent upon request. It must be understood that such letters do not dispense with payment of fees and other expenses that may be incurred, all of which must be paid by the participant. Requests for letters of invitation should be indicated when registering.


Welcome Reception
Thursday 10th December
17:30 – 19:30

A welcome drinks reception will be held in the Plaza Suite, The Park Plaza Westminster Bridge Hotel at the end of the day’s scientific sessions on Thursday 10th December. All registered delegates are invited to attend. We hope this will be a perfect opportunity to relax, catch up with old acquaintances and form new friendships.

Congress Dinner
Friday 11th December
19:30 – 23:00

The Congress Dinner will be held at The Natural History Museum. With its outstanding history The Natural History Museum is an iconic building in the heart of London. With its many galleries, collections, paintings and incredible design it remains today an outstanding slice of British history. A splendid three course meal will take place in the magnificent Central Hall.

Congress Banquet tickets are priced at UK £60 for standard rate or £50 for reduced

Tickets for accompanying persons are priced at £60 each.

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