What’s New at GRAPPA

2021 Virtual Annual Meeting & Trainee Symposium

Registration is now open for the GRAPPA Virtual Annual Meeting & Trainee Symposium. Members were sent registration information. See the draft agenda here. If you are not a member of GRAPPA and would like to attend this meeting, contact Sharon Andrews, [email protected], for more information.

IFPA (International Federation of Psoriasis Associations) is holding the 6th World Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis Conference 2021 from June 30 – July 3, 2021 as a virtual meeting. There will be a Joint IFPA/GRAPPA session (two parts) on Thursday, July 1 at 14:00-14:45 and 15:00-15:45 CEST. Topics will include palmoplantar pustulosis and a presentation of GRAPPA projects. More information and registration can be found in this newsletter.

GRAPPA Adjacent to AAD, a virtual meeting

Thank you to all who attended this successful meeting. The video is now available for for on-demand viewing, https://youtu.be/FkeJnB3_z8A. Click here to see the agenda.


COVID-19 Vaccines and Psoriatic Disease
Do you have questions about the new COVID-19 vaccines for people with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis? Click here to read a joint guidance statement from IFPA and GRAPPA.

GRAPPA COVID-19 Guidance Statement

This guidance was prepared by rheumatologists, dermatologists and patient members of GRAPPA to provide guidance to persons with psoriasis and/or psoriatic arthritis during the current COVID-19 pandemic, in particular to those taking immunosuppressant medicines. Click here to read entire statement.

GRAPPA’s “A Patient’s Guide to Treatments for Psoriatic Arthritis”

This guide is now available free for download. Written in lay language, it explains current treatments for psoriatic disease. Health care professionals are encouraged to provide it to their patients. The guide was written by members of GRAPPA’s patient research partner team, with support from GRAPPA’s treatment recommendations group. Printing instructions are supplied in a separate pdf. To download, please click on this icon:

GRAPPA Mission

GRAPPA (Group for Research and Assessment of Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis) is organized exclusively for non-profit, educational, and scientific purposes, specifically to facilitate sharing of information related to psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis, networking among different medical disciplines that see psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis patients, and to enhance research, diagnosis and treatment of psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis.

The GRAPPA app!

The GRAPPA app, available in Apple and Android formats, is free to download from the Apple store and the Google Play Store. Designed to be used by physicians, this app includes various calculators. Languages include: English, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese (standard and Brazilian), Russian, German, Arabic, Chinese (simplified, Hong Kong and Taiwan), Japanese, Hebrew and Swedish.

The app is free to download to all, both GRAPPA members and non-members. Here are the links:


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