NPF Celebrates 25 Years as Dermatology Resident Education Leader

For release August 30, 2023 – Alexandria, Virginia

The National Psoriasis Foundation (NPF) will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the annual Dermatology Residents’ Meeting on October 7 and 8, 2023 in Washington, D.C.

Experts and co-chairs Brad P. Glick, D.O., MPH, FAAD, and Samuel Hwang M.D., Ph.D. have the honor of hosting the silver anniversary event with 100 attendees selected from 207 applicants representing 72 different institutions in 29 states, Canada, and the Dominican Republic.

“It’s amazing to see how far this event has come since Dr. Mark Lebwohl helped NPF establish the first Residents’ Meeting in 1999,” said Leah M. Howard, J.D., the President and CEO of NPF. “This Residents’ Meeting plays a role in driving our mission forward. It is a yearly chance to spend several focused days with the best minds in the field, all looking into the same disease. It's a time of sharing, learning, and addressing conventional thinking. It's a very unique experience that has positive repercussions as a new generation of dermatologists start to take care of the people in this community.”

“What I like most about the Residents’ Meeting after years of participating is seeing past residents who are now physicians and dermatologists,” said Mark Lebwohl, M.D., a past NPF Medical Board Chair and the founder of the Residents’ Meeting. “The bottom line is that we really taught residents how to take care of psoriasis patients, and we continue to do so. The meeting has lasted, and hopefully will last for many years to come.”

Introducing the NPF Rheumatology Fellows’ Meeting

This year also marks the first NPF Rheumatology Fellows’ Meeting – an event inspired by the success of the Residents’ Meeting, this time with a focus on treating and managing psoriatic arthritis (PsA). The Fellows’ Meeting is co-chaired by Alice B Gottlieb, M.D., Ph.D. and Joseph F. Merola, M.D., MMSc, FAAD, two leaders in care for people living with PsA. Meeting attendees are comprised of a full roster of 25 rheumatology fellows selected from 46 applications from 31 institutions in 14 different states.

Resident and fellow attendees will have the unique opportunity to connect with leaders in psoriatic disease and health disparities research from around the world as the NPF Research Symposium: A Cure for All, will take place the same weekend. While applications have closed for both meetings, tickets remain for the Research Symposium. Seats are limited, so register today.

About the National Psoriasis Foundation
Serving the community of people impacted by psoriatic disease for more than 55 years with patient support, advocacy, research, and education, the National Psoriasis Foundation is the leading nonprofit representing individuals with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. The mission of NPF is to drive efforts to cure psoriatic disease and improve the lives of more than 8 million individuals in the United States affected by this chronic immune-mediated disease. Learn more at

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