National Psoriasis Foundation Research Symposium

Scientists Gather in Chicago to Shape the Future of Psoriatic Disease Research

Portland, Ore. (March 1, 2017)—Registration is now open for the 2017 National Psoriasis Foundation (NPF) Research Symposium. The Symposium provides experts in the psoriatic disease community the opportunity to share their research, build collaborations, and engage with one another to drive the future of psoriatic disease research.

The 2017 Symposium will be held in conjunction with the NPF National Volunteer Conference (NVC), which offers a unique opportunity for members of the research community to share their work with patients. The NPF Research Symposium will be held at the Swissôtel in Chicago, Illinois, on Aug. 3-5, 2017.

This year’s symposium will be chaired by Alexis Ogdie-Beatty, M.D., MSCE from the University of Pennsylvania and Sam Hwang, M.D., Ph.D. from the University of California, Davis. They will be joined by other prominent psoriatic disease experts and researchers, including keynote speaker John O’Shea, M.D., from the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases.

Registration is $150 through April 1, 2017 and $185 after. Interested attendees may submit an abstract to share original research as both a poster and oral presentation by May 17, 2017. NPF is offering travel grants for a select number of early career researchers to attend the symposium. Travel Grant applications must be received on or before May 31, 2017.

This year, NPF is celebrating 50 years of driving efforts to cure psoriatic disease and improve the lives of those affected. Many events and celebrations are planned throughout the year, and the Research Symposium is one of many designed to celebrate the people, work and successes NPF and its many volunteers have achieved over the past 50 years. To learn more about the NPF 50 Year Celebration and other events throughout the year, visit

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About the National Psoriasis Foundation

Serving its community through more than 50 years of patient support, advocacy, research funding, and education, the National Psoriasis Foundation (NPF) is the world’s leading nonprofit fighting for individuals with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. The NPF mission is to drive efforts to cure psoriatic disease and dramatically improve the lives of more than 8 million Americans affected by this chronic immune-mediated disease. As part of that effort, NPF created its Patient Navigation Center to offer personalized assistance to everyone with psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis. To date, NPF has funded more than $21 million in research grants and fellowships that help drive discoveries that may lead to more and better treatments and ultimately a cure. Learn more at