Dear Friend!

Lars Ettarp
World Psoriasis Day is an international initiative spearheaded by the International Federation of Psoriasis Associations (IFPA) and is designed to unite the more than 125 million people around the world with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis in celebration on one day each year: October 29.

More than 40 local, national and international patient associations and support groups are active in celebrating World Psoriasis Day - and the numbers are growing. World Psoriasis Day is a truly global event that gives people with psoriasis an international voice. The celebration of World Psoriasis Day is open to every organization and individual.

World Psoriasis Day is the most important and successful awareness raising activity of IFPA and the member organizations. Explore this website to find out more about who is involved and what is happening for World Psoriasis Day in your country this year. Together we can make World Psoriasis Day a huge success!

IFPA is also focusing on improving medical care, increasing cooperation between the medical profession and patient organizations, greater public understanding and more research to improve the lives of people who live with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. One example of this is the World Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis Conference. IFPA organized this conference earlier this year in close cooperation with the medical profession and it was attended by 650 delegates coming from 47 countries. Please also visit the IFPA website ( to learn more about our work and our achievements.

Kind regards

Lars Ettarp
President of IFPA & Chairman of World Psoriasis Day Steering Committee