About World Psoriasis Day
Put psoriasis on the agenda now!
World Psoriasis Day 2013
Each year a wide variety of activities take place around the world, these have ranged from the distribution of leaflets and postcards to large events, which have made each World Psoriasis Day a huge success and generate worldwide media interest.
Here are some examples of past World Psoriasis Day activities:
Distribution of 100 000 postcards and 5 000 posters to schools in Argentina
Activities for children in hospitals in Colombia
Youth camp for young psoriatics in Germany
Photo project and exhibition featuring young psoriatics in Norway
Road show in Singapore with the theme "Will you hold my hand"
National Psoriasis Foundation, USA, released white paper on children with psoriasis
International drawing competition for children
Free informational community events
Free assessments and consultations by medical professionals
IFPA Stigmatization & Discrimination survey carried out in 15 countries
Seminars and conferences on psoriasis for healthcare professionals
Online WPD forums
Summary of WPD activities 2011
Summary of WPD activities 2010
Summary of WPD activities 2009.pdf
Summary of WPD activities 2008
Summary of WPD acitivites 2007
Who is involved?
Around the world local, national and international patient associations and medical societies are active members of WPD - and the numbers are growing. Anyone who wants to help improve public understanding of psoriasis can get involved. Please join us!
The WPD Steering Committee oversees the direction of WPD and assists national federations in their work. The Steering Committee is made up of psoriasis patients and patient association representatives from different countries.
Contact: IFPA Secretariat / Bellmansgatan 30 / SE-118 47 Stockholm / SWEDEN ● E-mail:
/ Phone: +46 8 556 109 18
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