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Psoriasis: Next Generation Healthcare

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On the evening of 11th October Psoriasis Shout Out is hosting a public event to discuss psoriasis, treatment options, and exciting research ongoing in Manchester. The event will also mark the launch the Psoriasis – Rapid Access Clinic (P-RAC) – a cutting edge initiative and a revolutionary approach to psoriasis management.

Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory skin condition that affects over 1.8 million people in the UK. In Greater Manchester this equates to 75,000 people – enough to fill Manchester United’s Old Trafford stadium!

Characterised by red, scaling patches on the skin, psoriasis is not contagious. However, it is more than “skin-deep”, and is associated with significant co-morbidities such as cardiovascular disease, inflammatory arthritis and depression.

The Psoriasis Shout Out® initiative, led by Professor Chris Griffiths at The University of Manchester and BRC Dermatology Theme Lead, aims to get everyone talking about this often overlooked condition.

Researchers, clinicians and patients are working together (8-14th October 2018) to raise awareness of the condition and to show that given the right support and treatment it is possible to live well with psoriasis.

5.00 pm – 6.30 pm

A public event to discuss psoriasis, treatment options and exciting research ongoing in Manchester. This is an opportunity for those with psoriasis to meet others with the conditions, and to participate in a Q&A with world leading experts.

6.30 pm – 9.00 pm

Public and healthcare / research professionals are invited to the launch of the Psoriasis – Rapid Access Clinic (P-RAC) – a cutting edge initiative and a revolutionary approach to psoriasis management.  The P-RAC launch event will include snapshot presentations from dermatologists, researchers and patient representatives. (refreshments included)

This event is free and is open to the public and professionals.

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