Rheumatology - Psoriatic Disease

Welcome Message

The Division of Rheumatology at the Lebanese American University Gilbert and Rose-Marie Chagoury School of Medicine is pleased to announce the symposium “Psoriatic Disease: What’s New?” taking place at the LAU Medical Center-Rizk Hospital and online via the WebEx platform on Friday, February 16, 2024. This symposium is proudly endorsed by the Lebanese Society of Rheumatology.

Psoriasis is a chronic, inflammatory, and systemic disease impacting 125 million people worldwide, comprising 2–3% of the total population. More prevalent in women and younger patients, it’s associated with higher rates of comorbidities such as cardiovascular disease, stroke, metabolic syndrome, and depression. Psoriatic arthritis affects 30% of individuals with psoriasis, and its severity is measured by its impact on quality of life, with nearly one-quarter experiencing moderate to severe cases.

Join us for this symposium where International and National renowned speakers will collaborate to raise awareness about this condition. Our distinguished guest speakers include:

Explore the full conference program and speakers (Click here)

Intended Audience: All healthcare providers and the general public interested in learning more about this topic are welcome.

We eagerly anticipate your presence and active contribution. Click here to register for free.


Laure Irani, MD
Activity Director
Head, Division of Rheumatology 
Department of Internal Medicine
LAU Gilbert and Rose-Marie Chagoury School of Medicine