Nijmegen, The Netherlands
50 Years ESDR Anniversary Lecture 3: Psoriasis
Title: From empirical to pathogenesis based treatment of psoriasis
Date: Friday 24 September 2021, 09.20-09.40
Prof Peter CM van de Kerkhof started his training in Dermatology and his research on psoriasis in 1979 at the department of dermatology of the Radboud University Medical Centre in Nijmegen the Netherlands. From 1991 until 2018 he was the chairman of that department. Under his guidance there was an active program on psoriasis and non-melanoma skin cancer.
His research contributions were focused on the pathogenesis and treatment of psoriasis. The transition from the symptomless skin to the psoriatic lesion were studied over the years, concluding that various aspects of innate immunity are fundamental to the disease. He has been a principal investigator in many clinical trials. Furthermore, he has worked in international consortia on the positioning of innovative treatments in psoriasis.
Currently he is a senior Professor of the Radboud University and Chief Medical Officer of the International Psoriasis Council.