The Psoriasis Association of Malta is proposing an alliance of parents, families and caregivers to support sufferers of psoriasis and to advocate more information on the condition. By raising awareness in schools, homes and the workplace, patients will have greater access to their rights and the available support.
The Psoriasis Association of Malta was founded some 25 years ago, but after a very active period of years, interest waned and the association slowly went into hibernation. It is therefore in everybody’s interest for the society to be revived, aiding the continuous efforts made to research and inform the public about the condition. Patient associations have given immense contributions to their well-being, and are a powerful voice on behalf of all those who suffer from psoriasis.
A meeting will be held at The Palace Hotel in Sliema on the 19th November between 11am and 12.45pm. Three speakers with firsthand knowledge of psoriasis will talk about why they believe an association is crucial for those with the condition and their families. After a discussion, a steering committee will be appointed for a specified period, before a formal committee takes over. A programme of events for 2017 will be proposed in due course, as well as links with similar societies abroad.
There will also be a talk by Consultant Rheumatologist and proposed Steering Committee member Dr Bernard Coleiro MD FRCP on psoriasis and how it can affect other organs aside from the skin.
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