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Living with Psoriasis & Psoriatic Arthritis
What we do
Our mission is to enhance the quality of life of people living with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis by providing current information on research and treatment options and by working with others to build awareness and advocacy about the complexities of these conditions.
Is It Psoriasis?
INVISIBLE MAN : a Real Life Psoriasis Story
Invisible Man tells the inspiring story of Newfoundland resident Andrew Gosse’s journey to treatment after suffering from severe psoriasis for 18 years. Directed by award winning filmmaker Nimisha Mukerji. Executive Producer C. Hudson Hwang.
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A Word From Our President
I am proud and honoured to assume the role of President of the Canadian Psoriasis Network. I am a passionate advocate for the inclusion of people living with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis in our community. Over one million Canadians suffer from the disease and it is my goal to work with our Board to continue to build a strong Network to raise awareness and increase the understanding of our disease. The ultimate goal is to reduce the suffering and help people live their lives to the fullest. Today, we have treatment options unavailable to us previously. There are new treatment options becoming available frequently as research progresses however, it is important for us to continue to collaborate with stakeholders in the ongoing quest for a cure. I hope you will join me in this mission. It will happen with the strategic focus of dedicated Canadians who are impacted by the disease. If you have any suggestions or questions, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Simmie Smith, B.A, M.B.A.
President, Canadian Psoriasis Network
COVID-19 And Psoriasis
COVID-19 and Psoriasis
As the COVID-19 situation in Canada continues to evolve, we remind our community to be attentive to reputable sources of health information such as the Public Health Agency of Canada as well as your provincial/territorial government for current recommendations and precautions.
We also encourage psoriasis / psoriatic arthritis patients to call their dermatologist/rheumatologist or other physicians with any concerns, or for information about their specific circumstances. Your health care team is the most appropriate resource for any specific questions or concerns you may have.
To date, general information is that unless symptomatic, medications should be continued. We encourage psoriatic patients who develop symptoms or who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 to discuss their concerns and treatment plans with their prescribing physician.
We further remind members of our community with exacerbated anxiety and depression symptoms of how to manage their mental wellness at this time of uncertainty. Check out the Canadian Mental Health Association for their suggestions if you are feeling elevated distress.
For general information for skin patients, the Canadian Skin Patient Alliance, of which CPN is an affiliate, has created an FAQ page: http://canadianskin.ca/education/covid-19.
As many people are seeing their jobs affected these days, there may be concerns about disrupted access to insurance for treatments. Check out this Understanding Access Fact Sheet as a reminder of ways people may access treatments for psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis in Canada.
Are you a Healthcare Professional?
We have put together a series of brochures and information sheets that may be viewed online, or downloaded and printed. Visit Resources for Health Professionals
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