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Psoriasis: Back to Basics Program Q&A Workshop 1

Psoriasis: Back to Basics Program Q&A Workshop 1

7:00PM - 8:00PM Tuesday 28th September 2021
Registrations for this event are now closed.



Join A/Prof Chris Baker, Dr Ben Daniel, Dr Rebecca Nguyen and Dr Aaron Robinson as they answer all your questions on the Psoriasis Back to Basics Program: Modules 1 & 3. This highly interactive 60-minute workshop will include case studies and discussions on the afore-mentioned modules, so you are highly encouraged to complete Modules 1 & 3 in order to get the most out of this workshop.

Module 1 provides a comprehensive psoriasis overview by Dr Aaron Robinson, providing you up an up-to-date summary on psoriasis epidemiology, exploring the triggers related to the development of psoriasis and explaining the differential characteristics associated with the diverse presentations of psoriasis.  Dr Ben Daniels, then reviews the important co-morbidities associated with Psoriasis, providing a thorough review of the association of psoriasis with known comorbidities and how these should be monitored in patients with psoriasis. 

PASI assessment is a requirement for biologic eligibility on the PBS. In Module 3, Dr Rebecca Nguyen provides an excellent review of the PASI scoring system with a case study to demonstrate how to use this assessment tool effectively. A/Prof Chris Baker then reviews the importance of quality of life considerations in psoriasis patients and explains the relationship between PASI scores and QoL measures. It is not always as clear cut as you may imagine. He reviews the current HR QoL tools available to dermatologists which provide generic or specific patient information, which can be very useful for management decisions.

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About the Program 

This 6-module curriculum is a highly practical resource for clinicians at the frontline of one of the most challenging dermatological disorders. Led by Associate Professor Peter Foley from the Skin Health Institute, the program provides comprehensive training on psoriasis aetiology, presentation, assessment and treatment, with a focus on up-to-date clinical evidence and prescribing strategies for the currently available biologic therapies.

Each module only takes 30-60 minutes to complete and certificates are issues upon completion of the course.

For more on the PSORIASIS:BACK TO BASICS program and instructions on how to access the program click below :

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MEET THE q&A Panelists


Associate Professor Chris Baker is a clinical dermatologist based in Melbourne and the former President of the Australasian College of Dermatologists. A/Prof Baker has particular interest in advanced psoriasis therapies, photodermatology and phototherapy, and clinical trials. He is the Director of the Department of Dermatology at St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne and past president of the Skin Health Institute. He is also a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

A/Prof Baker established the first dedicated photodermatology and light testing facility in Australia at St Vincent's Hospital. He has been co-investigator on a number of clinical trials for biologic therapies and conducts advanced psoriasis clinics at the Skin Health Institute and St Vincent's Hospital. He was involved in the implementation and development of local treatment protocols.

A/Prof Baker was co-founder of the Australasian Psoriasis Registry (APR), an online Australian and New Zealand registry established in 2008 for psoriasis patients on systemic and biologic therapies. He has authored papers on goals of care and quality of life studied in psoriasis. He is currently involved in a collaborative project developing biofabrication of skin and 3D printing.


Dr Benjamin Daniel is a fellow of the Australasian College of Dermatologists and a consultant dermatologist at St Vincentʼs Hospital and the Western Hospital.

He did a 2 year pre-dermatology research fellowship in autoimmune blistering diseases alongside his masters of medicine for which he received honours for his thesis. 

During his dermatology training he has worked at various hospitals in Melbourne including the Alfred Hospital, Victorian Melanoma Service, Peter MacCallum Cancer Hospital, Royal Childrenʼs Hospital as well as the National Skin Centre in Singapore.

Dr Daniel has published several articles in peer reviewed journals and presented at both local and international conferences. He has also written book chapters on common skin conditions. He was awarded the Harvey Rotstein Award for academic excellence, collegiality and professionalism through the registrar training. He has a particular interest in eczema, psoriasis, acne, autoimmune blistering diseases, pigment disorders and skin cancer management


Dr Rebecca Nguyen is a consultant dermatologist in private practice and holds appointments at Monash Health, Eastern Health and the Skin and Cancer Foundation. Dr Nguyen graduated from Monash University in 2008 before undertaking her dermatology training in Melbourne and was awarded in 2013 the President’s Medal for Pharmacology, in 2014 the prestigious Australasian College of Dermatologists travelling scholarship to Oxford, United Kingdom and in 2016, the Founder’s Medal for Procedural Dermatology.

Dr Nguyen has expertise in both adult and pediatric dermatology. Her areas of interest include eczema, psoriasis, acne, rosacea, hyperhidrosis, skin cancer management and women’s dermatology. She is also involved in Clinical Trials at the Skin and Cancer Foundation for inflammatory skin disorders. She is happy to see a wide variety of patients in her practice.


Dr. Aaron Robinson is a Fellow of the Australasian College of Dermatologists with a range of interests in medical and surgical dermatology, including skin cancer surveillance and management, acne, alopecia, and inflammatory skin conditions such as psoriasis and atopic dermatitis. Aaron works at the Skin Health Institute in the Transplant and Skin Cancer assessment clinics and is also involved in clinical research with the Skin Health Institute. Aaron has an appointment as an Adjunct Senior Lecturer at the University of Melbourne and has public appointments as a Consultant Dermatologist at St. Vincent's Hospital and The Northern Hospital.

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