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Skin Health Institute
Psoriasis Back to Basics Program Q&A Workshop 2

Psoriasis Back to Basics Program Q&A Workshop 2

7:00PM - 8:00PM Tuesday 26th October 2021
Registrations for this event are now closed.

Workshop on Psoriasis: Biologic Agents in Dermatology & Selecting Biologics and Switching 

Join A/Prof Peter Foley, Dr Sarah Hannam and  Dr Rebecca Nguyen  as they answer all your questions on the Psoriasis Back to Basics Program: Modules 4 & 5. 

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 4 & 5 in order to get the most out of this workshop. 

A/Prof Peter Foley starts off module 4 with a discussion on biologic agents that are currently available for the management of chronic plaque psoriasis. He starts with an overview of biologic therapies, and then continues to talk about tumour necrosis factor (TNF) antagonists.

Dr Sarah Hannam then takes over discussing the interleukin 17 (IL 17) antagonists, before Dr Rebecca Nguyen completes this module by providing an overview of the interleukin 23 (IL 23) antagonists.

In module 5, A/Prof Peter Foley first discusses how to switch from one biologic to another. He starts with a discussion on why switching would be a consideration and evaluates the safety concerns. Advice on how to switch between various biologics is then presented, before he moves on to expertly give an insight into the thought processes involved and factors to be considered when choosing a biologic treatment.

To register for the Q&A Workshop, please use the REGISTER buttons at the top and bottom of this page.


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 :

how to access the program 

MEET THE q&A Panelists

A/Prof Peter Foley, MBBS BMedSc  MD  FACD

A/Prof Peter Foley is a clinical dermatologist and has a wealth of experience in dermatology particularly in the treatment of psoriasis. He is Australia’s only councilor on the International Psoriasis Council and served on the steering committee of GRAPPA (Group for Research and Assessment of Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis).

A/Prof Foley currently holds the positions of Associate Professor, Department of Medicine (Dermatology) at The University of Melbourne, Director of Research at the Skin Health Institute and Head, Dermatology Research, St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne. He is a visiting dermatologist at the Photobiology, Phototherapy and Biologics Clinics at St. Vincent's Hospital Melbourne, and the Phototherapy and Biologics Clinics at the Skin Health Institute.

As the Director of Research, A/Prof Foley directs the Institute's rapidly expanding clinical trials program and is co-convenor of the Australasian Psoriasis Registry. To date he has been an author on well over 100 peer reviewed publications, including the reports of many of the pivotal trials of biologics in psoriasis and has been an investigator in over 100 clinical trials, many for new therapies for psoriasis.


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 Sarah Hannam, MB BS FACD

Dr Hannam has relocated to Sydney from Melbourne bringing with her a broad exposure and experience in speciality dermatology areas including skin cancer, and all aspects of general medical and cosmetic dermatology.

After graduating from The University of Adelaide in South Australia, Dr Hannam moved to Melbourne where she completed her dermatology training at all major hospitals, including a year at University College Hospital in London. She has been affiliated with The Skin Health Institute, The Peter McCallum Cancer Institute, The Alfred Hospital, St Vincents Hospital and has spent time in Fiji contributing to clinics, research and education.

Dr Hannam has experience treating all skin conditions and has a special interest in both medical and surgical dermatology including diagnosis and management of skin cancer, acne and psoriasis, as well as the use of laser devices.


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