stichting group for research and assessment of psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis eu
GRAPPA EU was founded by the Group for Research and Assessment of Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis (GRAPPA) a tax exempt private operating foundation based in the United States (www.grappanetwork.org). GRAPPA is an international consortium presently comprised of 600 rheumatologists, dermatologists, radiologists, epidemiologists, and patient representatives who contribute to the field of psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. In addition, a number of pharmaceutical companies are corporate members of GRAPPA. GRAPPA is focused on identifying and initiating research on key areas of unmet need, advancing new assessment tools, promoting educational forums and developing treatment guidelines for psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. The mission of GRAPPA EU is to further the work of GRAPPA with a specific focus on participating in research projects relating to psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis in the European Union.
Role within HIPPOCRATES
The role of GRAPPA EU within the HIPPOCRATES consortium includes contributions of expertise related to psoriatic arthritis from GRAPPA members and from patients who are members of the GRAPPA patient advocacy group worldwide, and related management activities by GRAPPA EU. GRAPPA EU will actively support the involvement of the Patient Research Partners and of other GRAPPA members in the work of HIPPOCRATES. Further, the role of GRAPPA EU is to co-ordinate cohorts within GRAPPA for projects within HIPPOCRATES.