Meet the speakers at IFPA Conference 2024

April Armstrong

Topic: Emerging Oral therapies.

Thursday June 27, 09:45-10:15

Dr. April Armstrong is Professor and Chief of Dermatology at University of California Los Angeles (UCLA). Prior to being at UCLA, Dr. Armstrong served as Associate Dean for Clinical Research at the University of Southern California (USC).
Dr. Armstrong is an internationally renowned dermatologist and clinical researcher in inflammatory skin diseases including psoriasis and atopic dermatitis. Dr. Armstrong has conducted over 150 clinical trials and published over 400 articles in scientific journals. Dr. Armstrong is also a passionate educator, having received numerous awards for her educational efforts.

Dr. Armstrong has a long history of service to the medical profession on a national and international level. She serves as a board member of the American Academy of Dermatology, Past Chair of the Medical Board at the National Psoriasis Foundation, Co-President of the Group for Research and Assessment of Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis (GRAPPA), councilor for the International Eczema Council and International Psoriasis Council, and a board member for the International Dermatology Outcome Measures and the California Society of Dermatology and Dermatological Surgery (CalDerm). She is also an editorial board member of JAMA Dermatology and had also served on the editorial boards of JAAD and other journals.

Dr. Armstrong obtained her medical degree from Harvard Medical School and completed dermatology residency at the Harvard Combined Dermatology Residency Program. She also obtained a Master of Public Health degree from Harvard School of Public Health.