Prof. Tiago TORRES MD, PhD

Portugal

Faculty Presentations

Cardiovascular comorbidities and psoriasis

Cardiometabolic comorbidities and psoriasis Psoriasis is currently considered a systemic disease associated with several comorbidities. Cardiometabolic comorbidities and cardiovascular disease are the main cause of morbidity and mortality in patients with psoriasis and have a huge impact on the management of psoriasis. Increasing awareness among dermatologists is crucial to improve…

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Tiago Torres is Professor of Dermatology at the Instituto de Cincias Biomdicas Abel Salazar, University of Porto. He received his medical degree from the Faculdade de Medicina, University of Porto, completed a residency program in Dermatology and Venereology at Centro Hospitalar Universitrio do Porto (CHUP) and finished his PhD thesis in 2014 studying the role of psoriasis- associated systemic inflammation in atherosclerosis.

Currently, he is the Head of the psoriasis and atopic dermatitis Unit of the Department of Dermatology of CHUP. Through the years has been principal investigator for several psoriasis and atopic dermatitis clinical trials.

Tiago Torres has been involved in the development of national guidelines for the treatment of psoriasis and atopic dermatitis, has received the Juvenal Esteves Prize from the Portuguese Society of Dermatology and Venerology (SPDV) with research projects in psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis in 2011, 2013, 2017 and 2018 and two research grants from SPDV with research projects in atopic dermatitis in 2018 and 2019.

Currently, he serves as Associate Editor of Acta Mdica Portuguesa and Drugs in Context, Co-editor of Portuguese Journal of Dermatology and Venerology and belongs to the editorial board of Drugs, Journal of International Medical Research and the Foundation Ren Touraines Book Therapeutics In Dermatology.

Tiago Torres has been a founding member of the Atopic Dermatitis Group of SPDV, is the president of the Portuguese Group of Psoriasis, and is an International Psoriasis Council (IPC), Skin Inflammation & Psoriasis International Network (SPIN), Group for Research and Assessment of Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis (GRAPPA) and International Eczema Coucil (IEC) member.

Tiago Torres has published more than 100 articles on psoriasis and atopic dermatitis and has been the editor of the Portuguese book Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis. His main research topics in dermatology are immunodermatology, immunology and immunopharmacology of psoriasis and atopic dermatitis.