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1 December 2021, wednesday

Time:7PM MY/HK | 6PM TH

Duration:60 Minutes

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Pruritus is a frequently reported symptom for psoriasis patients. Despite the morbidity associated with pruritus in psoriasis few studies have evaluated the prevalence of itch in challenging areas to treat with the current use of biological agents. 

This webinar would highlight key concepts in psoriasis‐associated chronic pruritus  in challenging areas to treat and available approaches to complex scenarios in psoriasis patients.


19:00 - 19:10

Welcome and Introduction


Dr. Mimi Chang

19:10 - 19:40

Itching for Answers: Pruritus in Complex Psoriasis Patients and Challenging Areas to Treat
Keynote Speaker:

Prof. Atsushi Otsuka , MD, PhD

19:40 - 19:55

Q & A Session

Dr. Mimi Chang

19:55 - 20:00 Closing Remark





Prof. Atsushi Otsuka, MD, PhD

Professor and Chairman,

Department of Dermatology, Faculty of Medicine, Kindai University

Dr. Atsushi Otsuka is a dermatologist in Osaka, Japan. He graduated from the Shinshu University in 2003 and received his PhD from Kyoto University in 2010. He served as a consultant dermatologist and associate professor in the Department of Dermatology at the Kyoto University Hospital from 2010 until 2020. After completed research fellowship of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science in 2012, he pursued his post-doctoral research fellowship training in the Department of Dermatology at the Zurich University Hospital form 2012-2014. He has enhanced research collaboration and building on the achievements of dermatology research between Zurich-Kyoto institutions in 2014. He is currently working as a Professor and Chairman at Department of Dermatology, Faculty of Medicine, Kindai University. He has presented and published papers in both national and international journals. His fields of interests include psoriasis, melanoma, atopic dermatitis and allergy.

Dr. Mimi Chang

Clinical Associate Professor (Honorary), The Chinese University of Hong Kong,

Consultant Dermatologist, Prince of Wales Hospital, Hong Kong

Dr. Mimi Chang graduated from the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2003 with distinction in Medicine. She completed her basic and higher physician training in the Prince of Wales Hospital (PWH), obtaining her MRCP in 2006 and fellowships in Dermatology and Venereology and Advanced Internal Medicine in 2012. She was a clinical fellow in the Singapore National Skin Center, and visited Singapore General Hospital, in 2008-09. She pursued subspecialty training in Trichology under Professor R. Trueeb, Switzerland, in 2016 and in skin cancer and nail surgery under Prof E. Haneke and Dr. Loeser, Germany, in 2018. Dr. Chang was the Chief of Division of Dermatology and associate consultant in PWH, where she managed dermatology service, residency training and medical students teaching. She is a managing editor of the HKJDV and has contributed in local registries. Her subspecialty interests include hair and scalp disorders, hospital dermatology, blistering dermatoses and psoriasis. After working 15 years in hospital, she is now in private practice and visits the PWH weekly.
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