Dermatologists and key members of the pharmaceutical industry share the latest therapeutic advances.1
The conference features leading dermatologists and other specialists from around the world.3
An opportunity to meet colleagues, exchange ideas, and take something valuable from the workshops.2
With a virtual component, we are able to extend invites to many GPs with training in dermatology this year.4
Dermatologist, Vancouver, BC
Dr. Katie Beleznay completed her medical training and dermatology residency at the University of British Columbia and is a Clinical Instructor with the UBC Department of Dermatology.
Dr. Beleznay is fellowship trained in laser and cosmetic dermatology and is board-certified in both Canada and the United States.
Dr. Beleznay has published more than 35 peer-reviewed articles and textbook chapters, and serves as a contributing editor for the journal Dermatologic Surgery. She is a frequent speaker at international conferences, including the World Congress of Dermatology, American Academy of Dermatology and American Society of Dermatologic Surgery Annual Meetings. She currently practices at Seymour Dermatology and Humphrey Cosmetic Dermatology in Vancouver BC.
Dermatologist, Ottawa, ON
Dr. Beecker is a Staff Dermatologist at The Ottawa Hospital and Assistant Professor at The University of Ottawa. She is a Royal College and American Board of Dermatology certified dermatologist, trained and certified in 3 medical specialties: Dermatology, Emergency Medicine and Family Medicine.
Dr. Beecker is the Research Director for the Division of Dermatology at The Ottawa Hospital. She is the President-Elect of the CDA Board of Directors and Past-National Chair and Spokesperson for the Canadian Dermatology Association’s Sun Awareness Program. Dr. Beecker trains medical residents and students and is incoming Vice-Chair for the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Dermatology Examination.
Dermatologist, Halifax, NS
Dr. Purdy is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Dermatology & Cutaneous Science and Program Director for the Dermatology Residency Program at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Dr. Purdy also has a part-time community and part-time academic practice in Halifax.
After receiving her medical degree, Dr. Purdy completed her residency training in internal medicine, followed by dermatology, at Dalhousie University. Additionally, she has completed fellowship examinations in both specialties.
Dr. Purdy has been a member of regional and national advisory boards. She also serves on the Board of Directors for the Canadian Dermatology Association.
Dermatologist, Surrey, BC
Dr. Hong is a board certified dermatologist working in Greater Vancouver BC, Canada. He runs a busy office based dermatology clinic with a focus on clinical research. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Dermatology and Skin Sciences and teaches at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver, where he is active staff. Dr. Hong is the past head of the BC Section of Dermatology, the current Economics representative for Dermatology at the BCMA, and is the past chair of the Education Committee of the Canadian Dermatology Association. He is also a past examiner in Dermatology for the Royal College of Physicians of Canada residency qualification examination.
He is currently the Canadian representative to SPIN (The Skin Inflammation and Psoriasis International Network) – spindermatology.org
Dr. Hong is active in clinical practice and dermatology research. His main clinical areas of interest are psoriasis and eczema. He has been an investigator in over 150 trials of treatments in dermatology and has over 50 peer reviewed publications. He has lectured locally, nationally, and internationally on dermatology treatments and has been an invited speaker at international dermatology congresses.
Dermatologist, Markham, ON
Dr. Charles Lynde is an Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto and holds a clinical teaching position at the University Health Network. He is the Medical Director of Lynde Institute for Dermatology and Lynderm Research. The Lynde Institute for Dermatology is a full service, interdisciplinary dermatology clinic. After receiving his B.Sc. and MD, degrees at the University of Toronto, Dr. Lynde studied Dermatology at the University of British Columbia and the University of Toronto, receiving his Board Certification (Canada and USA) in 1983.
Lynderm Research is under the guidance of Dr. Lynde as principal investigator for more than 30 years and over 300 clinical trials and is actively involved in the management of psoriasis, rosacea, onychomycosis, acne and atopic dermatitis among other dermatological conditions. Dr. Lynde has authored over 200 peer-reviewed articles.
Dr. Lynde has served in various roles for the CDA and AAD, including President of the Canadian Dermatology Association. He is the Editor of the CDA eBulletin and sits on the editorial boards of several journals and provides extensive consulting as well as being on the advisory boards of many pharmaceutical companies. Dr. Lynde is a frequent guest speaker both nationally and internationally at various dermatological conferences. Recognizing the need for external education he is committed to the training of new and current healthcare professionals in his community and residents through the university program.
Dermatologist, Calgary, AB
Dr. Prajapati completed his dermatology residency at the University of Alberta, earning certification in both Canada and the United States. He then pursued an additional 1-year fellowship in pediatric dermatology at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Prajapati has received 20 major awards; authored 1 textbook chapter; published 43 peer-reviewed manuscripts in print or electronic format; and presented 48 abstracts at scientific meetings regionally, nationally, as well as internationally. He also conducts clinical trials for both adults and children, with participation in 69 studies as an investigator or steering committee member.
Dr. Prajapati is a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Calgary as well as co-founder and co-director of Skin Health & Wellness Centre, Dermphi Centre, and Dermatology Research Institute. Additionally, he has started several subspecialty initiatives, including multidisciplinary pediatric morphea, pediatric scleroderma, and pediatric psoriasis clinics in Calgary as well as rapid access psoriasis and rapid access eczema clinics in Calgary plus rural outreach psoriasis and rural outreach eczema clinics Medicine Hat.
Dermatologist, Surrey, BC
Dr. Lorne Albrecht practices at Enverus Medical in Surrey, British Columbia. Dr. Albrecht is an assistant clinical professor at UBC, and a frequent speaker at national and international conferences. He was one of the early adopters of treatments using botulinum toxin.
Dermatologist, Vancouver, BC
Dr. Vincent Richer is a medical and cosmetic dermatologist and holds positions as Clinical Assistant Professor and Director of Continuing Medical Education at the Department of Dermatology and Skin Science at the University of British Columbia. Dr. Richer completed both his Medical Doctorate degree and Dermatology residency training at Université de Montréal. He then completed a fellowship in Photobiology and Cutaneous Laser Surgery at the University of British Columbia. He is active as a sub-investigator in clinical trials researching cutting edge cosmetic and medical dermatology treatments.
Dermatologist, St. John's, NL
A Dermatologist experienced as a clinician, educator, administrator, clinical and basic science researcher. Has been in clinical practice for almost thirty years and has supervised over 250 clinical trials covering many aspects of dermatology with the focus in genetics, psoriasis, wound care, virology and hidradenitis suppurativa. He has more than 100 published papers authored or co-authored, as well as over 200 abstracts authored or co-authored.
Professor and Chair of the Discipline of Medicine, Memorial University of Newfoundland (2009-2011), as well as Head of Dermatology, Faculty of Medicine, Memorial University of Newfoundland (1989-2021). Adjunct Professor, Henan University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, and Zhengzhou University, Henan, PR China. Chair & Medical Director of NewLab Clinical Research Inc. (1996-2009), Chief Scientific Officer, NewLab Life Sciences (2009-2011). Former President of Matrixx Cosmetic Laser Clinic, Vice-President of Focus Continuing Education Inc., Vice-President of the Canadian Dermatology Association (1996-1997) and Chair of the organizing committee for the CDA meeting (1996-1997), St. John’s, Newfoundland. Former Chief, Division of Dermatology, Eastern Health, St. John’s, Newfoundland (1996-2008). Co-founder of Newfound Genomics (a Newfoundland & Labrador based genomics company). Former member of the Governing Council of the National Research Council (2003-2006); CEO of Advanced Immuni T Inc. (Canada) and Advanced Immuni T Inc. (USA) (2003-2005).
Member of the Editorial Board for the Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery and Medical Editor The Chronicle of Skin & Allergy. Reviewer for Clinical and Experimental Dermatology, the BMJ (British Journal of Dermatology UK) and British Journal of Dermatology. Previous member of the College of Reviewers for the Canada Research Chairs Program (2007-2010), Chair, Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Technology Industries (NATI) (2008/09), Chair and Board Member, Newfoundland and Labrador Science Centre.
Ines Benassou is the Medical Communications Manager for CeraVe Canada. She has completed a Master’s degree in Molecular Biology from Sherbrooke University and published articles in cancer research and neuroimmune disorders.
Ms Benassou actively works to bring forth the ‘therapeutic skincare for all’ mission of CeraVe by developing more inclusive educational content, working in close collaboration with Canadian dermatologists
Dermatologist, Toronto, ON
Dr. Maxwell Sauder is a board-certified dermatologist in Canada (FRCPC) and the United States (DABD) with additional fellowship training. He earned his Doctor of Medicine degree at McMaster University and completed a residency in dermatology at The University of Ottawa where he was the chief resident and received The D.C. Montgomery Resident Award for excellence in research. He completed fellowship training in Cutaneous Oncology at Harvard Medical School. He is a former instructor in dermatology at Harvard Medical School.
Dr. Sauder is currently an assistant professor in the division of dermatology at the University of Toronto. He is an onco-dermatologist at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre. He also practices at Toronto Dermatology Centre where he has a large general dermatology practice, is the director of the Pigmented Lesion Clinic and is the research director conducting clinical trials for new therapies of various dermatologic conditions.
He is an active member in various dermatology organizations. Within the Canadian Dermatology Association, he is a member of the Sun Awareness Working Group. He is the Secretary of the Dermatology Association of Ontario. He is the Treasurer of the Section of Dermatology within the Ontario Medical Association where he advocates for dermatologists, doctors and most importantly patients.
Dermatologist, ON, Canada
Dr. Hermênio Lima is a dermatologist and immunologist and the director at the division of dermatology at McMaster University. Dr. Lima is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, the Canadian Dermatology Association, the Canadian Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, and the Brazilian Society of Dermatology. His main research interests are in the area of Immunodermatology and he has published numerous articles in this field. He has mentored many medical residents in Brazil.
Dermatologist, Edmonton, AB
Dr. Zaki Taher is a Board-Certified Dermatologist and is the founder of Lucere Dermatology & Laser Clinics, specializing in Medical & Cosmetic Dermatology services. Dr. Taher completed his Dermatology residency at the University of Alberta and went on to complete a Laser Surgery & Cosmetic Dermatology Fellowship at the University of Ottawa. His areas of special interest include general medical dermatology, precancers and skin cancer management, along with medical and cosmetic applications of lasers in cutaneous surgery and rejuvenation.
Dr. Taher is frequently invited to speak nationally and teach on advanced neuromodulator and filler injection techniques as well as laser and cosmetic surgery. Dr. Taher is one of seven physicians across Canada who were selected to teach master injection techniques using the MD Codes Approach on a national scale. He is well known for his comprehensive approach to facial rejuvenation.
Dr. Taher is also an Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Alberta. He is certified in hair transplant surgery and is involved in clinical trials. Dr. Taher’s areas of research interest include vascular lesions, pigmentation, and malignant & premalignant cancer management.
Dermatologist, Calgary, AB
Dr. Poelman is a Canadian and U.S. board-certified Dermatologist specializing in medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatology. She completed her residency in dermatology at McGill University and the University of British Columbia and has been working in Calgary for the past 10 years in community practice with an appointment as a clinical assistant professor at the University of Calgary.
She has a Master's degree in Cancer Biology and a special interest in melanoma and other forms of skin cancer. She has been doing PDT since 2013 and is a certified PDT specialist with the European Society for PDT. She has recently joined a team of 4 other dermatologists at Beacon Dermatology in Calgary and is looking forward to growing this centre of excellence in PDT.
Product Manager at MiravoHealth
Jack is a Sr. Product Manager at Miravohealth. He leads and manages Blexten (bilastine), and medical device products in Canada. Jack has extensive product launch experience in both the USA and Canada with larger multinational pharmaceutical companies, startups, and global advertising companies.
Dermatologist, Vancouver, BC
Dr. Monica Li is a double board-certified medical and cosmetic dermatologist, and a Clinical Instructor in the Department of Dermatology & Skin Science at the University of British Columbia.
She practices in Vancouver and Surrey, B.C. Dr. Li is fellowship trained in laser and cosmetic dermatology and has a practice focus and research interest in ethnic skin, acne and laser medicine.
She is an active committee member of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery and American Society for Dermatologic Surgery. Dr. Li has published numerous peer-reviewed scientific publications and is a regular voice to local and national media.
Dermatologist, Edmonton, AB
Dr. Russell Wong is a fully licensed medical and cosmetic dermatologist. He graduated medical school from the University of Alberta where he received numerous accolades including the Undergraduate Prize in Dermatology. Dr. Wong completed his dermatology residency at the University of Calgary. While in residency he trained with some of the top surgical and cosmetic dermatologists around the world including those in Los Angeles, San Diego, Seoul and Singapore.
Dr. Wong is active in the dermatology community where he tends to hospital patients while on-call and teaches dermatology residents. His clinical interests include medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatology. He is proficient at skin cancer screening and surgery, injectable fillers, neuromodulators and various other cosmetic procedures.
MORE WAYS TO PARTICIPATE
Today the Dermatology Update conference combines Face-to-Face experience with the latest virtual technologies. Virtual booths, gamification, real-time virtual Q&A sessions – our hybrid format allows for broader, more engaged participation.