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. Li is a double board-certified cosmetic and medical fellowship-trained dermatologist, and a Clinical Instructor in the Department of Dermatology & Skin Science at the University of British Columbia. She practices in Vancouver and Surrey, BC.
She has published numerous peer-reviewed articles, and has been an invited lecturer at various national and international conferences. Dr. Li is an active committee member of the American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery and the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery. She is a regular voice to local and national media.
Dermatologist, Toronto, ON
Dr. Geeta Yadav, MD, MHS, FRCPC
Medical Director & Founder, FACET Dermatology
Dr. Geeta Yadav is the founder of FACET Dermatology in Toronto. She is board-certified dermatologist who trained at University of Toronto, Johns Hopkins and the Northern Ontario School of Medicine. Dr. Yadav is an expert in both medical and cosmetic dermatology with a large and growing medical practice that specializes in atopic dermatitis, psoriasis, and skin cancer. She has a special interest in skin of color and has been quoted in numerous main stream publications including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Allure, Vanity Fair and Cosmopolitan. She has a regular presence on Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn and tries to use these platforms for education and awareness on a variety of topics.
Dermatologist, San Diego, CA
Dr. Neal Bhatia is a board-certified dermatologist in San Diego, California. He serves as Director of Clinical Dermatology at Therapeutics Clinical Research. He is as chief medical editor for Practical Dermatology. He has a background in immunology and has interests in mechanisms of therapy, skin cancer, and medical dermatology.
In 2022, Dr. Bhatia is the Secretary/Treasurer of the Noah Worcester Dermatological Society, and just completed his term as the Vice President of the American Academy of Dermatology.
Dermatologist, Toronto, ON
Dr. Maxwell Sauder is a board-certified dermatologist 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. 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 and the onco-dermatology fellowship director at the University of Toronto. He is an onco-dermatologist at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre. He also practices at Toronto Dermatology Centre where he is the research director conducting clinical trials and the director of the Pigmented Lesion Clinic.
Dermatologist, New York, NY
Andrew F. Alexis, MD, MPH is the Vice-Chair for Diversity and Inclusion for the Department of Dermatology and dermatologist at the Center for Diverse Skin Complexions at Weill Cornell Medicine in New York City. He is the former Chair of the Department of Dermatology at Mount Sinai Morningside and Mount Sinai West. Having served as Director of the first-of-its-kind Skin of Color Center for over 15 years, his work has helped to advance patient care, research, and education pertaining to dermatologic disorders that are prevalent in populations with skin of color.
Dr. Alexis received his medical degree from Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians & Surgeons and his Master of Public Health at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. He completed his dermatology residency at Weill Cornell Medicine, followed by a fellowship in dermatopharmacology at NYU Langone’s Ronald O. Perelman Department of Dermatology.
Dr. Alexis has published more than 90 articles in peer-reviewed journals including the British Journal of Dermatology, Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, and JAMA Dermatology among others. He has co-edited two textbooks and authored over 10 book chapters. Dr. Alexis is a frequent lecturer at national and international conferences and has been invited as a Visiting Professor or Grand Rounds speaker at many prestigious academic institutions.
Dr. Alexis has held numerous leadership positions in professional organizations including Past President of the New York Dermatological Society, Past President of the New York Academy of Medicine Dermatology Section, Secretary/Treasurer of the Skin of Color Society and Chair of the Diversity Task Force Committee for the American Academy of Dermatology. He currently serves as Co-Chair of the Scientific Committee of the Skin of Color Society, and is a member of the Board of Directors of the American Dermatological Association and the Cicatricial Alopecia Research Foundation.
Dr. Alexis has appeared on ABC, CBS, NBC, and FOX television news programs and has been quoted in numerous leading publications, including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Vogue, Allure, and Essence. He is listed in Castle Connolly’s Top Doctors ™ and Super Doctors®.
Dermatologist, Toronto, ON
Dr. Sonya Abdulla is a double board-certified dermatologist in Canada and the US. She completed additional Fellowship training in Dermatologic Laser Surgery and Aesthetic Medicine at the University of Toronto.
Dr. Abdulla has an active medical and cosmetic dermatology practice where she is involved in clinical research and teaching. Her clinical interests include acne, rosacea and psoriasis as well as minimally invasive aesthetic procedures including injectables, energy-based devices and laser surgery. Dr. Abdulla is a strong proponent of evidence-based skin care – her opinion and expertise serve as an invaluable resource for patients, peers and media.
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, Vancouver, BC
Dr. Diana Diao MD FRCPC
Dr. Diana Diao is a dermatologist and a Clinical Instructor in the Department of Dermatology and Skin Science at the University of British Columbia. She practices both medical and cosmetic dermatology at Pacific Derm in Vancouver. She is an investigator in multiple clinical trials, and teaches medical students and residents regularly. Dr. Diao is also a consultant dermatologist at St. Paul’s Hospital and a staff dermatologist at the Urgent Dermatology Clinic at Providence Health Care.
Dermatologist, Fredericton, NB
Dr. Turchin has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Alberta. She did her medical training at the University of Calgary and completed Dermatology residency at McGill University. Dr. Turchin is board certified in Dermatology in both, Canada and United States. Dr. Turchin holds memberships with Canadian Dermatology Association, American Academy of Dermatology and European Academy of Dermatology. She continuously keeps herself up-to-date with the latest medical discoveries by frequently attending national and international conferences and presenting at scientific meetings. Dr. Turchin is interested in medical innovation and is involved in clinical trials.
Dr. Turchin is committed to medical education as Assistant Professor at Dalhousie and Memorial Universities. She preceptors medical students and residents and commonly presents on dermatology topics to other physicians. She also partakes in public education forums for patients.
Dermatologist, Edmonton, AB
Dr. Parbeer Grewal completed his Bachelor of Science undergraduate degree at the University of Alberta with a specialization in Psychology and graduated with distinction. He completed his Doctorate of Medicine degree at the University of Alberta and graduated with Special Training in Research. He completed dermatology training at the University of Alberta and became a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and a board-certified Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology.
Dr. Grewal is an Associate Clinical Professor within the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Medicine - Dermatology. In addition to working at Rejuvenation, he is a consulting physician for the University of Alberta Hospital, the Royal Alexandra Hospital, the Grey Nuns Hospital and the Misericordia Hospital. Dr. Grewal participated in over 60 clinical research trials for a multitude of dermatology conditions and medications. Additionally, Dr. Grewal serves on multiple national and international scientific advisory boards, is a distinguished peer reviewer for medical journals and has published both journal articles and book chapters in dermatology.
He has specific interests in psoriasis, acne, eczema, warts, skin cancers, rashes and moles. He offers a wide range of topical and systemic therapy along with surgical and aesthetic services.
The Dermatology Update Conference is an annual medical conference that focuses on the latest advancements and research in the field of dermatology. This conference brings together dermatologists, researchers, and other healthcare professionals to share their knowledge and experience, and to discuss new findings and treatment options in the field of dermatology.
The Conference provides an opportunity for attendees to network with peers, exchange ideas, and learn from experts in the field.