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
Elevate your dermatology practice with the latest drug updates and cutting-edge procedures.4
Dermatologist, Toronto, ON
Dr. Beach is a dermatologist practicing medical and cosmetic dermatology in Toronto. She opened DermAtelier on Avenue in the Avenue-Lawrence area of the city just over 3 years ago. The clinic mantra is "Elevate Your Skin" with a team goal of providing personalized dermatology services for people of all skin tones and skin types.
She enjoys treating a range of skin conditions and the therapeutic challenge that comes with treating the same condition effectively in different skin types.
In addition to her Dermatology practice, Dr. Beach collaborates in select research projects, teaches dermatology residents during various academic days, and highlights the expertise of the profession as the on-air Dermatologist on the daytime talk show "the Social", as well as in other media appearances.
Dermatologist, Ottawa, ON
Jennifer Lipson, MD, FRCPC
Dermatologist at West Ottawa Specialty Care
Lecturer at the University of Ottawa
Associate physician at The Ottawa Hospital
Consulting Physician at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario
She is a lecturer at the University of Ottawa, an associate physician at The Ottawa Hospital and a consulting physician at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO). She serves as a committee member for the Ottawa Dermatology Clinical and Scientific Biannual Meeting, The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Subspecialty Committee for Dermatology, and the Ontario Medical Association Section on Dermatology Executive Committee. She is on the medical advisory committee for the Acne and Rosacea Society of Canada. Her clinical interests include immune mediated inflammatory diseases, acne and women’s health in dermatology.
Dermatologist, Toronto, ON
Dr. Skotnicki received her undergraduate degree in microbiology and immunology from the University of Toronto. She completed medical school at the same institution, graduating Alpha Omega Alpha. She went on to complete her dermatology training at the University of Ottawa, and was awarded her fellowship in Dermatology by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in June 1997. She is a Diplomat of the American Board of Dermatology and is an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto, Department of Medicine in the Divisions of Dermatology and Occupational Health. Her memberships include the Canadian Medical Association, Canadian Dermatology Association, American Dermatology Association and American Contact Dermatitis Society. She is a past Board member of the Canadian Dermatology Association and a past examiner for the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons in the specialty Dermatology.
Dr. Skotnicki has been practicing in the Toronto area since 1997. She is currently on staff at St. Michael’s Hospital as a Consultant Dermatologist. At St. Michael’s she is a member of the Occupational Disease Specialty Program ODSP, and is responsible for seeing complex Allergic and Occupational skin diseases. A leading expert in Allergic Skin Disease, she is one of a handful of dermatologists in Canada with a sub-specialty interest in Allergic Contact Dermatitis and Patch or Allergy Skin Testing. She is an also a consultant for the Workplace Safety Insurance Board and the WSIAT Workers Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal.
Active in research and education, Dr. Skotnicki has been teaching University of Toronto Dermatology, Allergy and Family Medicine residents at her St. Michael’s Hospital clinic since 1999. She is also a member of CREOD, the Centre for Research Expertise in Occupational Disease, and has published articles on different aspects of Allergic Skin Disease.
Dr. Skotnicki published her first popular science book “Beyond Soap” with Penguin Random House in Canada and the US. It is a bestseller in Canada and was written to help the public navigate the increase in skin reactions to cosmetics and skincare. It also explains in detail the rise in eczema and sensitive skin in developed society and offers science-based explanations. It has been translated into Russian, Czech and Vietnamese.
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Dermatologist, Toronto, ON
Dr. Maxwell Sauder is a board-certified dermatologist with additional fellowship training. He earned his Doctor of Medicine 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 at University of Toronto. He is an onco-dermatologist and fellowship director at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre. He also works at a private practice where he is the principle investigator on many clinical trials and the Pigmented Lesion Clinic director
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, 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, Windsor, ON
Dr. Tan received his medical degree from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario and trained in internal medicine at the University of Toronto and in dermatology at University of British Columbia and University of Michigan. His general dermatology and aesthetic dermatology practices are in Windsor Ontario Canada. He conducts clinical trials research at Windsor Clinical Research, a clinical trials site in dermatology. Aside from industry grants, he has received research funding from the Canadian Dermatology Foundation and the National Institutes of Health Research.
Research focus includes acne, acne scars and rosacea. Additional interests include outcome measurements and informed shared decision making in dermatology. We have developed 3 patient decision aids in dermatology – acne, psoriasis and hidradenitis suppurativa – available at www.informed-decisions.org
Dr. Tan chairs the working group on clinical practice guidelines of the Canadian Dermatology Association, the rosacea international consensus group (ROSCO) and the acne core outcomes research network (ACORN). He has been an associate editor of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology and the British Journal of Dermatology. Over the past 3 decades, Dr. Tan has authored/co-authored more than 100 peer-reviewed publications.
Dermatologist, Peterborough, ON
Dr. Gooderham is a Dermatologist and Medical Director at the SKiN Centre for Dermatology and an Investigator with Probity Medical Research. She is an Assistant Professor at Queen’s University and a Consultant Physician at the Peterborough Regional Health Centre. She is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. She received her MD from the University of Western Ontario in 1999, and then completed her Dermatology residency at the University of Toronto in 2004. Prior to training in medicine, Dr. Gooderham obtained a Bachelor of Science from Queen’s University in Kingston in 1992, and a Masters of Science from the University of Guelph in 1995.
Dr. Gooderham is actively involved in teaching medical students, residents, nurse practitioners and physicians both with didactic and clinical hands-on teaching. She practices with a focus on psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, skin cancer and clinical research. She also contributes to several peer-reviewed dermatology publications as an author and reviewer.
Dermatologist, Montreal, QC
Dr. Litvinov (Associate Professor) is the Director/Chair of the Division of Dermatology for the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at McGill University. He earned his Ph.D. degree in Cellular and Molecular Medicine at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland, and his medical degree at McGill, completing dermatology residency training at McGill University Health Centre (MUHC). Prior to joining the faculty at McGill, Dr Litvinov practiced as an assistant professor and dermatology clinician-scientist at the University of Ottawa between 2015-2017.
During 2019-2021, Dr Litvinov served as regional director (Quebec) of the Canadian Dermatology Association.He also served as the president of the Skin Research Group of Canada (2021-2023). He is currently serving as the treasurer of the Canadian Dermatology Foundation and as a board member of the International Society for Cutaneous Lymphomas. He is also actively involved in the literature, serving as an associate editor of Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery (JCMS) and Frontiers in Medicine, and as a deputy editor of JCMS Case Reports.
He is active in cutaneous research, particularly studying cutaneous lymphomas, keratinocyte carcinomas, and melanoma, and his research is supported by various grants from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), Canadian Cancer Society, Cancer Research Society and the Montreal Dermatology Research Institute. Dr Litvinov directs a translational research laboratory within the cancer research program of the MUHC-Research Institute and a skin cancer diagnosis and treatment clinic for solid organ transplant recipients. In 2020, Dr Litvinov received the Early Career Award in Cancer from CIHR and the 2019 President Cup Award for his contributions to dermatology and research.
Dermatologist, Toronto, ON
Dr. Patrick Fleming is a dermatologist with focus on inflammatory skin disease including psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, & prurigo nodularis. He is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto.
He completed residency at the University of Toronto where he was Chief Dermatology Resident and concurrently completed the Global Clinical Scholars program in Clinical Trials at Harvard Medical School. He also holds a Master’s degree in Community Health, a Graduate Certificate in Medical Education, and was the Gold Medalist in medical school.
He is an Associate Editor the Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery. Dr. Fleming’s research background includes systematic reviews and he is an investigator for dermatology clinical trials.
New York, NY
Mark Lebwohl, MD
Dean for Clinical Therapeutics, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Dr. Mark Lebwohl is Dean for Clinical Therapeutics and Chairman Emeritus of the Kimberly and Eric J. Waldman Department of Dermatology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. He is a past President of the American Academy of Dermatology and Chairman Emeritus of the Medical Board of the National Psoriasis Foundation. He has published over 700 peer-reviewed articles and is editor of Treatment of Skin Disease which is now in its 6th edition and is published in English, Chinese, Polish, Portuguese, and Spanish. He is the founding editor of Psoriasis Forum and of the Journal of Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis. He is editor of the Dermatology Section of Scientific American Medicine, and co-Editor-in-Chief of Skin, the Journal of Cutaneous Medicine.
Jessica Asgarpour, BSc, MD, FRCPC, FAAD
Jessica Asgarpour is a Canadian and American board-certified dermatologist. She practices medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatology with a special interest in hidradenitis suppurativa, eczema, acne, psoriasis, and women’s health. She is currently working at Canadian Dermatology Centre and is also a clinical associate at Women’s College Hospital. She is an active sub-investigator for ongoing clinical trials.
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.