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, Ottawa, ON
Dr. Lipson is a medical dermatologist in Ottawa practising at West Ottawa Specialty Care. She is a lecturer at the University of Ottawa and an associate physician at The Ottawa Hospital and 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 Acne and Rosacea Society of Canada. Her clinical interests include immune-mediated inflammatory diseases, hormonal acne and skin cancer.
Dermatologist, Vancouver, BC
Dr Youwen Zhou is a dermatologist scientist and the Director of Research at the Department of Dermatology and Skin Science at University of British Columbia. A board-certified dermatologist in Canada and US, Dr Zhou received his MD from University of Toronto and PhD from Downstate Medical Center in New York. He serves on the editorial board of JAAD and Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery. He is the Scientific Chair or Canadian Dermatology Foundation and the past president of Canadian Society of Investigative Dermatology. Dr Zhou practices in Vancouver General Hospital where he specializes in the treatment and research of inflammatory, pigmentary, and malignant skin diseases. Dr Zhou also conducts clinical trials and provides consultation on preclinical and clinical development of skin therapeutics.
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, London, UK
Professor Sean Whittaker is a Consultant Dermatologist at St Johns Institute of Dermatology, Guys and St Thomas’ Hospital, with clinical and academic interests in cutaneous lymphoma and melanoma.
He was appointed Professor of Cutaneous Oncology in the School of Basic and Medical Biosciences at Kings College London in 2007, and has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals on the
molecular pathogenesis of cutaneous lymphomas.
He is currently Medical Director for the NHS South East England Genomic Medicine Service and Laboratory Hub and Co-Director of the King's Health Partners (KHP) Comprehensive Cancer Centre for South East London.
His previous leadership roles include Clinical Director for the Specialist Ambulatory Directorate at Guys and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust; Co-Lead for the Genetics, Rheumatology, Infection, Immunology and Dermatology (GRIID) Clinical Academic Group; Chair for NHS England Clinical Reference Group (CRG) and Lead for Skin Cancer; Chair of the European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) Cutaneous Lymphoma Task Force; President of the International Society of Cutaneous Lymphomas (ISCL).
Dermatologist, Ottawa, ON
Dr. Elena Pope is a Professor in the Department of Paediatrics at the University of Toronto. In 2003, she became the Head of the Section of Dermatology. Her clinical interests are in medically complex and rare pediatric dermatology diseases. Dr. Pope has instituted innovative approaches to the care of these patients by establishing/running interdisciplinary clinics in Epidermolysis Bullosa, Cutaneous T-cell lymphoma, Vascular Tumors, Morphea and Genodermatoses, some of them unique to Canada and abroad. Her research interests are aligned to her clinical interests and focus on advancing the field of Paediatric Dermatology by expanding the therapeutic repertoire of common and orphan diseases, developing new outcome measures and participation and international leadership in collaborative research. Dr. Pope is committed to education in all its aspects and has been the recipient of local and international teaching and mentorship awards.
Dr. Pope has held executive leadership positions in PeDRA (Pediatric Dermatology Research Alliance), is the current Committee Chair for Strategic Development of Society for Pediatric Dermatology (SPD) and Executive Board member of the International Society for Pediatric Dermatology (ISPD).
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.
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, 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, Vancouver, BC
Dr. Marcie Ulmer is a Royal College and American Board of Dermatology certified dermatologist. She is a Clinical Instructor at the Department of Dermatology and Skin Science, University of British Columbia, where she completed her dermatology residency. Originally from the Prairies she completed her Bachelor of Science (Honours), Bachelor of Science (Medicine) as well as her Medical Degree at the University of Saskatchewan. Her comprehensive full time practice in Vancouver at Pacific Derm encompasses both medical and aesthetic dermatology and she is actively involved in clinical research.
Dermatologist, Boston, MA
Dr. Dover graduated as the silver medalist, Magna cum Laude from the University of Ottawa. His dermatology training was received at the University of Toronto followed by research fellowships at St. John’s Hospital for Diseases of the Skin at the University of London in London, England, and a two-year photomedicine fellowship at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Dover is a former Associate Professor of Dermatology at Harvard Medical School, was Chief of Dermatology at the New England Deaconess Hospital for over ten years and also Associate Chairman of Dermatology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He is Associate Clinical Professor of Dermatology at Yale University School of Medicine, and Associate Professor of Dermatology at Brown Medical School. Dr. Dover is a co-director of SkinCare Physicians in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. Dr.
Dover is the author of over 550 scientific publications and he has co-authored and edited over 55 textbooks. He is founding editor of Journal Watch for Dermatology. Dr. Dover has received many honors including repeated nominations for “teacher of the year” at Harvard Medical School. He was honored with the Leon Goldman Award, the Ellet Drake award, and the Caroline and William Mark Memorial Award of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery and was honored for his work in laser surgery by the Sturge Weber Foundation at its 20th Annual Gala. He has received several presidential citations from both the American Society of Lasers in Medicine and Surgery and the American Society for Dermatological Surgery. Dr. Dover is past president of the American Society for Lasers in Medicine and Surgery, the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, and the New England Dermatology Society. He is married to Dr. Tania Phillips and has 2 daughters, Sophie and Isabel.
Dermatologist, Toronto, ON
Dr. Patrick Fleming is a certified dermatologist with clinical interests in inflammatory skin disease, infectious disease, and public health. He is an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto where he teaches medical students and residents. 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 holds a Master’s degree in Community Health, a Graduate Certificate in Medical Education, and was the Gold Medalist in medical school. He has held national research funding from the Canadian Institutes for Health Research and Canadian Dermatology Foundation. He is an Associate Editor the Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery & serves on the Board of Governors for the Canadian Dermatology Foundation. Dr. Fleming’s research background includes systematic reviews and he is an investigator for dermatology clinical trials.
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.