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, Montreal, QC
Carolyn Jack, MDCM, PhD, FRCPC is a Clinician Scientist and Assistant Professor at McGill University, McGill University Health Center-Glen, and Investigator, Infectious Diseases and Immunity in Global Health Program at the RI-MUHC.
Dr. Jack was awarded a Ph.D in Microbiology and Immunology for her work characterizing human T cell polarization and Toll-like receptor functional expression at the Montreal Neurological Institute. She completed her medical training with an MDCM at McGill University, and specialized as a Dermatologist at McGill University, becoming a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada in 2017.
Dr. Jack has contributed to our knowledge of autoimmune skin diseases with publications in the Lancet and the British Journal of Dermatology, developing expertise in immunophenotyping cutaneous T cells in the context of dermatitis and in targeted therapies. Her research focuses on characterising populations of resident memory T cells present in inflammatory cutaneous disorders with a focus on treatment with targeted therapies.
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 and Division Head of Dermatology at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Dr. Purdy has a full 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 specialities. Dr. Purdy has been a member of regional and national advisory boards. She is a past president of the Canadian Dermatology Association
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, Toronto, ON
Tiffany Chen, MD, FRCPC, DABD, is a board-certified dermatologist in Canada and the United States. She received her Honours B.Arts Sc. and MD from McMaster University. She completed her dermatology residency at the University of Toronto and served as chief resident in her final year. Dr. Chen practices in Toronto, ON and is a clinical associate in the Division of Dermatology at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre.
University Medical Center Mainz, Germany
Petra Staubach started her career as a pharmaceutical assistant in laboratories of different companies, e.g. Procter & Gamble (1980-90). She began her medicine studies in 1990 and graduated in 1996 as Medical Doctor from the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz. In 1996, was an assistant physician at the Department of Dermatology of the University Hospital in Mainz: in 2003 in Allergy, in 2004 as a senior physician including responsibility for the educational student program.
Since 2004 she works intensively in inflammatory dermatological diseases including all patients' subtypes of atopic eczema, urticaria, angioedema, psoriasis, acne inversa, and mastocytosis. Additionally, since 2014 she started offering a specialized out clinic for skin diseases in children.
She is head of the Clinical Research Dermatology University Medical Center Mainz as a PI (Investigator-initiated Trials, Phase I-IV, medical products, diagnostics, epidemiological studies) in all dermatological fields (inflammatory dermatological diseases, allergy, aesthetics, phlebology, oncology).
She is also a member of different international societies and guideline panels. Besides several published papers she is a member of different advisory boards "inflammatory diseases", a leading member of the urticaria network, and coauthor of two urticaria advice booklets for patients.
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, 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, 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. Trevor Champagne is a computer science graduate from the University of Waterloo, former software developer, and board-certified Dermatologist who trained at the University of Toronto. He has a thriving teledermatology practice in addition to his academic duties in Toronto, with a focus on virtual care and machine learning.
William Matthew Yee Sui Chun is a pharmacist licensed in Quebec. He completed his pharmacy degree at Université Laval. His professional experience began at the Douglas Mental Health Institute as an intern, followed by a clinical practice in a community setting and a child psychiatry hospital, while acting as a clinical teaching instructor affiliated to his alma mater. Industrial experience in medical affairs in the specialties of oncology, cardiology, immunology and rare diseases led him to his current role as the medical communications manager at Vichy Laboratoires. He maintains his clinical practice while being an active member on the Quebec Order of Pharmacists’ disciplinary council.
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.