Dr. Kathryn Fung

Dermatologist, Richmond, BC

Dr. Fung completed her MD and psychiatry residency at the University of Alberta. She practices in Richmond and Vancouver, BC and is a Clinical Associate Professor with UBC’s Faculty of Medicine. Since 2016, Dr. Fung has been the Program Director for Undergraduate Psychiatry at UBC. She has been a medical advisor, assessor, and reviewer at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC since 2015. In 2020, Dr. Fung joined the BC Medical Quality Initiative as Medical Lead for Medical Staff Practice Enhancement panels. She is also an internal expert advisor for the Canadian Medical Protective Association.

10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

NOV 4 (Sat)

CrossTalk Live: Interdisciplinary conversations on the safety of JAK inhibitor use in moderate to severe atopic dermatitis

At the end of this session participants will be able to:

  1. Integrate the interdisciplinary perspective on the use of JAK inhibitor in moderate to severe atopic dermatitis and concern for risk of infections and vaccination requirements.
  2. Communicate patient counselling tips on mental health matters that arise with itch when managing moderate to severe atopic dermatitis.

Join this engaging talk-show session with a nationally recognized host who engages in real-world conversations with two leading interdisciplinary experts, an infectious disease specialist and a psychiatrist, on two hot topics in atopic dermatitis, namely risk of infections with JAK inhibitor use and psychodermatology. Learn these specialists’ perspective on practical questions such as what vaccinations are required and how to counsel the patient on the psychological complications itch brings. Walk away with tips on what is important to communicate to your patients during a short office visit regarding these concerns to improve patient care.