Dr. Perla Lansang

Dermatologist, Toronto, ON

Dr. Perla Lansang is a full-time staff dermatologist and associate professor in the Division of Dermatology, University of Toronto where she is the Division Head of Dermatology at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. She is also cross appointed at the Section of Paediatric Dermatology at the Hospital for Sick Children, and the Division of Obstetric Medicine at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre.
She completed her medical school and dermatology residency at the University of the Philippines-Philippine General Hospital. Having done fellowships in paediatric dermatology at The Hospital for Sick Children and in advanced medical dermatology at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Dr. Lansang’s practice is a mixture of pediatric, adolescent, and adult dermatology, with a special focus on psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, cutaneous lymphoma, pregnancy dermatoses, and general medical dermatology. She has a special interest in immune-mediated skin diseases and has extensive clinical and research experience in many areas of immunodermatology.

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.

10:50 AM - 11:20 AM

NOV 4 (Sat)

PASI or PLAY: Exploring the correlation between PASI score and patient satisfaction in a clinical setting

Session objectives:
After attending this program, attendees will be able to:

  1. Evaluate the correlation between PASI score and patient satisfaction/quality-of-life in the clinical setting
  2. Discuss how different factors influence treatment decisions in the management of psoriasis

Session description:
There are limited data investigating the correlation between PASI score and patient satisfaction and quality of life. In this session, Dr. Perla Lansang will present a patient case and explore potential relationships between these factors through a panel discussion with Dr. Perry Grewal and Dr. Vimal Prajapati. The session will involve audience participation throughout the session with polling questions, and conclude with an opportunity for the audience to pose questions and/or provide their insights.