Dr. Youwen Zhou

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.

4:30 PM - 5:00 PM Plenary Session 2

Nov 25

Overview of companies leading Chinese development of medical skin therapies

There has been a dramatic rise in high quality dermatologic scientific research publications originating in China in the past two decades, although this upward migration in knowledge creation has not been translated into therapeutic innovations. However, this is beginning to change. A number of Chinese pharmaceutical companies are making significant progresses in dermatotherapeutics research, and in some cases playing a pioneering role in the world. In this presentation, some of these progresses are described, including how Canada has contributed in, and benefited from, the accelerating skin therapeutics research in China.