Dr. Zain Chagla

McMaster University, St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton, ON

Dr. Chagla is an Associate Professor at McMaster University, and an Infectious Diseases Consultant. He is Medical Director of Infection Control, Head of Infectious Diseases Service, and Interim Senior Medical Director of Clinical Operations at St Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton. He is a member of the Institute for Infectious Diseases Research (IIDR) at McMaster University, and a council member of AMMI-Canada (Association of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases). Dr. Chagla holds a BSc and MD from Queen’s University, an Internal Medicine Residency from Western University, an Infectious Diseases Fellowship at McMaster University, and a Masters of Science (Infectious Diseases), and Diploma in Tropical Medicine from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical medicine.

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.