Dr. Jaggi Rao

Dermatologist, Edmonton, AB

Dr. Jaggi Rao is a board-certified dermatologist licensed in both Canada and the United States. He is also a certified cosmetic and laser surgeon, having completed an accredited fellowship in 2004 with the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery in southern California. Dr. Rao has a very busy and popular practice in the Alberta DermaSurgery Centre. Located in the heart of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, Dr. Rao specializes in medical, aesthetic, surgical and research dermatology.

Dr. Rao serves as a Clinical Professor of Medicine and was a previous Dermatology Residency Program Director at the University of Alberta. In 2007, he created ConsultDERM™, a very popular and successful teledermatology platform that continues to help physicians and patients in several Canadian provinces and territories. He has also founded Telederm Outreach, a philanthropic remote dermatology service to provide assistance to third-world countries.

Dr. Rao is the visionary and co-founder of DermaCon™ Day of Dermatology for Healthcare Professionals, Canada’s largest dermatology conference for family practitioners and pharmacists. He is also a resource for industry, delivering dozens of lectures every year at local, national and international meetings, and serving on speakers’ bureaus and advisory boards.

Dr. Rao currently conducts over 15 industry-sponsored and investigator-initiated clinical trials.

2:30 PM - 3:20 PM

SAT Apr 29

Unmasking Acne: A closer look at the unmet needs. A clearer view of the road ahead.

After attending this program, attendees will be able to:

  1. Recognize current unmet needs in acne management
  2. Explain the limitations of managing acne with currently available treatment options
  3. Describe the role of androgens in acne pathophysiology, and select appropriate therapies targeting the androgen pathway

Session description:
Despite the acne treatment landscape continually evolving, there still remain significant unmet needs for patients suffering with moderate-to-severe acne. In this session, Dr. Jaggi Rao will discuss these patient needs, along with gaps and challenges of acne management in Canada, while Dr. Leon Kircik will provide insight into the experience of treating acne in the United States, including the use of the newly available topical agent – clascoterone. The presentations will be tied together through a discussion amongst the panelists led by Dr. Jerry Tan, and the session will conclude with an opportunity for the audience to pose questions to the panel.



4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

SAT Apr 29

Racial/Ethnic Variation AD Algorithm