Dr. Jerry Tan

Dermatologist, Windsor, ON

Dr. Tan graduated in medicine from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada and trained in internal medicine at the University of Toronto. He trained in dermatology at University of British Columbia and University of Michigan. He practices in Windsor Ontario Canada. Research focus includes acne, acne scars and rosacea. He has an interest in shared decision making and his group has developed patient decision aids in dermatology – specifically on acne, psoriasis, rosacea and hidradenitis suppurativa – available at www.informed-decisions.org
He is the immediate past President of the Acne and Rosacea Society of Canada, co-chair of the Acne Core Outcomes Research Network (ACORN), co-author of the AAD acne guidelines and has been an associate editor of the JAAD and the BJD. Over the past 3 decades, he has authored/co-authored more than 150 peer-reviewed publications.

5:00 PM - 5:15 PM

FRI Apr 19

Current Controversy: Benzene in BPO-containing acne products

This briefing will examine the citizen petition by an independent laboratory Valisure finding excessive levels of benzene in benzoyl peroxide acne products. Understanding the methodology and the implications will provide a reasoned approach in dealing with this uncertainty for our patients.

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

SAT Apr 20



  • Present an overview on pigmentary disorders and new data assessing stigmatization​
  • Discuss the management of hyperpigmentation​
  • Present a new solution for the management of hyperpigmentation
4:10 PM - 4:40 PM

SAT Apr 20

Remastering the Classics: The New Era of Skincare ABC's for optimal skin health (Topical Antioxidant & Retinoid Version)

Most of us know the skincare ABC's all too well, and understand how incorporating vitamin A (retinoid), broad-spectrum sunscreen, and a vitamin C (antioxidant) makes for the perfect skin love story. However, what if in your wildest dreams there was a new perspective on these tried-and-true favorites that could revolutionize how dermatologists approach and prescribe these treatments to their patients? This open presentation challenges conventional views on photoprotection and aims to provide physicians with a comprehensive guide to the delicate art of product recommendations.
In this dynamic session, we will delve deep into the latest advances in dermatological science, exploring the published studies and clinical evidence surrounding antioxidants and retinoids in skincare. Our aim is for sparks to fly as we illuminate the pivotal role these ingredients play, not only in achieving aesthetic outcomes but in promoting overall skin health and longevity. Drawing upon their extensive clinical expertise, Dr. Mark Lupin and Dr. Jerry Tan will navigate the current landscape of AOX and retinoid recommendations, offering their updated insights and recommendations. No more cruel summers without proper environmental protection.
By attending this session, we will come out of the woods with an enhanced understanding of the current skincare landscape and future directions. Participants will gain practical tips and strategies for making informed, scientifically-backed choices when it comes to product recommendations for patients, ultimately optimizing their skin health and well-being. Are you ready for it? Together we can shake-off outdated notions and discover the new era of skincare ABC’s.


  • Review of existing research and clinicals on the “ABC” fundamentals of the dermatology toolkit: Vitamin A (Retinoid), Broad-spectrum sunscreen, and Vitamin C (Antioxidant).
  • Present novel understanding of these concepts and advancements in formulation of these key elements of skincare.