Dr. Joël Claveau

Dermatologist, Ville de Québec, QC

Dr. Joël Claveau is a dermatologist, specialized in the diagnosis and treatment of Melanoma and Skin Cancers, and an Associate Professor with the Department of Medicine at Laval University where he completed his Medical Study and Internal Medicine training. He did his residency in Dermatology at McGill University and subsequently worked at the Melanoma Clinic at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Montreal, Quebec. He is a diplomat of the American Board of Dermatology and is a member of a number of Medical Societies including the American Academy of Dermatology and the International Dermoscopy Society. He has received awards including
Honorary Member of La Société Française de Dermatologie, the Dermatologist’s Volunteer Award of the Canadian Dermatology Association (CDA) for his work on the prevention of skin cancers and the CDA
Symposium of the year at two occasions (Dermoscopy).

Since 1996, he has been the Director of the Melanoma and Skin Cancer Clinic at Le Centre Hospitalier Universitaire, Hôtel-Dieu de Québec, and worked in
Public Health for the province of Québec especially on the new Tanning Bed Legislation. He participated to the publication of papers in peer-review journals including work on melanoma, skin cancers and sunscreens. He is actively involved in a various Continuing Medical Education events and investigator in many clinical trials on advanced and metastatic melanoma.

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

NOV 2 (Thu)

Impact of current gaps and misconceptions in photoprotection on dermatologic health for skin of all color

It has long been known that UV radiation harms skin, although most focus has been on those with lighter skin tones (Fitzpatrick skin types I-III), studies are now showing the negative impact of visible light on skin health, particularly in individuals with skin of color (Fitzpatrick skin types IV-VI). This session will highlight the misconceptions about sunlight-related skin damage, highlight the impact of visible light on skin health, and the need for photoprotection in skin of all color.