Dr. Sonya Abdulla

Dermatologist, Toronto, ON

Dr. Sonya Abdulla is a double board-certified dermatologist in Canada and the US. She completed additional Fellowship training in Dermatologic Laser Surgery and Aesthetic Medicine at the University of Toronto.

Dr. Abdulla has an active medical and cosmetic dermatology practice where she is involved in clinical research and teaching. Her clinical interests include acne, rosacea and psoriasis as well as minimally invasive aesthetic procedures including injectables, energy-based devices and laser surgery. Dr. Abdulla is a strong proponent of evidence-based skin care – her opinion and expertise serve as an invaluable resource for patients, peers and media.

9:55 AM - 10:25 AM

SAT Apr 20

A Look into Next Generation Gentle Cleansing, Effective Treatments, Hydrating Moisturizers & Sun Care Innovation


  1. Evaluate the skin barrier as a dynamic sophisticated structure.
  2. Explore products, ingredients & technologies that gently & effectively cleanse, treat, moisturize & protect the skin.
  3. Describe criteria to consider when making product, ingredient & regimen recommendations to patients

2:25 PM - 2:55 PM

SAT Apr 20

Behind the 2024 Acne Guidelines: Takeaways and Recommended Implementation Strategies

The presentation will take the form of three “mini-modules” of approximately eight minutes each, followed by six minutes of questions from delegates. The modules are:

  1. Key takeaways from the recent AAD acne guidelines;
  2. Current thinking and anticipated directions of the forthcoming Canadian Acne guidelines; and,
  3. “What’s Next in Acne Therapy”: new therapies and emerging considerations for patient care.

Learning Objectives:

  1. To educate dermatologists and healthcare professionals regarding the 2024 Acne
  2. Vulgaris Guidelines, and to discuss implementing these guidelines in the Canadian healthcare setting

Bausch Health in collaboration with The Chronicle Information Resources Open Presentation.

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
3:35 PM - 4:05 PM

SAT Apr 20

The reliability and predictability of isotretinoin over the years


  1. Review what has been learned using this medication.
  2. What hasn’t been learned or still requires attention.
  3. What is next for isotretinoin and the future of this medication.

Learning Objective: Review learning from using isotretinoin over the last 40 years in Canada