Dr. Sophia Colantonio

Dermatologist, Ottawa, ON

Dermatologist, The Ottawa Hospital, Civic Campus, Ottawa, ON
Dermatologist, Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, Ottawa, ON
Dermatologist, Vital Medical Centre, Ottawa, ON

Dr. Sophia Colantonio is a board-certified Dermatologist in both Canada and the United States. She graduated summa cum laude from the University of Ottawa, in Biology. She then went on to complete a Master’s degree in Public Health at Yale University and Doctorate of Medicine and Dermatology residency at the University of Ottawa. She is a medical dermatologist working at the Ottawa Hospital Civic Campus doing Patch Testing for allergic contact dermatitis, Biologics clinic for complex medical dermatology, and Pigmented Lesion Clinic for high-risk melanoma patients. She also practices community dermatology at Vital Medical Centre.
She was recognized for her outstanding teaching as the University of Ottawa’s 2021 PARO award recipient of Excellence in Clinical Teaching Award. She was the Canadian Dermatology Association’s recipient of Early Career Volunteer Award in 2023.

10:30 AM - 11:20 AM

SAT Apr 20

DermaTOOLogy: Building PsOlutions

Summary description of the session:
Psoriasis has a median disease duration of ~50 years and effective management is important to limit the burden of disease. Join us for an open session on tools and strategies for the short-term and long-term management of psoriasis, with a focus on topical treatments. Our expert speakers will review current treatments in the dermatologist’s toolbox and discuss various PsOlutions employed to manage real-world Canadian adolescent and adult cases. This open session will also explore future topical therapies, or those that are under construction, for the treatment of psoriasis. The audience will gain a better understanding of topical therapeutic tools for psoriasis and their practicality for managing different types of patient cases involving this chronic inflammatory disease.

Objectives of the session:

  1. Discuss current treatment strategies for the short-term and long-term topical management of plaque psoriasis
  2. Evaluate the practicality of topical therapeutic options in psoriasis management through real-world Canadian case studies
  3. Explore future clinical options in topical therapy