Dear Friends:

If the Saint John River could tell its story, it would speak of the rich history and cultural diversity that characterizes the city of Fredericton through which it flows. It would tell of the fertile lands that fed the First Nations people, the settlement of the French Acadians in the 1730’s, and the arrival of the Loyalists who struggled to survive the harsh winters. It is in this historic setting that dermatologists will gather at the CDA’s 92nd Annual Conference. Come join us in Fredericton from June 21 to 24 and experience the warm Maritime hospitality.

The CDA’s Conference Committee and Education Committee have prepared a program that highlights the latest scientific and clinical knowledge in our field. International speakers include Dr. Hassan Galadari from the United Arab Emirates, AAD President Dr. Henry Lim and Dr. Stephen Wolverton from Indianapolis, IN. Of course, we are honoured to feature some of our own CDA stars in plenary lectures, workshops and the ever-popular 60 Tips in 60 Minutes. The workshops we held in 2016 were such a success that we have brought them back — with one more added: Medical, Surgical and Cosmetic.

The conference app also returns to make the proceedings more interactive, insightful and fun. And because social media continues to have an increasing presence in our lives, we are pleased to feature a plenary session round table on the pros and cons of social media in your daily professional lives. The Practice Management sessions are not just for residents — all delegates are welcome to attend these morning sessions.

So much is happening this year in Fredericton. We hope to feature the best the city has to offer, including culinary delights, cultural features, artisans and, of course, the history of this early Canadian settlement. See you there!


Mariusz Sapijaszko, MD, FRCPC