BoSS - Basics of Skin Science - For Residents

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

BoSS – Basics of Skin Science

For Residents

Chairs:  Gilles Lauzon, MD, FRCPC & Neil Shear, MD, FRCPC

BoSS is an educational program for dermatology residents registered in a Canadian training program and is conducted under the auspices of the Canadian Professors of Dermatology.  To register, contact Pamela Belfer at

07:00-07:30 Light breakfast and introduction Neil Shear, Gilles Lauzon
07:30-08:15 Keratinocyte biology Gilles Lauzon
08:15-09:00 Case-based introduction to novel therapies Joanie Pinard
09:00-09:45 Anti-cytokine antibodies: understanding the drug and the target Robert Gniadecki
09:45-10:15 Break
10:15-11:00 Melanocyte biology Youwen Zhou
11:00-11:45 Dermis: collagen, elastin & non-fibrillary matrix Scott Walsh
11:45-12:00 Concluding remarks Neil Shear, Gilles Lauzon

This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by the Canadian Dermatology Association.  Participants may claim a maximum of 4.5 hours.