Invitation from the 2018 Organizing Committee

Dear Colleagues,

Please join us at the 93rd Annual Conference of the Canadian Dermatology Association, June 20 to 23, 2018 in Montréal, Quebec.

Montréal is a dynamic, culturally diverse and historic city, and a perfect backdrop for our premiere event.

Created by dermatologists for dermatologists, the Annual Conference is your opportunity to:

  • Learn about the latest research and clinical approaches
  • Optimize practice areas of interest, and
  • Network with the dermatology community.

The scientific program is a key element of the Annual Conference and we are thrilled to bring you an exciting conference experience with many notable speakers and new program options.  A special guest speaker this year is advertising and marketing expert Terry O’Reilly whose talk A Brand Is More Than Skin Deep will explore how smart brands carve out a distinct identity, how they attract attention, how they can re-position the competition in the eyes of the public, and how powerful branding can elevate an industry.

Also new for 2018 is the welcomed addition of the Skin Research Group of Canada (SRGC) who will be holding their 5th annual conference conjointly with the CDA from Friday, June 22nd to Sunday, June 24th.  The SRGC program provides a new platform for Canadian dermatologists to partner and network with the Canadian CIHR-funded skin scientists.  It will showcase the Louis Vogel Lecture by Dr. Elaine Fuchs on skin stem cell biology and medical applications, the State-of-the Art-Lecture by Dr. John Varga on scleroderma and the Frontiers in Science Lecture by Dr. Nicole Ward on psoriasis as a systemic disease.  Their program will also feature a number of workshops on clinical and basic research, disease-focused scientific sessions and translational research roundtable discussions. CDA conference attendees do not need to register separately with the SRGC and can attend all SRGC scientific sessions free of charge. For more details on the SRGC program, visit

We look forward to welcoming you to Montréal in June where we will transport you to a different time as we tip our hat to the rise of Montreal’s cabaret culture during prohibition.

Mariusz Sapijaszko, MD, FRCPC
Chair, Annual Conference Committee