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Xinyi (Beibei) Du-Harpur is a dermatology trainee based at St John’s Institute of Dermatology in London. She attended medical school at the University of Cambridge and subsequently undertook general medical training in London teaching hospitals. She is currently completing a PhD fellowship based at the Francis Crick Institute and the Centre for Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine in computational biology, applying single-cell transcriptomics to human skin. Her research interests span from skin biology to utilising technology to innovate within dermatological services.

Intensity, infectious passion and an unwavering commitment to his vision led Anthony von Mandl to begin his journey more than four decades ago. Little did he know that in order to self-finance his vision to produce world-class wines in British Columbia’s then-unknown Okanagan Valley he would organically build an international corporation of which the hallmarks include a portfolio of luxury wineries and iconic beverage brands.

After winning ‘Canadian Winery of the Year’ for the sixth time, Mission Hill Family Estate stunned the wine world by winning ‘Best Pinot Noir in the World’ at the Decanter Wine Awards in London. Iconic Wineries of British Columbia is the von Mandl Family’s collection of prestige wineries in the Okanagan Valley, including Mission Hill, CedarCreek Estate Winery, CheckMate Artisanal Winery, Martin’s Lane Winery, Road 13 Vineyards and Liquidity Wines.

At the outset, no one would back his dream so his only option was to self-finance by pioneering new beverage categories in the drinks trade, including the world’s first flavoured ciders in the early 1980’s, followed by the creation of the Mike’s Hard Lemonade in the 1990’s and subsequently White Claw, ‘the purest hard seltzer in the world.’ Mike’s has since gone on to achieve iconic brand status in America while White Claw has completely transformed the U.S. beverage industry, become a social phenomenon and is the #1 brand in the explosive hard seltzer category. Building on this success in North America, Anthony is taking a long-term approach to build White Claw into an iconic global brand, having recently launched in Europe and Australia, with several international launches pending.

In 2016, Anthony was appointed as an Officer of the Order of Canada and is also a recipient of the Order of British Columbia; both honours recognize his contributions to enhancing Canada’s international reputation in the wine industry. Anthony is also Chairman of The von Mandl Family Foundation, supporting the arts, health initiatives, environmental conversation and vulnerable communities in Canada and the U.S.

Macrene Alexiades, MD PhD FAAD received her three degrees from Harvard University:  BA from Harvard University, where she was elected Phi Beta Kappa and awarded the Fay Prize; MD from Harvard Medical School, where she was named in the Harvard Medical School Dean’s Report and Paul Dudley White Award; and PhD in Genetics from Harvard University, where grants were awarded from the National Institutes of Health, National Eye Institute and Radcliffe College.  She was a Fulbright Scholar on bioengineering of agricultural crops.

She completed Dermatology at New York University School of Medicine, where she served as Chief Resident and awarded the Husik Prize.  She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS), the American Dermatologic Association, and achieved the rare status of Double Board-Certification in Dermatology in the European Union as well as the US.  She was one of six among 1200 who passed both medicine and surgery boards in Greece, and certified to practice medicine, surgery and dermatology in the EU.

She is on the Board of Directors or Advisory Board for the ASLMS, AbbVie/Allergan, Archdiocesan Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, Galderma, Candela, and others.  She is Assistant Editor of Dermatologic Surgery and Lasers in Medicine and Surgery, Senior Associate Editor of the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology, and Reviewer for JAMA Dermatology, Journal of American Academy of Dermatology, Journal of Cosmetic Surgery, Cosmetic Dermatology, Journal of Photobiology and Photomedicine and the Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology, to name a few. Her textbook for Wolters Kluwer Lippincott entitled, Cosmetic Dermatologic Surgery was published in 2020. She is a Castle Connolly and New York Magazine Top Doctor, biographed extensively in Who’s Who and recipient of many awards including the Dr. Richard E Fitzpatrick Award and Who’s Who Lifetime Achievement Award.

She served as Consulting Dermatologist Worldwide for L’Oreal, Paris with whom she developed an acne skin care line, and currently conducts research for Lancôme as well as heads her own skincare research company, NY Derm LLC, MACRENE actives. She is a Diplomate of both the American and European Boards of Dermatology and Associate Clinical Professor at Yale University School of Medicine, and Adjunct Professor at Siggros Hospital, University of Athens.  She is an attending at Northwell Health, Lenox Hill Hospital, Yale/New Haven Hospital and Yale/West Haven VA Hospital. Dr. Alexiades has numerous publications and discoveries in the fields of basic science, dermatology and laser surgery.

She founded and directs her dermatology, laser surgery and research center in Manhattan since 2003 and a lab-based skin care research company NY Derm LLC.  Her practice and academic work are focused on topical dermatologic anti-cancer and anti-aging therapies, laser technology and women’s health. She has served as a volunteer in the Veterans Administration Hospital system for over 20 years.

Andrew F. Alexis, MD, MPH is the Vice-Chair for Diversity and Inclusion for the Department of Dermatology and dermatologist at the Center for Diverse Skin Complexions at Weill Cornell Medicine in New York City. He is the former Chair of the Department of Dermatology at Mount Sinai Morningside and Mount Sinai West. Having served as Director of the first-of-its-kind Skin of Color Center for over 15 years, his work has helped to advance patient care, research, and education pertaining to dermatologic disorders that are prevalent in populations with skin of color.

Dr. Alexis received his medical degree from Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians & Surgeons and his Master of Public Health at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. He completed his dermatology residency at Weill Cornell Medicine, followed by a fellowship in dermatopharmacology at NYU Langone’s Ronald O. Perelman Department of Dermatology.

Dr. Alexis has published more than 90 articles in peer-reviewed journals including the British Journal of Dermatology, Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, and JAMA Dermatology among others. He has co-edited two textbooks and authored over 10 book chapters. Dr. Alexis is a frequent lecturer at national and international conferences and has been invited as a Visiting Professor or Grand Rounds speaker at many prestigious academic institutions.

Dr. Alexis has held numerous leadership positions in professional organizations including Past President of the New York Dermatological Society, Past President of the New York Academy of Medicine Dermatology Section, Secretary/Treasurer of the Skin of Color Society and Chair of the Diversity Task Force Committee for the American Academy of Dermatology. He currently serves as Co-Chair of the Scientific Committee of the Skin of Color Society, and is a member of the Board of Directors of the American Dermatological Association and the Cicatricial Alopecia Research Foundation.

Dr. Alexis has appeared on ABC, CBS, NBC, and FOX television news programs and has been quoted in numerous leading publications, including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Vogue, Allure, and Essence. He is listed in Castle Connolly’s Top Doctors ™ and Super Doctors®.

Dr. Beecker is a Staff Dermatologist at The Ottawa Hospital, Assistant Professor at The University of Ottawa, and certified in Dermatology, Emergency Medicine and Family Medicine.

Dr. Beecker is the Research Director for the Division of Dermatology at The Ottawa Hospital. She founded the Pigmented lesion and Melanoma Clinic at the Ottawa Hospital, where she follows patients at high-risk for melanoma with digital dermoscopy and total body photography. She trains medical residents and students and serves on the Executive Committee for the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Dermatology Examination. She is the Vice President of the Canadian Dermatology Association’s Board of Directors, transitioning to president-Elect in June 2021.

A graduate of both the Dermatology and Internal Medicine residency programs at the University of Toronto, Dr. Bertucci went on to complete a Dermatologic Surgery fellowship. He currently runs a dermatology group practice just outside Toronto, Canada that encompasses cosmetic, medical, and surgical dermatology.

Dr. Bertucci’s purpose is to enrich the lives of patients by providing optimal care and outcomes through clinical research, education, and leadership in dermatology and aesthetic medicine.

As an engaging teacher and globally renowned thought leader in cosmetic dermatology, Dr. Bertucci’s expertise is highly sought after. He has been an invited speaker at hundreds of meetings around the world, demonstrating and teaching on topics such as advanced facial assessment and aesthetic injection techniques. He trains trainers and physicians on innovative injection techniques and he believes that it is only by combining the science and art of medicine that we can achieve truly natural, harmonious, and aesthetically pleasing results that delight our patients.

Dr. Bertucci believes in giving back to the specialty that has afforded him a fulfilling career. He was honoured in 2020 with the President’s Award from the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) for his many contributions to the specialty. He holds multiple leadership roles including Vice President of ASDS, Co-Director of the University of Toronto Cosmetic Dermatology Fellowship, and Chair of the AAD Membership Committee. Previous positions have included President of the Canadian Dermatology Association, Co-Director of Undergraduate Dermatology at the University of Toronto, and Chair of the ASDS Leadership Development Work Group.

As an avid clinical researcher, Dr. Bertucci helps design and has participated in multiple clinical trials, including pivotal trials that have resulted in novel products being brought to market. He has authored multiple peer-reviewed publications and book chapters and is a contributing editor to multiple journals.

Dr. Diana Diao is a Clinical Instructor in the Department of Dermatology and Skin Science at the University of British Columbia. She practices both medical and cosmetic dermatology at Pacific Derm in Vancouver, and also serves as a clinical trials sub-investigator. She is a consulting dermatologist at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver. She is a proud mother of two girls aged 2 and 6.

Dr Jeff Donovan is a US and Canadian board-certified dermatologist specializing exclusively in the treatment of hair loss. He is certified by the American Board of Dermatology and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. He received his medical degree from the University of Ottawa in 2004. His post-graduate clinical training in Dermatology and PhD studies in molecular biology were conducted at the University of Toronto.

Dr Donovan is devoted to the care of individuals experiencing hair loss. Individuals who are interested can read more about his practice philosophy and the principles that guide his practice at www.donovanmedical.com.

Dr Dover graduated as the silver medalist, Magna cum Laude from the University of Ottawa.  His dermatology training was received at the University of Toronto followed by research fellowships at St. John’s Hospital for Diseases of the Skin at the University of London in London, England, and a two-year photomedicine fellowship at Harvard Medical School.  Dr. Dover is a former Associate Professor of Dermatology at Harvard Medical School, was Chief of Dermatology at the New England Deaconess Hospital for over ten years and also Associate Chairman of Dermatology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He is Associate Clinical Professor of Dermatology at Yale University School of Medicine, and Associate Professor of Dermatology at Brown Medical School.  Dr Dover is a director of SkinCare Physicians in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts.

Dr Dover is the author of over 500 scientific publications and he has co-authored and edited over 50 textbooks.  He is founding editor of Journal Watch for Dermatology. Dr. Dover has received many honors including repeated nominations for “teacher of the year” at Harvard Medical School. He received the prestigious Leon Goldman Award as well as the Ellet Drake Award of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery and was honored for his work in laser surgery by the Sturge Weber Foundation at its 20th Annual Gala. He has received several presidential citations from both the American Society of Lasers in Medicine and Surgery and the American Society for Dermatological Surgery.   Dr Dover is past president of the American Society for Lasers in Medicine and Surgery and past president of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery. He is married to Dr Tania Phillips and has 2 daughters, Sophie and Isabel.

Zoe Diana Draelos, MD, is a research and clinical board-certified dermatologist.  She is in solo private practice in High Point, North Carolina.  In 1988, she founded Dermatology Consulting Services, PLLC, to initiate and perform research in the cosmetic, OTC drug, and pharmaceutical arenas.  She received the prestigious Maison G. de Navarre award from the Society of Cosmetic Chemists for her contributions to the art and science of cosmetics in 2017.  In 2019, she was the inaugural recipient of the Florence Wall Award from the Society of Cosmetics Chemists honoring her as the most influential woman in cosmetic science.

Dr. Genoway is a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon. She completed her medical school and residency training in plastic and reconstructive surgery at the University of British Columbia. She then completed a fellowship in reconstructive microsurgery with a sub-specialty focus on providing gender-affirming surgical care in San Francisco, California. Dr. Genoway is the co-director of the Gender Surgery Program BC, which is the first comprehensive gender affirmation surgical program in western Canada.

Dr Hong is a board-certified dermatologist working in Greater Vancouver BC, Canada. He runs a busy office-based dermatology clinic with a focus on clinical research. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Dermatology and Skin Sciences and teaches at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver, where he is active staff. Dr Hong is the past head of the BC Section of Dermatology and a former examiner in Dermatology for the Royal College of Physicians of Canada residency qualification examination.

Dr Hong is currently the Canadian representative to SPIN (The Skin Inflammation and Psoriasis International Network – www.spindermatology.org

He is active in clinical practice and dermatology research. His main clinical areas of interest are psoriasis and eczema. He has been an investigator in over 100 trials of treatments in dermatology and has over 30 peer-reviewed publications. He has lectured locally, nationally, and internationally on dermatology treatments and has been an invited speaker at international dermatology congresses.

Dr Kalia is an Associate Professor at the Department of Dermatology and Skin Science, University of British Columbia. He is also affiliated the Photomedicine Institute at Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute, and also with the Skin Tumour and Cancer Control Research Groups at BC Cancer. He also works and conducts research at the BC Children’s Hospital. He was awarded the Barney Usher award for his research work with melanin. Recently he was awarded the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Health Professional Investigator Award. His clinical and research interests include photodermatology and epidemiology. He sees a lot of darker skin types in his dermatology practice.

Dr Kirchhof is the Head of Dermatology in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Ottawa and the Ottawa Hospital.

Dr Kirchhof completed his medical degree and PhD at Western University in London, Ontario. His PhD research involved studies of the signalling pathways important to immune system regulation. He then went on to complete his dermatology residency at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, British Columbia. He has published over 55 peer-reviewed papers and maintains a keen interest in research, education and patient care.

Dr. Kossintseva is the Co-Chair of the 96th Annual Canadian Dermatology Association (CDA) Conference in 2021. She serves as the President of Canadian Society for Dermatologic Surgery (CSDS) and sits on the Executive Board of the CDA, where her role is that of the Secretary; she chairs the CDA Annual Membership and Awards committee, serves on the Annual Conference committee as well as the Education committee. She is also the British Columbia representative for the Future of Dermatology Working Group.

Dr. Kossintseva is at the forefront of Mohs micrographic and facial reconstructive surgery, cosmetic surgical dermatology and hair transplantation. Her deep appreciation of the human facial form was first molded through a successful career in fine arts. This passion for aesthetic of the human body has ignited Dr. Kossintseva’s meticulous pursuit of medicine. She received a silver medal graduating with a Bachelor of Science Honors Human Physiology, and an MD with Special Training In Research from the University of Alberta. Dr. Kossintseva completed her dermatology residency at the University of British Columbia and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and a Diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology. She graduated from an ACGME-accredited fellowship in Mohs Micrographic Surgery and Procedural Dermatology from the Oregon Health and Science University and is a Fellow of the American College of Mohs Surgery. Dr. Kossintseva is an active member with the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS), the American College of Mohs Surgery (ACMS), the CDA and CSDS.

As the Clinical Assistant Professor at the Department of Dermatology and Skin Science at the University of British Columbia, Dr. Kossintseva teaches in the undergraduate, post-graduate and CME dermatology programs, as well as trains fellows in Mohs micrographic surgery. Dr. Kossintseva has published in both the American and Canadian medical journals, and has numerously spoken and chaired at national and international conferences, including ASDS, ACMS, AAD, CDA and the Canadian Melanoma Conference (CMC), California Society of Facial and Plastic Surgery (CSFPS), and World Congress of Dermatology (WCD).

Dr. Hermênio C. Lima is a Clinical Immunologist and Dermatologist. He finished Medical School in Brazil in 1989. Dr. Lima finished his Ph.D. in Immunology at Harvard School of Public Health (USA) in 1995. He was appointed Research Scientist at Colorado State University (USA) in 1996. He returned to Brazil in 1997 and accepted the head of Clinical Immunology and Allergy discipline at Federal University of Parana until 2008. In 2008, he worked at CURTIS – MGH – Harvard University (USA) as Research Fellow. He is an Associate Clinical Professor at Divisions of Clinical Immunology and Dermatology, Department of Medicine, McMaster University (Canada) since April 2010. Recently, he creates and directs the LEADER Research clinic for research and clinical treatment of Immunodermatological diseases.

Dr Catherine C. McCuaig is a pediatric dermatologist working at Sainte-Justine University Hospital Center, and clinical professor at the University of Montreal. Her medical doctorate was obtained at Queens University, Kingston in 1982, residency training at University of Toronto 1982-1984, dermatology at McGill University, 1984 – 1987, and dermatology fellowship in paediatrics and laser under Dr James Rasmussen at the University of Michigan, 1987 – 1988. Her special interests include neonates, vascular anomalies (Hemangioma Investigator Group and the International Society for the Study of Vascular Anomalies), lymphedema, epidermolysis bullosa, laser and teaching. Her leadership has been seen in the Society for Dermatology of Montreal as president nine years, as well as chair of the Atlantic Dermatology meeting 2014, co-chair of the Canadian Lymphedema Framework, fellowship director since 2013, and presidency of the Canadian Dermatology Association June 2021.  She has spearheaded two multidisciplinary clinics in epidermolysis bullosa and lymphedema. Catherine has authored over one hundred peer reviewed articles and 10 dermatology textbook chapters. She enjoys reading, hiking, swimming, dragonboat, the cottage, and just hanging out with family and friends.

Dr. Elena Netchiporouk is an Assistant Professor and Director of Undergraduate Medical Education in Dermatology at McGill University. Dr. Netchiporouk earned her M.D. degree at Université de Montréal. Dr. Netchiporouk completed her dermatology residency training at the McGill University Health Centre and obtained an Experimental Medicine M.Sc. degree from McGill University.

Dr. Netchiporouk is a Junior Scientist within the Infectious Diseases and Immunity in Global Health Program of the MUHC-Research Institute studying cutaneous autoimmunity, scleroderma and chronic urticaria. She leads a complex care, skin fibrosis and chronic urticaria clinics at the Montreal General Hospital Site of the MUHC. Dr. Netchiporouk’s research program is supported by several grants from the Canadian Dermatology Foundation, Association des Médecins Spécialistes Dermatologues du Québec, Department of Medicine (McGill University) and Ministère d’Éducation et Innovation du Québec. She is actively involved in Dermatology Residency Training Program and has received numerous teaching awards from the Division of Dermatology. She is the founder of the Interactive Dermatology Learning Platform for Dermatology residents and Primary Care Providers Montreal Derm FilEZ© (Montrealdermfilez.ca) set to launch in early 2021.

Dr. Joanie Pinard is a dermatologist working at Hotel-Dieu de Levis and CHU de Québec, Université Laval.

Dr. Pinard received her medical degree from the University of Sherbrooke, followed by a residency in dermatology at the Université Laval in Quebec city. She subsequently completed a fellowship in Dermatology-Rheumatology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, where she received advanced training in adult and pediatric connective tissue diseases, autoinflammatory diseases including hidradenitis suppurativa and neutrophilic dermatoses, psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. She has lectured in many national and international meetings and is involved in research and publications focusing on autoimmune diseases of the skin. Dr. Pinard is dedicated to advancing patient care, training, and education in connective tissue diseases and is actively involved in training future dermatologists and rheumatologists in her academic role.

Professor of Dermatology, University of Ottawa; Director Contact Dermatitis Clinic, The Ottawa Hospital; Invited member North American Contact Dermatitis Research Group (NACDG); Invited member International Contact Dermatitis Research Group (ICDRG); Past president American Contact Dermatitis Society (ACDS).

Dr Vincent Richer is a medical and cosmetic dermatologist at Pacific Derm in Vancouver and holds positions as Clinical Instructor and Director of Continuing Medical Education at the Department of Dermatology and Skin Science at the University of British Columbia. He completed both his Medical Doctorate degree and Dermatology residency training at the Université de Montréal. He then completed a fellowship in Photobiology and Cutaneous Laser Surgery at the University of British Columbia. Dr Richer supervises medical students and residents during his busy clinical practice. He was awarded the Canadian Dermatology Association Resident and Fellow’s Society Teaching Award in his first year of practice and again in 2020. He also acts as sub-investigator for clinical trials in both medical and cosmetic dermatology held at Pacific Derm.

Dr Jason Rivers is a Clinical Professor of dermatology and past director of the dermatology residency program at the Department of Dermatology and Skin Science, University of British Columbia. He has lectured and published extensively on aesthetic dermatology and skin cancer, and he has devoted significant efforts to research and collaboration on various government and industry-sponsored initiatives in skin cancer prevention and treatment. His dedication to excellence in patient care and clinical skills has earned him recognition by being the recipient of Canada’s “Best Doctors” award for a number of years.

Dr Rivers’ fervent pursuits of writing and research have culminated in literary contributions of more than 170 articles and book chapters. From 2005-2015 he was the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery, the official publication of the Canadian Dermatology Association (CDA). He is the current President of the CDA, past president of the Canadian Society for Dermatologic Surgery and the current president of Acne and Rosacea Society of Canada. Dr Rivers has been an expert peer-reviewer or editorial board member for several major dermatology journals, including the British Journal of Dermatology, Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, and JAMA Dermatology. He has been a primary investigator for a wide spectrum of clinical studies in both medical and aesthetic dermatology, including acne, psoriasis, actinic keratosis, skin cancer, atopic dermatitis, neuromuscular blocking agents, injectable fillers, and non-invasive body contouring.

Dr Michael Smylie is Medical Oncologist at the Cross Cancer Institute in Edmonton, Alberta; He holds an academic appointment as Professor, Department of Oncology, University of Alberta, Edmonton.  He is past Site Leader for the Clinical Trials Committee and the National Canada Institute of Cancer (NCIC) melanoma group.  Dr Smylie has chaired several National Melanoma meetings and is past chair of the Canadian National Melanoma Meeting.

Dr Smylie received Distinction in Pathology, awarded the Carl Zeiss prize (best performance in pathology and microbiology), and honours B.Sc. (Physical Sciences)   from University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario; after spending a year at Leicester, United Kingdom, he completed his residency in internal medicine at Plains Health Centre, Regina and Royal University Hospital, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, and his medical oncology fellowship the University of Ottawa,  Ottawa, Ontario.

He is very active in designing and participating in clinical trials in malignant melanoma and holds an interest in lung cancer.  He is an active member of the Mary Johnston Melanoma Professorship in Edmonton, Alberta.  His major research is targeted therapy and immunotherapy in melanoma. He has been a co-author of several practice-changing trials in metastatic melanoma.

Dr Nowell Solish, M.D., FRCP (C), graduated as a dermatologist from the University of Toronto, and subsequently specialized in surgical dermatology, training at the University of Toronto and the University of British Columbia. During this time, Dr Solish focused on cosmetic and skin cancer dermatologic surgery.

Today, Dr Solish is a recognized specialist in the field of cosmetic dermatology and dermatologic surgery.  Dr Solish is well known for his work with Botox and the cosmetic injectables.

Dr Solish is an Assistant Professor at The University of Toronto, as well as the director of Mohs surgery at Women’s College Hospital. He is the past president of The Canadian Society of Dermatologic surgery and a founding board member of the International Hyperhidrosis Society. He is a member of the American and Canadian Societies for Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery.
Academically, he is the co-director of Dermatologic surgery at the University of Toronto. He is also published in peer-reviewed journals and lectures regularly on dermatologic surgery techniques at local, national and international medical meetings.

Dr Solish is also a widely quoted media spokesperson on issues of surgical and cosmetic dermatology. His interviews include appearances on ABC news, CBC news, Global Television, The National, CBC Radio, and Citytv.

Dr Walsh completed a PhD in microbiology and medical genetics and went on to pursue medical school and residency training in Dermatology at the University of Toronto. He is an Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine and Division of Dermatology at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and is courtesy staff at Women’s College Hospital. He has a busy medical dermatology teaching practice with subspecialty interests including immuno-bullous diseases, cutaneous lymphomas, psoriasis, genodermatoses and connective tissue diseases.

Dr Gabriele Weichert works in the coastal city of Nanaimo BC.  She has spent 17 yrs as a community dermatologist and recently built a dedicated dermatology centre “SkinCareWest” with a team of other physicians including GP-Derm associates.  She is in her 4th year of ownership in an aesthetic practice (Synergy Medical Aesthetics) with a plastic surgeon partnership.  Dr Weichert trained at UBC Dermatology and has a BSc in Biology (Waterloo), PhD in Physiology (UBC) before medical school at McMaster University.

After receiving his MD (Honours) from the University of Alberta, Dr. Zloty completed specialty training in dermatology at the University of British Columbia, followed by a fellowship in Mohs Surgery at the Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland. As a Mohs surgeon, his practice for 25 years has been focused on Mohs surgery, dermatologic oncology, and cutaneous reconstruction.

Dr. Zloty holds 41 publications and is Clinical Professor and Director of Surgical Education in the Department of Dermatology and Skin Science at the University of British Columbia. He is both Director of the UBC Mohs Surgery and Dermatologic Oncology Fellowship, and Director of the Dermatologic Surgery Centre. Dr. Zloty has served as President of the Canadian Dermatology Association and a Board member for the American College of Mohs Surgery.