Speakers

Dr. Alain is a dermatologist and Mohs surgeon and has been directing the Mohs Surgery Center in Quebec City for the past 5 years.  Dr. Alain oversees the activities at the Victoria Park Medispa in Quebec City.  He obtained his medical degree from Laval University in 1996, followed by a residency in dermatology with specialty degrees from the Royal College of Canada and the CMQ in 2001.   He then completed a fellowship in dermatologic oncology and Mohs surgery at the Skin Care Center at the University of British Columbia. Other than treating skin cancers, Dr Alain developed an expertise for treating scars.

Dr. Alhusayen is a board-certified dermatologist and an Associate Scientist in the Evaluative Clinical Sciences program at Sunnybrook Research Institute and an Assistant Professor (Clinician Investigator) at the University of Toronto. He completed his residency training at the University of Ottawa in 2008. He then completed 2 fellowships in Laser/ Procedural dermatology from the University of Ottawa and Advanced Medical Dermatology from University of Toronto. He also has a masters degree from UofT in Clinical Epidemiology and Health Care Research.     Dr. Alhusayen is a Consultant in the Division of Dermatology a Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and Women’s College Hospital. His clinical practice focuses on complex medical dermatology and he runs subspecialty clinics in hidradenitis suppurativa and cutaneous lymphomas.    Dr. Alhusayen is a researcher and educator. He serves in various roles for the Canadian Dermatology Association and  Canadian Hidradenitis Suppurativa Foundation He is also a member of several research organizations including the American DermatoEpidemiology Network (ADEN), International Dermatology Outcome Measures (IDEOM), and the Consortium for Harmonizing Outcomes Research in Dermatology (CHORD). Specific areas of interest include hidradenitis suppurativa, health services research, and studying comorbidities associated with skin disorders. He is a frequent speaker at national and international dermatology meetings.

John Arlette is a Clinical Professor in the Department of Surgery, Division of Plastic Surgery in the Cumming School of Medicine at the University of Calgary. He holds a Fellowship in Mohs Micrographic Surgery and is a Royal College Certified Dermatologist.   He has extensive experience in facial reconstruction, has carried out basic science research into the placement of Filler within the face, and conducted a national consultancy on filler complications. Dr Arlette has written manuscripts on Filler induced Blindness, Informed Consent for Filler therapy and the Ultrasound in the practice of Filler therapy.   Dr Arlette teaches virtual and in person workshops on Facial imaging for cosmetic treatments by Ultrasound both nationally and internationally.

Dr. Bessette completed his medical training in rheumatology at Laval University in 1993.  From 1994 to 1996, he received a formation in clinical research at the Multipurpose Arthritis Center of the Brigham and Women’s hospital in Boston. During the same period, he completed a master degree in epidemiology at the Harvard School of Public Health. He was director of the rheumatology program from 2006 to 2016 and head of the rheumatology department at the CHU of Quebec from 2014 to 2019. He is a member of the scientific committee of the CATCH (Canadian Early Arthritis Cohort) study, director of the RHUMADATA registry in Quebec City and director of the GRMO (Groupe de recherche en rhumatologie et maladies osseuses) research center. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Rheumatology Society and the Quebec Rheumatology Association.    He has participated in over 200 randomized clinical trial in rheumatology. He is the author and co-author of more than 130 scientific manuscripts and 500 abstracts presented at scientific conferences. His major research interests include rheumatoid arthritis, spondyloarthritis, osteoarthritis, and osteoporosis.

Dr Blouin completed her Doctorate in Medicine and her Dermatology Residency at the Université Laval, Québec city.  She is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. She completed a Fellowship in Mohs Micrographic Surgery and Procedural Dermatology at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver. She is Diplomate from the American College of Mohs Micrographic Surgery (ACMS). As a full-time Associate Professor of Medicine at the Université Laval, she teaches undergraduates students and post-graduates residents within the Dermatology department at the Hôtel-Dieu de Québec, CHU de Québec. Dre Blouin is an invited lecturer at local, national and international conferences and continues to publish in peer-reviewed journals.

Dr. Joël Claveau is a dermatologist, specialized in the diagnosis and treatment of Melanoma and Skin Cancers, and an Associate Professor with the Department of Medicine at Laval University where he completed his Medical Study and Internal Medicine training. He did his residency in Dermatology at McGill University and subsequently worked at the Melanoma Clinic at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Montreal, Quebec. He is a diplomat of the American Board of Dermatology and is a member of a number of Medical Societies including the American Academy of Dermatology and the International Dermoscopy Society. He has received awards including Honorary Member of La Société Française de Dermatologie, the Dermatologist’s Volunteer Award of the Canadian Dermatology Association (CDA) for his work on the prevention of skin cancers and the CDA Symposium of the year at two occasions (Dermoscopy). 

Since 1996, he has been the Director of the Melanoma and Skin Cancer Clinic at Le Centre Hospitalier Universitaire, Hôtel-Dieu de Québec, and worked in Public Health for the province of Québec especially on the new Tanning Bed Legislation. He participated to the publication of papers in peer-review journals including work on melanoma, skin cancers and sunscreens. He is actively involved in a various Continuing Medical Education events and investigator in many clinical trials on advanced and metastatic melanoma.

Dr Jérôme Coulombe is a board certified dermatologist and pediatric dermatologist, in Canada and the United States. He is an Associate Professor of Dermatology Department of Pediatrics at Université de Montreal. He completed a two-year fellowship in pediatric dermatology at CHU Ste-Justine in Montreal and at Hôpital Neckers-Enfants Malades in Paris, France. Since 2015 he is a full-time staff in pediatric dermatology at CHU Ste-Justine and in a busy community clinic practice at Clinique D in Laval.

Dr. Pierre-Olivier Grenier is a pediatric dermatologist at CHUL – Centre Mère Enfant in Quebec City. Dr Grenier completed his dermatology residency training at Université Laval, earning board-certification both in Canada and the United States. He then pursued a fellowship in pediatric dermatology at Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School.

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Elena B. Hawryluk is a board-certified Dermatologist and Pediatric Dermatologist, and Associate Professor of Dermatology at Harvard Medical School, where she serves as the Faculty Director of Pediatric Dermatology for the Harvard Combined Dermatology Residency Program.  After graduating from Carnegie Mellon University with degrees in Computer Science and Biological Sciences, she completed her medical degree (MD) and PhD (Cell Biology and Molecular Physiology) at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine’s Medical Scientist Training Program.  Dr. Hawryluk completed her dermatology residency at Harvard Medical School, where she served as a Chief Resident.  Subsequently, she undertook subspecialty fellowship training in Pediatric Dermatology at Boston Children’s Hospital.    Dr. Hawryluk serves on committees for the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) and the Society for Pediatric Dermatology (SPD).  She is a board member and Chair of the Early Investigator’s Group of the Pediatric Dermatology Research Alliance (PeDRA) and an Associate Editor for Pediatric Dermatology. Dr. Hawryluk has a clinical interest in pigmented lesions and melanoma in the pediatric population, and cares for patients at Massachusetts General Hospital and Boston Children’s Hospital.  She has been supported by the SPD and PeDRA’s Weston Career Development Award and Career Bridge Award, along with  the Dermatology Foundation Pediatric Dermatology Career Development Award. Dr. Hawryluk was awarded a 2020 AAD Presidential Citation Award in recognition of her leadership with the Skin Cancer Initiative as Chair of the Melanoma/Skin Cancer Programs Committee and engagement with collaborative partners to affect significant behavior change around sun protection.

Dr. Houle has graduated from the Université de Montréal in Dermatology and has completed a fellowship in occupational skin disease at the University of Toronto.  She currently works at the CHU de Québec, a tertiary care center affiliated to Laval University, in Québec, Canada where she runs the occupational and contact dermatitis clinic.  She is a recent member of the NACDG as well as the new Canadian member of the GERDA and is active in research related to contact dermatitis.  Dr. Houle is also the co-director of the Laval University dermatology residency program.  In her spare times, she likes to hike in the beautiful region of Charlevoix, in Eastern Quebec.

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Dr. Carolyn Jack is an Assistant Professor at McGill University, and a Junior Scientist at the Infectious Diseases and Immunity in Global Health Program of the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre. In 2018, Dr. Jack founded the McGill University Hospital Network Center of Excellence for Atopic Dermatitis, the first tertiary care centre in Canada dedicated to adult atopic dermatitis. She is the co-founder of EczemaQ, an award-winning mobile health application, and the registered non-profit Patient Advisory Committee known as Eczéma Québec. As a Clinician Scientist, her research goal is to identify disease-modifying interventions in chronic atopic dermatitis.

Began practice in 2017 as a general and specialized dermatologist at the CISSS of Lanaudière (Quebec), in 2019 was appointed head of the dermatology department. Fellowship: Hairs and nails program at the hospital of University of Miami (USA) and Bologna (Italy) with Dr. Antonella Tosti. Master in Trichology at the University of Alcala in Spain. Clinical professor at Laval University with active participation in the teaching of interns and residents. Member of the American Hair Research Society, European Hair Research Society, European Nail Society, Groupe d’ongle de la Société Française de Dermatologie. Interests: Trichology, trichoscopy, onychoscopy, nail diseases and nail surgery.

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Dr. Kalia is an Associate Professor at the Department of Dermatology and Skin Science, University of British Columbia. He is a Clinician Scientist at the Photomedicine Institute & Centre for Clinical Evaluation and Epidemiology at Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute. He also associated with the Cancer Control Research at BC Cancer, and also with the BC Children’s Hospital. He has been awarded the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Health Professional Investigator Award to study skin cancer. His clinical and research interests include photodermatology and epidemiology. He is researching on methods for prevention and early detection of skin cancer and is currently the National Chair of the Canadian Dermatology Association, Sun Awareness Working Group.

Dr Labonté obtained his MD degree from University of Sherbrooke.  After a residency in Anatomic Pathology at Laval University, he completed an Oncologic Surgical Pathology fellowship at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and a Dermatopathology fellowship at University of Toronto.    He practiced at CHU-Enfant-Jésus Hospital in Québec city from 2002-2005.  He joined the staff at CHU-Hôtel-Dieu de Québec in 2006, where he still works.    Dr Labonté’s expertise is Bone & Soft Tissue Tumors, Dermatopathology and Molecular Diagnostics.

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Dr. Litvinov is an assistant professor and coordinator of dermatology research at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He earned his Ph.D. degree in Cellular and Molecular Medicine at The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore, MD, and his medical degree at McGill, completing dermatology residency training at the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC). Prior to joining the faculty at McGill, Dr. Litvinov practiced as an assistant professor and dermatology clinician-scientist at the University of Ottawa between 2015-2017.

During 2019-2021, Dr Litvinov served as regional director (Quebec) of the Canadian Dermatology Association. Currently, he serves as the president of the Skin Research Group of Canada and as a board member of the International Society for Cutaneous Lymphomas. He is also actively involved in the literature, serving as an associate editor of Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery (JCMS) and Frontiers in Medicine and as a deputy editor of JCMS Case Reports.

He is active in cutaneous research, particularly studying cutaneous lymphomas, keratinocyte carcinomas, and melanoma, and his research is supported by various grants from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), Cancer Research Society and Canadian Cancer Society. As part of his duties as director of dermatology research, Dr Litvinov directs a translational research laboratory within the cancer research program of the MUHC-Research Institute and a hematology-dermatology multidisciplinary clinic at the Glen Site of the MUHC. He also directs a skin cancer diagnosis and treatment clinic for solid organ transplant recipients, and he oversees Projet Soleil UV/SunFit Project. In 2020, Dr. Litvinov received the Early Career Award in Cancer from CIHR and the 2019 President Cup Award from the Canadian Dermatology Association for his contributions to dermatology and research.

Dr. Charles Lynde is an Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto and holds a clinical teaching position at the University Health Network. He is the Medical Director of Lynde Institute for Dermatology and Lynderm Research.  The Lynde Institute for Dermatology is a full service, interdisciplinary dermatology clinic.  After receiving his B.Sc. and MD, degrees at the University of Toronto, Dr. Lynde studied Dermatology at the University of British Columbia and the University of Toronto, receiving his Board Certification (Canada and USA) in 1983.    Lynderm Research is under the guidance of Dr. Lynde as principal investigator for more than 30 years and over 300 clinical trials and is actively involved in the management of psoriasis, rosacea, onychomycosis, acne and atopic dermatitis among other dermatological conditions. Dr. Lynde has authored over 200 peer-reviewed articles.     Dr. Lynde has served in various roles for the CDA and AAD, including President of the Canadian Dermatology Association. He is the Editor of the CDA eBulletin and sits on the editorial boards of several journals and provides extensive consulting as well as being on the advisory boards of many pharmaceutical companies. Dr. Lynde is a frequent guest speaker both nationally and internationally at various dermatological conferences. Recognizing the need for external education he is committed to the training of new and current healthcare professionals in his community and residents through the university program.

Dr. Alexandra Mereniuk is a Dermatologist at the Hôpital du Sacré-Coeur de Montréal and Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Montréal. She graduated from University of Montréal and completed a fellowship in Advanced Medical Dermatology at the University of Toronto. She is co-director of the combined Dermatology – Internal Medicine Clinic at Sacré-Coeur Hospital, a specialized referral center for patients with complex systemic cutaneous disease including rheumatologic and auto-immune blistering diseases. 

Dr. Rosalie-Sélène Meunier is an attending physician in General Internal Medicine at the Hôpital du Sacré-Coeur de Montréal and Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Montréal. She graduated from the University of Montréal and completed a fellowship in Systemic Diseases in Dermatology at the CHUM, Montréal and Hôpital Tenon, Paris. She is also a Pedagogical leader at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Montréal. She is co-director of the combined Dermatology – Internal Medicine Clinic at Sacré-Coeur Hospital, a specialized referral center for patients with complex systemic cutaneous disease including rheumatologic and auto-immune blistering diseases.

Dr. Miller-Monthrope is an academic Dermatologist and Dermatopathologist.  She completed medical school, dermatology and anatomical pathology residencies, and a dermatopathology fellowship at the University of Toronto. Dr. Miller-Monthrope is an Assistance Professor of Medicine and also of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology at the University of Toronto. She currently serves as the Department of Medicine Dermatopathology Lead.  After completing her first residency in dermatology, she practiced medical dermatology at Women’s College Hospital while completing a Master’s degree in Education. Dr. Miller-Monthrope has special interests in curriculum development, resident education, clinical-pathological correlation, inflammatory dermatoses and diverse skin types. She currently divides her time between her medical dermatology practice at Women’s College Hospital and her dermatopathology practice at  Unity Health (St. Michael’s Hospital & St. Joseph’s Health Centre).  At all sites she is involved in medical student and residency education.

Dr. Linda Moreau is an assistant Professor and Chief of Dermatology Division at McGill University. She graduated with a degree in Biochemistry from the same university in 1990 and a medical degree from McGill University in 1994. Dr. Moreau completed her training in Dermatology at McGill University, recognized as a fellow by the Royal College of Physicians of Canada. After 4 years of clinical practice, Dr. Moreau envisioned an academic career where she pursued and completed a one-year fellowship in Contact dermatitis under Dr. Denis Sasseville’s supervision in 2004 at McGill University. During her fellowship, she spent one month abroad in Leuven, Belgium to enhance her contact dermatitis skills under the supervision of professor An Goosen.  Dr. Moreau then joined the staff of the Royal Victoria Hospital in 2005 to practice in the specialty of contact dermatitis as well as general dermatology. In 2007 she took over the ulcer specialty clinic within the dermatology division and has been practicing since then in 2 subspecialty clinics at McGill. She was appointed to serve as a Program Director in July 2010 and as a Chief of Dermatology in May 2011. She was program director for the McGill dermatology program for 8 consecutive years. She remained division chief of the MUHC dermatology division since 2011, where her mandate terminates this year in July 2022. Dr. Moreau was also a member of a committee on workman’s compensation in Quebec and therefore also holds an interest in both work-related contact allergies as well as in ulcer care. Dr. Moreau authored many high impact publications in the field of dermatology in national and international peer reviewed journals and received research grant from CDF. In June 2011, Dr. Moreau was honoured by the CDA with teacher of the year award and in June 2015, her excellence in teaching was recognized with the best teacher award from McGill University Dermatology program.  

Dr. Régine Mydlarski is the Academic Head and Section Chief of Dermatology at the University of Calgary and Alberta Health Services (Calgary Zone). Upon completing her medical degree, Dr. Mydlarski received postgraduate training in Dermatology at the University of Toronto, where she was granted board certifications in Dermatology by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the American Board of Dermatology. Under the aegis of the Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR), she then completed a four-year postdoctoral fellowship in medical genetics and immunodermatology.   

Dr. Mydlarski was the founding program director for the University of Calgary’s Dermatology Residency Program. She currently holds the position of Chair, Specialty Committee in Dermatology for the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. In this role, Dr. Mydlarski led an in-depth review of Dermatology training and practice in Canada. Moreover, she co-chaired the national workshops leading to the implementation of Competence by Design (CBD) in Dermatology. 

As a Clinician-Scientist, Dr. Mydlarski chairs the University of Calgary’s precision medicine and translational research program in skin disease. She is recognized internationally for her work on autoimmune blistering disorders and has expertise in immunodermatology, transplant dermatology, and the skin microbiome. Dr. Mydlarski is the lead author of numerous publications and lectures extensively in both national and international forums. 

Dr. Nantel-Battista graduated from her dermatology training at the University of Montreal in 2013. She trained in Mohs surgery for a year at University of Toronto and is now a fellow member of the American College of Mohs Surgery since 2014. She has an academic career at the CHUM in Montreal and is currently the surgical director of the University of Montreal dermatology residency program and a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Montreal. 

Dr. Netchiporouk obtained her MD degree from Université de Montréal and completed her MSc in Experimental Medicine and residency training at McGill University. She has been appointed Assistant Professor of Dermatology in 2018 and Assistant Professor of Experimental Medicine and Junior Scientist within the Infectious Diseases and Immunity in Global Health (IDIGH) Program at McGill in 2020. Her clinical and research focus is immune-mediated diseases in dermatology with particular focus on mast cell disorders (e.g. urticaria, mastocytosis), skin fibrosis (e.g. morphea) and adult genodermatoses. Her research is supported by Canadian Dermatology Foundation, Fonds de Recherche Santé Québec and McGill University grants.

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Dr. Irina Oroz is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in Dermatology, a Diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology, and Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of Saskatchewan. Dr. Oroz completed her medical degree at the University of Saskatchewan, prior to completing residency at the University of Saskatchewan and University of Alberta. She practices complex medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatology in Saskatoon. She is one of the founders, as well as the current Vice-President of the Saskatchewan Dermatology Association. She is active on various provincial and national committees and is the co-chair of the Basics of Skin Science (BOSS) program.

Dr. Kevin Pehr has been a Dermatologist in Montreal for over 30 years. He has a mix of private office and university teaching hospital at McGill’s Jewish General. His has a special interest in Cutaneous Lyphoma.    Dr. Pehr was born and raised In New York City. He has degrees from Columbia University (BA 1973), New York Medical College (MD 1981), and the US Army War College (Master of Strategic Studies 2002). He did his Internship at Portsmouth (Virginia) Naval Regional Medical Center (1982), and his Dermatology Residency at McGill University (1992). He was in primary care for 7 years as active duty military and as a civilian (ER’s, walk-in clinics, and refugee work). Later he had the good sense to go into Dermatology and McGill made the mistake of accepting him. He served over 32 years in the military, moslty Army Reserve, but with the Marines and Navy (missed the Air Force), including 4 deployments and over 13 years of Command experience.    His appointments include: Associate Professor of Dermatology, Senior Investigator Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research, and Chief of Multidisciplinary Cutaneous Lymphoma Clinic.

Dr Julie Powell is a Pediatrician-Dermatologist, Clinical Professor of Pediatrics (Dermatology) at CHU Sainte-Justine and University of Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. She is a co-founding member of the Sainte-Justine Vascular Anomalies Clinic and was member of the Scientific Committee of the Society for the Study of Vascular Anomalies (ISSVA) from 2010-2020. She was President of the Canadian Dermatology Association in 2017-2018. Her main interests are Vascular anomalies and other birthmarks, Genetics, Teledermatology and Therapeutics.   She is the author/co-author of over 100 peer-reviewed publications and textbook chapters.

Dr Pratt is a member of the North American Contact Dermatitis Research Group as well as the International Contact Dermatitis Research Group.  She runs a patch test clinic at the Ottawa Hospital since 1986 where she sees 600 plus patients annually. She is a professor of Dermatology at the university of Ottawa and past president of the ACDS.

Dr. Ramien is a hospital-based academic dermatologist at the University of Calgary. Since completing a fellowship in Pediatric Dermatology in 2014, Dr. Ramien has maintained both pediatric and general dermatology practices. She is active in teaching for residents and in research, where she leads projects on severe cutaneous reactions and eczema education in children.

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Dr. Vincent Richer practices cosmetic dermatology at Pacific Derm in Vancouver. He holds positions as Clinical Assistant Professor and Director of Continuing Medical Education at the University of British Columbia’s Department of Dermatology and Skin Science. He trained at Université de Montréal in Medicine and Dermatology and completed a fellowship in Photobiology and Cutaneous Laser Surgery at UBC. He is involved as a sub-investigator in clinical trials and is active in undergraduate, graduate and continuing medical education. 

Dr. Savary is a graduate of the Faculty of Medicine of Paris and former doctor of Saint Antoine Hospital Paris. He is now a dermatologist in private practice in Paris.

During his medical studies in Paris, he discovered Dermatology and have never left this specialty. He had a chance to take advantage of a France-Quebec exchange in 1980 with allowed Dr. Sei to work with Dr Jean-Mario Giroux in Hotel-Dieu Hospital, and later in 1995, with Dr Wayne Carey in Royal Victoria Hospital, with whom he learned Mohs micrographic surgery. He was then able to introduce this procedure in France in 1996, in a university Hospital, Oncodermatology department, Ambroise Paré where he operated for 22 years. He is actively involved in continuing medical education, is Past-President of FFFCEDV (French Fedération for CME in Dermatology-Venereology) and also Past-President of SFD (French Society of Dermatology). He facilitates educational training in surgery and dermoscopy, and is also a contributor to the writing of French guidelines for carcinoma surgery, and the management of hidradenitis suppurativa.

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Dr. Skotnicki received her undergraduate degree in microbiology and immunology from the University of Toronto. She completed medical school at the same institution, graduating Alpha Omega Alpha. She went on to complete her dermatology training at the University of Ottawa, and was awarded her fellowship in Dermatology by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in June 1997. She is a Diplomat of the American Board of Dermatology and is an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto, Department of Medicine in the Divisions of Dermatology and Occupational Health. Her memberships include the Canadian Medical Association, Canadian Dermatology Association, American Dermatology Association and American Contact Dermatitis Society. She is a  past Board member of the Canadian Dermatology Association and a past examiner for the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons in the specialty Dermatology. Dr. Skotnicki has been practicing in the Toronto area since 1997. She is currently on staff at St. Michael’s Hospital as a Consultant Dermatologist. At St. Michael’s she is a member of the Occupational Disease Specialty Program ODSP, and is responsible for seeing complex Allergic and Occupational skin diseases. A leading expert in Allergic Skin Disease, she is one of a handful of dermatologists in Canada with a sub-specialty interest in Allergic Contact Dermatitis and Patch or Allergy Skin Testing. She is an also a consultant for the Workplace Safety Insurance Board and the WSIAT Workers Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal. Active in research and education, Dr. Skotnicki has been teaching University of Toronto Dermatology, Allergy and Family Medicine residents at her St. Michael’s Hospital clinic since 1999. She is also a member of CREOD, the Centre for Research Expertise in Occupational Disease, and has published articles on different aspects of Allergic Skin Disease. Dr. Skotnicki published her first popular science book “Beyond Soap” with Penguin Random House in Canada and the US.  It is a bestseller in Canada and was written to help the public navigate the increase in skin reactions to cosmetics and skincare.  It also explains in detail the rise in eczema and sensitive skin in developed society and offers science-based explanations. It was released in Russian translation Dec 2020.

Dr. Veillette is a dermatologist working at CHU de Quebec-Universite Laval, where she holds the position of Division head and is a clinician researcher at CR-CHU de Québec and at Diex Recherche. She a member of Canadian Dermatology Association and of Canadian Hidradenitis Suppurativa Foundation.  Dr. Veillette is very interested in hidradenitis suppurativa, psoriasis, as well as medical education and difficult clinical cases. She is responsible for the website “BIDermato” (biotherapies and innovations in dermatology).  She believes teamwork is extremely important and loves the human aspect associated with the treatment of dermatological diseases.