Sheila Au

Sheila Au, MD, FRCPC

Saturday, June 23, 2018 – Plenary: Controversies in the Practice

Dr. Sheila Au is the Head of the Division of Dermatology, Department of Medicine, Providence Health Care and St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver, BC. She is a Clinical Associate Professor in the the Department of Dermatology and Skin Science at the University of British Columbia. Dr. Au has interests in medical dermatology with a focus on hospital dermatology, emergency dermatology, rheumatologic diseases and the skin, and transplant dermatology. She practices in Vancouver at St. Paul’s Hospital and provides outreach dermatology to Whistler, BC and surrounding communities.

Aaron Drucker

Aaron Drucker, MD, ScM, FRCPC

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 – Plenary: Skin Science for All
Friday, June 22, 2018 – Plenary: What I would never do again …lessons learned

Dr. Drucker is a dermatologist and clinician scientist at Women’s College Hospital and the University of Toronto. He completed his dermatology training at the University of Toronto and a fellowship in Clinical and Translational Research in the Department of Dermatology at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. Dr. Drucker has a clinical and research interest in atopic dermatitis and leverages large datasets to answer clinically relevant research questions. He is also interested in evidence synthesis and evidence-based dermatology.

Robert Gniadecki

Robert Gniadecki, MD, PhD

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 – 60 Tips in 60 Minutes
Friday, June 22, 2018 – Medical Workshop: Complex Cases

Robert Gniadecki received his MD degree from Warsaw Medical School (Poland) in 1991 and three years later he obtained his PhD from the Faculty of Health Sciences at Copenhagen University (Denmark). In 2001 he became a specialist in dermatology (certified by the Danish National Board of Health) and in 2010 was appointed as a full clinical professor at the Department of Dermatology at Bispebjerg Hospital in Copenhagen. Dr Gniadecki has served as a president of the Danish Dermatological Society and a board member of the ESDR (European Society of Dermatological Research), Canadian Dermatology Foundation (CDF) and ISCL (International Society of Cutaneous Lymphomas). He is a member of several editorial boards including the Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venerology, Frontiers in Medicine and Dermatology. Dr Gniadecki published >200 papers. Among major clinical and scientific accomplishments are establishing methodology for real world studies of biologics in psoriasis,  development of the low-dose protocol of total skin irradiation for patients with cutaneous lymphomas, discovery of lymphoma stem cells and introduction of photophoresis and Mohs surgery to dermatology in Denmark. His current scientific activities focus on the experimental therapeutics of cutaneous lymphoma and melanoma and the clinical aspects of the biological treatment of psoriasis.

Kathleen Hectorne

Kathleen Hectorne, MD

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 – 60 Tips in 60 Minutes
Friday, June 22, 2018 – 
Medical Workshop: Complex Cases
Saturday, June 23, 2018 – 
Concurrent Session: Professional

Dr. Kathleen Hectorne practices medical Dermatology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota as well as the Mayo Clinic Health System in Austin, Minnesota. Along with teaching Dermatology residents at the main campus in Rochester, she trains Mayo Clinic Family medicine residents during their dermatology rotation in the rural town of Austin, 40 miles from Rochester. Resident education has been a highlight for her and a source of great joy.

She completed her Dermatology residency at the University of Minnesota where she also graduated from medical school. She completed her Internal Medicine residency at Mayo Clinic.

Dr. Hectorne has served on the American Academy Leadership Development Committee and has been active lecturing on Time Management, Communication Skills, Organizational Development, and more recently Building Physician Resiliency.

A member of the Noah Worcester Society, she currently volunteers on the Board of Directors.

Dr. Hectorne has been very involved with the Women’s Dermatologic Society for many years, serving as President in 2015-16.

This year Dr. Hectorne was honored by the Women’s Dermatology Society by receiving the Rose Hirschler Award and well as the President’s Award.

The Rose Hirschler Award is named in honor of Dr. Rose Hirschler, one of the first known female dermatologists in the United States. The award is presented annually by the WDS, to physicians chosen for their significant contributions to medicine and dermatology, and who, by their achievement, have served to enhance the role of women in the dermatologic specialty.

In her free time Dr. Hectorne enjoys swimming, gardening, and playing flute in the community band.

Suzanne Olbricht

Suzanne Olbricht, MD

Wednesday, June 20 – Official Welcome: Words from AAD
Friday, June 22 – Plenary: What I would never do again… lessons learned
Saturday, June 23 – Plenary: Controversies in the Practice

Suzanne Olbricht is Chief of the Department of Dermatology at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Associate Professor of Dermatology at Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts.  As a clinician, Dr. Olbricht’s field of expertise is skin cancer and procedural dermatology, performing Mohs micrographic surgery and reconstruction for skin cancers of the head and neck.   Dr. Olbricht has authored 24 original reports, 37 reviews and one book and is editor of two other books.  She lectures locally, nationally and internationally on ethics, skin cancer, and surgical techniques.


Currently she is Incoming President-Elect of the American Academy of Dermatology.   Prior activity in the AAD includes Chair of the Scientific Assembly Committee in 2012 and Secretary-Treasurer from 2010-2016.   She received the President’s Award from the Women’s Dermatology Society in 2011 and the Distinguished Service Award of the American College of Mohs Surgery in 2011 and 2015.  In 2015 she was director of the Basics of Dermatologic Surgery Course at the World Congress in Vancouver. In 2016 she was the plenary speaker at the Brazilian Congress of Dermatology.  In 2017 she is the plenary speaker for the annual meeting of the Philippine Dermatology Society.

In 2015 Dr. Olbricht was honored at the National Zoo by the Zoo, Senator Angus King, Senator Susan Collins and Congresswoman Chellie Pingree, as well as the AAD, for her energetic facilitation and financial contributions toward a major shade structure at the National Zoo protecting the seating in front of the sea lion exhibit.

Calling Abilene Texas home, Dr. Olbricht now lives in Kittery Maine with an apartment in Boston.  Admittedly unbalanced, she loves being at work and hates to go home and loves being at home and hates to go to work.    She and her husband Kevin Fickenscher, MD have a wonderful Glen of Imaal terrier named Toto.   She has four children: a doctor, a lawyer, a musician and a postmodern dancer/performance artist (and art center director).   She loves to garden and be surrounded by friends.

Vincent Piguet

Vincent Piguet, MD, PhD, FRCP

Wednesday, June 20 – Plenary: Basics for All
Friday, June 22 – Plenary: What I would never do again… lessons learned
Saturday, June 23 – Plenary: Controversies in the Practice

Professor Vincent Piguet, MD, PhD, FRCPC, trained at the School of Medicine, University of Geneva and graduated in 1995.  He spent two years doing research in virology and immunology at the Salk Institute in San Diego, USA.  He obtained his MD and PhD in 2000/2001 and his specialist certification in Dermatology & Venereology in 2004 from the Swiss Medical Association.  He obtained Swiss National Science Foundation Assistant Professorship in 2003 and was Associate Professor at University of Geneva in 2009.  In 2010 he was appointed Professor and Chair of the Department of Dermatology and Wound Healing at Cardiff University, Wales, UK.  In 2011 he obtained UK certification in Dermatology and in 2014 became a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians.  In 2011 he was appointed Director of the Institute of Infection and Immunity at Cardiff University.  In 2017, he was appointed as Full Professor and Department Division Director, Division of Dermatology, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto and Division Head, Division of Dermatology, Women’s College Hospital, Toronto.

Professor Piguet has authored over 145 publications in the fields of dermatology and virology in a range of high impact journals including Cell, Immunity, The Lancet and Journal of Investigative Dermatology.  He has received numerous grants to further his research in the areas of HIV, psoriasis, melanoma and immunology.  Professor Piguet has given more than 100 lectures at national and international meetings, including at the World Congress of Dermatology and HIV Keystone meetings.  He is on the editorial boards of several journals, including the British Journal of Dermatology and is deputy editor for the Journal of Investigative Dermatology.  He is the Past-President of the European Society for Dermatological Research and past President-Elect of the European Dermatology Forum, and in 2017 was honoured with membership of the Academia Europea.

Jason Rivers

Jason Rivers, MD, FRCPC, DABD, FAAD

Thursday, June 21, 2018 – Concurrent Session: Cosmetic

Dr. Jason K. Rivers is a familiar face in media, national and international symposia, and the medical director of Pacific Derm. He has lectured and published extensively on skin cancer and devoted significant efforts to research and collaboration on various government and industry-sponsored initiatives in prevention and treatment. Dr. Rivers’ experience in laser surgery and aesthetic medicine spans more than 25 years. From 2005-2015 he was the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery; he is a past president of the Canadian Society for Dermatologic Surgery and the current president of Acne and Rosacea Society of Canada. Dr. Rivers constantly strives to be among the leaders in his field, most recently, by creating a new state-of the-art centre that represents a veritable integration of both medical dermatology and aesthetic medicine.

Jerry Shapiro

Jerry Shapiro, MD, FAAD, FRCPC

Saturday, June 23, 2018 – Concurrent Session: Medical

Professor Shapiro is one of the only dermatologists whose entire practice is devoted to scalp and hair disorders. He was President of the World Congress of Dermatology in 2015 and President of the World Congress of Hair Research Societies in 2007. He was past president of the North American Hair Research Society as well as Secretary Treasurer of the North American Hair Research Society. He is on the Board of the International League of Dermatological Societies as well as Board member for the Cicatrical Alopecia Research Foundation and National Alopecia Areata Foundation. He has trained 27 fellows from four continents. Each fellow has spent at least one year with him doing basic science research, seeing medical hair patients and learning hair transplantation. He has given hundreds of talks world-wide, written five books, numerous book chapters and over 150 peer reviewed articles. He is presently on full time faculty as Professor of Dermatology at New York University School of Medicine and has devoted most of his professional life helping individuals with hair loss disorders.

Terry OReilly

Terry O'Reilly

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 – Keynote: A Brand is More than Skin Deep

Terry began his career in radio and then went on to become an award-winning copywriter for a number of Toronto advertising agencies. He created campaigns for many of the top brands in the country, including Labatt, Molson, Bell and The Hudson’s Bay Company. In 1990, Terry co-founded Pirate Radio & Television with a staff of 50, with 8 recording studios in Toronto and New York City. In demand as a keynote speaker, Terry talks about key marketing issues to companies and organizations in all sectors.

When Terry’s not creating advertising, he’s talking about it as the host of the award-winning CBC Radio One/Sirius Satellite/WBEZ Chicago radio show, “Under The Influence,” which was the follow-up to the hit series, “The Age of Persuasion. “He has been given Lifetime Achievement Awards by the Advertising & Design Club of Canada, The Television Bureau of Canada, and the American Marketing Association.

He has also been granted an Honorary Doctor of Laws Degree from McMaster University in 2012, an Honorary Bachelor of Applied Arts Degree from Humber College in 2014, and an Honorary Doctor of Civil Law Degree from St. Mary’s University in Halifax in 2015.

Terry has co-written a best-selling book called The Age of Persuasion: How Marketing Ate Our Culture, published by Knopf. His latest best-selling book, titled “This I Know: Marketing Lessons From Under The Influence”, also published by Knopf, is available now in book stores.

He has a wonderful wife and three lovely daughters. Who like some of this work.

Luca Borradori

Luca Borradori, MD

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 – Official Welcome: Words from EADV
Thursday, June 21, 2018 – WCD-CDF Lecturer: A modern perspective on bullous pemphigoid; between bedside and bench
Saturday, June 23, 2018 – Plenary: Controversies in the Practice

Luca Borradori graduated from the University of Bern, Switzerland, and completed his specialist training at the University Hospital Saint Louis in Paris, France, and at the University Hospitals in both Lausanne and Geneva.  He worked as a post-doctoral fellow at the dermatology branch of the National Cancer Institute, National Institute of Health, in Bethesda and at the Cell Biology Division of the the Netherlands Cancer Institute.  He was Head of outpatient clinics in Geneva between 1997 and 2007, where  he became Associate Professor of Dermatology.  In  2008, he took his current position as Chairman and full professor in Bern. While research areas focus on the characterisation of the organization of the intermediate filament network and of hemidesmosomes  in keratinocytes, the clinical focus is devoted to autoimmune blistering diseases and the cutaneous manifestations of systemic diseases.   He has in the past, been backed by the Swiss National Foundation of Research as well as by numerous European Framework programmes which has resulted in the publication of well over 200 articles in peer-reviewed journals. Apart from a strong national investment, Borradori has a robust international engagement, reflected in his commitment with the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology (EADV) as its President from 2016 to 2018 and as Director and Vice-president of the International Society of Dermatology (ISD) (2009-2016).  In addition, he works as an associate editor of leading dermatological magazines. Luca Borradori is an honorary member of various national societies, such as the Société Française de Dermatologie and the American Dermatology Association (ADA).  He has received presidential citations from the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD).

Neil Shear

Neil Shear, MD, FRCPC, FACP

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 – Plenary: Basics for All
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 –
 60 Tips in 60 Minutes
Thursday, June 21, 2018 – Concurrent Session: Medical

Neil H Shear is Professor of Dermatology at the University of Toronto and Chief of Dermatology at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto.  He has degrees in Engineering Science (specializing in chemical engineering) and Medicine (McMaster) followed by specialty certification in Internal Medicine, Dermatology and Clinical Pharmacology.  Dr Shear has published over 350 peer-reviewed papers.  He is Past-President of the Canadian Dermatology Foundation and President-elect of the Canadian Dermatology Association.

Mark Kirchhof

Mark Kirchhof, MD, PhD, FRCPC

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 – 60 Tips in 60 Minutes

Mark Kirchhof is the head of the Division of Dermatology at the University of Ottawa and the Ottawa Hospital.  He obtained his Bachelor of Science in Molecular Biology from McMaster University before joining the MD/PhD program at Western University. 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. Prior to moving to Ottawa, he was the education director at Queen’s University in Kingston for 3 years, coordinating and leading undergraduate, post-graduate and CME educational activities. He has published 30 peer-reviewed papers and maintains a keen interest in clinical and bench-to-bedside research. He has been invited to speak at local, national and international meetings.

Scott Walsh

Scott Walsh, MD, PhD, FRCPC

Friday, June 22, 2018 – Medical Workshop: Complex Cases

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 Assistant 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 been Program Director for the Division of Dermatology since 2006 and actively participates in the resident and undergraduate teaching curriculums.  He has a busy medical dermatology teaching practice with subspecialty interests including immuno-bullous diseases, cutaneous lymphomas, psoriasis, genodermatoses and connective tissue diseases.

David Zloty

David Zloty, MD, FRCPC

Friday, June 22, 2018 – Surgical Workshop

Upon receiving his MD (Honours) from the University of Alberta, Dr. Zloty completed specialty training in dermatology at the University of British Columbia in 1994 followed by a fellowship in Mohs Surgery at the Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland in 1995. As an experienced Mohs surgeon, his practice for 23 years has been restricted to skin cancer surgery and cutaneous rejuvenation. A respected expert in his discipline, Dr. Zloty lectures frequently at both national and international meetings.

Holding 33 publications, Dr. Zloty is committed to improving and expanding current skin cancer and reconstructive surgical techniques. He is Clinical Professor and Director of Surgical Education in the Department of Dermatology and Skin Science at the University of British Columbia in addition to Medical Director of the Dermatologic Surgery Centre at Vancouver General Hospital. Dr. Zloty has also served as President of the Canadian Dermatology Association and on the Board of Directors for the American College of Mohs Surgery.