Speakers


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.

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).

Alain Brassard

Alain Brassard, MD, FRCPC, FABD, FAAD


Wednesday, June 20, 2018 – 60 Tips in 60 Minutes
Thursday, June 21, 2018 – Subspecialty: Canadian Hidradenitis Suppurativa Foundation
Friday, June 22, 2018 – Medical Workshop: Complex Cases

Dr. Brassard is a Dermatologist, graduating from McGill University in 1989.  From 1994 until 2001 he was the Founder and Director of the Leg Ulcer Clinic in Sacre-Coeur Hospital in Montreal, which was at the time, the largest in Canada.  From 2001 until 2007 he was Assistant Professor of Medicine and Dermatology at McGill University Health Centre, where he was very involved in Resident teaching.  From 1989 until 2007, Dr. Brassard maintained a private practice in Montreal and Laval Quebec.

In 2007, Dr. Brassard became Professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Dermatology, University of Alberta.  He is currently the Dermatology Examination Past-Chair and Past-Chair of the Specialty Committee for the Royal College of Physician and Surgeons of Canada, Board member of the Canadian HS Foundation, President of the Canadian Rheumatology Dermatology Association and Treasurer of the Canadian Association of Dermatology (CDA).  He is currently Health Sciences Clinical (HCP) Professor at UC Davis, Sacramento, California, USA.  He holds the Novy professorship and he is the Department of dermatology Vice-Chair of Education.

Dr. Brassard has been intimately involved in a number of clinical research projects, grants and fellowships since 1991. He is a published author and co-author of numerous research papers included in peer reviewed Journals. He has been a member of many expert panels.

Magnus Bruze

Magnus Bruze, MD, PhD


Wednesday, June 20, 2018 – Plenary: Skin Science for All

Specialist in dermatology and venereology in 1981.
Worked with occupational dermatology since 1981.
Ph.D. degree at Lund University in 1985;  title of thesis – ”Contact Sensitizers in Resins Based on Phenol and Formaldehyde”.
Visiting associate professor, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA in 1987-1988.
Professor in occupational dermatology at Lund University since 2000.
President of the International Contact Dermatitis Research Group since 2012.
Some 650 publications, mainly on contact dermatitis, occupational dermatoses, and safety assessment evaluations

Julia Carroll

Julia Carroll, MD, FRCPC, FAAD


Friday, June 22, 2018 – Concurrent Session: Cosmetic

Dr. Julia Carroll is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.   She earned her undergraduate degree from Acadia University, graduated Alpha Omega Alpha from Dalhousie Medical School then completed her dermatology residency at The University of Toronto. Dr. Carroll is the co-founder of Compass Dermatology and the Director of Dermatology at The Medcan Clinic.  She is also a lecturer in the Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto.  Her areas of interest in dermatology are broad and include sun safety, acne & rosacea, scar treatment, cosmetic lasers and injectables.  She is a frequent contributor to local and national media.

Mark Davis

Mark Davis, MD


Thursday, June 21, 2018 – Plenary
Thursday, June 21, 2018 – Subspecialty: Canadian Hidradenitis Suppurativa Foundation
Friday, June 22, 2018 – Concurrent Session: Medical

Dr. Mark Davis is presently Professor and Chair of the Department of Dermatology at Mayo Clinic Rochester, Minnesota.  He is from Ireland, and trained in internal medicine in Ireland prior to coming to the Mayo Clinic in 1991 for a residency in Internal Medicine followed by residency in Dermatology.

Dr. Davis has broad clinical and research interests.   He has received the Teacher of the Year award in the Department of Dermatology at Mayo Clinic.  He is the author of 212 peer-reviewed publications, and 29 book chapters.  He edited and coordinated a book detailing the 100 year update of the Department of Dermatology at Mayo Clinic.

Phil Doiron

Phil Doiron, BSc (Pharm), MSc (HSEd), MD, FRCPC, DABD 


Saturday, June 23, 2018 – Concurrent Session: Medical

Dr. Phil Doiron completed his medical degree at McMaster University, and his dermatology training at the University of Toronto. Phil went on to complete a 2-year clinical and research fellowship in HIV dermatology and male genital skin disease in London, UK. He also holds a Master’s degree in Health Science Education from McMaster University. His interests are HIV dermatology, male genital skin disease and medical education.

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.

An Goossens

An Goossens, MD


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

Professor An Goossens graduated in Pharmacy from the “Katholieke Universiteit Leuven”, Belgium, and obtained the Certificate of Advanced Studies in Cosmetology from the University of Nantes, France. During one year, she performed clinical research with AA. Fisher, clinical professor at the New York University, New York, USA. She became Doctor in Medical Sciences at the Leuven university, where she was permanently appointed to the staff of the Department of Dermatology, and was named professor since 1990. She is emeritus professor since 2016, but is still active academically and as an expert for the Institute of Occupational diseases (FEDRIS).

She is a member of the Belgian Environmental Contact Dermatitis Group, the “Groupe d’Etudes et de Recherche en Dermato-Allergologie de Contact” (GERDA), the European Environmental Contact Dermatitis Research Group (EECDRG) (as secretary from 1993 to 1999, as president from 1999 to 2002), the European Society of Contact Dermatitis (ESCD) (as president from 2010 to 2012), and the ICDRG (International Contact Dermatitis Research Group). She is an honorary member of the Mexican Academy of Dermatology, and corresponding member of the Belgian, Swedish, Portuguese, and Argentinian Dermatological Societies.

She is also a Member of the Superior Health Council, Belgium. She is member of the editorial board of Contact Dermatitis, the Annali Italiani di Dermatologia, “Allergologia and Immunopathologia”, “International Journal of Dermatology and Clinical Research”, and “Cosmetics”. She got several awards: ROC-price in 1980, “A.A. Fisher Lecturer award” in 1990, “Prix Jean Darier” in 2006, Excellence award for work on contact dermatitis 2013 (Mahatmi Ghandi and SMS Medical College, Jaipur India), and the International League of Dermatologic Societies (ILDS) Certificate of appreciation in 2016. She is the author of numerous articles in the field of contact dermatitis.

Margarida Goncalo

Margarida Gonçalo, MD


Thursday, June 21, 2018 – Subspecialty: Canadian Contact Dermatitis Society
Friday, June 22, 2018 – Plenary: What I would never do again …lessons learned

Invited Auxiliary Professor of Dermatology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Coimbra, Portugal (since 2015) and Senior Graduate Assistant at Dermatology Department of the University Hospital of Coimbra (since 2009), responsible for the unit of Cutaneous Allergy and the GA2LEN Urticaria Center of Reference and Excellence (UCARE) of Coimbra.

She is a Co-opted member of the Scientific Programming Committee of the EADV, member of World Allergy Organization Dermatology Board, of the ICDRG (International Contact Dermatitis Research Group) and EECDRG (European Environmental Contact Dermatitis Research Group) and previous President of the ESCD (European Society of Contact Dermatitis).

She is the author/co-author of 22 book chapters, more than 160 papers in peer-reviewed journals mostly on contact dermatitis, urticaria and drug eruptions and more than 200 invited lectures (h-index: 23, web of science, with > 2204 citations).

Sam Hanna

Sam Hanna, MD, DABD


Friday, June 22, 2018 – Concurrent Session: Cosmetic

Dr. Sam Hanna is a board certified dermatologist and Diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Toronto and his medical training was undertaken at the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine. Thereafter, Dr. Hanna completed his medical internship and a year in cancer research at the University of Pittsburgh before his Dermatology training at The State University of New York at Buffalo.

Dr. Hanna became a partner in a large dermatology practice in Southeastern Pennsylvania for nearly ten years before moving back home to Canada to practice where he is happy to be the managing physician at Dermatology on Bloor, a large single specialty group practice in the centre of Toronto.

Dr. Hanna chairs the Canadian Dermatology Association’s Membership & Awards committee and Pharmacy & Therapeutics committee.  He is Secretary of the CDA Executive Board. He is current president of the Toronto Dermatological Society.  Dr. Hanna has lectured on advances in dermatologic skin disease treatments and on dermatology workforce issues. His practice blends medical, cosmetic and investigational dermatology.

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.

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.

Harvey Lui, MD, FRCPC


Wednesday, June 20, 2018 – Official Welcome
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 – 60 Tips in 60 Minutes
Thursday, June 21, 2018 – Concurrent Session: Cosmetic
Thursday, June 21, 2018 – Oral Presentations

Prof. Lui received his medical degree and residency training at the University of British Columbia, and then completed an advanced fellowship in lasers, photomedicine, and photodynamic therapy at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. Prof. Lui’s expertise also extends to biomedical optics, skin spectroscopy, psoriasis, pigmentary disorders, and medical education. He has published over 150 peer-reviewed papers, 12 book chapters, and is the co-inventor of 7 patents for dermatology. He is a Section Editor for the latest, 4thedition of Bolognia’s Dermatology textbook.

Prof. Lui was the founding Chairman of the only full academic dermatology department in Canada, which was established in 2006. He was also the founding Web Editor for the Archives of Dermatology and is currently on the editorial board for three journals. Dr. Lui was awarded the University Killam Prize in 2001 for teaching and for establishing a fellowship program in Photomedicine.

He is an active member of the AAD, ADA, EADV, Photomedicine Society, and Canadian Dermatology Association. Dr. Lui has been a visiting professor in North America, Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. He is also an honorary member of dermatology societies in France and Spain.

In 2005, Prof. Lui was the President of the Canadian Dermatology Association. He was the Secretary-General for the 23rdWorld Congress of Dermatology in 2015 in Vancouver. Prof. Lui is the current President of the International League of Dermatological Societies.

Mary Maloney

Mary Maloney, MD


Friday, June 22, 2018 – Plenary: What I would never do again …lessons learned
Saturday, June 23, 2018 – Concurrent Session: Professional

Dr. Maloney is the Chair of Dermatology at the University of Massachusetts where is also a Mohs surgeon. She received her medical degree from the University of Vermont, completed her residency at Dartmouth and her fellowship at the University of California in San Francisco. Dr. Maloney has been active in leadership development with the American Academy of Dermatology and the Women’s Dermatologic Society. She has also been an active mentor through mentorship opportunities at the University and through our national organizations. Advancement of global dermatology has been another passion. She has worked with the International League of Dermatologic Societies (ILDS) to accomplish this. Dr. Maloney works to promote professionalism with ethics and professionalism committees in several organizations. She has been elected to honorary membership in the AAD and is an active member of the ACMS, ASDS, ADA, MAD and the WDS where she is the immediate past president.

John McFadden

John McFadden, MD


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

Dr John McFadden is a Consultant Dermatologist at The Cutaneous Allergy Clinic of St John’s Institute of Dermatology in London UK.  He is also a member of the International Contact Dermatitis Research Group and a Board member of The British Society of Cutaneous Allergy.  He has published over 200 papers, mainly on Contact Dermatitis.  His interests include Contact Dermatitis Methodology, Immune Mechanisms and Cosmetic Allergy.

Regine Mydlarski

P. Régine Mydlarski, MD, FRCPC, DABD


Wednesday, June 20, 2018 – Basics of Skin Science
Thursday, June 21, 2018 – Concurrent Session: Medical

Dr. Régine Mydlarski is an Associate Professor at the University of Calgary where she serves as Director of Immunodermatology and Transplant Dermatology. She was the founding Director for the University of Calgary Dermatology Residency Program and occupied that position until 2016. Upon completion of her medical degree, Dr. Mydlarski received postgraduate training in Dermatology at the University of Toronto and was granted board certification 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 the fields of medical genetics and immunodermatology. As a Clinician-Scientist, Dr. Mydlarski heads the University of Calgary’s translational research program in skin disease. In collaboration with international researchers, she has developed one of the world’s largest pemphigus registries and is an expert in the field of autoimmune bullous disease. Her work focuses on the genetic basis of the disease, the role of autoantibodies in the pathogenesis of blistering lesions, the advancement of diagnostic techniques using addressable laser bead immunoassays (ALBIA), the study of existing therapies and the development of novel targeted therapies. Her laboratory also investigates the microbial communities of non-melanoma skin cancer (NMSC). Dr. Mydlarski is the lead author of numerous publications and lectures extensively in both national and international forums.

Melissa Nantel-Battista

Mélissa Nantel-Battista, MD, FRCPC, FAAD


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

Dr. Battista graduated from the University of Montreal for both her doctorate in Medicine and her Dermatology residency. Afterwards, she trained under the supervision of Dr. Christian Murray in Mohs surgery at the Women’s College Hospital in Toronto during the year of 2013-2014. She joined the dermatology practice group of the University of Montreal as an adjoint professor at the CHUM in 2014. Since then, she works full time as an academic dermatologist practicing Mohs surgery and general dermatology. She enjoys teaching surgical skills to the residents and helping them progress throughout their residency. She is just getting back to work in February 2018 from her maternity leave.

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 25 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 President of the American Academy of Dermatology, having served in the past as 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. She loves to garden and be surrounded by friends.

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.

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.

Julie Powell

Julie Powell, MD, FRCPC


Wednesday, June 20, 2018 – Official Welcome
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 – 60 Tips in 60 Minutes
Thursday, June 21, 2018 – Oral Presentations

Dr. Julie Powell is a pediatrician-dermatologist and director of the Department of dermatology at the CHU Sainte-Justine University Hospital Center, in Montreal. She is also full clinical professor the University of Montreal. Dr. Powell received her medical degree from the University of Sherbrooke, where she also completed a pediatrics residency, before undertaking a dermatology residency at the University of Montreal and the Iowa University Hospitals and Clinics. Dr. Powell is co-founder of the Multidisciplinary Vascular Anomalies Team at CHU SainteJustine. She is a member of the scientific committee of the International Society for the Study of Vascular Anomalies (ISSVA). She is also the former President-Elect of the Canadian Dermatology Association (CDA) and the current President of the CDA.

Pailin Paungpet

Pailin Puangpet, MD


Wednesday, June 20, 2018 – 60 Tips in 60 Minutes
Thursday, June 21, 2018 – Subspecialty: Canadian Contact Dermatitis Society

Dr. Puangpet graduated medicine and certified board in dermatology from the faculty of medicine, Siriraj hospital, Mahidol University. She has been a consultant to the Institute of dermatology Bangkok where she involved in contact dermatitis clinic and general dermatology clinic seeing patients with a variety of skin diseases. During 2011-2012, Dr Puangpet was a clinical and research fellow in cutaneous allergy at the St. John’s Institute of Dermatology at St. Thomas’ Hospital, King’s college, London where she regularly worked at contact dermatitis clinic, urticaria clinic and photodermatology clinic. She was involved in teaching MSc course in Clinical Dermatology and grand round at the St. John’s Institute of Dermatology as well as the British Society for Cutaneous Allergy (BSCA) training course at Salford hospital, Manchester. She was also a speaker in the Regional conference of dermatology(RCD), international session of the annual meeting of the American academy of dermatology (AAD), congress of the European society of contact dermatitis (ESCD), Asia-pacific environmental and occupational dermatology symposium   (APEODS),Korean society for contact dermatitis symposium and international congress of aesthetic dermatology (ICAD).

Dr Puangpet is committed to teaching, presenting to nurses, GPs, dermatology residents and dermatologists. Alongside these teaching posts, Dr Puangpet has published many clinical papers and review articles which she presented at national and international meetings. She is also a member of International Contact Dermatitis Research Group (ICDRG).

Derek Puddester, MD, Med, FRCPC, PCC


Friday, June 22, 2018 – Exam Prep for Residents

Dr. Puddester is a global expert in physician health and occupational psychiatry. He has provided care, education, and governance expertise to programs, hospitals, and universities and created unique educational resources focused on physician health and sustainability.

Dr. Puddester is a Past-President of the Canadian Association for Medical Education and is a leader in medical education across the physician life-cycle. Most recently, he was the Special Project Lead for Innovation/Evaluation in the Postgraduate Medical Education Office at uOttawa where he is also an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry.

Dr. Puddester specializes in paediatric telepsychiatry and provides care to children, youth and families across Ontario. Previously, he was the Director of the Behavioural Neurosciences and Consultation-Liaison team at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario.

Dr. Puddester obtained his B.A., B. Med. Sc., and M.D. from Memorial University of Newfoundland. He completed a residency in Psychiatry at McMaster University, and a fellowship in child/adolescent psychiatry at University of Ottawa. In 2008, he completed a M. Ed. at uOttawa. In 2011, he completed the Graduate Program in Executive Coaching at Royal Roads University. In 2017, his studies at Royal Roads continued as he completed the Advanced Coaching Practices Program and also started his MA in Leadership (Health).

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.

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
Thursday, June 21, 2018 – Subspecialty: The Dermatologist and Pharmacist: A Collaborative Relationship in Evolution

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.

Aaron Sihota, BSc, BSc Pharm, RPh.


Thursday, June 21, 2018 – Subspecialty: The Dermatologist and Pharmacist: A Collaborative Relationship in Evolution

Aaron Sihota is a Primary Care Pharmacist and Clinical Instructor at the UBC Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences.  As part of a specialized collaborative pharmacy that focuses in outcome based immunotherapy and dermatology services, Aaron works in collaboration with a group of specialist physicians and nurses to educate, monitor, and optimize patient medication therapy leveraging emerging digital health technology.

Aaron is the co-creator of the Dermatology, Cosmeceuticals and Topical Compounding course at the UBC Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences. The first offering of its kind in North America, this course explores healthy aging of the skin including evidence-based assessment, treatment and therapeutic monitoring of acne, atopic dermatitis, wrinkles, scars, and discoloration of the skin by the pharmacist.

He is a regular skincare columnist for Pharmacy Practice and Business magazine and retains an interest in the role of vehicle formulation and delivery design having extensive topical compounding training. Aaron has served as a strategic consultant with the College of Pharmacists of BC as well as the BC Pharmacy Association and BC Ministry of Health.

He is regularly called on to participate at forums across North America to explore trends and innovation in healthcare delivery and dermatology.

Vaneeta Sheth

Vaneeta Sheth, MD, FAAD


Thursday, June 21, 2018 – Concurrent Session: Cosmetic

Dr. Sheth is originally from Chicago, IL.  She completed her medical training at Tufts University in Boston, MA and her dermatology training from the University of Texas Southwestern and the Harvard Combined Dermatology Program.  She then entered academic practice at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston for six years before transitioning to private practice for the past 2 years.  During this time, she set up specialty clinics for Vitiligo and Multicultural Dermatology at the Brigham and authored 15 publications.  Her current areas of interest are vitiligo and disorders of pigmentation as well as managing cutaneous diseases in ethnic skin.

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.