All programming will take place at the Omni King Edward Hotel in the Sovereign Ballroom (Lobby Level) and the Windsor Ballroom & Foyer (Lower Lobby Level). Badge pick-up will be available in front of the Sovereign Ballroom during the Welcome Reception on Friday, April 5, 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Main registration & delegate swag bag pick-up will be available in the Windsor Ballroom Foyer on Saturday, April 6, 8:15 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Registration staff or volunteers will be available to assist 15 minutes prior to listed times.

7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.Welcome Reception
Makeup, fashion styling, and headshot stations available throughout the evening for delegates
Sovereign Ballroom
8:15 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.Networking Breakfast / Visit Sponsor ExhibitsWindsor AB & Foyer
9:15 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.Welcome and Introductions
    Co-Chairs: Régine Mydlarsk & Ashley Sutherland
Sovereign Ballroom  
9:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.Navigating the Digital Frontier in Dermatologic Care
(moderated by Malika Ladha)
    Artificial Intelligence: Juthika Thakur (Toronto)
    Social Media: Shereene Idriss (New York)
Sovereign Ballroom
10:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.Networking Break / Visit Sponsor ExhibitsWindsor AB & Foyer
11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions I
Leadership Journey in Dermatology
(moderated by Régine Mydlarski)
    Panel: Régine Mydlarski (Calgary), Kerri Purdy (Halifax)
Windsor C
Navigating Difficult Encounters in Practice Management
(moderated by Cathryn Sibbald)
    Panel: Lisa Kellett (Toronto), Michele Ramien (Calgary)
Sovereign Ballroom
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.Networking Lunch / Visit Sponsor ExhibitsWindsor AB & Foyer
1:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions II
Words Matter: Inclusive Language at Work
(moderated by Sonja Molin)
    Speaker: Elissa Gurman (Toronto)
Windsor C
Non-traditional/ Unconventional Pathways in Dermatology
(moderated by Ashley Sutherland)
    Panel: Sheila Au (Vancouver), Julia Carroll (Toronto), Ashley Sutherland (Halifax)
Sovereign Ballroom
2:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.Networking Break / Visit Sponsor ExhibitsWindsor AB & Foyer
3:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.Relieving Work-Related Stress with Humour
(moderated by Régine Mydlarski & Ashley Sutherland)
    Keynote Lecturer: Judy Croon (Toronto)
Sovereign Ballroom
4:30 p.m. – 4:40 p.m.Closing Remarks
    Co-Chairs: Régine Mydlarsk & Ashley Sutherland
Sovereign Ballroom
5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.“Sips ‘n’ Services” Closing Reception
Vendors from various industries related to medicine, wellness & practice management available for delegates to maximize their dermatology practice, their personal health & mental wellbeing
Windsor Ballroom


At the end of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Evaluate the impact and implications of social media and artificial intelligence in dermatologic care.
  • Implement effective strategies for handling challenges in leadership or practice settings.
  • Gain perspectives and advice in decision-making related to diverse situations or approaches.
  • Apply approaches for incorporating levity in professional interactions.

This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and approved by the Canadian Dermatology Association. You may claim a maximum of 5 hours (credits are automatically calculated).