Education Opportunities


The Canadian Dermatology Association offers exclusive continuing professional development programs and published materials for its membership.

Section 1 – Group Learning Programs

CDA Annual Conference

A four-day event providing a range of specialty and subspecialty programming for different interests. Topics are practice focused and current.

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CDA Women in Dermatology Leadership Meeting

A one+ day program to support physician well-being. Topics explore workplace wellness, communication, mentorship, mindfulness, and more.

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Online Journal Club

Convenient, timely and supportive, the journal club connects members across the country and away. Ten+ new articles, from up to four key journals, are selected for each live, web-based discussion.

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Section 2 – Self Learning Opportunities

Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery (JCMS)

6 issues/year, print and online

Peer-reviewed articles providing original scientific writings, and critical reviews of dermatology literature.

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JCMS Case Reports

Open access, online

Topical and insightful information for clinicians and academicians

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JCMS Author Interviews Podcast

In-depth conversations with JCMS authors about recently published work. These podcasts also support the JCMS CME Program.

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Editor’s Choice Podcast

Tackles current dermatology-related issues in the news.

Supported by AbbVie

Webinar Recordings

Experience again recent CDA webinars covering hot topics with leading experts.

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Skin Diversity Learning Series: Expanding Perspectives in Dermatology

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Dermalogues Podcast

Delivers helpful tips and guidance for trainees with subject area experts.

Supported by AbbVie

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Section 3 – Self-Assessment Programs

JCMS CME Program

0.5 hour/module

Offers independent, self-assessment modules arising from articles published in the JCMS in the past two years. Articles are selected for their clinical relevance, and for their potential to support personal learning projects and/or practice changes. Additional Section 2 credits are available through author interview podcasts.

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Co-developed Programs

Ongoing offerings

Short-term, topic specific programs are also available through Canadian Dermatology Association.

Links to these opportunities and to programs accredited by the Canadian Dermatology Association are also provided through the monthly membership communication, CME Opportunities.

Supported education opportunities are funded by educational grants made available through the CDA Corporate Supporter Program.