2017

Tanning services still widely used by Ontario teens, despite provincial ban

TORONTO, Sept. 5, 2017 – Ontario teens are still getting the burn despite the province’s Skin Cancer Prevention Act, which prohibits the sale of tanning services or ultraviolet light treatments for tanning to adolescents, according to a report released today by the Ontario Sun Safety Working Group (OSSWG). [FULL STORY]

Vancouverites invited to Canadian Dermatology Association’s free Skin Cancer Screening Clinic, July 22, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

VANCOUVER, July 2017 – Curious about that mole or changing freckle? Now is the time to get it checked out by a dermatologist for free – and put any concerns to rest – at the annual skin cancer screening clinic. [FULL STORY]

Dr. Julie Powell becomes new Canadian Dermatology Association President

OTTAWA, June 24, 2017 – The Canadian Dermatology Association proudly announces the recipients of this year’s CDA 2017 Public Education Awards, which honour various organizations and individuals for their contributions to knowledge, education, and health promotion with regards to dermatologic issues. [FULL STORY]

CDA Announces the Winners of 2017 Public Education Awards

OTTAWA, June 19, 2017 – The Canadian Dermatology Association proudly announces the recipients of this year’s CDA 2017 Public Education Awards, which honour various organizations and individuals for their contributions to knowledge, education, and health promotion with regards to dermatologic issues. [FULL STORY]

The 2017 CDA Awards Salute Those in Dermatology Demonstrating Excellence

OTTAWA, June 19, 2017 – The Canadian Dermatology Association proudly announces the recipients of this year’s awards for demonstrating excellence in Canadian dermatology education, research and leadership. [FULL STORY]

Hard hat, boots and sunscreen?

OTTAWA, June 11, 2017 – Until recently, the idea of sun protection being part of health and safety tools for outdoor workers wasn’t something employers or employees thought about much. [FULL STORY]

Skin and eye specialists are joining together to help Canadians protect their eyes from the sun

OTTAWA, June 10, 2017 – The Canadian Dermatology Association (CDA) and the Canadian Ophthalmological Society (COS) have partnered to develop a standard for UV protection of non-prescription sunglasses. [FULL STORY]

Employers Can Do More to Protect Outdoor Workers from UV Exposure, says the CDA

OTTAWA, June 9, 2017 – Thanks to joint efforts by the Sun Safety at Work Canada project members, employers are learning and doing more to help protect outdoor workers against the hazards of regular UV exposure. [FULL STORY]

Helping Outdoor Workers Stay Sun Safe on the Job

OTTAWA, June 8, 2017 – Outdoor workers are exposed to various types of hazards, such as falls and equipment-related injuries, however skin cancer isn’t usually something that often comes to mind. [FULL STORY]

The CDA and COS Want Canadians to Know that Sunglasses Can Save Your Eyes

OTTAWA, June 7, 2017 – When it comes to sun safety, the Canadian Dermatology Association (CDA) is asking Canadians to think about more than just their skin. They want people to take precautions to protect their eyes from the sun’s harmful rays too. [FULL STORY]

Getting active outside? Be Sun Safe, the CDA tells outdoor sporting enthusiasts

OTTAWA, June 6, 2017 – The Canadian Dermatology Association (CDA) wants sun safety to be top of mind for Canadians as they dig out their golf clubs, tune up their bicycles, and head for the water. [FULL STORY]

The CDA Salutes World Skin Health Day During Sun Awareness Week

OTTAWA, June 5, 2017 – During Sun Awareness Week, June 5-11, the Canadian Dermatology Association (CDA) recognizes World Skin Health Day, an annual awareness and advocacy campaign that aims to recognise and promote skin health around the world. [FULL STORY]

Canada’s dermatologists to do cancer screening on Parliament Hill this Melanoma Monday

OTTAWA, May 1, 2017 – It’s Melanoma Monday and the Canadian Dermatology Association (CDA) is returning to the Hill to hold its annual skin cancer screening for all Members of Parliament and Senators. [FULL STORY]

2016

New Website Helps Canadians Work Safely in the Sun

Toronto, September 14, 2016 – Sun Safety at Work Canada (SSAWC) is launching its website sunsafetyatwork.ca to support workplaces in helping protect their employees from the dangers of exposure to sunlight. [FULL STORY]

Inaugural JCMS Lecture recognizes Dr. Christian Murray

OTTAWA, Ont., June 23, 2016 – The Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery (JCMS) is proud to announce the launch of the annual JCMS Lecture at the Canadian Dermatology Association’s 91st Annual Conference. [FULL STORY]

Dr. Mariusz Sapijaszko Becomes New CDA President

OTTAWA, Ont., June 22, 2016 – Dr. Mariusz Sapijaszko, a prominent Edmonton dermatologist, will assume the presidency of the Canadian Dermatology Association (CDA) for 2016 – 2017 at the CDA’s Annual General Meeting, in Saskatoon, on June 25, 2016. [FULL STORY]

CDA Unveils Winners of 2016 Public Education Awards

OTTAWA, Ont., June 20, 2016 – The Canadian Dermatology Association (CDA) today announced the three initiatives selected to receive public education awards for the role they played in educating Canadians about dermatology-related issues and helping people make better choices for healthier skin, hair and nails. [FULL STORY]

Dermatologists Remind Us that the Sun Doesn’t Just Shine at the Beach

Ottawa, June 11, 2016 – This Sun Awareness Week (June 6 to 12) the Canadian Dermatology Association (CDA) is asking people to take precautions anytime they are outdoors – even if it is cold, overcast or shady. [FULL STORY]

Sun Awareness Week 2016 Puts “Focus” on Protecting Your Eyes

Ottawa, June 10, 2016 – To coincide with Sun Awareness Week (June 6 – 12, 2016), the  Canadian Dermatology Association (CDA) and the Canadian Ophthalmological Society (COS) announced today that they have formed a partnership to develop  an evidence-based  standard for  ultraviolet rays (UV) protection of non-prescription sunglasses and to verify that glasses meet the standard on a voluntary basis. [FULL STORY]

Sun Awareness Week Launches with Important Message about Tanning Beds

Ottawa, June 9, 2016 – The Canadian Dermatology Association (CDA) today launched Sun Awareness Week, June 6 to 12, with a message to students getting ready for prom: forget the tanning bed and hit the spa instead. [FULL STORY]

Dermatologists Unveil Sun Awareness Educational Kit for Schools

Ottawa, June 8, 2016 – As part of Sun Awareness Week (June 6 to 12) the Canadian Dermatology Association today unveiled an educational kit for schools to help elementary and middle school children make sun safety an early and hopefully lifelong healthy habit. [FULL STORY]

CDA to Partner on Project to Provide Outdoor Workers with Better Sun Protection

Ottawa, June 7, 2016 – The Canadian Dermatology Association (CDA) is joining the Occupational Cancer Research Centre (OCRC) in the effort to develop a nationally – applicable, effective and sustainable sun safety program for workers in Canada. [FULL STORY]

National Consensus Process Produces Updated Sun Safety Guidelines for Canadians

Ottawa, June 6, 2016 – Representatives from 28 organizations across the country have produced a single set of up-to-date guidelines on sun safety ensure that Canadians get consistent messages about what they should do to reduce the risk of skin cancer. [FULL STORY]

New Member Benefit – CDA Members Can Access AAD Conference Highlights

Ottawa, May 1, 2016 – Canadian Dermatology Association (CDA) members will now have Internet access to highlights from the American Academy of Dermatology’s (AAD) 74th Annual meeting, which took place March 4 to 8, in Washington, D.C. [FULL STORY]

New CDA Member Benefit Helps Residents and Young Dermatologists Attend Key Conferences

Ottawa, February 2, 2016 – The Canadian Dermatology Association (CDA) has obtained an unrestricted educational grant from Eli Lilly to help senior residents and early-practice dermatologists attend key international dermatologic congresses. [FULL STORY]