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Program Details

Date: Friday March 3 2023

Time: 7:45am to 2:30pm ET 

Location: Virtual Conference

Chair: Anatoli Freiman, MD, FRCPC

Agenda

Objectives for the Day

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Assess, diagnose & treat a variety of dermatologic conditions that commonly present in their practice
  • Incorporate new guidelines to optimize patient treatment into their practice
  • Implement practice change based on knowledge acquired during the sessions

This Group learning program has been reviewed by the College of Family Physicians of Canada and is awaiting final certification by the College’s Ontario, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island Chapters.

7:45 am – 8:15 am

Participant Login

8:15 am – 8:30 am

Welcoming remarks/Chair Introduction

Anatoli Freiman, MD, FRCPC

Dr. Anatoli Freiman is a board-certified Toronto dermatologist specializing in medical, pediatric, surgical and cosmetic dermatology.  He completed dermatology residency at McGill University & University of Toronto and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada’s as well as a Diplomat of the American Board of Dermatology. 

 Dr. Freiman is an author and medical educator with over 150 publications in dermatology and is a frequent lecturer at national and international medical conferences.  He is presently the chair of the Canadian Dermatology Association Sun Protection Program and serves as an expert on many editorial and advisory boards.  Dr. Freiman is the Medical Director of the Toronto Dermatology Centre, a comprehensive dermatology practice in midtown Toronto (www.torontodermatologycentre.com). 

Session 1

8:30 am – 9:30 am

Hot Topics in Dermatology

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss novel treatment options for patients with a variety of skin conditions
  • Implement clinical pearls to optimize clinical outcomes
  • Be confident they are up to date on the current hot topics in dermatology

Benjamin Barankin, MD, FRCPC

Dr. Benjamin Barankin is a board-certified, award-winning Toronto dermatologist specializing in medical, surgical and cosmetic care of the skin.

His undergraduate university training was in Life Sciences and Psychology at Queen’s University, followed by medical school at the University of Western Ontario. Dr. Barankin then completed a five-year dermatology residency at the University of Alberta.

In 2010, he co-founded Toronto Dermatology Centre at Bathurst & Sheppard, now the largest and most comprehensive dermatology clinic in Canada.

He is married to a physician and has 2 lovely daughters. He enjoys writing, reading, movies, traveling, tennis & basketball.

9:30 am – 9:45 am

Break/Exhibits

Session 2

9:45 am – 10:45 am

Psoriasis Across the Spectrum: Mild, Moderate & Severe

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss psoriasis pathophysiology and subtypes
  • Link the severity of psoriasis disease with appropriate therapeutic management
  • Confidently manage psoriasis patients across the spectrum and recognize when to consider referral
  • Implement best practices for patient adherence and education
  • List strategies to improve skin barrier dysfunction with moisturizer

Anatoli Freiman, MD, FRCPC

Dr. Anatoli Freiman is a board-certified Toronto dermatologist specializing in medical, pediatric, surgical and cosmetic dermatology.  He completed dermatology residency at McGill University & University of Toronto and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada’s as well as a Diplomat of the American Board of Dermatology. 

 Dr. Freiman is an author and medical educator with over 150 publications in dermatology and is a frequent lecturer at national and international medical conferences.  He is presently the chair of the Canadian Dermatology Association Sun Protection Program and serves as an expert on many editorial and advisory boards.  Dr. Freiman is the Medical Director of the Toronto Dermatology Centre, a comprehensive dermatology practice in midtown Toronto (www.torontodermatologycentre.com). 

10:45 am – 11:00 am

Break/Exhibits

Session 3

11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Optimizing Acne & Skin Care Treatment For Your Patients

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Distinguish acne from other skin conditions (eg, rosacea)
  • Identify the role of topical retinoids in the management of various types and severities of acne; eg, facial, truncal, acne scarring & post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH)
  • Improve patient experiences and patient adherence by considering patient needs and skin types using practical tips and strategies to optimize clinical outcomes with topical acne therapies

Anatoli Freiman, MD, FRCPC

Dr. Anatoli Freiman is a board-certified Toronto dermatologist specializing in medical, pediatric, surgical and cosmetic dermatology.  He completed dermatology residency at McGill University & University of Toronto and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada’s as well as a Diplomat of the American Board of Dermatology. 

 Dr. Freiman is an author and medical educator with over 150 publications in dermatology and is a frequent lecturer at national and international medical conferences.  He is presently the chair of the Canadian Dermatology Association Sun Protection Program and serves as an expert on many editorial and advisory boards.  Dr. Freiman is the Medical Director of the Toronto Dermatology Centre, a comprehensive dermatology practice in midtown Toronto (www.torontodermatologycentre.com). 

12:00 pm – 12:15 pm

Lunch Break

Session 4

12:15 pm – 1:15 pm

The Many Faces of Dermatitis: Practical Options & Strategies

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Identify and treat common dermatitis conditions
  • Select appropriate non-pharmacological and pharmacological treatments in the management of dermatitis
  • Recognize dermatitis as a chronic condition that requires long-term management and maintenance strategies
  • Establish counselling and communication practices to optimize self-management and ongoing disease control
  • Review skin care and moisturizers in management of dermatitis

Fiona Lovegrove, MD, FRCPC

Dr. Lovegrove is a board-certified dermatologist and director of Lovegrove Dermatology in London, Ontario.
She is a graduate of the University of Toronto’s combined MD/PhD program, obtaining her PhD in infectious disease research in 2008 and her MD in 2010. She remained at the University of Toronto for her Dermatology residency, which she completed in June 2016.
Fiona has a special interest in medical dermatology. She loves being able to offer patients current and innovative treatment options. As an associate professor at Western University, she is actively involved in medical education through lecture-based and clinical teaching.
Her hobbies include cycling, craft beer and making or consuming exciting food.

1:15 pm – 1:30 pm

Break/Exhibits

Session 5

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Life with CSU
Getting patients off the Urticaria carousel

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Identify patients who have chronic spontaneous urticaria (CSU)
  • Develop individualized treatment options for the management of CSU that align with the current international guideline
  • Apply early escalation strategies for patients with inadequately controlled CSU with second-generation long-acting antihistamines and recognize when to refer patients with CSU to specialist care

TBD

Coming Soon

This program was supported in part by an unrestricted educational grant from Arcutis Biotherapeutics, Bausch Health Canada Inc., Galderma Canada, Janssen Canada, L’Oréal Canada and Novartis Canada.