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Program Details

Date: Friday February 24 2023

Time: 7:45am to 2:30pm PT

Location: Virtual Conference

Chair: Marcie Ulmer, 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 Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba & Saskatchewan Chapters.

7:45 am – 8:15 am

Participant Login

8:15 am – 8:30 am

Welcoming remarks/Chair Introduction

Marcie Ulmer, MD

Dr. Ulmer is a Clinical Instructor at the Department of Dermatology and Skin Science, University of British Columbia, where she completed her dermatology residency.  Her full-time practice at Pacific Derm encompasses both medical and aesthetic dermatology and her experience in clinical dermatology spans more than a decade.  She enjoys participating in continuing medical educational events and is actively involved in clinical research.  She has special interest in acne and rosacea, serving on the Acne and Rosacea Society of Canada medical committee and is a contributing author of the Canadian Clinical Practice Guidelines for Rosacea.

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

Marcie Ulmer, MD, FRCPC

Dr. Ulmer is a Clinical Instructor at the Department of Dermatology and Skin Science, University of British Columbia, where she completed her dermatology residency.  Her full-time practice at Pacific Derm encompasses both medical and aesthetic dermatology and her experience in clinical dermatology spans more than a decade.  She enjoys participating in continuing medical educational events and is actively involved in clinical research.  She has special interest in acne and rosacea, serving on the Acne and Rosacea Society of Canada medical committee and is a contributing author of the Canadian Clinical Practice Guidelines for Rosacea.

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

Zaki Taher, MD, FRCPC

Dr. Zaki Taher is a Board-Certified Dermatologist and is the founder and medical director of Lucere Dermatology & Laser Clinics, specializing in Medical & Cosmetic Dermatology services.

After completing his Dermatology residency at the University of Alberta, Dr. Taher went on to complete a prestigious Fellowship at the University of Ottawa in Laser Surgery & Cosmetic Dermatology. His areas of special interest include general medical dermatology, precancers and skin cancer management, along with medical and cosmetic applications of lasers in cutaneous surgery and rejuvenation.

Dr. Taher is also an Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Alberta where he teaches medical students and dermatology residents. Dr. Taher is frequently

invited to speak nationally and teach on advanced neuromodulator and filler injection techniques as well as laser and cosmetic surgery applications. He is very well known for his comprehensive approach to facial rejuvenation.

With a passion for research and innovation, Dr. Taher’s areas of research interest includes vascular lesions, pigmentation, facial rejuvenation, and malignant & premalignant cancer management. He is currently an active member of the Association of Clinical Research Professionals.

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

Marcie Ulmer, MD, FRCPC

Dr. Ulmer is a Clinical Instructor at the Department of Dermatology and Skin Science, University of British Columbia, where she completed her dermatology residency.  Her full-time practice at Pacific Derm encompasses both medical and aesthetic dermatology and her experience in clinical dermatology spans more than a decade.  She enjoys participating in continuing medical educational events and is actively involved in clinical research.  She has special interest in acne and rosacea, serving on the Acne and Rosacea Society of Canada medical committee and is a contributing author of the Canadian Clinical Practice Guidelines for Rosacea.

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

Monica Li, MD, FRCPC

Dr. Monica Li is a double board-certified dermatologist with fellowship training in cosmetic and laser medicine and is Clinical Instructor at the Department of Dermatology and Skin Science at the University of British Columbia.

Dr. Li is the author of numerous peer-reviewed scientific publications and a frequently invited speaker at national and international conferences. She is actively involved with the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, Canadian Dermatology Association and the American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery. Dr. Li is a regular voice to local and national media.

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.