Media Alert - Canadian Dermatology Association (CDA) Hosts 84th Annual Conference in Vancouver

    OTTAWA, June 24 /CNW Telbec/ - The Canadian Dermatology Association (CDA)
will host its 84th annual conference July 1 - July 5 at the Fairmont
Vancouver. Over 215 dermatologists from Canada and abroad are registered to
    The four main themes of the 2009 conference will be women's dermatology,
HIV/infectious diseases, photomedicine and connective tissue disease. Guest
speakers for these major themes will feature experts of international renown,
including Dr. Lynne J. Margesson, Manchester, NH (Women's Dermatology), Dr.
John L. M. Hawk, London, England (Photomedicine), Dr. Toby Maurer, San
Francisco, CA (HIV Infection), Dr. Rafael Falabella , Cali, Columbia
(Photomedicine & Clinical Dermatology) and Dr. Julie Schaffer, New York, NY
(Connective Tissue Disease & Contact Dermatitis).
    The number of Canadians with diseases of the skin, hair and nails
continues to increase and CDA's Annual Conference is where dermatologists
learn about the latest research and treatment options.
    Attached is an overview of scientific sessions of particular public
interest. Further details on the scientific programs, biographies of keynote
speakers and the media accreditation form can be found at and will be included in the full
program provided at registration.

    About CDA

    The Canadian Dermatology Association, founded in 1925, represents
Canadian dermatologists. The association exists to advance the science and art
of medicine and surgery related to the care of the skin, hair and nails;
provide continuing professional development for its members; support and
advance patient care; provide public education on sun protection and other
aspects of skin health; and promote a lifetime of healthier skin, hair and

           Canadian Dermatology Association 84th Annual Conference
                        Of particular note for Media:

    Wednesday, July 01

    1:20 - 1:30 PM     The Amazing Vanishing Canadian Dermatologist:
                       Results from the 2006 CDA Member Survey
                       (Pacific ballroom)

    3:30 - 5:00 PM     Modern Management of Cutaneous T-cell Lymphoma
                       (Pacific ballroom)
                       (Speaker: Dr. Madeleine Duvic, Houston, Texas)

    Thursday, July 02

    8:45 - 10:30 AM    PLENARY SESSION - HIV Infection (Pacific ballroom)
                       Of particular interest:
                       8:45-9:20 Royal College Lecture: Women and
                       HIV-Dermatologic Perspectives (Keynote: Dr. Toby
                       Maurer, San Francisco, California)
                       9:40-9:50 Cutaneous leishmaniasis in Canadian soldiers
                       returning from Afghanistan
                       10-10:10 Cutaneous Disease Burden and Demographic
                       Characteristics of an Urban Canadian HIV Dermatology

    11 - 12:30 PM      PLENARY SESSION - Women's Dermatology (Pacific
                       Of particular interest:
                       11:55-12:05 Update on the Safety of Hair Dyes
                       12:15-12:30 Update on Cosmetic Allergens

    12:45 -1:15 PM     NEWS Conference: The CDA President and National
                       Director of CDA's Sun Awareness Program address the
                       impact wait times have on the diagnosis of skin
                       cancer. Two guests will be on hand to answer questions
                       about their personal experiences with melanoma skin
                       cancer. (Waddington Room, further details on page 3)

    1:30 - 3:00 PM     PLENARY SESSION - Photomedicine (Pacific ballroom)
                       Of particular interest:
                       2:45-3:00 Update on Melanocyte Transplantation for
                       Vitiligo (Keynote: Dr. Rafael Falabella, Cali,

    Friday, July 03

    8:45 - 10:30 AM    PLENARY SESSION - Connective Tissue Disease and
                       Contact Dermatitis (Pacific ballroom)
                       Of particular interest:
                       8:50 -9:20 Cutaneous Manifestations of Rheumatoid
                       Arthritis (Keynote: Dr. Julie Schaffer, New York, NY)
                       9:40 -9:50 Antimalarial-induced psychiatric disorders
                       10:20 -10:30 Repeat Mechanical Trauma to the Hands:
                       The Use of Anti-Impaction Gloves for Treatment and

    11:00 - 12:30 PM   PLENARY SESSION - Clinical Dermatology (Pacific
                       Of particular interest:
                       11:30 -11:40 Complementary medicine in Canadian
                       pediatric patients with atopic dermatitis: a cross
                       sectional survey

    Saturday, July 04

    7:00 - 9:00 AM     Contact Dermatitis Session: (Pacific Ballroom)
                       7:00 -7:30 Contact Dermatitis to Amputation Prostheses
                       8:10 - 8:20 A Case Series of Metal Prostheses Allergy
                       Innovations in Dermatology Education: Teaching the
                       CanMEDS role (Waddington Room)
                       Surgery Session (Saturna Island Room)

    9:00 - 11:00 AM    Pediatric Dermatology Session (Pacific Ballroom)
                       Wound Healing Session (Saturna Island Room)

                              MEDIA CONFERENCE:
                 THURSDAY, JULY 2, 2009, 12:45 PM -1:15 PM,

    Each panelist will be available for media interviews and Q&As.

    1. The current shortage of dermatologist in Canada and patient wait times

    - Dr. Larry Warshawski, President of the Canadian Dermatology Association
      and a clinical professor in Dermatology and Skin Science at the
      University of British Columbia.
    - Dr. Yves Poulin, Vice President of the Canadian Dermatology
      Association, associate clinical professor, Department of Medicine,
      Laval University.

    2. CDA's National Sun Awareness Program: an ongoing public education
       campaign to reduce the incidence of skin cancers, including melanoma.

    - Dr. Cheryl Rosen, National Director of the CDA's Sun Awareness Program,
      Head of Dermatology at Toronto Western Hospital and University Health
      Network Hospitals.

    3. Q&A with real life victims of melanoma

    - Ms. Dona Cadman, MP (Surrey North); who lost her husband to melanoma
      and works with CDA to promote early detection of skin cancer with
      events held at Parliament Hill and in her own riding.
    - Brynessa Gradley; a 21-year-old from West Vancouver who was diagnosed
      with an invasive form of melanoma just over a year ago. She represents
      an alarming and increasing number of young women diagnosed with
      melanoma in Canada.

For further information:

For further information: Kristina Murray (Until June 26), (613)
738-1748, 1-800-267-3376 Ext. 222, (June 29 - July 5) Cell (613) 263-0019;
French Media: Michelle Albagli, Cell (613) 762-5940

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