Benjamin Barankin MD, FRCPC, FAAD

Dr. Benjamin Barankin is a Toronto dermatologist specializing in medical, surgical, laser and cosmetic dermatology. He founded the Toronto Dermatology Centre and is its Medical Director.

Dr. Barankin is a widely published author with more than 600 articles related to dermatology and 7 books on dermatology. He serves on the editorial boards of numerous medical journals and newspapers, and has served as executive member of the Canadian Dermatology Association (CDA). He was recently honoured with the 2014 CDA Young Volunteer Award.

Dr. Barankin regularly educates dermatologists, family physicians, medical trainees, and the public on matters related to the skin, hair and nails.

Conflict of Interest statement: Consultant, speaker, investigator or advisor for the following:  Galderma, Valeant.

Shannon Humphrey MD, FRCPC, FAAD

Dr. Shannon Humphrey is a Vancouver cosmetic and medical dermatologist practicing at Carruthers & Humphrey.

Dr. Humphrey is the Director of Continuing Medical Education and a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Dermatology and Skin Science at the University of British Columbia. She teaches in the undergraduate, post-graduate and CME dermatology programs.

Dr. Humphrey established the first acne and rosacea subspecialty clinic at the University of British Columbia. An active member of the Canadian Acne Guidelines workgroup, she is working to produce evidence based guidelines for successful treatment of acne in Canadian patients.

Conflict of Interest statement: Consultant, speaker or investigator for Abbvie, Actelion, Allergan, Amgen, Astellas, Galderma, GSK, Janssen, Johnson & Johnson, Kythera, Leo, L’Oreal, Medicis, Merz, Proctor & Gamble, Valeant.

Jerry K.L. Tan MD, FRCPC, FAAD

Dr. Jerry K. L. Tan is an adjunct professor at the University of Western Ontario and in private practice in Windsor, Ontario. He is the principal investigator at a clinical research site, Windsor Clinical Research Inc.

Currently, Dr. Tan is the principal lead investigator in the Canadian Acne Clinical Practice Guidelines project. Along with co-principal investigators Drs. A. Layton and D. Thiboutot, their group was awarded a 3 year grant by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to develop validated outcome measures in acne.

Dr. Tan has served on the organizing committee of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research workshop on skin disease research priorities and is a therapeutic advisor on evidence-based review panels in Canada and the United States. Dr. Tan serves on the editorial board of a variety of dermatology journals, has published more than 50 scientific articles in peer reviewed journals and presented research findings at national and international meetings.

Conflict of Interest statement: Consultant, speaker, advisor, or investigator for Allergan, Bayer, Cipher, Dermira, Galderma, Stiefel/GSK, Obagi, Pierre Fabre, Photocure, Roche, Valeant.

Marcie Ulmer MD, FRCPC, FAAD

Dr. Marcie Ulmer is a Vancouver dermatologist with special interests in medical, surgical and aesthetic dermatology.  She is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and a Diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology.

Dr. Ulmer is a Clinical Instructor at the Department of Dermatology and Skin Science, University of British Columbia.  She enjoys teaching medical students, residents and family physicians.

Dr. Ulmer has participated in educational lecturing for the public and regularly participates in local skin cancer screening events.  She is actively involved in clinical research and serves as a reviewer for The Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery.

Conflict of interest statement: Consultant, speaker or investigator for Abbott/Abbvie, Actelion, Allergan, Amgen, Astellas, Cipher, Galderma, Janssen, Leo, L’Oreal, Merz, Valeant.

Catherine Zip MD, FRCPC, FAAD

Dr. Catherine Zip is a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Calgary. She attended medical school at the University of Alberta and pursued residencies in internal medicine and dermatology at Dalhousie University.

She then moved back to Calgary and has been in private practice at the Dermatology Centre since. Dr. Zip is a fellow of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and is also board certified by the American Board of Dermatology. In addition to her busy practice, she is active in teaching residents.

Conflict of interest statement: Consultant, speaker or investigator for Galderma, Valeant.