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.

Jason Rivers MD, FRCPC, FAAD

Dr.Jason Rivers

Dr. Rivers is a clinical professor of dermatology at the University of British Columbia, and a past director of the dermatology residency training program there. He practices medical and cosmetic dermatology at Pacific Derm in Vancouver, BC.

Dr. Rivers has been involved in spearheading Canadian public education programs on skin issues for more than 20 years. He is a former national director of the Canadian Dermatology Association’s Sun Awareness and Skin Cancer Prevention Program and continues to serve as Regional Director.

He is the author of more than 135 articles and book chapters.

Conflict of Interest statement: Founder, Riversol Skincare. Consultant, speaker or investigator for Allergan, Almirall, Cutera, Galderma, Leo, Merz, Bausch.

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

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.