In June 2015, Vancouver will host the World Congress of Dermatology, bringing world-renowned skin experts to our city.

The Acne and Rosacea Society of Canada invite you to attend “Acne and Youth” a free, 2 hour educational session in downtown Vancouver on June 8, 2015 with Dr. Jerry Tan, an Ontario dermatologist who is a global leader in acne research and supporter of education.

  • Find out how you can help youth with acne.
  • Learn about the significant physical and emotional consequences acne can have on youth.
  • Young people want help with acne! Google’s most asked beauty question of 2014 was – How to get rid of acne?

Date and time: JVanCity Intl Film Festival Centre 1une 8, 2015, 2 pm to 4 pm
Location: Vancouver Intl. Film Festival Centre VIFF, (downtown) 1181 Seymour St, near Roundhouse Skytrain
Who will benefit from attending: physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, school counsellors, teachers, youth clinics staff, university and college student health clinics staff, residents, students. *Anyone helping youth age 12—26.

JT face shot2close upDr. Jerry Tan, dermatologist, “Acne and Youth”
# Acne affects so many and for so long, yet the emotional and physical toll of this condition is often underestimated or dismissed as a teen rite of passage.
# Acne signs, severity, myths, emotional effects, scarring, and the latest on treatments.
# Learn what you can do to help youth with acne.

* Plus: Hear from a Vancouver youth who struggled with acne.

David WorlingDr. David Worling, clinical psychologist – “Counselling youth during a visit”
# How to communicate better with Gen Y— youth of different ages, stages, cultures and sexes. Dos and Don’ts!
# Brief screening tools for depression, anxiety and other mental health issues in youth. Plus referral recommendations and next steps to support youth.

*Take away resources: ARSC acne brochures and Dealing with Depression workbook. Plus: Win a copy of The Teenage Brain by Frances Jensen.

Registration: Please register by emailing Attendance is free, space is limited and on a first-come basis. Registration closes June 2, 2015. *Send your top questions about Acne and Youth when registering. We’ll include as many answers as possible in this session.

About the Acne and Rosacea Society of Canada:

About Dr. Tan: Dr. Jerry Tan, dermatologist and adjunct professor at the University of Western Ontario, is the principal lead investigator in the Canadian Acne Clinical Practice Guidelines project, funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to develop validated outcome measures in acne.
Dr. Tan has published more than 50 scientific articles in peer reviewed journals and presented research findings at national and international meetings.

About Dr. Worling: Dr. David Worling worked in adolescent psychiatry at BC Children’s Hospital before going into private practice. Co-author of Dealing with Depression, he works with children and youth. Dr. Worling holds academic affiliations with the University of British Columbia and Simon Fraser University.