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.

Currently, Dr. Barankin is an active member of the Canadian Rosacea Guidelines workgroup involved in producing evidence-based guidelines for the successful treatment of rosacea in Canadian patients. He 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.

Ari Demirjian MD, FRCPC, FAAD, Medical Committee

Dr. Ari Demirjian is in the practice of dermatology since 1992. He is an assistant professor of medicine at the McGill University Health Center.

He received his medical degree from the University of Sherbrooke in 1988. He completed four years of specialty training in dermatology at McGill University in 1992. He obtained a certificate for the use of lasers from Harvard University, Boston, in 1994. Dr Demirjian was a member of the executive committee of the Quebec Association of Dermatologists from 2000-2012.

Shannon Humphrey MD, PRCPC, 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 was involved in producing evidence based guidelines for successful treatment of acne in Canadian patients.

Currently, she is an active member of the Canadian Rosacea Guidelines workgroup involved in producing evidence-based guidelines for the successful treatment of rosacea 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.

Danielle Marcoux MD, FRCPC, FAAD

Dr. Danielle Marcoux is a clinical associate professor at Université of Montreal and CHU Sainte-Justine, Department of Pediatrics, Dermatology division.

A national and international speaker, she has also authored numerous scientific publications. Dr. Marcoux was a director of the Quebec Dermatology Association and the Canadian Dermatology Association, and is past president of the Montreal Dermatology Society as well as past president of the Canadian Dermatology Association.

She is an active member of the Canadian Rosacea Guidelines workgroup involved in producing evidence-based guidelines for the successful treatment of rosacea in Canadian patients.

Dr. Marcoux is president of Camp Liberté Society, a summer camp for Canadian children with skin diseases. She is a recipient of the Canadian Dermatology Association’s 2012 President’s cup.

Conflict of interest statement: Consultant, speaker or investigator for Abbott, Galderma Johnson & Johnson, Pierre Fabre.

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.

Dr. Tan was the principal lead investigator in the Canadian Acne Clinical Practice Guidelines project. Currently, he is a principal lead investigator in the Canadian Rosacea Clinical Practice Guidelines workgroup involved in producing evidence-based guidelines for the successful treatment of rosacea in Canadian patients.

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 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. She is an active member of the Canadian Rosacea Clinical Practice Guidelines workgroup involved in producing evidence-based guidelines for the successful treatment of rosacea in Canadian patients.

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.

Dr. Zip is an active member of the Canadian Rosacea Guidelines workgroup involved in producing evidence-based guidelines for the successful treatment of rosacea in Canadian patients.

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