Welcome to the
Research | Repair | Restore | Regenerate
Skin Research Group
In light of the corona virus outbreak, the Skin Research Group of Canada (SRGC) is concerned about potential impact of the outbreak on our members, attendees and exhibitors. Our leadership team is closely monitoring the situation, and we are dedicated to providing regular updates to our members and attendees.
The 2020 SRGC Annual Meeting is currently scheduled to take place as planned from June 27-28, 2020 in Ottawa, Ontario.
We are monitoring the evolving situation on a daily basis, and will follow the recommendations from the World Health Organization (WHO), Canadian Public Health Agency (CPHA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the directives from the local government and city officials. Should our attendees and exhibitors from affected regions need to cancel their participation due to travel advisories and restrictions, we fully understand. We look forward to seeing them at future meetings. We encourage all of our attendees and members to follow WHO, CPHA and CDC recommendations for protecting themselves and others from infection.
We emphasize that our first priority is the well-being and safety of our members and attendees. Our team is working closely with our host venue, ‘Westin Ottawa’ to ensure that full precautions are taken to provide a safe environment for all attendees. This includes increased hand-sanitizing stations and implementing enhanced cleaning and disinfection processes throughout the venue. Additional measures will be: adopting a ‘no handshake’ policy, ‘touch free’ exhibition, and eliminating business card exchanges. Awareness and health recommendations from agencies will be publicized onsite.
Our thoughts are with those who have been impacted by the COVID-19 virus, and we will continue to provide updates as they become available.
Anie Philip, PhD
Welcome to the Skin Research Group of Canada
Skin Research Group of Canada (SRGC) is represented by a consortium of new and established investigators across Canada working in basic and clinical research on skin disorders and diseases. SRGC is a non-profit organization promoting basic and clinical science related to skin biology and health.
By supporting skin research, the SRGC contributes towards improving the health of patients suffering from skin diseases by identifying novel preventative and therapeutic strategies. Applications of recent scientific advances have produced diagnostic and therapeutic innovations in dermatological/surgical practices, particularly in genetics, skin cancer, allergic skin disease, infectious disease and autoimmune diseases.
The SRGC facilitates exchange of information relevant to investigative dermatological sciences between clinicians and scientists in Canada and worldwide. One of the most important activities of our society is to promote the presentation of new research data and ideas at our annual scientific meetings and clinically oriented symposia. The SRGC organises educational events throughout the year to further knowledge in skin research. It also provides a forum for showcasing research by young investigators in the field and for fostering participation of skin patients alliance groups.
Ivan V. Litvinov, MD, PhD, FRCPC
Assistant Professor, Co-Director of Research
FRQS, Chercheur Boursier
Division of Dermatology,
McGill University Health Centre
Anie Philip, PhD
Professor, Department of Surgery
Director, Plastic Surgery Research, McGill
Graduate Program Director, Experimental Surgery, McGill University
Lucie Germain, PhD
Full Professor, Department of Surgery, Faculty of medicine
Université Laval, Quebec, QC, Canada
Canada Research Chair (Tier 1) on Stem Cells and Tissue Engineering
Scientific Director, LOEX
Researcher, CHU de Québec – Université Laval Research Centre