Skin Research Group of Canada

SRGC Toronto 2022

Nov 24-26 | 9th Annual Conference

7:30 - 8:00am

Registration & Poster Set Up

8:00 - 10:00am

Plenary Session I | Clinical Skin Research

Moderators: Robert Gniadecki & Brice Valentin Magne

8:00 – 8:20am

Treatment of Ocular Rosacea: A Systematic Review.

Ilya Mukovozov, University of British Columbia


Reddit Analysis of Eczema Posts Uncovers Patient Needs.

Maxine Joly-Chevrier, Université de Montréal


Pneumocystis Pneumonia (PCP) Prophylaxis in Chronic Inflammatory Skin Disease Patients: Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.

Samia Rahman, University of Alberta


Perspectives and Knowledge of Acne Vulgaris Amongst Pre-Pubescent Youth: Preliminary Results from a New Educational Intervention.

Vincent Wan, University of British Columbia


Comparison of Clinical Presentations and Treatment Outcomes of Pityrosporum Folliculitis in Immunocompetent versus Immunocompromised Patients.

Maxwell Green, Tulane University School of Medicine


Coffee Break


Clinical Course and Treatment Outcomes of IgA Vasculitis in Adults: A Systematic Review

Samantha Starkey, University of British Columbia


Interventions for post-burn pruritus: a Cochrane systematic review and meta-analysis.

Sarthak Sinha, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary


The relevance of skin biopsies in the diagnosis of Stevens-Johnson syndrome and/or toxic epidermal necrolysis.

Farhan Mahmood, University of Ottawa


Internal Medicine Meets External Medicine: Survey of Dermatology Education for Internal Medicine Residents.

Valerie Doyon, University of British Columbia


Barriers to Healthcare Access for Patients with Psoriasis.

Jeffrey Toy, University of British Columbia

10:00 - 12:00pm

Come See My Poster (Moderated Poster Walks)

Visit Our Sponsor Booths

Lunch Break

12:00 - 2:00pm

SKiN Canada Workshop

SRGC Keynote Lecture | Frontiers in Clinical Research

2:00 - 3:00pm

“Dupuytren’s Disease – a riddle inside a mystery, wrapped in…skin?”

David O’Gorman, MSc PhD Western University

Moderated by Andrew Leask

3:00 - 5:00pm

Plenary Session II | Wound Healing and Regeneration

Moderators: Andrew Leask & Sophie Morin


Skin regeneration is enabled in the absence of fibroblast inflammatory priming.

Sarthak Sinha, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary


Mast cell degranulation contributes to fibrogenesis and resolution of dermal fibrosis.

Edwin Leong, Dalhousie University


Baseline fibroblast states driving differences in scar formation in young and aged healing skin.

Arzina Jaffer, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary


TGF-β receptor internalization is impaired in scleroderma fibroblasts and is associated with reduced TGF-β receptor-caveolin-1 interaction.

Shikha Chawla, McGill University Health Centre


Is the YAP inhibitor celastrol a novel treatment for scleroderma fibrosis?

Pratyusha Chitturi, University of Saskatchewan


Investigating angiotensin II type 2 receptor signaling in cutaneous wound healing.

Julia Harrison, IWK Health Centre


Coffee Break


Antibacterial Thermo-Sensitive Silver Hydrogel Nanocomposite Improves Wound Healing.

Nafise Amiri, University of British Columbia


Comparison of split thickness skin graft (STSG) and self-assembled skin substitute (SASS) following burn trauma using three modalities.

Charles Arcand, Université Laval


Ice-recrystallization inhibitors from the gluconamide family act as effective cryoprotectants for the long-term storage of dermal constructs.

Jason Dagher, LOEX – CRCHUQ


Targeting scar formation window for potential anti-scar drug delivery through smart solid lipid nanoparticles.

Farinaz Jonidi Shariatzadeh, University of Manitoba

SRGC Keynote Lecture | Frontiers in Translational Research

5:00 – 6:00pm

“Anatomical Diversity of Skin in Development, Health & Disease”

Tanya Shaw, PhD King’s College London

Moderated by Ivan Litvinov


Welcome Reception  (Space Limited)