Dermatology Update 96 Web Site

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Created: 09Aug96
Updated: 25Sep96

Welcome to Vancouver!
October 24-27, 1996
Four Seasons Hotel

With an 11-year history of success, Dermatology Update returns to Vancouver, confirmed as a first-choice symposium for clinicians worldwide. The latest information on:

They're all at the 12th annual Dermatology Update back again in one of the world's most beautiful cities!


This year Dermatology Update is pleased to offer two complimentary workshops on Managing a Typical Leg Ulcer Through a Multidisciplinary Team and Four-Layer Bandaging in the Treatment of Venous Leg Ulcers: Healing Rates and Cost-Effectiveness. Register early to ensure your place at these informative Thursday and Sunday sessions.

Register before September 20th to secure early bird savings and your place in one of our space-limited surgical workshops.

An Outstanding Program

From our two-day Plenary Session and powerful Rapid Fire Luncheons and Meet the Experts Breakfast Sessions on October 25-26, to practical Demonstration Workshops on October 27, delegates will find there's no time wasted at Dermatology Update 96. This year, our international faculty will explore new indications for retinoids, repigmentation, psychotropic agents, calcipotriol, methotrexate, warts, sunscreen, and our ever-popular update on wound treatment and more!

Vancouver Has It All!

Ideally situated in the core of downtown Vancouver, The Four Seasons Hotel plays host to this year's activities. The city is on your doorstep with the 200 shops of Pacific Centre right below the hotel and the prime boutiques and dining spots of world famous Robson Street just blocks away. You'll also enjoy the nearby attractions of Gastown on the waterfront, historic Yaletown, and beautiful Stanley Park with its scenic seawall - the perfect way to see the sights of the city.

Workshop Sessions

We are pleased to offer delegates the following workshop sessions as part of Dermatology Update 96.

Cosmetic Uses of Botulinum Toxin (BOTOX)
Sunday, October 27, 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Fee: $195 CDN; $140 US.

The cosmetic use of BOTOX is one of the most rapidly expanding therapeutic modalities in Cosmetic Derm Surgery. Conducted by one of the pioneers of this procedure, Dr. Alastair Carruthers, this course will provide exposure to the most up-to-date information on the cosmetic use of botulinum toxin and its place in both dermatologic and cosmetic surgery practices. Live demonstrations of various injection techniques will be an important part of this workshop. As this course is limited to 30 participants, early registration is advised.

Managing a Typical Leg Ulcer Through a Multidisciplinary Team
Thursday, October 24, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Delegates are invited to join us for this complimentary workshop, designed to give you different and updated practical approaches for treating patients with leg ulcers.

Four-Layer Bandaging in the Treatment of Venous Leg Ulcers: Healing Rates and Cost-Effectiveness
Sunday, October 27, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon

A special complimentary session, this workshop will further explore the usage of dressings, in particular a four-layer sustained compression bandage system in the treatment of venous leg ulcers. Healing rates will be presented as well as the cost-effectiveness of such a treatment in a community setting. The session will end with a hands-on workshop. Register early for this free workshop as space is limited.

Reserve Today

A special block of rooms has been set aside for Symposium delegates at the Four Seasons Hotel. It's the perfect location for those who want everything close-at-hand. You'll enjoy a luxurious room offering every amenity and comfort in one of the world's most prestigious and hospitable hotels.

To reserve, call or fax the hotel and identify yourself as a Dermatology Update delegate to receive the $169 Cdn. rate per night (single or double occupancy). Tel. (604) 689-9333. Fax (604) 689-3466.

Situated in the heart of the city, the elegant Four Seasons hosts the weekend's events, giving participants easy access to many of the city's prime attractions.

Official Travel Agent

Once again, Interglobe Travel has been selected as our Official Travel Agent. Please make your flight arrangements directly by contacting:

Anna Axerio at telephone (604) 899-6099 or fax: (604) 899-6098 and advise her you are attending Dermatology Update 96 when making your reservations.

If flying Air Canada, you'll enjoy special discounts from locations throughout the world by quoting CV961842. Call their convention desk at 1-800-361-7585 (North America only).

Organizing Committee:

Scientific Program Committee


Dermatology Update is pleased to acknowledge the generous commitment of the following sponsors of Dermatology Update 96:

  • ALLERGAN Herbert
  • Janssen Pharmaceutica (Canada) Inc.
  • ConvaTec
  • Leo Laboratories Canada Ltd.
  • Cosmair Canada Inc.
  • Sandoz Canada Inc.
  • Dermik Laboratories Canada Inc.
  • Schering Canada Inc.
  • Dermtek Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
  • Smith & Nephew
  • Galderma Canada
  • SmithKline Beecham Pharma Inc.
  • GlaxoWellcome Inc.
  • Stiefel Canada Inc.
  • Hoechst Marion Roussel
  • Westwood Squibb
  • Hyal Pharmaceutical Corp.

Symposium Secretariat

c/o Events By Design, #601-325 Howe Street
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada V6C 1Z7
Telephone (604) 669-7175/Fax (604) 669-7083

Preliminary Program as of August 15, 1996

Thursday, October 24th
4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Early Registration
7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Managing a typical leg ulcer through a muldisciplinary team
Gary Sibbald
Friday, October 25th
7:15 a.m. Breakfast Session: What the Internet Means to the Practicing Dermatologist
Harvey Lui
Session 1
Chair: Dr. David McLean
8:30 am Opening Remarks
David McLean
8:35 a.m. Drugs That Count
Dr. Stuart Maddin
Retinoic Acid: Actions and Uses
John Voorhees
Growth Factors in the Treatment of Wounds: An Update
Vincent Falanga
Panel and Questions
Coffee Break and Poster Exhibits
Session 2
Chair: TBA
10:40 a.m. Calcipotriol and New Vit D3 Analogues: Mechanisms of Action and Clinical Applications
John Berth-Jones
Rational Use of Psychotropic Agents in Dermatology
John Koo
Panel and Questions
12:00 noon Rapid Fire Luncheon (5 presentations)
Session 3
Chair: Dr. Vincent Ho
2:00 p.m. Practical Use of Calcipotriol
John Berth-Jones
PUVA Update
Harvey Lui
Methotrexate Re-visited
John Koo
Coffee Break and Poster Exhibits
Neoral Intermittent Therapy (Pisces Study)
Informal Report on the Neoral Consensus in Rome
John Voorhees
Ends 4:45 p.m. Panel Discussion
Saturday, October 26th
7:15 a.m. Breakfast Session: Professional Liability of Dermatologists in Canada
William Beilby
Session 4
Chair: Dr. Brian Kunimoto
8:30 a.m. What's New on Dressings
Brian Kunimoto
Vincent Falanga
Gary Sibbald
Panel Discussion
Coffee Break and Poster Exhibits
Session 5
Chair: Dr. Jason Rivers
10:15 a.m. ZAP and PHN: What Are They, and What Can Be Done About Them?
Charles Lynde
Warts: Does Anything Really Stop Them?
HIV - Expectations for the Next Millennium
Alastair McLeod
"New" Virons for Old Diseases
Panel and Questions
12:00 noon Rapid Fire Lunch (5 presentations)
Session 6
Chair: TBA
2:00 p.m. Pulse Itraconazole for Onychomycosis
Piet DeDoncker
Terbinafine Update
Peter Hull
Drugs in Pregnancy: What to Use?
Lyn Guenther
Panel Discussion
Coffee Break and Poster Exhibits
Sunscreen Update
David McLean
Drugs for the Skin: The HPB Position
Ends 5:10 p.m. Panel Discussion
Sunday, October 27th Surgical Procedures Workshops (Morning Sessions)
9:00 to 11:00 a.m. Cosmetic Uses of Botulinum Toxin (BOTOX)
Alastair Carruthers
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon Four-Layer Bandaging in the Treatment of Venous Leg Ulcers: Healing Rates and Cost-Effectiveness (complimentary)
Brian Kunimoto

Why Attend?

Delegates to past symposiums have confirmed Dermatology Update as an important forum for the exchange of clinically relevant information and the exploration of critical issues in today's dermatologic environment. Add the opportunity to network with international experts and industry leaders and meet old and new friends in a relaxed setting, and you'll know why this is a "must attend" event for so many of today's practicing clinicians.

Registration Fees

(Includes two-day symposium sessions, Friday night reception and luncheons)
On or before September 20th $280 $200
After September 20th $340 $240
Guest Ticket $50 $35
Registration (Symposium sessions only) No charge No charge
Social Program (Includes Friday Night reception and luncheons) $100 $70
(Available only to Symposium delegates. Please pre-register to ensure space.)
What the Internet Means to the Practicing Dermatologist
$20 $15
Professional Liability of Dermatologists in Canada
$20 $15
(Available only to Symposium delegates. Pre-registration essential as space is limited.)
a) Cosmetic Uses of Botulinum Toxin (BOTOX) $195 $140
b) Four-Layer Bandaging in the treatment of Venous Leg Ulcers Complimentary Complimentary


Dermatology Update is sponsored by the Division of Dermatology, Department of Medicine, University of British Columbia. It qualifies for 21 Category 1 CME credits (MOCOMP credits pending).

Follow this link to obtain the Registration Form.