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8th Annual Patients Redefining the Future of Health Care in Canada Summit


  The 8th Annual Patients Redefining the Future of Health Care in Canada Summit will be held on Zoom during the week of Nov. 13! This annual patient education and awareness Summit is a joint project between Save Your Skin Foundation and Canadian Psoriasis Network, in collaboration with an Indigenous volunteer from Kiyasiw Consulting. Join patients, caregivers, and other healthcare stakeholders from across the country to hear from community leaders, advocates, and experts about long-standing systemic issues related to equity and oppression in our health systems and discover how we can work together to truly modernize healthcare to meet the needs of all. Our schedule for this year: 13 Nov. 11 AM-4 PM EST: Challenges to Meeting People Where They're At 15 Nov. 12 PM-4 PM EST: Highlighting Indigenous Health Needs 16 Nov. 12 PM-4 PM EST: Opportunities to Modernize Health Care to Meet the Needs of All 17 Nov. 12 PM- 1:30 PM EST: Patient Planning Session- restricted to patients/caregivers and related groups Ready to register? Click the the link here.


January Patient Fireside Chat

JANUARY TOPIC New Beginnings and Resilience: Join us as we leave 2023 behind and go forth into our first Fireside Chat of 2024! This month we will be joined by Lyanne Westie, who will discuss what the new year means to all of us and strategies that can be incorporated into every day life to help all of us face the year ahead with optimism and resilience. Join us as we share insights and remind one another that each new year brings opportunities for growth and transformation, even in the face of life's uncertainties. Date: December 7th, 2023 Time: 5pm PT | 8pm ET Host: Lyanne Westie Location: Zoom Whether you are a patient, caregiver, survivor or advocate, we invite you to come as you are and invite 2024 in! REGISTER TODAY!!

February Patient Fireside Chat

FEBRUARY TOPIC Heartfelt Moments: Cherishing Memories With Loves Ones In honour of Valentine’s Day, this months Fireside Chat will provide caregivers with a space to reflect on the special moments they have shared and continue to share with their loved ones. We will be providing an open environment to swap stories and discuss how these memories can be a source of comfort and inspiration. Date: February 1st, 2024 Time: 5pm PT | 8pm ET Location: Zoom REGISTER TODAY!!

Understanding Cutaneous Reactions in Advanced Cancer Treatments


  Join Dr. Joël Claveau as he delves into the complexities of targeted therapy and immunotherapy, innovative cancer treatments known for their efficacy but also for potential side effects. Gain insights into the unique dermatological reactions associated with these medications, including their impact on skin, hair, nails, and eyes. Understand the nuances and differences in side effects compared to traditional chemotherapy drugs, empowering patients and healthcare professionals with essential knowledge for informed decision-making and proactive care.       Speaker: Dr. Joël Claveau Dermatologist, Ville de Québec, QC Dr. Joël Claveau is a dermatologist, specialized in the diagnosis and treatment of Melanoma and Skin Cancers, and an Associate Professor with the Department of Medicine at Laval University where he completed his Medical Study and Internal Medicine training. He did his residency in Dermatology at McGill University and subsequently worked at the Melanoma Clinic at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Montreal, Quebec. He is a diplomat of the American Board of Dermatology and is a member of a number of Medical Societies including the American Academy of Dermatology and the International Dermoscopy Society. He has received awards including Honorary Member of La Société Française de Dermatologie, the Dermatologist’s Volunteer Award of the Canadian Dermatology Association (CDA) for his work on the prevention of skin cancers and the CDA Symposium of the year on two occasions (Dermoscopy). Since 1996, he has been the Director of the Melanoma and Skin Cancer Clinic at Le Centre Hospitalier Universitaire, Hôtel-Dieu de Québec, and worked in Public Health for the province of Québec, especially on the new Tanning Bed Legislation. He participated to the publication of papers in peer-reviewed journals including work on melanoma, skin cancers and sunscreens. He is actively involved in various Continuing Medical Education events and investigator in many clinical trials on advanced and metastatic melanoma. When: February 28th at 8 PM ET | 5PM ET Register: