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Arcutis Biotherapeutics champions innovation that addresses unmet patient needs—solving the everyday medical dermatology challenges that significantly impact patients and their families. With a passion for understanding what really matters to patients and healthcare providers, Arcutis leverages extensive dermatology development expertise to meaningfully advance the treatment of immune- mediated skin diseases.
This expertise, along with Arcutis’ focus on biologically validated targets and its unique dermatology drug development platform prepares the company to tackle topical treatment innovation. With the belief that patients deserve better than the current standard of care, the Arcutis team brings a sense of urgency, simplifying disease management and optimizing drug efficacy, safety, and tolerability to meet the needs of healthcare providers and patients.
Arcutis’ robust pipeline includes multiple development programs for a range of inflammatory dermatological conditions, with several significant clinical data readouts in 2023. Arcutis has the potential to advance the standard of care for plaque psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, seborrheic dermatitis, and scalp psoriasis.
Bausch Health Companies Inc. is a global company whose mission is to improve people's lives with its healthcare products. The company develops, manufactures and markets a range of pharmaceutical, medical devices and over-the-counter products. The company is delivering on its commitments as it builds an innovative company dedicated to advancing global health.
The team at Bausch Health, Canada Inc. is dedicated to achieving that mission. For dermatology, our portfolio treats a range of conditions, including acne, actinic keratosis, atopic dermatitis, cold sores, nail fungus, psoriasis and other dermatoses.
Through our commitment to new product development, as well as the growth of established brands and strategic acquisitions, Bausch Health, Canada Dermatology has one of the largest prescription portfolios in Canada.
In addition, the company's world-class manufacturing facilities in Canada produce a wide range of innovative treatments for markets around the world. More information is at https://www.bauschhealth.ca.
Founded in 1885 and family-owned ever since, Boehringer Ingelheim takes a long-term perspective. Approximately 52,000 employees serve more than 130 markets in three business areas, Human Pharma, Animal Health, and Biopharmaceutical Contract Manufacturing. The Canadian headquarters of Boehringer Ingelheim was established in 1972 in Montreal, Quebec and is now located in Burlington, Ontario. Boehringer Ingelheim employs approximately 600 people across Canada. Learn more at www.boehringer-ingelheim.ca
L’Oréal Dermatological Beauty
Pioneering life-changing and sustainable dermatological solutions for all
At L’Oréal Dermatological Beauty, our mission is to help everyone in their quest for healthy and beautiful skin.
The Dermatological Beauty Division is the world leader in dermocosmetic skincare, with international brands recommended by health care professionals and distributed in healthcare outlets worldwide.
Our brand portfolio includes, CeraVe, La Roche Posay, SkinCeuticals and Vichy. Each brand offers a broad range of skincare and haircare products that address the skin health and beauty of all people, everywhere.
Dermtek Pharma was founded in 1985 by Robert Lavoie and Nicole Clavet.
Robert Lavoie has brought over 50 years of expertise and knowledge to Dermtek’s product line.
A well-known figure in the specialty of Dermatology in Canada, Robert received the Healthcare Marketing Hall of Fame Award in 2004 and in 2016 was given the Award of Honour for his contributions to the overall well-being of Canadians by the CDA (Canadian Dermatology Association).
The children of Robert and Nicole, Michel and Marie-Claude, have since taken over operations and continue the family legacy in formulating their own effective and affordable over the counter products with in house R&D.Dermtek Pharma's mission has always been to offer scientifically innovative products formulated to answer the needs and expectations of dermatologists to treat common skin disorders. The proposition had to be affordable and provide the best efficacy and utmost safety for patients. Researching excellence on all aspects.
About Lilly Canada
Eli Lilly and Company is a global healthcare leader that unites caring with discovery to make life better for people around the world. We were founded more than a century ago by Colonel Eli Lilly, who was committed to creating high quality medicines that meet people’s needs, and today we remain true to that mission in all our work. Lilly employees work to discover and bring life-changing medicines to people who need them, improve the understanding and management of disease, and contribute to our communities through philanthropy and volunteerism.
Eli Lilly Canada was established in 1938, the result of a research collaboration with scientists at the University of Toronto which eventually produced the world’s first commercially available insulin. Our work focuses on oncology, diabetes, autoimmunity, neurodegeneration, and pain. To learn more about Lilly Canada, please visit us at www.lilly.ca.
Janssen Inc., a pharmaceutical company of Johnson & Johnson, has been in the healthcare industry in Canada for over 50 years. We are guided by our Credo according to which we are responsible first and foremost to doctors, nurses, patients, mothers and fathers and all who use our products and services. Janssen's history and our values allow us to focus on the healthcare of today and tomorrow.
P&G is a proud supporter of the 2023 Skin Spectrum Summit. At P&G, we understand our responsibility is to work together with the leaders who define our health care landscape. We aim to improve the lives of Canadians with our range of products, including Tide, Downy and Bounce Free & Gentle laundry regimen for sensitive skin. P&G, proudly supporting and recognizing the leadership of health care professionals across Canada.
Pfizer Canada ULC is the Canadian operation of Pfizer Inc., one of the world's leading biopharmaceutical companies. Our diversified health care portfolio includes some of the world’s best known and most prescribed medicines and vaccines. Pfizer Inc. invested US$ 8.65 billion in 2019 globally toward developing safe and effective medicines. To learn more about Pfizer Canada, visit pfizer.ca
We are Sanofi, a global biopharmaceutical company committed to healthcare solutions from prevention to treatment. We turn scientific discoveries into medicine to improve health. Every day, we dedicate our most important resource, our people, to support patients and families through their health journey.
At Sanofi Canada, more than 2,000 people are dedicated to making a difference in patients’ daily lives, wherever they live, and enabling them to enjoy a healthier life. It’s a mission we’ve been pursuing for more than 100 years.
In the early 1900s, we enabled the mass production of insulin, a revolutionary treatment that changed diabetes from a death sentence to a manageable disease. Over the following decades, we manufactured vaccines that controlled diphtheria, eliminated smallpox, and brought us just steps away from a polio-free world. Today, from four state-of-the-art facilities in Canada, we research, develop, manufacture and distribute Sanofi products to people in this country and around the world.
Reaching people and touching lives as a leading provider of value medicines
Sun Pharma entered the Canadian market in 2015 with the purchase of Ranbaxy Laboratories Limited, a Top 10 generic company in Canada since 2005. Sun Pharma is a world leader in branded and generic drugs and we are now well positioned to be an even larger contributor to the Canadian healthcare landscape.
With global manufacturing across six continents, we are investing in Canada by bringing high quality, affordable and innovative medicines to market. Our global strength in R&D with an unwavering commitment to quality ensures Sun Pharma will offer a wide range of affordable medicines for Canadians.
Taro Pharmaceuticals is the exclusive distributor of our specialty and generic products in Canada.
We feel the strength of our global Sun Pharma capabilities together with Taro Pharmaceutical’s 30-year commitment to Canadian manufacturing and distribution creates a unique pharmaceutical partner for our Canadian customers. It is our continued goal to provide our customers and partners with high quality products and exceptional customer service. We look forward to many more years of providing Canadians with high quality and affordable medicines.
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At UCB Canada Inc., patients are at the heart of everything we do. Since UCB Canada Inc. was established in 2006, we have continuously maintained invaluable programs for patients and healthcare professionals. Many of the programs we support are noted for their innovation and pioneering work in health care.
We are proud supporters of Canadian researchers and to date, more than 6,000 Canadians have participated in over 20 global clinical trials through leading centres across the country.
The Canadian Federation of Medical Students is an organization representing over 9,000 medical students from 15 Canadian medical schools coast to coast. We represent medical students to the public, to the federal government, and to national and international medical organizations. We connect, support and represent our membership as they learn to serve patients and society.
The Canadian Skin Patient Alliance (CSPA) is a registered charity that improves the health and wellbeing of people across Canada affected by skin, hair, and nail conditions through collaboration, advocacy, and education.
Our vision is a world where people affected by skin, hair, and nail conditions live healthy and fulfilling lives. As a national alliance, we foster connections between stakeholders, the dermatological community, government and industry, and we often work together to improve lives through advocacy initiatives, educational and awareness campaigns, patient input submissions, national reports, and by facilitating patient engagement in dermatological research.
Melanoma Canada is a national organization dedicated to supporting Canadians living with, and impacted by, melanoma and skin cancer. We advocate for and support patients, survivors, and caregivers with helpful resources, education, psychosocial support services, early detection, timely diagnoses, and effective treatment options. We are passionate about supporting every person, at every stage of disease, and recognize that skin cancer can impact all Canadians, regardless of their age, gender, skin colour, or race.
The BMSAC is a collaborative network of Black medical students across Canada. Their mission is to secure equitable representation of Black students in Canadian medical schools and to advocate for more inclusive medical training that equips all learners to better serve the healthcare needs of underserved Black communities across Canada.
The University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine’s Dermatology Interest Group is dedicated to promoting a deeper understanding of dermatological medicine among medical students. Through presentations and networking opportunities, the group provides insights into skin health, disorders, and pathways to pursuing dermatology. The 2023-2024 leaders are Aliyah King and Marina Guirguis.
The Black Medical Students’ Association aims to support the growth and vitality of the Black medical student cohort at the University of Toronto. This includes supporting pre-medical students to gain admission into medical schools and providing current black medical students access to opportunities and a network of alumni and allies. We collaborate with the broader medical student body and the UofT Faculty of Medicine staff to reinforce culturally safe social and learning environments.
The University of Toronto Dermatology Interest Group is a medical student-run community at the University of Toronto focused on increasing engagement of students with the dermatology community both locally in Toronto and with experts around Canada. We facilitate round-table, teaching sessions and opportunities for individuals to network and learn from experts in the field.