Symposium on Skin Cancer – Dr. Louis Weatherhead

10/10/2017 / Conferences /

February 16 – 23, 2018

General Practitioners & Dermatology Symposium on Skin Cancer


Small group learning with 1 or 2 credits per hour.

Course duration: 8 Hours

Learning Objectives:

After participating in this activity, Physicians and Health Care professional should be able to identify:

  • The types and clinical presentations of Non Melanoma Skin Cancers (NMSC) and Melanoma
  • Have a better understanding of the varied therapeutic options available for these types of cancers
  • Have a better understanding of what the received pathology and other reports mean with regards to the varied tumors

Small group learning with 1 or 2 credits per hour.

Course duration: 8 hours

Registration fee: $450 CAD

Monday February 19, 2018

Non Melanoma Skin Cancer ( NMSC ):

Part 1: Clinical patterns and Diagnoses of the common NMSC

  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Actinic Keratoses
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Cutaneous Lymphomas/Mycosis Fungoides

Break Out Session

Part 2:  Therapy of non melanoma skin cancers

  • Options of therapy and decision  making for the most effective therapy
  • Possible complications of NMSC therapy and management.



Tuesday February 20, 2018

Malignant Melanoma:

Part 1: Clinical patterns of presentation and types of malignant melanoma

  • Clinico-pathologic classification of malignant melanoma
  • Pseudo- melanomas: Lesions that can look like melanoma.

Break out session

Part 2: Therapy of malignant melanoma

  • Sentinel lymph node biopsy and indications for doing. What do the results mean?
  • Therapy of advanced and metastatic melanoma. The role of BRAF and MEK pathway inhibition
  • Immune-modulation therapy.


Dr. Louis Weatherhead, B.Sc. (Hons), MBBS, DABD, FRCPC

Dr Weatherhead is a graduate of the University of the West Indies Faculty of Medical Sciences, 1978. He pursued a residency in Dermatology at the University of Ottawa and received his Dermatology specialty certification from the American Board of Dermatology and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in 1983. He started his practice in 1984 and was the consultant dermatologist at the Cancer Centre of the Ottawa General Hospital, a position held today. He pursued additional training in surgical dermatology at The University of California, San Diego and until 2015 was the director of Surgical Dermatology at the University of Ottawa. His practice is limited to premalignant and malignant skin disease and surgical dermatology, including laser and cosmetic dermatology.

He has published several scholarly articles and his current research interests are in malignant melanoma especially regarding metastatic disease in node negative patients. Current research is in the use of gene expression profiling in the prognosis of node negative melanoma patients. He holds a joint appointment at The University of Ottawa As an Associate Professor in the divisions of Dermatology and Medical Oncology.

He is a member of The Ontario Skin Cancers Advisory Committee and is a past president of the Canadian Dermatology Association.

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  • Return airfare from Toronto
  • Private group transfers to/from resort
  • 1 week luxurious all-inclusive accommodation
  • All meals and premium brand drinks
  • Wide range of sports and activities with instruction and equipment, including water skiing, scuba diving (resort certification required for non-certified divers)
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Beachfront Grande Luxe Club Level Suite Available on Request
Beachfront Penthouse Club Suite Available on Request
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An additional person in the room is $1905 extra.

Cancellation Policy and Schedule:

Full payment due at time of booking.

Trip is 100 % non refundable at time of booking