Webinars

Current State of the COVID-19 Pandemic for the Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis Community – May 2, 2022

The information in this webinar is general information only. The opinions expressed in this webinar are those of the speaker and reflect their clinical experience and perspectives. Please consult your physician with any personal questions or concerns and to learn about the risks and benefits of any psoriasis treatment or vaccine for you.

Dr. Mark Kirchhof, MD, PhD, FRCPC, Head of the Division of Dermatology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa and The Ottawa Hospital, provides an overview of the current state of knowledge about psoriasis and COVID-19. Research is constantly evolving and the information presented in this webinar reflects the date of its original publication (May 2, 2022).

Biosimilars: What we need to know – September 17, 2021

Presented by Dermatologist, Dr. Irina Turchin, MD, FRCPC, Brunswick Dermatology Center, Fredericton, NB

The information in this webinar is general information only. The opinions expressed in this series are those of the speakers and reflect personal clinical experience and perspectives. Any personal questions and concerns, including the risks and benefits of any psoriasis treatment for you, should be discussed with your doctor/dermatologist. Before making any changes to your treatment plan, talk to you doctor/dermatologist to determine what is best for your individual situation. Research is continuously evolving and the information presented in this webinar is reflective of the date of its original airing (September 17, 2021).

Spotlight on Difficult to Treat Areas – October 26, 2021

Presented by: Dr Ashley O’Toole, MD MHSc FRCPC Dermatology and Julie Buchan, RPN

Learn about “difficult to treat” areas of psoriasis such as scalp, face, nails, palms, soles and genitals from a leading dermatologist and registered practical nurse. This webinar will provide an overview of psoriasis, with a focus on prevalence, impacts and treatment for difficult to treat areas and working with your care team to manage these conditions.

The information in this webinar is general information only. The opinions expressed are those of the speakers and reflect their experience and expertise. Any personal questions and concerns, including the risks and benefits of any treatments for you, should be discussed with your doctor or dermatologist. Research is continuously evolving and the information presented in this webinar is reflective of the date of its original airing (October 26, 2021).

Spotlight on Psoriatic Arthritis – September 29, 2021

Presented by: Dr. Dafna D. Gladman MD, FRCPC, Professor of Medicine, University of Toronto, Senior Scientist, Schroeder Arthritis Institute, Krembil Research Institute Deputy Director, Centre for Prognosis Studies in The Rheumatic Diseases, Toronto Western Hospital
Dr. Renita Ahluwalia, B.A, B.Sc., FRCPC, DABD, Medical and Cosmetic Dermatology, Lecturer, University of Toronto, lead dermatologist, Canadian Dermatology Centre

Learn about psoriatic arthritis from a leading rheumatologist and dermatologist. Understand what psoriatic arthritis is, how it differs from other forms of arthritis, and how you can work with your care team to ensure early intervention and good care.

The information in this webinar is general information only. The opinions expressed are those of the speakers and reflect their experience and expertise. Any personal questions and concerns, including the risks and benefits of any treatments for you, should be discussed with your doctor or dermatologist. Research is continuously evolving and the information presented in this webinar is reflective of the date of its original airing (September 29, 2021).

Social Determinants of Health: Key Concepts and Practical Considerations – June 29, 2021

In case you missed it, the recording of “Social Determinants of Health: Key Concepts and Practical Considerations” is available for viewing.

This webinar provides a brief overview of the social determinants of health, followed by a panel discussion with members of EMPaCT (Equity-Mobilizing Partnerships in Community) led by Dr. Ambreen Sayani. This webinar is part of a series in advance of the 6th Annual Patients Redefining the Future of Healthcare Summit in Canada co-hosted by the Canadian Psoriasis Network and Save Your Skin Foundation.

Common Conditions Associated with Psoriasis – June 23, 2021

Dr. Mark Kirchoff, MD, PhD, FRCPC, Division Head of Dermatology in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Ottawa and The Ottawa Hospital and Dr. Lihi Eder MD PhD, Director, Psoriatic Arthritis Program, Women’s College Hospital, Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Toronto.

Learn about the common conditions associated with psoriasis, with a focus on psoriatic arthritis and cardio-metabolic abnormalities. Understand the risks and how you can work with your care team to manage them.

The information in this webinar is general information only. The opinions expressed are those of the speakers and reflect their experience and expertise. Any personal questions and concerns, including the risks and benefits of any treatments for you, should be discussed with your doctor or dermatologist. Research is continuously evolving and the information presented in this webinar is reflective of the date of its original airing (June 23, 2021).

Spotlight on Treatments – May 20, 2021

Dr. Irina Turchin, MD, FRCPC, Brunswick Dermatology Centre, Fredericton, NB presents the webinar that shines a Spotlight on Treatments for psoriasis. 

The information in this webinar is general information only. The opinions expressed are those of the speakers and reflect their experience and expertise. Any personal questions and concerns, including the risks and benefits of any treatments for you, should be discussed with your doctor or dermatologist. Research is continuously evolving and the information presented in this webinar is reflective of the date of its original airing (May 20, 2021).

COVID-19 Current State of Knowledge – March 18, 2021

Dr. Mark Kirchhof, MD, PhD, FRCPC, Division Head of Dermatology in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Ottawa and The Ottawa Hospital takes a deep dive into the current state of knowledge on COVID-19 vaccines and psoriasis.

The information in this webinar is general information only. The opinions expressed are those of the speakers and reflect their experience and expertise. Any personal questions and concerns, including the risks and benefits of any treatments for you, should be discussed with your doctor or dermatologist. Research is continuously evolving and the information presented in this webinar is reflective of the date of its original airing (March 18, 2021).

Psoriasis Webinar Series – Fall 2020

Living well with psoriasis takes a holistic approach to physical and mental health, especially in light of added disruptions and stress during the pandemic.

These webinars focused on what current research says from dermatologists, allied health professionals and patients about:

  1. Psoriasis and COVID-19 Thursday, September 17, 2020, 7-8:15pm ET.
  2. Psoriasis and Diet Thursday October 15, 2020, 7-8:15pm ET.
  3. Psoriasis and Mental Health Thursday November 19, 2020, 7-8:15pm ET.

 

This series was made possible with support from AbbVie and Pierre Fabre.

Psoriasis and Mental Health

Presented by Dermatologist, Dr. Renita Ahluwalia, B.A, B.Sc., FRCPC, DABD, Medical and Cosmetic Dermatology, Lecturer, University of Toronto, Lead dermatologist Canadian Dermatology Centre and Leslie Molnar, MSW, RSW.

The information in this webinar series is general information only. The opinions expressed in this series are those of the speakers and reflect personal clinical experience and perspectives. Any personal questions and concerns, including the risks and benefits of any psoriasis treatment or mental health treatment for you, should be discussed with your doctor or dermatologist. Before making any changes to your treatment plan, talk to you doctor or dermatologist to determine what is best for your individual situation. Research is continuously evolving and the information presented in this webinar is reflective of the date of its original airing (November 19, 2020).

Psoriasis and Diet

Presented by Dermatologist, Dr. Irina Turchin, MD, FRCPC, Brunswick Dermatology Center, Fredericton, NB and Sandra Saville, Registered Dietitian, Saville Nutrition Consulting.

The information in this webinar series is general information only. The opinions expressed in this series are those of the speakers and reflect personal clinical experience and perspectives. Any personal questions and concerns, including the risks and benefits of any diet or psoriasis treatment for you, should be discussed with your doctor or dermatologist. Before starting a new diet or before making any changes to your treatment plan, talk to you doctor or dermatologist to determine what is best for your individual situation. Research is continuously evolving and the information presented in this webinar is reflective of the date of its original airing (October 15, 2020).

Questions and Answers from Psoriasis and Diet Webinar

Do hormonal changes, such as childbirth or menopause have a negative impact on psoriasis?

Hormonal changes do have impact on psoriasis. It is well known that psoriasis often improves during pregnancy and flares postpartum. During menopause estrogen levels drop. This may cause psoriasis flares. It would be helpful to discuss these life changes with your dermatologist to see if this will impact treatment decisions.

Was Sandra referring to cooked or raw or supplements of Garlic and Onion compounds that help the gut with prebiotics?

Raw garlic and onions contain a small amount of a prebiotic called fructo-oligosaccharide, or FOS. Garlic extracts are processed in different ways. Depending on the processing, the FOS prebiotic content may be reduced. Garlic extracts are not required to list the prebiotic content on the label. One would have to contact the company to find out if the garlic extract product contained the prebiotic FOS.

Who are the leaders in quality Probiotic supplements and how many billions of microbes are really needed/beneficial per day for Psoriasis patients?

There are many quality probiotic supplements in Canada. Check out the “probiotics” listing on Health Canada’s Natural Health Product Directorate. https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/drugs-health-products/natural-non-prescription/applications-submissions/product-licensing/licensed-natural-health-products-database.html

The dose or amount of probiotics listed as CFU’s (colony forming units) varies depending on the dose that is required to obtain a specific health effect for the specific strain(s) of probiotics. Companies will support this with clinical trials on the specific strains, which also includes the dose.

Quality probiotic labels will include: the dose, quantity of CFU’s, specific strains, expiry date and storage needs.

Probiotic research continues in the area of psoriasis, so stay tuned for updates on specific probiotic strains and brands.

Hi, is drinking kombucha (fermented tea) a good way to consume probiotics?

Kombucha is a tasty fermented beverage. Fermented foods contain various bacteria, though we can not call kombucha a source of probiotics unless there were specific known probiotics added to the beverage. Probiotics are defined as “Live microorganisms that, when administered in adequate amounts, confer a health benefit on the host.” This definition is important, because the kombucha label would need to indicate that the bacteria is alive, the dose of CFU’s would need to be listed, and research would need to be done to show health benefits for the particular product at that dose of specific bacteria.

What is your opinion on varied fasting? i.e. missing a breakfast, lunch or dinner once a week.

I suggest individuals discuss intermittent with their Physicians. Depending on health conditions and medications intermittent fasting may be harmful. As a general rule, I suggest people spread their intake out through the day in a balanced approach. Years ago, intermittent fasting was the routine, as individuals typically ate an early Dinner (5 or 6 pm), and then did not eat until Breakfast the following morning. With present routines people often eat Dinner and snack throughout the evening late into the night. Proper timing of meals and snacks helps to keep the body optimally energized.

Psoriasis and COVID-19

The information in this webinar series is general information only. Information about COVID-19 continues to evolve as we learn more about the virus over time. The opinions expressed are those of the speakers and reflect personal clinical experience. Please consult with your dermatologist or doctor about your personal questions and concerns and the risks and benefits of any psoriasis treatment for you.

Dr. Mark Kirchhof, MD, PhD, FRCPC, Division Head of Dermatology in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Ottawa and The Ottawa Hospital takes a deep dive into the current state of knowledge on psoriasis and COVID-19. Featuring CPN Member, Laura Catalano to share her story about life with psoriasis during the pandemic.

Research is continuously evolving and the information presented in this webinar is reflective of the date of its original airing (Sept 17, 2020).

Living with Mild Moderate Symptoms of Psoriasis – What You Need to Know

This video takes a deep dive into living with mild-to-moderate symptoms of psoriasis with Dr. Irina Turchin and speakers, Laura Catalano and Sandra Clark. For information on all treatments and supports available in Canada for psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis, visit https://www.canadianpsoriasisnetwork.com/psoriasis-treatment/.

This initiative was supported by an educational grant from LEO Pharma Inc.

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