President’s Message

Since 1969, the Canadian Dermatology Foundation (CDF) has invested more than $6 million in cutting-edge, world-class dermatological research. This work reaches far beyond Canada’s borders; it has been published internationally in some 60 peer-reviewed journals.

The level of excellence and the many innovations achieved would not be possible without the generosity of our sponsors and contributors, who help the organization grow and keep the grants flowing. By sharing in our vision, their donations have enabled life-altering changes for patients and contributed to building brilliant research careers.

The need for research has never been greater. Our population is growing and aging, the influx of new technologies is intensifying, the rate of cancer is increasing. We need to grow our contributor base in order to meet that need.

I look forward to working with you on this great journey of discovery.

Neil Shear, MD, FRCPC