CDF Celebrates 50 Years!

JUNE 27, 2019 – Joined by supporters from across Canada and internationally, the CDF celebrated 50 years of supporting excellence in dermatology at the CDA conference in Calgary 2019.

Dr. Gordon Searles (CDF President) opened the plenary with a look back at the last 50 years. Dr. Youwen Zhou (CDF Secretary) introduced his esteemed colleagues, and past CDF recipients, Dr. Harvey Lui and Dr. Régine Mydlarski who each spoke about their own research and the significant impact CDF had on their careers.

Other plenary highlights included the special recognition of Mr. Richard MacKay for his Outstanding Philanthropic Leadership, and the introduction of the CDF Founders Circle for donors who’ve given $1M of more over time. The first inductees were: World Congress of Dermatology, Leo Pharma and Mr. Richard MacKay.


Richard MacKay recognized for his Outstanding Philanthropic Leadership pictured with CDF President Dr. Gordon Searles (far left), Past President Dr. Neil Shear (center right) and Past President Dr. John Albers (far right).


Plenary Speakers Dr. Harvey Lui and Dr. Régine Mydlarski

CDF Vancouver 2015 World Congress Lectureship

On Friday June 23, 2017 Dr. Hassan Galadari presented the first CDF Vancouver 2015 World Congress Lectureship titled:

Anatomic Considerations in Soft Tissue Augmentation: How to Inject Safely and Effectively

The lectureship was provided by the Canadian Dermatology Foundation in support of continuing global exchanges in dermatology with funds generously donated by the Vancouver 2015 World Congress of Dermatology.

Photo: Dr. Neil Shear, Dr. Hassan Galadari and Dr. Harvey Lui

Annual CDF grant reception

Each year, the CDF community – comprised of researchers, contributors and sponsors – recognizes the cutting-edge research being supported.

Researchers and their benefactors come together at this gala event to congratulate grant recipients and to thank sponsors and contributors for their part in advancing dermatologic research.