Research Day

Annual UBC Skin Research Day

Skin Research Day – March 9, 2019
Skin Research Trainee Half-Day Workshop – April 4, 2019

research-dayEach year the UBC Department of Dermatology and Skin Science hosts the Skin Research Day during which original papers on a variety of topics including skin cancer, hair, immunology, photobiology, genomics, wound healing and educational research are presented. The integration of multiple health profession groups (medical, nursing) and trainees at different levels is a major strength of this event. The UBC Skin Research Day is an interactive program that includes participation by medical students, graduate students, residents, fellows, nurses, scientists, clinical investigators, clinical research assistants, dermatologists and faculty in a highly collegial atmosphere.


  • To provide a forum for the discussion of new concepts in skin biology and their relevance to clinical care.
  • To review current concepts in cutaneous pathophysiology and therapy, and their application to clinical care.
  • To share knowledge through interactive group discussion pertaining to the interpretation and design of basic and clinical studies.

Call for Abstracts

Submission Deadline: January 28, 2019

Abstracts on any basic or clinical aspects of research and skin science in dermatology including basic science, clinical investigations, quality improvement studies, and clinical protocols are encouraged.

Dr. Haishan Zeng
Department of Dermatology and Skin Science
835 West 10th Avenue
Vancouver, BC  V5Z 4E8

  1. Abstract should be single-spaced.
  2. Abstract should be typed using 12-point size Times New Roman font.
  3. The title should be in block letters and bold.
  4. Immediately after the title, the authors’ names and affiliations should appear. When listing authors from different affiliations, use reference numbers to organize.
  5. Underline the abstract presenter’s name.
  6. When using abbreviations, spell out in full the first mention, followed by the abbreviation in parentheses.
  7. Abstract body should be no longer than 250 words. This will be strictly enforced.
  8. Do not include references in your abstract.
  9. In your abstract, please explain how your research can be translated to improve patient care.
  10. Below your abstract, please show which category your study fits best as shown:
    1. Pilot/exploratory experiments (for study design, hypotheses creation, etc)
    2. Early experiments with well defined objectives/hypotheses
    3. Applied/functional experiments (animal models of disease and in vivo studies, etc)
    4. Phase I/II clinical trials
    5. Phase III trials
  11. Abstract must be submitted via email to in Microsoft Word format.
  12. Indicate in the email message with your submission whether you prefer to give an oral presentation or poster presentation. Due to overwhelming response to Research Day, please note that not everyone will be granted an oral presentation. We have therefore divided the day to have a poster session and an oral session. Those chosen for a poster will have up to $100.00 per poster reimbursed with submission of original receipts.

Agency and Foundation Funding Support

  • Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute
  • BC Cancer Agency
  • BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute
  • Providence Health Care
  • Canadian Institutes of Health Research
  • Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research
  • VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation
  • Canadian Cancer Society
  • Canadian Dermatology Foundation
  • Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council
  • Canadian Chinese Help Care Society
  • British Columbia Professional Fire Fighters’ Burn Fund

2019 Industry Sponsors of Education Grants

  • Abbvie
  • Amgen
  • Celgene
  • Janssen Canada
  • La Roche-Posay
  • LEO Pharma
  • Eli Lilly
  • Novartis
  • Pierre Fabre Dermo-Cosmetique
  • Sanofi Genzyme
  • Valeant Canada

Program and Presentation Abstracts

18th Annual UBC Dermatology Research Day | March 10 , 2018
17th Annual UBC Dermatology Research Day | March 11, 2017
16th Annual UBC Dermatology Research Day | March 19, 2016
15th Annual UBC Dermatology Research Day | March 7, 2015
14th Annual UBC Dermatology Research Day | March 8, 2014
13th Annual UBC Dermatology Research Day | March 9, 2013
12th Annual UBC Dermatology Research Day | March 3, 2012
11th Annual UBC Dermatology Research Day | March 5, 2011
10th Annual UBC Dermatology Research Day | March 20, 2010
9th Annual UBC Dermatology Research Day | March 14, 2009
8th Annual UBC Dermatology Research Day | March 8, 2008
7th Annual UBC Dermatology Research Day | March 3, 2007
6th Annual UBC Dermatology Research Day | Feb. 11, 2006