SOURCE: Canadian Dermatology Association

Canadian Dermatology Association

April 29, 2016 14:18 ET

MEDIA ADVISORY: OTTAWA -- Melanoma Monday: Dermatologists to Screen MPs, Senators and Staff for Skin Cancer

OTTAWA, ON--(Marketwired - April 29, 2016) - Organized as part of the Canadian Dermatology Association's Sun Awareness Program, members of the CDA Board of Directors and local Ottawa dermatologists and residents will be screening MPs, Senators, and their staff for skin cancer and showing them how to perform self-examinations at home.

Dr. Vince Bertucci, President (ON)
Dr. Mariusz Sapijaszko, President-elect (AB)
Dr. Jennifer Beecker, National Chair, Sun Awareness Program, Board of Directors (ON)
Dr. Irina Turchin, Board of Directors (NB)
Dr. Jillian MacDonald (Ottawa)
Dr. Louis Weatherhead (Ottawa)
Dr. Ivan Litvinov (Ottawa)
Dr. Kerri Purdy (Ottawa)
Dr. Chloé Ward, Dermatology Resident (Ottawa)
Dr. Marie Ève Pinet, Dermatology Resident (Quebec City)
Dr. Genevieve Gavigan, Dermatology Resident (Ottawa)

What: Interview Opportunity

Monday, May 2, 2016
3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Where: Speakers Dining Room, 216-N, Centre Block

Why: To highlight the need for prevention and early detection education


  • Skin cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in Canadians. It is also the most common cancer in the world.
  • It is estimated that in 2015 6,800 Canadians were diagnosed with melanoma.
  • Up to 70% of all melanomas are first identified by the patient themselves (53%) or close family members (17%).

Contact Information

  • For further information:
    Nimmi Sidhu
    Coordinator, Communications
    Office: 613.738.1748 ext. 228
    Cell: 613.797-0743