SOURCE: Canadian Dermatology Association

July 16, 2015 15:35 ET

MEDIA ADVISORY: Public Skin Cancer Screening at the Vancouver Aquatic Centre on Saturday, July 18th as Part of the Canadian Dermatologist Associations Sun Awareness Program

VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwired - July 16, 2015) - Organized as part of the Canadian Dermatology Association’s Sun Awareness Program, Vancouver dermatologists and residents will be hosting a free public skin cancer screening clinic at the Vancouver Aquatic Centre. This will educate individuals on the importance of early detection and prevention of all skin cancers and demonstrate how to conduct an at home self-exam.

Who:
Dr. Jason Rivers, Vancouver Dermatologist, Canadian Dermatology Association
Dr. Marcie Ulmer, Vancouver Dermatologist, Canadian Dermatology Association
Dr. Jessica Fudge, Dermatology Resident, Canadian Dermatology Association
Dr. Bez Toosi, Dermatology Resident, Canadian Dermatology Association
Dr. Danny Guo, Dermatology Resident, Canadian Dermatology Association
Dr. Saud Alobaida, Dermatology Resident, Canadian Dermatology Association
Dr. Boluwaji Ogunyemi, Dermatology Resident, Canadian Dermatology Association
Dr. Marisa Ponzo, Dermatology Resident, Canadian Dermatology Association

What:
Skin cancer screening and early detection awareness event
Interview and Photo Opportunity

When:
Saturday, July 18th, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Where:
Vancouver Aquatic Centre – 1050 Beach Ave.

Why:
To help generate awareness about the importance of early detection by conducting regular at-home self-examinations.

Background:

  • Skin cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in Canadians. It is also the most common cancer in the world.
  • 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
    Communications Coordinator
    Phone: 613-738-1748 ext. 228
    nsidhu@dermatology.ca