SkIN Canada


November 2022

Latest news and announcements

Inaugural 2022 Team Development Grants

SkIN Canada has awarded Team Development grants to 9 new multicenter collaborations.
The translational and clinical research projects will study a variety of skin
conditions related to inflammation, wound healing/tissue regeneration/fibrosis,
and cancer

Register for upcoming SkIN Canada Training Workshops

Nov. 24-26, 2022 in Toronto (lunch provided) during the Skin Research Group of Canada Annual Conference

To participate in the Trainee Workshop 2022, please complete the registration form below.

SkIN Canada - Upcoming CIHR-IMHA Grant application

Help shape SkIN Canada activities – complete our brief needs survey

Join the grant application

Mark your calendar

Attend the SkIN Canada breakfast consultation meeting in Toronto on Nov. 26, 2022 (7:15 – 8:25 am) to discuss the grant at the SRGC Annual Conference. RVSP to

Are you a practicing dermatologist in Canada?

You are invited to participate in a SkIN Canada survey to understand current practices regarding allergy testing for adults with atopic dermatitis

If you have any questions about this survey, please contact Karen Lau (

Thank you for your consideration!

Recent SkIN Canada publication

Mirali S, Tang E, Drucker AM, et al. Follow-up of Patients With Keratinocyte Carcinoma: A Systematic Review of Clinical Practice Guidelines. JAMA Dermatol. Published online November 02, 2022. Doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2022.4590

Other news and announcements

Contribute to the SPIRIT-CONSORT reporting guidelines

Endorsed by over half of all medical journals, the SPIRIT and CONSORT Statements help researchers to fully report their trial protocols and results. Co-led by SkIN Canada’s Dr. An-Wen Chan, these guidelines are being updated to reflect new evidence and expert opinions.


Dr. Aaron Drucker awarded the 2022 Rajka Medal from the International Society of Atopic Dermatitis

To learn more about the award, please click below

Rajka medal – ISAD Society

CIHR Institute of Genetics Workshop

CIHR’s Institute of Genetics is planning a zoom workshop on January 30 to discuss best practices in patient engagement in genetics research.

They are looking for patients and caregivers with lived experience of an inherited condition, particularly those who have not been engaged in research before.

CIHR-IMHA Inclusive Research Excellence Prizes

Registration Deadline: January 26, 2023

Thirty-five prizes of $25K will be provided by IMHA to reward completed research relevant to IMHA in the following domains:

      • Research Impact
      • Team Science
      • Open Science
      • Patient Engagement
      • Indigenous Health Research

For general inquiries, please contact

THINC Implementation Science Team Grants

Application Deadline November 29, 2022

Three team grants ($2 million each) will be awarded by CIHR-IMHA to improve our understanding of transformative evidence-informed integrated care policies and interventions for people living with musculoskeletal, skin, and dental conditions. 


2023 France Canada Research Fund

Apply for grants of $8-15K to support researcher mobility for new expert partnerships between France and Canada.

Open Science and WHO: Share your thoughts on reporting clinical trial results in public registries

The World Health Organization’s International Clinical Trials Registry Platform, chaired by SkIN Canada’s Dr. An-Wen Chan, has launched a public consultation on the reporting of study results in clinical trial registries. Deadline: Nov. 11, 2022

CIHR-IMHA Training for patient engagement

Course: A How-to Guide for Patient Engagement in Research

  • Module 1: What is patient engagement?
  • Module 2: The research process: (a) Understanding the research process for patient partners and (b) Supporting patient partners throughout the research process for other members of the research team
  • Module 3: Setting up a research project for successful partnership
  • Module 4: Patient engagement for research teams: (a) Being part of a research team for patient partners and (b) Engaging patients on your research team for other members of the research team

If you have any questions about the training or accessing the modules, please contact and follow @CIHR_IMHA for related announcements!

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