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Program Chair 

Arnon Cohen, MD, MPH, PhD
Clalit Health Services
Tel Aviv, Israel

Dr. Arnon D. Cohen, MD, MPH, PhD is the head of the Department of Quality Indicators and Research in the Chief Physician's Office at Clalit Health Services (CHS) headquarters. In his previous position in the Health Planning and Policy Division (CHS headquarters) Dr. Cohen carried out an extensive revision of the set of CHS community care quality indicators aimed at including only quality indicators which are explicitly evidence based.  Dr. Cohen has a PhD in epidemiology and is a senior lecturer at Ben-Gurion University.  Dr.Cohen has more than 100 publications in peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Cohen is a board-certified dermatologist in Israel.

Last Updated: Jan 25, 2018

Program Faculty

Robert Bissonnette, MD, MSc
Innovaderm Research Inc
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Dr. Robert Bissonnette graduated in Medicine from the University of Montreal. He completed his residency training in Dermatology at the University of Montreal and his basic and clinical research training at McGill University and the University of British Columbia. Dr. Bissonnette is Board certified in Dermatology and was Associate Professor of Dermatology at the University of Montreal until 2004. He is the president of Innovaderm Research a CRO specializing in the design, conduct and analysis of clinical trials in various areas of Dermatology. He published more than 100 articles and book chapters and gives lectures on various aspects of Dermatology at various national and international meetings

Last Updated: Jan 25, 2018

Jenny Murase, MD
University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Palo Alto Medical Foundation
San Francisco, California, United States

Dr. Jenny Murase is Associate Clinical Professor of Dermatology at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and Director of Medical Consultative Dermatology, Palo Alto Medical Foundation in Mountain View, California. Dr. Murase is the co-Editor in Chief of the International Journal of Women’s Dermatology, the Secretary and Governance Council Chair of the Women's Dermatologic Society, the Chair of the Contact Allergen Management Program Optimization Task Force, and an Executive Board Member of the American Contact Dermatitis Society. She has served as the Chair of the San Francisco Dermatological Society for the past 7 years, representing Northern California on the American Academy of Dermatology Advisory Board. A founding member of the AAD Women’s Health Resource Group, Dr. Murase has served on the Executive Board of the Women’s Dermatologic Society and the AAD Council on Education and Maintenance of Certification. She has also served as Co-Chair for Pregnancy-Related Issues in Dermatology for the World Congress of Dermatology, the European Academy of Dermatology and Venerology, and as Course Director for 18 AAD meetings from 2009 to 2018, directing symposia on women’s health therapeutics. Dr. Murase has delivered more than 120 regional, national and international lectures on topics in the field of medical dermatology. Voted by UCSF residents as the best dermatology instructor among the adjunct clinical faculty in the department in 2010, she has authored or co-authored more than 90 book chapters and peer-reviewed articles and actively reviews for 10 major dermatology journals.

Last Updated: Dec 20, 2018

Jashin J. Wu, MD
Dermatology Research and Education Foundation
Irvine, California, United States

Jashin J. Wu, M.D.,  is Founder and Course Director of the San Diego Dermatology Symposium on September 11-13, 2020 and Founder and CEO of the  Dermatology Research and Education Foundation.  In his 15 years of clinical practice, he has treated over 1500 psoriasis patients, of which over 1000 received an oral agent, biologic, or phototherapy.  He is a past Medical Board member of the National Psoriasis Foundation and a Councilor for the International Psoriasis Council.   He serves on the American Academy of Dermatology/NPF psoriasis guidelines committee, which published updated psoriasis guidelines in 2019-2020.  He is editor or co-editor for 7 books which include Therapy for Severe Psoriasis, 1st edition, 2016; Clinical Cases in Psoriasis, 1st edition; Mild-To-Moderate Psoriasis, 3rd edition, 2014; Moderate-To-Severe Psoriasis, 4th edition, 2014.  He is associate editor for the 4th edition of Comprehensive Dermatologic Drug Therapy published in March 2020.   He has written over  350  Pubmed articles, of which over  250  are about psoriasis.  He is Past President of the Los Angeles Metropolitan Dermatological Society,  Board Member of the California Society of Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery (CalDerm), and Board Member of the Pacific Dermatology Association.  Dr. Wu has given over 140 psoriasis lectures at medical conferences and dermatology departments/divisions in 11 countries.  

Last Updated: Aug 28, 2020

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