Einstein/Montefiore Department of Medicine

Grand Rounds

Understanding Drug Eruptions

Einstein/Montefiore Department of Medicine Grand Rounds

Thursday, February 07, 2013

8:00 AM: Forchheimer Medical Science Building 3rd Fl Lecture Hall

Speaker & Info

Neil H. Shear, MD, FRCPC, FACP
Professor & Chief of Dermatology
Professor of Medicine, Pharmacology
Pediatrics and Pharmacy
University of Toronto, Canada

Dr. Neil Shear has conducted clinical trials in dermatology, from first in human early pharmacology studies to large randomized trials of novel therapeutics. He has served on and chaired international Data Safety Monitoring Boards. His research has been funded by numerous peer-reviewed agencies and the pharmaceutical industry. His main interest is in idiosyncratic drug reactions that involve the skin. He has published more than 300 peer reviewed papers and numerous chapters and abstracts. His clinical interests are diverse, from rosacea and camouflage makeup to autoimmune blistering diseases and drug reactions. 

Dr. Shear is a past president of the Canadian Society for Clin ical Pharmacology and a recipient of the society’s Distinguished Serv ice Award. He is the Chair of the Canadian Professors of Dermatology, and President of the Canadian Dermatology Foundation. He was the founding edi tor of the Canadian Journal of Clinical Pharmacology and has served on the editorial boards of the Archives of Dermatology, Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, the Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery, a nd Journal Watch Dermatology. He is currently on the editorial boards of D rug Safety and the American Journal of Clinical Dermat ology.

Dr. Shear joined the staff of Sunnybrook Hospital in 1984 and is now the Head of Dermatology at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centr e, and the Director of the University of Toronto Dermatology Division. He f ounded the Drug Safety Clinic at Sunnybrook in 1985, and was the foundin g chair of CADRAC, the Canadian Adverse Drug Reaction Advisory Committee of Health Ca nada. 

Dr. Neil Shear is Professor and Chief of Dermatology at the University of Toronto Medical School. He graduated with a degree in Engineering Science from the same university in 1973 and a medi cal degree from McMaster University in 1976. He completed training in In ternal Medicine and Dermatology, both recognized by the Royal College o f Physicians of Canada and the American Boards, and a research fellows hip in Clinical Pharmacology, supported by the Medical Research Council of Canada, at the Hospital for Sick Children i n Toronto. 

After attending this activity, pa rtici pants will:

  1. Improve diagnostic accuracy of drug reactions usin g Shear’ s Diagnostic Triangle
  2. Appreciate the potential role of genomic testing to assi st in risk management
  3. Appreciate the utility of the dermatologis t in guiding diagnos is and inves tigations
Accreditation: Albert Einstein Coll ege of Medicine of Yeshiva University designates this live educational a ctivity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians sh ould claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participat ion in the ac tivity.
 
Albert Einstein College of Me dicine of Yeshiva University is accredited by the Accreditation Council f or Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical educat

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