Clinical Trials

What is a Clinical Trial?

A clinical trial is a special type of clinical study, like an experiment, that investigates the safety and effectiveness of a drug using human volunteers. All drugs have to pass many phases of clinical trials before they can be prescribed by a doctor. Clinical trials can only be conducted if they have been reviewed and approved by Health Canada and a local ethics committee.


How do I get involved in Clinical Trials?

If you are afflicted with a skin condition that our Dermatologists are investigating, you can reach out to our Research Department to schedule an assessment. If you agree to participate in a clinical trial, you will be asked to attend scheduled visits, take prescribed medication, and sometimes answer questions about your health at home.


How do I qualify for a Clinical Trial?

If you have been diagnosed with any of the below-listed conditions and your regular therapy is not working or you would like a second opinion, contact our Research Department to schedule an assessment.

  1. Eczema
  2. Psoriasis
  3. Cold-Induced Urticaria (hives brought on by cold weather/temperature)
  4. Palmoplantar Pustulosis (the appearance of small, water-filled blisters on your palms and soles of your feet).
  5. Hidradenitis Suppurativa (boils and sores under your arms and groin that won’t go away).

Research Coordinator contact information
Email:; Phone: 587-487-0187