“Scleroderma Symptom Management"
Janet Pope. MD
Patient Educational Forum, Niagara Falls NY
(co-sponsored with the Scleroderma Society of Ontario)
August 9, 2014
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About Dr. Pope:
Dr. Janet Pope is a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Rheumatology as well as Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of Western Ontario, Schulich School of Medicine, London, Ontario, Canada. She is the Division Head in Rheumatology at St. Joseph’s Health Centre, London. She obtained her MD, and Fellowship in Internal Medicine at UWO and a Fellowship in Rheumatology and Masters of Public Health were acquired at Boston University. She then completed a Canadian Arthritis Society Research Fellowship in scleroderma. She is a founding member of the Canadian Scleroderma Research Group (CSRG) and is Vice President of CaNIOS (Canadian Network for Improved Outcomes in SLE). She is an executive of the Canadian Rheumatology Research Consortium (CRRC), contributes to Advisory Boards (in scleroderma, RA and lupus), and is a member of the Scleroderma Clinical Trials Consortium and CAN (Canadian Arthritis Network). She chairs both the Canadian Rheumatology Association Clinical and Research Summer Studentships. She is on the Scientific Advisory Committee for the CATCH cohort (Canadian Early Arthritis Cohort) and for the OBRI (Ontario Biologics Research Initiative). She regularly answers website questions for Lupus Ontario (as a medical advisor) and was awarded the Lupus Hope Award for her contributions. Her research includes epidemiologic studies in scleroderma, SLE and RA, including outcome measurements, clinical trials and disease manifestations. She has published more than 200 peer-reviewed articles as well as numerous chapters, abstracts and Cochrane meta-analysis reviews. Dr. Pope is also a mentor for students and trainees.