"Scleroderma: What You Need to Know"
Janet Pope, MD MPH, FRCPC
Patient Education Forum
Rochester (2016)

This Education Event was co-sponsored with the Scleroderma Society of Ontario

About Dr. Pope:
Dr. Pope is a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Rheumatology and also Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of Western Ontario (UWO), Schulich School of Medicine, London, Ontario, Canada. She is the Division Head in Rheumatology at St. Joseph’s Health Centre, London. Dr. Pope 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 passionate about research, teaching, mentoring and excellent clinical care.

Dr. Pope is a founding member in the Canadian Scleroderma Research Group (CSRG) and Canadian Network for Improved Outcomes in SLE. She is a member of the Scleroderma Clinical Trials Consortium. She chairs both the Canadian Rheumatology Association (CRA) Clinical and Research Summer Studentships and the CRA Scientific Committee. She is on the Scientific Advisory Committee for the CATCH cohort (Canadian Early Arthritis Cohort) and the OBRI (Ontario Biologics Research Initiative). Dr. Pope is on the Editorial Boards of Arthritis & Rheumatology, Journal of Rheumatology, Arthritis Care Research and Nature Reviews Rheumatology. She chairs the Therapeutics Committee for the Ontario Rheumatology Association and is the chair for the Scientific Component of the Annual General Meeting at Western. Dr. Pope also chairs the AMOSO Opportunities Fund grant review committee. She is involved in mentorship both for junior faculty in the Faculty of Medicine, Western and in Rheumatology throughout Canada. She has run the Western-McMaster Resident weekend for more than a decade.

Dr. Pope’s research includes epidemiologic studies in scleroderma, SLE and RA, including outcome measurements, clinical trials and disease manifestations. She has published over 370 peer-reviewed articles, 15 chapters, 500 abstracts and several Cochrane meta-analysis reviews. Dr. Pope was awarded the Lupus Hope Award. She has received the Distinguished Investigator Award from the Canadian Rheumatology Association, Rheumatologist of the Year from the Ontario Rheumatology Association, Department of Medicine Research Achievement Award, and the Dean's Award of Excellence in Research.

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