On October 17, 2023 Lupus Canada was joined by Dr. Pope who discussed vaccines and their importance for people living with lupus.

Janet Pope is a Professor of Medicine and Rheumatologist at the University of Western Ontario, Schulich School of Medicine.  She has published over 600 articles; resulting in several research accolades, but Janet is also a passionate teacher/educator especially in Rheumatoid arthritis, lupus and scleroderma. She developed the CRA summer studentships more than 20 years ago and ran the program for years. The studentships have increased the number of rheumatologists by exposing medical students to rheumatology. She created and has led the Future Leaders in Rheumatology program in 2010; now called the CRA Leadership program (LEAP), which is a needs-based program for early career rheumatologists. She currently co-hosts some of the Around the Rheum podcasts after having been featured as a regular guest. Janet has a social media presence on Twitter (@Janetbirdope) where her #ClinicalPearls have a reputation of teaching physical findings to >16,000 followers. She co-directs the McMaster-Western Residents’ Weekend attracting internal medicine trainees to learn rheumatology. Janet is an invited speaker regularly in many parts of the world due to her dynamic interactive style.

Dr. Pope

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