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Clinical Update Planning Committee (CUPC):
CUPC Co-Chairs

Michael E. Farkouh, MD, MSc, FRCPC, FACC, FAHA
Director, Heart and Stroke Richard Lewar Centre of Excellence, University of Toronto
Peter Munk Chair in Multinational Clinical Trials
Vice-Chair of Research, Department of Medicine and Professor of Medicine, University of Toronto
Co-Chair, Clinical Update Planning Committee, Canada, Heart and Stroke Foundation

Wieslaw Oczkowski, MD, FRCPC
Professor and Academic Head Division of Neurology, McMaster University
Stroke Neurologist, Hamilton Health Sciences

CUPC Members

Jo-Anne Costello RN (EC) NP, MScN, CDE
Adult/Primary Care Provider, Orangeville , Guelph

Elaine Edwards RN, HBScN
Regional Stroke Educator
Northwestern Ontario Regional Stroke Network
Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre

David Engelberg MD, DMD, CCFP
Family Physician, Toronto
Lecturer, Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto

Jan Hoffman RN(EC), NP Adult, MScN
APN in Cardiology, London Health Sciences Centre

Cheryl Jaigobin, MD, FRCPC, MSc
Stroke Neurologist, Krembil Neuroscience Centre, University Health Network

Christopher Johnson MD, FRCP
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, University of Ottawa
Associate Program Director, Core Internal Medicine Residency Training Program

David McCarty MB, BCh, MRCP (UK)
Associate Professor, Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Western University, London, Ontario

Ritesh Mistry MD, CCFP
Fellowship in Hospital Medicine
Hospitalist, William Osler Health Centre
Assistant Clinical Professor, Family Medicine, DeGroote School of Medicine, McMaster University

Tammy Tebbutt RN, MN, CNS
District Stroke Coordinator Waterloo Wellington

Brent D Wolfrom MD, CCFP
Family Physician, Kingston
Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine, Queens University

Conference Faculty

Sean Balmain MBChB, MRCP, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, University of Toronto
Staff Cardiologist, Mount Sinai Hospital
Associate Staff Cardiologist, University Health Network

Paul Dorian MD, FRCPC
Director, Division of Cardiology, St. Michael's Hospital
Professor, University of Toronto

Lorne Gula MD, MSc FRCPC
Director, Arrhythmia Fellowship Training Program, Western University

Gord Guyatt BSc, MD, MSc, FRCPC, OC
Distinguished Professor, Department of Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics, McMaster University 
Joint Member, Department of Medicine, McMaster University
Member, CLARITY (Clinical Advances through Research and Information Translation)

Osama Hamdy MD, PhD, FACE
Medical Director, Obesity Clinical Program,
Director of Inpatient Diabetes Program,
Joslin Diabetes Center,
Harvard Medical School 

Robert Hegele MD, FRCPC
Jacob J. Wolfe Distinguished Medical Research Chair in Human Gene Function;
Martha G. Blackburn Chair in Cardiovascular Research
Director London Regional Genomics Centre
Scientist, Molecular Medicine, Robarts Research Institute
Distinguished University Professor, Departments of Medicine (Division of Endocrinology) and Biochemistry, Western University 

Cheryl Jaigobin MD, FRCPC
Associate Professor, University of Toronto
Neurologist, University Health Network

Danielle Lawrence R.Kin, BSc
Cardiac Rehabilitation Supervisor, Toronto Rehabilitation/University Health Network Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation

Peter Leong-Sit MD, MSc, FRCPC, FHRS
Associate Professor, Western University 
Cardiologist, London Heart Rhythm Program

Maureen Leyser RNEC,BScN , MN
Heart Failure Program , St Mary’s Regional Cardiac Centre

Jennifer Mandzia MD, PhD, FRCPC
Assistant Professor, Western University
Stroke Neurologist, London Health Sciences Centre

Susan Marzolini R.Kin, PhD
Associate, Toronto Rehab/University Health Network Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation

William F McIntyre MD, FRCPC
Clinical and Research Fellow in Hearth Rhythm 
McMaster University

Katherine M. Morrison MD, FRCPC
Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, McMaster University
Medical Director, Metabolism and Health in Children and Youth, 
McMaster Children's Hospital
Co-Director, MAC - Obesity Research Program

Jeff Nagge PharmD, ACPR
Associate Clinical Professor, School of Pharmacy, University of Waterloo

W.J. Oczkowski MD, FRCPC 
Professor and Academic Head Division of Neurology, McMaster University
Stroke Neurologist, Hamilton Health Sciences

Paul Oh MD, MSc, FRCPC
Medical Director, Cardiovascular Disease Prevention and Rehabilitation Program, University Health Network

Kanjana Sashi Perera MD, FRCPC
Assistant Professor, McMaster University
Stroke Neurologist, Hamilton Health Sciences, PHRI Investigator

Jana Pilkey MD, FRCPC
Associate Professor, University of Manitoba
Palliative Care Physician Consultant, Winnipeg Regional Health Authority

Ally Prebtani BScPhm, MD, FRCPC
Professor of Medicine, McMaster University
Internal Medicine, Endocrinology & Metabolism, Hamilton Health Sciences

Dominic Raco MD, FRCPC, FACC
Assistant Clinical Professor, McMaster University
Corporate Chief of Cardiology & Medical Director
Cardiovascular Health System, William Osler Health System

Damian Redfearn MB, ChB, MRCPI, FRCPC 
Heart Rhythm Service, Kingston General Hospital

Cynthia Richard BScPh, PhD
Clinical Lecturer, School of Pharmacy, University of Waterloo

Inge Schabort MB, ChB, CCFP, FCFP
Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine, McMaster University

Mike Sharma MD, MSc, FRCPC
Associate Professor of Medicine (Neurology), McMaster University

Frank L. Silver MD, FRCPC
Professor of Medicine (Neurology), University of Toronto
Medical Director, Toronto West Stroke Network
Medical Director, Ontario Telestroke Program
Adjunct Scientist, Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences

Stuart J. Smith MD, FRCP(c)
Director of Heart Failure Services, Division of Cardiology
Associate Professor, Western University

Grant Stotts MD, FRCPC
Medical Director, Champlain Regional Stroke Network and Ottawa Stroke Program
Assistant Professor, University of Ottawa

Sheldon W. Tobe MD, MScCH (HPTE), FRCPC, FACP, FASH
Professor of Medicine, University of Toronto and Northern Ontario School of Medicine
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Sean Wharton MD, PharmD, FRCPC
Adjunct Professor, McMaster University
Medical Director, Wharton Medical Clinic

Maria Wolfs MD, MHSc, FRCPC
Assistant Professor, University of Toronto
Staff Endocrinologist, St. Michael's Hospital

Eric Yu MD, FRCPC
Professor of Medicine, University of Toronto
Director, Postgraduate Training Program in Adult Cardiology
Associate Director, Echocardiography, University Health Network

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