James Kim, MBBCh, PgDip(Diabetes), General Practitioner with special interest diabetes, chronic migraine, and BED Vineyard Medical Clinic, Calgary, Clinical Assistant Professor in Dept of Family Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta
Dr James Kim is a general practitioner working in Calgary, with special interest in chronic diseases especially in diabetes, chronic migraine and binge eating disorder. He works as a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Calgary, Department of Family Medicine. He holds number of positions within Diabetes Canada including steering committee member of the Clinical Practice Guideline, and a co-chair of primary care interest group. He is a board member of Respiratory Medicine group within College of Family Physicians of Canada.
MD, FRCPC, FACE, CCD, ECNU, DABIM, DABOM
Akshay Jain MD, FRCPC, FACE, CCD, ECNU, DABIM, DABOM, Endocrinologist, Surrey, British Columbia, Clinical Instructor in Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Columnist, Medscape Diabetes and Endocrinology
Dr. Akshay Jain is the first Canadian physician to be triple board-certified by the American Boards in Endocrinology, Internal Medicine and Obesity Medicine. He is founding President of the Canadian Chapter of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists. He is passionate about medical education and has spoken at over 600 CME events and is also a columnist for Medscape Diabetes and Endocrinology. He has been involved in several clinical trials in the diabetes, obesity and dyslipidemia
Dr Kapil Bhangirath
BCs(Hon), MD, FRCP (C), FACC, FASE Cardiologist
Dr Kapil Bhangirath BCs(Hon), MD, FRCP (C), FACC, FASE, Cardiologist, Clinical Associate Professor in Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Fraser Health General Cardiology lead, Surrey, British Columbia
Dr Kapil Bhangirath is a Cardiologist from Surrey, BC, specializing in clinical hypertension and has received Advanced Echocardiography fellowship training from Mayo Clinic. He is also a current lead cardiologist for Fraser Health Authority, and a Clinical Assistant Professor at University of British Columbia. He has been involved with numerous trials, being Principal investigator in some of them. He has won many awards during his medical training, and also as a cardiologist, where some of them were related to a medical education.
Dr Shahebina Walji
Dr Shahebina Walji, MD, CCFP, Family Physician with special interest in weight management, Calgary Weight Management Centre – Medical Director, Clinical Assistant Professor in Dept of Family Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta
Dr Shahebina Walji is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine, University of Calgary, and a Diplomate of American Board of Obesity Medicine. She is a medical director of Calgary Weight Management Centre, providing comprehensive, evidence-based care to the patients. She was previously Co-Chairperson for the Calgary Chapter of Obesity Canada, and is currently a Scientific Committee Member for the national Obesity Canada organization. Dr. Walji is a co-author for the Primary Care Chapter of the Canadian Adult Obesity Clinical Practice Guidelines
Dr Farnaz Amoozegar
MD, MSc, FRCPC
Dr Farnaz Amoozegar, MD, MSc, FRCPC, Neurologist with subspecialty in headache, Clinical Assistant Professor in Dept of Neurology, University of Calgary and Hotchkiss Brain Institute, Calgary Headache Assessment and Management Program, Calgary, Alberta
Dr. Amoozegar is a neurologist and clinical assistant professor at the University of Calgary. After completing her neurology residency, she returned to Calgary to complete subspecialty training in Headache and Facial Pain. Her interest in interest in clinical research led her to complete a Masters Degree in Clinical Epidemiology. Currently, Dr. Amoozegar practices as a neurologist and headache subspecialist at the University of Calgary and the Calgary Headache Assessment and Management Program, while being heavily involved with numerous clinical trials.
Dr Alan Kaplan
MD, CCFP (EM)
Dr Alan Kaplan, MD, CCFP (EM), Family Physician with special interest in respiratory and pain medicine, York Region, ON
Dr Alan Kaplan is an internationally renown family physician from York region, ON, with special interest in respirology medicine. He is the current chair of Family Physician Airway Group of Canada, and past chair of numerous national and international organizations and conferences. He has been a member of numerous advisory committee for the government organizations such as Health Canada, Public Health Agency of Canada, and Health Quality Ontario. He is the sole author of the current Canadian Sinusitis guidelines, and have contributed to national guidelines including asthma, COPD, and H. pylori.
Dr Rob Hauptman
BMCs, MD, MCFP
Dr Rob Hauptman, BMCs, MD, MCFP, Family Physician with special interest in respirology and pain medicine, St Albert, Alberta
Dr Rob Hauptman is a family physician from St Albert, Alberta, and a Clinical Assistant Professor in Department of Family Medicine, University of Alberta, who is a nationally recognized medical educator. He has served as a President of the Pain Society of Alberta, as well as Alberta Medical Association Section of Chronic Pain. He was a past chief of Sturgeon General Hospital in Department of Family Medicine. Currently, he serves as a Secretary Treasurer of the Family Medicine Airway Group of Canada. Dr Hauptman has been very active in medical educations especially in the field of respiratory and chronic pain medicine.
BSc, Biol, CDE, CPT
Rick Siemens, BSc, Biol, CDE, CPT, Clinical Pharmacist with special interest in diabetes and travel medicine, Lethbridge, Alberta
Rick Siemens is clinical pharmacist with special interest in diabetes and travel medicine in Lethbridge, Alberta. Rick championed the expanded role of pharmacists through his work as the President of the Alberta College of Pharmacists in 2009 and he celebrated being among the first 15 pharmacists in Canada to be granted additional prescribing authorization in 2007. Rick was awarded the Southern Alberta Health Professional of the Year by the CDA in 2007. He is the first pharmacist appointed to the Diabetes Canada Clinical Practice Guidelines Steering committee and co-authored chapter 9, Monitoring Glycemic Control, in the 2018 Clinical Practice Guidelines.
Sharon Parmar, RNBN, Registered Nurse with special interest in diabetes, Calgary, Alberta
Sharon Parmar is a Registered Nurse working with Mosaic Primary Care Network as a chronic disease management nurse. Sharon’s background in nursing consists of a strong focus on primary health care, geriatrics, as well as mental health. Her biggest strength lies with educating and empowering the patients to take control of their health.
She is a member of the organizing committee for the annual 2020 Diabetes Canada Professional Conference.
Dr Arjun Rash
BSc, MD, MS, FRCP
Dr Arjun Rash, BSc, MD, MS, FRCP, Clinical Allergist and Immunologist, Calgary, Alberta
Dr Arjun Rash is a clinical allergist and immunologist in Calgary, Alberta. He received his medical degree from the University of Calgary, being a co-chief resident in Internal Medicine, and received his further fellowship training in Allergy&Immunology at McGill University. He has also received a Master’s degree from Georgetown University, Washington DC. Currently, he is working in an extremely busy practice and has been very active in medical educations for the primary care providers.