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Around the Rheum is the official podcast of the Canadian Rheumatology Association. Our goal is to share a Canadian perspective within the world of rheumatology through stories, in-depth subject matter features, clinical advice, interviews and more.

Around the Rheum is the official podcast of the Canadian Rheumatology Association. Our goal is to share a Canadian perspective within the world of rheumatology through stories, in-depth subject matter features, clinical advice, interviews and more.

Location:

Canada

Description:

Around the Rheum is the official podcast of the Canadian Rheumatology Association. Our goal is to share a Canadian perspective within the world of rheumatology through stories, in-depth subject matter features, clinical advice, interviews and more.

Twitter:

@crascrrheum

Language:

English

Contact:

(905) 952-0698


Episodes

Episode 21 - Ask the Expert with Janet Pope: Mentors

5/6/2022
There are few people in our lives that have as big an impact on our careers as mentors. So, in this episode, we're thrilled to have Dr. Janet Pope back to discuss the importance of the mentor-mentee relationship in Rheumatology. Daniel and Janet discuss the benefits - and occasional challenges - of mentorships, as well as the mentors who have made a difference in their lives, how best to find and connect with a mentor early in your career, who the right mentor is for you, the difference...

Duration:00:31:41

Episode 20 - Virtual Care Has Gone Viral

3/25/2022
In this special Virtual Care episode of Around the Rheum, host Daniel Ennis is joined by Brent Ohata and Tommy Gerschman, two of the leading advocates for telehealth in Rheumatology. They discuss the pre-COVID-19 use of virtual care, how rheumatologists made the quick pivot to virtual care when the pandemic hit, why video is better than phone, why virtual care is a good fit for patients and doctors in many instances, and what its limitations are and why it isn’t going away anytime...

Duration:00:35:31

Episode 19 - Ask the Expert with Janet Pope - Scleroderma Part II

2/18/2022
In this follow-up to the last episode on diagnosing and investigating scleroderma with veteran Rheumatologist Dr. Janet Pope, Daniel and Janet discuss her pearls on scleroderma management. The questions they explore include when and how to treat skin disease, how to manage scleroderma renal crisis, GERD, dysphagia, and lung disease. If you have any questions you'd like to ask in our possible upcoming "Ask the Expert" episodes on Sjogren's Disease, Psoriatic Arthritis, Myositis,...

Duration:00:46:42

Episode 18 - Ask the Expert with Janet Pope - Scleroderma Part 1

1/28/2022
In this latest fascinating and informative episode of Ask the Expert with veteran Rheumatologist Dr. Janet Pope, Daniel and Janet dive into the first of a two-parts series on scleroderma, focusing here on diagnosis and investigations. The questions they explore include what differentiates limited and diffuse scleroderma and why that matters, the concept of very early diagnosis of scleroderma, the role of the 15% rule, and many more! Our listener questions this episode come from two...

Duration:00:46:42

Episode 17 - Indigenous Health Part 2 with Dr Lindsay Crowshoe

12/17/2021
Description: In this second part of our special series on Indigenous Health in Canada, we are joined by Dr. Lindsay Crowshoe, a primary care physician in Calgary and a member of the Piikani First Nation. He and guest host, UBC Rheumatologist Dr. Raheem Kherani, discuss ways doctors can make their practices more welcoming to Indigenous patients, the importance of understanding the impacts of colonization on Indigenous people, and why the healthcare system is often not seen as a place of...

Duration:00:32:50

Episode 16 - Ask the Expert with Dr Janet Pope: Lupus

11/12/2021
Description: In this latest installment of Around the Rheum’s “Ask the Expert” segment, Dr. Janet Pope takes questions from host Dr. Daniel Ennis and you, our listeners, on the diagnosis and treatment of Lupus. Topics include: what constitutes a lupus-related rash, when do oral and nasal ulcers matter, differentiating between pathologic and normal hair loss, hydroxychloroquine and the risk of long QT syndrome, low dose steroids, and more! Thanks to Dr. Juan Antonio Aviña-Zubieta,...

Duration:00:34:22

Episode 15 - Les comorbidités dans la polyarthrite rhumatoïde : une préoccupation croissante chez les rhumatologues / Comorbidities in rheumatoid arthritis: A growing concern among rheumatologists

10/8/2021
Titre: Episode 15 - Les comorbidités dans la polyarthrite rhumatoïde : une préoccupation croissante chez les rhumatologues Title: Comorbidities in rheumatoid arthritis: A growing concern among rheumatologists Description: Dans ce premier épisode en français du balado Autour de la rhumato, notre animateur, le Dr Allard-Chamard aborde avec le Dr Louis Bessette de l’Université Laval la question des comorbidités dans l’arthrite rhumatoïde. Cette discussion pratique vise à bien...

Duration:01:00:52

Episode 14 - Ask the Expert with Dr Janet Pope: Early Arthritis

8/20/2021
Description: In this next installment of Around the Rheum’s new “Ask the Expert” segment, Dr. Janet Pope takes questions from host Dr. Daniel Ennis and from our listeners on the diagnosis and treatment of Early Arthritis. Thanks to Dr. Andrea Johnson, University of Alberta Rheumatology Resident, for sending in questions for this week's Episode. You, too, can have your question featured on an episode of Around the Rheum! To ask questions for our upcoming "Ask the Expert" segments on Lupus...

Duration:00:36:47

Episode 13 - Indigenous Health with Dr. Cheryl Barnabe

7/23/2021
Description: In this Indigenous Health episode of "Around the Rheum," our host Dr Daniel Ennis hands the mics to colleagues Dr. Brent Ohata of UBC and Dr. Cheryl Barnabe of the University of Calgary. In this smart, thoughtful conversation, Brent and Cheryl talk about Cheryl's experiences working in and with Indigenous communities, how she has learned to adapt how she practices to achieve better outcomes, the importance of outreach to Indigenous patients, the ongoing impact of systemic...

Duration:00:29:18

Episode 12 - Ask the Expert with Dr Janet Pope: Raynaud’s

6/18/2021
Description: Dr. Janet Pope returns! In this second episode of Around the Rheum’s new “Ask the Expert” segment, Dr. Janet Pope, one of Canada’s most eminent rheumatologists takes questions from host Dr. Daniel Ennis and from you, our listeners. This episode's topic is Raynaud’s. In Daniel’s words: “The more Raynaud's I see, the more questions I have about Raynaud’s. And the more I read about it, the more I wonder if I am over- or under-diagnosing it.” Thanks to those who sent in questions...

Duration:01:42:47

Episode 11 - Ask the Expert with Dr Janet Pope: Methotrexate

5/14/2021
Description: On this first episode of our new Around the Rheum segment, "Ask the Expert," we are thrilled to be joined by one of Canada’s most eminent clinicians, teachers, and researchers: Dr. Janet Pope. In this fascinating discussion, Dr. Pope takes questions from our host Dr. Daniel Ennis and from you, our listeners, about one of the most basic tools in our rheumatology arsenal: methotrexate. Thanks to those who sent in questions for this episode: Dr. Drew Bowie, Rheumatology Fellow at...

Duration:00:43:55

Episode 10 - Cassie & Friends: The Patient Experience During the Pandemic

4/16/2021
Description: In this episode of 'Around the Rheum,' host Dr. Daniel Ennis and Jennifer Wilson of Cassie + Friend's discuss the impact of the pandemic from the pediatric patient perspective. Bios: Jennifer Wilson is Executive Director of Cassie + Friend's, a patient and parent-led advocacy group for children with rheumatologic disorders. Dr. Daniel Ennis is a Rheumatologist and Vasculitis Specialist at the University of British Columbia. Around the Rheum is produced by the Canadian...

Duration:01:33:27

Episode 9 - Head of the Rheum - A Chat with the CEO about the CRA's role in the COVID-19 response

3/19/2021
Description: In this episode of 'Around the Rheum,' host Daniel Ennis chats with the CEO of the Canadian Rheumatology Association (CRA), Ahmad Zbib, about the role our organization has played so far in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. From developing CRA position statements to pivoting our Annual Scientific Meeting to a virtual platform to supporting our members through the transition, the CRA has been there every step of the way. Bios: Dr. Ahmad Zbib has been the CEO of the CRA since...

Duration:00:16:58

Episode 8 - A Chat with Ron and Ross - Two Pediatric Rheumatology Legends

12/11/2020
Description: In this episode of 'Around the Rheum,' host Daniel Ennis chats with Canada's own Dr. Ron Laxer and Dr. Ross Petty, two of the world's most distinguished experts in pediatric rheumatology. Ron and Ross reflect on their careers, lessons learned and taught, how much has changed over time in their profession, and what the future may hold. Bios: Dr. Ron Laxer is a Staff Rheumatologist at the Hospital for Sick Children and a Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine at the...

Duration:00:39:27

Episode 7 - The Ultrasound Rheum: Diagnosis and Management of Large Vessel Vasculitis

11/10/2020
“...The ultrasound is a very good tool because it’s accessible, it's… not expensive, it’s non-invasive; you can get an answer right away.” -Dr. Jean-Paul Makhzhoum, University of Montreal “The technology we have now is fantastic. We have much better resolution in seeing the things we need to see. I think where the training really comes in is being able to interpret the scan and to be confident in what we are seeing.” -Dr. Mohammad (Mo) Bardi, University of British...

Duration:00:22:30

Episode 6 - Changing Rheums - Rheumatology Training and COVID-19

10/16/2020
“We were all basically on call to be called to a COVID ward, to internal medicine or intensive care. So we were in survival mode for that next step.” - Dr. Peter van Stolk In this special “Around the Rheum” series, UBC’s Dr Daniel Ennis explores the many ways that the COVID-19 pandemic has affected our colleagues and patients across the country. In this episode he is joined by two Rheumatology Fellows, Dr. Azin Ahrari and Dr. Peter van Stolk, to learn about the impact of the virus on...

Duration:00:19:48

Episode 5 - Let Us Take You to CanRIO - The Canadian Research Group of Rheumatology in Immuno-Oncology

9/11/2020
A new class of medications, Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors, have revolutionized the treatment of various forms of cancer by harnessing the immune system fight to these diseases. Unfortunately, these powerful drugs are sometimes associated with the development of autoimmune toxicities, otherwise known as immune-related adverse events (irAE). Enter rheumatology! Join Daniel Ennis as he talks with two of the founding members of the Canadian Research Group of Rheumatology in Immuno-Oncology...

Duration:00:25:32

Episode 4 - Rheum on the Wards - Two Rheumatologists’ Experiences Working on the COVID-19 Wards in Montreal, QC.

8/13/2020
In this episode, we talk to two Rheumatologists in Montreal, the epicenter of the pandemic in Canada. Listen in on a discussion about their experiences as they set aside their practices to help on the COVID-19 wards of the Jewish General Hospital. Join our host, Dr. Daniel Ennis, as we unpack this subject within the context of the current pandemic. Note: This episode was originally recorded on 6/9/2020, prior to more extensive research on plaquenil being available. About our...

Duration:00:18:35

Episode 3 - PIMS and the Paediatric COVID-19 Experience

6/12/2020
Over the next few months, the CRA’s Around the Rheum podcast will be exploring Canadian perspectives of COVID-19 and how it has affected different groups. Description: On May 6, 2020, The Lancet published a case series of 8 paediatric patients with a hyperinflammatory shock syndrome. Since then, similar cases have been documented throughout Europe, the United States, and now in Canada. In this episode, Dr. Marie-Paule Morin guides us through the evolving literature around a new clinical...

Duration:00:17:44

Episode 2 - Academic or Community

5/29/2020
In this episode, our host Dr. Daniel Ennis is joined by Dr. Michelle Teo and Dr. Janet Pope in a discussion about the merits as well as the pitfalls of the two main streams in rheumatology, community or academic.Our guests offer their expert perspectives on a career choice that many young rheumatologists and trainees can find extremely challenging. Dr. Teo is a rheumatologist and clinical Instructor with the University of British Columbia. She is in private practice in Penticton, BC. Dr....

Duration:00:47:23