Planning Committee

Chair:
Scott Wiebe
(swiebe@toh.ca)

Dr. Scott Wiebe completed his MSc in Biophysics before attending the University of Ottawa for medical school and residency training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and certified in Electromyography by the CSCN. He spent a fellowship year in New Zealand under an International Fellowship Grant for New Faculty from the University of Ottawa, with a focus on neurological and community outreach rehabilitation.

Dr. Wiebe’s academic appointment is clinician-teacher at the University of Ottawa. His administrative roles have included a term as Acting Chair of the Division, Division Maintenance of Certification coordinator, PM&R Residency Education Committee member-at-large, Division Finance Committee Chair, and membership on a number of regional and provincial rehabilitation subcommittees.


Pre-conference Workshop chair:
Gerald Wolff
(gwolff@toh.ca)

Dr. Gerald Wolff completed medical school at Queens University, and post graduate training in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at the University of Ottawa. He has been on staff at The Ottawa Hospital since 2009 and works in the EMG lab at the major regional trauma hospital. He is certified in Electromyography by the CSCN and is the founding and sole electromyographer for the Ottawa Peripheral Nerve Trauma Clinic, where he .  Dr. Wolff’s out-patient practice also includes out-patient acute, subacute and chronic MSK medicine. He has been the residency Program Director for the University of Ottawa Physiatry program since 2014.


Neuromuscular Symposium co-chairs:
Sue Dojeiji
(sdojeiji@toh.ca)

Dr. Suzan Dojeiji completed her residency at the Faculty in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in 1998 after obtaining her medical degree from the University of Western Ontario. She also holds a Master’s in Education (Health Professions) from the University of Toronto. Her current clinical focus includes electromyography and the rehabilitation care of people with neuromuscular diseases.

She is a Clinician-Educator with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada where she supports the work of the CanMEDS office and is past Chair of the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Royal College Examination Committee. Her current work with the Royal College is integral to the transition of post-graduate medical training to the Competency-Based Medical Education model. In addition to her academic appointment with the Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Dojeiji is a past Physiatrist-in-Chief at The Ottawa Hospital Rehabilitation Centre and Bruyère Continuing Care, and Chair of the Division of PM&R at The Ottawa Hospital and University of Ottawa.


Anna McCormick
(amccormick@cheo.on.ca)

Dr. Anna McCormick is one of few individuals in Canada who has a dual specialty in Pediatrics and Rehabilitation Medicine. She is the Medical Director of the Rehabilitation Services at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario where she has been in practice for over 20 years. She is a consultant at the Children’s Treatment Center, an Associate Professor with the University of Ottawa and has also developed a fellowship program in Pediatric Rehabilitation. Her research interests include transition to adult care, spasticity management, connecting patients with research through involvement with databases and the use of technology to optimize function.


Rehabilitation Update chair:
Nancy Dudek
(ndudek@toh.ca)

Dr. Nancy Dudek is a Professor in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Ottawa. She received her MD from The University of Western Ontario in 1999. She became a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in 2004 in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. In 2005 she completed a Master of Education program at the University of Toronto.
She has a diverse clinical practice and works at The Ottawa Hospital Rehabilitation Centre, the Ottawa Children’s Treatment Centre and the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario. She focuses on Amputee Rehabilitation, Prosthetics and Orthotics. Dr. Dudek’s academic interests are in Medical Education. Her focus is the assessment of medical students and residents with a particular interest in work based assessment. She holds several grants related to research in this area. Dr. Dudek has served as the University of Ottawa’s undergraduate coordinator for Musculoskeletal Medicine and as the Director for the Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Residency Program. She is the recipient of an Ottawa Hospital Compass Award, the Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada Young Educators Award and the Dr. Meridith Marks Educator Award for Innovation & Scholarship in Medical Education. She currently works as a Clinician Educator for the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.


CBME Workshop chair:
Sue Dojeiji
(sdojeiji@toh.ca)

Dr. Suzan Dojeiji completed her residency at the Faculty in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in 1998 after obtaining her medical degree from the University of Western Ontario. She also holds a Master’s in Education (Health Professions) from the University of Toronto. Her current clinical focus includes electromyography and the rehabilitation care of people with neuromuscular diseases.

She is a Clinician-Educator with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada where she supports the work of the CanMEDS office and is past Chair of the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Royal College Examination Committee. Her current work with the Royal College is integral to the transition of post-graduate medical training to the Competency-Based Medical Education model. In addition to her academic appointment with the Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Dojeiji is a past Physiatrist-in-Chief at The Ottawa Hospital Rehabilitation Centre and Bruyère Continuing Care, and Chair of the Division of PM&R at The Ottawa Hospital and University of Ottawa.


Social program chair:
Vidya Sreenivasan
(vsreenivasan@toh.ca)

Dr. Sreenivasan completed her medical training at Dalhousie University before pursuing Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation residency in Ottawa and a Fellowship in Spinal Cord Injury Medicine at the Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation in New Jersey. She is Medical Director of the Neurospinal Program at The Ottawa Hospital Rehabilitation Centre, treating patients with traumatic and non-traumatic spinal cord injuries in both the inpatient and outpatient settings.

Her research interests include spasticity management and use of exoskeletons. Her academic appointment at the University of Ottawa is as clinician-teacher; she is recognized for her comprehensive teaching about management of neurospinal patients with residents.