2023 Conference Speakers

Dr. Alexander Wong, MD, FRCPC

Associate Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases, University of Saskatchewan

2nd Floor Medical Office Wing - ID Clinic, Regina General Hospital

Alex is an infectious disease and addictions medicine physician and clinician-researcher with the Saskatchewan Health Authority and Associate Professor at the University of Saskatchewan. He completed medical school at Western University followed by internal medicine and infectious diseases at the University of Alberta. He has worked full time in Regina's ID Clinic since 2011. Dr. Wong's clinical and research interests focus on chronic viral infections including HIV, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C, particularly in marginalized populations such as persons who are incarcerated and persons with addictions. He provides care in multiple settings including inner-city clinics, Regina Provincial Correctional Center, and Correctional Service of Canada facilities across Saskatchewan. He practices full-scope addictions medicine alongside his HIV and ID practice.

Anastasia Semenova, HBA, LLB, LLL, Legal Counsel, Canadian Nurse Protective Society (CNPS)

Anastasia is a bilingual lawyer with experience in health law, civil litigation and privacy. Anastasia is a member of the Law Society of Ontario.

Dr. Andrea Lavoie, BSc, MD, FPCPC; Associate Professor & Division Head of Cardiology, Regina

Dr. Lavoie's experience and credentials include: Intravascular Ultrasound Research Fellowship, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, USA (2008-2010); Interventional Cardiology Fellowship, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada (2005-2007); Cardiology Residency, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada (2002-2005); Internal Medicine Residency, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada (1999-2002); Doctor of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan (U of S), Saskatoon, Canada (1995-1999); Bachelor of Science Program, Microbiology, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada (1992-1995).

NOTE: Dr. Lavoie's presentation will not be recorded, however, her presentation slides will be shared with delegates

Dr. Angie Machmer, Optometrist, Saskatchewan Association of Optometrists

Dr. Angie Machmer was born and raised in Regina. Dr. Machmer completed three years of undergraduate study in the area of Biology at the University of Regina. She then went on to study Optometry at the University of Waterloo and became a Doctor of Optometry in 2010. At graduation, Dr. Machmer received an award for Excellence in Patient Management. Dr. Machmer loves working with children and patients with special needs. She has found renewed passion for optometry through Vision Therapy and finds it to be an exciting and extremely rewarding part of practice. Dr. Machmer has been on the Saskatchewan Association of Optometrists Council since June 2019.

Dr. Barry Simon, MD, Psychiatrist, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Leadership Sinai Centre for Diabetes

Dr. Barry Simon, MD FRCP, is a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst. He is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto and a Consultant with the Leadership Centre for Diabetes at Mount Sinai Hospital where he improves diabetes adherence in patients with Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes. He has co-authored the Canadian Diabetes Guidelines, Psychological Aspects of Diabetes (2008) and has published on Binge Eating Disorder and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Diabetes Adherence. He presents workshops across Canada and annually at the Canadian Diabetes Association meetings and has presented in the US and Europe. Recently, he has been using spiritually-based methods in his care of patients who struggle with diabetes distress and diabetes adherence.

Jeanie Daku, NP, University of Saskatchewan, SHA

Jeanie Daku is a family Nurse Practitioner working in Kipling, SK. She has had the pleasure of working as an NP since 2007. Jeanie has had the opportunity to partner with the U of S in implementing memory clinics in Kipling and surrounding communities with their multi-disciplinary team.

Dr. Patricia Campbell, SHA

Dr. Patricia Campbell is a family physician at the North Battleford Medical Clinic. She is the palliative lead for North Battleford area (North West). Dr. Campbell graduated in 1992, UCG, National University of Ireland. She holds an MB, Bch, BAO. She also holds an MPH from the University of the Sciences Philadelphia (2014). Dr. Campbell is attached to the University of Saskatchewan Dept. of Family Medicine - faculty at North Battleford training facility. 

Taisa Trischuk, BSP, PharmD, RxFiles Academic Detailing

Taisa Trischuk is an academic detailer and information support pharmacist with RxFiles Academic Detailing at the University of Saskatchewan. She graduated from the College of Pharmacy (U of S) in 2011, as well as the Doctor of Pharmacy Program (U of A) in 2016. Before joining RxFiles in 2018, her pharmacy experience included community practice, medical oncology pharmacy at the Saskatoon Cancer Center and primary care at the Westside Community Clinic Pharmacy. Taisa enjoys the continual learning that her position at the RxFiles brings, while being able to make connections with other health care practitioners in the province.

NOTE: Ms. Trischuk's presentation will not be recorded, however, her presentation slides will be shared with delegates

Dr. Werner Barnard, MBChB, LMCC, MCFP

Dr. Barnard obtained his MB.Ch.B degree from the University of Pretoria in South Africa. He served as a physician in the military, then worked in public healthcare, a hospital belonging to one of the largest gold mining companies, and then in private practice as a general practitioner. He immigrated to Canada in 1998, and worked in a rural town for seven years before establishing a practice focused in Allergy in Regina Saskatchewan, where he hopes to continue serving patients for the next decade or so.

NOTE: Dr. Barnard's presentation will not be recorded nor his presentation slides be shared with delegates

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