2021 Speakers

Conference Speakers (additional bios will be uploaded as they are received)

Amanda Scollan, MSN, NCMP, NP
Brownstone Midlife Women’s Centre & Pelvic Floor Pathway

Topic: Managing Menopausal Symptoms in Women After Cancer Treatment (considerations and treatment options for women after surgically and/or medically induced menopause associated with cancer treatments)

Amanda completed a Master’s of Science in Nursing from the University of Pennsylvania in 2005. She is certified as a Women’s Health NP through the National Certification Corporation as well as obtained her NAMS Certified Menopause Practitioner designation through the North American Menopause Society. She has extensive experience in Women’s Health including pregnancy and postpartum care, sexual health and contraceptive services, inpatient and outpatient gynecology, pelvic floor dysfunction, and care of midlife women. She is passionate about comprehensive, client-centered care with a focus on how to help clients be their healthiest and feel their best.

Dr. Don McCarville, MD, FRCSC
Saskatchewan Health Authority, Regina Area (Division Lead Vascular Surgery)

Topic: Legology: Arterial and Venous Implications for NP (a synopsis of arterial and venous conditions of the lower extremities for our first line practitioners)

Well travelled in obtaining his medical and surgical education, from Vancouver to Halifax and in between. Vascular surgery became the focus following exposure to extraordinary mentors in this specialty. As a consultant in vascular surgery, a comprehensive knowledge of several areas is important. Dr. McCarville has a specific interest in Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, in addition to the necessary knowledge in arterial aneurysms, complications and treatment of the diabetic extremity, atherosclerotic disease, and venous conditions.

Dr. Garson Chan
Saskatoon Urology Associates

Topic: Urological Pearls and Tips for Primary Care (LUTS, voiding dysfunction, and rUTI)

Dr. Chan completed medical school at the University of Saskatchewan and his urological surgery training at Western University. He pursued additional clinical training in neurourology, reconstruction and functional urology in Melbourne, Australia. He is an assistant professor in the Department of Surgery, with a cross appointment in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Saskatchewan. Dr. Chan has presented at numerous international meetings, co-authored over 50 peer-reviewed articles and abstracts, and serves as a reviewer for several urology journals. Dr. Chan strives for excellence in genitourinary reconstruction, and has performed the first sacral neuromodulation for lower urinary tract dysfunction in Saskatchewan. His other clinical interests also include stricture disease, erectile dysfunction, urinary incontinence, and pelvic organ prolapse.

Dr. Jordan Buchko, MD, FRCSC
Prairie Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine

Topic: Approach to the Assessment of the Shoulder, Hip, and Knee (this presentation will focus on the assessment and diagnostic approach to common conditions of the shoulder, hip, and knee)

Originally from Regina, Dr. Jordan Buchko completed his Medical Degree (2009) and Orthopaedic Surgery Residency (2014) at the University of Saskatchewan, followed by a Reconstructive Arthroscopy Fellowship (2015) at the University of British Columbia. He has been practicing in Regina since September 2015. He is an assistant professor in the Department of Surgery at the University of Saskatchewan, and is the Orthopaedic Surgery Undergraduate Education Director in Regina. He serves as Orthopaedic Surgery consultant for the Saskatchewan Roughrider (CFL) and Regina Thunder (CJFL) football clubs. He has a special interest in arthroscopy and sports medicine, with expertise in the assessment and treatment of shoulder, hip and knee conditions.

Dr. Kevin Hamming

Topic: thyroid

(bio pending)

Lisa Plank, NP
Saskatchewan Health Authority

Topic: pediatric mental health (REACH)

(bio pending)

Marlys LeBras and Taisa Trischuk

Topic: PrEP and HIV

(bios pending)

Dr. Rachel Asiniwasis, Dermatologist, MD, FRCPC, DABD
Origins Dermatology Centre

Topic: Skin Cancer in Saskatchewan: Epidemiology, Diagnosis, Management, Practical Tips and Referral Pathways

Rachel Asiniwasis is a board certified Dermatologist who is currently working in her hometown of Regina, Saskatchewan since graduating the University of Toronto dermatology residency program in 2014. She sees a wide variety of skin conditions and also has outreach clinics to various remote communities around the province.