Our Keynote Speakers
Dr. Joanne Man-Wai Ho
MD, FRCPC, MSC
Joanne Ho is an internist, geriatrician and clinical pharmacologist who researches adverse drug events in the older individual using observational research and systematic review methodologies. She attended the University of British Columbia for her medical undergraduate degree and then completed residencies in internal medicine, geriatric medicine and clinical pharmacology at the University of Toronto. Her Masters of Science was completed at the Institute for Health Policy, Management and Evaluation during which time she participated in the Department of Medicine Eliot Phillipson Clinician Scientist Training Program at the University of Toronto. Joanne Ho recently completed a research fellowship with the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute through the University of Toronto Division of Geriatric Medicine and she is also an examiner with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada for Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology. Joanne Ho is currently affiliated with Grand River Hospital and recently joined the Department of Medicine at McMaster University as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Geriatric Medicine. She is piloting GeriMedRisk, a geriatric pharmacology consultation and knowledge translation service for clinicians in the Waterloo-Wellington Region.
Dr. Thomas Hupel
MD, MSC, FRCS(C)
Dr. Hupel obtained an undergraduate Honours of Bachelor of Science degree and a Masters of Science degree from McMaster University in the field of molecular biology. Thereafter he entered the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto. After graduating from the MD program with honours, he completed a residency in orthopaedic surgery through the Department of Surgery at the University of Toronto. Dr. Hupel then completed a post graduate Fellowship at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto. Working under the supervision of Dr. James Waddell, Dr. Emil Schemitsch and Dr. Michael Mckee he received subspecialty training in the fields of orthopaedic trauma, and upper and lower extremity joint reconstruction.
Dr. Hupel relocated to the Kitchener-Waterloo area in 1999 and is presently in independent practice with subspecialty interests including primary and revision arthroplasty of the lower extremity as well as an interest in shoulder arthroscopy and shoulder arthroplasty. Dr. Hupel became the Regional Educational Leader for undergraduate orthopaedic education at the Waterloo Campus in 2012.