Dr. Jane Schulz
Urogynecologist, Royal Alexandra Hospital
Dr. Jane Schulz is a urogynecologist at the Royal Alexandra Hospital, Edmonton and an Associate Professor with the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Alberta. In this setting, Dr. Schulz has a large clinical practice and is involved in the ongoing teaching of medical students, residents, physicians in the community, and allied health professionals. She also coordinated the Student Internship Program at the Royal Alexandra Hospital for two years and is the Resident Research Director. Dr. Schulz has published numerous scientific articles and authored four book chapters in medical texts. Actively involved in ongoing clinical research, her findings have been presented at national and international scientific meetings. Her special interests include urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, prevention of pelvic floor dysfunction and the role of collagen in pelvic floor dysfunction.
Physiotherapist, Royal Alexandra Hospital
Dianna MacDonald is a senior practice physiotherapist for Women’s Health, New Born Medicine and Pediatrics at the Royal Alexandra Hospital, and is an Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Alberta. She works as a member of a multi-disciplinary out-patient clinic that treats incontinence and pelvic pain in women and men. Actively involved in education, Dianna has participated in numerous courses, workshops as well as national and international conferences. She is the author of “In Control Again”, a patient workbook addressing re-education of the pelvic floor. She has also contributed to public education and awareness of incontinence and menopause and has co-produced a video titled “Electrical Stimulation and the Treatment of Incontinence”.
Dr. Lesley Carr
Urologist, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Dr. Lesley Carr received her medical degree from the University of Toronto and has been a consultant staff urologist since 1996 at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. She is also an Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery at the University of Toronto. From 2001 to 2004, Dr. Carr held the position of Medical Director, Women’s Pelvic Health Centre at Sunnybrook. She is actively involved in the training of medical students and surgical residents at the University of Toronto. In addition to maintaining a busy medical practice, her research interests include the study of bladder dysfunction and incontinence, interstitial cystitis and urinary tract infections.
Nurse Continence Advisor, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Fran Stewart, Nurse Continence Advisor, is a committed educator in the field of pelvic floor disorders including incontinence. Her interest and involvement with incontinence developed out of the realization that many people thought this condition was “normal”. Fran and her health care team often see over 30 new bladder patients per week to determine a correct diagnosis and help ensure patients receive the right treatment and care for incontinence problems. Currently Vice President of the Urology Nurses of Canada for Central Canada, she joined this organization to help integrate the fields of urology and urogynecology and to actively promote incontinence awareness among patients and physicians. Highly regarded for her personal approach to addressing concerns on incontinence, Fran is often referred to as the “Bladder Queen”, a term that accurately describes her dedication to this field.
Dr. Marie-Paule Jammal
Urologist, Cité-de-la-Santé Hospital
Dr. Marie-Paule Jammal, trained in Montreal, is a urologist at the Cité-de-la-Santé Hospital in Laval, Québec. An active community urologist, she is also the current President of the Québec Urological Association’s (QUA) Continuing Medical Education Committee. A member of the QUA education committee since 2000, the QUA board since 2001, Dr. Jammal has also been a member of the examination committee for the Québec College of Physicians. Dr. Jammal participates in many clinical trials, and as such maintains an active participation in scientific programs of various kinds. She is member of the Surgical Acts Surveillance Committee in her hospital.
Nurse Continence Advisor, Montreal General Hospital
Beverly Cleland is a nurse continence advisor at the Montreal General Hospital campus of McGill University Medical Centre. Working primarily with incontinence and cancer patients, she not only provides in-depth incontinence consultations but also biofeedback training. Educated and trained in Montreal, Cleland has worked in a number of patient care areas including general, plastic and vascular surgery, and as a liaison nurse for home care and for patients in Northern Québec. In addition to her busy practice, she performs urodynamic studies for the urology and gynecology departments at McGill University.