Philippe Bégin, MD, FRCPC, PhD
Dr. Bégin is an allergist at the CHUM and CHU Sainte-Justine. He is an associate professor from the University of Montreal, where he is the section head for pediatric allergy. He is the director and founder of the oral immunotherapy program at Sainte-Justine. He has published over a hundred articles in peer-reviewed journals. His research activities include clinical trials and health technology assessment with a focus on food allergy, asthma and atopic disease.
Michele Ramien, MD, FRCPC, DABD
Dr. Ramien is a hospital-based academic dermatologist at the University of Calgary. Since completing a fellowship in Pediatric Dermatology in 2014, Dr. Ramien has maintained both pediatric and general dermatology practices. She is active in teaching for residents and in research, where she leads projects on severe cutaneous reactions and eczema education in children.
Susan Waserman, MD, FRCPC, MSc
Dr. Susan Waserman is a Professor of Medicine, Director of the Division of Clinical Immunology and Allergy at McMaster University and the Adverse Reactions Clinic at the Firestone Institute of Respiratory Health, St Joseph’s Healthcare, Hamilton. She is extensively involved in medical education in both academic and community settings, in addition to an active hospital-based clinical practice in adult and pediatric Clinical Immunology and Allergy. Activities include practice guidelines in food allergy, allergic rhinitis, hereditary angioedema and urticaria. Her research interests include mechanisms and treatment of peanut allergy.
She is President of the Canadian Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Foundation and past President of the Canadian and Ontario Societies of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. She is also Chair of the Medical and Scientific Committee of Asthma Canada, and on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Hereditary Angioedema Network.
Cathryn Sibbald, MD, FRCPC, BPharm, MSc
Dr. Cathryn Sibbald completed her dermatology residency training at the University of Toronto and is board certified in dermatology in Canada and the US. She then completed fellowship training in Pediatric Dermatology at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
She has an MSc in Epidemiology from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and a BScPhm from the University of Toronto. She is a staff physician with clinical, education and research activities at the Hospital for Sick Children including participating in morphea and alopecia specialty clinics. She is an assistant Professor at the University of Toronto in the Department of Pediatrics with a cross appointment to the Department of Medicine.