Summer 2018 (Volume 28, Number 2)
News from Saskatchewan
Update from Dr. Regan Arendse
2018 has been an eventful year for the rheumatologists in Saskatchewan.
We are excited to have recruited Dr. Myat Tun
Lin Nyo in July 2017 from South Africa. Dr. Nyo brings with
him a wealth of experience and expertise in musculoskeletal
ultrasound. He has joined Dr. Regan Arendse in the newly
formed Community Rheumatology Care clinic in downtown
Saskatoon. Dr. Dale Peffer is a family physician who does sessional
work with Drs. Nyo and Arendse and provides counselling
on the use of biologic and disease-modifying antirheumatic
drug (DMARD) therapies for inflammatory disease in
the practice. He also undertakes minor surgical procedures
including skin punch biopsies. The Community Rheumatology
Care clinic eagerly awaits the arrival of the soon-to-be
qualified rheumatologist Dr. Richard Tse in July 2018 who
will add to rheumatology capacity in the province.
Regan Arendse, MD, FRCPC
Update from Dr. Bindu Nair
Our grand rounds are now a provincial affair with videoconferencing
connecting us (ten rheumatologists in Saskatoon and
three rheumatologists in Regina) on a weekly basis to discuss
educational, clinical and research topics. Videoconferencing
also allows us to meet as a provincial group for quarterly business
meetings, which are led by Dr. Regina Taylor-Gjevre,
Head of Rheumatology of the Saskatoon Division.
On May 5, Dr. Latha Naik chaired the Rheumatologists
of Saskatchewan (ROS) meeting and we were pleased to have
Dr. David Robinson from Manitoba provide the keynote talk.
New undergraduate educational initiatives were introduced
and rated highly satisfactory by medical students including a
Joint Injection Workshop hosted by Dr. Regina Taylor-Gjevre
and Dr. Bindu Nair in Saskatoon, and Dr. Nicole Fahlman
and Dr. Ardyth Milne in Regina.
Bindu Nair, MD, MSc, FRCPC
Dr. Tun Nyo (middle) and his colleagues discuss an ultrasound.