Planning Committee

Wendy Wolfman

Wendy Wolfman MD, FRCSC, FACOG, NCMP
President and Scientific Committee Member

Dr. Wendy Wolfman is the Director of the Menopause Clinic and The Premature Ovarian Failure Clinic at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto, Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Toronto, co- head of the education committee of the International Menopause Society, President of the Canadian Menopause Society and the first recipient of the Carol Mitchell Chair in Mature Women’s Health. She recently received the “Trailblazer Award” from the Canadian Menopause Society and the “Lifetime Achievement Award” from the Ontario Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. In 2009 she received the Practitioner of the Year Award from the North American Menopause Society.

Dr. Wolfman initiated one of the first fellowship programs in Mature Women’s Health and runs a yearly CME course in Mature Women’s Health. Her graduates have assumed positions throughout Canada, Chile and the Middle East. She has lectured extensively throughout Canada both for physicians and the general community.

She has contributed to gynaecologic knowledge via her previous 10 year position as co-chair of the National Guideline Committee for Gynaecology for the Society of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of Canada, as well as her guidelines, publications, and national and international presentations.

Nese Yuksel

Nese Yuksel BSc.Pharm, Pharm.D, FCSHP, NCMP
President Elect and Scientific Committee Member

Dr. Nese Yuksel is currently a full Professor with the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Alberta. Additionally, she holds a cross-appointment with Alberta Health Services and practices in the Menopause Clinics at the Lois Hole Hospital for Women and the Multidisciplinary Bone Health Clinic at the University of Alberta Hospital. Her research goals include bridging her interests in women’s health, osteoporosis and practice-based research to develop innovative techniques to enhance patient care. Dr. Yuksel is a NAMS Certified Menopause Practitioner (NCMP). She is also on the Board of Directors for Canadian Menopause Society / Société Canadienne de Ménopause (CMS/SCM) and a member of the Executive Committee of the Scientific Advisory Council of Osteoporosis Canada. She was the recipient of the CPhA Canadian Pharmacist of the Year in 2016.

Taryl Felhaber

Taryl Felhaber MSc MD CCFP NCMP FCFP
Scientific Committee Member

Dr.Taryl Felhaber is a fellow of the College of Family Practitioners of Canada and a clinical instructor at UBC who works as a GP in Oncology for the BC Cancer Agency in Victoria. Her clinical work is focused on palliative care, pain and symptom management in cancer patients, and the education and treatment of menopausal women, most recently at the WomenMD clinic. She has been a NAMS certified menopause practitioner since 2009, and is an advocate for comprehensive and all-inclusive women’s health care.

Céline Bouchard

Céline Bouchard MD, FRCSC
Treasurer and Scientific Committee Member

Dr. Céline Bouchard is a Canadian Obstetrician Gynecologist practicing in Quebec City with special interest in menopause and vulvovaginal diseases. She is a Fellow of the International Society of Vulvovaginal Disease (ISSVD) and is recognized for her expertise in this field by many of her colleagues. Dr Bouchard has been involved in women’s health research for many years and involved as co-investigator in many trials on menopausal hormone therapy. She sits on the Editorial Board of the NAMS Journal “Menopause” and on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology of Canada. She is an active member of the Canadian Menopause Society and is responsible for the Quebec regional section for the Society.

Timothy Rowe

Timothy Rowe MB BS, FRCSC, FRCOG
Board Member and Scientific Committee Member

Dr. Timothy Rowe graduated from the University of Adelaide and completed his postgraduate training at the University of Sydney, the London Hospital, and at Dalhousie University. He is an Associate Professor Emeritus in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of British Columbia, having been Head of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility until 2013. From 2005 to 2016, he was Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada, and he edited the SOGC’s Clinical Practice Guidelines on Menopause and Osteoporosis in 2004, 2006, 2009 and 2014. He has published 11 book chapters and over 180 journal articles and editorials, and (with Victor Gomel and Malcolm Munro) co-authored the textbook Gynecology: A Practical Approach. In 2017 he received the SOGC’s Distinguished Service Award, and in 2019 was awarded Honorary Membership of the Canadian Medical Association. His clinical practice is in reproductive endocrinology and infertility, with a focus on the management of menopausal symptoms and morbidity. His hobbies include making tea and pointing out deficiencies in public services.

Kelsey Mills

Kelsey Mills MD, MSc HSEd, FRCSC, NCMP
Board Member and Scientific Committee Member

Dr. Mills is currently a Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist in Victoria, BC where she has a complex menopause practice. She is a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of British Columbia and Affiliate Associate Professor at the University of Victoria.

Susan Goldstein

Susan Goldstein MD, CCFP, FCFP, NCMP
Board Member and Scientific Committee Member

Dr. Goldstein is a Family Physician and Assistant Professor in the Department of Family & Community Medicine at the University of Toronto and a board member of the Canadian Menopause Society. Her clinical and research activities reflect her special interests in medical education, faculty development, and mature women’s health. She is the author of the MQ6 menopausal assessment tool.

Renee Morissette

Renee Morissette MD, CCFP (EM), NCMP
Board Member and Scientific Committee Member

Dr. Renee Morissette did her medical school and Family Medicine residency training at the University of Saskatchewan. She has also completed an extra year of residency in Enhanced Surgical Skills and gained a Certificate of Added Competence in Emergency Medicine. Dr. Morissette is a NAMS Certified Menopause Practitioner. Since December 2016, she has been practicing at the Women’s Mid-Life Health Clinic of Saskatchewan, providing menopausal consultation services. In addition to helping women from across the province through the menopausal transition, she is also active in teaching medical learners and educating the public about women’s health.

All Faculty

Beth L Abramson MD MSc FRCP FACC
Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Cardiology, St. Michael’s Hospital
Paul Albrechtsen Professor in Cardiac Prevention and Women’s Health

Denise Black MD FRCSC
Assistant Professor
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
University of Manitoba

Céline Bouchard MD FRCSC
Director Centre Médical Santé Femme
Director Clinique de Recherche en Santé des Femmes

Lori A Brotto PhD
Professor, OBGYN
University of British Columbia
Registered Psychologist

Susan Goldstein MD CCFP FCFP NCMP
Assistant Professor
Department of Family & Community Medicine
Executive Member Board of Directors
Canadian Menopause Society

Clinical Professor, Faculty of Medicine
University of British Columbia

Founder Best Weight & High Metabolic Clinic

Michelle Jacobson MD MHSc FRCSC
Assistant Professor, Department of OBGYN
OBGYN and Menopause Specialist
Women’s College & Mount Sinai Hospital

Shawna Johnston MD FRCSC
Associate Professor, Faculty of Medicine
Queen’s University
Head Department of OBGYN Program
Medical Director Women and Children Program
Kingston Health Sciences Centre

Elaine Jolly MD FRCPC
Professor, OBGYN
University of Ottawa
Medical Director, Women’s Health Program
The Ottawa Hospital

David Kendler MD FRCPC
Professor of Medicine
Division Endocrinology
University of British Columbia

Atul Khullar MD MSc FRCPC, DABPN
Associate Clinical Professor, Psychiatry
University of Alberta

Janet J Ko
President and Co-Founder
The Menopause Foundation of Canada

Kelsey Mills MD FRCSC
Associate Professor
University of British Columbia

Renee Morissette MD CCFP
Saskatchewan Health Authority
Midlife Women’s Health Program

Director, Menopause & PMS Centres
Queen Charlotte’s and Imperial College, London

Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine
University of Calgary
Medical Director Mahogany Medical Clinic
The Village Medical
Board Member Canadian Menopause Society

Clinical Assistant Professor, OBGYN
University of British Columbia

Professor Emeritus, OBGYN
University of British Columbia

Department of Family and Community Medicine

Assistant Professor, OBGYN
McMaster University
Menopause and Reproductive Mental Health Specialist

Claudio N Soares MD PhD FRCPC MBA
Professor and Head Department of Psychiatry
Queen’s University School of Medicine

Cora Voyageur PhD
Professor, Sociology
University of Calgary

Professor, OBGYN
Director of the Menopause and Premature Ovarian Insufficiency Units
Mt. Sinai Hospital
Carol Mitchell Chair in Mature Women’s Health

Nese Yuksel BScPharm PharmD FCSHP MSCP
Professor Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
University of Alberta

* Unless otherwise stated, all academic appointments are with the Temerty Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto