Around the Rheum

Around the Rheum

Episode 19 - Ask the Expert with Janet Pope - Scleroderma Part II

February 18, 2022

In this follow-up to the last episode on diagnosing and investigating scleroderma with veteran Rheumatologist Dr. Janet Pope, Daniel and Janet discuss her pearls on scleroderma management.

The questions they explore include when and how to treat skin disease, how to manage scleroderma renal crisis, GERD, dysphagia, and lung disease.

If you have any questions you'd like to ask in our possible upcoming "Ask the Expert" episodes on Sjogren's Disease, Psoriatic Arthritis, Myositis, Autoinflammatory Diseases, Large Vessel Vasculitis, and IgG-4-Related Disease, send us an email at or tag us on social media at @CRASCRRheum.



Dr. Janet Pope is a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Rheumatology at the University of Western Ontario, Schulich School of Medicine, London, Ontario. She is also the Division Head in Rheumatology at St. Joseph's Health Centre in London.


Dr. Daniel Ennis is a Rheumatologist and Vasculitis Specialist at the University of British Columbia.


Special Thanks:


Around the Rheum is produced by the Canadian Rheumatology Association's Communications Committee. A special thank you to the podcast team, Dr. Dax G. Rumsey (CRA Communications Committee Chair), Dr. Daniel Ennis (Host), David McGuffin (Producer, Explore Podcast Productions) and Kevin Baijnauth (CRA) for leading production.


Our theme music was composed by Aaron Fontwell.


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