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Allen, Dr. Edward A.

Dr. Edward A. Allen was born in South Africa. He graduated from Medicine in 1953 from the University of Cape Town. From 1953-1958 Dr. Allen continued with postgraduate training in Internal Medicine and Pathology at the University of Cape Town and the Groote Schuur Hospital. In September of 1958, Dr. Allen immigrated to Canada. At this time he was appointed Staff Physician at Toronto Hospital in Weston, Ontario and continued on there through 1959.

From 1960-1965 he was appointed to the Medical Out-Patient Department at Toronto General Hospital. Dr. Allen was also appointed to Section of Epidemiology and Research, Tuberculosis Preventive Branch for the Ontario Department of Health and to the Silicosis Referee Board of Ontario from 1959-1964. In 1965 he entered private practise in Internal Medicine and Respirology in Victoria, British Columbia.

From 1968-1969 he was Chief of Medicine and a member of the Medical Executive at Victoria General Hospital. In 1970 and 1971 he was a member of the Ontario Thoracic Society and also President of the British Columbia Thoracic Society. From 1980-1994 he was appointed Director of the Division of Tuberculosis Control for the Ministry of Health in British Columbia. From 1989-1994 he was also an Associate Member of the Department of Health Care and Epidemiology at the University of British Columbia.

Dr. Allen has been a member of the Fellow American College of Chest Physicians since 1964 and in 1974 he was the President of the Pacific Northwest Chapter which included British Columbia, Alaska, Washington, Oregon, and Utah. From 1972-1994 he was a member of the Medical Advisory Committee for the British Columbia Lung Association, in 1980 he was Chairman of this committee and in 1995 he was elected to the Executive Committee. Dr. Allen also served as a member on the Tuberculosis Committee of The Canadian Thoracic Society from 1991 to 1994 and in 1991 was Chairman of the committee.

From 1992-1994 he was Governor of British Columbia. At the same time he was a member of the Committee on Aids that prepared a drug policy and Clinical Standards Manual (under auspices of Centre for Excellence, AIDS, St. Paul's Hospital, Vancouver). In 1994 the was presented with the George Elliot Award for lifetime contribution to public health in British Columbia. He was a member of the Standards Committee (Tuberculosis) for the Canadian Thoracic Society and editor of the 3rd edition of Canadian Tuberculosis Standards. He was a member of the committee again in 1996 for the production of the 4th edition.

Dr. Allen wrote a book chapter, "Tuberculosis and other Mycobacterial Infections of the Lung", for a book by Thurlbeck and Churg, entitled Pathology of the Lung. He was also co-author to other book chapters. Dr. Allen has been the author and co-author of many papers on tuberculosis as well as addresses to meetings.

He has been invited to speak in Mexico, Taiwan and various other conferences, courses and meetings. He has been an Honorary Member of the Department of Medicine (Respiratory Division) at the Vancouver General Hospital since 1981. He has also been a Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of British Columbia since 1986. Since 1959 Dr. Allen has been a member of The Canadian Lung Association and has served twice as director of The Canadian Thoracic Society. In 1998 he became Clinical Professor of Medicine Emeritus at the University of British Columbia.

Barnett , Dr. George Dudley

Dr. Barnett enrolled in the College of Medicine at the University of Manitoba in the fall of 1938. During the next summer he worked in the bacteriology laboratory at the Fort Qu'Appelle Sanatorium. In the following February, he developed a tuberculosis pleurisy and was admitted for treatment at Fort San. He was discharged from treatment in September 1940, convalesced at home until Christmas, and resumed his studies in January, 1941. Dr. Barnett's original studies in tuberculosis have received recognition throughout Canada and he was considered Dean of tuberculosis specialists in this country. He has served on the Tuberculosis Surveillance Research Unit of the International Union Against Tuberculosis and on the board of directors of the Canadian Lung Association, serving as president in 1980-1981. He has been co-author of a number of scientific publications of the IUAT, based on the extensive data accumulated in Saskatchewan. Although Dr. Barnett officially retired from his administrative position on March 31, 1982, he continued as consultant for the League in its ongoing program of tuberculosis control in the province. He now resides in Kelowna, BC and is writing a book on the history of the battle against TB.

Enarson, Dr. Donald A.

Donald A Enarson was born in Camrose, Alberta in 1946. His early education was at a village school in New Norway, Alberta where he graduated in 1964. Undergraduate education at the University of Alberta led to the BSc in 1969, in psychology and biology, and MD in1970. Postgraduate education was taken at the University of British Columbia and the Mayo Clinic, after which he became certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada in 1978. He was the first George Saxton Memorial Research Fellow of the British Columbia Lung Association during which He worked with Stefan Grzybowski. He spent two periods of two years each, developing primary health care services: from January 1974 to December 1975 in Sudan and from September 1978 to October 1980 in the Philippines.

In 1980 Donald Enarson joined the faculty of the University of British Columbia as Assistant Professor of Medicine and in 1987 moved to the University of Alberta as Professor of Medicine. Since 1991, he has been Director of Scientific Activities, International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease in Paris. he has published 16 books, 35 book chapters and 118 articles in scientific journals. The academic work he does relates primarily to the epidemiology and control of tuberculosis and of occupational lung diseases. Within the scientific activities of his organization, he has developed the current global strategy for the fight against tuberculosis, given technical assistance to more than 20 low income countries, published material for the management of tuberculosis and other common lung diseases for low income countries and provided training courses in the management of tuberculosis and in research into lung health in low income countries.

Fanning, Dr. Anne

Anne Fanning is an Alberta internist with infectious disease training and a focused interest in tuberculosis case management, epidemiology and TB disease control. Dr. Fanning took leave from the University of Alberta in 1998-1999 to work for the World Health Organization, Communicable Disease Prevention and Control, in Geneva.

FitzGerald, Dr. Mark

Dr. J. Mark FitzGerald received his medical degree from the University College, Dublin in 1978. Subsequently, he received his membership from The Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, in 1981. He spent two years in Africa, from January 1982- December 1983, where he developed an interest in Tuberculosis. Subsequently, he completed training in clinical epidemiology and respiratory medicine at McMaster University, where he had a university position until June 1989, when he moved to his current position in British Columbia. Currently he is Director of the Aboriginal TB Control Program, for the province of British Columbia and in addition, a Respiratory Physician at Vancouver Hospital and Health Sciences Center. He chairs the HIV/TB Advisory Committee to the Laboratory Center for Disease Control and in addition, a member of the Expert Committee on Tuberculosis, which advises the LCDC on TB control policy in Canada. His research interests include the molecular epidemiology of TB and TB control strategies in high risk populations.

Haldane, Dr. David J.M.

Dr. David Haldane is Director of Bacteriology and Special Pathogens in the Division of Microbiology, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Center in Halifax. He graduated from the University of Dundee, Scotland, with MBChB in 1980 and finished his Medical Microbiology residency at the University of British Columbia in 1985. From 1985 to 1986, he worked at the British Columbia Children's Hospital. He came to the Victoria General Hospital in 1986 as Director of Public Health Microbiology which included responsibility for the tuberculosis laboratory. He has continued to have responsibility for the TB laboratory at the V.G. and now at the QEII HSC. He has been Chair of the National Tuberculosis Laboratory Network since 1994, and has been a member of the Expert Committee on Tuberculosis (ECOT) since 1995. He became Chair of the Laboratory Subcommittee for ECOT in 1995 and became Chair of ECOT in 1996.

Henning, Dr. Beth Miriam

She is firstly the mother of twins, a busy spouse and loves to paint with watercolors. She has learned in working with community people, they are often not interested in her academic credentials... but for those of you who are, Dr. Henning received her medical training at the University of Calgary and completed her CCFP in family medicine there. She later continued her training at Johns Hopkins completing a Masters of Public Health and a Fellowship in Preventive Medicine. After several years of international work of USAID and Johns Hopkins she returned to Canada to become the Programs Medical Officer for Medical Services Branch in Sioux Lookout, Ontario. Here she managed a tuberculosis control program which included the design of a computerized system for tracking and surveillance and worked to establish a position for community tuberculosis workers that would assist with programming at the community level. She now is the Acting Medical Officer of Health for Huron County, faculty member at UWO in Biostats and EPI as well as Family Medicine and partner in the newly established Womens Health of London center.

Hershfield, Dr. Earl

Dr. Hershfield, Executive Director of the Canadian Tuberculosis Association between 1975 and 1982, is now Professor of Medicine in the Departments of Internal Medicine and Community Health Sciences and Director of Tuberculosis Control for the Province of Manitoba. He is a member of Immigration Medical Advisory Board and Advisory Committee to Citizenship and Immigration. Chairman, Subcommittee, International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease - Committee on Migration and Tuberculosis. Chairman, Subcommittee - Effect of Immigration on Tuberculosis Rates in Canada; Expert Committee on Tuberculosis, Laboratory Center for Disease Control (LCDC), Ottawa. Member, International Advisory Committee, Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), Singapore Tuberculosis Elimination Program. Consultant, Laboratory Center for Disease Control (LCDC), Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) - Tuberculosis Programs in Peru and Ecuador. Previous government consultations: Nepal and Bangladesh. Member, Board of Directors, Winnipeg Refugee Committee, Inc. 1979-1985.

Hoeppner, Dr. Vernon H.

Dr. Vernon H. Hoeppner is the Director of TB control for the province of Saskatchewan, at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon. Dr. Hoeppner began his medical career in 1968 and obtained a specialty in Internal Medicine in 1974. He has contributed to numerous papers in published conference proceedings. He is a well-known and respected researcher and clinician in the area of tuberculosis. Most recently he has chaired the Saskatchewan Health S.A.I.L. Technical Working Group in Home Respiratory Therapy.

Menzies , Dr. Dick

Dr. Dick Menzies graduated from McGill Medical School in 1978 and completed internal medicine training in Philadelphia in 1981 and then worked in Lesotho, Africa until 1984. He returned to McGill to complete respiratory medicine sub-specialty training as well as a Masters in epidemiology and biostatistics and joined the Faculty of McGill, as well as the attending staff of the Montreal Chest Institute where he has been since 1989. He is now Associate Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology and Biostatistics at McGill and is the Director of TB Clinic at the Montreal Chest Institute.

Njoo, Dr. Howard

Dr. Njoo is the Director of Tuberculosis Control at the Laboratory Center for Disease Control at Health Canada. He earned his medical degree and a Master's in Health Science, specializing in Community Health and Epidemiology from the University of Toronto, and has a fellowship in this Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canadin community medicine. Previously, he worked as a field epidemiologist with Health Canada and as the Associate Medical Officer of Health for the City of Toronto Department of Public Health. In his position with the City of Toronto, his responsibilities includes communicable disease control and surveillance. With a special interest in tuberculosis, several innovative programs were developed, including screening for TB in homeless shelters and the provision of anti-tuberculosis drugs using directly observed therapy.