Dr. Pope is a Professor of Medicine at Western University, London, Ontario, Canada. She is a rheumatologist and epidemiologist and is Division Head in Rheumatology at St. Joseph’s Hospital, London, Ontario. She has a major interest in scleroderma including membership in the Canadian Scleroderma Research Group (CSRG), Scleroderma Clinical Trials Consortium (SCTC) and co-leading the new ACR / EULAR guidelines for SSc and has published over 250 peer reviewed articles. She was named the Canadian Rheumatology Association Distinguished Investigator in 2013 and Rheumatologist of the Year from the Ontario Rheumatology Association. She supervises students at all levels and runs two nation-wide studentships for medical students to be exposed to clinical rheumatology or research in rheumatology.