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Danielle Perry
BSCN, RN, Patients Experience Evidence Research (PEER) Team, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB
Danielle has a background in nursing and clinical epidemiology with clinical experience in medical/palliative as well as community long-term care. Her current role focuses on developing and disseminating physician education, specifically tailored to needs of primary care. She is involved in conference planning and presentations as well as providing academic detailing to primary care providers across Alberta.


Joey Ton
BscPharm, PharmD, Patients Experience Evidence Research (PEER) Team, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB
Joey is a pharmacist who graduated with his Bachelors of Pharmacy in 2013 and Doctor of Pharmacy in 2015 both at the University of Alberta. He has had clinical experience in both the community and hospital settings. Currently, his role focuses on developing and a providing physician education material that utilizes evidence based medicine. Additionally, he is involved with academic detailing providing education to family physicians around Alberta.


Adeyemi Laosebikan
Dr. Adeyemi Laosebikan is a community general surgeon at Melfort Union Hospital, Melfort, Saskatchewan. He is also an associate clinical professor in the College of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon. His practice includes basic and advanced endoscopy, general, laparoscopic and vascular surgery.

He has been an active member of CANPAD since 2005 and has served in various capacities including regional representative for Saskatchewan, assistant secretary, local organizing committee chairman of CANPAD Saskatoon 2014, secretary general and is currently the president-elect.

He is the CEO of Virtue Healthcare Initiative, a not-for-profit organization which supports medical education and healthcare services in Africa. He is also a director with Collab Afrique, a not-for-profit organization which provides socio-legal information, education and support in various communities in Canada and Nigeria. He is involved in medical missions and has participated in several missions to Nigeria and other African countries.

His hobbies include music- singing and playing instruments, and gardening. He is married to a very supportive wife and they are blessed with 2 wonderful boys


Rukevwe (Ruky) Ugwumba
Dr. Rukevwe (Ruky) Ugwumba currently works as the consultant to the senate committee on health, a position she has held since December 2015. She was the special adviser on health monitoring to the governor of Delta State from 2011-2015. She is also an associate professor in Family Medicine, University of Saskatchewan College of Medicine, Saskatchewan, Canada and active family physician in Canada with special interest in public health and infectious diseases.

Dr. Rukevwe received her MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery) from the University of Benin with honours, and graduated as the best student in medicine, final MBBS examinations in 1992. She obtained her full registration with the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria in 1995.

Dr. Rukevwe attended the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medical LSHTM) UK in 1995 where she received the Langley Memorial Prize for Best Master’s Thesis. She was awarded the Diploma of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (DTM&H) by the Royal College of Physicians of London (UK) in 1996.

Dr. Rukevwe obtained full registration with the General Medical Council United Kingdom in 2000, and became a member of the Royal College of General Practitioners in 2006, and also holds the equivalent in Canada CCFP (Certificant of the College of Family Physicians of Canada).

She is an examiner for the LMCC (MCCQE Part 2) at the University of Saskatchewan, for Medical Council of Canada, and the CCFP for College of Family Physicians of Canada.

She is married with children.


WaLe Balogun,
BSc (Hons), GDBA, MBA.
Wealth Management Consultant
WaLe Balogun started out with a career in Oil and Gas where he has over 16 years international experience as an engineer and field manager. He worked in various countries in Africa, South America, Europe, the United States of America and Canada. He has run a very successful Financial Services practice through Investors Group as a consultant for the last 10 years and has been recognized several times by the institution he is currently with.

Honors and Awards include: 2012 R. Westerman Financial Planner of the Year, Four Time Winner: 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 Top Developing Consultant Calgary Bow River Region office, 2011 and 2010 National Pillar award, Investors Group Financial Services Inc.

Specialties: Working with High Net Worth individuals and immigrant families create, manage and protect wealth. His areas of specialization are Tax Minimization Strategies, Risk Management, Cash and Debt Management, Estate Preservation and Transfer, Investment Planning and Retirement Options.

WaLe is very passionate about health and fitness in general and practices a couple of martial arts. He has exposure to Taekwondo, Hapkido, Karate and more recently Brazillian Jiu Jitsu. and trains diligently approximately 3 to 4 times every week. He also runs a charitable karate class once a week for interested kids– at no cost to them. WaLe competes in local tournaments a few times every year and is known in his fighting circles as the “Tiger”.


Olusegun T. Oyedokun
Dr. Oyedokun obtained his medical degree at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria. After his rotating internship and National Youth Service, he worked as a GP for a few years before relocating to South Africa. While in South Africa, he became a fellow of the College of Family Physicians and obtained his MMed, Family Medicine at the University of Pretoria.

In 2003, Dr. Oyedokun relocated to Saskatoon, Canada with his family, after accepting a position with the Saskatchewan Medical Association as a Rural Relief Locum Physician, travelling to various Saskatchewan communities for 2 years. He was then accepted into the CCFP-EM residency training at the University of Saskatchewan and upon completion in 2006 joined the Emergency Department staff.

Dr. Oyedokun is currently an ER physician with Saskatchewan Health Authority, a clinical associate professor at the College of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan, the immediate past site director for the CCFP-EM Residency Training Program, a STARS Transport Physician and Trauma Team Leader.

Outside of medicine, he enjoys his role as a volunteer chaplain at the local correctional facility, travelling with his lovely wife and 2 sons, and playing competitive soccer


Jide Olubaniyi
He completed his post-graduate training in radiology from England, UK in 2014. He then completed two subspecialty fellowships in musculoskeletal imaging and interventions (University of Alberta, 2014-2015) and emergency radiology and trauma (University of Calgary, 2015-2016).

He is a fellow of the Royal College of Radiology, UK (FRCR) and Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (FRCPC), and member of various radiological societies including ASR (Alberta Society of Radiologists), CAR (Canadian Association of Radiologists), RSNA (Radiological Society of North America) and ARRS (American Roentgen Ray Society).

He is presently a clinical assistant professor (Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary) and staff radiologist (Alberta Children’s Hospital and Pureform Radiology Clinics, Calgary).

His practice interests include musculoskeletal imaging and interventions, image-guided pain management, mammography and general radiology including MRI, CT, ultrasound, fluoroscopy and bone mineral densitometry


Dapo Mabadeje
Dapo Mabadeje is a general surgeon at the Victoria Union Hospital, Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. The Victoria Hospital is a regional hospital that serves as a referral centre for the whole of Northern Saskatchewan.

He started his medical training in Nigeria and then moved to the Republic of Ireland where he pursued post-graduate surgical training under the auspices of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. A fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland and Canada, he is also a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He obtained his master’s degree in surgical technology at the Department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College London, United Kingdom.

His practice encompasses the broad specialty of general surgery including emergency surgery, endoscopy and laparoscopic surgery. He is currently the Chief of Surgery, Victoria Hospital, Prince Albert and the Area Departmental Lead for Surgery, Saskatchewan Health Authority in the Northeast area. A graduate of the Saskatchewan Leadership Program, he has a keen interest in clinical quality of care improvement initiatives and medical missions. He serves as a member of council of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Saskatchewan.


Dr.  Itua Iriogbe
Dr. Itua Godson Iriogbe is a graduate of the University of Lagos, Idi-Araba. After his MBBS degree from UNILAG, he completed his master’s degree and fellowship in family medicine from the University of Pretoria, South Africa. He holds a master’s degree in public health (Occupational and Environmental Health) from Tulane University, Louisiana. He is Board certified in both family medicine and occupational medicine in Canada. He is also a certified independent medical examiner through the ABIME. He is a fellow of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (FACOEM). He is currently completing his fellowship in occupational medicine with the Canadian Board of Occupational Medicine.

He is based in Alberta and works from Smith Clinic, Camrose as a family physician and as the Director of the Occupational Injury Services (OIS); he sees clients at the Millard Health Center, Edmonton, where he manages WCB patients. He also conducts IMEs and consultancy services for various third parties.

He has made both oral and poster presentations on occupational medicine at several conferences, both locally and internationally.

He is a director of the Occupational and Environmental Medical Association of Canada; a member of the Canadian Board of Occupational Medicine; director of OIS services at the Smith Clinic and a board member of the membership committee of the Alberta College of Family Physicians.

He enjoys outdoor activities and watching soccer- particularly his team Manchester City (The Cityzens)


Dr. Aquaeno Ekanem
Dr. Ekanem is a very hard working physician with more than 18 years post MD experience. He is a certified independent medical examiner, certified by the Canadian Board of Occupational Medicine and board certified family physician.

He graduated from the University of Calabar, Nigeria in 1999 and went into residency in Family Medicine. He is a fellow of the West African College of Physicians, and also a fellow of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. He holds a master’s in public health with specialization in occupational medicine from Tulane University, New Orleans, United States. He has diverse interests including research, teaching, independent medical examination, environmental medicine, disability and pain medicine


Dr. Ajike Oladoyin
Dr. Ajike Oladoyin is a Canadian-trained family physician who also has a MSc. in public health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. A graduate of the University of Lagos, she worked for the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation as a medical officer before starting residency at the University College Hospital, Ibadan. She subsequently moved to Calgary, Canada where she completed a Family Medicine residency and had her own practice for 6 years, before returning to Nigeria in 2010. Ajike has since then worked for Reddington Hospital, Ikeja, International SOS in Atyrau, Kazakhstan, and Shell Petroleum Development Company in Port Harcourt. She is currently the Head of Shell Health Lagos, and is married with 3 children


Motunrayo J. Adetola
MBChB (OOU), MCFP(SA), FCFP(C), DPD(Cardiff) M. Ed (Ottawa 2016). Family Physician and President of the Canadian Association of Nigerian Physician and Dentists
Dr. Adetola is a family physician and clinical assistant professor of family medicine at the University of Ottawa. He completed his medical training at the Olabisi Onabanjo University in 1990, commenced residency at the University College Hospital in Ibadan from where he proceeded to do his vocational training in family medicine at the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg in South Africa. He also has interest in and holds qualifications in Emergency Medicine and Dermatology. He is also an alumnus of the University of Cardiff in Wales, and the University of Ottawa.

He has been involved in teaching medical students and residents for over 2 decades. He is an examiner for the College of Family Physicians of Canada and is a Peer Assessor for the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO).

He holds the certification and fellowship designations of the College of Family Physician of Canada. He was former secretary of CANPAD and currently the president of CANPAD.

MJ as he is fondly called is in private clinical practice at Zoemed clinic in Ottawa. He is an avid political and soccer analyst as well as blogger. He lives in Ottawa with his family and is very passionate about improving healthcare in Nigeria


Emmanuel O. Abara
MB, FRCSC, FACS, FICS, Director of Richmond Hill Urology Practice & Prostate Institute
Dr. Abara is a consultant urologist at Kirkland Lake & District Hospital, MICS Group of Hospitals Sensenbrenner Hospital, Kapuskasing Notre Dame Hospital, and Hearst. He graduated 1976 from University of Ibadan as a Gold medalist in community health. He had general surgery training at the Universities of Benin and Port Harcourt, urology residency at the University of Toronto with fellowship in general urology, pediatric urology and ESWL . He has current interest in rural health and enhancing urologic care through telemedicine. He is a two time recipient of the Canadian Urological Association’s Community Urologist Award; 1995 and 2001. Has presented papers at local, national and international meetings, has been a guest speaker and faculty member at institutions in Africa. Has published in peer reviewed journals and acted as review editor and adviser to journals and periodicals. He is interested in community engagement in education, arts and medicine, and involved with medical missions to the developing world.

He was past president, York Central Medical Society, past chair of district #5 Ontario Medical Association (OMA) and member of the audit committee. A recipient of Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal and certificate of honour in 2012, recipient of Volunteer of the Year Award in arts and community engagement in Richmond Hill 2012, two- time recipient of the Paul Harris Award Rotary International , past president, arts Richmond Hill, recipient of Lifetime Achievement Membership Award, Ontario Medical Association (OMA) 2014, 2016, NOSM Physician Clinical Teachers Association Leadership Award, president, Rotary Club of Richmond Hill 2015-2016. He is married to Nkeiru with four children – Erinma, Oge, Uko and Ori

Dr. Oje Imoukhuede received his MBBS from the University of Benin, Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria.
He completed a residency in Neurology at the University of Calgary. He then proceeded to complete a Clinical Stroke Fellowship at the Calgary Stroke Program (University of Calgary).

He’s a member of the acute stroke/ TIA expert working group – the Alberta stroke program and the Cardiovascular Health and Stroke Strategic Clinical Network. He is currently a stroke neurologist at the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre.