Shannon L. Venance, MD, PhD, FRCPC
Associate Professor of Neurology, Western University
Office: London Health Sciences Centre, University Hospital C7-120
Secretary: Sherry Conrad
Shannon Venance, MD PhD, FRCPC earned her PhD from Queen's University in 1993 and her MD from the University of Ottawa in 1997. Neurology residency training was completed at the University of Ottawa, followed by a Neuromuscular Fellowship at London Health Sciences Centre and muscle fellowship at the University of Rochester, NY.
Dr Venance joined the Department of Clinical Neurological Sciences, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University in 2004. She was promoted to Associate Professor in 2010. Her clinical expertise is in disorders of muscle, and she collaborates with a diverse group of health professionals in the investigation and management of individuals with muscle disorders. She received her certification as an electromyographer by the Canadian Society of Clinical Neurophysiologists in 2003.
Dr. Venance is a highly engaged clinician teacher, teaching and learning through the spectrum of undergraduate, postgraduate and continuing medical education. She is the Director of Competency-Based Medical Education (CBME) Implementation for Schulich Medicine & Dentistry working with residency programs, program directors, clinical departments and the Postgraduate Medical Education (PGME) Office to facilitate the transition of our postgraduate training programs to a CBME framework.
Dr. Venance's interests lie in patient-centered clinical research involving qualitative methodologies and clinical trials in muscle diseases. She is a member of the Muscle Study Group, the Canadian Neuromuscular Group and a site investigator for the Canadian Neuromuscular Disease Registry.
Adult Muscle Disease, Clinical Education, Electromyography (EMG: diseases of peripheral nerve and muscle)
Honours and Awards
- 2017, Distinguished leader Award of Excellence in Undergraduate Research, Western University
- 2016, Dean's Award of Excellence, Western University
- 2014, Honour Teaching Roll, Western University Students' Council
- 2014, The Angelika Hahn Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching, Western University
- 2014, Clinical Science Teaching Award, Western University
- 2012, CAME/ECAM Certificate of Merit, Western University
- 2012, Honour Teaching Roll, Western University Students' Council
- 2012, The Douglas Bocking Award for Excellence in Medical teaching, Western University
- 2011, Student Support Team Mentorship Award, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry
- 2010, HUMEC Award of Excellence, Western University
- 2010, Honour Teaching Roll, Western University Students' Council
- 2010, Honorary President of Hippocratic Council, Western University
- 2010, A.B. Baker Teacher Recognition Certificate, American Academy of Neurology
- 2009, Honour Teaching Roll, Western University Students' Council
- 2008, Honour Teaching Roll, Western University Students' Council
- 2008. HUMEC Honourable Mention, Neuroscience, Eye, and Ear, Western University
- 2007, Honour Teaching Roll, Western University Students' Council
- 2007, Undergraduate Award of Excellence in Education, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry
- 1996, Highest Standing in the Link Block, American Society of Clinical Pathologists
- 1996, Merit Scholarship, University of Ottawa
LaDonna KA, Watling CJ, Ray SL, Piechowicz C, Venance SL. Evolving Motivations: Patients' and Caregivers' Perceptions About Seeking Myotonic Dystrophy (DM1) and Huntington's Disease Care. Qual Health Res. 2017 Sep;27(11):1727-1737. doi: 10.1177/1049732317711901. Epub 2017 Jun 19. PubMed PMID: 28799481.
Climans SA, Piechowicz C, Koopman WJ, Venance SL. Survey of Canadian Myotonic Dystrophy Patients' Access to Computer Technology. Can J Neurol Sci. 2017 May 24:1-5. doi: 10.1017/cjn.2017.47. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 28535832
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