Emerging From the Pandemic: Pompe Perspectives
Dr Aneal Khan, MSC, MD, FAAP, FRCPC, FCCMG
MAGIC Clinic Ltd. • Discovery DNA • rDNA • University of Calgary
Dr. Aneal Khan is a Medical Geneticist and Pediatrician who treats patients with rare diseases that are caused by changes in their DNA, like rare metabolic and lysosomal storage disorders. Dr. Khan has more than 16 years of both diagnosing and treating these diseases, and also has extensive experience running and managing clinical trials to advance care for his patients. He also acts as CEO and President of multiple organizations that aim to spread knowledge about rare diseases and use technology to help Canadians improve their health.
“My name is Lochlan Smyth and I live with my wife Jennifer and daughters Ellara (7) & Saoirse (4) in Prince Rupert on BC’s north coast. I have loved cooking since an early age and after 20+ years in the hospitality industry, I now run a community kitchen for a local nonprofit.”
After being diagnosed at 23, Alexandra finished her Bachelor of Education and is now teaching and completing her Masters. Always on the go, wearing bright lipstick and a carrying specialty coffee, she finds a silver lining in everything she does.
“I’m a busy mother of 2 boys – 1 who has been diagnosed with Pompe disease at 2, now 4 years old. I am a nurse with experience in Long-term care and Occupational Health. My other roles include family receptionist, chauffeur, cook etc.”