About Let’s Talk Period


Let’s Talk Period aims to increase awareness of the signs and symptoms of bleeding disorders. As many as 35,000 Canadians may be suffering from a bleeding disorder, but many of these may not understand if their bleeding is normal or abnormal and therefore do not seek help. Through her internationally recognized research program at Queen’s University, Dr. James, Hematologist at Kingston General Hospital, and her team have developed a self-administered bleeding assessment tool (Self- BAT) that will help inform people about their bleeding and guide them toward the help they need.

About The Test

About the doctor

Dr. Paula James


A graduate of the University of Saskatchewan (MD, 1996), Dr. James joined the Queen's University faculty as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine in 2004. She was promoted to Associate Professor in 2008 and full Professor in 2015. She holds cross-appointments to the Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine and Pediatrics at Queen's University.