While the number of medical legal cases continue to increase yearly, the number of hospital and college matters has truly grown dramatically in the past ten years. CMPA’s purpose is to protect the professional integrity of physicians and promote safe medical care. The continued success of the CMPA is dependent on a dynamic, diverse board of physician leaders from across the country. I am pleased to be the candidate endorsed by the CMPA nominating committee to represent New Brunswick physicians. Born and raised in NB, I have practiced in both rural and urban settings and in both“fee for service” and salaried models of care. Over the past thirteen years, I have transitioned from full scope family practice to a focused practice as a palliative care consultant. I provide inpatient and outpatient consults, palliative care unit coverage, supervision of residents and medical students, office based care and home visits. Providing home visits to many rural areas in NB, I feel gives me a unique perspective on the challenges faced by rural and urban physicians alike. Currently, I am the only palliative care physician on the CMPA board and this has been a very valuable asset in discussions of complex end of life care matters and MAID issues. As a medical educator, I value the CMPA’s commitment to safe medical care which is evident in the recent launch of the resident symposiums and the Member Support Program. The resident symposiums will ensure that each resident starts their career with the best information regarding communication, record keeping and privacy. The Member Support Program identifies physicians who have more medical-legal experience than their peers and would therefore benefit from extra support and education. I am proud to have sat on the committees involved in developing these exciting programs. In this age of social media and instant journalism, CMPA needs to continue to be a nimble and forward thinking organization. Most recently, CMPA has recognized that physician wellness directly influences the quality of patient care and the healthcare system. Physician wellness will be an area of particular focus for me if I am re-elected as the NB councilor. As a CMPA councilor, l feel I can support CMPA as we strive to remain current and relevant to early-career physicians and residents, while maintaining a high level of respect and trust with our more experienced members. I hope to have your support to continue in this important role.