Dr. Deborah Dudgeon is the W. Ford Connell Professor of Palliative Care Medicine and Professor of Medicine and Oncology at Queen’s University. Since September 2013 she has been the Senior Scientific Leader for the Person-centered Perspective for the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer. Dr Dudgeon was the first Head of the Palliative Care Program at Cancer Care Ontario (from 2004-2010). During her tenure at CCO she helped develop and implement the Provincial Palliative Care Integration Project. Dr. Dudgeon is the Chair of the Palliative Medicine Subspecialty Committee for the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. She has served as the co-chair of the Advisory Committee on Palliative Medicine for the Conjoint Training Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the College of Family Physicians of Canada. She is a Past President of the Canadian Society of Palliative Care Physicians. Dr. Dudgeon served as the co-chair of the Symptom Control Committee of the National Cancer Institute of Canada Clinical Trials Group and a member of the Advisory Committee on Research for the National Cancer Institute of Canada.