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Cathy Clelland

Cathy Clelland

Dr. Clelland did her Family Medicine residency at the Misericordia Hospital in Edmonton and started practicing in BC in 1986. She joined the Board of the Society of General Practitioners of BC in 1997, was president in 2002/03 and subsequently was Executive Director from 2004 – 2013. Dr. Clelland currently works as a consultant to the GP Services Committee, provides Practice Management Seminars to residents through the CMA’s PMC program as well as billing sessions to practicing family physicians in BC. She maintains a focused practice in primary obstetrics and is Head of the Department of Family Practice at Royal Columbian Hospital.


Andrea Di Paolo, MD, CCFP

Andrea Di Paolo, MD, CCFP
Family Doctor, Renfrew, Ontario

Andrea earned his doctorate in medicine from Dalhousie University in 2004 and his residency in family medicine from the University of Ottawa in 2006.

Efficiency in primary care and practice management have long been areas of interest for Andrea, and were the topics for his residency research project. He used the knowledge he gained to establish a busy and rewarding rural office practice in Renfrew in late 2006, where he is also a member of his local hospital’s medical staff and the Medical Director of his local nursing home.

He practices comprehensive primary care with a focus on care of the elderly. He is the IT lead for his family health group and the physician consultant for his hospital’s IT committee.


Alain Naud, MD

Alain Naud, MD
Fellow of the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC), full clinical professor at Université Laval, family physician since 1986

Dr. Naud has been practising at the Saint-François d’Assise Hospital family medicine unit at the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Québec (CHUQ) since 1990. In addition to his work as a teaching clinical physician, he has been actively involved in the medico-administrative training of family medicine residents since 1991.

He is a member of several provincial, hospital and university committees and is currently chair of the executive committee of the Association of Councils of Physicians, Dentists and Pharmacists of the CHUQ


Dr Robert Tremblay, MDCM, CFPC

Dr Robert Tremblay, MDCM, CFPC
Family Physician, in practice since 2013

Dr Tremblay graduated from medicine and family medicine residency at McGill University. He has been practicing in the Cree community of Chisasibi in northern Quebec since his graduation in 2013.

Robert has a special interest in vulnerable populations and took a year off of northern practice to work in a community health centre in Guelph, ON, working primarily in the domain of addictions and mental health.

He currently holds a faculty lecturer position with McGill University, and enjoys teaching students and residents at the Chisasibi Hospital. Since 2016 he has been Assistant Chief of Medicine for his hospital, and sits on several committees for the Association of Councils of Physicians, Dentists and Pharmacists for the James Bay region.


Sean A. Virani, MD, MSc, MPH, FRCPC, FCCS

Sean A. Virani, MD, MSc, MPH, FRCPC, FCCS

Dr. Virani is a key opinion leader for heart failure in Canada. He is founding Director of the Heart Failure Program at Vancouver General Hospital, Regional Director of Heart Failure Services for Vancouver Coastal Health/Providence Health Care, Heart Failure Physician Lead and Senior Medical Advisor at Cardiac Services BC, President of the Canadian Heart Failure Society as well as Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of British Columbia.

He completed his internal medicine and cardiology training at UBC before embarking on a sub-specialization in heart failure and cardiac transplantation at Stanford University. He also has a Master’s degree in Public Health from Columbia University with a focus on healthcare management. His professional interests include public policy related to health care delivery with specific reference to healthcare systems redesign and quality in the Canadian context.


Dr. Scott Wilson

Scott Wilson, MD
Neurologist, in practice since 1999

Scott received his training in internal medicine from the University of Alberta and University of Calgary, completing neurology at McGill University at the Montréal Neurological Institute. He is currently involved in teaching and hospital responsibilities at the University of Calgary, in the neurology division in clinical neurosciences, through the Calgary Health Region.

He was an early adopter of the electronic medical record (EMR), using EMRs and working paperless for the past decade. He is currently the president of the neurology section for the Alberta Medical Association, and is one of the AMA representatives overseeing the Physician Office Support Program coordinating the funding and implementation of EMR systems for physicians in his province. He has also been active in peer mentoring for EMR implementation.


Dr. Norman Yee

Norman Yee, MD CCFP FCFP
Practising family medicine since 1992

Norman opened a three-doctor practice in suburban Calgary that eventually grew from three to nine family doctors. He was the group's managing associate and IT leader in a fully electronic records practice environment. He now works as a family practice consultant and IT resource for a semi-private health care centre. Norman is a preceptor and lecturer in the undergraduate and postgraduate medical program at the University of Calgary's Department of Family Medicine.

In addition to being a consultant to the Alberta Medical Association and Alberta Wellnet, Norman is a peer reviewer for the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta.