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Andreas Laupacis, Chair

Dr. Andreas LaupacisDr. Laupacis is a general internist and the Executive Director of the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michael’s Hospital. He is a Professor at the University of Toronto in both the Department of Medicine and the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation. Dr. Laupacis is also a health services researcher. One of his current interests is engaging the public about health care issues (he founded the website He holds a Canada Research Chair in Health Policy and Citizen Engagement. He has served on numerous academic and governmental advisory committees, including the Board of Cancer Care Ontario (2011-present), and the Alberta Health Services Board (2008-2010), where he chaired its Quality and Safety Committee. Dr. Laupacis was awarded the 2011 Health Services Research Advancement Award from the Canadian Health Services Research Foundation and was also named the Justice Emmett Hall Laureate in 2010.

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