Announcing keynote speaker Dr. Robert Strang

The Information Without Borders Conference committee is excited to announce that Dr. Robert Strang, Chief Public Health Officer in Nova Scotia, will be giving a keynote presentation at the 2016 conference.

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Dr. Robert Strang is Chief Public Health Officer in Nova Scotia, appointed in August 2007.  He received his medical degree from University of British Columbia and completed Family Practice and Community Medicine residencies at UBC.

Dr. Strang was an Associate Medical Officer of Health in British Columbia from 1997-1999 and in 1999, he moved to Halifax to become Medical Officer of Health for Capital District Health Authority. He was Acting provincial Deputy Chief Medical Officer of Health prior to his CPHO appointment.

As CPHO, he has provided leadership around the renewal of the public health system in Nova Scotia as well as raising awareness around the importance of creating policies and environments that support better health for Nova Scotian families and communities.

He is passionate about public health and has worked with non-government organizations such as Smoke Free Nova Scotia, Heart and Stroke Foundation and Public Health Association of Nova Scotia.

Dr. Strang has an adjunct appointment with Dalhousie University, Department of Community Health and Epidemiology.